Parenting is the single most important influence on a child’s wellbeing and development. Warm and nurturing parenting lays down strong foundations for children, and provides a buffer through life’s ups and downs. Children are tomorrow’s citizens and they have the right to the best parenting possible.
Working with parents is often the most effective way of ensuring better social, health and educational outcomes for all children. Parents under pressure especially need support. Daily stress, negative life-changing events, poverty, isolation, family violence, substance abuse and mental health problems make it harder for parents to provide warm and caring parenting.
Parenting programs that take these circumstances into account are needed to make a difference for our most vulnerable children. Programs that develop parenting skills and build family strength and resilience can have a profound impact on child’s future development.
At Life Skills Development, We believe that the science of parenting and child development program can make a difference in everyday lives when it is effectively translated into usable information through a professional practice
"Parentage is a very important profession, but no test of fitness for it is ever imposed in the interest of the children"
- George Bernard Shaw
Parent - Child Relationship
Parent-Child relationship is more important than ever as it is our primary means of keeping our children safe, helping them to navigate the world, and assisting them to develop strength for making right choices.
To evaluate whether your child is at risk, displaying self-destructive behaviours, answer the question honestly.
1. Does your child become argumentative/aggressive when s/he does not get his/er own way?
2. Does your child use abusive language to you and other family member?
3. Is your child getting into trouble at school?
4. Has your child withdrawn from family activities and family involvement?
5. Has your child been violent at home?
It is just signals that you need to reestablish some closeness with your child by making yourself more available and attentive. It may be the time seek help.
"If there is anything that we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves"
- Carl Jung
Activities for Child Development
Child specialists all over the world agree, the first few years of a child’s life are crucial. In fact, studies show that a child develops 90% of its adult brain by the age of five.
This is an age when children begin to play together. Toddlers explore to puzzles, engage in arts and crafts, cooking and musical activities encourage learning.
According to WHO recommendation, the regular performance of physical activity by children, in conjunction with good nutrition, is associated with health, adequate growth and well-being, and probably with lower risk of disease in adult life.
Considering all the factors, we at Life Skills Development designed our Child Activity Center focusing in the following activity to enhance their individual development.
•Boogie Babies (Aerobic Classes) •Fun Math •I can cook •Art & Craft •Yoga •Fun memory games
We firmly belief that all parents are interested in the development and progress of their own children. Both experience from practice and findings from research suggest that many parents lack knowledge, information, confidence and resources in relation to early home learning and child’s development, but not interest or a desire to be involved.
We have written this book from the point of view of a clinician, a researcher, and a teacher to guide parents for providing healthy parenting.