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5 Things Parents Should Do With Their Children

Although finding quality time to spend with your family may seem difficult at times, there are a few important things you should make it a priority to do together. Make it a priority to spend time each day with your children. Work to find ways to make the time fun and educational at the same time. Here are 5 Things Parents Should Do with Their Children that will benefit any child.

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1. Read to Your Children

Read to your children every day. The benefits of this are huge. Children who grow up immersed in books learn that reading is important, are more interested in reading, and know that they can go to their parents for help with their school work because of their early involvement. Reading with your children also gives parents an opportunity to bond with their children, and open up many conversation opportunities that may have never happened otherwise.

2. Provide Time for Children to Play on the Computer

Children of all ages should have time to play on the computer. There are many educational computer games for children that will make the time spent useful and educational. This will ensure that your child has ability to understand and work with computers in an increasingly tech savvy world. It is also important for children to understand how to safely navigate a computer and the internet and this is where you come in!

3. Help your Children with their Homework

Setting aside time each and every day to do homework with your children may seem like the last thing you want to do after a long day at work, but this is one of the best things you can do for your children. This gives them much needed positive attention, and provides immeasurable help and educational opportunities. Not only will this enable the parent to stay on top of their child’s education, but it will allow the parent to have opportunity to teach their children things that they know as well.

4. Be an Encouragement to Your Children

Make a habit of encouraging your child every day. There is a lot of negativity in the world, and the home is a great place to teach your children that they are special. This is not an excuse to not discipline your children, though. Be sure to correct your children when they disobey, and teach them boundaries and respect. But do so in an encouraging and positive way.

5. Engage in a Conversation with your Children Every Day

Not only will conversations with your children give you opportunities to learn more about their lives and teach them the morals you want them to live by, but it will provide educational opportunities as well. Using proper grammar and strong vocabulary words in your conversations will help to teach your children how to speak clearly and properly. Ask your children if they understand what you are saying before just assuming that they do and be sure that you define vocabulary words that your children do not know.

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Parenting is a huge responsibility. Reading to your children, providing computer play time, helping them with their homework, being an encouragement, and talking to them each day are a few things parents should do with their children to give them a better start in life.

Lyne is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She loves all things Disney and is an avid chocoholic. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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  1. Great list of things! One I’ve learned after caring for four children is to be prepared for emergencies! I have four boys who are all active and we had a few broken bones and chipped teeth growing up so I learned quickly to have my kid’s pediatric dentist on speed dial!  

  2. These are all great tips and to start early, I had a great relationship with my girls when they were young and was always reading to them and doing crafts


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