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.


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.



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.

ROBOT (रोबोट) – Big Block – Episode 23 | Shemaroo Kids Hindi


Shemaroo Kids presents to you popular series BIG BLOCK SINGSONG that features a unique character singing their own song. Enjoy different musical styles, quirky lyrics and loveable wit. The series is funny, attention-grabbing and immensely re-watchable series for young viewers with a myriad of characters and a medley of memorable songs! See a robot dance!

A robot big block sings a toe-tapping travelling tune about a trip to planet earth where he discovers that sweaters don’t sweat and butterflies aren’t really made of butter.

The Wonderful World Of Books

A book is not only a companion but also a source of great knowledge. We might be living in a time where computers and the Internet have become the source and means of people’s entertainment and knowledge, but the wonderful world of books is still alive and well. During the first years of a child’s life, we, as parents, are providing our little ones with lots of different stimuli.

Books are the number one educational tool and children, as little as a few months old, they are fascinated by the colours and textures of a book. Babies might chew, throw or turn a book around but this will be the beginning of a long lasting journey to becoming a successful reader.

Here’s why you should encourage kids to read and how the wonderful world of books helps in shaping up their life:

  • Reading improves a child’s vocabulary and leads to more highly-developed language or social skills. A book provides a child with valuable vocabulary, starting from simple basic words all the way to making sentences and expanding their diction
  • Reading books stimulates and helps kids to create their own world of imagination. While reading the brain translates the descriptions we read of people, places and things into pictures
  • Books help in the development of empathy in kids. Being engrossed in a story stimulates emotions. We identify with the character in the story and hence, one can empathize with the character
  • Children who read do better at school. They do better at all subjects and they do better all the way through school. Different types of books offer children wider knowledge and experience
  • A book can be a great form of entertainment and can replace the Television and computer for a good part of the day. The constant movement, flashing lights and noise which bombard our senses when we’re watching TV, looking at a computer or playing an electronic game are actually quite stressful for our brains. Take some time-out
  • Lastly, the routine of reading a book with your child, at bedtime or at any other time, is emotionally nourishing and creates a long lasting bond. In addition, a parent can give examples of everyday life to the child that relates to the story. In this way, the child can recognize different situations as it grows up, and be better prepared to deal with or understand them

Time, spent with children by the book ‒ reading, telling stories, talking … ‒ is a quality time. Books provide inspiration, thought and reflection. It relaxes the body and calms the mind. Treasure every book you read and read often!

A Thanksgiving Note!


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!

Teaching Kids the Value for Money

Money is an essential part of life and it’s never too early to teach your children its value and the importance of saving. This will help them to understand the importance of spending money wisely and sensibly. Three and four-year-olds are starting to develop the cognitive skills necessary to understand basic monetary concepts, such as identifying coins, figuring out how to count change, and matching small amounts of money to items they want to buy. Learning the principles of responsible handling of money should give them many opportunities for advancement when they are older, which is why it is important that, even at a young age, children cultivate a respect for money. Here’s how you can teach them the value for money:

  • As your child learns to count, you can demonstrate the relationship between different values of coins. Also, children like to play games that involve fake currencies and saving and spending. Allow your kids try some of the online games that teach money skills. It’s a good way for them to learn the role of money
  • Get your child a piggy bank. This is a simple action that will teach your child the importance of saving and will instill a sense of responsibility towards handling money. Give them small goals to achieve in a particular time frame. Encourage them to earn the money towards fulfilling their goals
  • Encourage your child to make little money. Earning money is not only educational but empowering for kids. Kids can follow the pretty simple idea of earning pocket-money like, helping elders with their daily chores.
  • Encourage your kids to plan how to spend their savings. It will make them understand that with more savings they can have bigger goals fulfilled
  • Give your children their own allowances when you go shopping. Educate them on sensible spending and explain the priorities when shopping. Remind them that at the end the day, the most important thing is that they can buy what they want because they were able to save money in the piggy banks
  • Familiarize your kids to the bank and open savings accounts in their names. Let them talk to the teller and conduct their business themselves. Make sure they understand the terms and conditions of the account and suggest they commit to depositing regular amounts on a weekly or monthly basis. Having their own bank account will give your children a feeling of achievement which could even motivate them to save more
  • Lastly, kids tend to learn more from what they see around them. Being parents, your attitude toward money, the way you handle it, makes an impression on your children just as surely as your attitude toward other personal matters

We hope that these steps will help you to give your kids a quick understanding about the value and importance of money.