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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5 Books that will help kids to understand the “love-hate” sibling bond!

5 Books that will help kids to understand the “love-hate” sibling bond!

We all know that our parents shape our personalities, but psychologist Dorothy Rowe says, we often overlook how much our identity is influenced by our siblings. Sibling attachments may be warm and loving, but often they’re made up of equal parts of affection and irritation, even anger and rivalry. Sometimes we feel nothing but hatred, or resentment. Yet they have an enormous influence on whom we become.

‘Raksha Bandhan’ is the perfect time to understand and learn more about this bond.

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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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10 Best Videos of the Year for Kids – #KidEngageYearEnders

10 Best Videos of the Year for Kids – #KidEngageYearEnders

Most of the kids are home for winter vacations, and it is always a challenge to find another trick to keep them busy as soon as you hear the dreaded words – I am bored! We thought it’s the perfect time to dig the internet to get some best videos that were out in 2018. These videos will make the children enjoy, learn and ponder – and they’re fun!

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Amateur to Artist – 10 Best Art Classes in Delhi NCR

Amateur to Artist – 10 Best Art Classes in Delhi NCR

There are only a few activities that come as naturally to kids as drawing or expressing themselves in various shapes or colors, from the time they develop their finger muscles enough to hold something. And it is not without its benefits. Research says that apart from developing a child’s fine motor skills, drawing or art also helps improve concentration and teaches creative problem solving. And the best part is that it’s fun – the process and the result. 

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The Preschool Pangs II – Is your child ready for preschool?

The Preschool Pangs II – Is your child ready for preschool?

So, you’ve decided to go down the route of enrolling your child in a preschool over homeschooling. One box ticked, one major decision taken, so that should make your life easy. Does it? If you’re anything like me, you would start worrying over the next decision point – is my child really ready for preschool?  And this question is probably tougher to answer than the previous one. (As an aside, isn’t that the trickiest part…

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