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The Best Way to Bring Change!

The Best Way to Bring Change!
Posted on: January 18, 2019

Self-awareness is the best first step to start with bringing about change, be it of any kind. It is important for one to create the time and space to sit with oneself and discover one’s skills, strengths, passions, interests, work motivators, values, identity, and life purpose…

Understanding My Pre-Teen Child - Part 1

Understanding My Pre-Teen Child – Part 1
Posted on: January 9, 2019

We may think teenagers never listen to us, anyway, but on the contrary, they’re hypersensitive to our opinions of them. They only pretend not to care because that is their defence mechanism. To confused adolescents, despairing comments by those who are supposed to love them the most, can cut really deep…

Readiness to School is How Early? - Part 2

Readiness to School is How Early? – Part 2
Posted on: December 29, 2018

“Transition to school involves adjustment to new experiences, and physical, social, behavioral, and academic challenges and expectations. The way in which each child responds has the potential to impact on their progress and future schooling”, says Kay Margarette, Professor at the University of Melbourne…

Sensitive Parenting: What Kids Want! - Part 2

Sensitive Parenting: What Kids Want! – Part 2
Posted on: December 22, 2018

We, parents, are very closely observed by our children, who learn how to act by taking our cues—younger children take more parental cues than older ones. Think about how you want your child to behave when he/she is angry, before you fly into a temper in front of your child…

Readiness to School is How Early? - Part 1

Readiness to School is How Early? – Part 1
Posted on: December 14, 2018

“Putting children too early in a classroom can be damaging. A child’s progress in school largely depends on how old he was as a young learner. ” Enrolment ages for school, made compulsory, vary enormously worldwide. Why the difference?

Sensitive Parenting: What Kids Want! - Part 1

Sensitive Parenting: What Kids Want! – Part 1
Posted on: December 8, 2018

The sense of self-esteem that children begins to develop as babies is imparted by the eyes of their parents. Kids absorb every expression of their parents’ faces—tone of voice, body language, etc. More than anything else, the factor that influences their developing self-esteem the most is their parents’ words and actions…

“Self-Efficacy” and How You Can Learn It
Posted on: November 28, 2018

Self-efficacy entails the belief that your plans will surely turn successful. It is your confidence and optimism in the future success, the zeal to keep going, working harder and forging ahead despite disappointments or failures, with equal amounts of talent and skills, that befits your chosen career path…

How Parents Can Help Adolescent Career Decision Making

How Parents Can Help Adolescent Career Decision Making
Posted on: November 20, 2018

Adolescence is an exciting stage in a child’s life—characterized by curiosity and exposure to the various aspects of life activities and events—which greatly influences their career choices, and during which parents have great roles to play in guiding and mentoring them on the right path…

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…

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