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Handling Colic Baby

colic babyColic is a condition that happens to a baby, where they can cry uncontrollably. This situation usually happens to a new born baby around the age of 1 month. This symptom can appear suddenly and can also disappear suddenly. Usually this symptom will disappear when the baby is 4 month old. Although colic mostly do not affect your baby health but it can affect the family, especially for parents and the infant themselves psychologically such as stress and fatigue in emotionally and physically.

Baby communication

Crying is the only communication method that the babies know. With crying the baby will tell their parent that there is something wrong that is bothering them and make them uncomfortable. But in colic even you have applying all the solution that you can think of to calm the baby down, the baby is still relentlessly crying.

The cause

Until this day the major reason that causing colic on babies is still unknown. But many researches have shown that there are some factors that can cause colic condition on babies such as;

Gas accumulation. The accumulated gas will cause bloating for the baby and causing them uncomfortable. The gas can come from unhealthy air condition in the baby environment such as smokers or polluted air, and bottle fed baby where the air can come from the bottle teat. Therefore it is important to always burp the baby after feeding them to release the air inside the baby stomach. There are also some medical treatments to dealing the air inside the baby stomach, but you must consult it with your pediatrician to do this.

Lactose intolerant for the bottle fed babies. This happen because the baby digestion system is still very simple, therefore some baby cannot digest the baby milk formula and causing allergy for the baby milk formula. You need to switch your baby milk formula that has hypo allergenic formula for your baby if your regular baby milk formula causing colic for your baby.

Stress. While in their mother wombs, the baby often experienced many stimuli from their mother environment such as sound, movement and vibration. But after the baby is born, they become less experience these stimuli. For some reason this quite and calm condition can make some babies feel uncomfortable and make them stress. For this you can use many methods such as rocking or swinging the baby, using low sound or vibration from your house appliances, or humming when putting them to sleep.

 

Each baby may need different solution in to solve their colic condition. You can try many methods to find the right one for your baby. Try to discuss it with your family, friends or other mothers that have experience in handling baby colic or your pediatricians.

Taking The Responsibility In Children Education

educating children

As parents and guardians of our children, it is our duty and responsibility to ensure that they receive the proper educations. Although we can fully handling our children education by ourselves that does not mean that we can put all the responsibility to educate our children to someone else such as school teacher. Our involvement in educating our children can become the important key to develop and bring out their potential.

The first teacher that a child has is their parents or guardians. They teach the children how to walk, talk and behave while the children are growing. Therefore they also can involve in their children further education to ensure the children success, both in school and life.

Parent’s involvement in children school education

There are many things that parents can do to support and encourage their children education. Many thing around the house and environment that can become education material such as doing some activities that can be done together, playing, house chores, singing, reading activities and many more. Therefore the parents do not have to particularly provide special time to educate their children at home.

And parents can also support their children education from school from home. They can talk about the school, helping with their task once in a while, providing study material such as books, listening and discussing to their trouble at school, develop the habit of regular study and homework. These supports can help the children to improve their learning ability in school.

Parents can also participate in school activities such as chaperone, sport activities, school events, or joining the teacher and parents’ association. In this matter parents need to provide special time for these activities. Therefore for some parents such as single parents may be only able to spare a little time for it such as attending to a school event.

It would be better if the parents can establish a relationship or communication with the teachers. Therefore they can exchange information regarding the children, so there will be mutual understanding about the children, so the parents will not blindly defend or accusing their children completely when there is a trouble without understanding and knowing all the facts.

 

It is not easy to be responsible parents or guardians; it will take a lot of your patience and time. But it is a necessary effort and sacrifice to help and develop the children potential and enhance the relationship between parents and their children until the end of time.

Establishing Communication Between Parents And Their Teenagers

Many parents are experience many difficulties in establishing a communication between them and their children especially when there are confrontation with their children. This condition is often happen especially when their children are at teenager stage. Therefore to create healthy communication between parents and their children, it will be better to look it from the children or teens perspectives.

Communication with teenagers

Mostly children and teens needs proper condition in order that they can comfortably open up and communicate their issues with their parents or guardians. Therefore to create and support the proper condition and environment that can stimulate teenager to open up and communicate comfortably, parents need to consider their communication method.

This aspect is very important especially when the parents are angry. Loosing the temper and emotion can hindering the relation between parents and their teenager. Negative reaction such as shouting, harsh and sarcastic action can provoke their rebellious behavior. It can make them become defensive and counter attack their parent negative reaction. In the end there will be not conclusion and solution of the problem, the parents will loose their children trust and loose the communication with their children.

There are few thing that parents need to avoid while communicate with their teenager.

Stop comparing between yourself and your teenagers when you are at their age.

Although they are your teenager, they are different individual from yourself. Both of you live and grew in different condition, situation, time and ages. Therefore it is not fair to demand your teenager to act and behave just like the way you behave. That is because they have their own condition and situation that are different from when the time you are grow up.

Stop playing the authority card

By using authority card such as the one who makes the money or the one who’s in charge, parents will become absolute ruler. Teenager must completely obey what their parents told them without being able to speak of their opinion. Healthy communications require two ways communication between parents and their teenager. They both must value and pay attention on their opponent feedbacks and opinion, even when the both side are angry.

By doing this, the parents will set up a good example and showing to their teenager that they are serious in communicating with their teenager to create the good solution to their teenager issues. The teenager will be able to trust their parents more, and parent will be able to establish foundation for a good and healthy communication with their teenager for the future.