Every kid needs to feel seen - here are 2 ways you can do this
Intentionally creating a time and space, maybe in the evening to see and talk to your child, looking and learning, is a great way to helping your kids feel seen and heard.
Your presence is more important than your usual routine of the evening.
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Due to the lockdown, most day-care centres, workplaces and schools are now closed. This has parents grappling with kids using technology at home, consuming media all day.
A few tips that can...
Don’t just hand over the remote to the kids. Help them choose the right content that is educational, informative, and interesting enough for them to engage in for hours. There are various learning apps that can help them learn subjects, like Sesame Street, Bedtime Math and many others. Resources like Common Sense Media have plenty of content and activities related to healthy living, eating, and scientific fun facts. It helps to gauge your kids interest first and then choose the right media.
While they are engaged in the media, stay with your kids(as much as possible), guide them, help them understand and form connections. Kids would have plenty of questions and providing them timely answers with examples makes the whole exercise fruitful and strengthens your bond with them.
Solving any teenager problem is an exercise in futility, with broken hearts, social dramas and academic pressure making them split their heads every day.
Teens share their worries with us because they feel like sharing, and need empathy, not a solution. Reassuring and sincere words that make them feel better can be enough, and any solution offered will most probably backfire.
They may only need a vote of confidence and can easily turn well-intentioned guidance as criticism and lectures.
Teenagers talk to parents about their problems and after being offered solutions and suggestions, dismiss the ideas provided as irritating, irrelevant or both.
Teens and adolescents may just need a venting outlet and will feel better simply by articulating their worries and problems.
Adults can provide them with mental space by listening to them without interrupting, letting them sort, survey and organize their thoughts.
You can produce motivation at your own command if you understand how it works.
Motivation is not random. Like every other effect, it's caused by something. When you grasp this, y...
Forcing yourself to work is like swimming against the current. You'll need a lot of force to get to your destination.
Getting yourself motivated to do the work is like swimming with the current. You'll make use of power that will energize and support you. You'll get to your destination in a completely different mood and perspective.
The most likely reason you feel unmotivated is that you are in a lousy state of mind. It can be caused by various things, like:
As an antidote, apply a few state change 'hacks' to turn your state of mind.