Did you know that two-thirds of parents in the US believe that parenting has become exhausting because of technology? Not just in the US, parents everywhere are coping with a struggle of a sort that was unheard of until a couple of decades ago.[Read more…]
Rewind your memory to your teenage days. Didn’t you have your first crush and the nail-biting wait for a Yes from him or her? Didn’t you also rush from home not wanting to share a word or two with your mom before going to school? How irritated were you when your dad asked you to dress up neatly before leaving home?[Read more…]
In India, we earn money as part of our festivals and celebrations. For example, In Kerala, the festival of Vishu is one where elders give children money as a token of prosperity for the coming year. This perk becomes a fair big amount by the end of the festivity to realise their desires. It could be a toy or a dress. Don’t you think it is a meaningful gesture that teaches children to wait and accumulate wealth to buy things for themselves or their loved ones?[Read more…]
Parents need to fill a child’s bucket of self-esteem so high that the rest of the world can’t poke enough holes to drain it dry. Alvin Price
It’s important for children to grow up having a sense of self-worth. As adults, it helps foster a positive outlook, appreciate one’s efforts, work towards success, and, build relationships. In fact, children with a healthy sense of self-worth grow up to be more successful adults. So, start young![Read more…]
According to Danny Pine, one of the world’s top anxiety researchers, one in five children experience anxiety issues by the time they reach adolescence.
As parents, you have a big role in helping them cope with it. Take small steps by listening to your child, validating their feeling of discomfort, and helping your child with coping mechanisms.
Here are some steps you can consider on how to deal with your child’s anxiety.[Read more…]
“Study well! Only then will you get a good job when you grow up”. How often did your parents say this to you? And how many of you are still saying this to your children?
Children are a universe of knowledge by themselves. As adults, it’s delightful to come across surprising insights from your young ones when you least expect it. Well, it can be tricky to keep them on the right path.How can you help your children avoid the pressure and unhealthy escape mechanisms? With simple changes in your approach, you can be their best motivators and role models.[Read more…]
Do you wonder how time flies bringing up your children? The little hardships of raising children disappears when you see them grow up to become healthy and hearty young adults with a good-nature. When they are ready to enter college, memories of pre-school and high school years flash across your eyes. It is a moment of truth for every parent.
Going to a college is entirely different from high school. It is a more open environment, and teenagers may find it exciting and overwhelming at times. As parents, you must prepare them in the best way so that they confidently blend into a new system and accept challenges as life goes on. Here are some things you must do before sending your teens to college.[Read more…]
Children are unique, and each child is born with unique talents. Identifying them at a young age, and encouraging your child to nurture that talent to the best of their ability is what makes all the difference. Parents, teachers, and relatives are instrumental in helping to discover these talents and incorporating them into your child’s life.[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…]
“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…]