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In order to learn, your child needs to play. It has been scientifically proven that advancements in academic skills is directly related to the amount of creative play a child is allowed to do. Your child’s memory, language skills, social skills, mechanical skills and problem solving skills are all dependent on how much time your child spends playing “pretend”.


The sad thing is that today’s parents put more focus on academic skills which has directly the opposite effect in creating intelligent children. By allowing your child to play make-believe, you are encouraging your child to develop the skills necessary to grow your child’s brain power. You may not think that having your little one create a superman costume from a towel for a cape and a superman t-shirt is a learning experience, but the thought process that happens as he plans his play is the same process he will later need to plan a school science project.


Helene Goldnadel believes that giving your toddler a ride on toy can spark their imagination to include all different scenarios and situations as well as develop motor skills. She can now drive to work, go on vacations and explore the world all within her imagination. Do not underestimate the knowledge she is gaining through creative play.


When you add in a sibling or play partner, the knowledge increases. Playing “pretend” with more than one player helps your child learn effective communication skills. He will have to explain why this playhouse is now a fire station and the ride on toy is a fire engine and how they will work together to put out a fire; and then why the playhouse is now a school and he is the teacher and his friend and toys are the students.


Playing pretend helps your children become effective negotiators, communicators and creative thinkers. Their memory develops through all of the planning and sequencing they do in their minds that directly relate to how they plan their activities.


A playhouse and a box of “dress-up” clothes can be the best educational toy you can ever give your child. Forget the electronic gadgets and “genius” toys. If you want to invest in your child’s academic future, give them a playhouse and play kitchen. Your child will be head and shoulders ahead of the rest of the children who’s parents are focusing on creating a genius.


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Ever have moments when every word that came out of your mouth sounded as if you had claimed citizenship on the planet Mongo?


Verbal bloopers like calling someone by the wrong name, or taking ten minutes to say what could be said in half the time, are fairly common occurrences, though embarrassing. Usually, most people write it off to tiredness, or stress. But imagine if you’re a child with weak language development: what would it be like to have a whole day filled with these kinds of verbal bloopers – and more?


The unfortunate truth is that your concept of how intelligent, personable, or successful a person is, is based largely on how articulate they are. While we are willing to make some exceptions for the strong silent type, there is still an underlying prejudice that a person whose speech is not their strong suit isn’t quite “smart” or “with it” enough.


Children especially suffer from this perception. All day long they are forced to perform, whether it’s for teachers, classmates, or parents. They often don’t know when they’ll be tested – as when a teacher calls on them suddenly in class, or they have a limited time to gather their thoughts and come up with a reasonably articulate answer.


Further complicating things is that a child may understand you perfectly (receptive language), and may even know the answer – but getting the answer out may be equivalent to getting out of the Mirkwood Forest unharmed.


Here is a list of symptoms Helene Goldnadel has observed that point to the possibility of your child having a language output problem, also called an expressive language weakness:


1) Hesitation or labored speech. This is the most obvious of symptoms. Children speak using a lot of filler words (“Umm, well,”), and speaking is clearly hard work for them.


2) Take a long time to say very little. If you’ve ever heard someone take too long to get to the point of things, then you have an idea what this looks like. If your child has this problem, you may find yourself hurrying them along, or prompting them, in order to get to the main point.


3) No connecting words. When you speak, you use words like “and” or “then” or “next” in order to connect two different ideas. Children who have weak language output often leave these words out, making it hard to understand how their ideas fit together.


4) Using too many common words. Some children prefer to use very common words when they speak, even though you know they can understand words that are more complex. That’s because the words that are frequently used are easier to pull out of their mental word bank.


5) Difficulty clarifying or revising what they’ve said. This is a child who when asked to explain what they meant, seem to shut down. They understood what they said previously, but they find it hard to condense what was said, or say it in other words.


6) Have a hard time taking another person’s point of view. The child who has social difficulties often suffers from this. They may run up to a friend and start tickling them; it doesn’t occur to them that their friend might view this as an attack on their person. Or, they might say, “We’re going to Kim’s house today after school,” without taking into account that the listener may have no clue who Kim is.


7) Excessive grammatical errors. While some amount of grammatical mistakes might be expected due to a child’s age or environment, children with weak language development will make more mistakes than other children who are the same age and cultural background.


8) Overly simplistic speech. Children who display this symptom often sound as if they are writing a message for the telegraph company: they use far less words than would be expected, even if more are needed in order to understand what they’re saying.


9) “Dumbing down” their thoughts. If you’ve ever read an essay or report from a child that seemed far too simplistic for the child you know, then you’ve seen this action. This may be a child who has a wealth of complex thoughts and theories running through her head, but unfortunately is unable to bring out this treasure trove of ideas.


