Tips for Parents of Small Children



Parents frequently ask me for Tips for Parents of Small Children.

Many tell me they are willing to spend any amount of money. They say that money is not a limit for their small children.

One judge asked if he can use Super IQ 7 Mind Machine for her 6 months old daughter. I said, “No”.

The same I want to tell you. While Mind Machine is the most powerful tool you can buy, but it is not for small children. It is for students who have experienced tension of studies and have goals of some specific competitive exams.

Here are the tips for parents of small children:

For all children of all ages

  • Don’t make “unhealthy” food items as rewards. For example, these should not be rewards: chocolates and toffees and soft drinks (including colas and even bottled fruit drinks; I’ll write about problems with bottled fruit drinks in some later article)
  • Never force feed your child. Long back when I was a child, my friend’s mother used to offer her son some money for each chapati he ate. Such behavior on the part of parents KILLS the JOY of EATING, which is nature’s gift to all living beings. It is just in human beings that well meaning parents kill that joy.
  • Don’t force (or repeatedly suggest the same) any activity on to your children such as painting, dancing, swimming because the very “act of force” kills the joy. If you do so, your kids may end up hating that activity. What you can really do is expose the children to such activity as “I am wondering if you want to see if you will like swimming”.
  • Good idea to have no soft drinks in your fridge at all.
  • Good idea to have avoid things in house you don’t want your children to eat because whatever you cook or buy will all get fished faster than you expect.

For children upto age 5

  • Encourage activities and games that require physical movement.
  • Have discipline yourself and avoid the TV. That means: Don’t expose the little kids to too much of TV. Keep TV to absolute minimum.
  • Expose them to classical music of India
  • Expose them to western classical music (specially baroque music of Mozart, Beethoven, Vivaldi)
  • Expose them to colorful things and shapes of all kinds
  • Take them to parks (make sure there is not too much pollution)
  • Don’t enforce early educational training
  • Have a “no TV day” once every week

For children from age 6 to age 11 (class 1 to 5)

  • Encourage them to take up music of any kind. Make sure you get a kind and generous teacher.
  • Encourage them to do physical activities and games
  • Have the discipline yourself to study something with them–either classroom related work or something else of their interest
  • Teach them any relaxation or meditation techniques
  • Teach them a few good study habits
  • Try to have “no homework day” or “no homework evening” once a week
  • Buy for them a music keyboard or piano
  • Get Exam Maximizer course and learn yourself and teach your kids those techniques you find particularly valuable

For children class 6 to 8

  • Encourage them to take up or continue with their hobbies which could be from arts (music, painting, drawing, dancing, etc.) or games
  • Encourage them to study for school daily for sometime
  • Encourage DAILY physical activity (exercise, games, etc.)
  • If possible, encourage them with Maths and English
  • Discuss with them what it means to have good study habits
  • Buy for them a music keyboard or piano
  • Try to have “no homework evening” once a week
  • Get them Exam Maximizer and and work with them to understand what new skills they are building and what new techniques they are learning

Questions for You

Did you find these tips for parents of small children useful?

Ask yourself how you plan to use what you have just learnt?

My best wishes,

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