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Parenting Secrets: Give your Child a Career to Cherish!

Parenting Secrets: Give your Child a Career to Cherish!
Posted on: November 15, 2018

Making career choices for children could be tough. Therefore, in this article, I would be attempting to provide parents with viable guides for making positive decisions and securing the right career choices. Yet, one thing always remains true…

What Happens when Praise is used Lavishly? - Part 2

What Happens when Praise is used Lavishly? – Part 2
Posted on: November 8, 2018

Let’s take, for example, sports. A US-based research says that sports participation drops by 30% each year after 10 years of age. Over 70% of children drop out of organized sports on or before 13 years of age. Over-emphasis on winning is probably putting them off, especially with girls…

Why can't small kids be compliant? - Part 2

Why can’t small kids be compliant? – Part 2
Posted on: November 2, 2018

Kids need to be given choices appropriate to their age to make small decisions by themselves. We may ask a pre-schooler, “Do you want to drink water or ice water or maybe a juice?” We may tell our teenager, “It’s for you to do your chores…

What Happens when Praise is used Lavishly? - Part 1

What Happens when Praise is used Lavishly? – Part 1
Posted on: October 27, 2018

In a recent study, fifth graders were asked to solve a set of moderately difficult mathematical problems and were given praise that either focussed on their ability (“You did really well! You’re so clever!”) or on their hard work (“You did really well! You must have tried really hard!”)…

Why can't small kids be compliant? - Part 1

Why can’t small kids be compliant? – Part 1
Posted on: October 16, 2018

Kids communicate a lot through their behaviours. There are days when parents are totally without a clue as to why their children are behaving in a particularly undesirable fashion. What kids think, what they feel, is an enigmatic thing for parents…

Simple Practice of Spiritual Parenting - Part 2

Simple Practice of Spiritual Parenting – Part 2
Posted on: October 12, 2018

Learn from the child, don’t teach; Don’t rush a child to become an adult; A child is its parent’s privilege, not possession; True Love is the best you can give your child; Let child grow of their own accord…

When parents of a child don't see eye to eye - Part 2

When parents of a child don’t see eye to eye – Part 2
Posted on: October 5, 2018

Children need to be allowed to develop a relationship with both parents, regardless of how parents feel about each other. If one parent constantly badgers the other with blame words, the parent-child-relationship of the criticized parent—more often also the criticizing parent—may weaken…

Simple Practice of Spiritual Parenting - Part 1

Simple Practice of Spiritual Parenting – Part 1
Posted on: September 29, 2018

Discretion of necessary proportion is imperative to the art of parenting. Each child is unique, and thus, there is no thumb rule in parenting. Attention, love, and discipline are to be shown in various levels to children of different types, respectively…

When parents of a child don't see eye to eye - Part 1

When parents of a child don’t see eye to eye – Part 1
Posted on: September 21, 2018

Children never like when they see their parents at daggers with each other. They somehow want their parents to behave in a mature fashion. They hate to see them making hurtful comments about each other. If a conflict infested scenario happens very often at home…

Are we spreading gender stereotypes among children? - Part 2

Are we spreading gender stereotypes among children? – Part 2
Posted on: September 14, 2018

As children enter the pubescent age, teachers must impart sex education to boys and girls. Girls must be helped to build courage to complain, and the teacher must be wise enough to intervene at the appropriate time and create an atmosphere sensitive to the needs of both the growing boys and girls…

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