10) Their everyday speech is better than the more difficult language of schoolwork. It can be tempting to assume a child who is articulate with his peers and family doesn’t suffer from weak language development. However, the speech that we use everyday between friends and family is not the same as what we read in textbooks, newspapers, or other sources.


If you are unsure whether or not your child has any of these symptoms, choose a specific period of the day to observe them. For example, you could listen and observe your child for 2 or 3 days during carpool, or during dinner. Try to have at least 3 instances to choose from, just to ensure that the one day you choose to observe your child was the day they were out of sorts.


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When thinking about what we want for our children, we often say things like, “I want my kids to be confident when they grow up so that they can take on any challenge, and does it well”. But then, rather than truly giving thought to what goes into raising a confident child, we “throw darts” at the concept of it, sometimes nearing the goal, and sometimes not.


There are several factors that work together to create a confident child who can grow into a confident adult, but the biggest one of them is the idea of security. Ultimately, our confidence comes from removing fear, and thus being secure. Think about an important meeting or business proposal that you might have. If you knew that there was no way it would fail, would you be more confident? Probably so. Your fear would be removed. If you had a presentation to give, would you be more confident if you were giving it to a room full of friends rather than co-workers? Absolutely. You would know that your friends would not cease being your friends. You are secure in those relationships.


Also read: Way by Helene Goldnadel to Develop Your Child’s Genius


Behind that same truth is the most powerful tool you can use for confidence building in your children. Building security in your home will be the bulls-eye that you need every time. This has to be done in several areas, though, and done consistently. Confidence can come in the form of intellectual or academic skills; it can also be in the form of relationships with others, and in physical skill and prowess as well. As parents, if we want to raise confident children, we need to consistently build security into our children’s lives in these areas.


To remove the fear in these areas, thus helping them to be secure, our kids must first know that they are safe at home. They need to know that they are valued, appreciated, and will always be accepted at home. Allow your children to contribute to the operation of the household – not just in doing chores, but in helping with some of the decisions that go into family activities or plans. Allow them to know that they have something to bring to the table. How you do this will vary by age and maturity, but look for ways to include your children in discussions and decision-making. Also, as friends who support you would do for you, spend time with your kids “just hanging out,” not because there is a project or a task, but just because you enjoy their company. Allow them to disagree with you on opinions, but encourage them to share their reasoning, too.


Security begins in the environment you create in the home. This is where confident children come from. They know that they are free to try new things, to take a few growth risks, learn new skills, etc. because they are fully supported in the home and family. Confidence in the external areas, intellectual, physical, and relational will be the natural outpouring of feeling safe and secure at home.


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When children have personalities that are drastically different from their parents or siblings, it frequently causes a bit of frustration for everyone else, particularly the parents. If you find yourself becoming frustrated because you do not understand the temperament of your child, there are some steps you can take that will help your household to run smoother and experience more calm.


Temperament refers to the ability of a child to adapt as well as his emotional mindset. The way that your child responds to different activities and the way that he behaves in general are all good indicators of his temperament. It is important for parents to realize that this is something that all children are born with, and it is not simply a mode of behavior that can be altered to suit the lifestyle preferences of parents.


How Temperament Forms?


All children are born with a particular type of temperament. In fact, you can probably learn a lot about the temperament of your child before he is even born simply by paying close attention to his movements and activities in the womb.


When children are severely disciplined or bullied by their parents, modifications to the temperament can occur, but these actions also tend to leave emotional scarring and psychological problems that generally affect children well into adulthood. The healthy way to approach handling the temperament of your child is not by forcing him to change; it is to learn how to deal with his temperament and find constructive ways to channel his energy so that it is not disruptive to everyone else in the family.


Characteristics of Temperament


There are basically following different characteristics that are representative of the temperament of a child:


  • Distractibility
  • Adaptability
  • Mood – this refers to whether your child is positive or negative about most things
  • Sensory threshold – this is the amount of stimulation that is required in order for a child to respond
  • Attention span
  • Activity level
  • Intensity – this is the energy level a child uses when approaching various activities
  • Approach and withdrawal – this refers to the way a child initially responds to any type of new stimulus such as routines, other people, foods, or other types of changes


As a general rule, children can be classified into three fairly broad categories as far as temperament is concerned: easy, shy, or difficult. Easy children are usually positive about most everything, and they are very adaptable to new situations and experiences. Shy children are usually positive about most things, but they are slower to warm up to new people or events in their lives. Difficult children typically have a negative outlook and are very hard to please in most circumstances.


Particularly where difficult children are concerned, it is important to rule out the possibility of other problems that may be causing a child to act out. Certain types of illnesses, as well as emotional or psychological problems, can contribute to the development of difficult personality traits. If you have a child who exhibits some of the characteristics of a difficult child, you should have him examined by his doctor, as well as a psychologist, just so you can be sure of receiving an accurate diagnosis.


