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Peer Pressure

Peer pressure is among the major sources of bullying, which can turn otherwise good students into bullies. Very often the child who harasses another partner quickly is usually surrounded by a band or group of stalkers which join in a unanimous, gregarious behavior of harassment against the victim. This is due to the lack of an external authority (for example, a teacher, relative, etc..) Impose limits on this type of behavior, projecting an image of the main bully leader about the rest of their peer followers.


It is estimated that simultaneous intervention on individual, family and socio-cultural, is the only possible way to prevent bullying. Prevention can be done at different levels. Primary prevention would be the responsibility of parents (commitment to a democratic and authoritarian education) of society as a whole and the media (in the form of self-regulation for certain content). Secondary prevention or anti-bullying methods would be to concrete measures on the population at risk, that is, adolescents (primarily to promote a change in attitude towards the need to report cases of bullying but do not become victims of them), and the population directly linked to this, teachers (in the form of training in appropriate skills for conflict prevention and resolution of school). Finally, tertiary prevention measures would help those involved in cases of bullying. After school programs can help combat bullying. There are a number of youth programs throughout Canada, many of which are in Toronto specifically.

Conflict Resolution

Although the figure of harassment generally open to the concept of denial of conflict to be an underground abuse (even for the victim, as she declared war in secret, never openly), perhaps one could speak of conflict to simplify the approach to the matter. Although conflict may be a part of life and even an engine of progress, under certain conditions can lead to violence. To improve, educational coexistence and violence prevention must be taught to resolve conflicts constructively, ie, thinking, talking and negotiating. A possible method of conflict resolution developed in the following steps:

Properly define the conflict.Set goals and what sort of importance.Designing possible solutions to conflict.Choose the solution that is considered best, and develop a plan to carry it out.Implement the chosen solution.Assess the results and, if they are not desired, repeat the entire procedure to try to improve them.

A good idea might be to go write the different phases of the process, to facilitate its implementation. In programs for the prevention of school violence that are being developed in recent times, including mediation and negotiation as methods of nonviolent conflict resolution. Peer pressure is not always bad; bullies can be peer pressured to stop bullying.


Easy Things You Can Do to Make Sure any Support for Math You Provide at Home

1. Know Your Subject

You can’t provide help for math to your little primary student if you don’t know exactly what they need to learn about the particular topic area you’re supporting them in.

For example, if Little Johnny comes to you and asks for help in his long division homework, it pays to know a few things about the principles of basic division, how it relates to multiplication, and where Little Johnny will use the skills of long division in other math topics in the future.

You can find a basic overview of your child’s primary math curriculum in a few places.

First, have a look in their math text books or subject outlines if they have one. Some school websites also provide syllabus support documention on their websites for parents, which will outline the scope and sequence of your child’s classroom math program. Or, for a detailed overview of state- or federal-based curriculums in your area, do an online search for the primary mathematics documentation from the relevant educatino department or association. Most will have online guides for parents that detail exactly what school children should be learning at what age, and what order they should be learning it.

Just have a quick look at the particular topic your child is struggling with and assess where abouts in this topic they are up to in the classroom. This alone will tell you what skills they should already have in the area, and what you need to remind them about in helping them with the problem at hand.

2. Know Your Student.

Parents who are wanting to provide help for math at home have a distinct advantage in this important step — and that’s that they already know the student very well indeed!

It’s a well-known fact that teachers who know their students (including how they best learn, what engages them, and what motivates them to learn more) are far more effective than those who don’t teach specifically to the student’s needs. In fact, it’s one of the biggest challenges many classroom teachers face!

So, what exactly do you need to take into account about your child’s personality when trying to provide help for math?

Primarily, you need to know how they learn.

Most kids will learn best by DOING. That is, by making, creating, moving and touching objects. By actually writing. By reading. And by experiencing their new knowledge in their own worlds.

