“Where is your Papa?” or that child to answer curious
To live without a dad is not easy. No one says you have to keep the family together at any cost is not always wise and sometimes simply impossible. And yet sonomama know how difficult it is psychologically and morally, and financially, too… And besides, we all don’t live on a deserted island, but in society. And sooner or later your baby will ask “Where’s your daddy?”.
Children on the Playground, the doctor at the clinic, the grandmother of the neighbor… the first time the kid will be perplexed and will come with the same question to you about. what to say, read the article “the Child asks where daddy “. You need to prepare, the second time he did not panic and knew what to answer.
Close to the truth
Key point: do not tell the child “but let’s just say aunt Luda that…”. First, the child will feel the discrepancy: my mom says that lying is bad, and then she asks to do it? And secondly, such a maneuver will attract unwanted attention to this issue. Children tend to think out what you do not understand, and here the logic is very simple – if mom says no, dad, it means that there is something wrong. Don’t be surprised a kid’s imagination can take him very far, to the extent that daddy left because of the bad mother. Continue reading
Many of us were baptized in infancy and can’t remember how it happened. And once we are invited to become a godmother or godfather, or maybe even happier – we have our own child is born. Then we once again think about what the Sacrament of Baptism, can we become someone godparents and how to choose the godparents for their child. In today’s post – the responses of Archpriest Maxim Kozlov to questions about the responsibilities of godparents.
– I was invited to be the godfather. What am I going to do?
– To be a godfather – and honorable, and responsible.
Godparents mother and father, participating in the Sacrament, take on the responsibility for a small member of the Church, so they must be Orthodox. The godfather, of course, being the person who also has some experience of Church life and will help your baby to grow in faith, piety and purity.
During the Sacrament over the baby’s godfather (of the same gender as the child) will keep him in my arms, to speak on his behalf Symbol of faith and vows of renunciation of Satan and connection with Christ.
Most importantly, what can and should help godfather, and what he undertakes, is not only to attend the Baptism, but then help received from the font to increase, to grow in the Church life, and in any case not to limit Continue reading
The child is lying – what is the reason and what to do about it? These questions are asked by many parents when they notice that the child is lying.
If the child is lying, parents begin to blame it on his friends who taught him to lie, to look for what they did wrong when raising, etc. but what to do if you started to lie 4-year-old kid who never goes outside alone and never learned to lie from her friends? If you realize that the child is lying, do not need to blame, shame and punish.
The nature of children’s lies
As we have said, the child may begin to lie to your parents at a very early age, but it should be understood that the kid isn’t doing this specifically and especially not for using lies to manipulate you.
Typically, young children are strongly developed imagination, but he is not yet aware that his imagination is not true. He comes up with different stories and he believes them because young children believe that their whole life is a fairy tale. Therefore, if your toddler tells you that came to him elf or some other fairy tale character, Continue reading