You are aiming for the strengthening of your child’s conscience in all of this. Remember the conscience? That old fashioned notion which was our inner voice reminding us when we did something wrong? The conscience led us to appropriate guilt which in turn led us to healthy actions – apologizing and making amends. That’s how people used to “grow up” when they made mistakes.
Dry cereals usually contain corn, wheat, bran. And sometimes includes nuts and honey. It’s accepted by kids of all ages (even adults). Make sure to check the Nutrition Fact label. Dry fruits may be harder to get them to eat. But you can try out dried cranberries, apricots, bananas, kiwi, strawberries, raisins, pineapple, and mangos.
Set up a subject list and allow your child to choose from a list of electives as well. After all, school can’t be just English and History. Allow your child to help determine the order of the classes and how they want the semesters set up. For instance, you can choose to teach the same classes all year, or teach half the classes one semester and the other half the next semester.
First and foremost, be certain you can stick to any schedule you create. This is one of the hardest parts of preparing for back-to-home school. Make sure you talk to your child while you plan their schedule. Sometimes, you may forget about “after-school” activities they may have such as community sports or dance.
Social anxiety disorder in children can affect the child negatively in many ways. The child can be lonely from lack of interaction with others and have few if any friends. These children are less likely to participate in school activities and pretend to be sick so they do not have to go to school. Other children may refuse to attend school completely. Missing time at school can have a negative affect on their grades and ability to learn. The child can develop behavioral problems at school. The risk for suicide increases in children with social anxiety though they are more likely to attempt suicide as teen or adults.
Keep it within budget. Ten-year-olds have piggy banks, not credit cards. If you want a wine country wedding but can’t afford the sprawling estate vineyard, find a small family winery in your price range and make it fit your needs. Likewise, if you want a designer dress but not the designer price tag, find a sample sale or a consignment store. Bottom line: Set a budget and stick to it so you don’t start your married life in debt.
Constantly focus on giving your child/teen the confidence, self-esteem and social skills required to resist peer pressure without destroying friendships. Remember teaching your kids to “just say no” is not enough. The self-esteem plays a critical role in your child’s decision making ability. Self-esteem creates confidence – confidence creates power – and power creates a leader not a follower.
Will you allow smoking or visitors in your home during the care period? Do you care if the nanny speaks your native language or any other language? Au pairs are commonly younger women from foreign countries; is it important to you to have a caregiver from your locality?