3 Things you should never say to your Child

Parenting is like trekking on a mountain – no matter how good you are, there is always the risk of falling. No guide book can ever make us a hands-on dad or mom, only instinct and experience can. No same set of rules can apply to two kids, even if they are siblings! Now I have said that, I do believe that we must stop from saying a few things to our little angels. Even if they look normal and harmless, they can actually turn out to be pretty harmful for our kids’ emotions and feelings..

Our children are indeed our reflection. They shape up more or less the way we mold them into, and mostly, it’s our own words which are playing with their conscience… impacts more than we can ever imagine.

1. Never Say ‘NO’

Rather than that, try – ‘Why not / How about’

We say ‘no’ to our little one million times a day, presuming that we are the best judge of what is bad or good for them. No doubt we are, but this ‘no’ has the potential to break our children. A seemingly simple & innocent ‘no’ can shatter their confidence, make them feel he’s incapable of undertaking a certain task, and can kill their urge to volunteer or help.

Worse, they absorbs ‘no’ as the way of life and so every time we ask them to do something, their response is going to be ‘no’! Thus, as a parent, we must make proper use of this powerful two letter word.

Hack: In place of saying ‘no’ flat out, it would be much better to give your kid alternatives to pick from.

When they asks for an ice-cream, ask them to try a healthier shake instead; If they ask for a new color-box even though they already have one, tell they when they can have a new one, instead of simply saying they cannot have a new one.

2. Never Say ‘You Must Become Like ‘Sharma Ji Ka Beta/Beti”

Rather than that, try – making ideals out of important values, and not from people

Personally I believe that we should try and focus on our child’s achievements, their good qualities. Instead of aspiring to people, we should urge them to aspire to values – confidence, compassion, morality, integrity etc. After all, it’s these qualities that make a good person, Agreed? Let’s be proud of what our child is as every child is unique, and work in the direction of improving the strengths.

I can’t deny, we are very much the society we live in and comparisons are impossible to avoid. Many times, our friends, family members etc. lament over useless comparisons and troll your child with a nonsense demand to become as good as somebody else. they may even ask us parents to be ‘more competitive’ or ‘stricter’! It is very detrimental not just to your child's mental and physical health but it may also backfire and turn them into rebels!

3. Never Say ‘Let me Do It For You’

Rather than that, try – teaching/showing them how to do it

When our precious little one is stuck somewhere in a task and is yearning hard to find the solution it is very obvious that we feel an overwhelming urge to offer the helping hand, ‘Let me do it for you’ often seems the easiest way out at that moment to pacify our struggling kid; but think, is it really going to help your children in the life? No. It will only make them more dependent on you to find answers to their problems.

How about channelizing or steer their thoughts in the right direction so that they reach the problem’s solution by themselves. This will make them independent and will also boost their self-confidence. This is our philosophy behind ProjectsforSchool.com too. We want our kids to experiment with the right material to be able to make working models on their own. This would help them develop confidence of achieving milestones, accomplishing things, learning science while doing something.

I hope you agree that we are our children’s role models. We can’t just cease to be the people they look up to and imitate! So it’s completely our choice of what we want these little buds to bloom into. That’s undoubtedly the best gift we can give them. Do you also have something you avoid saying to your kid?

Please share them in the comments, so that all of us can benefit from it.

Haya Abidi

How to make a school project magnetic crane without using an electromagnet?

Hmm, we have one DIY kit for making a magnetic crane using electromagnet (http://www.projectsforschool.com/product/magnetic-crane/); and a how to make guide for the same as well (http://www.projectsforschool.com/product/making-magnetic-crane/).

But if we want to make a magnetic crane with out using electromagnet, then we can replace the electromagnet with a simple magnet. You need to make the frame for the crane using wood / plastic. Then instead of electromagnet, you can use a simple magnet to lift and move, and manually drop the iron / steel objects. Electromagnet provides the option to drop the objects remotely by switching off the current.

A crude model of magnetic crane can certainly be made using a simple magnet. Readers views, suggestions and comments are welcome.

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Make your child sympathetic towards the Environment

Sympathetic for the environment?

