Children Health Problems
Nothing worse than listening to our son swearing . Sure you hold your head every time you feel your child is cursing … Where did he learn these things?, You wonder. But rather than despair, the better act. Learn with us what to do when children curse .
Do not be surprised
Honestly, if you are a new mother feel more in horror and loss from this type of attitude of the children. But we need to understand how simple or little unusual for this behavior. It is better to take it as naturally as possible to release stress and to explain things through dialogue.
Parents lead by example
Are you a good role model? Yes, of course. Surely that is more important to question and reprimand the young when they start to curse. But … Have you thought if you behave well enough ahead of them?
The younger children tend to repeat what they hear, so perhaps the source of the problem can be you as a parent. Be very careful with the words that repeat in front of them .
Find out why
If you managed to go undefeated the previous step, you’ll know for sure that you are not responsible for this strange attitude. But who or what is? Even such everyday acts as watching TV or playing on a square causes the child to interact with people of different manners. While you can not control 100% of your links, you must be as careful as possible.
Explain the meaning of the words
As we said, repetition is the most common. But his age does not always allow them to think what exactly is being said. Explain the rude and disrespectful behavior that is adapting to repeat “bad words”. This will help your child think twice before doing violence verbally.
Explore the origin of emotions
Perhaps, the need to download “anger” in the other is due to a problem which has not been able to elucidate. Try to create different words they can use when they feel must express something.
Children also suffer address problems or situations that do not know face, generating emotional diseases are becoming more frequent and affecting their school performance and their way of life. As parents, it is important to understand the emotional distress they may suffer our children to detect early and help them overcome them correctly.
How can emotional disorders?
Emotional disorders can lead to serious behavioral disturbances in children, which can affect school performance, their relationship with their parents, their peers, their environment, including your mind to wander and play. The most common emotional problems in children are anxiety, depression, eating disorders, to learn and behave, which strongly affect the quality of their lives.
Causes of emotional distress
Many situations can not be nice for children, including his parents’ constant arguments, the authoritarianism of their elders, problems at school, separation from their parents, violence, abandonment and so on. But not only external factors can influence the inheritance and also has much to say, children are more prone to emotional disturbances than others.
Friendship is a relationship essential to the human spirit. Friends are those who support us in difficult times and share our joys. With them we establish a deep and sincere communication that allows us to express what we truly are. For this reason it is imperative to cultivate in our children from an early age the value of friendship.
When children reach preschool age develop two determining characteristics of subsequent developments: sociability and self-contentedness. Seemingly contradictory, these two properties will allow the child will join the society healthy.
Children from 2 to 4 years are very communicative and like to play with other children. We must seize this moment to promote socially fertile friendly relations between our children and their playmates, more like. Never stop his desire to share and to be loyal. Pass on how good it is to have friends through your behavior, but also in daily communication.
Self-contentedness, that is, the feeling that they have all children, including adolescents, to be the center of the world will allow you to recognize their autonomy and build self-esteem, bases its future authenticity. Parents should handle the situation wisely, because the repressive attitudes may end up hurting the child ego and cause further trauma. The selfishness must go filing, not the right to be yourself.
In order to optimally communicate with other people, we need to be authentic. Friendship is built on the existence of two real people who take themselves and the other in an enriching relationship. Hence the importance of promoting both elements in children’s education.
If we take care that children learn to interact with their friends as individuals and at the same time as loving social beings, we are ensuring more humane and wise people who know how to deal with the problems our world increasingly complex.
The time to move from crib to bed “big boy” is a big transition for both the child and his parents, who probably bring challenges. There are strategies to help your little one adjust to their new place to sleep and that far from being an imposition stressful becomes an achievement. Here are some tips for the transition from crib to bed.
Give great importance!
Talk to your little one in this great event in his life, enthusiasm with the prospect of having their own bed big boy, and bring to choose their own sheets with drawings for his new bed. Congratulate him for this next step and fill it with cuddles and praise.
It is important that the change of venue does not involve changes in bedtime routine. Try to keep pace and kept dinner-bath-wash-tale teeth-sleeping (either as your family) so that the transition is not otherwise different feel for him.
Some things can help the small to adapt to change: take your favorite bear to sleep with him, offer a cup of water left in his bedside table, having a new low-light lamp for the night, stay a while him until he falls asleep. These aspects are important for the change is pleasant and non-traumatic.
Firmness and patience
It is normal for your child to get out of bed the first few nights until it fits. When this happens keep the strength to sustain the change, but with love and patience often accompanied it takes to his new bed, kept warm and keep him company. Will not take long to get used to stay there.
The transition from crib to bed is like all the stages of growth: with a companion, patience and love is the best way through, and the best we can do is to help our children at the time of adaptation.
In some children, separation anxiety occurs when they begin to be brought to daycare or school, most children, the anxiety disappears in a few days, when the child becomes accustomed to their new environment. However, there are cases in which the child’s behavior gets worse and sad, so it makes interacting with others and interferes with school activities. Today we offer tips to reduce the gap separation anxiety.
Two degrees of separation anxiety. The mild level of anxiety is normal for every child experiences when separated from their parents, including crying, tantrums, etc., With patience and application of certain advice is easy to fall.
The second level involves the separation anxiety disorder. This requires the help of a specialist, it extends from early childhood through school years, causing excessive anxiety that interferes with normal life.
