Tag: sensitivity
Why is emotional intelligence so important?
June 30, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Cultivating emotional intelligence in our children has so many benefits that it should be one of our main parenting goals. When kids develop this type of intelligence, they are able to manage their emotions and learn to accept themselves and others. Besides, did you know that children who learn emotional intelligence are better prepared for the future? Keep reading to discover why and how to teach our children to be smart with their feelings.


Get them to enjoy their bath with Nenuco
February 27, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

It´s bath time. And once again, your child has a temper tantrum because he refuses to get wet or wash his hair. Up until recently there was never a problem getting him into the bath so why now? Many children go thru this phase but you should make sure it´s just a phase and not fear of the water. Aside from nailing down the reasons why he wont get into the bathtub or near the shower, encourage him to play with toys that will help him enjoy his bath time and overcome his fears.

Is your child highly sensitive?
February 2, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Does your child cry a lot or is scared of practically anything? Does he get sad when he sees someone else have a hard time? Does he or she overreact with songs, stories or movies? Perhaps he is very shy in a room full of people? If you´ve answered yes to any of these questions, you probably have a highly sensitive child. But there is no reason to be alarmed. Highly sensitive children are unique and special.  Their right side of the brain, responsible for our nervous system, has way more activity than usual. A study published by Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, conducted by Doctor Elaine Aron, points out that 15-20% of children are born with hyper sensibility. Far from treating it as a stigma, we must teach them to see it as a virtue.

The Benefits of Playing with Teddy Bears
January 12, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

As children, we all had our own favourite toy. Whether it was a train, a doll or a teddy bear, that particular toy joined us in our games and fed our imaginations. Today, toys might come in different shapes but our children, just like us, always end up choosing that special toy, that inseparable friend who they can speak to, who listens to them and goes wherever they do. Curiously, the majority of children choose stuffed animals, usually in the form of a teddy bear or a dog, as their favourite friend. Through them, children can express emotions and feelings they cannot otherwise do with words. Today we will explore the benefits of playing with teddy bears and how we can further enhance our children´s experience as parents.

Violence on TV. Is it good or bad for our children?
November 13, 2014  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

There are studies, which suggest that children who are exposed to violent content become violent adults and advise parents to avoid it at all costs. Psychologists and researchers however believe that there are other factors involved and that exposing our children to violent content can actually teach them how to assume some of the complexities of the world they live in. We wanted to share this debate with you so you can decide what is best for your children.

Afraid of monsters? How to deal with them this Halloween
October 23, 2014  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Halloween is right around the corner and most kids have great fun celebrating it. There are children, however, who see their worst nightmares come true right before their eyes. If this is the case of your kids, don´t be alarmed. Being scared of monsters is normal and a part of childhood development. All you need to do is keep calm and add a bit of patience and understanding so you can help your child deal with their fears and slowly see them disappear. You can also use toys as another alternative to confront fears or phobias. Keep reading to discover how you can help your kids overcome theirs  this Halloween.


10 apps for young photographers
October 10, 2014  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

You might have a young photographer at home yet to be discovered so we wanted to get you and your children motivated. As with other artistic disciplines or by playing with toys, photography can boost creativity and is a wonderful means by which we can express emotions, feelings and ideas as well as a way of discovering our own personal approach when it comes to creating. With a camera in hand, children are given the chance to decide what and how to capture what they see and it allows them to observe the world from different perspectives, some they haven´t even considered before. That´s why we wanted to share 10 apps that will help your young photographers develop their creative skills.

Aúrea Ferreres, from Save the Children: Our Wishmaker of the Month
August 19, 2014  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Aúrea Ferreres is the person responsible for political incidence, sensitization and campaigns at Save the Children, an independent organization that works in more than 120 countries worldwide saving lives, providing security and protection to children and defending their rights as part of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. This month, we dedicate our Wishmakers section to her and this organization that is at the forefront of children´s rights in the world.

Is my child gifted?
March 21, 2014  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

As parents we tend to think our sons and daughters are the smartest, most attractive and charming children in the world. It happens to everyone and there´s really nothing wrong with showing some parental pride. But what if it´s not just our perception? What if our child is really gifted?

Talking Movies with your Children
November 22, 2013  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

We all know how important spending quality time with the family is but finding the right moment could prove difficult with everyone’s busy schedules and extra curricular activities. Unless, of course, it’s movie night.

Pick a day and time that suits everyone, make it fun by serving popcorn or treats and choosing an age appropriate film. After the movie is over talk with your children about what characters they related to, what parts were their favorites and what they thought of the moral of the story.

Movies not only offer glimpses of other cultures or historical events but are a great way to expose children to issues and start interesting conversations. Here is a list of our favorite kid-friendly movies that adults will love and some tips for conversation starters.