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Yoga for Children

Yoga helps to gain strength, flexibility, focus and relaxation. Its philosophy is about gratitude, kindness, awareness, positivity, getting rid of habits and addictions. Many years ago, when people studied animals and nature, they realized they everything is in a perfect harmony. They thought that if nature had such a harmony, so could humans have, and they invented yoga by implementing nature itself. They created poses that provides to balance the breath and create awareness. Our children grow up in a world full of hurry and stress. Their parents are busy, they feel pressure about school, classes, videogames and competition. Yoga […]

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Importance of Sport for Children

Sport has a great impact on children’s physical, mental, cognitive and emotional development. One of the crucial problems of our society; lack of physical activity, creates diseases like obesity, diabetes and lack of concentration. Children who spend lots of time in front of TV and tablets, doesn’t have a regular sport activity and prefer to wander in malls become candidates for chronic diseases in older ages. Children who have a regular sport activity have different qualifications than their peers. Children who practice an individual or group sport activity, continue it at the older ages. Sport brings a disciplined life with […]

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Activities to Develop Creativity for Children

Activities and games are very important to develop creative skills of children especially in younger ages. Therefore, especially during kindergarten period, toys than can be reformed should be preferred. Expensive toys or too many toys don’t have any effect on improving children’s creativity. This fact needs to be explained clearly to education institutions and parents. Too many toys create lack of concentration since children would want to play with all of them, then get bored of seeing too many objects and throw them away. Parents become upset at this point since they think their child doesn’t value toys and know […]

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Kids Want to Be Realized

We all feel that we have to raise our voices sometimes. However, when we argue with our children as grown-ups, as parents, it is definitely wrong to raise voice since they are the naïve and ignorant side of the argument. When we blame them, we raise our voices and oppress them. But, we cannot expect a healthy relationship from children with this attitude. Kids scream, fight, cry; they expend great amount of energy just be realized. Parents are the only source of trust Parents are the priority in children’s life and the only source of trust. Eating and sleeping habit […]

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Don’t Say Your Children “don’t”

Children are naïve and ignorant, therefore they have limitless right to do wrong. Therefore we have to give them the right to make something wrong and then guide them to make it better and right. We have to support them to overcome the obstacles when they grow up. As parents, we do serious mistakes when we teach them what they shouldn’t do. When we tell them “I told you many times not to do it”, this sentence doesn’t make any sense to them. Especially at the ages 2-3, we say to children “don’t” in order to make them behave. There […]

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The Importance of Playing Games for Children

Children learn many information that will contribute to their life through games. Playing is primary need for children just like food, shelter, sleep. Games are the best tools to learn self-expression, discover talents and develop linguistic, mental and emotional skills. Games are children’s language. Children who cannot yet talk express themselves though games and reflect their inner motivation. Games allow children to develop their talents, they are also fun times spend with parents and siblings. The significant point here is allowing children to have fun time while they develop their skills. Effect of Toys Choosing toys are also important since […]

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How to Prepare Our Children for Life?

It is important for parents to prepare their children for “real life”, since once they become adults and abandon the safety and protection of childhood, they have to be stronger and able to think solution oriented. For that, instead of reading them stories like “Little Match Girl”, where a poor little girl dies freezing with hopes and dreams, we should tell those stories of powerful characters. You can also read classic tales and ask questions like “What could the little match girl do in order to overcome the situation?” This would direct them to try to solve problems and think […]

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What is Homework, What is Not?

Homework is a part of school education which some teachers love, all of the students want to avoid and parents are hesitant about. Some teachers argue that homework is helpful for students especially in primary school in order to support the ability to learn alone, to repeat what they learned in school and prepare for the next class. Because while listening class is a passive activity, students become active when doing homework. However, another group of teachers are against homework since they argue is causes students to get exhausted, effects family life badly and occupy the time that students need […]

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Raising Twin Children

Twin children became more common in recent years; and parents are becoming more curious about how to raise twin children. Twin children born at the same time, and identical twins look like each other and hard to distinguish. Therefore they are remarkable and center of focus at every age. It was common sense to raise twin children together. Especially identical twins used to go to same school, dress same clothes, eat same food and have same friends. It was believed that keeping them together helps them to socialize. However, in recent days it is acknowledged that twin children should be […]

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How to Give Pre-School Education?

Ages between 0-6 are important years since children are very open to learn. Children start to know themselves and surroundings, discover and develop skills during these years. These are also years that children encounter moral and social rules for the first time. Characteristics developed during these years affect individual’s perspectives, form of believes and behaviors in the oncoming years. Therefore, these years bring significant responsibilities to parents. In today’s world, pre-school education that is given at home needs to be supported by education institutions. Kindergartens aim to develop children’s skills multidirectional and adjust them to be in a social environment […]

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