Thursday, January 24, 2013

List of Blogs Helping Every Supermom for Kindergarten School Readiness

Your loved one is getting bigger every day and you must be getting worries about how to prepare for kindergarten. As a super mom, you will need to be sure that he is getting ready for school.Therefore, a list of requirements must be completed, in order for your child to have an easy transition, such as solid social skills, knowing his alphabet and many more essential abilities that we will cite in a further post.
Today, How to be Super Mom decided to introduce you to other helpful blogs, which will provide you with additional information on how to get ready for kindergarten.
These materials will include: 

  • Different kind of readiness checklist for kindergarten that every supermom should prepare before sending her loved one off to school.

  • Various methods, every super mom should adopt, to help your child resolve social issues, in order to achieve a smooth and successful transition.
  • A number of blogs, selected by How to be Super Mom, among a long list of similar sites, which will help you learn how to teach your child numbers.
  1. Flash Cards and Kindergarten Readiness
  2. Kindergarten Readiness Rocks! 1 to 1 Correspondence
  3. Kindergarten Readiness Assessment Adds More Math
  4. New Math Activity Calendar: August is Kindergarten Readiness Month
  • Children should be able to communicate with the teacher and others as well as understand what is being taught or explained to them.  Language skills can include knowing the alphabet and recognizing letters on the page, but they are not limited to just that.
  1. Parents’ Guide to Early Brain Development and Kindergarten Readiness
  2.  Kindergarten Readiness– Enroll or Wait?
  3. Kindergarten Readiness Skills
  4. School Readiness, Early Achievement , and the Role of English Language Proficiency for Children in Low-Income Immigrant Families
  5. Play Contributes to  School Readiness

  • A large number of activities to help your loved one get ready for his first year of school. Kids will most likely enjoy these activities and not even realize they are getting ready to go to school.  Encourage your child to use their creativity as you do these activities together.
  1. Some Handy Ideas for Kindergarten Readiness: Painting
  2. Fun Number Writing Activities
  3. Farah Lokey MD Discusses Kindergarten Readiness and How to Prime your Child for a Successful Admission to School
  4. Reading is Most Important Activity
  5. Kindergarten Readiness Playgroup & Summer Practice Handouts

How to Help Your Child Deal with Disappointments

In a society full of successful achievements, the chance to teach your child how to deal with disappointments is becoming far more difficult. Consider a canceled play date or an incident where occurs a toy breakage an opportunity to help your loved one grow through disappointment, instead of just creating a quick solution to spear him from experiencing these feelings. If you don’t teach him to deal with dissatisfaction every now and then, you will be shielding him from developing crucial skills that he will need, during the coming years, to face the dark moments of life.
Supermom, there are many easy tips to follow in order to help your child become stronger when faced by a distressful moment, and teach him how to face unhappiness. How to be Super Mom will provide you with the best article, to simplify your task as a parent and help you raise your children in a psychological, healthy way. 

Respect his feelings
His problems might seem small and lame comparing to the big picture of life but what is making him sad is of a huge importance to him. Don’t ignore his feelings by telling him that everything will be just fine, instead help him express his feeling to you, let him talk about how disappointed he is; learning to identify and transmit feelings is a vital lesson you can help your child acquire.

Project his feeling

Imagine yourself in the same situation to be able to acknowledge your children’s feelings. Once you recognize, the impact of such disappointment and its effect on their emotions, you will offer a better support and find the best solutions to get them out of their distress. 

Teach your child how to find the positive side of every problem

« Après la pluie, le beau temps », a great quote holding the same meaning as every cloud has a silver lining. Super mom, if you think deeply, you will always be able to find the good side of every misfortunate event. From one side you will be giving him the skills to grow up as an optimist, and from the other side, you will help him deal with discontent when he learns how to turn things around to his best interest.

One additional piece of advice: a child is like a sponge, he absorbs way more when he’s fresh and young so consider this as an opportunity to work on his personality, helping him become a stronger, optimist person. Compare his brain to smooth clay dough, which can be easily manipulated. Any wrong step will ruin his personality, that is why every super mom is advised to intensify her readings from the moment she conceive, to learn the best way to raise an intelligent happy child.
Be sure that with How to be Super Mom, you will always find the best and easiest parenting tips ever.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

How to be Super Mom Italian Garlic Chicken Soup with Parmesan Croutons

Chicken soup is known as the nature’s penicillin, it is recognizable for its strong positive powers on our health. Whenever you catch a cold the first remedy you would think about is Chicken soup and in fact many conducted studies along the years have showed that it does indeed help clear clogged airways and provide us with a lot of energy.
Chicken soup recipes are numerous; each person has its own way of preparing it depending on his favorite ingredients.  When some might add noodles, carrots and potatoes others might want to make Italian style soup adding pasta, basil and a dash of Mozzarella on top.
We will give you one amazingly delicious chicken soup recipe that is definitely worth trying. Whenever it’s snowing, and the weather is cold nothing could gather a family around the table and draw a smile on their face like our delightful soup recipe.
Italian Garlic Chicken Soup with Parmesan Croutons
Besides the tremendous effect of Chicken soup on our health, Garlic is considered as the most powerful remedies of all time. This recipe is a blend of rich flavors and powerful ingredients and would surely become one of your family’s traditional meals.

