Saturday, November 29, 2008

Few Rules for Parents

There are few basic rules every parent must follow if they want to see thir kids grwoig in an ideal way. Those few rules can be summed up in foloowing points-

Kids must be taught basic values like patience, honesty, patience and self-control etc. these values should be ingrained in their mindset with utmost care and in a steady way. The best way to teach is by presenting your own example. Making them realize the importance of words like self-confidence and self-esteem goes a long way in chalking out their personalities. These are the virtues they will carry for the rest of their lives.

Children must be praised openly. Their inapparopriate behaviour also needs to be reprimanded in an appropriate fashion. Parents should also strive to maintain a happy environment at home. Nothing is better than a happy family.

Always, alwzys belive in your kids and also teah them to belive in themselves.

Parents must also have a look at below written passage in ‘The Prophet’ by Kahlil Gibran.

“Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.
You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward not tarries with yesterday.”

Remembering this passage and the underlying message goes a long way in becoming a good parent.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Kids’ movies

A kid is quite an entertainer in himself. But then, kids also need fun and enjoyment. Movies are hugely popular amongst kids. Kids love to lose themselves in the imaginary world portrayed in films. No wonder, a great number of kids oriented movies are produced and churned out every year. Hollywood has taken the lead in this aspect and produced great kids’ classics which are worth watching both by kids as well as parents. These movies not only act as stress reliever for kids but also give them a wonderful opportunity to spend some time with parents. Parents on their part fulfill their responsibility and going to movies, Amusments Park, museums act as attachment factor between parents and kids. There are number of great kids’ movies I will recommend.

Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace
Aladdin Babe: Pig in the City
Quest for Camelot
Happy Feet
Back to the Future
Family Movies for Valentine's Day -1 & 2
A Bug's Life,
Shrek- 1 & 2
Ice Age
Harry Porter Series
Pans Labyrinth
A Doctor Dolittle
D2: The Mighty Ducks
The Rugrats Movie
The princess Bride
The Goonies,
The Wizard of Oz
The Lion King- 1 & 2
The Little Mermaid
The Parent Trap
The Prince of Egypt,
The Lion, the Witch, & the Wardrobe,
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory,
Bridge to Terabithia

Monday, November 17, 2008

Child Adoption and Few Reasons

Many parents go for adoption with the intention of serving world in their own way and that way is intention of curbing population. These unique groups of parents don’t wish to contribute to already exceeding world population so they rather prefer to go for child adoption. This is indeed a righteous gesture. In this fast paced world, most of the urban couples are short of time because of their work schedules. Quite often, couples going through time constraint, find it rather exhausting to go through the process of conception, birth and maternity leave. So, one ideal way out of this situation is child adoption. It has also been seen that, some of the career oriented women run out of their biological clock and in such cases, only way to enjoy the parenthood is adoption.

Child birth and resulting late night grinds is a tough process, every parent go through. Many couples have only one child and in order to complete their family without taking the trouble of pregnancy and child birth, they go for child adoption. A common occurrence these days is, single person adopting a child without getting married. Many people do not want to get married but they also want to enjoy parenthood so for them adopting a child makes for a complete solution.

Few other reasons include, people suffering from some sort of genetic disease which prohibits them from having their own kids. In those cases, adoption is a much safer and simper solution. Few females prefer adoption because of labor pains and fear of losing their well-maintained figures.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Child Adoption Issue

Adoption is relatively not so common event in India. It would not amount to exaggeration if we say that, it’s still a taboo subject in India. People often associate the term ‘adoption’ with infertility but that’s far from true. Even we look around us; a child is adopted only when a couple is unable to conceive a child. Most of these luckless couples are advised to go for adoption by contacting an orphanage or a social institution. But, like west, here also the view is slowly changing. Western world has witnessed great number of couples adopting a child even while they were having their own babies. Few of the main reasons guiding them are; self-satisfaction, contribution to society or even willingness to provide some company to their kids.

Few parents go for child adoption simply because they love kids. To a more conventional society like ours, that might seem a bit unrealistic but then; sometimes love for kids’ overrides all other emotions. Realizing the fact that, a child is orphan and we can provide them with needed love and stability, parents go for adoption. Similarly, sometimes, parents with own kids of same sex also go for child adoption. Suppose, if a couple already has two baby girls, they naturally feel desire of having a baby boy in order to give a complete look to their family. This is a major reason behind many parents going for child adoption in many parts of the world.
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Monday, November 3, 2008

Benefits of Arts for Kids

Art is also a great form of stress buster. It relaxes kids and kind of fun for them after completing their homework. In fact, these days most schools compulsorily include arts as an extra curricular activity. A child’s artistic abilities and his drawings help in other things as well. Psychologists support drawings of child because it helps them in drawing inferences from the child's art and psychoanalyze them. Another benefit of drawing and painting is, it’s a kind of let out for the kids.

Indulgence in art is extremely useful in developing child's creativity, imagination, cognitive skills, problem-solving abilities, fine motor skills, and many other qualities. A study by Americans for the Arts show, children who regularly participate in a comprehensive art programme are four times more likely to be elected to class office. They are also four times more likely to win an award for writing and four times more likely to be in a math or science fair.

A kid’s involvement in sculpting develops his skills in regard to three dimensional problems. It also helps in building self esteem as children feel proud of their achievements in the works of art created by them. Other benefits are improved problem solving skills and heightened sensory awareness as well as their manual deftness.

Parents on their part must encourage their kids and appreciate their achievements. They should also provide children with art books specifically designed for kids. Kids with artistic inclinations should also be enrolled in art activities like summer classes and various art courses.