To the twelve son: education of responsibility
After returning from the Air Force 2013, my 12-year-old son often repeated: “Positive, constructive, responsible” ... True, when I asked what he put into the concepts of “constructive” and “responsibility”,…

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Rules for a child of 8-12 years old
Agreement with Katyusha This agreement is signed between children and adults with the goal of both maintaining peace and love in the family, and for the formation of useful and…

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Raising a boy, raising a girl
Let's ask a question: if the boys have so many different deviations, if there are a lot of twosomes and difficult to educate among them, then why are almost all…

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Fear of water, or How to not be afraid to swim

It is easiest for children to learn to swim when they play catch-up next to each other. Catching up on the water, when you need to swim away from the chase in any way – the game is quite aggressive, but it helps. When a child forgets about his fears, he simply floats. And then he discovers that he is swimming, and if he does not have the benefit of maintaining his fear, he realizes that his fear is not terrible, and he knows how to swim well.

On the other hand, remember: “Smart children are not afraid of anything, but they are careful and listen to their parents.” Sure! Continue reading

Children’s tantrums: what to do with them?

Children sometimes throw tantrums: they fall to the floor, bang their hands and feet, destroy everything around. Where does this come from and what to do about it?

It is sometimes said that the hysteria of children is always a reaction to an adult, an answer to the fact that there is something terribly wrong in the relationship between an adult and a child. This is not entirely true, it is some exaggeration of the role of an adult.
A child is a creature not only reacting, not responding to one or another, correct or not, adult behavior. Thank God, children are very active, leading their game and policies towards adults. See → Continue reading

Adolescence: what should parents do?

Adolescence … To pass it, you have to sweat a lot for both parents and children – all the more so since they no longer like to be considered children. The main thing you need to understand is that your children have not stopped loving you and have not become worse, they just have hormonal changes that change their moods and desires. And sometimes the brains turn off for a while …
And it is necessary to survive.

As for practical tips, then:

1. Do not lecture
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How to turn a teenager into a man
It was 1993. At that time I was renting a 2-room apartment in which we lived with my youngest son, Ilya, who was twelve years old. The eldest son studied…

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If a child tests your strength ...
The most obedient children from time to time necessarily check whether parents can - do not obey? The main type of check is a test of the parents' resistance to…

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Home schooling: pros and cons
In my time, all first graders were still “automatically” credited in October, and then they began to appeal to their “October conscience”, etc. Towards the end of the first grade,…

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What does a woman with male behavior have in life?
Girls are fighting! In kindergarten and school, with boys and girls. Nowadays, girls fight, considering this the norm of their behavior. In addition, they are decisive, firmly defending their interests,…

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