Let’s evolve some ideas to preserve it

Environment, a word that can simply be defined as anything that surrounds us. It includes all living and non-living things that occurs on the earth or thereof and hence is responsible for affecting an individual’s body, mind and heart. In terms of biology and somewhat ecology, all natural materials along with living things, even sunlight, constitute natural environment. So people who remain concerned about the environment are said to be environmentalists. They focus on protecting the environment, most probably by checking the pollution, greenery, population and many more. Now let us make a list of all the problems regarding the environment, along with the ideas to reduce their adverse effects.

  • POLLUTION: Environment is basically polluted when substances with harmful or toxic effects are introduced in it. There are different kinds of pollution like air pollution, water pollution and soil pollution which requires a lot of years to recoup. Everyone might know the consequences of these types of pollution. First of all, air pollution occurs due to increase in the amount of undesirable chemicals in the atmosphere. Effluents from the industries and vehicles are the major source of this. Water pollution is caused due to the deposition of waste materials from the refineries, industries. Some people also have a habit to complete the domestic chores on the bank of river, ultimately polluting it. Soil is also polluted with the industrial substances that reduce the nutrient quantity in soil.
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Environmental Deforestation

PREVENTIVE MEASURES:

  • Proper Plantation. Trees not only purify the atmosphere but also beautify the surrounding.
  • Prohibition on Smoking. The part of cigarettes thrown after smoking

    is not degradable and contains toxic substances, which are further improper for the society.

  • Proper checking on car emissions.
  • Start an anti-litter campaign in surrounding.
  • In case you are a pet lover and you have a pet, then be careful while disposing it’s waste.

If you are eager to design your own pollution model or water purification plant, you can have it from www.projectsforschool.com/shop/ .

  • GLOBAL WARMING: The average surface temperature of the earth has increased due to the effect of greenhouse gases, like carbon dioxide and chlorofluorocarbons (CFC’s). Furthermore, these gases are responsible for trapping heat from the sun and retain it within the earth’s atmosphere which is now resulting in climate change. The temperature all over the earth is increasing due to which glaciers has started melting, raising the water level throughout the globe. Excessive snow, flood and desertification are also a result of this.
Environmental Pollution

Environmental Pollution

PREVENTIVE MEASURES:

  • Reduction on usage of refrigerators and air conditioners, since they are the biggest source of CFC’s.
  • Hinder on use of private vehicles. Basically, mandation on usage of public transport.
  • Enhancing plantation.
  • Proper usage of Electricity.
  • Idea of 3R’s should be used: REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE – For more knowledge, you must try a DIY model for the same at http://www.projectsforschool.com
  • NATURAL RESOURCE  DEPLETION: With the consumption of fossil fuels like coal, concentration of greenhouse gases increases in atmosphere, leading to global warming.

PREVENTIVE MEASURES:

  • Promotion of usage of renewable resources.
  • Daily life usage of Equipment working on the basis of solar energy like solar heater, solar cooker, solar traffic light, solar lamps etc.
  • Reduction of plastic bags.
  • OZONE LAYER DEPLETION: there is a protective layer around our mother earth whose job is to provide protection against the harmful radiations from the sun. Depletion of the Ozone layer especially relevant with the enhancement in the rate of global warming and greenhouse gases. This can result into various skin diseases, respiratory problems and maybe much more.
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Pollution

PREVENTIVE MEASURES:

  • Elimination of devices probably generating greenhouse gases.
  • Controlled Pollution .
  • Checking of effluents from vehicles.
  • DEFORESTATION: This term denotes the process of cutting trees ruthlessly. It simply means clearing the greenery in order to have industrialization or residential area. In addition to it has contributed in climate change but also proved to be a reason for loss of wildlife heritage.

PREVENTIVE MEASURES:

  • Plantation of more and more trees. Most noteworthy, many schools have almost inculcated the habit of planting samplings on the eve of birthdays of students.
  • Acid Rain: Acid rain occurs due to the presence of certain pollutants in the atmosphere. This acidic fall is a known environmental problem that can have serious effect on human health, wildlife and aquatic species.
  • Waste disposal : The over consumption of resources and creation of plastics are creating a global crisis of waste disposal.Since plastics are non biodegradable, hence it rather gets basically stuck on the earth’s surface. Developed countries are notorious for producing an excessive amount of waste or garbage and dumping their waste in the oceans than less developed countries. Nuclear waste disposal most of all has tremendous health hazards associated with it. Plastic, fast food, packaging and cheap electronic wastes threaten the well-being of humans. Waste disposal is one of urgent current environmental problem.
Environmental Pollution

