When I approach a child, he inspires in me two sentiments; tenderness for what he is, and respect for what he may
If you are a first time parent or even a grandparent who is mummy or daddy’s helper, or if you are a parent once more but need a crash refresher course, then this is the site for you.
As parents, all of us have passed through the phase of both pleasure and pain, in bringing up our children. Pleasure in seeing them grow and develop, and how they reciprocate the love we give them. Knowledge and understanding of how a child grows and learns can help parents avoid many problems. Child development encompasses the unfolding of behaviors from immature to mature; from patterns that are simple to those that are complex; and the evolution of a human being from dependency to autonomous adulthood. In fact, most of us will discover that much of our child’s behavior is normal and when we understand this, we will be able to modify our attitudes and our child-rearing techniques.
Raising Children in Their First Six Years
Parenting is probably one of the hardest jobs an adult will undertake, but probably also the one for which the least amount of training and preparation is provided. Correct parenting does not come naturally in these days of sophisticated living. Hence, 101 early childhood parenting tips is a site prepared to include the bits and pieces of child-rearing information and highlights of the major theories of leading professionals on early childhood growth and development in the hope that it will provide answers to some of the many questions raised by inexperienced parents who are in need of information on many common issues of parenting.
This site will also describe how parents can sensitively intervene to correct a particular behavior, to enrich the learning environment, or to further a child’s social interactions with age mates or adults other than the parents. This site will also take you through all those child care tasks you will take on in the first day, week, month and years of a baby’s life.
It will help you find all the practical information you need to know, fast! 101 early childhood parenting tips are especially concerned with the formative early years of the life cycle — the first six years of life.
Practical Child Care Information
We stress that 101 early childhood parenting tips cannot tell parents how to rear their children; rather, it is written with the intention to try to help parents understand the ages and stages of early childhood growth and development. As you follow through the pages, it is our hope that you will become better equipped as a parent and care giver to deal with the issues that may affect your child during these early years of life.
Children Safety and Environment
|Your life will never be the same after your baby’s arrival. Your home which was used to be a haven suddenly turns into an environment full of potential hazards where most accidents could happen once your baby becomes mobile.
Children are vulnerable. They are incapable of warding off danger and thus prone to injury. Their perpetual inquisition for amusement and exploration can get them into serious consequences. All parents wish they could protect their child forever. Unfortunately, this is mere wishful thinking and your over-protectiveness may deprive him of the opportunity to observe and learn from the environment.
Hence, no matter how difficult it is, a balance needs to be established between children safety and providing freedom for the child to explore and grow. Topics and subjects on children safety and environment are something that every parent should not have taken for granted. To have peace of mind, efforts are needed to childproof your home and environment to avoid accidents. This involves clearing away or altering the potential dangers in your child environment.
In this section, some useful precautionary tips are suggested to help parents create a ‘safe world’ for their child. Information on first aid is also provided for when precautions taken do not work as expected.
Education and Learning
Education and learning is a lifelong process. The most intensive and sensitive period of your child’s cognitive (mental) development is from early infancy to 10 years of age. His development during the first 6 years, especially, will pave the way for his future academic, creative and social accomplishments. During this time, your child’s brain will act like an ‘information sponge’ to help him quickly learns really important things. Your job as a parent is to stimulate your child’s mind and provide every opportunity for him to keep developing in preparation for primary school and beyond.