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Cum îmi învăț copilul să aprecieze ceea ce are?

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Cred cu tărie că sunt mulți părinți care au observat la un moment dat cum copilul lor nu apreciază ceea ce au. Cu căt le cumpără și oferă mai multe cu atât disprețuiesc ceea ce au.

Primul pas este chiar acesta, de a conștientiza atitudinea copilului tău și a recunoaște că nu este corectă.

De obicei găsim atitudini nemulțumitoare in familiile cu o stare financiară peste medie, părinții care oferă totul pe tavă copiilor lor fără a-i învăța arta aprecierii.

Cum putem schimba situatia?

  1. Tu ești modelul copilului. Folosește cât mai des ”MULȚUMESC, TE ROG”.
  2. Comunicarea ( în funcție de vârstă) ieri ai cumpărat o jucărie scumpă, azi îți cere una, tu ce faci îi cumperi sau comunici cu el/ea situația? Cumpărând ceea ce vrea copilul la fiecare reclamă văzută, sau shopping nu facem decât să instalăm disprețuirea față de valoarea lucrurilor deja avute. Oricum copilul se plictisește de jucărie cam după 10 minute, și apoi se pune praful pe ia.
  3. Vorbim copiilor despre empatie, mulțumire, dărnicie, generozitate și le amintim cu unii copii nu au aproape ce mânca iar ei au totul în fiecare zi.
  4. Fiți confidenți în a spune ”NU” copiilor. Ei vor cere jucării, bomboane, jocuri video, poate la fiecare oră vin cu cereri crezând că li se cuvine totul și orice dorință li se împlinește ca atunci când lui Aladdin i se îndeplinea orice dorință de către Duhul din lampă. DAR ce se va întâmpla peste 20 de ani când copilul acum adult înfruntă realitatea din societate? Aaaa am înțeles, o să fie CEO la firma familiei, dar care o să-i fie atitudinea față de bieți angajații?

Un copil mulțumitor și plin de bunătate va fi un adult responsabil și plin de generozitate!

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De ce nu o sa-mi botez copilul

Cu toții am auzit de eroarea omeneasca, de acel copil care la varsta de 6 saptamani a fost botezat in stil ortodox, în urma botezului bebelusul a prins aripi spre un loc pe care noi nici macar nu ni-l putem imagina, raiul în toată splendoarea lui.

Nu o să intru în detalii, a cui a fost greșeala, de ce au l-au botezat la 6 saptamani, etc. Înainte de a vedea paiul din ochiul vecinului să ne vedem de bârna din ochiul nostru. Așadar o să descriu de ce nu o să fac un botez religios viitorului meu bebel.

Pâna la vârsta de 17 ani dacă mă întrebai ce religie am, sau dacă botezul copilului este important, dacă îmi schimb religia and so on… clar îți răspundem așa:

1. Ortodoxă

2. Cel mai important, de nu copilul v-a suferii cand e mai mare ( îți explic mai jos)

3. Niciodata, în asta m-am născut așa mor

Eu nu o să îmi botez copilul deoarece Dumnezeu a zis clar în biblie ce înseamnă botezul; înseamnă să îți mărturisești păcatele, să crezi că Isus a murit și pentru tine, să crezi cu toată inima ceea ce zici.

Un bebe nu poate avea înțelegerea unui adult, el nu poate alege, crede, lepezi de nimic în acel moment. Practic nu este alegerea lui.

O sa las copilul să decidă când este timpul să creadă in Dumnezeu, să se roage să i fie iertate păcatele, să primească viața veșnică dupa moartea fizică.

Eu cred în viața veșnică după moarte. Iar botezul este un simbol prin care eu arăt credința în EL. De fapt, botezul înseamnă moartea și învierea.

Practic să primesti iertarea pe care EL ne-a oferit o la cruce, atunci a șters orice păcat!

Când o să am bebe îi vom face o binecuvântare în care Pastorii se vor ruga pentru el/ea, și cam atat.

