How Nutrition Affects Your Child’s Mood and Behavior? Helene Goldnadel Explains

Childhood is happy and carefree in some cases it is not as expected by us. Some children are bored, angry or irritable for most of the time during their childhood. The numbers of depressed children are particularly in children of preschool with depress signs are increasing almost every day. To get the solution to above problem, people take help of medication.


If your child shows sign of bored, irritable, hostile and sad they need to overcome all the psychological assistance better than some biochemical assistance. The later path is considered to be as a best thing for the welfare of your child. The children with nourished food will not only improve their mood, but also will have the energy to take care of high and low behavior in the life.


Helene Goldnadel is of the view that nutrition is easily controllable by parents and it is their concern. The eating habit of my son suffering from his mood changes when he eats something else, which is quite different then earlier. It is observed that the balancing is achieved by providing breakfast of unprocessed or unrefined foods, which establish the fact that child is not without food any time of the day. Sugary cereals are considered as unhealthy breakfast. It will not be considers sensitivities and food allergies that is subjected to the discussion. It’s their rights to think about it. If your child suffers from intolerance of food system you should take advice of your doctor for the betterment and beneficial of your child’s health and the child should be tested for the same.


B12, B3, folic acid, B6, magnesium and zinc are the most effective on the mood and the mood changes very fast. Omega 3 & fatty acids are important factors. It changes the influence and involved in biochemical process such as ethylene. It helps very much the neurotransmitters to keep the child motivated and happy, which is established along with above vitamins to affect.


The serotonin keeps child as a constituent of neurotransmitter. The adrenalin and noradrenalin adds motivation to the child moods and that is why balancing of these items in food is essential requirement of food. Imbalance also effects due to insufficient sunlight and lack of nutrition values of the food along with lack of exercise. The stress level enormously reduces serotonin level and increasing adrenalin level also boost mood at higher level which reduces to lover level and induction of depletion of serotonin & adrenalin, but even after getting sufficient exercise in some children because of the indoor games. These children are involved in indoor games due to which they receive insufficient sunlight for the production of serotonin. It is strictly adhere. If you add poor diet to the list even when steps are taken to improve the children due to low level of mood and low level of their behavior.


Protein is responsible for the production of Serotonin, since it is an element of the protein, Amino acid of tryptophan is also found in sufficient quantity in turkey, fish, chicken, cheese, beans, eggs, tofu, oats. Philip Cowen a research scientist showed that tryptophan in adult mostly shows sign of depression of short time.


Amino acids known as phenylalanine and tyrosine are responsible for Adrenalin and noradrenalin derived from food reach in amino acid and that is a part of protein food. To improve the mood sufficient quantity of protein is consumed by the child.


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Helene Goldnadel on How Puzzles Aid Child Development

Solving puzzles is a great way for young children to develop important hand-eye coordination and motor skills. The most basic of puzzles are those which include shape sorting, whereby a child is required to manipulate various shaped blocks and place them in the appropriately shaped slot. These are suitable for children as young as one, and will help them develop very basic problem solving skills as well as hand-eye coordination.


Jigsaw puzzles are very popular among children. Jigsaws with increasing levels of difficulty are available for a wide range of ages and developmental stages. Jigsaw puzzles utilize a handful of specifically shaped pieces that fit into corresponding holes in a board. The number of pieces can range from as few as four up to a thousand. Often with puzzles for younger children, the jigsaw pieces are decorated so that when placed together correctly they form an entire picture. Completing these simple puzzles not only aids hand-eye coordination but also will help develop a child’s memory. Jigsaws designed for older children may include letters and numbers to help familiarize them with the alphabet and learn basic numeric skills.


Other puzzles designed for children rely on the matching of shapes and colors. These will again aid hand-eye coordination, but will also encourage your child to distinguish between different shapes and colors. These are basic problem solving skills, but are essential for them to develop and ready themselves for bigger challenges.


