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How do I raise my daughter
As a mother of a ten-year-old girl, I am doing my best to ensure a happy and positive way of growing up for her. Here are some points I hold as principles in raising a child.I'd like to share them with whoever is interested in this issue.
My first principle is to make sure my daughter is healthy physically. To build her body, I prepare a balanced diet for her every day. 99% of her food is homemade.When preparing food, I pay specail attention to my kitchen hygiene and creative cooking. So she enjoyes the food at each meal. A good supply of nutrients is not enough for a healthy body, though. Enough sleep plays a no less important part in building up a strong body. When my girl was still a baby, she slept little during the daytime , which worried me a lot. Later on, I decided to cuddle her in my arms to make her comfortable enough to continue sleeping during the day. For a period of about 6 months, I did nothing else but hold my sleeping baby during the day. I believe those sleeping hours gained by my efforts helped to make her brain develop better. When she grew older, I made bedtime stories a great attraction for her. Using colorful pictures and my vivid telling to attract her, I could have her go to bed at 8 p.m every evening. During the time of story listening, my then 18-month old girl also began her education in literacy.
The second principle is to make sure my daughter is healthy mentally. To help build a positive attitude in her, I try to create a loving atmostphere in my family. Ever since she was very young, I made her understand how much I treasure her by finding time to play with her, answering her needs immediately and kissing her constantly.In our tradition, children need to be harshly criticized or beaten if they make serious mistakes. If you never criticize your young, people might think you simply spoil them.However, in my family, our daughter is indeed spoiled by me. Never have I really been angry with her though she sometimes does something wrong.But I think my patience and tolerance paid off. Now she is a fourth grader who outshines other kids as being more well-behaved , more courageous and more imaginative. Her teachers all have made good comments on her talents and characters. The point of showing endless motherhood love to children is to make them realize their own valuable existence in the world and to encourage them to improve themselves actively, which is what a positive attitude is about.
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