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As a parent, it can sometimes be tough to let your kids do what they want. They can often want to do the most inconvenient things. But as long as their latest idea isn’t dangerous, it is better to let them explore the world in their own way.
At a certain age, toddlers develop the desire to do things by themselves, and it is recommended to let them try. Saying things like “that’s not how you should do it” can negatively affect their curiosity. You may better let them make mistakes and learn from them.
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By asking questions to your kids, you will pick their brains and make them think about different possible solutions to a problem or matter.
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If you can take a day off work and let your child skip school, they will remember it his entire life.
You can spend some enjoyable time together: take them to the local bookstore and eat their favorite ice cream. But you will need to make it clear that it is an exceptional day.
It is important for kids to have a daily routine but occasionally, small changes in their daily habits can stimulate their brains to think in different ways, which will provoke curiosity.
It can be something as simple as changing the bar of soap they no...
Reading a tale before bedtime is a good habit to get kids to sleep. However, always reading the same stories can get monotonous.
Do you know how music affects your brain? People who study music actually tend to use both sides of their brains.
This makes them better at lateral thinking, which means being able to solve problems through a creative approach.
If this is an option, take your kids to a foreign country to experience new cultures, see diverse places and meet new people.
One of the main reasons why we travel is to satisfy our curiosity and traveling makes us more curious. So getting your kids into this stimulating circle at an ea...
Experiencing the process of making a cake – from the ingredients to the final result – can be quite amazing for a child.
And, doing it themselves, will awaken all their senses: hearing how to do it, seeing the transformation and colors, touching unusual textures, smelling t...
Discovering new cultures is a great way to nurture curiosity. And local food is an excellent way to find out more about a new culture, its flavors, manners, and tradition.
Take your kids for a lovely meal in an authentic Japanese, Thai, Indian, Vietnamese or Spanish restaur...
You could leave a good morning note under their pillow, organize a treasure hunt for a snack, or invite someone they like for lunch and don’t tell them until the loved person arrives.
Kids are continuously asking questions and sometimes they can be quite tough to answer. To be able to give them a constructive response it is necessary to understand why are they asking that question.
For instance, when they ask you ‘why do you have to go to work?’ they don’t want to he...
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The awkward kid may say or do things that others will interpret negatively - such as correcting people's grammar or strictly sticking to rules and routines (which helps them to function but could be perceived as stiff).
Parents can do the following:
If you've ever tried to teach someone anything you know it's tough to just sit back while they fumble through it. However, if you want them to actually understand the concepts and learn, you have to let them do it themselves.
Resist the urge to take over. Sit back and let them figure it ...
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