Environmental Pollution

  • Loss of Biodiversity:Human activities are leading to many unexpected results like extinction of species and habitats and loss of bio-diversity. Eco systems, which took millions of years to be perfect, is now in danger when a species population is decimating. Balance of natural processes like pollination is crucial for the survival of the Eco-system and human activity threatens the same. Furthermore, I remember of an example here. It is the destruction of coral reefs in the various oceans, which is vital for the rich marine life.
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Garbage Pollution

PREVENTIVE MEASURES:

  • Prohibition of Animal hunting or poaching.
  • Legally prohibiting the Use of animal skin for production of leather items or bags.
  • Reduction of Deforestation.
  • Better living environment to the wildlife either by continuously checking Water pollution.
  • If you love biodiversity and want to make everyone aware of it, then most importantly have a project on this topic and present it in your school.
Pollution

Pollution

 

In conclusion, for more ideas and material for the next project of your child, therefore please visit projectsforschool.com/ .

 

 

 

 

 

 

5 Annoying things every parent is guilty of

5 Annoying thing every parent is guilty of and  If you are a parent you are guilty of at least one of them.

Take a look.

 

I don’t hate babies I swear, but sometimes parents take it too far. It’s your baby I understand that you are completely in love with that li’l bundle of joy; but most of

the time you are over doing it. Trust me I know because mostly I am at the other end taking it all.

1. Talking about your kid all the time to me or to other friends, cousins, Kammwali bai and for that matter building ka watchman. “she can do all the

alphabets and … etc” yapping away even to the sabzi wala gets

too much.

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Annoying things

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. #Facebook oversharing. Yes you do it. I understand baby love but sometimes posting every picture with all the moments and routines throughout the day is too much.

Annoying things

Annoying things

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. # There is selfie fever and then there is with kids selfie fever. Clicking pictures all the time with your kid while others waiting for you to talk.

Annoying things

Annoying things

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. # Showing all the dance moves and song your kid has learnt in the past 6 days even to strangers and every family member and friend. Even though your kid doesn’t want to participate in the parade. Forcing your kid to do it in front of friends and family is too much at times.

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Annoying things

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. #let kids use Ipad, Phones Tablets at the highest of volumes in cinema halls and other public place, So that they don’t bother you. Its almost a sin to others ears.

Annoying things

Annoying things

 

 

 

 

 

 

Author has kept the identity anonymous, In case her cousins and friends read this she might be barred for life to any get together.
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Presentation ideas on school projects

Projectsforschool.com basically provides material and ideas for school science projects.

The idea behind the presentation most of all remains the same from elementary to middle school.

Therefore, we are mentioning step by step methods for school projects in the best way possible.

STEP 1 : Select a category for your school science project

Many science topics come under one single category as in sub categories.

For example, topic of renewable energy is one category of science.

STEP 2: Researching the topic for your school science project

The hardest part is to select a topic for your science project or, science fair. The easiest way to go through the process is researching maximum information in addition to finalizing the topic for science project.

The problem, the hypothesis and the experiment hence is the other part of researching the topic.

STEP 3: Finding the problem for your school science project

Your science project should basically solve any problems of the real world and ask queries on existing. The problem statement is the statement which defines the problem through your science project would be dealing within.

STEP 4: Project hypothesis for your school science project

The predictable solution to the problem probably seems to have been understood using Step 3.

STEP 5 : Designing the experiment for your project

Designing the experiment is the method or, the way with which you will find solution to the identified problem.

school project presentation

Science project presentation

STEP 6: Data collection of your project

Raw

data is the result from the experiment being conducted for school science project. Once the raw data is collected it can be presented in a science fair using graphs, pie charts.

STEP 7:  Designing project display

Designing and presenting project display is important and critical either for evaluator or, assessor to review the school science project first of all in a step by step way.

All the information collected for the science project should display with a brief summary about school science experiment project.

An oral and brief presentation during the display also helps.

The best part in a science fair or, school science project is to create something and doing research about the topic. The objective should be to invent new areas in science instead of reading science text books.