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Tag: listening
The Best Podcasts for Kids
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November 11, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Surely you´ve heard the word podcast before. It´s like a radio cannel on the Internet, which creates visual and audio content.  You might even have a favourite one you listen to and follow. But did you know that there are hundreds of podcast specially created for kids? Today, at The Toy Blog, we´d like to share our list of favourite podcasts for them and the entire family. All you have to do now is take your Smartphone or computer and create your very own playlist, an excellent idea for road trips or even the ride to school each morning.

How to Become a Team
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February 18, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Each person is different and we have our own points of view, which is precisely what makes us unique. Depending on the way we were educated, with our values, goals in life, traditions and customs, our opinions on how to raise our children many times differs from our partners´ perspective. The problem is not whether we have differences but how they are expressed in front of our children. Recent studies prove there is a direct relationship between our children´s behaviour and our disagreements. Keep reading to discover how to raise your children by being a team and the dangers of not doing it.

How to Deal with Sibling Rivalry
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September 22, 2014  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

If you have more than one child, you´ve probably heard these expressions a million times: “He started it!” “She won´t share it with me!” or “Mom, tell him to shut up!” Rivalry among siblings can make parents feel impotent and on occasions, find it quite difficult to manage, especially if one of your children has a strong personality and has a hard time giving in, taking turns or assuming more than his fair share. So, how can we handle this type of situation? Parents usually end up playing the role of referees, trying to regain peace and order but there are ways to get rid of the problem all together, even before the arguing begins. Keep reading to find out how.

How to get them to listen
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May 28, 2014  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

“No matter how many times I tell her, she doesn´t listen or that´s what it seems. In the end, I get tired of repeating myself and get angry. Only then does she listen. It´s exhausting.” Does the confession of this mother sound familiar?  According to Mary Rourke, director of the Psychology School at University of Pennsylvania, selective deafness in some children is their way of pushing the limits of their independence. She refers to children between 6 and 8 years old, those who begin acquire certain control over their lives outside the home. But there´s also another reason, a much simpler one: children have other things to think about and other priorities. However, you can get your children to listen without raising your voice or getting mad. Here are some tips on how to do it.