Advice For Children (From Toddlers To Teens) From Loving Parents

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Kids learn, grow, experience, and mature in different situations and emotions yearly. So, a parent’s responsibility is to guide their child correctly so they can react appropriately to each case and find their way in growing up with good habits and values. However, teaching a wise lesson should always come at the right time. So, it becomes crucial for parents to shower their children with words of wisdom and specific do’s and don’ts, depending on their age.

Let’s discuss helpful advice and things you should make them aware of at the right age.

  • For Kids Up to 5 Years
For Kids Up to 5 Years

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  1. They should know their name, home address, age, and birthdate as part of their personal information.
  2. Make sure they don’t learn or speak bad words.
  3. They should not be afraid of speaking in front of elders and relatives.
  4. Ensure that they know how to take care of themselves.
  5. They should know about keeping quiet in a public place.
  6. They shouldn’t talk to strangers or share their personal information.
  7. They should know how to talk to their friends and teachers with respect.
  8. They don’t overeat junk food or unhygienic street food.
  9. They should never hesitate to ask about any doubts.
  10. Know how to perform basic tasks like tying their shoes, folding their clothes, etc.
  • For Kids Between 6 To 8 Years
For Kids Between 6 To 8 Years

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  1. They should know your phone number and all the emergency helpline numbers by heart.
  2. Make sure they follow a healthy diet.
  3. They shouldn’t waste too much time and complete their homework and other activities on time.
  4. They know that words and questions can hurt or offend others, so they know what to and when to speak.
  5. Know about cooking easy meals like sandwiches, coffee, etc.
  6. They should also know how to behave appropriately in public places and front of relatives.
  7. Don’t forget to introduce them to different hobbies and interests.
  8. They should be active in the field for good body development.
  9. They should know the traffic rules and how to cross roads or ride a bike safely.
  10. They should know about surfing the internet and extracting information.
  11. They should know how to use scissors and what not to cut with them.
  • For Kids Between 9 To 12 Years
For Kids Between 9 To 12 Years

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  1. They should know about their interests and focus on building their extracurricular skills.
  2. They should eliminate public speaking challenges and participate actively in different activities in the school.
  3. Make sure they know how to feel optimistic about themselves and spread positivity with others.
  4. They should be aware of proper dress and how to present themselves in front of others.
  5. They should know about the dark side of the web and why not to enter it.
  6. They should be able to do basic household chores like washing the dishes, clothes, etc.
  7. They should know how to order online or at the store with confidence.
  8. Make sure they are physically active and don’t binge-watch TV all day.
  9. They should care about the environment and stray animals.
  10. They should take responsibility for their actions and avoid arguing with others.
  11. They should know intermediate cooking recipes and use knives correctly.
  12. Ensure they also take care of their personal belongings.
  • For Teens Between 13 To 15 Years
For Teens Between 13 To 15 Years

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  1. To focus on their skills, not just how they look. They shouldn’t feel or make others feel insecure about their appearance.
  2. They should know how to express themselves to others and react sensibly when the response is not how they expected it to be.
  3. They should know about maintaining a budget and keep themselves aware of basic needs and wants.
  4. They should respect their relations and not talk badly behind others’ backs.
  5. They should know how to behave well and humbly with sweepers, waitpersons, and other service employees.
  6. They should know the harmful effects of alcohol and drugs and should not encourage their use anywhere.
  7. They should feel comfortable discussing taboo topics like menstrual cycles and have good sex education.
  8. They should have the courage to travel all by themselves safely.
  9. They should know how to say sorry and not let ego wars come in between their friendships.
  10. They should be aware of mental health problems as well.
  • For Teens Between 16 To 18 Years
For Teens Between 16 To 18 Years

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  1. Make sure they have good anger management.
  2. They research their future education and have a backup plan as well.
  3. They have good skills to do temporary volunteering or internship to gain experience.
  4. Ask them to study appropriately but not at the cost of killing their social life.
  5. Ensure that they know what’s best for them and what’s not.
  6. They don’t indulge in illegal cyber activities.
  7. They should be aware of safe sex.
  8. They positively handle their emotions and mental state and ask for help if needed.
  9. They should know about their physical health and how to maintain it accordingly.
  10. They should not get into fights or verbal abuse with anyone.

A good upbringing can result in a positive attitude to life. Kids will deal with difficult situations if they are introduced to some wise learning. Hopefully, these pieces of advice will help them gain better habits and values and make them better people. Also, in the comment section below, let us know what else you would like to add to the list.

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Dushyant Tripathi

Dushyant has a keen interest in writing about parenting and women's healthcare. He believes that knowledge about childcare and children's health should be available to every parent to enhance their overall quality of life. When he is not writing for MomJunction, you can spot him playing the ukulele, singing, and doodling.