I hope everyone started the new year with new challenges as we did 😉
First. Rodrigo started his second term at Guildhall had super duper busy week: two days working with one of his tutors and with the electronic music and jazz departments, and the rest of days working intensively with Sam Mumford on the reflection around the Artistic Practice.
Third. Markus is now 2 years old 😉 and basically this post should be about it because he is growing and we have new challenges to deal with. And lately he is challenging us and testing our patience ;). So I would like to share some things that help me when I have hard moments with him:
1. Screaming doesn’t helps – if I will scream, the kid will scream also. He will imitate you because he learns from you.
2. Speak clearly and try to explain the situation by playing – for example Markus doesn’t want to stay with his childminder. Before we go I play with him this game with his animals: the giraffe is childminder, the horse is Markus, the rooster is me. We play with those animals how horse comes with rooster to the giraffe’s house. Rooster goes to work and horse stays with giraffe. And it works!!! After 30 min of playing, Markus packs his things to go to childminder.
3. Give time for your kid to understand the situation. I prefer to explain 10000 times the same sentence then scream on him once. Also I learnt to go out earlier from house so I will get on time in case something interesting appears on the road 😉
4. Use “no” as little as possible and if it’s impossible to avoid it then explain why, again as many times as needed.
I think it’s enough topics. .. it s only 4 but sometimes it can be really hard to use them during the day… at least for me 😉
And my new challenge is coming….
HOW TO HELP YOUR KID TO WORK OUT WITH HIS OWN FEELINGS (bad and good ones) ??
Do you have advice?? I will make my research. ..