If parenting is the art of shaping little humans, then it’s useful to consider the tools we have at our disposal to influence children. Modelling : is perhaps the most powerful way to shape little humans. The parent-child relationship is an intimate one. Kids see our quirks and foibles first-hand; the reason many children conduct in similar ways to their parents. Stimulate Your Baby with Open-Ended Questions These are questions that don't have a right or wrong response, and can't [...]


Every parent would agree that having children has given their lives meaning, a sense of fulfillment, and a kind of joy previously unimagined. We all love our children. We love caring for them and doing things for them. We love watching them grow. Yet, at the same time, we realize that parenting in today’s time is very difficult. It has been found that having ongoing conversations with children, helps them develop as they get older, more mature, and more computer [...]


SUCCESS IS BEING IN CHARGE OF YOUR LIFESTYLE AND CREATING SOMETHING YOUR’E PROUD OF, SURROUNDED BY PEOPLE YOU LOVE. TROYE SIVAN In our stressed lives where both parents are working, demands at the work place takes a great toll on the personal and social lives of both the parents. Mothers especially go through guilt pangs of not giving quality and quantity time to their children. The amount of time parents dedicate to children is reducing day by day. Parents who [...]

Should firewoks be banned

Diwali or Deepavali is one of the biggest Indian festivals celebrated across the country. It is believed that on Diwali day Lord Ram came to Ayodhya after 14 years of exile. Diwali is known as the ‘Festival of Lights’. This festival is traditionally celebrated by lighting diyas (earthen lamps) and candles around the house, bursting fire crackers and sparklers, wearing new clothes, eating sweets and other mouthwatering dishes, praying to Gods and Godesses and sending wishes and gifts. It is [...]


Since decades it was thought that teaching foreign languages to pre-school children was in vain. Research indicates quite the opposite. It has been found that speaking two or more languages is a great asset to the cognitive process. The younger the learner, the better they are at mimicking new sounds and adopting pronunciation. The brain is open to new sounds and patterns. The thought process of people who speak more than one language is different than single language speakers. [...]

Parent child tete a tete

Once children start preschool; it is imperative for parents to spend quality time with their children. Children enter a new world once they start preschool. New peers, new teachers and new experiences. Some children may be more adaptable to this change; while others maybe fearful. Parents need to have a constant rapport with children is order to understand them and build a better relationship for the future. Parents can take the following steps: Engage in evening chat- Parents can interact [...]

A day in the life of a parent

I watch their softly tousled heads slumbering on their pillows, and sadness wells up in me. Have I drunk in their smiles and laughter and hugged them, or have I just checked things off my to-do list today? They're growing so quickly. One morning I may wake up and one of my girls will be getting married, and I'll worry: Have I played with them enough? Have I enjoyed the opportunity to be a part of their lives?" - [...]

Parental Involvement Positively Influences Educational Outcomes

The major educational outcomes of the involvement of parents are the child’s development of skills and knowledge, as well as a personal sense of efficacy for succeeding in school. As a parent, you are your child’s first and most important teacher. When parents are involved, the children do better and have better feelings about going to school. From birth children are goal directed to experiment and learn from each experience. Just as a scaffolding is put up to support [...]

Play…A Crucial Part Of A Child’s Life

Children learn through play. Play is how children begin to understand their world. It is very essential for the overall healthy development of a child. It is important that children learn that play is important throughout life. A parent is a child’s first teacher and much of the early teaching happens through play. It is very important for parents to make time to play with their children. It offers a chance to connect with the child. Play begins when [...]


One of the most important factors in social and emotional development is the ability of a child to bond with the parents, starting from the moment she/he leaves the womb. Parental bonding helps a child feel safe, secure, nurtured and loved. The parent-child bond is one of the strongest predictors of mental, social, physical and emotional health. Working parents who make family time a priority and are committed to their child's development are just as capable of establishing a [...]


As schools across the city close their doors this week, children are free for the next two months. Parents are once again debating as to what is best for their child. Should they enroll their child in a summer camp with structured activities, or should they allow their child to laze around the house doing nothing and just watch the television and play video games?? On this, of course we have various strong debates and opinions. Summer break is a [...]