As a growing kid, it is a great responsibility on parents to nurture the right habits and take care of the bad ones. Fulfilling wishes and also keeping whims at check is not easy. To regard for the best parenting tips, here is a list of some of the well-sought ones. And, moreover, these are all backed up by science too.
- Activities and Hobbies, Especially Music
Did you know that it is mandatory in states like China to have at least one hobby? Further, the children are encouraged to know to play at least one musical instrument. Some of these might seem a bit on the edge but consider when a kid is growing, it needs to be given a chance to learn as much as possible and at least introduced to several things around us. And, in due course of time, they will pick up or leave some of them. According to science, music lessons make kids smarter.
- Music helps your kids increase their IQ. A study showed the same.
- Music helps tune your mind, keep it calm and encourage patience. Studies on this have also concluded the same with majority voting.
- A new series of studies have aimed to learn that music helps your kids gain advantages in learning over other students in the class.
It is interesting to note that activities that are completely unrelated to music are also greatly impacted and improved or assisted with some training in music.
- All Play and no Studies are Really Bad
The notion of the Dumb Jock is not true at all. The idea goes like this, for if you are unfamiliar, that dumb jocks spend all their time on the field, playing, running and so on, and no time in the library, Meaning that they are so much devoted to playing and fun that they do not enjoy studying at all. Now, this might seem like unnecessary but imagine you have your child doing the same. If you get called in a parents-children meeting only to hear this, what would be your approach? How will you explain your kid or even more mend his or her ways?
It has been found through studies that people who do a little sport and exercise tend to pick up vocabulary faster. They also found that it was approximately 20% faster than those who didn’t do any kind of yoga, exercises, meditation or sports. Secondly, it was found that exercise on a regular basis also improves the blood flow to the brain. Now, the better finding is that the blood flow is increased to those regions of the brain that are dedicated to memory and learning. Now, the facts are also backed up by science.
- Being in great shape or agile and sporty increases your ability to learn.
- Exercise helps increase blood flow and stimulation to memory and learning region of the brain.
- Reading a Book
Now, reading a book or a story to your kids every day is a great idea. Parents tend to emphasize this, a lot. But, are you doing it all right? Think again. If you have a little one around trying to learn to read and write, teaching begins at home. Instead of reading to them from a colorful book filled with pictures, try to focus their attention on the words. Wait till they are able to repeat, see if they are trying to, encourage them and continue. Reading even a single sentence with them is much more effective than reading a whole page to them while they are busy staring at the colorful pages or even further, tearing and putting them in their mouth.
- Do Grades Matter
It is not uncommon for parents to make their kids fall asleep early. While many others make them work hard and not fall asleep till all the homework was completed and ensure that the lesson is done right. There is no flaw in either of the methodology because parents know their kids more than you or me. But, as per science, there is a clear connection between sleep deprivation and grades. Loss of sleep affects grades and learning, and cognitive measurement.