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Right and Wrong? Or Smart? What should a Child be Taught?

Right and Wrong? Or Smart? What should a Child be Taught?
Posted on: January 22, 2022

The question as to what is better, I think teaching our children what is “right” and what is “wrong” is necessary. Smartness, typically, can only be developed—it is not something that can be taught. However, what should be inculcated in our children, is this…

Positives of Bedtime with Kids! – Part 2

Positives of Bedtime with Kids! – Part 2
Posted on: November 26, 2021

It is from parents that the ways and means of bonding and relationship is learnt by children—and another resource to establish parental love and affection is further encouraged by bedtimes with children. “Independence” and “Bonding”, however, are two different things…

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To be “Practical” or “Moral”?
Posted on: November 16, 2021

One of the significant aspects of parenting is that it isn’t always possible to practice what can be preached. Children are taught how to do things right but when it comes to reality one has to be practical … as it isn’t always possible to see everything in black and white.

Positives of Bedtime with Kids! – Part 1

Positives of Bedtime with Kids! – Part 1
Posted on: November 2, 2021

While children of a Western origin can learn by themselves to be independent Indian-origin children need dependency—care and attachment—to be taught independence, but along with good habits, cultural values, family bonding, and other social, emotional, and moral enrichments.

“Describe what you think is the best job in the world”
Posted on: October 25, 2021

Failure, is not failure, if a person learns from his mistakes, places excellence over perfection, accepts appreciations humbly, ignores detractors, attaches no pride to personal merits and achievements, and is grounded at all times … any job that provides for all this, I think, is the best job in the world.

Should One Learn Through Observation or Intervention?

Should One Learn Through Observation or Intervention?
Posted on: September 27, 2021

These are two ways in which learning can be enabled. Only through observation does one become sensitive to and sentimental about—and kind, compassionate, foresighted, and wise towards—one’s immediate environment, the broader ecosystem, and Nature at large…

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…

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