On top of this, consider whether your child likes particular subjects or topics. Can you use this in the learning you do at home together? (For example, if your child loves Holdens, find a car magazine and read some of the articles about their favourite make or model. Then introduce this new ‘fun’ knowledge you’ve discovered together to work on a maths concept, like adding or subtracting, or dividing… ‘If we have ten Holden fans at a racecourse and 30 free Holden stickers to give away, how many will each person get?’).

If they like the outdoors, find a way to learn about numeracy concepts on a bushwalk, at the beach, or in a park. Geocaching is a great way to spend time together while also working on your child’s map-reading and numeracy at the same time. And they’ll never know!

Think about whether your child is an aural, visual, kinesthetic (touching) or by reading and writing. Do they learn best by listening to people explain things, reading about it themselves, looking at something and observing a process, or by copying and doing it directly? You can find more information about how to decide this by googling ‘VARK’ and reading up on how to assess a child’s learning style. Once you have an idea about how they learn, try and adapt your style of teaching and the activities you do together to the way they most enjoy learning.


Tips to Pick Great Boarding School

The best boarding school operates with a noble mission and vision of building creative and dynamic leaders of tomorrow. These schools come with a dynamic educational program to cater to students of diverse backgrounds. Such programs offer each student the opportunity to enrich themselves, nurture their skills and aptitude which will finally help in developing a global citizen. The course curriculum is designed to ensure a smooth transition from a school to tertiary education level. The best residential schools come with committed and sincere teaching faculties who not only impart education but inspire students to achieve their highest potential and grow up as a compassionate and responsible citizen of the country. Reputed boarding schools give equal importance to curricular and non-curricular activities. The dynamic educational program ensure that the students are never put under extra stress or pressure. In fact, these curricula are designed with a student-centered approach, whereby children are encouraged to get more involved in the learning process. All traditional subjects are taught but in a unique manner comprising class room and audio-visual teaching.

The best boarding school comes with each and every facility like, spacious rooms for girls and boys, library, computer labs, huge campuses, etc. The library is not only an impressive collection of books but also offers opportunity to access digital contents so that the child can grasp the subject better. Computer labs are designed with modern equipments and applications so that students can gain knowledge about the latest developments in the IT field. Campus life is also quite enjoyable for every student. They can participate in different clubs based on cricket, volley-ball, badminton, fine arts, language, astronomy, etc.

Inter-house competitions are conducted so that students can experience the thrills of challenge and competition. Furthermore, these activities also help in inculcating team spirit and developing a strong bond among students. Thus, it is often seen that friendships of boarding schools continue till advanced ages. If you are on the lookout for the best boarding school, then start with some online research. Since most schools maintain their own websites, you can easily gather information on a few schools, their admission procedure, etc. You can take a virtual tour of the school online to have a better idea about the school’s activities. Once satisfied, only then should you proceed with collecting the application form. Since few schools conduct the admission on first-come-first-serve basis too, you need to initiate the process well in advance.


Educational Toys

Educational toys are more and more popular all over the world and parents always buy too many such educational toys for children. However, many parents also still want to know whether these so-called educational toys are beneficial to children intelligence development. According to the children development experts, if playing with right ways, educational toys can really play the important role in promoting the child’s capabilities such as observation competence, thinking ability, imagination and handling ability. In fact, the educational toys are strongly recommended and often used in daily life to develop children ability and intelligence by parents and teachers.

As is known to all, Rubik’s cube, nine chain of rings, seven-piece puzzle and LEGO building blocks are the typical educational toys, however, do you know why they are so popular all over the world? Because the design of these toys not only use the beautiful images, bright colors and fair-sounding sound to attract children, but also enable children to use their brain and thinking ability to solve problem. If they can finally solve the problem successfully, I am sure they would get lots of pleasure and sense of achievement from the playing process. Of course, other non-intellectual factors such as perseverance also can be developed from the toys playing. Take the magic cube for example, it is the top-ranked intellectual toys in the world, which was invented by Erno Rubik, the professor of Budapest , Hungary School of Architecture, in 1974. When inventing this toys, professor Erno Rubik just want to find one instructional tool to help students enhance their spatial thinking ability. All in all, it is a interesting and difficult question about how to recover the confusing colors at the beginning. When playing with Rubik’s cube well, children should need the skillful hands, keen imagination of space and efficient and practical brain program, therefore it is more beneficial to develop children’s right cerebral hemisphere.

