Decision Making

As parents we sometimes tend to struggle with how to teach our children decision making. Many times, in our desire to be good parents we swing from one end of the spectrum to the other ending up confusing our children and not to mention our own selves. Should a 3-year-old be allowed to decide about[…]

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Social Media

Social media is an asset or is it a liability? Social media is a weapon, in untrained hands it can fire, backfire, misfire without any warning. In trained hands it sets free a plethora of opportunities.  Kids need to understand its contours before they get to handle it and need to be mentored and monitored[…]

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Big Hairy Audacious Goals (BHAG)

  “Winners don’t do different things. They do things differently.” Yes, this is totally true. BHAG is a business strategy just like a vision statement. To have a vision is like experiencing an utopian world while you are still in the dystopian reality. When your 4 year old hits a six across your living room[…]

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Staying Relevant in a Child’s Life

Not agreeing with what your kids say is different from not being able to strike a conversation with your kids. When children are unable to talk about things with their parents, irrespective of the response, it is then that the situation of generation gap arises. To remain relevant in a child’s life, it is essential[…]

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Privacy

Privacy is an integral part of everyone’s life, yes, everyone’s and that does include your child’s.  Any information that is a part of your child’s life must not be shared without his/her prior consent to relatives, friends and school. Needless to say, that schools must respect a student’s privacy as well. For example, permission must[…]

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Music for music’s sake

Music transcends social barriers. Playing music activates more regions of the brain at once than almost  any other human activity. It involves sound, movement, visual coordination, emotional expression, social bonding (Jessica slater, Helix magazine 2014). In children under nine years, music supports the development of language. But what is more important is that music makes[…]

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Sunday EdCamp – Schools and Education

We were wondering how everyone feels about what is taught in the school and what is not, and what should be taught in the school and what should not be taught at all. Here is the same thought as a simplified question. What is not taught in the school that you think should be? Please[…]

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Fashion statement

The way you speak, the way you walk, the clothes you wear, the makeup you apply, the books you read, the university you study in, the profession you chose, the places you visit, the friends you keep, are all clubbed together to be called the ‘fashion statement’ of an individual. Surprising but true that fashion[…]

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My time, your time and our time

Ten years back, a common feeling of excitement use to be family outings. Every member- grandparents, parents, kids and at times uncles and aunts waited to pack their bags and grab their mats to go out among the flowers, trees, and fresh air. Eating, singing, laughing, playing with family helped to strengthen the feeling of[…]

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Movies

To get the reflection of what the society and its practices are, art plays a significant role. Among many art forms, movies are one of the most famous ones. To make arts a part of a child’s life is that opportunity for you to widen his or her thinking and perspective.. In addition to sensitizing[…]

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