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Children usually fear making major life changes just like anyone else. This may bring about difficulties in adapting to the new circumstances. If your child is about to join preschool, they may have preschool fears that need to be addressed. As a parent, your fear may be greater and this may make the preschool fears worse. So how should you deal with these fears?

Dialogue is a major step in understanding the fears your child is facing. In some situations, getting your child to talk about their fears presents an avenue where viable solutions can be identified. For example, if your child fears making new friends, you should encourage him or her and let them understand that it may not be easy but it can be achieved. In other cases, the child may not even be aware of the cause of their fears. You should not scold them for this but help them in overcoming these fears.

Help your child in overcoming these preschool fears by helping him in coming with the solutions to his fears. For example, instead of offering the solution, give him clues and let him come up with the solution. Solutions that are dictated to them may not be implemented but when the child comes up with the decision himself, he will have the drive to put it into practice. You can help him by playing games that give clues to possible solutions.

Great care should be taken by both teachers and parents when children are joining preschool. You should speak to the teachers to ensure that they understand your child well. This will minimize conflict that may make their fears worse off. In addition, you may also speak to other parents in the school so that the children may enjoy an environment free of unnecessary negative energy. If your child for example is afraid of using the playground in the school, help them understand that it is safe, that their teachers will keep them safe and that it is fine to play with the other children.

Do not build up on the fears by scolding then unnecessarily, threatening them or making them feel inferior to other children. You may also start preparing him or her for preschool an year before they join. Help him in understanding the importance of school and help them to learn how to cope with change effectively. For example, you may take him or her on several tours of the preschool long before he or she joins to familiarize with the area.

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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. This great piece of advice has been repeated generation after generation, in households across the world. After a good night’s sleep the stomach is empty and the body needs replenishment, before you are ready to start your busy day. Kids breakfasts deserve more attention as they are growing, and require proper nutrition from the right sources.

How to Plan Your Kids Breakfasts

We believe that it is easier to say that your child needs to eat a wholesome breakfast, than it is to actually serve it every morning before school. However, it is worth the time and effort that it involves. A good nutritious breakfast will provide your kids with energy to last them through the morning. It will also help them focus and concentrate on their work. Here are a few nutrients that should be an integral part of kids breakfasts.

Complex Carbohydrates: Include carbs such as whole grains and starchy vegetables like sweet potatoes. These will keep your kids full for several hours as the carbohydrates take time to breakdown. This also means that the complex carbohydrates will offer the body energy for several hours.

Proteins: Proteins are considered to be the building blocks of life. Children need more proteins than adults as their bodies are growing rapidly. Including proteins such as eggs, pastured beef, seafood and nuts to the breakfast is a great idea. Protein rich food sources also offer the body vitamins and minerals like iron and B vitamins.

Healthy Fats: Your body needs good fats that provide it essential fatty acids. These are crucial for optimal brain functioning. Choose the fats for your meals wisely. Avocado and other nut butters, coconut oil and grass fed butter are wonderful options.

Veggies: While fruits seem to be an easier choice, do try to add some veggies to your kid’s breakfast. You could add them to an omelette, smoothie or a sandwich.

Planning your meals and shopping for them in advance will ensure that your family eats healthy meals.  Do avoid sugary packaged breakfast foods and refined carbs. These tend to spike the blood sugar in the body, making it difficult to concentrate.

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