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Language at Home: English or Mother Tongue?

Language at Home: English or Mother Tongue?
Posted on: September 16, 2021

It is not uncommon to hear people mix a lot of informal English words—intentionally or unwittingly—while speaking in the vernacular language. One of the members of our reading community wanted to know of its impact on native languages spoken especially at home…

Educational Content on Tablet Phones: Real Help to Children?

Educational Content on Tablet Phones: Real Help to Children?
Posted on: September 9, 2021

Learning with the help of gadgets will enable kids to learn rhymes, numbers, colors, shapes, and alphabets very quickly, and also have fun in the process. But it is imperative that all other ‘games’ be uninstalled from the handheld digital educational aid…

Religion for Children in a

Religion for Children in a “Liberated” World?
Posted on: September 8, 2021

Is it necessary—or rather practical—to teach one’s religious faith, values, and practices to his/her children, in today’s “liberated” world? Does it have a positive influence on children, or nurtures a narrow mindset…?

Who is a Successful Person?

Who is a Successful Person?
Posted on: July 24, 2021

Success is what each individual defines for himself/herself in life. There isn’t a “one size fits all” explanation for success—each individual has his/her own personal views and opinions on success based on experience and know-how…

Children Contesting on TV: Helpful or Harmful?

Children Contesting on TV: Helpful or Harmful?
Posted on: July 6, 2021

There are polarizing views and opinions from parents about children participating in reality talent shows on television. This article does not take any particular stand, but only intends to present the various views, opinions, concerns, and suggestions parents have on the subject…

Creative Things for Children to do in Lockdown

Creative Things for Children to do in Lockdown
Posted on: June 19, 2021

Most parents, in an extended lockdown situation, would be facing a great challenge in keeping their kids engaged indoors with seemingly little to do. Yet, with a cool pep to your child’s creative streak, it’s quite easy. Here’s what we can do…

The Right Confidence without Going Over

The Right Confidence without Going Over
Posted on: June 6, 2021

There are two ways “confidence” can be an obstacle to success—under-confidence hinders achieving success, and over-confidence hinders sustaining success. Also, both affects personal growth…

Children should Only be Disciplined … never Punished!

Children should Only be Disciplined … never Punished!
Posted on: May 22, 2021

Making a child feel loved, secure, self-confident, self-disciplined, and be able to control his/her impulses, are the characteristic goals of disciplining. The same purpose of parenting is not served by giving punishments or disciplining the child…

Child Safety while Cycling to School

Child Safety while Cycling to School
Posted on: May 9, 2021

Cycling is a cheap and environmentally friendly mode of transport, and an easy way to keep fit when used for commuting daily. Cycling is approximately three times faster than walking and perfect for shuttling between home and school…

Role of Observation in Parenting

Role of Observation in Parenting
Posted on: April 24, 2021

Children should be patiently observed by their parents until they are 7-8 years of age. During these “formative” years, parents must continue to care for their children and intervene parentally only if required…

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