Parenting in Public: Humble Tips From Fellow Parents

What to Do When Your Child Misbehaves in Public, from lernin blog

Kids sometimes make a scene, it happens. The problem is it can happen anywhere: at the supermarket, at a restaurant, during a family reunion, at school, on a plane… And, well, you probably don’t enjoy feeling observed, or even judged. Because we know that happens, we’ve been there. Being judged, not judging, obvs.

But hey, we come to help, or at least to try! So here go some tips that worked for us, and we hope will work for you too. Continue reading “Parenting in Public: Humble Tips From Fellow Parents”

Bed-Wetting: Why It Happens and What to Do About It

Bed-Wetting: Why It Happens and What to Do About It, from lernin blog

First of all, don’t panic. Bed-wetting –also called nighttime incontinence or nocturnal enuresis –is more common than you think: 20% of 5-year-olds wet their bed. This number gradually goes down: 10% of 7-year-olds wet their bed; and 5% of 10-year-olds still don’t fully control their bladder at night.

In fact, bed-wetting before age 7 is not a problem; it’s just that your child is still developing their bladder control. Continue reading “Bed-Wetting: Why It Happens and What to Do About It”

Low Grades: What to Do When Your Child Does Poorly at School

Low Grades: What to Do When Your Child Does Poorly at School, from lernin blog

Ideally, parenting would be super easy and every child would be driven, focused and would have a deep love for study. In reality, kids are not always like that, there are some unicorns, sure, but it’s not the most usual thing.

And, as parents, our first response when (or “if”) our child comes home with low grades, might be getting mad, punishing them or restricting their social activities. However, a study carried out by the University of Michigan has just proved this sort of approach actually just makes things worse. In this study, researchers asked the parents of 500 children what they would do if their kid got home with low grades. They sorted the parents’ responses into two categories: punitive and proactive. Continue reading “Low Grades: What to Do When Your Child Does Poorly at School”