Puzzles are an invaluable aide for skill development. However, it is important to introduce children to those that are suitable for their age group. Young children in particular can get very frustrated with puzzles that they cannot solve. Often this is simply because they haven’t yet developed the necessary hand-eye coordination or thought processes required to complete them.


Helene Goldnadel says that introducing puzzles to children at a young age is an enjoyable way for them to develop important manual dexterity, memory, and coordination skills. As they get older, they will be able to advance to more complicated puzzles promoting development of language and numeric skills. It is important to help your child with puzzles initially. As they become more comfortable with the idea of puzzles, they will be able to complete them on their own, providing a rewarding experience for both you and your child.


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Help Your Child to Deal With Disappointment

It can be painful to watch your child feeling disappointed. This article by Helene Goldnadel explains some steps that you can take to help your child cope with a disappointment, so that he is able to put the disappointment into perspective and move on as quickly as possible. If a child learns how to deal with disappointment effectively, he will have learned a skill that will be valuable throughout his life.


Disappointment is encountered at every stage of life and everyone feels at least a little emotional pain when faced with a disappointment. Some people, however, react very strongly to disappointments, taking them personally and feeling much more hurt than the situation merits.


Learning to cope effectively with disappointment begins in childhood. If you learn as a child how to acknowledge your feelings about a disappointment, put them into perspective, and move on as quickly as possible, you will have learned a skill that will be valuable for the rest of your life.


So, how can a parent help a child to deal with disappointment? First of all, it is important to acknowledge your child’s feelings of disappointment as soon as a disappointing event has taken place.


Tell your child that you understand how disappointed he feels about the event. Encourage your child to talk about his feelings and tell your child that you understand why he is feeling upset about what happened. Give your child a hug and tell him that you love him. Do not minimize your child’s feelings of disappointment by telling him that it doesn’t matter anyway. At this point, it matters very much to your child.


If possible, explain the reasons why the disappointing event happened. For example, if a friend was scheduled to visit but canceled at the last minute because she was sick, explain the situation in clear and simple language that your child will understand.


Make it clear to your child that she wasn’t in any way to blame for the disappointment. This is very important as children can mistakenly take disappointments very personally, blaming themselves for situations which had nothing to do with their actions.


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Helene Goldnadel on Preparing Your Child For The World

It is a very commonly known fact that children are naturally curious. There is no avoiding it – if something has caught your child’s attention, he/she’ll keep going at that thing until his/her appetite is satisfied. This curiosity is what drives the learning process of a child. For example, if a one year old accidentally touches a hot cup of coffee, just out of curiosity to know what it is, his mind will promptly register that experience into memory and the next time your child will be wary of cups. This is a natural process of trial-and-error through which children learn.


Having your child admitted into early learning centers help them to garner experience and knowledge that equips them to face the world outside when it is time. Ideally, preschools are the place for children up to the age of six – the period when learning capability of humans is at the maximum. Whatever a child learns during this period stays with him lifelong, and may probably get passed down to future generations through parenting. These child care centers help build the children’s focus and concentration capability through interactive learning media. It is necessary to understand here the importance of inculcating the quality of focus in your child. Whatever field of career he may choose in the future, in order to succeed, what he will need is immense focus to be able to keep going on his path.


Preschool education promotes individuality and simulates an atmosphere that is healthy to grow in and learn from. Social interaction, personal hygiene, manners and language are just to count a few things your child learns in a preschool. An educational twist in each activity your child does secretly teaches him concepts in math and science that any sensible individual would know for fact. “The Sun rises in the East”- something scientific and factual is what your child learns in preschools. That, and more. Physical education curriculum ensures that your child understands the benefits of exercise and fitness.


Preschools are often centered on the philosophy of enabling your child to develop a stream of independent thought process. Achieving this helps the child in decision-making in the future, and even in the present. It is necessary to acknowledge individuality because that is what sets each person apart from the other. Self-learning process is the second thing preschool teachers focus on in the children. Schooling system today requires junior-high and high schoolers to do their own studying and thus the requirement of self-oriented learning is justified.


