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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…

How do Children Respond to Divorce in the Family? - Part 2

How do Children Respond to Divorce in the Family? – Part 2
Posted on: September 6, 2018

Anxiety and fear reign high, making the young child turn regressive. There can be separation anxiety, crying at bedtimes, bedwetting, breaking toilet training, clinging, whining, tantrums, and temporary loss of established self-care skills, all of which can compel parental attention…

Are we spreading gender stereotypes among children? - Part 1

Are we spreading gender stereotypes among children? – Part 1
Posted on: August 30, 2018

Everything is in the hands of teachers. They have to consciously treat boys and girls alike, careful not to make gender stereotypical illustrations or examples in class. Says Aparna Rayaprol, “Teachers need to understand consciously that [reproduction] is a biological fact and gender a social construct.”

How do Children Respond to Divorce in the Family? - Part 1

How do Children Respond to Divorce in the Family? – Part 1
Posted on: August 24, 2018

Children, aged about 8 or 9 years, and adolescents aged about 9 to 13 years, often respond differently to divorce among their parents. Dr. Carl E. Pickhardt only states of certain tendencies in behaviour, not certainties…

Creativity: A Step to Joyfulness in Learning!

Creativity: A Step to Joyfulness in Learning!
Posted on: August 16, 2018

During a TED Talk, Sir Ken Robinson raised the utmost significance of creativity in today’s education when he said, “Creativity now is as important in education as literacy and we should treat it with the same status…

Parenting with Gadgets/Screen Addictions

Parenting with Gadgets/Screen Addictions
Posted on: August 10, 2018

These days, electronic gadgets are a status symbol and a style icon, and there is no age criterion to use it. Some use it for professional purposes, some for studies, some for time pass and some to make a child calm or to feed that child…

Your Child too could Excel in High School Science!

Your Child too could Excel in High School Science!
Posted on: July 31, 2018

Science facts and theories have always swayed us with a lot of enigma, thus making curiosity a key factor in exploring the areas of science. But then, once understanding sets in, science becomes a never-quenching challenge – “I want to know more and more of it!”…

Minding the Mind - Part 2

Minding the Mind – Part 2
Posted on: July 25, 2018

However, according to ancient yogic texts, the mind is comprised of four entities: Manas, Buddhi, Chith and Ahankar…

Minding the Mind - Part 1

Minding the Mind – Part 1
Posted on: July 17, 2018

At the onset, I would like to mention that I am neither a neurologist nor a psychologist—just a person interested in the workings of the mind. The other day, my sons and I were watching the movie Kung Fu Panda 2 where Master Shifu was speaking about the concept of “inner peace”…

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