If your child suffers from a mild form of separation anxiety, here are some tips to help you overcome it:
Start leaving your baby for a few minutes (between 15 and 30) with close family or your babysitter, try to be as close as possible, you will gradually lengthening the distance of the site you’re wearing.
Babies are more likely to become irritated and mourn when they are hungry or tired. If you plan to start the separation, do it at times when you’ve already eaten, is about to take a nap or are rested.
Children quickly learn by repetition, so it creates a farewell ritual, a sign or word that tells you you’ll be out of reach for some time. A kiss can be launched by hand or a phrase.
The child feels more secure when you have familiar objects around. If the babysitter can not come to your house, then let him have a toy or other object known in the nursery.
Do not prolong the farewell:
To say goodbye, tell your child that you will return soon and go at once, since many parents make the mistake of saying goodbye and stay a little while coddling the child, so you can send messages and start the tantrum.
Taking into account the age of your child, explain that you will be fine as long as you’re not, and why it must be “single” during that time (college, etc.)..
Follow these simple tips and watch your children quickly adapt to being away from you during certain times of day.
Children should be taught from an early age the importance of protecting the environment, and nothing better to do with recycling activities for children. You should keep in mind that are fun and educational at the same time. Program, at least one day a week and enjoys performing various learning activities that encourage recycling.
The idea is to make a drawing on a sheet and fill it with different materials that are left at home. Magazines can be leaves, rocks, grains of different colors, etc.. To paste I recommend using glue. So your children will learn to do school projects with household materials.
Going to use an empty milk carton and covered with clean tape for strength. Cut a hole in one side of the box (big enough for small birds to enter) and the back opens up a hole so you can hang up. Paint it to give a personal touch.
With some coat hangers, magnets and canvas, you can make some pretty magnets placed on any surface. They should only stick the magnet to the side of the hook and on the other hand, decorate your home with fabric scraps, buttons, etc..
With these simple activities you can teach your children the importance of using recycled materials and help to improve their creativity.
Stress can manifest itself in children aged 6 years, just when they enter school. In that case, the stress arises as a manifestation of a problem of adaptation, in children who fail to adapt to this great change in their lives.
Consider that for the child, admission to college is the first change of environment facing for a child and this is a very radical change: change of environment, the classes become less personalized, there are greater responsibilities, parents expect more of their children, children themselves are more demanding self, among other things.
However, few preschoolers who suffer from stress. But those few are children who can not adapt to change and begin to reflect on their behavior. One of the most perceivable is poor school performance, from which many parents opt to strengthen extracurricular activities (math, English, language, etc.). And therefore generate even more pressure on the child, starting a vicious circle difficult to detect.
Stress in children can be generated by multiple causes, all related to events that create distress when not afford or too important a child’s self-imposed for:
Getting good grades so as not to disappoint their parents
The stress of exam week
Pressure to keep up with classroom studies
Having parents who demand a lot from their children, who always want to be the first class.
Change a child’s life: the death of a family member or pet, moving, divorce of parents, etc..
Therefore, not all children with poor school extracurricular need a reinforcement. It all depends on what are the causes of these low yields. When the cause is stress, the reinforcement can be counterproductive.
But how can we tell when a child has stress? For we know what are the symptoms of the picture. These are:
• Discomfort: stomach, headache
• Sleep problems: insomnia, nightmares
• Decreased appetite, changes in eating habits
• Anxiety, worries, fears
• Aggressive behavior, regressive behavior
• Sudden changes of mood
• New or recurring fears
• Poor school performance
To tempt, if you notice your child has several of these symptoms and you sense that this stress, it is best to try to talk with him, seeking to share with you the things that concern you. If you do not have good communication with him, try talking with peers or their teachers for help.
For children cope with stress is not only easy, however it has become extremely difficult. However, with the help of family, you can overcome the problem even faster than an adult.
The symptoms of an episode of depression usually develop slowly over days or weeks, but sometimes can be triggered rapidly, precipitated by a severe event (family argument, the death of a loved one, separation from parents, failure in love, etc. .)
The duration of episodes of depression vary widely, but generally no treatment is that last about six months, but occasionally may persist for 2-3 years.
Children who have suffered an episode of depression may return to repeat it more often in the 2 years after the first episode. Even without a new episode of depression in full, it is not uncommon to have any of depressive symptoms.
How is it diagnosed?
The diagnosis of this disease, currently, is largely based on the presence of the symptoms discussed. There are some interviews, questionnaires or psychological tests that can help make the diagnosis.
Have also been used, though still inconclusive, laboratory tests (determination of certain hormones that may appear altered in children with depression, such as growth hormone) and the realization of electroencephalogram during sleep (brain activity recorded during dream that has some characteristic abnormalities in depressed children). Read the rest of this entry »
What is it?
Depression is a mood disorder and feelings that are characterized by loss of interest and enjoyment of usual activities, changes in appetite and excess or deficiency, insomnia or excessive sleeping, nervousness or lack of wins, the feeling of uselessness and excessive guilt, decreased ability to think and concentrate on ideas repeated death.
This disease can occur at any age in childhood, although it is far more common and generally more serious in adolescence. About 3-5% of adolescents have symptoms of depression, being more common in girls.
What is the cause?
It is not known with certainty the cause of depression, although it is thought that may have a genetic (inherited).
It is much more common in children depression when there is a close relative, parent or sibling with the disease or other major disruption of feelings. It is believed that in these families is inherited from a minor operation of any substance in the brain that act as transmitters of signals (norepinephrine and serotonin). Read the rest of this entry »