In addition to magic cube, other educational kids toys such as seven-piece puzzle and four-piece puzzle can improve children’s all kinds of ability such as observation ability and so on. As usual, the puzzles are planar, children should observe firstly to find which part of them should be finished firstly. In fact, when children grow up, all these basic abilities are beneficial to their life in future.


Give More Positive Words To Your Child

In daily life, too many parents would educate their children with these words such as not to throw your toys away anywhere, not to quarrel with other children and so on. In fact, the parents who always say such words are often perturbed by their children. In fact, these not to do words are finally useless.

Many parents always want to know that why they fail in kids family education, believe it or not, it is the common words such as NO, Don’t, Not to do, all of which are said by their parents. According to the scientific research, not only the children, few adults pay the attention on these words in daily life told by other people. If parents say not to throw your toys away anywhere, not to quarrel with other children and other words frequently, children would understand with their own meaning that throw thing anywhere and quarrel with other children.

it is no exaggeration to say that parents’ inappropriate words in daily life is the main reason for children to produce the bad behaviours. Imagine that your children hear the words such as Don’t, Not to do every day, their mood will be influenced. In fact, it is easy to change such situation, the parents, the teachers and other people change their way of talking with soft words, the good results will be got. For example, you can say to your children with these words you should tidy up your room, you should play with children with happy mood. All in all, these words with positive teachings will bring the good result for children. Above all, these words would be useful for children family education.

Of course, parents should know that you do not expect such one word will make the miracle, it is a long process. For a long time, you would find your children’s behaviours would be changed slowly.


What Things You Not to Say to Your Kid?

1. No (running, hitting, yelling, fill in the verb)! Kids hear the word “no” far too frequently .Train yourself to say what you want them to do instead of what you don’t. So, you can say “Walk, please” instead of “No running”.

2. Good job! . Train yourself to respond with “You did it!” or “You got it!” or “You figured it out!”. Notice the common element is starting with the word “you” and then acknowledging what they worked at, rather than what you think about it.

3. Don’t argue with me. Children are programmed to question, analyze and wonder about situations. This can sometimes present itself in an argumentative manner, but this is actually a normal part of development. Instead of cutting off the conversation, you can say, “I know you want my answer to be different, but it will not change”. You can also train yourself to make sure the child fully understands your response, with “I just told you my answer. Do you have a question about it?” This allows the child to present their opinion or get clarification. Either way, the child is allowed to express their thoughts or concerns and feel validated without an argument.

4. Wait until your Dad/Mom/other person finds out about this. This does two things. First, it creates anxiety and fear in the child, especially of the person who you are going to tell about whatever happened. Second, it ignores your responsibility to deal with the issue at hand and passes it to someone else. By the time a child has gotten in trouble for something, they already feel guilty, sorry and embarrassed about it. Threatening to tell someone else rubs salt in the wound. Choose whether the other person really needs to know about the issue, and if yes, let the child decide who will tell them. “Do you choose to tell (Mom) what happened, or choose for me to tell her with you there to make sure that I explain it correctly?” This gives the child respect and responsibility for their actions.

5. If you do that one more time… I can’t tell you the number of times I hear that phrase when around other parents, even though it is highly ineffective. First, you are threatening a child, which makes them fearful of you. Second, the threat is usually not something that is feasible to do (we are going home, you are going straight to bed, you don’t get dinner, you are grounded for a week, etc.) What we say in frustration is not only impractical but easily forgettable. Then we contradict our credibility.

6. You are doing that the wrong way. Parents tend to want control all of the time, and it takes work to allow kids to have freedom to do what they choose. Of course, there will be times when a task must be completed in a certain fashion (homework, etc.). However, many times we force kids to do something the “right way”, when it could have been done in several ways.

