PubertyTalking to you children about personal issues can be hard, but this is something that you need to do. Don’t forget that every parent is once a child too, so parents should understand about the experience with the same issues that their children face now.

Parent should understand about their children embarrassment, and they may feel a little embarrassed about this STUFF too. It is better for you to ask her questions now, because it will make it easier to ask her more difficult questions in the future.

A recent survey that had been conducted showed that around 55.9% of girls have never talked to their parents about puberty. And in another survey showed that 51.9% of girls say that their friend give the best advice. This is because most girls never talk to their parents about these issues.

When talking to your children or teens, remember that the first thing you should do is to make sure that the timing is right, then tell them that you need to talk with them when they have a few minutes free. Let them know that it is important, and private. This will usually get their attention.

Parents will, but they need to know and take time for important issues like this. There is no doubt that some parents are nervous about these issues. But no matter what, they are surely wanted to take part in helping their children and teens with important issues such as puberty.


Teaching the Children through Astronomy

Children AstronomyAstronomy is perhaps the best science for teaching children. Astronomy-themed learning projects can help teach children not only astronomy but many subjects–reading, writing, math, history, geometry, chemistry, art, photography, etc. Almost any area of knowledge can be integrated into a children’s astronomy class or workshop.

Children are not only learning the fascinating subject of astronomy that has engaged children of all ages for centuries–the solar system, the planets, the stars, the nebula, the comets, the galaxies, the spaceships and space marvels, the telescopes–but astronomy can be the coordinating art and science.

There are many children’s astronomy websites online and also books that include experimental projects, data research projects, telescope projects (including “make your own telescope”). Astronomy can also teach children how to think and analyze. Writing can be taught via keeping astronomy journals.

Other children’s astronomy websites can be easily found via your favorite search engine. Astronomy-oriented toys, “space toys” and science kits are available. Also calendars, posters, print. Children can be encouraged to design their own posters and art prints, their own “astrographics.” There are also telescope stores that have novice telescopes for young astronomers.

As for astronomy software, there are wide ranges of astronomy software which can be educational. Some of this software is especially designed for children can also be found online. Again, children can be encouraged to create their own stickers, coloring books, and computer graphics and astronomy and space clip art.

So when teaching children art, writing, math or any subject, think astronomy, which has engaged children of all ages for ages.

Make the Children Interested On Eating Healthy Snacks

It is every parents dream to see that their children are like to eat healthy and nutritious foods or snacks. When parents are making healthy snacks for kids, they’re not only supporting the children health and growth, but also so their kids will develop good eating habits. Therefore the children are able to love and enjoy eating healthy foods in their life and lower their liking for unhealthy snacks.

Many parents have difficulties in persuading their children to eat the healthy snacks that they have made. Unfortunately most of this problem is caused by the parent’s treatments regarding to the children’s food itself. Parents tend to treat and assume that children will act and behave as the adult regarding to their foods. So, when their kids are reluctant to eat the foods, most parent are simply just pull out their authority and ordering their children to eat the foods and use the phrase “eat your food” or “it is good for you”.

It will be better if parents are able to come up with better strategy to attract the children appeal for the healthy foods. To help parents preparing and make healthy snacks for kids there are two basic requirements.

Of course the first requirement is the healthy ingredients for snacks itself. Fresh and natural food ingredients such as milk, honey, vegetables and fruits are the best options for this. Even the fresh meats will be much healthier compare to those meat products that are sold in various fast food places or processed foods in many stores.

The second requirement is the foods appearance or presentation. The combination of color, shapes and size are the main keys to attract children interest for the food and with the small sizes will make the foods are easier to eat for the children. This method will stimulate the kid’s imagination and make them feel excited to eat the foods. Many processed food manufacturers use this strategy to make children become interested in their product such as animal shaped chicken nuggets or various shape cereal (many of them even have various colors).

So rather than forcing the children to eat healthy foods and snack, wouldn’t it be better if parents could make their children interested to eat those foods on their own will?