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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Read your blues away – 5 Books that will help your child ease into back to school routine

Read your blues away – 5 Books that will help your child ease into back to school routine

Yes, its that time of year again! A new class, curriculum, friends and in many cases a different school altogether. So, getting back to the choc- a- bloc routine of the school after the long summer holidays can cause some serious blues to even the happiest of the lot. Sometimes, reading about characters who are of the same age group and are going through similar experiences of settling back in school can help ease the whole process for your child. Here are a few books we recommend your child should read once school begins and these will also help you start a discussion with your child about settling back into the school routine.

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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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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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A Child’s Achievement – the Importance of “I did it!”

A Child’s Achievement – the Importance of “I did it!”

“I did it!” These three simple words are possibly the most important ones that your child will ever utter. For, not only has your child achieved a task, but they have also identified that they have accomplished said task, and feel proud about it! It is a crucial milestone that a child recognizes achievement, for this is an important factor in motivation. And without motivation, where would more achievements come from?

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Are you a Listening Parent?

Are you a Listening Parent?

A listening ear from someone close to us is what we all urge for! As a parent, are we listening to our children?

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Fostering Lifelong Learning in Children

Fostering Lifelong Learning in Children

Lifelong learning is defined as the “ongoing, voluntary, and self-motivated pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons”. This translates to our children, or even us, for that matter, being students for life. In order to ensure lifelong learning, we need to keep learning fun and exciting.

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Where the Wisdom Sproutz – Life Skills, Reading and More!

Where the Wisdom Sproutz – Life Skills, Reading and More!

“We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.” Thus goes a powerful quote in the world of parenting and education. As you ponder over it, it makes so much sense.You start evaluating your surroundings and beliefs to see how much of the child’s requirement they are catering to. How could a school or formal education stay out of this evaluation, then? Should the child learn because he needs…

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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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5 reasons you should hug your child everyday

5 reasons you should hug your child everyday

Not that hugging needs any reason, but it helps if we know that hugging the children is also scientifically proven to be beneficial for them. So, anytime you find yourself or your child stressed, recount these benefits to their physical and emotional well-being, and pause for a cuddle!

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