Nu am nimic împotriva botezurilor făcute bebelușilor de către ortodocși, ba chiar am participat la câteva.

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POSITIVE PARENTING

What is positive parenting?
Positive parenting builds healthier relationships between parents and their children. It gives the parents the tools they need to use at the right time, is also focused on developing a strong committed bond with the children based on respect and communication.
Some studies show that children with parents that care and take the parenting classes are much happier and open to talk about their problems with their parents.
Being a positive parent means:
To set boundaries
To be responsive
To care and to act
To prioritise the time you spent with children
Be honest
Listen

Be a good role model#

And the list can continue.

If you need help with you parenting styles, let me know.

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PARENTING STYLES

Make sure your parenting style is supporting healthy growth and development because the way you interact with your child and how you act will influence your child’s future

There are four types of parenting styles:

  • Authoritarian
  • Authoritative
  • Permissive
  • Uninvolved

Authoritarian

  • The parents do not take the children’s feelings into consideration
  • Children’s point of view, comments, or desire is not valuable.
  • Lots of rules and children MUST follow them or get into trouble
  • They have high expectations for their children
  • When a child asks ”why” they respond ”because I said so”

Authoritative

  • Are responsive to the child emotional needs while still having high standards
  • They explain the reason behind the rule
  • Encourage independence
  • I think this style is the most popular one.

Permissive

  • They have rules but rarely are enforcing them
  • They tend to be very loving with their children, yet provide few guidelines/rules
  • They are much like a friend to their child, not a parent figure.

Uninvolved

  • They don’t ask your child about school or homework
  • They are neglectful, indifferent with the child/ren
  • Rarely know where your child is or who she is with

The parents are all different, raising their children with different styles.

Some have more than one style. Before judging a parent for their parenting style, we have to look into ”their history” or better said their past. If they were abused, neglected they might copy their parent’s, they take them as a model 

There are also exceptions; we can’t guarantee or judge a future parent based on their past. If my parents were uninvolved, this doesn’t mean that I will be uninvolved, for sure I will not.

The uninvolved one is describing my parents after I turned 12-13, my parents changed their style, from authoritative to uninvolved style. If you are asking how come? My Dad became an alcoholic and Mom had enough and became absent.

PARENTS, be present, role model, if you need help with your parenting, ask for help.

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PARENTING – ce este?

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Aș vrea să traduc PARENTING dar nu avem un cuvânt care să definească acest termen din engleza. Dar sunt ferm convinsă că multi dintre voi știți la ce mă refer, dacă nu, v-om descoperii împreună.

Parenting nu este despre copii, ci în folosul copiilor.

Parenting se referă la procesul de a crește copii și de a le asigura protecția și îngrijirea necesară pentru a se dezvolta în adulți responsabili.

Cu toții știm că nu există părinții perfecți, deoarece noi, oamenii nu suntem perfecți. Dar putem crește copii care să aibă un viitor cu mai puține griji.

Părinții așa mare influența asupra copiilor încât nici nu își dau seama. Acel copil imită cam 70% din viața de familie, practic așa cum ești tu, copilul este sau va fi. Am fost martora unei scene de familie zilele trecute, in Lidl, tatal și fiul la cumpărături, mama prin apel video îi dicta tatălui ce fel de unt să cumpere, tatăl nervos țipa la mama ”de care unt vrei tu, haide spune-mi odată, de ce nu ai venit tu să îti iei”.

Copilul avea în jur de 16-17 ani ea lângă tata încercă să se uite după unt, la un moment dat tatăl furios, țipă la el ”ce stai așa și te uiți, ești un prost și tu ca măta, ce unt vrei tu că încurc circulația aici”

Este un exemplu de AȘA NU, acel copil a trecut printr-o situație jenantă creată chiar de tatăl său. Copilul avea fața posomorâtă și cumva mi s-a făcut mila de el, dacă în public tatăl reacționează așa, cum este acasă? Oare ce exemplu v-a urma copilul lui?

