Getting good scores in exams is an indication of one aspect of a child’s learning abilities. Some children manage all A grades by understanding concepts well whereas, some just by rote learning. If your child is consistently scoring below average grades you should step in to understand and help. Here are some tips for you to handle a bad grades scenario at home.[Read more…]
Did you know that children actually enjoy the proud feeling they get after cleaning up their play area in their school? After playing with their toys while listening to their teachers’ requests, they happily keep them back in the respective boxes. It’s fun to see how enthusiastically they help their friends to keep them back in the exact spots from where they picked it up. It shows they have a sense of responsibility and are good at tidying up places. They just need to feel that it is their right to do so. At home, here are a few ideas parents can try to encourage their children to keep their rooms clean.[Read more…]
Children are most protected at home. Though initial social skills are learnt there, they grow up with experiences from their external surroundings. It could be school, extra curricular classes, park, parties and even tuition with friends and neighbours. One thing children commonly experience in interactions is bullying. It’s important to equip your kids with the tools they need to handle such a situation. Sometimes, in extreme scenarios, parents may have to interfere. Let us go through some simple techniques you can use to help your children face this reality.[Read more…]
Children are storehouses of energy. No one can stop them from venting out their pent up energy. However, the new normal has made them immobile with more screen time. With the changed mode of schooling and other engaging activities taking the shape of laptops, tablets, TVs and mobiles, children and adults are glued to their screens for an unlimited period. Here are some helpful tips to overcome excessive screen indulgence among children.[Read more…]
Did you know that in the first three years more than 1,000,000 million neural connections are formed per second while the baby is in sound sleep? The importance of sleep for babies can’t be overlooked. But babies don’t know how to put themselves to sleep when they’re tired or how to wake up when they’re well-rested. This behaviour needs to be taught by you and to be learned by your munchkin.
Usually, newborns sleep for 14–17 hours over a 24-hour period and need to be fed every 2–3 hours. While the first months of a baby’s life can be the hardest for parents, understand that each baby has a different sleep pattern. So be patient and with time you’ll become your little one’s sleep ninja![Read more…]
“The greatest gifts we can give our children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.” Maria Montessori
Sometimes we see children cry out of fear. It simply shows their lack of confidence. When children are guided and encouraged to explore the unknown, they overcome their fear and grow into confident individuals. As parents and teachers, our efforts should be on the larger picture. Only a confident child will be able to take risks and overcome challenges. The world can be a tough place to live in, so here are some tips to improve your child’s self-confidence.[Read more…]
“Keep those toys in the right place,” “Clean your room,” “Eat before you step out,” “Where are your school socks?” Hasshh.. Getting kids organised is a very toilsome task.
While a few kids are naturally organized, for the rest, organization is a skill that needs to be taught and learned over time. But with help of practice, guidance and the right approach, kids can effectively and efficiently get organized and get things done on time.
Here are some simple ways to keep your child organised:[Read more…]
Prepping up for the arrival of a newborn could seem an overwhelming task. With all the excitement and anxiety, as a parent, you would want to give everything to your little dewdrop.
But the truth is your baby won’t need much initially. Just a few basic things with your love, care, attention and good vibes will make her a happy, jiggly-wiggly baby. Being organised and having a few basics ready is the key![Read more…]
Do you agree that feeding kids is the toughest part of parenting? Even after combining all the blood, sweat, and tears, there’s always some part of the food left on the plate.
Although, kids don’t understand the importance of healthy eating, as a parent it’s our duty to ensure that our kids eat regularly and healthily to perform and grow effectively.[Read more…]
When do mothers get time for a hot oil massage, a pedicure, a nice cup of hot coffee to sit down with or a chat with a comforting friend? Sometimes a stroll to a nearby grocery can be refreshing after days together of mundane home managing. Though self-care may sound tangible, it has an emotional attribute too.
Mothers try a balancing act but always put their needs aside to cater to other family members. While bringing up a baby, new moms constantly get parental burnouts. New mums often forget the fact they should need to be nourished, as does the baby. So, it’s important to nudge them about eating and sleeping well. But, with limited time at their fingertips how can new moms prioritize their needs?[Read more…]