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Parenting Hacks

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PARENTING HACKS

We are interested in your opinion😊

Shouting, quarrels, insults, punishments.
👆🏻All this often accompanies families in which children do not want to help around the house — parents are outraged: why does their child not seek to share simple chores?

Each child has their own reasons to abandon household chores.
▫ ️And today we will talk about how to motivate him, so that both you and he would be not only useful, but also pleasant to help each other.

The best solution is to encourage the participation of children in the home since childhood.
🔻Usually, young children ask their parents to help them, but the adults say, "Don't touch it, you're still small." Sooner or later, the desire to help disappears by itself.

What if this moment is missed, and the child refuses to clean his room, to perform all possible tasks around the house?

1️⃣Ask them to choose their responsibilities
🔻Hard: "You have to vacuum every day" can have the opposite effect.
✔App but: "Why don't you choose for yourself: can you take out the garbage, dusting, watering flowers, washing dishes, etc., Which do you choose?» gives the child the opportunity to focus on what causes the least resistance.

2️⃣Give him the responsibility for the assignment
That is, from now on, he will plan and be responsible for the regular execution of the selected work. Parents don't have to constantly remind them, "Do you remember what you have to do?" Now this is the child's area of responsibility.

3️⃣Praise the child if he does everything right and on time
But even if he sometimes forgets and does something late, still praise him, encourage him if he corrects. The child will be pleased that you appreciate his help and efforts.

This scheme is much more efficient quarrels and abuse, because the child feels its importance.
He doesn't "have to "or"have to". He is responsible. Just like an adult!

Tell us if you are at home your children?
❓They do it with pleasure, or the inevitable fights?

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INFANTS

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PARENTING HACKS

My toddler refuses to put on shoes?

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BEHAVIOR & DEVELOPMENT

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PARENTING HACKS

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TOUGH TOPICS

somebody message need advice on my son

hes 14

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LEARNING & EDUCATION

Playground replacements?

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BEHAVIOR & DEVELOPMENT

My two kids keep fighting and I'm over it!

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BEHAVIOR & DEVELOPMENT

Imaginary play and friends – help!

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CHILDCARE

Best advice for baby proofing your house?

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