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Play serves as important function in a child’s education and development. Play begins at birth and helps children learn about their world, express their feelings and ideas, and develop social relationships with the people they encounter throughout their life. There are two possibly three, says Helene Goldnadel that children go through as they learn through play.


The first is the sensorimotor or exploratory stage of infancy and is usually the first two years of life. In this stage, infants learn by experimenting with the reactions of their actions. In the beginning of this stage the infant will use the same action for all objects and objectives. As infants explore, they discover that certain actions give them the results that they desire and others do not. This is sometimes referred to as “practice play”. In this stage there is no real difference between exploration and play because infants use exploration to acquire information and play to influence the environment, both of which are important learning factors.


The second stage is a level of symbolic play or the stage of dramatic or pretend play that is characteristic of preschoolers and kindergarteners. Play becomes more intellectual at this stage because children start to represent their world through pretend play or role playing. Preschool and kindergarten children spend less time exploring than infants and toddlers. Gradually practice play is replaced by constructive play, in which children engage in self-regulating creation or construction of a product or problem solution. This stage of play provides children with a unique way to problem solve and challenge themselves. This stage is the peak of pretend play. Children with replica objects (miniature dolls, action figures, cars, etc.), with realistic or non-realistic normal-sized objects or without objects. Children at this stage are better at using imaginary objects than they were in the previous stage. They can also use objects to represent other objects, for example, using a stick as a sword or a block as cookie. Children at this stage are also able to perform mature role-play, which requires the ability to set up the context for play. They use what they have experienced in their own life – how adults talk to babies, talk on the phone, etc. Other children are invited to play, roles are assigned, and context is established (but may change as play progresses). Verbal role taking is possible in two registers if dolls are involved- one for the mother and one for the baby. The most typical social interaction at preschool-age level is pretend play. Pretending seems to assist unfamiliar peers by providing a means by which children can find common ground for interaction.


Some say there is also a third stage in which playing involves games that have rules. Some may argue play and games are two different things- that play developmentally leads to games. Games have obstacles and rules imposed by the game itself, whereas play essentially has no rules or obstacles unless they are imposed by the child and hence changeable by the child also. However, for my purpose we will just say that the next stage of development is one that involves more set rules, but can have just as much learning possibilities. This provides a way for children to problem solve within a set of rules, which is a skill they will need later in life. Although, pretend play is less evident, this is not to say that it has completely disappeared from these older children’s play, but it is much more involved and complicated. There is almost always a specific goal and verbal communication is much more important.


This is just a guide to help you understand the stages and progression of a child’s learning through play. Every child is different. Whatever stage a child may be in, the important thing to know is that play is important in every child’s development and should be nourished and not dismissed as something children do in their free time. Play has the biggest influence on the development (physically, mentally, and emotionally) of children of all ages.


Also read: The Value of Playing in a Child’s Development

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Superman, Batman, Cat women… These are only imaginary characters. The real heroes are the people there for you day in and day out.


Unfortunately, the most popular kids on campus are admired and respected. And if you dare to over-step your boundaries you risk being foolish and un-cool. Just because someone is bigger or their parents richer, doesn’t mean they deserve respect. Kids that are stronger and bigger are usually bullies.


What our children respect and admire are the superheroes; they are larger than life and have super-powers. The parents that work every day at jobs they don’t enjoy are not respected, or so it would seem. When a parent has obstacles or disappointments they don’t give up, they can only keep rolling with the punches. Children usually don’t respect and admire these traits, until they are grown and have kids of their own. Then, they realize how difficult being a good parent and role model is.


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Trust is an important part of love. When toddler’s lie you may think it’s cute, but the older they get the bigger the lies. Teach them trust is hard to rebuild once broken. Don’t promise a child anything unless you’re certain you can follow through. Keep your promises, if you don’t you’ll be considered a liar and unreliable. Be a good role model and trustworthy.


A child will not respect you if you don’t show them respect. Show interest in their education and activities. Compliment them when they complete their homework. Reward them when they make the right choices and reach their goals. The reward doesn’t have to be expensive, a hug or praise will suffice.


Get to know their friends, make sure they have desirable moral standards. Communicate with your child; find out if they’re having difficulties. Don’t belittle any problems they might have. Help them resolve these issues, don’t ignore them!


Don’t make a child feel responsible for your stress or unhappiness. It’s your job to give them the necessities in life. Even if a child was a mistake, this is your responsibility. Don’t make a child feel like a burden.


Love should be unconditional, especially regarding children. Always be generous with your love, the more you give the more you will receive.


