Gratitude

Gratitude is a quality that needs to be imbibed in children from an early age. But first, we must believe that it is more than just having good manners. It is a quality which, once fully ingrained, becomes a way of life. It is about saying thank you to someone who has been good to[…]

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Perseverance

Perseverance is an essential life skill, sooner our kids learn it, better it is for them and us. It is all about not giving up and winning, maybe in second attempt, third attempt or maybe next year. Faith, hope and confidence are essential for perseverance to flourish. Fear of thrashing dilutes faith on parents encountering failure.[…]

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Studies

Studies may or may not come naturally to a kid, ecosystem around is a big motivator. If a kid sees books at every nook and corner, possibility of natural inclination towards reading as a habit are high. Studies are an extension to reading. Love for books easily extends to love for studies, though subjects may[…]

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Misbehaving Children

Often misbehaving children land up facing misbehaving parents, that’s no good. That’s not being a role model. Definitely, misbehavior of kids adds to layers of parenting stress but misbehaving back with kids is never an option. Usually at time of misbehavior interpretation is – problem child. That’s negativity. Child is not the problem and there[…]

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Whining

Whining is essentially a communication gap. A kid knows that it bothers a parent and uses the same to get a message across which is not getting conveyed. When kids are stressed or overwhelmed, or simply way too stubborn – their “sweet voice” that we adore turns into an annoying high-pitch tone. Whining, what we[…]

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Listening Skills

Leadership has to be responsive, attentive and empathetic. Even if we have learned the ability to put our views on the table, and convince people about our ideas – we cannot be a leader unless, we have developed good listening skills. That is, we must not get distracted, simply because we think we have more[…]

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Anger and outbursts

Display of anger and outbursts do no good. Nobody wants to be angry, yet there are times when we cannot control it. Moreover, It is extremely difficult to express anger in productive ways, and more so for our children. It is troublesome to watch them display angry reactions and outbursts. We don’t understand how such[…]

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Kids and their mistakes

“To err is human, to forgive, divine.” But, as parents, we wonder what the right punishment could be so our children learn from their mistakes. We often do not forgive that easily, right? Kids and their mistakes both live a really long life, unfortunately together. Children will make mistakes, as they experience the world. They[…]

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Attention Span

Attention span is the amount of concentrated time a person can spend on a task without becoming distracted. Wikipedia Distraction hurts. In today’s always connected mobile phone world, we get distracted all the time. Attention span has been continuously reducing for most of us. Concentration challenge leads to tasks not done or done clumsily. Yes,[…]

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Focusing on things that matter

In our day to day lives, we lose sight of the bigger picture, and fret about things that do not even matter in the long run. Our attention span is reducing and our focus works like a decimal scale. Children crib for petty things as well. They want the toy they saw in the advertisement,[…]

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