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From when our babies are born we spend their whole lives shaping, teaching and helping them. It is not just up to the school to look after the kids and teach them but also the parents. Parents have a responsibility to help their children become self-sufficient, be able to cook themselves meals, clean their home and look after their bodies and their minds. You will do this in all different ways when they are little. A lot of learning is play-based and as they get older the learning can be more direct and structured. It will also help them prepare and succeed in their school life and then their work life when they have finished school. Here are some things to make sure you teach them.

How to ride a bicycle 

Whether your child is two or twelve, it’s a good idea to train them to ride a bike. If they master it, riding opens up a world of possibilities, from getting to school to taking lengthy family bike rides. Consider how to ride a balancing bike without pedals. They’re a great way to get a kid started cycling because they’re light, easy to move, and will help them learn how to balance before putting them on a bigger, heavier cycle with pedals. Allow children to develop their innate sense of balance; supporting them from the shoulders will strain your back and not aid in their balancing.

Making A Basic Meal 

Invite your youngster to assist in meal preparation, and try your best to maintain composure as flour spills and eggshells fly. Cooking offers so many benefits to children even at a young age and it is normally something they enjoy doing. They can practice hand, eye coordination by Utilising a wooden or plastic knife to practise cutting a banana. Your youngster should be able to use the stove under supervision by the age of 10 if you steadily build upon their developing culinary skills. If they cook meals or help in some way, they are more inclined and happy to eat so if you have a fussy child it could be a great way to get them to eat more vegetables.

Read To Your Child and encourage them 

From a very, very young age reading to your child can help them progress and learn. Amazing advantages include comfort and assurance, security and confidence, relaxation, joy and amusement. When you read a story to a youngster, give them your whole attention and let them know they are important. It enhances their sense of self-worth, vocabulary, creativity, and even sleep hygiene. Reading aloud to young children regularly, beginning in infancy, can aid in the development of language, communication, social, and literacy abilities. This is so that important language, literacy, and social skills can be developed in youngsters because reading to them from the time they are very young stimulates the area of the brain that allows them to grasp what is being said. Children can expand their vocabulary and enhance the listening skills that they learn from hearing someone read to them, both of which are essential for their academic success.

Pretend And Imagination Play

For your toddler, using their imagination offers up a world of play and excitement. The ability to replicate and imitate what they see in the real world, in books, or on television usually comes effortlessly to children. To replicate the things they see every day, kids will utilise both their imagination and reality to accomplish things like hosting a tea party for their dolls and teddies, cooking in a pretend kitchen using actual pots and pans, and talking on a pretend phone. There are many simple ways by just letting them help you with the house, such as playing doctor with a doctor or nurse’s kit, going shopping with a shopping basket and fake food, and so many others. They will mimic your actions.

First-aid techniques and the value of good health 

You can’t anticipate being there every time your child suffers a wound, a bite, or a rash! So how about giving them the tools they need to be self-sufficient up until the time they are an adult? It will help them become more independent and be able to cope without you. Essentially, this is something that should be covered in school, but I highly recommend reinforcing it at home by teaching your child the necessary first-aid techniques. You can accomplish this by displaying a first aid kit to them along with its contents. After all, kids make fantastic learners! You can also help your children learn about their bodies and how to look after them. It isn’t about dictating things to them but showing them healthy foods, talking about what they can do for our bodies and how it helps them grow. You can also talk about basic things like cleaning themselves, keeping on top of hygiene by brushing their teeth and any other ways to care for themselves. These will be habits they will carry with them for their whole lives. 

Utilise technology to keep your child interested

To keep kids motivated to learn to read, the process should be entertaining. When learning first begins, a youngster may be enthusiastic and eager, but once they meet a wall, they may become discouraged and give up easily. It might be difficult for parents to take up where they left off and figure out how to fill in any gaps that could be frustrating. Kids love technology, it is a normal part of their childhood and something many people didn’t get until they were older. It is freely available now and kids use technology at school as part of their normal learning. You can get so many apps on a tablet which are educational and can help them read, write and they work in a fun, engaging and easier way. The child can be learning and playing all at the same time. 

Do work and homework with them

Children don’t always want to do homework and if they are left to their own devices it can be ignored and pile up while the child is then behind everyone else in their class and they are struggling. When they have homework to do with them and make it a part of their routine, it could be that 20 minutes after dinner you go over homework, help them and then they can relax for the rest of the evening before bed. You can also get workbooks and things like 2nd-grade worksheets so you can help them keep on top or even get ahead. If you make it fun you can then have a child that is a joy to work with and enjoy school and school work. 

If your child is struggling with a proper mainstream school then there are other options out there. For instance, you might want to look into a virtual school that will help them every step of the way. From the age of 11 your child can attend pa online high schools, they have some of the highest SAT scores in the state, so you know your children will go on to do great things. 

Teach them to use their Initiative 

Employers lament the need for detailed instructions for young graduates to execute even the slightest activity. Many of these grads came from homes where their parents controlled their schedule and supervised every activity. Parental involvement is undoubtedly advantageous in several ways. However, allowing young children to experience some independence and learn how to accomplish a few tasks on their own fosters emotions of self-worth that manifest as a can-do attitude. It can also help them learn about doing things for themself not only at home but also in their career plans. It is a great idea to teach children all about different ways to earn money and not just to work towards becoming an employee. They could be a partner in a business, a sole trader, or a director of a company. The possibilities are endless but normal learning is all about going into the system, getting a job and working towards retirement. 

Solving Issues and Learning to Adapt 

Even adults occasionally struggle with problem-solving and adaptation skills. In a world that is constantly changing, raising adaptable children can be crucial. Work on your problem-solving and challenge-handling skills in realistic settings. Children may become frustrated at first, so help them learn how to control their feelings by guiding them step-by-step through a task. Have patience and maintain a positive attitude to teach children how to persevere in trying circumstances. Implementing appropriate behaviour is one of the best methods to work on building resilience and adaptability. Understand that your children are watching you at all times when things don’t turn out the way you planned.

Tips on being a professional 

Even though your child may only recently have begun college, it is vital to start preparing them for the workplace immediately. Today’s workplaces and educational environments require proper email etiquette. Your youngster may be accustomed to texting and Facebook chats, but they must understand that most professors will expect a certain level of formality in emails. A simple but important lesson you may impart to your children is the value of responding to emails within 24 hours, saying “Dear” instead of “Hello,” and waiting for your professor to sign off with their first name before using it yourself. They will be well prepared for the working world, which is vital.

Aggie Aviso