Being a Responsible Older Sibling

Responsible Older Sibling

Older siblings often become role models for their younger brothers and sisters. They help protect and care for younger children when parents are at work or otherwise occupied. Because siblings tend to spend a lot of time together, it is important to understand the roles of older children and how they can affect younger siblings. Positive sibling relationships can influence every stage of life: from childhood, through adolescence and into adulthood.

Socialization

Through play and other interaction with their older brothers and/or sisters, young children learn skills such as conflict resolution and empathy, which can aid them in future social situations. However, older siblings remain prominent influences well beyond early childhood. They teach younger children how to act around friends and how to handle other peer-related situations. Older siblings may introduce their younger siblings to possible friends and provide outlets for continued socialization.

Academic Success

In many cases, older siblings play a role in the academic achievement of their younger brothers and sisters. Older siblings may motivate younger ones to succeed or provide help with homework or other scholastic endeavors. Older siblings play an especially large role in this regard in households where the parents work and the younger child is often in the care of the older siblings. Younger siblings are likely to model the study habits of their older siblings in any family.

Deterrent for Bad Behavior

Delinquency, risk taking and other problem behavior in children can be deterred by older siblings who are positive role models. If a younger child looks up to his older sibling who does not engage in delinquency, risk taking or drug use, he will be less likely to adopt these behaviors. For a younger sibling who does experiment with these behaviors, an older brother or sister can give helpful advice as to how and why to avoid future mistakes.

Negative Influence

Older siblings can also be negative influences on a younger child’s behavior and attitude. Various studies found that girls who looked up to their older, delinquent brothers were more prone to delinquent behaviors. Bullying is another way that a younger child can be negatively affected by an older sibling. Abuse or bullying by a sibling could result in social and/or emotional problems for the younger child.

 

Our siblings are the best friends. They will always be our family and we will keep seeing them grow into amazing human beings with our help. One important thing about being the older sibling is that our younger siblings aren’t the only ones that learn about life in this relationship; we, the older siblings, can learn so much from them too.

 

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Spread cheer this Christmas!

Christmas is a merry making festival marked in History as the birthday of Jesus Christ. Christmas is a prelude to a New Year and is symbolized by the jolly man in red, Santa Claus and gifts! This is an auspicious time when families get together and spread cheer all around. During this festival people summarize the whole year with a good note and together they take a step towards a New Year!

It’s the season of giving. As the holidays approach, many people look for ways to help the needy. There are food drives, school fundraisers and end-of-year donation solicitations galore, and it can be hard to decide where to direct your generosity. A fun and easy way to help low-income children in your area is to buy Christmas gifts for them. Many kids would not get any gifts on Christmas morning if it weren’t for the support of their community.

As much as we want our children to get excited about all the festivals, we also want to teach them to focus their hearts and minds outward on others. Not all kids are equally fortunate to celebrate this festival of merry making. So, this Christmas make a slight effort to put a smile to their faces by being their Santa!

While we dance to the rhythm of celebration and put a smile to someone’s face, let us all tune in to Shemaroo Kids and enjoy a compilation of Kid’s Christmas songs. Here we go:

 

 

Its Raining Its Pouring (HD) | Sing Along Nursery Rhymes | Shemaroo Kids

 

Shemaroo Kids presents another fun rhyme ‘It’s Raining It’s Pouring’ in a foot-tapping ‘Hard Rock’ style of music by music director Firoze Patel and Kaizad Patel. Enjoy the pulsating voice of Rob Lundgren.

This rhyme is about the life of an old man showcased in 3 different seasons – Rainy season, Winter season and Summer Season. In this popular nursery rhyme watch what this old man does in different seasons. ‘It’s Raining It’s Pouring’ is popular among kids.

When it rains, the beautiful weather leads the old man to a sound sleep. In winter, snow covers the road and it is very important to use a shovel to clear roads. While removing the snow the old man slips and bumps his head. When it’s sweaty during summer, the old man keeps him cool by switching on the air-conditioner. As a result of these instances, the old man fails to wake up in the morning!

This is a fun rhyme with peppy music and colorful animation. The actions of the rhyme will help in the development of motor skills too.

A Thanksgiving Note!

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Instilling a sense of gratitude in kids is very important. Gratitude goes beyond good manners. It is a mindset and a lifestyle. What better way to show gratitude than by saying a simple ‘Thank You”! Studies shows that kids who are grateful towards the smallest of things, reap concrete benefits, including greater life satisfaction and better attitude about school.

Toddlers and preschoolers are by nature self-centered. It is important and tricky to teach them gratitude. Here’s how you can teach your kids to be grateful and find happiness in the smallest of things

  • Kids learn from what they see around them. Be a grateful parent. It goes without saying that we love our kids, and that we’re thankful beyond words for their love, their smiles, their hugs and so much more. It is an invaluable exercise to tell your kids how grateful you are to have them
  • Set a good example by saying “thank you” sincerely and often. The values our kids embrace as they get older aren’t those we nag them into learning, but the ones they see us living out. There are countless opportunities every day for us to model gratitude for our kids — for example, thanking the waitress who serves your food, etc. When our kids see us expressing sincere thanks all the time, they’ll be more inclined to do so as well
  • Most religious traditions emphasize the practice of gratitude through acknowledging blessings and through serving others. Attending regular religious services is one way for kids to gain a sense of gratitude as part of a community. Spirituality and gratitude go hand in hand
  • Keep your eyes open for situations that eloquently illustrate the act of thankfulness. When kids can connect the concept of gratitude to a real-life situation, the lesson we’re teaching will be much more likely to stick
  • When kids complain or gripe, it can be helpful to try to find a response that looks on the brighter side. This instills a positive perspective in your kids and helps them find the silver lining
  • Insist on politeness and respect all around. When we teach our children to treat others with dignity and respect, they’ll be more likely to appreciate the ways in which those folks contribute to and improve their lives. We need to model for our kids the importance of treating everyone with respect
  • Encourage your kids to experience the “joy of giving”! The old saying “it’s better to give than to receive” has stuck around for a reason. It really does feel great to help someone else out
  • Have a moment of thanks each day when everyone shares something they’re thankful for. Whether the list includes a favorite toy, a lesson, or a meeting new people, this daily tradition can help develop a positive frame of mind

Now that we have given you few simple and quick ways to teach your kids to be thankful and see the brighter and positive side of life, as adults it is also our responsibility to show gratitude towards life and people. This thanksgiving be thankful for every breath you take, every food you eat, every new day you wake upto…

A thank you to all our wonderful readers!

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star (HD) – Nursery Rhymes | Popular Kids Songs | Shemaroo Kids

Enjoy the soothing lullaby ‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Star’. The mother soothes her child to sleep singing the timeless melodious rhyme. She tells her son how the twinkling stars amuse them all the time. The radiance of the star brightens the sky just as a diamond does.

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star is a classic nursery rhyme. It is the first ever rhyme every kid is taught.