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Showing posts with label Education and Parenting. Show all posts



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Compassion is a natural human response to seeing others in pain or distress. Children are capable of this too and there are ways that you can build their compassion. For example, an independent school in London suggests that parents spend time teaching their children about the different emotions that we experience as people and why. Below is more on how you can deliver this lesson.


Understanding Body Language

As mentioned above, to teach your child about compassion you should ideally talk to them about the different emotions that we feel and why. Understanding this can help them to be better clued up about how others feel and become a better detector of body language. Only then can we make efforts to actually help.


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Chores give children a glimpse into what adult life is like by giving them the chance to assume responsibility and contribute at home. There are also many fundamental life lessons that they can take away too, like how to clean up and take care of themselves. From a development perspective, they can develop their independence, resilience, and a good work ethic. Below is information from an IB school in the UK on how chores help children with their development.


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Your child will meet a range of people from all different walks of life. They may have differing views of them and can teach them many things. Knowing how to respect others is a big part of socializing and raising your child to be respectful of all should be a part of this. Below is some guidance from a prep school in Buckinghamshire on how to teach your child to respect other cultures.


Use a Map

The world is very big and diverse. There are 195 countries around the world, all with their own identity. This is a great place to start and can help your child to develop a broad understanding of where different people are from.


Treating Everyone as Equals

We are all equals that deserve respect and to be treated kindly. This is a message that you can send to your child by doing so in your interactions with others. 


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School trips give children the opportunity to explore the world around them and put what they’ve learned into practice. They can gain new, unique experiences and create lasting memories with their friends. There’s much more to school trips too. For example, they teach children how to present themselves when outside of their school environment. A nursery in Amersham has shared more on the benefits of school trips for children with us below.


Taking Responsibility

When on a school trip, children go out and represent their school. It’s their duty to uphold a positive image and not misrepresent themselves and their peers. This can teach them about responsibility and to be mindful of their behaviour. 



There’s so much that you can learn by being surrounded by the same people in the same environment. Travelling opens children to new ideas and ways of thinking that are different to their own. At the same time, they can develop respect for others’ ideas and their cultures.



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As your child grows up, they’ll need to learn how to do things for themselves and become less reliant on you. Teaching them life lessons can help them when you're not there and be good practice for the future. We have teamed up with a prep school in East Sussex to share 5 ways that you can help your child become more independent.



Chores give children a sense of responsibility and ownership which can help them feel and become more independent. As they learn to do things for themselves like wash the dishes and put on their own washing, they’ll become less reliant on you and others around them. 


Get Them to Join In

When you’re cooking or doing other things, get your child to join in so that you can teach them. Working side by side, you can pass down secret family recipes and teach them how to do things properly. Getting them involved at a young age will help them to form good habits and passions.


Deal with Mistakes Gently

When doing something for the first time, chances are your child won’t get it exactly right but that’s okay as they’ll help them to learn. Being gentle is important as it will help them view it as a learning curb and enjoy trying new things. Take time in teaching them how to do it correctly and break it down into small steps as children require granular information to understand.


Phase Changes In

Children need routine and consistency. Changes can create disruption and make it difficult for them to adapt which can lead to feelings of distress. When making changes of this nature, phase them in gently with notice and positive encouragement so that they feel less anxious. That way they’ll be more receptive and slowly grow their independence.