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Working with children’s fears

Children’s fears are observed every child of preschool age, which is fine, because the absence of fear would threaten the very life of the child: fear, like pain, warns of danger.

Developing and extending the life experience, the child is constantly faced with new phenomena and situations that at first alarming and frightening. Of course, fears of this kind are eventually overcome. “I’m scared, but I’m not afraid,” say the preschoolers.

But if the child feels fear, then, of course, this can disrupt the normal rhythm of life of the child, limits of cognition of reality, reduce and even paralyze the natural curiosity of children of preschool age. But the fears in children occur most often when a frightening, unknown, unknown happens to the child without support from the adult, i.e., coincides with a feeling of helplessness and insecurity. Hardly the child is feeling under the protection of the mother, formed a pathological fear of dogs in response to the warning that the dog might bite. But the same words spoken with irritation mother during the conflict with the child or said a stranger in the absence of loved ones (and in that and in other case, the child feels alone and vulnerable), can initiate a neurotic fears.

Often children’s fears are raised by the parents. Continue reading

How to teach your child the alphabet

Modern parents sometimes go to extremes in matters of development and learning. Some do with a toddler literally from the cradle, others believe that it should leave the child alone and not to deprive him of a happy and carefree childhood. But if you start thinking not only about how to teach your child the alphabet, but also about whether to do it, the answer is definitely: need. Because the letters are all around us. And if you will gently introduce them to your son or daughter from an early age, the child will know that this is such a letter is as easy as to know that it’s a dog, a cat, and it dove.

In addition, some children are interested in letters, and the parents have nothing to do, how to teach your child the alphabet in 2-3 years. Remember the main rule: unobtrusiveness.

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Why teaching your child the alphabet ↑

Of course, the toddler 4-5 years will learn all the letters much faster than two or three-year-old kid, who quickly loses interest in studies and quickly forgets. This leads parents to think about the inappropriateness of such work. But at the early learning letters will quite naturally Continue reading

Tips for parents on talking to their child.

In recent decades, psychologists have made a number of remarkable discoveries.

One of them is about the importance of communication style with the child to develop his or her personality.

Bad food poisons the body; improper communication is poisoning the child’s mind. The style of parental interaction involuntarily recorded (imprinted) in the child’s mind.

The parents of difficult children themselves suffered from conflicts with their own parents. Most parents raise their children the way they themselves were raised in childhood.

To change the style of communication with the child, the parent should:

1. Of course to adopt a child is to love him not for what he’s handsome, smart, calm and so on, and just like that, just for what he is! You must tell the child that he is dear to you. Four hours of communication per day is absolutely necessary for everyone to survive, and for good health at least eight (Virginia Satir)

2. Do not interfere in the case, which makes the child unless he asks for help. His laissez-faire you will tell him: “you all right, you’re going to fail.”

3. If a child is difficult, and he is ready to ask for your help, definitely help him. Continue reading

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