A Few Tips to Handle Your Child’s Temper Tantrums

Some children use tantrums and screaming as ways to get what they want, put pressure on their parents, or to protest against something they don’t like. This behavior may become as part of the child’s daily interaction style, specifically children below the age of five.

The key for addressing temper tantrums ultimately rests with the parents, who should act as role models for their child. By remaining calm and polite while speaking to your child in a serious manner, explain to your child that anger will not solve the problem.

When your child is angry, stop arguing and putting pressure on him/her. It is preferable to remain calm and quiet for a few seconds and embrace your child so that they won’t hurt themselves or others around them. After that, give them alternative options close to what they have rejected or insisted on obtaining.

Some children may shy away from anger if they are ignored, while others may resort to crying or wanting to be alone. After that, they most likely return to speak to their parents. After several occurrences, parents should be more aware of how to properly deal with the child’s personality.

The child should be encouraged to abandon tantrums as a protesting technique if he/she knows that their demands are not going to be met this way. Therefore, stand your ground and stick to your opinion. Do not surrender because of their screaming, and do not feel embarrassed if your child gets angry in front of people or in public places.

After your child’s tantrum ends, speak with your child quietly about the ways of expressing their needs in the future. Tell your child that you love him/her, and you like to see him/her feels comfortable and happy. Children are emotional beings who are very likely to calm down immediately because of a kiss, a hug, or a gift for good behavior.

Always give your children time to make mistakes, learn from them, and modify their future behavior.


For a Future Distinct Personality… Encourage Your Child to Develop His/her Imagination

Educational experts always urge parents on the necessity to grow the child’s imagination to enable him/her to acquire knowledge of the world and be inclined towards analysis, connection, and interference. Thus, growing an independent personality for the child in the future.

Based on scientific interpretation, the child’s participation in brain-stimulant activities helps create connections and allows more learning and thinking. Parents can develop the child’s imagination in various ways. It is most notably when narrating stories of animals and places that are unrecognized by the child, so that he/she starts imagining them.

As for the child’s imagination to be closer to the reality that surrounds him/her, parents can resort to photos so that the child understands the general features of the imaginable animals/objects. Afterwards, allow your child the chance to imagine and create their own fantasy character.

Alongside characters and places, it is imperative to help your child imagine scenarios for different incidents that may happen. For example, the father may reincarnate the role of the patient while the child is the doctor. The mother may reincarnate the role of a child who lost his money while the child is the friend who will return the money. This would lead the child to independence and logical thinking to solve future problems.

Parents may also use any simple tool to stimulate their child’s imagination. The towel might become a hat; the banana is a boat and so on. Furthermore, the child’s cubic-shaped object may turn into a building and plough can be molded as pizza or a snake.

If your child spends a long time at the nursery, make sure you communicate with your child’s teacher an educational method to stimulate his/her imagination that you both agree on. At Little Academy Nursery, teachers and children participate in collective imaginary games and story-telling activities.


Simple Steps to Make Your Child Happy

Since day one as parents, you start to gain knowledge about your child’s physical health, observe their growth, and monitor the development of their skills and behavior. Yet, as parents you may not be able to completely understand your child’s feelings and know whether he/she feels happy or not. During the first months of your child’s life as a baby, you will find that your child smiles if you play with certain toys. Babies also cry, this however, does not mean that they are unhappy but it is only a way of communicating for them. Once the child starts to use words and actions they are more able to express their feelings.


The most prominent tips for a happy childhood include paying attention to your child’s health through feeding him/her healthy and balanced foods as well as ensure that they are not suffering from regular pain and are getting enough sleep. Try to understand your child’s continuous demands as this would make him/her feel happy and satisfied. Interact with your child by talking, playing, and even joining them in some physical exercises. Bring him/her joyful and colorful games and select colored furniture for his/her room.


The sense of accomplishment also makes your child feel happy. Entrust your child with a task that suits his/her ability and praise them upon its completion. This might include asking your child to arrange the toys, bring the laundry basket, or even feed you a banana using his/her hands!


Parents are role models for their children even when it comes to expressing their feelings. Try to look happy even if you feel tired or if you are burdened. Never transfer feelings of anxiety or quarrel to your child as they might get affected more than you do.