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 40 minutes
Serves 5
For the soup
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium sliced leek
25 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
2 medium potatoes, diced into small cubes
64 fl oz chicken stock
8 baby yellow squash, halved
3 zucchini, cut into thick slices
1 skinless boneless chicken breast (10 Oz), cut into large cubes
¼ cup lemon juice
3 tablespoons shredded fresh basil
For the parmesan croutons
2 slices white bread
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons finely grated Parmesan


Heat the oil in a large pan, add the leek and garlic, keep stirring for 3 minutes or until golden.
Add potatoes then cook over medium heat for 12minutes before adding one quarter of the stock (16 fl. Oz). Bring to the boil then simmer for 10 minutes or until potatoes are cooked through.
Remove from heat and allow it to slightly cool before puréeing in a food processor.
Pour the rest of the chicken stock into the same pan and bring to the boil. Add the pasta, squash and zucchini, along with the purée, and simmer for 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a side pan, sauté the chicken for 5 minutes allowing them to get a brownish golden color.
When the pasta is soft, add the sautéed chicken and cook for 15 minutes. Add the lemon juice and basil and season to taste with salt and ground black pepper.
Remove the crusts form the white bread, slice into ½ inch squares, mix them with olive oil and parmesan and fry them in a pan until the croutons are browned all over.  Sprinkle them over your soup and  bon appétit!

Friday, January 11, 2013

Super Mom Tips on Raising an Optimist Child

happy optimist child

The world we are living in is chaotic, traumatic and drives us to be constantly depressed and pessimistic which is a real damaging situation to our personality and to those among us. Every super mom would love her children to be joyful, cheerful, content and optimistic about current life and the future but we often lose control over the surrounding atmosphere and begin transmitting a wrong image to our children.
These are 10 methods for every supermom to use to make sure she is educating optimist life lovers’ children.
1.      Super mom’s warmth and affection – Giving affection and love can never be a bad raising habit. Letting your child feel loved and cared for is an essential part of helping him deal with difficulties. Failures in life are easier to take when they know they are loved.
2.      Constant Compliments- Complimenting your child for his achievements is a very good idea. Give them detail about what you are praising them for, like for instance: “Good job Nour for helping your sister out” or “I am so proud that you finished you lunch and ate all your vegetables, now this will help you grow up faster and stronger”.
3.      Monitor- Be extremely aware of what your child is seeing on television, the games they play and the books they read. A supermom should always monitor her children’s activities to make sure they’re not exposed to violence and bad influence.
4.      Be an example – Children will always look up to you and take you as an example so before teaching them to be happy you have to teach yourself how to be a super happy person, an optimist and learn the secret of seeing the good in everything.
5.      Support – Support and congratulate your child whenever he expresses optimism. Instead of asking him not to be negative and indirectly emphasizing, and on a constant base, the undesired behavior, praise his positivism whenever he shows it that will push him towards focusing on the desired manners.
6.      Accentuate the positive – When something bad happens, always try to find the good side. If bad storm cancels an occasion, find something fun to do instead. Emphasize the positive by commenting how you wouldn’t have had so much fun if the event wasn’t cancelled.
7.      Thought catching – Teach children how to do thought catching to prevent negative behavior. When something bad happens ask them what thoughts they had so they’re aware of them and can capture the negativity. Kids often have black thoughts without ever realizing it.
8.      Minimize failures – Losing a championship or failing a test may seem like the end of the world, but it never is. Parents can raise optimists if they are successful at minimizing failures by putting them into perspective. Point out that life goes on and there will be endless opportunities down the road.
9.      Stimulate success – Encourage kids with age appropriate activities they are able to excel at to promote success. Having unrealistic expectations only sets children up for failure, so make sure they’re not trying to do too much.
10.  Laugh – Laughter is the key. Teach your child to be optimistic by helping him laugh at in a bad situation instead of taking everything so seriously. Laughing is the greatest method in conquering a problem.