Catholic vs Jewish Parenting

When it comes to good parenting, it is important to acquire positive techniques and skills to conquer the challenges of being a parent.   Does it really matter if your are Catholic or Jewish?  Yes and no.  The more you know about children and parenting techniques, including milestones in children’s lives and certain types of behavior, you will become a much better parent.

For home schooling, Catholics are more likely to teach their children Latin or one of the romance based languages such as Spanish or Italian, but with Jewish families, Hebrew is the language of choice.

If you are expecting a baby, spending lots of money on nursery furnishings is not necessary. Cribs, blankets, changing tables, and items of this matter, can be purchased for a whole lot cheaper at department stores, like Walmart, while also providing high quality. Also, consider borrowing some nursery products from friends or family members.

Consider the message that your child is receiving from you. Your children should be able to trust you.  Both Jews and Catholics place a big emphasize on having a large number of children.

Lay your child on the counter in the kitchen and lay a rolled towel under his neck; use the faucet water and put it on his hair and scalp. This method eases concerns of children who do not like to have their head dunked into the water.

It is important that you get time to yourself, away from your children. A trusted family member or friend could watch your kids so that you could get a break for a couple of hours. Without the occasional break, parents are more likely to become very stressed. This increases tension in the household and may cause a mom or dad to snap at their children.

Children of all ages who walk to school should be wearing retro-reflective materials on either their clothing or backpack. This reflective material comes in convenient Velcro strips. Drivers will be able to spot children more easily thanks to these reflective stripes.

Research has shown the danger of second hand smoke to children, so don’t smoke at home. You may even want to even consider quitting. The dangers of inhaling secondhand smoke are the same as those of smoking. Children who are exposed to second-hand smoke experience a higher incidence of respiratory issues such as asthma, bronchitis and pneumonia.

When a child is teething, put sour vegetables, like pickles, in a hollow, mesh teether. There are many methods of toothache relief, but if someone has a flavor your child will be more likely to chew on it. Encourage them to chew for as long as they desire, and the longer this is, the better their mood should be.

If your children fight and have trouble getting along, try to develop a set of rules for your family that are set out in positive language. Rather than saying “no hitting,” for instance, tell children to “touch gently.”

To best care for your children, you should care for yourself too. Despite what crazy events occur throughout the day, always take some time alone to be by yourself and relax, step away from the world and its worries. You will feel better, and your children will be happier as a result.

If you want to avoid getting your children too cranky and bored, then periodically make travel stops. The longer distance that you travel, the more stops you should make. While it might be tempting to try to get to your destination as quickly as possible, taking a more leisurely approach results in less fussing from the backseat! Restaurants, parks and rest stops that have areas where your children can play, are ideal places to stop to let them run around a bit before continuing the journey.

Becoming a stepparent and creating a good bond often takes time and effort over a long period of time. A lot of kids are still angry about their parents’ divorce. Do not rush into a relationship with a stepchild, they will reach out to you.

This article likely gave you some useful ideas for improving your parenting skills. The trick isn’t to always have the right answer but instead to know the right place to look for answers.