When Your Children Lying

As adults, sometime we commits a necessary lie or often called as white lie. This action is not always a favorite choice since it will leave guilty feeling in our hearts. But when parents find out that their children are lying, this behavior will immediately turn on the alarm in every parent’s head.

No parents wants their children to grew up as a liar, but before parent get angry because their children are lying and want them to tell the truth, they need to know about the kid’s age and the reasons why the children are telling the lies.

Researchers found out that young children at the age group of 2 to 3 year old often cannot understand the difference between truth and the result of imagination. The boundary between reality and fiction often become blurred at this group of age.

The lies that children are telling often a way to achieve something that they cannot achieve, or to get away from something that they cannot. If the parents keep insisting their child to speak of the truth, they often do not get the truth at all. Therefore, it will be much better to concentrate to the feeling of injured party or the situation that happening because of the children action rather than demanding full honesty to the children that are in this group of age.

At the group of preschool age, most kids already comprehend about the reality. Most of the time, the lies that the children do are as part of their play and game, sometime it is part of their wishful thinking and sometime it is a result of their imagination.

At this group of age, lying often become a method of processing new ideas for children.

At the school age, children become aware about the term of white lie and know how to do it. Children learn about the method of lying for their own advantages or to prevent hurting other people feelings.

At this group of age children usually lie to prevent other people especially their parent from getting disappointed to them or because they feel they being ask to do more than their capabilities.

Parents should able to recognize the reason for the lying and use it as consideration to make the right decision. Providing your kids to help them do their chores or work can solve the situation and prevent them from having to make lies to the parents.

In the group of age 8 – 12 year, children would still have difficulties with the area between the truth and imagination. At this age, children might begin to makes up things that they usually share with their parent when they are younger.

This progress is quite normal and become part from the process of growing up. At this stage rather than forcing the children to tell the truth, it will be better if parents show their disappointment or displeasure to the children about their lying behavior.

But if the lying keep continue to chronic lying, parents must seek professional help to solve this behavior. This situation happen because children have learn it is more convenient to tell lie and lying become the easiest method to achieve what they want.

Finally, if parents do not want your kids growing up to become constant liar, parents must set up themselves as good example of honest person. When children see that their parent is lying no matter how small is, it will leave impression to the children that lying is acceptable and a normal thing to do.

Children Safety during Trick or Treating On Halloween Night

Halloween Safety for Children

People from all over the world often associate Halloween with fun and treats. Parents allow their children to go out and enjoy their trick and treat activities, without thinking about their child’s safety to some degree. The truth is, Halloween is not just about fun and treats. Several reports have revealed that compared to the other usual nights, the Halloween nights are more dangerous to children ages 5 to 11. A large number of children were killed and injured during Halloween nights and this happens primarily because of lack of parent’s supervision.

There are a lot of things that parents can do for their child’s safety at Halloween. To know more about the most advisable Halloween child safety strategies, just read on below some of the worth noting Halloween child safety tips that are perfect for parents, guardians and children as well.

Supervising the ChildrenSmall children must only go to a well-lit house and remain only on porches rather than entering the house.

It will be better if children go for trick or treat activities with a number of their friends and accompany by one or several adults.

It will be wise if the children keep and remember their parents or their own home phone numbers and carry coins or cell phone for emergency calls.

Prepare name tags with addresses and attached them to Halloween costumes.

Check the Treats that are GivenParents must warn the children not to immediately eat any treats that are given to them. It will be wiser for parent to check all the treats before letting their children eat it.

If the children are wearing costumes that use swords, knives, or any hard objects, the parents must make sure that those accessories are not sharp and rigid. It will be better if the children can use the flexible accessories instead.

Children must stay on sidewalks and avoid crossing the street without supervision. If the children want to cross the street or cross at the corner, make sure that they are stay together in a group before crossing the road and do not crossing between parked cars. Therefore the passing by driver will able to see them clearly.

If possible, choose and wear clothing that is bright, reflective and flame retardant.

Halloween Costume SafetyDo not let the children wear baggy or oversized costumes to prevent them from tripping, and also do not let them wear oversize mask or hat that obstructing their view when walking. The children should use the mask that properly fit or face paint.

Set a curfew for older children.

Prepare homes for tricks or treaters by cleaning and clearing your porches, sidewalks, and lawns.

Make sure that the pedestrian area in your neighborhood is safe for trick or treaters.

For people who are driving at same time as the trick or treating activity, they need to be extra careful when driving around the neighborhood. Watch for any children that might crossing the streets. Drive safely and slowly.

Those basically are the Halloween child safety tips. It will be better if parents can follow it to ensure the children safety and support their activity so they can have a fun and enjoyable Halloween experience.

Teaching The Internet Safety For Your Children

There is no doubt that the internet is one of the greatest inventions in our time. It has made our life’s become simpler and more convenient especially in communication and information. Information from anywhere in the world can be acquired in a matter of minutes.

Unfortunately this vast information technology development also has unfortunate side especially for our children. Many uncontrollable, random, free and dangerous information are flooding the internet, sometimes without any filter. Our children minds and mental or psychology’s that is not fully developed will be affected with these kind information. Therefore it is our jobs as their parents and guardians to teach them properly about internet safety.

There are many internet aspects that are threatening our children safety. But many of them can be classified into these basic threats.

Online abuse

There are many people who target children or children predator on the internet for many purposes such as bullying, violence, sexual approach, engagement and assault, social background and many more. They can easily pretend to be someone else to get children attention. There are many way for them to do it such as in online forums, chat, gaming, email, social media and many other online interactions. Basically many children have naive thought, in the spirit of friendship they can easily accept and welcome any introduction and interaction from stranger especially if the strangers claim themselves as children too.

Unsafe websites

There are many website that fill with dangerous and unsafe information that can be accessed by children easily and freely such as violence, fanatic ideology, hatred to particular or many social backgrounds, porn and many more.  If your children access the internet from your own home computer you can easily prevent and blocked these websites so the children cannot access it with many internet safety software and computer program that can acquire easily from many source. But with the development of technology and communication, the children can access the internet from any place without your supervisions. Therefore you must teach them properly and make them understand about the danger of those websites.

Unsafe program and fishing

With their great curiosity, people can easily lure and tricked children to click any link or download any program or file without suspicious. This can make children unintentionally let any dangerous software or program such as viruses, worm, Trojans, spyware into your personal computer or any gadget that can access the internet. These programs will damage your gadget performance, and personal file and data. Some of them can even steal your important personal data such as financial or banking and your working data.

Although there are many other internet threat that threatening your children safety, it does not mean that you should prohibited and prevent them from accessing the internet. But with proper teaching and learning from you, hopefully can help them to avoid the internet threat.