It is key for parents not to feel worried when their child passes through a moody situation. During his/her first years, the child tries to master several skills and might feel moody if he/she fails to achieve any goal. The child may become sad or angry during his/her first days at the nursery or kindergarten, however, they will soon become comfortable and content when they have familiarized themselves with the new faces and environment.


Make sure you discuss with your child’s teacher at the nursery or kindergarten any concerns about your child’​s psychological health. We, at Little Academy Nursery, continuously follow up on parents’ remarks, and conduct group activities of psychological catharsis such as free expressive drawing, dancing, and independent role-play.

A Winter Without Getting Sick… Is This Possible?

Although common cold, chest infections, and other illnesses spread among children during the winter season, it is possible for winter to pass with minimal cold and flus with the right tips!

Prevention is always better than the cure, starting in the fall and increasing amounts of fluids and foods rich in vitamins, taking teaspoons of honey every morning, and caring about giving children preventive vaccinations.

Oddly enough, one of the ineffective methods that contribute to children’s cold and flu is dressing them in heavy clothing that makes their bodies sweat and more susceptible to cold. Therefore, parents are advised to put on one extra layer of clothes on their children compared with you as an adult, and they should take it off when they are at home.

In case a child is infected by any winter flu or cold, it is recommended to keep him/her at home to avoid any further complications. Your child might spread the infection among his/her classmates.

If your child is three years old or older, you can teach him/her the ways by which colds and flus are transmitted. You should also advise him/her not to get close to their classmates who sneeze, and to keep their hands clean constantly.

Moreover, parents should seek help from nurse at the nursery for a healthy winter. We at Little Academy Nursery constantly follow up on children’s health, and communicate with parents if their children start to suffer from any symptoms. Additionally, we advise parents not to send their sick children to the nursery to protect the health of the rest of the children.

In case your child gets sick multiple times during the winter season, don’t assume or rely that more medication will be effective without consulting your physician, even if symptoms are the same. Many of the diseases develop because of the wrong diagnosis and inappropriate medications.




Does My Child Feel Cold?

Does My Child Feel Cold? is a question that is asked by parents at every moment in the cold winter. Sometimes, this question changes to become a source of constant concern for some of them, and therefore, they start to put more clothes on their children.

In fact, children’s risk of getting cold is similar to their feeling of fever especially when overdressing. This might lead to rising children’s temperature significantly even before their parents can notice.

According to pediatricians, the general rule for children’s winter clothing states that they need to wear an extra clothing layer when compared with adults in the moderate weather. This layering might be the cover only. In case of severe weather conditions, a child needs two extra layers than adults do.

The problem of children’s excessive clothing is not limited to temperature; it further exceeds to children’s inability to move their bodies freely, especially toddlers who need to move their bodies constantly. When covering your child, make sure you your child’s breathing is comfortable and that the coat/jacket is a comfortable, breathable size.

It is also important that the child is well-fed to provide them with energy and warmth in addition to a warm hat, gloves, and socks.

You can recognize whether your child feels cold or not by putting your hand behind his neck or touching his ears or abdomen. As for the face, it might not express the real temperature as it is exposed to air and appears cold most of the time.

When sleeping, avoid keeping your child tightened with hat and socks as uncovering the head and legs is important in discharging body’s excessive temperature in emergency situations. 

To help your child avoid cold sicknesses and flu, ensure that their nursery is as warm as their home. Further, you should make sure that the nanny understands the rules of child’s safe covering and monitors their body’s temperature constantly. This is what we care about at Little Academy Nursery, where we provide a warm and comfortable place for children.

My Child Does Not Listen to Me, What is the Solution?

If we randomly survey the views of a group of mothers, and ask them about the most common and serious problems they face in dealing with their children, the answer will often be… “My child does not listen to me!”

In fact, not listening to parents’ instructions, particularly mothers, is a common concern recognized by educational experts, especially with children under the age of four. How many times should mothers repeat that children should not refuse their breakfast? How many times should fathers repeat that children leaving their rooms untidy after finishing playing is unacceptable?

