4 Simple Points that Parents Should Follow to Manage a Child’s Anger:

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Manage a  Child's  Anger

This weekend I went to the park with Daddy. We saw two boys fighting with each other. Their parents were trying hard to separate them from each other. I was astonished to see them fighting like this. After sometime, the parents finally separated the boys and took them back home. We also came back home in the evening. I told Daddy that I was a little scared to see the boys fighting in the park. Daddy explained to me that we fight like this when we are very angry. And, there are a few ways of managing a child’s anger. He explained to me how he and Mumma both try to manage my anger.
Here is what he told me about parents managing their child’s anger:
1.Be compassionate and provide comfort: Daddy told me that the parents should be compassionate towards their child. This provides comfort to the child and he or she starts to feel loved and cared for by the parents. Acceptance and validation by the parents helps in pacifying the anger and this eventually helps the young one to calm down.

2.Listen to the child’s problems: The parents should always listen patiently to what their child has to say about the situation which caused him or her so much of anger. This way they can get to the root cause of the problems and the child also feels the parents’ involvement with him or her. More the involvement of the parents with the child, easier it would be for both the parents and the child to figure out the problems in life and sort them accordingly.

3.Praise the child for doing some work: Praising a child for doing any work gives him or her happiness and a sense of achievement .This helps in gaining a lot of confidence in life. When the child is in a good mood and in the comfort of the parents’ proximity, they can explain the child about the consequences of all their actions – good or bad.

4.Be an example: The parents are the first set of people that the child follows as an example. If the parents maintain their calm in front of the children and never lose their temper even in frustration, the child will also follow them eventually.

Daddy told me that we all get upset and frustrated at times. Getting angry is okay but, it is not necessary that we take out our anger on the person nearby or on the things in front of us. We should not be hitting someone out of anger. We also should not throw or break things just because we are angry. Instead, we should take a deep breath and try to calm ourselves down before we act out of anger. Daddy also told me that if we keep ourselves occupied with things that we like to do such as our hobby, we are more likely to be in a happy mood always. This will reduce the chances of getting frustrated and angry on small little things.


Should Children Eat Mushrooms?

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We were served mushrooms during lunch at school. This was the first time I had mushrooms. I was a bit afraid to eat them, since I didn’t know how they tasted and whether it would be right to try out something new without mom by my side. I asked teacher, ‘Should I eat it? I did not eat them before.’ My teacher said, yes you may eat it. We have asked your parents about allergies and they have informed us that there is no reason why you should not try them.

Then our teacher said, mushrooms are full of nutritional benefits. But you would be amazed to know that mushrooms are neither fruits nor vegetables. Do you know what they are? Mushrooms are edible fungus which is grown in woods or moist grassy areas. Some of the most common types of mushrooms are white button mushrooms, oyster mushrooms, Portobello, shiitake, and many more. There are100 species of mushrooms that scientists know about and they studying their health benefits so that we can benefit from them.

The she continued let us now learn why it is good to include mushrooms in our meals. Mushrooms are good because:

They are high in fibre

Mushrooms have high content of fibre which improves your heart and lowers cholesterol. If you eat mushrooms your bowels will also be in a good health.

Boosts Immunity

Mushrooms are known to boost immunity and they provide protection against colds, flu and other viruses. Shiitake, portobello, oyster and reishi mushrooms are the best immunity boosting mushrooms.

Increased Vitamin D Levels

Vitamin D makes our bones stronger. Sun is a good source of Vitamin D. The vitamin gets penetrated into the skin when you go out in the sun. Next mushrooms are a good source of Vitamin D. Having lots of mushrooms can help you fight vitamin D deficiency. So you become stronger and physically fit.

Improves Metabolism

Do you know what is metabolism? Metabolism is a chain of processes that goes on inside our bodies to maintain life. One such process is breaking down of food into substances that provide energy for performing vital processes such as walking, running, working, etc. Mushrooms improve the metabolism inside your body and keep you energetic throughout the day.

Rich Source of Antioxidants

Mushrooms contain high levels of anti-oxidants, so it is very important to include mushrooms in our meals. Anti-oxidants fights germs, prevents diseases and improves the skin health. So you can stay healthy and have glowing skin, if you eat mushrooms regularly.

Mushrooms can be cooked in many ways. They can be curried, stuffed and baked, used as pizza topping, sandwiched and even used in salads. You can eat mushrooms in any form you like. So from today onwards we will have mushrooms twice every week at school and you will tell your mumma to make mushrooms at least once in a week. So you can ensure you intake lots and lots of vitamins, iron, and minerals that will help you stay fit and strong.