Value Seeding in children; Why and How?

Every parent desires to bring up their children as responsible, trustworthy, loving, kind-hearted and amazing people. Good education backed by strong values will make this happen with both of them carrying equal weight. Why imparting values is crucial? Values help a person to grow, to develop, to build up character, to build and maintain good relationships. Values assist in developing a strong personality of your child, in turn minimizing the possibility of having them go astray.  It reflects a person’s character. Values are a part of our thoughts and feelings which are reflected in our behaviour. When at the point

The Fine Art of Disciplining your children

Discipline is to impart knowledge, values, and skills. It is a way of life and a golden road to success in whatever you do. Inculcating discipline right from an early age helps children pick up the ideal form of following rules set by the family. The Role of Rules Every family is unique and has its own inimitable way of life. Family dynamics play an important role in instilling discipline as a way of life. For the smooth functioning of a family, values, culture and way of life stand as a strong foundation. They provide a nurturing environment and establish

Fostering Self-Esteem in Children

Whether as adults or as children, we constantly judge ourselves. The quality of this judgement decides the level of self-esteem we have. Self-esteem is a measure of how we value and perceive ourselves. It is a judgement on ourselves. Feeling less worthy about oneself can hinder our lifestyles and slow down our growth process. Self-esteem can be described as a combination of feeling loved and capable. With a balanced self-esteem one can have a happy and successful life in all aspects, be it school life, relationships, academics, family, profession, etc. Self-esteem fluctuates as a child grows. It is frequently changed

Stress-free parenting is no more a myth!

In the last one month do you recall losing your temper? Been completely clueless about what to do next? Been unable to control your emotions? Not being able to manage work and home as well as you normally do? Are you yelling at your children often? Parents, watch out for stress! Stress is contagious and the consequences of stress are hard to imagine. Draining out of energy, yelling, losing out patience, expressing anger, getting anxious, lack of sleep are some of the symptoms of stress. These affect the day to day routine and have a negative impact on the mind

Is your child addicted to the “screens”? Here’s how you can change that.

As parents, have you observed that your children are hooked on to cell phones most of the times? Has the smart phone become the center of attraction of your house? Does the phone grab all the attention in the house? Have you snatched a smart phone from your child’s hands and had heated arguments? Do you find your children to be restless and obsessed with smart phones and games? This is a major challenge of the new age parents. In the 90’s, gifting a video game to children as a birthday gift or as rewards for achievements was a common

Introducing Emotional Quotient to Children

Good parenting needs more than intellect. We give our children all the knowledge that we have. But at the same time are we making them aware about feelings that we as adults share? A child’s emotions are developing along with his other physical developments. Infants have a very high level of emotions in them. They are highly expressive.                                                                                                                      Source: Zevo Health Emotional Quotient/Intelligence is a common word used in parenting. So how does emotional intelligence look like in our everyday life? As an individual how does it help me or make me a better parent? Let’s find out. When

5 Steps to Enhance Creativity in Children

Creativity! Aren’t children creative? Has anybody witnessed a non-creative child? I am sure not. Children are born creative. Most of the child’s energy goes to fuel his brain. The question is why we need to enhance the creativity of the child? If they are already so creative then why bother about it? Well, that is because creativity is like a muscle. It can be stretched, challenged, or enhanced. It works on “use it or lose it” basis. Life experiences of a child can either enhance or diminish creativity. A child is born with several creative abilities. They need to be

6 steps to introduce your children to the healthy habit of Reading

Reading books to children enriches their creativity. It opens the doors of imagination and visualization of what is being read. The brain is offered rich stimulation and thus enhances the creative thinking of a child. Books are friends for life. The best friend you can introduce to your child are books which are full of Language, vocabulary, knowledge, values, stories, Skills, etc. It’s common advice given by many around you, to introduce reading books to your child. But every parent knows how tough it is to make children read!                                                                                                                                                   (Source: Getty Images)   The most common challenges parents face

5 ways to create everlasting childhood experiences for your children

“Spend enough quality time with your kid”. How many times have we not heard of this advice from parenting experts? Yet again, how exactly and why such a thing is important is hardly discussed. In a competition-driven world, we already want our child to know and learn way too much. But how much of that is done consciously? How much of that is done merely to “meet some formalities”? The answer to these questions can help us exercise conscious parenting. But first, a quick dip into the biology of the brain. The human brain is made up of  billions of

Prime Minister of India’s clarion call to embrace science

PRIME MINISTER OF INDIA’S CLARION CALL TO EMBRACE SCIENCE                                                                  (Source: narendramodi.in/mannkibaat) On 28th February 2018, India celebrated National Science Day, a day on which the much revered, Sir C V Raman, discovered the Raman Effect in 1928, for which he was awarded the prestigious Nobel Prize in Physics in 1930. Wishing the whole nation on this occasion in his monthly address through ‘Mann ki Baat’, Prime Minister Narendra