Join me for the new Nurturing Childhoods module, part of the CREC MA in Education, in October where we will explore the underpinning child development and theory that will allow you to reflect on the practices your children need.
Children are born eager to learn, wanting to understand everything they can about the world around them. But to keep this deep-felt curiosity within them they need to have experiences of their own rewarding investigations. You can nurture these instincts in your child by supporting these natural curiosities.
To take advantage of every opportunity, children need to be able to take part and get involved. But in changing environments, with different people this takes both courage and confidence. When you can promote a confident sense of belonging in your child, you will see them engage more readily and gain so much more from the experience.
Caring for children within our incredibly busy, ever-changing lives, is rarely easy at the best of times. Our own exhaustion and stress can add to the invisible pressures placed on our families, especially if we try to live up to some social media representation of perfection. But when we can understand the influences on our children’s self-esteem, we are far better placed to nurture it.
Your child will be experience everything new as fascinating, from the moment they are born. From a new face, to feeling the breeze on their cheek for the first time. From every expensive new toy to (more likely) the box it came in. So, within an array of possibilities, what should you be offering to stimulate your growing baby?
Almost one in five children around the globe experience some form of behavioural or emotional problems during their childhood. And as a response, medicated solutions to these concerns are drastically on the rise. However, before starting any course of medication for your child, look to understand the underlying causes.
Take care not to lose your child’s eager attempts at learning From The Learning Child set of talks and materials In all they do during these early years, your child is looking for opportunities to learn and understand this fascinating world. But as they look to you for guidance and confirmation of their actions, be …
Is good self-esteem important and how do you get it? From The Happy Child set of talks and materials Self-esteem is something we often hear talked about, but it is a complex issue that can be difficult to unpack, to quantify, or to really know about ourselves. So how do you know if your child …