10 Creative ways to break TV habits of kids

Nowadays kids just while away time with their gadgets. The smarter the gadget, dumb are the people becoming. Diverting kids from watching TV has become a great challenge for parents. “Television is the menace that everyone loves to hate but can’t seem to live without.” —Paddy Chayevsky. I always feel TV is responsible for the arrogant behavior of kids. Nowadays kids are just addicted to TV and other gadgets. This makes them less exposed to outdoor activities. Such TV addict children tend to develop introvert characteristics. They won’t have many chances of interacting with people. They eventually fail to understand

How to encourage good study habits without nagging!

Let’s accept it — kids dislike homework. They probably procrastinate indefinitely if a parent didn’t intervene. The only issue is that our prompting perceived as nagging yelling, both of which don’t support the desired outcome. Parents desire that their children develop effective and efficient study skills to achieve desired outcomes. However, many a time our positive-intended efforts turn out to be arguing with aggression and an unhealthy conversation thus forming ripples of negative energies around and a disturbed state of mind. If study time is turning out to be a battlefield, your child is getting cranky, and you get labelled

Mould your child into a blockbuster through movies.

Read on if you have children up to age 14… Ever wondered if movie watching with children can be easily combined with introspection, value building and an enlightening learning experience for children? Watching a movie at home along with your child is less challenging as compared to other key parenting techniques like reading a book or getting a child involved in a creative game. Movies are an ever welcome activity and children are easily attracted. The reason being movies stimulate all the three vital sensory receivers for storing information in the brain; i.e. Visual, Audio and Kinaesthetic (VAK). These sensory

Is your child an Underachiever – There is hope here!

Are your child’s academic scores reducing? Is your child’s lack of interest in studies bothering you? Are you witnessing deteriorating academic scores consistently for past 2 to 3 years? Are you endlessly concerned about your child’s future? Have you ever thought what your child is going through? Your child, in spite of having a potential to achieve much more, is not able to achieve desired results? A child, who is consistently having low grades for the past few years, is a point for further probing; may be an underachiever. Parents! Watch out! An underachieving child is an enormous problem in

Are you raising Food-Smart Kids?

Fostering a child to be intellectually sharp and emotionally healthy is what every parent yearns to. Parents make every effort to provide all the luxuries to their children. In spite of all this, initiating healthy food habits amongst children remains one of the biggest challenges. You and your family can develop a positive relationship with healthy food. Few decades ago, food was not only scarce but the choices were limited. But with improved economy, we have an abundance of food supply and to add to it we have various cuisines to our menu list. But nutrition and a healthy diet

Be the change you wish to see in your child

It’s incredible that life changes quickly, and it’s positive if you let it. Children grow up quickly, and in these growing years, they tend to pick up skills, behaviors, mannerisms from the environment around them.  Commit to your memory that your children learn by example. If you wish to see a change in them, you must be that change, and you can start today. Parents are life transformers, hope creators and an intrinsic motivator, that a child can have. As parents, raising the alarm at the right time is much essential. Your observations lead to a better understanding of the

Teenage Crush! How can we help our children deal with it?

Crush! Infatuations! Love! Joyful words Right? Run down your memory lanes and recollect your first crush! I am sure you still get Goosebumps!  So now your teen has started noticing and taking an interest in the opposite sex, and you are worried about how to deal with it. Many questions might be haunting you as to how to explain to your child: What exactly is a ‘CRUSH’? How long does a crush last for? Is it time for us to hit the panic button? With the effect of Globalization and modernization, children are exposed to various cultures and ethnicity. Things

Dussehra: The story forward…Victory over negative emotions

Dussehra or Vijayadashmi, a popular Hindu festival is celebrated all over India.  It is believed that on this day Lord Rama killed the demon King Ravana and rescued his abducted wife, Sita. This day symbolises the victory of good over evil. Dussehra is observed differently in different parts of the country depending on the legend believed in each region. Nuclear families, away from ancestral homes coupled with fast-paced lifestyles, at times keep us away from following our age-old traditions and festivals. And the questions that usually arise: Are we Celebrating Festivals, the Right Way with our Children? Are we engrossed

What is STEM education? How is STEM important for your children’s overall development?

There has been a surge in STEM based workshops for children in the age group of 4 – 14 years, since the past few years. A lot of interest and curiosity has also been generated by these new age STEM workshops, giving rise to questions, such as “Will it be too much for children to handle?”, “Will the children be able to comprehend?”, “What is the need for STEM education in school, when children would learn about it in college?”, “How is STEM education employed?”, “Why is STEM education needed for children?”, “Which is the ideal age to enroll children?”,

Life lessons to be taught before your kids enter teenage

“Youth managed, is future managed”. It’s a challenging phase with bodily changes, academics goals to be achieved, social challenges and family dynamics to be managed. A smooth transition to adulthood for your child is your task on hand. How to equip the child with the right skills is a vital aspect of parenting. In a fast-changing competitive world, endowing our children with a right set of life skills and emotion management will lay the best foundation. You’ve heard such stories before: The child who excelled in high school but dropped out of college. Children resorting to parents support to get