Taking the Bite out of a Biting Child
August 30, 2013 – 1:12 am | No Comment
Child care is a continuous learning process and problems are usually a stepping stone in learning more about children. Biting is one such problem that has to be handled with tender loving care. A biting child is a negative child and has to be tackled with immediately. Whether it is a home care or a day care or whether the child is just with siblings, a child who bites has to be taught the rules. The  [...]

Read the full story »

Home » Archive by Category

Articles in Child Care



Quick Fix To Handle Temper Tantrums In Children
May 31, 2009 – 1:34 am | No Comment
Quick Fix To Handle Temper Tantrums In Children
Tantrums, mostly attention seeking device, will mostly end with ignoring them. The best way is to leave the room; your child will come to no harm. A breath-holding attack is self-limiting, and the child will eventually give in when he falls short of oxygen. If kicking and screaming persist, move all articles around the child, so he cannot hurt himself and leave him to himself. One should not be tempted to coax the child, or losing one’s temper, to smack or to give threats of punishment as none is going to help bring the tantrum to an end or prevent the next one. Distract the child with amusing, unusual, silly gestures. As children get older, they tend to throw tantrums in public places. The source of these tantrums is anger and frustration. Anger since he cannot get his way or the child’s body is not that strong or well co-ordinated enough to do what he intends to and like everyone else needs to vent out his anger. If the child starts doing in public places, one should not get  [...]


Seven Guidelines To A Well Rounded Youth
May 28, 2009 – 6:47 pm | No Comment
Seven Guidelines To A Well Rounded Youth
We, as adults, must always keep in mind that learning the rules of social behaviour and learning about self control take its time. The time in question might be years on end. The key is not to expect too much from your child and not to expect him to remember what you said last time. The child may not be necessarily defying your earlier instruction, but might have simply forgotten it. One must try being forgiving and repeating our instructions. Words never mean as much as actions and you really have to show your child how to behave. Here are some of the things that a parent can do. Firstly, have as few ‘rules’-those instructions which can be broken under no circumstances-as possible. ‘Don’t’ is a very negative word and, if you are not careful, by the time your child is going through his primitive years, you could be prefacing everything you say by ‘Don’t’. ‘Do’ is a very positive word, so reinforce with positive ‘dos’ and cut down on the ‘don’ts’. We must  [...]


Terrific Tips To Making Car Trips With Tots Easy
May 26, 2009 – 11:10 am | No Comment
Terrific Tips To Making Car Trips With Tots Easy
Always venture out early in the morning or travel in the night time, with the child fed well before start up to reduce messy times during the trip. Carry extra soft clothes that will double up as pillows to rest on during the trip. Keep a bag with extra nappies and cleaning materials at all times in the car. Keep a quilt to cover the child when asleep. Keep the child’s most adored sound tracks or story -telling tapes to play in the car. One can keep some special play toys set aside for car trips and give them one at a time to keep the interest going on for long. One can make special seat covers for front seats with multipurpose pockets to hold necessities. One can tie the child’s favoured toys on short leashes of string attached to the car seat. Avoid leaving the child on its own in the car, especially during high temperatures to prevent suffocating feeling. Put a vacuum sun shield or a piece of cloth or nappy in the window in front of him to prevent sun strokes or burns.  [...]