Category Archives: Parenting

What to do when your kid says “I don’t want to go to school!”

I don’t want to go to schoolAlmost every morning before school, Jamie, 9, will scream, cry, throw a temper tantrum and do anything possible to stay home. “He’ll go on whining and crying, ‘I don’t feel good. I don’t want to go to school,” say his parents, Suzie and Bob, who report that they have hit the wall with his behaviour. Continue reading What to do when your kid says “I don’t want to go to school!”

Sex Education for Children: Why, What, When and How?

Sex Education : Did you know that there are 116,000 searches conducted on the internet every day for child pornography?

In the age of information and communication explosion, when a major chunk of life of both adults and children are lived out on the social media, the average age at which a child first sees porn is 11, according to the latest statistics on pornography on the internet. Continue reading Sex Education for Children: Why, What, When and How?

The Benefits of Learning a Foreign Language at a Young Age

Foreign language be learnt at preschool age?
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Why my daughter learnt Chinese at 3 years

“See, this is Rén 人 , mama, and it means people in Chinese,” said my toddler. I was more than happy that at 3 years old, my daughter was learning Chinese, and doing a good job at it.   Continue reading The Benefits of Learning a Foreign Language at a Young Age

What learning style does your child have? Seven styles of learning

What learning style does your child have? Does he/she learn by listening, seeing, or doing?

Many children do badly in school because their learning styles are different from what is used in their school. The problem today is Continue reading What learning style does your child have? Seven styles of learning

Help Your Child Choose A Career

Help your child choose a career
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How can you help your child choose his/her career?

The world is changing in a mind-boggling, fast pace, and most parents nowadays find it difficult to provide adequate guidance to their children on how to navigate this increasingly complicated world. Continue reading Help Your Child Choose A Career

What does ‘texting’ do to our children?

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They are texting. They are on Instagram. They are on Facebook.

Sounds familiar?

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends a maximum of two hours of screen time for children. However, studies show that children spend as much as seven to nine hours on their smart phones, mainly texting and gaming. Continue reading What does ‘texting’ do to our children?

Eight secrets of the happiest and long-living people on earth: You could be one of them!

What do the happiest people on earth have in common? Recently, researchers analyzed the common characteristics of the people who call themselves very, very happy with their lives, and who tend to live long. Here is what they found:

1. Relationships

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A ten-point programme to develop the reading habit in children

Young boy reading a bookResearch has consistently found that reading habit is the one common characteristic among high achievers, both in school, and later on in life. Warren Buffet was asked once about the reason for his success. Continue reading A ten-point programme to develop the reading habit in children

Are we helicopter parents? Or should we be?

Daughter looking a phone and ignoring her mother
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Some parents, like helicopters, hover over their children, supervising and overseeing their life. The term ‘helicopter parent’ (also called a ‘cosseting parent’ or a ‘cosseter’) refers to a parent who is extremely and closely attentive to a child’s problems and experiences, particularly at school and college. Continue reading Are we helicopter parents? Or should we be?