Este foarte benefic să avem grija la stilul nostru părintesc, cum creștem copiii.

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INVIDIE/GELOZIE

La locul de muncă, cu colegii de apartament sau casă, vecinul de la etajul 4, în liceu, la facultate, și așa mai departe

Cu siguranță ați întâlnit oameni care gândesc temporar, au o minte îngustă, dar au ”gura mare”, și o limbă otrăvitoare.

No, de ei să stai departe, ai grija să nu cazi în capcana lor! Te vor provoca și vei cădea în același păcat.

“Dacă ataci replica unui prost, rişti să te trezeşti cu prostul întreg în discuţie”. Nicolae Iorga  

Cam asta mi s-a întâmplat și mie, de mai multe ori, încerc să-i evit, dar mi-am descoperit limita, doar nu ați vrea să știți ce-i în mintea mea în momentul culminant, nu-i așa?

Am întâlnit oamenii atât de invidioși, încât îi vezi cum se usucă de pe picioare, fața le îmbătrânește devreme, își doresc ceea ce ai tu, noaptea nu pot dormii, și sunt așa anii întregi, poate chiar toată viața lor. Dar oare se gândesc ca m-ai au de trăit 20- 30 ani, poate chiar câteva zile, luni, secunde de trăit pe Pământ, și apoi, îi vor mânca viermișorii? și la ce folos invidia, cearta, gelozia ?

TU, omule, nu vezi că te frământă invidia, frustrarea, gelozia? ai devenit un monstru cu față de om.

Câteodată suntem așa de geloșii pe unele persoane încât le dorim moartea, vrem să dispară, vrei să le faci rău, dar știi că vei fii judecat după fapte?

Controlează-te când ești atras de persoane cu inima rea, nu te lua la vorbă cu ele, înțelege-i doar că au PROBLEME, de care? Vă las pe voi să completați.

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CHILD POVERTY

Every country has families living in poverty. With this global pandemic, I know a lot of parents have lost their jobs, and it’s really hard to find a new job.

When a child is born, they do not choose their families dependending on their social status, how many money they have in their bank account. God will take care of that child.

I know children who has to work instead of going to school, when actually only the education can save you from poverty.

Some children drop off the school to work, or they get married (early marriage). I know hundreds of girls between the age of 12 and 18 and they already have children, and a partner, they became mature before their time. In a village, is a girl and she is 13, she gave birth to her son last year, the kid has a father and they live together in a tiny room, the community, parents, family they all are aware of this situation, but they normalize it and say nothing about it. Now, how many chances has that child to go to school, and have a job? I think the child most likely will copy the parents behavior, and will take them like a role model.

When the kid will start school in that village, the teacher will give him no changes of higher education, probably will avoid going to his desk and look into his work, ask if we understood the lesson, and so on. The parents, do not have themselves education, so what happens to the child? He will fall into the poverty cycle. Believe me, I am talking the true, true cases, I have seen them with my eyes.

Poverty is all around the globe, some children have no food with days, no access to education, or a bright future.

These children needs people who cares about them, not people who cares about their pockets. Try to help a poor family, and do not judge them.

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Child development from birth to 2 years

Like I said before, all my work experience (5 years) it’s about childcare, working with teens, and social work. I love to work with children, especially to make a difference in their lives, I watch them growing and developing.

Children develop quickly in the early years, and the persons around them have to do all they can to help children have the best possible start in life.

From early on, babies produce responses – such as smiling and crying, cooing. Infants can smile and cry. Initially these are reflexes but parents typically respond as if they were intentional communications. So the infant learns the social consequences of crying and smiling.

Birth – 11 months:

  • Enjoys the company of others and seeks contact with others from birth
  • Baby can respond when talked to, for example, moves arms and legs, changes facial expressions
  • Seeks physical and emotional comfort by snuggling in to trusted adults
  • Can recognise and react to Mom’s voice for example
  • Stops and looks when hears own voice
  • Makes own sounds in response when talked to by familiar adults
  • Baby can turn head in response to sounds and sights
  • Makes movements with arms and legs which gradually become more controlled.

