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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Dear stress, let’s breakup!!! (School / Syllabus / Stress)

Dear stress, let’s breakup!!!  (School / Syllabus / Stress)

School, Syllabus and Stress – these three topics are interlinked with each other. The kindergarten is about to begin with their new term. When a toddler goes to a play house or preschool or kindergarten, it is a transition in a toddler’s life. As parents we prepare our children, step by step,  for these transitions to make the journey smooth, comfortable and acceptable. But, here I feel, we as parents, also go through a transition. We need to…

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Don’t Ban the Homework – Do this instead!

Don’t Ban the Homework – Do this instead!

Homework – the word itself invokes a sense of apprehension, nervousness and anxiety in children and parents alike. Right from the mandatory study hours every evening, to ‘tuitions’ for even the preschoolers, it seems that the homework is doing more harm than good. It comes as no surprise then, that there is an increasing clamour for the homework to be abolished from schools. However, there’s also the other school of thought that insists on reinforcement, and wonders how would learning happen if the child does not reflect on it at home.

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Mirror, mirror on the wall – Kids are their parents’ reflections

Mirror, mirror on the wall – Kids are their parents’ reflections

So, when you see perform on stage in front of a huge audience, you will be surprised that they are basically reflecting whatever they have observed their parents doing. They practiced hard to perform because this what they have seen you doing. They have not given up the race before they reach the finish line because they have watched their parents’ persist. They have worked hard to study for that exam as they know that this what you would do because hard works helps get good results.

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A Page from a Principal’s Diary

A Page from a Principal’s Diary

As a Principal, I have had the good fortune of coming across parents who have sometimes given me a lot of hope and some who have shocked me out of my wits. Most have made me realise that I need to have a kitty full of reassurances and sometimes answers which under normal circumstances I would swallow hard before utterring.

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Why you Should Teach Kids to Be Naturalists

Why you Should Teach Kids to Be Naturalists

Many parents fall into the trap of using tech gadgets to distract their kids just for that one hour while you take a shower and make lunch. But this seemingly benign habit can quickly spiral into an everyday activity as they grow fond of their cartoons, games and their colorful digital worlds. And we all know how this can affect their long-term well being.

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11 Things we Learn at School other than Academics

11 Things we Learn at School other than Academics

As the new year starts, parents start visiting the schools for admission forms. Every parent will have a vision of a school that will help his or her child to learn and achieve ambitions and aspirations. The parents will check the reputation of the schools by looking at the board results of the school. And when a child doesn’t get admission into a particular school the parents had hoped for, a big disappointment sets in….

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Moms And Guilt – Can you separate the two?

Moms And Guilt – Can you separate the two?

Moms and Guilt, the relation between both is unbreakable “FEVICOL KA MAZBOOT JOD HAI” . Every one of us has a little or more guilt in us, but women have the most. And when a woman becomes a mother, the proportion of Guilt rises exponentially. Amongst the thousands of guilts that most moms have,here are 4 that are most common, and the ways you can get out of it!

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Pink is for girls, and boys too! – A conversation with Ritu Vaishnav

Pink is for girls, and boys too! – A conversation with Ritu Vaishnav

Ritu Vaishnav’s Pink and Blue is an attempt by a mother to initiate a dialogue with her little one about gender stereotypes. It encourages kids to question these notions before they begin to shape their thinking and offers adults an opportunity to initiate this very necessary discussion. A discussion that needs to happen – it’s never too early, or too late! While we reviewed the book, there were some questions in our mind that we wanted to ask Ritu, and she agreed to answer them for us.

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