How To Help Children Balance School and Fun

How To Help Children Balance School and Fun

Going to school can be fun when balanced with lighter and more motivating activities. Often times, kids have a negative image of the school. This is especially true when the school opening looming closer right after a long vacation. So as a parent, what do you do to make things better? Well, the easiest thing you can do is help your kids learn how to find a great balance between school and fun. This will help…

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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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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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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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8 Funny Mommy Moments – Happy Mother’s Day!

8 Funny Mommy Moments – Happy Mother’s Day!

While most of the time a mother’s heart is swelling with love and pride for her offspring, there are enough instances of frustration and exasperation. And then there are some hilarious moments to relieve you of the stress at just the right moment! Can’t recall one of your own? Read on our list of funny mommyhood quotes collected from moms all over the world, and have a good laugh.

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How to Make Natural Colors for Holi at Home – A fun DIY

How to Make Natural Colors for Holi at Home – A fun DIY

Holi, the Festival of colours is here, and we bet that you can actually see and smell the excitement around you – in the colorful flowers blooming everywhere, the bright sun and the awesome weather that makes us all so cheerful! Holi is one of the oldest Hindu festivals. It marks the celebration of spring that says goodbye to winters. Earlier, Holi colors used to be made from flowers of ‘tesu’ or ‘palash’ tree and so, were called…

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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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KidEngage Reads : Pink and Blue by Ritu Vaishnav

KidEngage Reads : Pink and Blue by Ritu Vaishnav

One of the easiest way to introduce or reinforce a concept in the impressionable mind of a toddler or a preschooler is to do it through picture books. And when the concept is about the gender, there probably is no better way than books, with the caveat that our own behaviour and attitude follows what we are reading to the children.

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Parenting hacks, fails and everything in between!

Parenting hacks, fails and everything in between!

In my experience, there is no happy or perfect life out there. It is just precious moments that we consciously strive to have with our loved ones. So, its totally up to to us how we prioritise our commitments, compartmentalise work and home life in order to strike the perfect balance. Believe me, it is not a one day thing , one has to work really hard to maintain this on a daily basis as there will be many parenting hacks one would need and sometimes they might fail too. So we get up each day with a new parenting strategy in place, hoping hard that this one will work this time.

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