Tag: self esteem

Contact Lens For Your Children

Does your children or teenagers dislike to wear glasses although they really need it? Then you might want to consider to use contact lens for your them. Although they are still young, they can wear contact lens like the adults.

When choosing between glasses or contact lens for your kids or teenagers, there are some aspects that can be used as consideration such as;


Using glasses are simpler and more practical compare to contact lens. Unfortunately many kids and teen do not like to wear glasses since the glasses often make their appearance become less attractive or nerdy, so it can reduce their self-esteem.

Meanwhile contact lenses require more attention to take care the lenses. But it can boost children self-esteem since they do not have to wear glasses on their face.

Minimum age

Usually most eye doctor can give contact lenses prescription to children at 11 years old. Younger children can also wear contact lenses based on the recommendation from ophthalmologist.

Therefore, the age is not a problem for children to wear contact lenses, although the parents must ensure that their children aware their responsibilities to take care the contact lenses properly.


Many parents are worried about the safety of contact lenses for their children or teenagers. But, as long the contact lenses are made from responsible manufacturer, and taken care and worn properly, the lenses are very safe.

Here are some rules to make sure the safety of contact lenses;

Keep following your ophthalmologist instruction in taking care the contact lenses

Use and replace the lenses according to the schedule that is set by the eye doctor and do not wear them too long.

Do not sleep with the lenses on.

Use tight swimming goggles if you want to use the lenses while swimming.

Do not keep using the lenses if they give uncomfortable feeling to your eyes, or when your eyes feel tired and dry.



These days, every contact lenses are produced in a comfortable design. Many people claimed that the latest contact lenses design makes them feel like they did not wear the contact lenses at all.

But, for some people, putting on the lenses first in the morning would still make them feel uncomfortable and it would take few minutes before their eyes feels normal and comfortable again.

The difficulties in taking care the lenses

In the old days, taking care the contact lenses is quite complicated. Storing and cleaning process require delicate process. But, for modern contact lenses these process become much simpler using multi-purpose cleaner substance and easier storing case.

There are also disposable contact lenses that absolutely do not require any care at all. You just thrown out the lenses after using it once.


Since the glasses can be use and last much longer than contact lenses, the overall cost for contact lenses is more costly. It will become more expensive if you use colored or disposable contact lenses since this contact lenses type is the most expensive type.

The price of the contact lenses also varies depend on the material, type and brand.

The Importance Of Making The Children To Do House Chores

Children Doing The House ChoresMany parents often get frustrated because they cannot make their children help them with the house chores such as taking out the garbage, clean up their room or bring their clothes to the laundry. And parents finally end up doing the house chores by themselves.

Making the children help their parents doing the house chores is more than just simply make the house clean and in order, but also help to teach the children about responsibility in their life.

The life lessons that the kids studied in the homes are not just for the practical uses only such as the house chores that mentioned above. But, it is also include the intangible advantages also like; the important of cooperation in their life, the feeling of satisfaction when completing a task, the ability learning the value in following a schedule and their task.

Children need to experience those life lessons in to help them to handle with the obstacles and challenges that they will encounter in their life.

The ability to make a good judgment, empathy for other people and independence in many areas of their family life will much easier to planted when the children in pre-school years, although it can also be taught at older age.

These lessons could be implemented until the children leave their home. It is the parent’s duty to teach their children with these values, so the children can become contributing citizens. Schools, churches, Girl Scouts and other youth organizations can help as the supplement for the lessons that the children got in their own home.

A positive personality depends on the positive life experiences. It will better if the positive experiences occur in a supportive and safe home environment. The more success a child experiences, the better they will feels about themselves and their place in the world, and the more courage they have to take on new and different things.

When parents encourage their children to participate for the good of the family, parent will give the children the gift of courage to take risks and make mistakes and learn from it. Parents can focus to strengthen the children skill and ability order to build their self-worth feeling.

As parents teach their kids to do family chores, that is mean the whole family wins. Children will improve their self-esteem, independence and a sense of belonging. Parents will able to reduce their housekeeping duties, and they able to feel more confident for their kids and their ability to in the real world.

Children Self Esteem

Children Self EsteemAs parent, you may ever battling with child self esteem. Child self esteem is quite fragile, especially when they are entering the adolescence stage. This is because they become more aware about their physical appearances, they usually identify their existence on how are they appear in front of their friend and other people. Failing in appearance may make them become embarrass and humiliated.


Parent’s opinion

At this point, usually the parent’s opinion might have become less meaningful in the children eyes. The reassuring word of encouragement or support is no longer enough to make them comfortable and confident as when they are just little children. Then you probably wondering what can you do to improve their child self esteem in a healthy manners and behavior.

Improving the child self esteem

To improve the child self esteem, an experience psychologist Christina McCann from New York State, suggesting the parents to follow these tips;

Accepting their child appearances just what they are. Avoid being critical regardless their outside appearance such as their fashion styles, or dyeing their hair.

Support their best side and express it vocally.

Try to spend one on one quality time as much as they can.

If you live separately, parent should establish communication as much as they can by sending them mails or by phone.


When adolescence child or teens self esteem is damage, it can make them fall into depression. This situation can be indicate by these symptoms; lack of energy, hard to concentrate, irregular sleeping patterns, behavior changes, especially towards their parents and become uncontrollable and annoying. And if this behavior continues, you should consider to visiting specialist that can handle teenage or adolescence child problems.