Put yourself in their shoes, how would you want to be treated and raised? Be their superhero; reliable, dependable and unstoppable!


It is a parent’s duty to help their child develop a healthy ego. Don’t call them negative names and also forgive them for their transgressions. You must correct misbehavior, but don’t degrade or humiliate them. If you instill a positive self image it will be easier for them to achieve success. In order to raise a happy and successful child you must empower them.


Helene Goldnadel says that as a good parent you may not be a superhero, but you will be in your child’s eyes.

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Parents are totally dedicated to their children especially on the stage where they begin to learn things around them. As a child continue to accomplish the milestones of growing, parents become more inspired to teach them. Every parent wants to have a child who seems to have advance knowledge. Simply, we want children who are smart and happy, to be themselves.


The big question is – how can we raise a smart child? Around the world, most parents use educational toys as an effective tool of learning while having a lot of fun. Since these kinds of toys vary from different styles, colors and shapes of learning, children tend to enjoy playing the toys constantly. Learning starts from playing, so parents should be pickier in choosing the right toys for their child.


You want a smart child? Here are the bright ways by Helene Goldnadel to raise one:


1) Explain the value of learning in a more simple and smooth way. Your explanation should not be too complex; simply, it needs to be what they call “cool”. Emphasize the reasons why they should learn, what they can get from learning and what are the good causes.


2) Provide nutritious food to your child. Instead of feeding them with unhealthy snacks like junk food; cook a healthy meal they would love. Pick vegetables and fruits rich in vitamins that would boost their memory and sharp minds. Children need to be smart in mind and body.


3) Choose the right toys for them; toys that are best and advisable when it comes to learning. For instance, pick educational toys that would help emphasize education in many ways. Pop-up books, building blocks, washable books and large puzzle mat are some of the toys that would fill knowledge in their young minds.


4) Encourage your child to engage in recreational activities like outings. Parents should not be too serious in raising a smart child. They should be patient, playful and understanding. Let your child play with other kids, let them enjoy their childhood. They could also learn a lot outside. Just let them have fun.


5) Give them vitamins prescribed by physician. Ask your physician about it. Not only vitamins help in providing energy, it would also help in feeding their minds.


6) Encourage your child every now and then, for every accomplishment made. Though be sure not to drown them with praises or else they would be too dependent on them. Let them feel that their hard works are appreciative.


7) Be a creative parent by creating games for your children. Our mom used to make name tags and post it all over the items in the house. That’s how we learned to spell the words correctly, mom doesn’t care whether the hours look to clutter because of the learning materials – mom wants us to learn, and we did!


Learning starts at home; parents are the child’s first teachers. As parents we are responsible for our child developments, so we should provide them the best educational toys we can find. In this way, they could play while they learn or they could learn while they play. Raising a smart child is not that easy, but it could be fun when you know how to apply creativity in your own smart ways.

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As we progress through life at some point we may choose to settle down and raise a family, this of course has its own challenges and a very steep learning curve.


One area we must be knowledgeable in is diet to ensure our kids eat the correct foods to promote health and development.


This is very significant in the child’s early years and should be monitored from birth, as the child develops if their diet lacks a nutritional content as well as vitamins this could have effects on potential growth.


However as with many children trying to get them to eat a healthy diet can present a number of obstacles, most kids will always take the sweet option rather than vegetables or fruit.


Some times as parents we need to resort to sneaky tactics to get our kids to eat well, some of the following points may help.


A very good way to introduce new foods is to have the kids helping you in the kitchen; kids learn and develop by touching, feeling and of course tasting new foods.


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Children are inquisitive by nature and at a younger age enjoy stirring and pouring, whilst the older kids may help with measuring ingredients and preparing meals.


When a child has assisted in the preparation of a meal they are more likely to eat it (an element of pride may be evident).


If we as parents show that the meal is good and finish it up the children are more likely to do the same.


With marketing strategies employed by the major brands recently its easier for the kids to relate to foods by association, for example the kids favorite cartoon character could be on the packaging of a particular food thus encouraging a good diet.


A similar ploy has been carried out on biscuits and crackers, the down side to this is that numerous sweet manufacturers do the same which means as a parent we need to monitor this.


If you have concerns that your methods are not working as good as you want whereby a short fall exists in the nutritional intake then possibly a vitamin supplement could be an option, similarly the market is swamped with brightly colored goods to assist in the kids consumption.


Vitamins and minerals are also available in drink or liquid form, so no matter how picky the child is options are available to ensure a healthy and balanced diet.

If you find the child refuses to eat one or two particular foods you should be able to provide additional options with similar nutritional values.


However if the child refuses everything it may be more of a behavioral issue than not liking the foods.


Health centers are good places to go to pick up information on specific topics relating to kids nutrition.


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