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How to Teach a Child to Swim the Breaststroke

How to Teach a Child to Swim the Breaststroke

“Has anyone seen a frog jumping or swimming? If you have, that’s what the breaststroke looks like.” I have often heard that the breaststroke is so easy, so graceful, so natural, and I say, to teach the correct breaststroke is absolute murder. It’s ugly and very unnatural. The breaststroke used to be pretty and graceful [...]

How to Teach a Child to Swim Butterfly Stroke

How to Teach a Child to Swim Butterfly Stroke

Arm Movements Standing out of the water, have the children put both of their arms out straight in front of them and push them down to the legs. They should keep pushing back as far as the arms can go. At this point the palms of the hands should be turned upward. With a roll [...]

How to Teach a Child to Lift the Head Out of the Water While Swimming

How to Teach a Child to Lift the Head Out of the Water While Swimming

This is one fault that everybody has in the early learning stages. The child rolls his head and looks back at his breathing arm but, instead of keeping his chin down to finish blowing out, at the last moment he jerks his head out in front. This is very bad. The swimmer’s body should be [...]

How to Teach a Child to Kick While Swimming

How to Teach a Child to Kick While Swimming

Some children seem as if they are only dragging their feet, and when put on a kicking board, they don’t seem to be able to move at all. They are probably kicking from the knees, instead of the hips. Some children have enormous chests and very strong arms. When they swim, they propel themselves through [...]

How to Teach a Child to Hold the Breath While Swimming

How to Teach a Child to Hold the Breath While Swimming

Until somebody has mastered the breathing tech­nique, it’s definitely easier to swim along just holding on to your breath and not letting it out. The trouble is that sooner or later you have to stop. Some children will look as if they are breathing in and out; they open their mouths when turning their heads [...]

How to Teach a Child to Breath While Swimming

How to Teach a Child to Breath While Swimming

When doing freestyle you turn your head to the side out of the water to breathe. Breathing correctly is a major element in swimming successfully. Later in life many people would like to enjoy swimming for recre­ation but they cannot do so because their breathing is not coordinated properly. The side you breathe on is [...]

How to Teach a Child to Blow Bubbles and Take a Big Breath during Swimming Lesson

How to Teach a Child to Blow Bubbles and Take a Big Breath during Swimming Lesson

When teaching a child to swim, you must remember that it is equally important for the child to learn how to blow bubbles as it is to hold the breath. When the body is floating horizontally, the reason it stays up is the lungs are full of air, and that gives the body buoyancy. After [...]

How to Teach a Child Dolphin Kicking

How to Teach a Child Dolphin Kicking

Have the children hold on to the edge of the pool, then ask them to try to do a new kind of kicking—dolphin kicking. Keeping the knees lightly together, the children should move both of the legs up and down vertically simultaneously. The legs shouldn’t be rigid; the knees can bend slightly, and the hips [...]

How to Teach Your Child to Dress Herself

How to Teach Your Child to Dress Herself

Getting dressed in the morning is a skill that vir­tually every child masters. Before your child learns how to put clothes on, she’ll learn how to take them off. It’s a lot easier to take off a pair of socks or to slip out of a sweater than it is to put on a shirt [...]

How to Teach Your Child to Cope with Bullying

How to Teach Your Child to Cope with Bullying

Bullying is one of the worst forms of antisocial behavior because it involves exploiting someone else’s personal weakness by frightening that person into acquiescence. Every child fears a bully. Some children are naturally adventurous and enjoy rough-and-tumble play—but this isn’t bullying, because these children’s behavior lacks a malicious or sinister dimen­sion. Bullying involves a deliberate [...]

How to Teach a Child Proper Hygiene

How to Teach a Child Proper Hygiene

Personal hygiene is important for everyone. Encourage your child to take an interest in his level of cleanli­ness from an early age. Following are three main benefits of good personal hygiene: Health. A child who isn’t bathed regularly is prone to infec­tions and irritations, particularly in the genital area and where he has folds of [...]

How to Teach a Child with ADHD Planning and Organization

How to Teach a Child with ADHD Planning and Organization

Many children with ADHD have persistent problems with planning, organization and time management, irrespective of whether they are on medication or not. Problems with prioritizing, making decisions, thinking ahead and having a concept of time are common and can cause a great deal of difficulty in the school setting. Children with these difficulties need as [...]

How to Teach Your Child Basic Cooking Skills

How to Teach Your Child Basic Cooking Skills

What is the one skill that will be useful—even neces­sary—to your child all of his or her life? Not the ability to throw a touchdown pass. Not the ability to score a perfect grade on a math test. Not the ability to match accessories to a dress. No, it’s the ability to prepare food! Knowing [...]

How to Teach Your Child Basic Self-Defense Skills

How to Teach Your Child Basic Self-Defense Skills

Provide your child with basic self-defense skills. This is important not only for maintaining your child’s self-con­fidence and self-esteem, but for insuring your c hild’s life. In our society today, children need to have a defen­sive strategy for resisting drug dealers, abusers, cult-ists, and kidnappers. Drug dealers, or any persons who attempt to seduce your [...]

How to Teach Your Child How to Read and Follow Written Instructions

How to Teach Your Child How to Read and Follow Written Instructions

A big part of your child’s sense of self-confidence comes from the ability to know what to do in emer­gency situations, when solving problems, and when try­ing to get things done. How do you teach your child what to do? First, you admit to yourself that you can’t teach your child every response to every [...]

How to Teach Your Child Rejection-Coping Skills

How to Teach Your Child Rejection-Coping Skills

Every child at some point will face another child, a sib­ling perhaps, or even an adult, who will say, “Go away. I don’t want to play with you. I don’t want you around.” Giving your child some skills to use in coping with rejection is a way of saying to your child, “You are a [...]

How to Teach Your Child to Fix Breaks and Rips

How to Teach Your Child to Fix Breaks and Rips

Things break. The first tendency of a parent is to fix the break, mend the torn garment, put the arm of the doll back on, sew on the button, or clean up the mess on the floor. Some parents become angry at the child for careless­ness. While that may be warranted on occasion, a par­ent [...]

How to Teach Your Child to Give

How to Teach Your Child to Give

Give your child the opportunity to give. The child with self-esteem gives voluntarily. Encouraging your child to be generous even when it isn’t his or her idea helps build self-esteem. The gift may be the time it takes to visit a sick grand­parent. It may be raking leaves or holding a ribbon while someone else [...]

How to Teach Your Child to Save Money

How to Teach Your Child to Save Money

Help your child at an early age to start and build a savings account. Give your child an opportunity to earn money and add to the account on a regular basis. At some point in elementary school, nearly all chil­dren learn to define their own socioeconomic status. They know they are richer than some people [...]

How to Teach Your Child to Take Responsibility for Their Actions

How to Teach Your Child to Take Responsibility for Their Actions

Children who are forced to take responsibility for their own actions know, “Mom and Dad consider me capable of acting on my own, and they count me as a valuable individual who has the ability to stand on my own two feet and face the consequences—good and bad.” When your child breaks the neighbor’s window [...]