7. That is what happens when you… We often try to teach lesson to kids about life at the most inappropriate times. If a child gets hurt because they were doing something dangerous or inappropriate, they already learned their lesson. It is wasted words to try to express a rule when a child is upset, as they focus on one thing at a time

8. You can’t/Don’t do that. Telling a child that they can’t do something makes them prove that they can, by telling you or showing you that it is in fact possible. Telling a kid to not do something makes them want to argue or rebel. Train yourself to explain the reason behind your statement.

9. We are (whatever the child doesn’t want to do at that moment), OKAY? In an attempt to be kind and loving to children, parents tend to ask kids for their approval. The reality is that asking your child if it is okay sets you up for an argument when the child says no. This helps the child feel understood, but still communicates that leaving is non-negotiable.

10. You are making me really mad right now. Parents tend to let their children control their emotions, when it is the parent who is ultimately responsible for how they feel. It is also important for kids to understand that they choose what they feel, and they are not creating emotions in you. Train yourself to say, “I need a break right now because I am getting upset” or “I am angry right now”. You can communicate your feelings to your children without placing the burden of cause on them.

Tips to Pick Acting Class For Your Child

Pick an acting coach that lets kids be kids. This doesn’t mean that a child acting class should be all play, but fun should definitely be incorporated in teaching… or not only will your child not enjoy the class, they will start to think they have to behave like an adult when they audition, which is exactly what casting directors don’t want to see. Directors and producers look for kids who can act, not kids who act like adults. Children have a natural ability to play make believe and to really get invested in their imaginary games (something many adults lose when they grow up), so acting can be very natural and fun to them. The goal is to find a kid acting teacher that will teach them how to stay natural when they play in front of an audience (or camera) and not coach them a specific way to say a line or make a face, so look for acting schools for kids that teach things like Spolin’s theater games, storytelling, role playing and mime.

Although all the skills mentioned above are useful, the most important thing children can gain from a good acting class is the confidence to be themselves. If they know what to expect when they walk into an audition because they’ve done it all before in class, they will be much more confident. Pick a kids acting class that prepares them for auditions, lets them perform in front of others and gives them practice time in front of the camera. For example, they should learn things like how to find their mark and slate their name during on-camera auditions. Look for a kids acting class that offers support and makes children realize that their worth has nothing to do with whether or not they are successful in the biz.


Creative Teaching Methods

Quite a few education articles do speak this issue and so they place the fault on the children’s reduced focus to the advance of gadgets, appliances and expert services that provide immediate end results or possibly solutions, thus, making perseverance some kind of unfamiliar concept to the youngster. To illustrate, any time a student can feel bored to death, he or she can straightaway focus his attention to the smart phone being close at hand and also have fun with several betting games and as a result amuse him or her self.

On the other hand, this form of action is just building anxiety in the kid and he is much more likely to really feel a lot more stressed within the class in which he is not permitted to do anything else except to sit down and then listen to the actual coach. The youngster finds that it is hard to deal with this kind of limitation as there is little or nothing he could do in order to satisfy his want to take care of boredom and that gives rise to minimized attention levels.

Clearly, much more recent and latest teaching method has to be used to have the opportunity to efficiently struggle with the problems which technologies have presented. Teaching kids in these days is usually a talent of which tutors really should be appropriately certified. Having said that, by far the most reliable teaching method usually requires utilization of the technology alone.

Since it’s the actual digital gadget that finds itself effective with regard to grasping the kid’s special attention, tutors could certainly ask for assistance from exactly the same gadgets in order to make kids appreciate the numerous subject areas. Teachers are able to make use of notebooks and also projectors and make a video hall similar aura like a teaching method to hold the interest of their pupils. Professors might then continue with the coaching utilising slide-shows or some times animated graphics that make the topic highly appealing. There are lots of computer animated educational programs available on the internet and many education articles sometimes have shortcuts to web pages which contain these kinds of training programs.

