‘Spanking and Scolding’ kids- why these punishments should be done away with?

April 12, 2019

 Spanking and scolding have remained a traditional approach to disciplining children even in the 21st century, with 80% of parents still thinking that this form of discipline is completely acceptable and even beneficial for the child. This perception has led scientists to delve deeper into the effects these forms of ‘punishments’ have on the child’s […]

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Parents can promote gender equality and help prevent violence against women. Here’s how:

April 9, 2019

 We come across news related to violence against women, almost everyday. And each of these news is more gruesome than the previous one. What’s driving this violence? Rigid gender roles and stereotyped constructions of masculinity and femininity are key drivers of violence against women. And a large body of academic research shows traditional attitudes towards […]

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Why do kids lie, and is it normal?

March 26, 2019

 Children typically begin lying in the preschool years, between two and four years of age. These intentional attempts at deception may worry parents, who fear their child will become a social deviant. But from a developmental perspective, lying in young children is rarely cause for concern. In fact, lying is often one of the first signs […]

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5 Parental habits that make kids feel bored at school, feel entitled, have little patience & few real friends

March 20, 2019

 Every of society’s mistakes and negative habits are just a reflection of the mindset that has been nurtured in the people that make them. And it all starts with what we learned as children and how it reflects on our personality and our worldview. So, giving more credit to the importance of the child is […]

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How to talk to your child about their school report?

March 13, 2019

 It’s that time of year again when you receive your child’s school report. For some parents and carers, understanding what it means can be challenging. Some children will be happy and others may be disappointed. Parents and carers need to interpret the information in the report so you can determine the strengths of your child, […]

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How you can help your child grow up with a positive sense of self?

March 11, 2019

 Healthy self-esteem is one of the best gifts parents can give their child. A positive sense of self needs to be built right from childhood. While it is not uncommon to see parents showering their kids with positive reaffirmations cheering for them, there are several other important aspects of building a positive sense of self, […]

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How having conversations with your children can be beneficial?

March 5, 2019

 There is nothing ground-breaking here. Parents may wonder what benefits their child can reap simply through a conversation. Well, the truth is, it is not so much about the conversation itself but, the way you ‘converse’. Nowadays, both parents have jobs and find it difficult due to their hectic schedule to have a proper, heart-to-heart […]

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Teaching kids to be healthy

March 1, 2019

 Well known celebrity dietician Rujuta Diwekar has written a new book on nutrition for children called ‘Notes for Healthy Kids’. Though,of course,it focuses on food, the book is very clear that healthy children are built of more than just the food they take in. The book has a lot of good advice and tips to […]

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How should we teach our kids to use digital media?

February 27, 2019

 Any time a new technology is introduced, it disrupts values, routines and behaviors. This goes back well before the printing press replaced oral histories or the telephone replaced face-to-face conversations, but is evident today in our regular habits of checking our smartphones for notifications. Kids are growing up with the expectation of auto-playing streaming videos […]

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Benefits of reading to your children

February 26, 2019

 If you are a parent or a teacher, you most probably read stories to young children. Together, you laugh and point at the pictures. You engage them with a few simple questions. And they respond. So what happens to children when they participate in shared reading? Does it make a difference to their learning? If […]

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