Feilding Herald : January 26th 2012
22 THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 2012 4321268AA WE ARE OPEN TAKING ENROLMENTS A real country experience - located on 3.5 acres Daily animal interaction pacious purpose built Kindy -- over 650m2 of outside playgroun A fun learning environment for children aged between 2 and 5 years, open 8:00am -- 4:00pm Monday to Friday Country Kindy Corner Milson Line & Te Arakura Road Feilding -- Look out for the Big Red Barn!! www.facebook.com/countrykindyinfo 5km from Feilding - 6.4km from P.N. Phone 06 323-2032 • www.countrykindy.co.nz n n n n nd d d d d d d d S S S SSSp p p p p A A A Helen O'Grady Drama Classes encourage students aged 5-18 to develop confidence and communication skills. They provide excellent preparation for growing up in today's competitive world. They‛ll just love it! Phone (06) 354 6323 to find out more about our classes. www.helenogrady.co.nz Kids Love Drama Parents Love the Results! Weekly Classes: Feilding Palmerston Nth Wanganui 4280367AA Merryweather Photography provides you with a choice of one large photo or instead the CD with all the photos. The country studio near Feilding is ideal for family photos, country pets and space for children to run free. A small extra fee will apply if photo session at client's home. www.merryweatherphotography.co.nz PHONE TODAY (06) 3293591 MERRYWEATHER PHOTOGRAPHY SPECIAL 1 Hr Photo Session Voucher ONLY $35 (u su ally $10 0) 4322611AA APPLY NOW! Programmes start 13 February 2012 Gain hands on experience and a pre-trade qualification, while finishing NCEA. Stay at school with your friends! Get extra support to help you succeed. All at no cost! Want a job in trades? Keen to get started but not sure about leaving school? U-Skills gives you the best of both worlds! USTI2 Call O8OO GO UCOL (46 8265) for a brochure and application form NOW! 4328083AA 4330662AA Guide your children's social development Being able to say hello may sound easy but learning some of the required social skills will not come naturally for some children. If your child is overly timid or shy, give your youngster the oppor- tunity to answer and gently encour- age them to do so if they remain quiet. If older siblings do all the talking for them, encourage everyone to have a turn. Set aside time for each of your children to be with you alone. During the drive home from school or over dinner, chat about their day, but rather than asking, What did you do today?'' talk about what you did while they were at school. This will make it easier for your child to join in with what they did during their day. Extracurricular activities will offer the opportunity to form friendships with like-minded chil- dren. Invite other children to play. Watch the kids and you'll soon see which children play well with your child and which ones don't. You'll also notice whether your child has any problems with interacting socially, such as being too bossy or too timid. Make it a fun experience for children to visit your home but don't appear desperate. Wait for a return invitation before asking them again. As your child enters the teenage years, meeting their friends may be one of the most invaluable tools you will have for keeping up to date with your child's interests. You are their parent, not their best friend. It is great to share your child's interests, and they are also entitled to their privacy, but you are an adult responsible for their health and safety. Peer pressure and hormones will have kicked in and as a parent you may find yourself kicked to the edge of the circle of knowledge, assist- ance, and comfort zone. Sometimes your child just needs to talk about their feelings and experiences. Often it's best if you don't step in, rather help your child to feel less anxious about the prob- lem and assist them to find their own solution. Good friendships often start from an early age, and as a parent you have opportunities to ensure your child will learn how to make friends.
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