Noticing the signs of depression or anxiety in your preteen is a challenging task. It's normal for a child to feel nervous, fearful and worried when faced with new situations and experiences.
However, if the anxiety prompts them to run and hide instead of facing the situation, then it is a sign of serious anxiety which can be controlled with the right approach.
Children always tend to reach out to their parents first for any help to deal with problems.
According to a systematic review conducted in the UK, mindfulness among school students reduced stress, anxiety and brought calmness in them.
Supporting them with your small efforts can make them feel better such as:
Every parent has a strong desire that their child should excel in studies as it is certainly this knowledge that sets the foundation for their further education and career.
But all the time, money and effort invested by you in your young adult's education is in vain if they have a bad memory and poor concentration.
It is normal to lose your cool at such times but it will do more harm and may develop feelings of angst in them.
Some of the ways in which you can be their memory coach are by:
As per systematic reviews and individual studies conducted in the UK, inculcating a habit of mindfulness in kids can develop their cognitive and performance skills. It can also improve their memory, reasoning and problem solving skills.
Also, at times, we unknowingly create a negative aura in and around our house and this can be a deterrent to your kid’s overall development.
You can deflect this negativity and create a positive ambiance in your house by applying the knowledge of Saral Education and notice the positive difference in their studies.
Minor fluctuations in grades are part and parcel of a student’s life. However, if your pre-teen is shunning her/his studies regularly, it should raise an alarm.
An array of reasons can demotivate your preteen such as:
A data from the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) depicts that one out of every three school kid in the age group of 10-14 years skipped school as they considered education unnecessary. Other reasons being, schools were located too far from home, to earn income for supporting family and to do domestic chores.
The energy flow in our house has a direct impact on the occupants. Negative energy in their room can make them lazy and demotivated to study.
Our unique concept of Saral Education can:
Being impulsive, moody, angry or disrespectful is a common behavior exhibited by a pre-teen.
As a parent, you may come across situations where your pre-adolescent may pick an argument with you, shun responsibilities or simply withdraw from any interaction.
Owing to hectic work schedules, you may not have enough time or patience to guide your pre-teen. Due to this, they may develop behavioural problems.
You can take care of these situations by:
Every parent has an innate desire that their children should grow up to be financially independent.
Pre-teenage is essentially an age when kids tend to overspend, so inculcating a saving habit at this stage is vital.
Overspending on junk food and clothes has become quite common among this age group. Following are some guidelines that will help:
Do you give in to your preteen’s demand to play games on your mobile phone?
Is excessive addiction to animated television series preventing them from studying?
In the age of gizmos and texting, it is common for children to become susceptible to the harmful effects of media overuse. According to a study, 70% of Indian kids in the age group of 7-10 years are mobile phone users.
Continuous tapping on smartphones and tablets can:
1. Affect their mental well-being, increase irritability and reduce their social interaction. It can also create havoc in their sleep cycles and impact their brain development.
To reduce the potential health risks of tech addiction in kids, you may consider the following options:
The human body has the capability to regulate our emotional and physical well-being. If we do not utilize this function, it can create disharmony in functioning of our mind & body.
With Saral Education, we support the development of this capability in every child’s body and empower children to think and act rationally.
When children are too young, they are incapable of understanding others’ emotions.
However, if this behaviour persists as they grow older; it can be a red flag that something is amiss with your preteen’s life skill.
At this age, closely observe if your kid:
If any of the above sounds familiar to you, these are early signs of an easy to solve problem.
As a parent, you can play a significant role in developing empathy in your child by:
A review on mindfulness exercises of students conducted in the UK has shown a 25% improvement in their emotional skills, 11% improvement in their achievement tests and 10% decrease in classroom mischief. These results are very encouraging and other countries, including India, are adopting similar strategies at a national level.
Identifying the impact of your home’s environment on your child’s learning & development is important. With the application of Saral Education, you can attract positive energy in your abode and improve your child’s overall personality.