A recent survey by Rover.com found that 46% of women are in favour of taking care of a pet before having a child. 42% of them stated that they acquired valuable parenting skills from pet parenting experiences. Another 23% of dog moms said that they plan to adopt a pet before having kids. 54% of the respondents adopted a pet during the pandemic.
With the obsession of screens going strong in today’s generation, the true meaning of childhood is lost. WHO’s guidelines for children below 5 years of age require the kids to be restrained at 1 hour of screen time. Spending around 3 hrs in physical activity and 10-13 hrs in quality sleep is required for proper development of kids at this age.
Although it is hard to hear those words from your child, it is important to stay calm and not lash out. Do not make your child feel bad for sharing their feelings. Address why they said it and not the actual words that they used. Do not worry about it if it is just a one of thing, but if your child always says it to you, talk to a family therapist.
Research shows that only one-third of parents with kids under the age of five still sing lullabies to their kids. Science suggests that they should be singing more bed time songs for kids as it keeps them calmer for longer and the music helps to regulate the emotions of both the kids and their parents. Less millennial parents still sing lullabies.
Sometimes in life we come across certain quotes that strike a chord with us. H. Jackson Brown Jr said ‘Always kiss your children goodnight, even if they’re already asleep’. An uplifting quote by Sue Atkins goes like this – ‘There is no such thing as a perfect parent. So just be a real one’. Geno Lee Nolin said ‘ My children are the reason I laugh’.
Kids learn how to tell time between the ages of 6 and 8, so do not pressurise them to learn sooner. Give them an educational watch with different coloured hands for the hours and minutes. Avoid buying digital watches as they might not be interested in learning to read the time. Read some clock books that help kids learn different stages in the day.