Encourage Your Child For Fair Play

“Victory isn’t defined by wins or losses. It is defined by effort. If you can truthfully say, ‘I did the best I  could, I gave everything I had,’ then you’re a winner.”
Wolfgang Schadler

Whatever a child learns in his childhood, it leaves a permanent impression on his memory. The first lessons begin at home, from parents, by observing and following people who are in the immediate environment. Hence, parents need to be doubly careful when raising children on what kind of a home environment they are providing their children.

Every child has a natural inclination towards playing. Playing is the best way of learning and children can happily do this for hours. Playing is not only beneficial for the growth of children but it also provides an opportunity for the parents and teachers to induce positive child behavior.

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Playing is not only beneficial for the growth of children but it also provides an opportunity for the parents and teachers to induce positive child behavior.

As the child grows up, she learns to compete while participating in games. This is the most opportune time for parents to step in and motivate their children towards developing a sense of fair play.

Fair play is as important as the rules and skills in a game. It instills a sense of healthy competition in children that teaches them to accept failures gracefully, appreciate the winner open-heartedly, and not opt for any unfair means just for the sake of victory.

Here are some of the parenting tips to motivate children towards fair play:

Inspire But Don’t Push

Inspire your children to win but do not make it a mandate. Do not let your children realize that you are disappointed with their failure. Help them understand that willpower and the courage to participate is as important as a win.

Teach Them To Accept Failure Gracefully

Not everybody who participates can be a winner. A win is an outcome of so many different factors. If somebody loses today, it does not mean he can never win. Inspire your child to accept failures gracefully. Help your children develop the spirit to learn from previous mistakes and use these lessons to breakthrough to success in the future.

Never Try Unfair Means For His Win

Sometimes to make children win anyhow, parents resort to unfair means. This is critically harmful for your child’s development and growth. If the child gets into the habit of using unfair means, he will never grow as a fighter and survivor. He will learn to adopt unethical shortcuts as a road to success and will not realize or understand the value of hard work, discipline, and practice.

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Help your children learn about the importance of team spirit


 The Importance Of Team Work And Cooperation

Help your children learn about the importance of team spirit.

Inspirational videos that talk about goals, success, team spirit and motivation are a great tool for instilling the wisdom of achieving success through effort, dedication, self belief and fair means.

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Raising Children to Make Good Friends

Has your child been cringing away from being social lately? Has he stopped talking about his friends or bringing them home? Has he been keeping to his room when you have guests over?

Don’t make the mistake of ignoring this as shyness or inhibition. This sort of child behavior can be a wake-up alarm for you.

If your child is facing difficulty in interacting with people or making new friends, it might lead to your child becoming a loner.

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Making friends plays a vital role in shaping social and emotional behavior of your children.

Making friends plays a vital role in shaping social and emotional behavior of your children. If your child is introvert and hesitates in building and developing friendships at school and play, it is a time for you to help and motivate your child to make friends.

Though kindergarten and grade-school facilitate socialization among children, primary education always begins at home. Take note of some useful parenting advice on how you can help your child in making friends:

Encourage your children to share their experiences

Strike a friendly discussion with your children while you drive him home from school. It is good practice to start with your experiences through the day rather than asking him about his day. It will encourage your child to join the conversation with his share of experiences.

Help her take up a sport or her favorite activity

Offer a multitude of opportunities for your child to interact and socialize with other children. Participating in team sports and activities such as pottery, art, drama or dance class provides ample opportunities to make friends with children of same interests and preferences.

Keep an eye on him while he interacts with other kids

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Offer a multitude of opportunities for your child to interact and socialize with other children.

It is very important for you to watch your children when they start developing friendships. Make sure he is interacting with the good, well brought up children and learning positive discipline.

Also notice any signs of aggressiveness, bullying or depression and try to nip it in the bud. It is your responsibility to help your child make good friends and avoid bad company.

Make him aware of potential fears and concerns

Prepare your child to deal with any potential fears or concerns during the course of making new friends at school or play. Tell him not to trust strangers.

Tell him to stay away from peers who do drugs or indulge in unfair practices.You can also advice him not to accept anything from the people who look suspicious.

Watching motivational videos and reading books

Help him develop the habit of watching motivational videos and reading books. Suggest him books with colorful images and social message. Read him friendship tales that talk about the importance of having good friends.

4 Effective Practices to Help Your Child Concentrate

Does your child find it difficult to concentrate while doing his home work? Does your child show  expressions of sleepiness when he is asked to concentrate on studying?

Your child may be suffering from poor concentration.

As children begin to develop curiosity about the world around them, they try to find the cause and effect of the happenings that take place in their surroundings. They have so many new things to explore that it becomes difficult for them to concentrate on a repeated affair for a longer time.

As children tend to be distracted with every new piece of excitement and wonder that comes their way, its your responsibility to help them concentrate on tasks that shape positive behavior in them.

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Help your children in setting a daily routine and adhering to it.

Here’s some important parenting advice to help your child concentrates:

Set a routine

The habits developed in childhood stay forever. Help your children in setting a daily routine and adhering to it. Take care of factors like age and comfort of the child while setting routines so that he does not feel overburdened.

Make sure he follows a regular routine starting with waking up, having breakfast, going to school as well as play time, study time and dinner. Once he learns to stick to a routine, it will be easier for him to concentrate.

Provide favorable atmosphere

The home atmosphere plays a significant role in helping children concentrate in the tasks they are assigned with. For example, your child should not be exposed to any type of external sounds – TV, mobile phones or music – when she studies or does her homework. Don’t disturb her or call her while she completes her assignments.

It is a good practice to allocate reasonable time for a particular task and make sure your child adheres to it. It will instill wisdom in children and prevent their mind from being distracted towards other unproductive activities.

Encourage him for physical activity

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A sound mind lives in a sound body

“A sound mind lives in a sound body”

Concentration is a state of healthy mind and body. Encourage your child to involve in physical exercise and other outdoor sports such as swimming, rugby, baseball, etc. It will help him stay active, healthy and mentally fit.

Provide proper nutrition

Children require complete nutrition for their healthy growth and development. Give them a diet rich in proteins, vitamins, minerals and iron and other vital nutrients required for their normal growth. Make sure your child’s diet does not contain excess sugar or sugar substitutes as it may cause “hyper” behavior and mood swings.