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How to create the best studying environment

How to create the best studying environment
Posted on: June 19, 2019

Primarily, studying is only effective if a child is able to retain most—if not all—the content he/she reads. How they read, and the environment in which they read, are both equally important. That is why children would exhibit two completely different results after studying the same topic in two different settings…

Winning the Race through Healthy Competition - Part 2

Winning the Race through Healthy Competition – Part 2
Posted on: May 31, 2019

Children learn through what they see, and what they hear. The one person they are looking at to emulate, is we, the parents. If we are making sure we’re putting our best food forward in all we do, they our child is bound to follow our footsteps. We should be our kid’s prime cheerleaders…

Winning the Race through Healthy Competition - Part 1

Winning the Race through Healthy Competition – Part 1
Posted on: May 16, 2019

What is healthy competition? Or should I rather question unhealthy competition and see what it means? Unhealthy competition encourages a child to be better than someone else. The primary goal is to win. Healthy competition, on the other hand, is more of an intrapersonal perspective of success…

The Vacation our Children Need!

The Vacation our Children Need!
Posted on: May 8, 2019

Gone are the days when we, as kids, looked forward to vacations—time to idle away, day dream, and most importantly, play till mothers used to come calling. It also meant visiting our native towns, being with grandparents and cousins, and enjoying being together…

Saying 'NO' without actually using the word - Part 2

Saying ‘NO’ without actually using the word – Part 2
Posted on: May 3, 2019

It’s really easy to say no… WAY too easy. So, it’s going to be a great challenge to retrain our minds to give up negative words and action denoting ‘no’, ‘don’t’, ‘stop’, ‘can’t’, etc. but it is possible. It’s all about practice and patience and, of course, being mindful of it…

Does my Child Feel Isolated at School? - Part 2

Does my Child Feel Isolated at School? – Part 2
Posted on: April 26, 2019

Kids find it hard to discuss things with their parents. They want their parents to think they are incapable of making friends. Parents need to set up a practice routine of open and honest communication track with their kids, especially when they are in middle school; in their tweens and teens…

Saying 'NO' without actually using the word - Part 1

Saying ‘NO’ without actually using the word – Part 1
Posted on: April 16, 2019

Parenting is definitely a skill and not an easy undertaking, anyways. It is a delicate balance of knowing how to raise our kids with integrity while also preparing them to face the world, now and tomorrow. Language is a powerful impact on a growing child…

Does my Child Feel Isolated at School? - Part 1

Does my Child Feel Isolated at School? – Part 1
Posted on: April 11, 2019

A child feeling isolated in school can be a painful experience for her and make her parents feel powerless. Mukund, a 10-year-old’s Mom sat facing me the other day, face buried in her hands. The class had been divided in groups and each group assigned a project…

AUTISM: Ignorance is the Tragedy, not the Disorder

AUTISM: Ignorance is the Tragedy, not the Disorder
Posted on: April 2, 2019

About 1 in 59 children have been identified with Autism. It is more common among boys than girls—the ratio being 4:1. While the reasons for Autism are not clear, various researchers claim it could be genetic, spread by infections, or aggravated by excessive screen usage, etc. but nothing is yet proved.

Is Home Sickness a Debilitating Feeling? - Part 2

Is Home Sickness a Debilitating Feeling? – Part 2
Posted on: March 28, 2019

We cannot hold in our hands, the love, the joy, the sacrifices we made when we were growing up, but we can see and touch the place where these experiences occurred. We actually internalize aspects of the place that housed so much of our lives…

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