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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Use this summer to help your child become independent

Use this summer to help your child become independent

Summer is the one time in the year when a child is free from the timetable of a school, free from expectations to study, and free to do whatever they want. Summer is also the time when children have the time and space to play, have new experiences, face new challenges and ultimately learn about themselves and grow to be independent. Is this expectation-free space important for a child? Absolutely. Especially in today’s world, it is crucial.

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Here are 8 New Year Resolutions For Our Family! What About Yours?

Here are 8 New Year Resolutions For Our Family! What About Yours?

Another year has flown by, and here we are, looking back at what we did or did not do in the past year! While putting my 7 year old to bed, I thought this would be a good time to get him to understand reflecting and planning for the year ahead. And we’ve come up with this list. Will you share your list with us?

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The Most Important Life Lessons – Is Your Child Learning Them?

The Most Important Life Lessons – Is Your Child Learning Them?

As parents we assume that our whole and sole duty is to feed, clothe and send our child to school. After they come back from school, we make sure that they do their homework, study for the exams or go to the tuitions. When the kids have holidays or vacations, they are bundled off to hobby classes or games coaching. The little time they are with us, we try to make their lives as comfortable as possible. While we have our child’s best interest at heart, are we imparting them the most important life lessons?

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Play on Little Dynamos at KidzMania Hyderabad

Play on Little Dynamos at KidzMania Hyderabad

Fun is never out of question for kids, come what may. Wondering where to take kids in the rains? Struggling to keep the kids physically active and away from gadgets? Let your little monkeys explore, create, rest and admire at the newly opened Kidz Mania – an indoor Play area at Madinaguda. This one is a huge, hygienic and a happy place for kids to be! Kids will love to rush offstream, crawling on the gigantic slides and bounce on the soft play setup, while you can relax at the cafeteria that offers variety of snacks to munch on.

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Does Yelling Make You a Bad Parent?

Does Yelling Make You a Bad Parent?

But does yelling really make you a bad parent? There are times when you end up doing it unconsciously, and there are times when you realise you could have done without it. But is it fair to weigh yourself down with the guilt of damaging their psyche on a permanent basis? After all, there are enough and more articles and opinions that talk about how detrimental it is to yell at our kids, and that there is no bigger villain than a parent who shouts! While I am in no way encouraging or justifying yelling, I
want us to take a more realistic look at it, and the implications of yelling for the parent and for the child. And here are my few bits.

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Imagine, Learn, Play and Party at Kydz Hangout

Imagine, Learn, Play and Party at Kydz Hangout

Amongst the numerous playzones that dot the urban landscape these days, Kydz Hangout stands out, by being focused on providing experiential learning and fun activities for children of all ages. The centre is inspired by children’s museums and science activity centres across the world, and aims to provide a great place for after school activities for kids. Read on for a conversation with Swathi, who brings the smiles at the faces of the children who visit Kydz Hangout!

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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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It’s Preschool Admission time again!

It’s Preschool Admission time again!

These days we parents start thinking about school as soon as we conceive. Most of the working parents start planning to send their child to pre-school even before the child completes his or her first birthday. The reasons could be anything from there being no caretaker at home to both the parents having hectic job schedule or the lack of social opportunity for the child. Even if one of the parent is a homemaker, she or he thinks of putting the child…

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