It is said that children learn the most when they are having fun. You must never have come across a preschool with children sitting all hyper-focused in their books and notepads, scribbling away – this is because it is not how children learn. Children need colors, fun, shapes and other tangible things which they can associate their learning with. It is a tool that helps them to grasp concepts better, and retain the lesson in their memories. Preschools are an important step in children’s lives.


Helene Goldnadel is a life coach and provides lessons for child development. She is focused on educational training for child actors and models throughout the greater Los Angeles area. Helene runs her performing art institute with a unique commitment to ensure bright, productive careers for her young students.

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Music and Movement Classes For Our Very Young Ones

Enrolling your young child in a music class can have more benefits than you ever imagined. Children spend their early years developing social, emotional and cognitive skills. This process starts at birth and continues throughout life. In order to raise a child with good skills in these areas, a parent must work start her child young, sometimes as young as six months after birth. Experts agreed that music and movement is one of the most important tools in the development of a child’s learning skills.


In the context of early childhood development, music has traditionally, and intuitively, been a form used in every culture and creed to educate, entertain, engage and soothe the young. For as long as civilizations exist, parents have engaged their children in games and activities that are often accompanied by songs, rhymes and dancing. Morals and values are taught through songs or poems and stories. A lullaby sung over and over not only soothes the child into slumber, it also bonds the child to the adult for it instills a sense of security. Whether one uses an African lullaby or an Irish one, a Japanese finger play song, or a French rhyme to be accompanied by a lap bounce, music has been effective in teaching children how to relate to the world even before they learn to speak or write.


Very often, today’s parents neither have the time, nor the repertoire of games and activities to engage their young early in life to develop these skills. Fortunately, this can be re-captured through dedicated parent-&-child music classes where familiar as well as new and exotic musical ideas from multi-cultures are shared.


Helene Goldnadel believes that these critical areas of development can be successfully taught and imparted within a relaxed yet intentional musical session. For example, an egg shaker that is shaken, tapped and rolled to a steady beat of the music can also becomes an object for exploring the concept of object permanence when mommy plays a hide-and-seek game with the child. The child or toddler’s curiosity is piqued when confronted with different types of shakers making different sounds, for example, the big metal bottle containing beans versus the small Yakult bottle containing fine sand. The concepts of Intentionality and Relatedness are encouraged when the child gets to associate loud sound with the big container and vice versa.


The act of sharing instruments in a music class, and learning to play and stop when required are perfect examples of building self-control. Learning to hold hands in circle games or dances not only develops confidence and fosters cooperation but help the child relate to other adults and children in the circle.


Good Communication is contingent upon the presence of two simultaneous areas of development – listening skills and speech production. Knowing when to listen, and when to express one-self is an important communication skill. A properly conducted music and movement class which offers ample listening opportunities to the child will help develop a readiness to listen well. The same listening skill extends to the ability to discern and discriminate different sounds. For example, singing, reading, mimicking the sound of various musical instruments help the child build up his vocal range and linguistic ability. Furthermore, good listening skills also pave the way for the child to process auditory information successfully.


For hundreds if not thousands of years, music and movement has been practiced by parents from all different races, religions, cultures and social backgrounds to introduce and teach their children their first speech, movement, listening faculty, and to establish a strong bond between the child, parent, and the society they live in. It is time some of these age-old wisdom is re-adopted.


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Learning Disability Programs For Better Results

When your child struggle to read loudly or write an essay, then keep an eye on him/her. There are more chances for kids to have a learning disability. Well, as you think, all kids show some troubles when they are asked doing their homework or to read/write something. Though children show reluctance in doing something, it won’t be consistent. By closely watching a kid for a few days you can notice that he/she is showing problems only in certain areas. This indicates that the child is having learning disability. Rather than keeping it unnoticed, you should understand the kid and make the necessary steps to help him/her come out of the classroom challenges. Any learning problems that receive early treatment can be cured easily.


