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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…

Nurturing Environmental Responsibility in Children

Nurturing Environmental Responsibility in Children
Posted on: April 15, 2021

This might sound like a character attribute too early to inculcate in children, but it can be done in small, steady ways—gardening at home, visits to the nearest botanical garden, or gifting plant saplings to friends…

Training Children Not to Waste Food

Training Children Not to Waste Food
Posted on: March 21, 2021

Food waste is a highly undesirable habit among children that needs parental intervention. The collective volume of food that each person throws away, negatively impacts global economy and ecosystems…

Getting Children to Watch the Right Movies

Getting Children to Watch the Right Movies
Posted on: March 7, 2021

A picture conveys more than a thousand words—picture as in “painting” or a graphic work of art. That is so, because visual cues are perceived more elaborately by the the brain’s cognitive centers than literary cues…

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