9 Ways to turn your child’s hyperactivity to productivity

9 Ways to turn your child’s hyperactivity to productivity

Coping with a hyperactive child can be tough. A hyperactive child can seem unstable, bouncing from activity to activity with seemingly limitless energy. He or she may appear to have difficulty listening or following directions. He may perform poorly in school, getting less than acceptable grades and demonstrating behavioral problems. While there is no right answer to handling a hyperactive child, the following tips by Dr. Amulya Mysore can make coping with a hyperactive child a bit easier.

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Should a Child have their own phone?

Should a Child have their own phone?

A highly debatable point! Yet we see a lot of kids carrying their own mobiles.

What is your take on this ? How safe it is for kids to carry their own phones? Or in this day and age, is it a necessity to keep in touch during emergencies especially if you are at work and the child is alone at home or outside.Should I buy my 6 year old her own phone!

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Kids’ Favorite Photos and DIY Keepsake Ideas – A story to read and a craft to make!

Kids’ Favorite Photos and DIY Keepsake Ideas – A story to read and a craft to make!

Photos evoke memories, and make for wonderful gifts. Here’s a great picture book to read with your child, and a fun DIY Keepsake idea to spend some constructive time together, and create more memories to look back on!

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Why Scissors And Paintbrushes Are Great For Your Child

Why Scissors And Paintbrushes Are Great For Your Child

One evening, after finishing my cup of coffee, I entered my room to fetch my phone to call my husband. To my surprise, the moment I opened the door, I ran into a handful of crayons lying on the floor. Two steps into the room and I realized that there was glitter all over my pillow and the pillow was very carefully placed on a short height stool! The paintbrushes on the window sill, craft…

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Here’s one sureshot way to get your kid to read!

Here’s one sureshot way to get your kid to read!

For starters, the whole set up of a series hooks the children. They don’t have to invest time in imagining the place where their hero lives, or what are the hero’s favourite things. The repetition in the words, and a little bit of a backstory, helps them move through the pages faster. Works wonders for their confidence!

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8 Benefits of Puzzles for Children

8 Benefits of Puzzles for Children

It has been long known that puzzles play a major role in a child’s learning and development.  From early childhood right through to adulthood people of all ages can engage with puzzles.  Puzzles challenge our thinking and exercise our minds. As much as being an important educational tool, they provide many skills and learning benefits and opportunities. They are also a great source of entertainment. What we may take for granted as a “toy” is…

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Life Skills That You Must Teach Your Child Before They Enter Teen Age

Life Skills That You Must Teach Your Child Before They Enter Teen Age

Whether we openly admit it or not, whether we talk about it to others or not, we all know that somewhere deep down our hearts, we want our kids to grow up into well-rounded individuals, who are matured, responsible, independent and well-equipped to deal with their own life.

If you are one of those parents who want to see your child to grow up into what I just mentioned above, then all you need to work on is: Life Skills.

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Want to Raise Mentally Strong Children? Do This!

Want to Raise Mentally Strong Children? Do This!

Most mornings these days begin with a depressing news of a child succumbing to the pressure – of peers, of teachers, of parents and of academics. Talking to your own co-workers and friends makes you realise that the fresh graduates aren’t really geared up to face life and its realities, and they can’t cope with responsibilities. It makes you wonder then – how do you actually make your child mentally strong? A little bit of reflection, and talking to some experts, including my own parents, helped me put together this list of tips

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KidEngage Writing Competition 2019 – A perspective from the judges

KidEngage Writing Competition 2019 – A perspective from the judges

We’re so proud, and so grateful to the universe that we have this opportunity to bring the talent of these youn children to the world. These entries are going to be published in an anthology as a printed book.

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Lessons from the Chocolate Factory – With love from Willy Wonka

Lessons from the Chocolate Factory – With love from Willy Wonka

If you ask 10 people around you, at least 7 of them would have heard of Roald Dahl – either through his books or a movie based on one of his books. That he is a great entertainer goes without saying, going by the wild popularity he enjoys. But his stories are also a great bundle of lessons and learnings, that are relevant to all of us, irrespective of age and times we are living in. And oh, the words – as mouthful and delicious as the chocolates in his famous book “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”.

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