You can repeat these instructions countless times a day, but if children do not respond from the first or second time, they will often not respond at the fiftieth because you simply talk to them using the same style.

Therefore, the first step of addressing this issue is to vary the ways you to talk with children. For example, when asking them to do something directly, it is helpful to perform the action in front of them so that they can imitate you.

Patience is one of the most important strategies for achieving solutions. The sentence “I have told you a thousand times not to do this” won’t resonate with children because they see no problem repeating the same thing. Consequently, be patient if your children repeat mistakes, and try to speak with them calmly until they learn from you and feel the need to do something because you love it.

To go down to your child’s level does not only mean simplifying facts, but also bringing your body down to their level, speaking closely to them, and making sure not scream while you are in another room. Talking directly with children, making eye contact, and giving them enough time to do what you have asked for, all contribute to making them good listeners.

Behavioral problems usually require time to be adjusted and need cooperation with the nursery and the kindergarten. Therefore, it is important to inform the staff at the nursery about your concerns and agree on a standard method of treatment.

We, at Little Academy Nursery, constantly listen to parents’ observations. Our staff is well trained and qualified to address with children’s behavioral problems in cooperation with parents to unlock the child’s full potential.


“Beating”… A Defensive and Offensive Method that Can be Corrected

Generally, children have different ways to express their anger or defend themselves, but beating is one of the most prominent methods recurring at different stages of their lives. Children might beat their mothers if they don’t meet their demands; they might beat their elder siblings to defend themselves, or even beat their peers at the nursery or the kindergarten.

Educational experts consider that children’s use of their hands is a normal phenomenon, especially if they can’t comprehend the harm that is caused by beating. However, this approach requires immediate attention before becoming a habitual action.

Before you start addressing this issue, make sure you don’t hit or spank your child when they misbehave. Make sure children are not subject to violence by their friends or those who surround them.

It is key to ensure that the nanny at the kindergarten or the nursery follows a nice and non-aggressive style to correct and discipline children. We, at Little Academy Nursery, have experienced staff who deal with children and address and correct their behavior in a verbal and understanding manner. Our educators further help parents solve children’s aggressive problems by helping them release their negative energy.

Another method that helps your child avoid beating is to explain to them that physical behavior is not a likeable action and will not change the problem, and in return, they might face punishment if they repeat the action. When you feel your child is angry, help them discharge their feelings using positive methods. A always, remember to listen carefully to your child to better understand their needs and concerns.



Patience is a Virtue: Instilling Patience in Your Child

For parents with little children, you might feel like you’re always occupied or in a hurry when your child asks for different things. When we tell our children “wait a minute” or “be patient”, they usually start screaming, crying, or even complaining, leaving you no choice but to either comply with their demands or burst in anger. This leads to a recurring challenge between parent and child.

The reality is that children below the age of 5 are unable to fully grasp the concept of time. One minute might seem like an hour if they need or want something. Because parents are used to asking their children to meet their requests immediately, the child internalizes those behaviors and asks for the same in return. How can we teach our children to have patience?

Firstly, parents should be patient when their children ask for something. They should also be patient when their children repeat their demands, being cautious not to respond to their children’s needs just to avoid their screams. You should simply explain to your child that you are in the middle of completing a task, and tell them that you will meet their needs once you finish your job. You must be clear in using phrases such as “I will help you install the game when I finish washing the dishes”. Social education experts confirm that 18-month children can comprehend such phrases if parents say them clearly and in a simple way.

There are many indirect ways to help you teach your children how to be patient. Do not allow your children to get involved when you ask them to wait; therefore, avoid giving them the phone while you finish the task on-hand because they will grow accustomed to being busy and won’t learn patience that way.  

If you feel that your child does not understand the meaning of time, try to simplify the concept. Explain that story time comes when the sun sets and the moon shines, instead of repeating “at 7 o’clock”. In addition, you might tell your children you will take them for a picnic “after we sleep, and the sun comes to visit us again” instead of using the word “tomorrow”.

Moreover, you can train your children on how to be patient through activities like concentration games, painting, agriculture, pottery, and other hands-on task that require patience from start to finish.