Alternatively, educators also can utilize realistic items as illustrations and they also may well utilize role play in teaching kids to elevate students’ curiosity and also excitement. As an illustration, whilst schooling with regards to plants and flowers, school teachers might take the students into the botanic garden to demonstrate the flowers, herbs along with the bushes. One additional teaching method can be the following, the actual trainer could ask the kids to pick out a flower or plant or bush and create a super hero who may have powers just as the herb. As an example ,, whenever a herb releases specified substances to defend against bugs then related force of a superhero should be to discharge chemicals to be able to fight burglars. Once youngsters begin connecting study with having fun, they should have the similar passion for learning process as for having fun.


Kids Family Education

Firstly, don’t worry about children’s littering. I am sure most parents in daily life would have such experience that when you get to home from work place, you will find your kids throw all the toys you or your relative have bought for them as the holiday gift away every corner of the house. What’s worse, some naughty children would paint the wall with too much colors and it seems that they are satisfied with their masterwork. As parents, what should you do? Generally speaking, parents are angry with such behaviour what their children did, but at the same time they would put all the items scattered in the house away and clean the room as fast as they can, then they should tell the kids that not to do such things the next time. However, just a few days later, parents would find such situation happened again and also feel helpless. Suggestion from the children development experts is that before six o’clock, parent should not put their toys away and after six o’clock, parent should ask children that why these toys are thrown everywhere and how to clean up these messy toys. At the beginning, parents can clean them away with children together, and gradually children would clean them up on their own initiative without parents’ reminding.

Some parents also complain that they are so busy on work that they have less opportunity to communicate with their children. How to solve such situation? In fact, the effective communication is not dependent on the long or short time, but the sense of responsibility you give to children at every details. Remember that give a sincere hug to children before going to bed everyday, and say a complimentary word, I am sure you would find the obvious changes on your children after one year.

At the same, the first thing you do after the work should not be to do the housework, on the contrary, you can immediately hug your children and give them the warm feeling. For a while, you will find that your children become more independent and would not cry when you leave home for work.

How do You Ensure that Your Child is Safe at the Care Centre?

1. Picking A Care Centre

When you come to the conclusion that you need child care, you should start looking for one immediately. Try to plan ahead to ensure that you are not pressurized and end up picking the wrong one. Do a thorough research on the centres you have in mind. Visit them if possible to see how activities are carried out and how children are handled. Ensure that you observe the safety measures that have been put in place. You will be able to know whether a care centre is safe by observing such safety measures.

2. Sanitary Measures

Germs are present everywhere, especially where children meet. Child care centres are places where children can get a lot of infections and illnesses because of the germs present. Hence, parents should start teaching their children about good hygiene practices from an early age. Bathe them every day after arriving home from the centre. Teach them how to wash their hands and when to wash them. Teach them to cover up when coughing.

Look around the centre to see if a hand sanitizer is provided at the changing stations and at the dining area. If none is provided, recommend the idea to the centre manager.

3. Security Measures

Children are very curious and like trying out new things. They will always wander away no matter how keen you are to watch them. They can be quite mischievous. A good centre always has this in mind, especially if the ratio of adult to child is low.

A good centre will have a fenced play area outdoors. This helps reduce chances of children wandering off and getting lost or getting into accidents. The type of fence used should also be strong and shouldn’t allow children to squeeze their bodies through to the other side.

4. Pick Up Policy

Ensure that the centre doesn’t allow strangers to visit or pick children without the parents’ permission. Provide a list, giving the names and contacts of people who can pick your child. Keep a copy of the same list to avoid confusion in case something happens. Ask the care provider to request for ID’s of people who come to pick up your child. This will give you peace of mind as a parent.

Children are very precious to their parents; hence, parents would go an extra mile to ensure that they are safe at all times. These tips will help you and your care provider ensure that your child and other children at the centre are safe. It’s certainly always better to be safe than sorry.