From 12 months to 24 months:

Between 1-2 years old, they are developing important fine motor skills and gross motor skills. Their balance, climbing, speaking and running will develop rapidly. It’s the transformation time, you will see the baby transforming from a baby to more a toddler.

1year-old will begin to try and become independent in many ways.

  • gross motor skills: Most babies take their first steps before 12 months and are walking on their own by the time they’re 14 or 15 months old.
  • Fine motor skills: By 24 months, your little one can likely drink from a cup, eat with a spoon, and help get undressed. 
  • Explores new toys and environments, but will checks in regularly with a a familiar adult as and when needed
  • Demonstrates sense of self as an individual, e.g. wants to do things independently, says ”NO” to adults.
  • Also they can have tantrums.
  • Their vocabulary will count many easy words.

Notice: Children develop at their own pace, so don’t worry if your child doesn’t do what your neighbour child does. As a parent, you know your child best.

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How divorce affects children

Growing up with both parents is a blessing, but what is like for a child to grow up with a single parent?

When getting married you do not think it will last 1. month or 5 years but ”till death do us part”, but there are some parents who decide to break the vow sooner. There are a lot of reasons why the parents divorce. When the marriage come to an end the parents are now fighting for the custody ( well, some of them).

Which are the effects of divorce

I will say the first 6 months – 1 year is the most difficult time

The kids might suffer anxiety, distress, anger, abandoned, and can have suicidal thoughts (depends on their age).

There is a huge emotional impact on young children, they can blame themselves about the situation, or they may think that the parents are not loving them.

Children from divorced families may experience more externalising problems, such as conduct disorders, children may also experience more conflict with peers after a divorce, poor academic results.

Always tell your children the truth in regards to divorce!

I believe is better to be divorced than staying in a toxic relationship.

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Devices and kids

I wanted to write about this topic for a long time, and finally here is it.

Parents are all different, their parenting styles are not the same, not even between 2 parents of the same child. Now, having a baby in the 21st century is like they were born in the same time with a well known phone, you know which one I am talking about, you most probably have it in your hand, pocket, bag…

Now let’s talk about our topic

Young brains needs a lot of external stimulation to develop, particular from birth to age 3 (critical period). In this period is better for your child to stay away from devices, keep them engaged with books, talk to them, do indoor or outdoor activities like baking or a trip to the forest. Some parents choose for their child to be in a nursery, kindergarten, in this way children stays away from phone, iPad, tablets, etc. But when kids spent the most of the time at home, some parents introduce to their kids the devices voluntary or involuntary. Now, I am not blaming anyone, there are positives and negatives in all things from this earth.

I was born in 1995, so I did not know that phone exists until I was probably 8 or 9 (2003), that’s when I had my first phone, can you imagine how proud and happy, excited I was? even though that was an old NOKIA, and the only thing I can do was to play that snake game, do you know what I am talking about?

Now, why I was happy about it, well probably because of that game or just the feeling of having that device, or that I could of call my friends, it was something new and exciting. The TV was always there in our room, so I remember watching cartoons quite a lot and sometimes I fought with my brother because he wanted a different channel. Boys and girls didn’t had the same interests, not at that time 🙂

So imagine now, after 2010, the children are amazed of devices, especially that it can offer them a lot of diversity. Of course they will fall in love with mommy’s, daddy’s phone or that tablet, iPad you leave it on the couch…

At work I see babies (15 months old) taking a toy that might look like a phone and hold it to they ears are says ”hello”, so what are we talking about, a child aged 15 months and thinks he is talking on the phone, well our children copies everything we do and say. He most probably seen Mom, dad holding that device at their ear.

INTRODUCINF CHILDREN TO ELECTRONICS

I am not against this, but we have to keep in mind 2 things – the age of the child and the time the child is exposed to the device!