Finally, remember that your child’s education is as valuable as the patience, which require joint efforts from parents, nursery, and the kindergarten. While your child is in their early educational years, it’s important to seek advice from their educators and teachers on the progress of their personality and behavior.

We at Little Academy Nursery listen carefully to parents’ educational input, helping them guide their children academically, intellectually and socially.  


Intelligence isn’t Genetic: Nurture Your Child’s Brain and Body

Although intelligence is associated with genetics to some degree (particularly from the mother’s side), several factors effect the development of your child’s intellect. Methods of education, family life, social settings, and nutrition all play an important role in your child’s development.

Like the saying: “A sound mind is in a sound body”, we should begin to care about children’s intelligence by protecting their health, ensuring they eat balanced meals that include enough proteins, vitamins, iron, and fish. It is important that children exercise regularly by joining clubs at school, afterschool sports, and other extracurricular activities. Furthermore, it is key to organize their sleep so that they receive adequate rest.

At Little Academy Nursery, we pride ourselves in having an on-site nutritionist to monitor each child’s food and health and encourage them to participate in different social activities. We also fuse education and fun together, creating activities that require attention, refine concentration and build on sensory development.

As for the educational aspects that effect children’s intellectual abilities, experts advise to leave your children to explore, ask freely, unleash their imagination, and express their feelings.

To develop children’s interpersonal intelligence, you should encourage them to play with others and participate in musicals and other extracurricular activities. Make sure you choose the nursery, kindergarten, and then the school that, in addition to academic excellence, motivate and propel your children towards a variety of activities and interests.

It is equally important for children to get used to reading habits from childhood. The more children read with their teachers or parents, the greater their desires will be to explore science and knowledge, which will be reflected positively on their level of intelligence. After reading a book or a story, it is important that parents discuss the contents of the books with children and ask them to summarize what they have understood, as it stimulates the child’s brain.

When we talk about nurturing healthy children, parenting plays one of the most important roles. Parental approaches to punishing or reprimanding a child have a significant impact on your child’s personality. If your child makes a mistake, punishment might include cancelling one of their activities or asking them to sit in a room alongside discussing the seriousness of their actions so that they can benefit and avoid repeating them as much as possible.

Healthy approaches and sound parenting, along with the right nursery, all play an important role in fostering your child’s growth and intellectual development.



How to Handle the Big First Day of Nursery

The first day of the nursery is a much anticipated milestone for your child that marks the beginning of a new phase. It is full of cautious excitement, anxiety, and of course, crying from both the child and the parents. Children cry because they have no idea what to expect from the new environment, while parents cry out of worry their babies might feel abandoned there.

In fact, these mixed feelings are perfectly normal and will not persist for long and will wear off within the first week if the parents are collaborative with the nursery, primarily making sure that their child is actually ready to take this big step.  

Preparing your toddler or baby for the nursery is essential for their emotional well-being. It starts by gradually separating them from their parents and adjusting their eating habits; babies going to the nursery will be introduced to solids besides the milk and need to be familiarized with new faces other than their parents'. Also, it's important to gradually get them used to fixed sleeping patterns so waking up early gets to be a desirable habit, not a morning disaster.  

We don't promise the first day(s) will be relaxed and tear-free because, to be honest, crying serves as a natural reaction to the new strange environment, and it is a sign that your child is emotionally and intellectually stable. However, we can promise you these feelings will slowly but surely be placated once your child finds happiness and safety in the new place.


Kissing your baby goodbye, you need to bear in mind it has to be brief and sweet. Try to contain your feelings and don't surrender to his or your tears. We don't advise you to leave suddenly as that will fill your child with fear and distrust. As a parent, it's important to have a good relationship with your child's teachers. Children are reassured by this friendship, and feelings of security will find their way into their little hearts.

At Little Academy, we receive children in a joyful, warm environment with faces wreathed in smiles to calm their worries. We also set up activities with the parents to soothe their separation anxiety. Our psychologist can be consulted and she can talk to children whose anxiety does not seem to be soothed easily.

On the first day of the nursery, it's a good idea to meet the children who will keep your child company. Accompany the teachers to introduce him or her to the nursery's facilities and play rooms. Don't worry if they refuse to have any food on that day as it is just anxiety keeping them off.