It's that time of the year - while summer holidays are in full swing - most parents and children are gearing up for another school year.
Our team have put together a short list of handy tips for both you and your children. 1 Encouraging the Habit of Reading
Instilling positive reading habits is a MUST for ANY child. While most children have more entertaining options to turn to nowadays, the impact of reading regularly can not be ignored. Reading exercises your mind and develops the insight necessary for a variety of areas in life. It activates a diverse vocabulary, imagination and the ability to think creatively and critically. It also enables your child's ability to ask questions and collaborate facts to find solutions to problems.
2 Nurturing Intelligence and Ambition
We were all born with the natural intelligence to reach our fullest potential in life. It's important for parents to understand their roles as teachers within the home. By doing so, mums and dads alike can have an active contribution in developing their child. Creating a space that nurtures intelligence, ambition and constant improvement is vital.
Remember that you're their most important teacher. You're there to encourage them to learn from their mistakes and pursue their dreams. Don't live your life through your children. This can be detrimental to their growth and the connection you have with your child.
3 Instilling Discipline
Everyone has their own definition of what it means to be disciplined. Lets simplify this - discipline involves being resourceful, consistency, accountability and integrity. Your child needs to learn how to practice positive skills, habits and rituals regularly; keep to their word and always give it their best. Why is it important? If you want to contribute to your child's happiness, health and achieving the outcomes that they most desire, this is a skill that needs to be nurtured.