If we give a 2 year old the phone, iPad in their hands or put it in front of them to watch cartoons, or to listen to music, so we can do our job… well I am against, and I will tell ypu why, first the child’s age and then you gave that child no external stimulation, no social interaction. What if we invite someone to keep an eye on our child?

If the child is 8 years old and we slowly introduce him/her to the device let them watch, discover, play songs, cartoons for not longer than 1 hour a day, why? Well, because we are in the 21st century and the technology is what we live in. The child might find interests, passion in technology an this a good opportunity to grow up with and later to be a software developer, IT manager, etc. We need people in this areas as in this world is what we feed our self with. Can you imagine life without internet, phones, computers, and other devices? In hospital, schools they need technology.

Supervise your kid activity while using the devices, make sure you do not let them have full access to things you don’t wanna the child look to. It’s so easy to have access to a lot of disturbing content these days, and always remember that online world is not always safe, there are many paedophiles behind the screen.

I have seen a lot of children on Instagram posting ”challenges” that require to meet and have a date and God knows what happens after that ”date”. And the parents has also an Instagram account to, hello do you follow your child activity? Do it now, before is too late, no offence!

My advice is to have in mind the age, purpose, health benefits, time, before introducing kids to devices!

LET KIDS BE KIDS AND THEN SLOWLY LET THEM DISCOVER THEIR PASSION, INTERESTS!

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Disadvantaged children

It can affect children from birth and left unchecked and unchallenged, can impact negatively on every aspect of a child’s life.

Usually, poor children are located in hard to reach villages, isolated, but not only. In these villages, communities people follow traditions, they copy each others even if it’s bad or good. Sometimes no one is going to these villages to make a difference, and the children grow up and have no future.

I used to live like a disadvantaged kid some years of my life, what was the reason? well, an alcoholic dad and unemployment of both of my parents. I do not condemn them, but I try to understand their actions.

There are a number of reasons why a family may be disadvantaged, and therefore, vulnerable.

  1. Unemployment
  2. Single parent
  3. Low income
  4. Substance abuse…

What are the effects on a child living in poverty?

A child may suffer from:

A poor diet or neglect

Low educational achievement: no school trips, no books, uniform packed lunch, healthy snack

Lack of positive interactions with parents

They might be unable to understand their own emotions and those of others

Poor/dirty clothes, shoes.

The child may have low self esteem

Tensions/fights between parents at home.

The child may experience some types of abuse from parents or family.

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Why toddlers refuse food?

At my workplace I am observing many children refusing their food, simply they do not wanna open their mouth or they are pushing away the plate. I am watching them and think how long they will resist that day without food, so we are trying to offer them options, and guess what, they are perfectly fine with plain pasta or a biscuit!

Now, we have to keep in mind that children may refuse a type of food if it’s the first time you give it to them, they need to taste it slowly and a few times to learn to like it, so make sure you are not forcing, pushing the food aggressively in the mouth, most probably they will not like it. Would you like if someone will push the spoon in your mouth, with food you never tried, let’s say…snake meat! yuck!

Also some children may like to be independent and not to be feed, so just let the plate in front of them and observe them without talking, touching their food, try to ”avoid” them. I do have a baby in the nursery that loves to be independent and eat with his own hands.

Toddlers refuse extra food also when they have eaten enough. Do not try to overfeed your toddler,some kids will eat less food than other toddlers of the same age. If your toddler is growing and developing normally then he or she is taking the right quantity of food for his or her own needs!

There is also medical reason why kids refuse to eat. When kids have a well documented medical condition or are visibly sick, it is obvious that their eating can be affected, but sometimes there are more subtle issues. Two of the biggest culprits are acid reflux and constipation. Both of these very common problems for kids can put a halt to eating.

For many “picky eaters”, sensory processing plays a big role in their refusal to eat foods. Simply put, if something feels gross in their mouth or on their hands, they aren’t going to eat it. they may not like certain textures in their mouth, or chew/lick everything else but food, it is a sign that their oral sensory system needs to be looked at.

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