18 June 2023

Parenting tips for the first two years of life

Did you know that up to 75% of each meal goes to build your baby's brain? Or that over 80% of your baby’s brain is formed by the age of 3?*  With every hug and every kiss, with every nutritious meal and game you play, you’re helping to build your baby’s brain.  Here are some tips to help give your child the best start in life:  Newborn 1 - 6…, Newborn baby tips, ________________________________________  Did you know?  Within a few days, babies can start smiling when people smile at them.  ________________________________________  • Provide ways for your baby to see, hear, move freely and touch you. You should see your baby’s arms and legs move in disconnected ways. Slowly your baby will learn how to…, 1-6 month old baby tips , ________________________________________  Did you know?  1-3 month old babies see things best when they are between 20-30 cm away. By 3 months, babies have a greater range of vision.  ________________________________________  • Provide ways for your child to see, hear, feel, move freely and touch you. Your baby will slowly establish trust with you…, 6-9 month old baby tips , ________________________________________  Did you know?  At 6 months, your baby can eat anything except honey which should not be given until she is a year old.  ________________________________________  • When asking a question, give lots of time for the answer. Count to 10 in your head. If no answer comes, then answer the question yourself. Try…, 9-12 month old baby tips, ________________________________________  Did you know?  To increase infants’ self-esteem and confidence, always take a positive approach to your child’s learning process. Try to say “yes”, “good”, “well done” more often, rather than “no”, “bad”, “not good”.  ________________________________________  • Play hide and seek with your infant and see…, 1-2 year old toddler tips, ________________________________________  Did you know?  Toddlers are especially happy when they see that they are making the adults around them happy as well.  ________________________________________    • Give your child things to put into containers and take out. She will try to take them out and put them back on her own, which is great for the…, 2+ years old toddler tips, ________________________________________  Did you know?  Children learn better when they are taught how to behave well instead of being scolded for behaving badly.  ________________________________________    • Ask simple questions and listen to the answers. Encourage your child to talk: “What is this?”, “Where is the window?”, “Which ball is…
16 December 2021

Violence Against Children

The right of children to be protected from violence is enshrined in the Convention on the Rights of the Child, yet one billion children are subjected to some form of emotional, physical, or sexual violence every year; one child dies from violence every five minutes. In Jordan, more than 40% of the population is under the age of 18, that is more…, Let's go over some of the key results of this study, Physical violence, number of children in the national sample aged 8-17 years have experienced at least one form of physical violence in their lifetime. number of children in the sample of Syrian Camps aged 8-17 years have experienced at least one form of physical violence in their lifetime. number of children with disabilities in the 8-17 years age group have…, Psychological violence, number of children in the national sample aged 8-17 have experienced at least one form of psychological violence in their lifetime. number of children in the sample of Syrian Camps aged 8-17 have experienced at least one form of psychological violence in their lifetime. number of children with disabilities in the 8-17 age group have experienced at…, Sexual violence against children, number of children in the national sample in the 8-17 years age group have experienced at least one form of sexual violence in their lifetime. number of the children in the sample of Syrian Camps in the age group of 8-17 years have experienced at least one form of sexual violence in their lifetime.  , Ask for help, If you feel that you are a victim of any act of violence, contact the Jordan River Foundation’s helpline: 110