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Child Development and Career

Rajnish
1 to 3 years

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Updated on May 22, 2014

Hi All, I am in a confused state right now. Me and M wife are working professionals. Due to this we are unable to spend quality time with my Son. However, since I Stay with my parents, he is looked after. Now, issue is from next year he will be going to 1st Standard and since both of us are working. Unable to figure out how can I ensure that his development is not compromised even though my wife continue to pursue her career. Any suggestions is much appreciated. Regards, Rajnish

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Rajnish

| May 23, 2014

Thanks Shikha. During my discussion with my wife I was thinking do we really have Child development counselors. Luckily I have one right here .Thanks for sharing your knowledge.

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Rajnish

| May 23, 2014

Thanks Shikha. During my discussion with my wife I was thinking do we really have Child development counselors. Luckily I have one right here .Thanks for sharing your knowledge.

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Shikha Batra

| May 23, 2014

Two: for language development: whatever time u get to spend with the child u can try n speak in short simple sentences. help the child converse in English, teach him basic mannerism, try n elaborate his sentences in correct format. Teach him sight words. u cud read out short simple stories to her. make him practice words. Three: for cognitive development: u cud give practical knowledge for example if u r traveling n u see dried leaves on road u cud talk about autumn season. u cud talk about road signs, animals n their sounds, homes, young ones etc. talk about earth, planets, sun. practical knowledge is retained better n for longer period. So make the best use of outings. Four: for social development u cud tell him how to greet grandparents, make them feel special by making cards for them, giving them surprise gifts, behaving nicely, following their instructions n last but not d least children cud learn from their experiences n knowledge.

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Shikha Batra

| May 23, 2014

Two: for language development: whatever time u get to spend with the child u can try n speak in short simple sentences. help the child converse in English, teach him basic mannerism, try n elaborate his sentences in correct format. Teach him sight words. u cud read out short simple stories to her. make him practice words. Three: for cognitive development: u cud give practical knowledge for example if u r traveling n u see dried leaves on road u cud talk about autumn season. u cud talk about road signs, animals n their sounds, homes, young ones etc. talk about earth, planets, sun. practical knowledge is retained better n for longer period. So make the best use of outings. Four: for social development u cud tell him how to greet grandparents, make them feel special by making cards for them, giving them surprise gifts, behaving nicely, following their instructions n last but not d least children cud learn from their experiences n knowledge.

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Shikha Batra

| May 23, 2014

Hi Rajnish! It is indeed a challenge for working parents to balance between work and home. Ur query is quite pertinent when holistic development of child is of utmost importance. it is advisable u cud take following steps for child's overall development. One: for physical development u cud take him to do park nearby n involve him in physical activitiesight such as playing swings, running, catch d ball, skating, swimming etc. u cud play with catching balls or hitting on target which will develop fine n gross motor development. Two: for language development: whatever time u get to spend

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