What do family meals mean to the family?
They help build relationships. When you eat together you see one another over a comforting plate of food and bond with one another day after day. You talk, laugh or even argue, get to know one another and observe how the other behaves, building a relationship as you go.
Inculcate better manners and politeness. When you eat together, you learn how to behave at the table. You listen politely, eat properly, answer questions and learn by observation.
All work and no play makes a child dull...
Work-life balance is something that all of us try and achieve. Most of us do balance work, time with family, friends, alone time etc. to be successful. For a child, study/ play balance is like work-life balance. If they do not get time to play, they cannot grow to their full potential. However, studying and learning through some formal means is also essential. Balancing both so that you do not lag behind at school and get overwhelmed eventually is important.A new school year can be fun and exciting as it's a chance to explore something that the child has not done before; be it new subjects, friends, teachers, or more. Make it better for your child by ensuring they have a great play-work balance and watch them thrive. Happy new school year!
Every one rebels, and it is also necessary to some extent. Without rebels, we would not push our limits and advance our abilities as individuals or as a community. It is also essential to channel that rebellion into the right things and in the right way as it can cause immense harm if left unchecked. Anger tends to build up, and it is for parents to help children with their anger management issues and tantrums.
Want your kids to be successful, independent, well-adjusted adults? Get them to share household chores from a young age, as early as 3 or 4! Here are some tips and suggestions from us.
As parents, I’m sure we’ve all experienced struggles at mealtime. I know that I have! The latest one is that my daughter doesn’t want to be in her high chair, so instead, she’s squirming all over in a big chair.
That said, I’ve been trained as a holistic health coach and when my first daughter started eating solids, I read up a lot on feeding babies and toddlers. One of my goals was for my kids to be great eaters with a nutrient-dense diet and lots of veggies and healthy fats (a mom can dream, right?!). Another goal was to not “force feed” my kids, which was an element from my childhood that I was hoping to avoid. And finally, to help my kids understand their hunger cues and be able to recognize where their tummy is full.