Today special schools provide early Learning Disability Programs and services for children with a suspected disability, prior to the school-age. This helps the kids to come out of the disability or reduce its impact in the early stage itself. Some of the disabilities for which training programs are conducted in many schools and special health care centers are for autism spectrum disorder, hearing impairment, intellectual impairment, physical impairment, speech-language impairment and vision impairment.


Children with learning disability will have difficulty in learning in more than one area. The difficulties may vary in nature, cause, intensity and duration. Not all the kids can be admitted to a single program. Those who can write will have difficulty in reading. Likewise, those who read a lot may face difficulty in hearing the sounds or to write properly. Learning Disability Programs should be designed in such a way that each kid should get training in areas where they are weak.


Today schools have a range of Learning Disability Programs to support students with disabilities. Such programs are traditionally provided to those students who are not able to attend normal schools who cannot provide special education programs.


Some of the special Learning Disability Programs discussed by Helene Goldnadel are as follows –


  • Speech-language specialist – Using specially designed instruction manual the speech therapists teach students how to pronounce sounds, vowels and other alphabets. The instructors also teach how to recognize words and phrases. This kind of speech therapy helps the students to overcome their reading disability.
  • Physiotherapists – The students who attend this program will be mostly physically impaired. The physiotherapist asks them to do special exercises. For those who have difficulty in moving legs and hands, the physiotherapy helps a great deal to make the limbs and hands flexible. By doing exercise regularly they can improve their physical stability.
  • Occupational therapists – In some schools along with learning disability programs they include a session with Occupational therapists. This session helps students in improving the language disability disorder in a simple and effective way.
  • School transition officers – In some schools the transit officers train the kids with language disability disorder. They use specially designed syllabus to teach students how to read and write by converting sound into syllables and words. The instructors also give special classes on vocabulary, sentence structure, composition, and reading comprehension in a similar structured and cumulative manner.


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Untapping Your Child’s Hidden Potential

How does your child learn?

You might be familiar with Dr. Howard Gardner’s theory of the multiple intelligences – basically, the idea that there are eight different intelligences that account for a human’s potential.


This theory suggests that making IQ the only marker of intelligence is a limited approach to and understanding of learning. According to Dr. Gardner, the eight intelligences are:


  1. Linguistic intelligence (“word smart”)
  2. Logical-mathematical intelligence (“number/reasoning smart”)
  3. Spatial intelligence (“picture smart”)
  4. Bodily-Kinesthetic intelligence (“body smart”)
  5. Musical intelligence (“music smart”)
  6. Interpersonal intelligence (“people smart”)
  7. Intrapersonal intelligence (“self smart”)
  8. Naturalist intelligence (“nature smart”)


Dr. Gardner’s theory states that our schools and culture focus most of their attention on linguistic and logical-mathematical intelligence. We esteem the highly articulate or logical people of our culture.


However, Dr. Gardner says that we should also place equal attention on individuals who show gifts in the other intelligences: the artists, architects, musicians, naturalists, designers, dancers, therapists, entrepreneurs, and others who enrich the world in which we live. Unfortunately, many children who have these gifts don’t receive much reinforcement for them in school. Many of these kids, in fact, end up being labelled “learning disabled” or “behavioral”.


Given the ongoing struggles around adding extra-curricular activities and programs in the schools – it may not be readily apparent as to how the schools would be able to accommodate and enhance your child’s other intelligences that fall outside of the scope of the logical-mathematical or linguistic world.


It may not be readily obvious as to how your child who has a high level of artistic intelligence can have that gift nurtured and enhanced.


The answer may in fact lie with extracurricular art and writing programs that exist outside of the school walls. Community art programs or workshops are an excellent way to begin to uncover or nurture the growing artistic spark that your child has already begun to develop.


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