When travelling with young children

When travelling with young children

Travelling with young children can be wonderful and nerve wracking at the same time. Having said that, it is important to note that patience is the name of the game when you are travelling with young children.  Children are very curious in nature in particular at the ages between 2 and 5. They are interested in knowing about everything that’s happening around them. When children start travelling from a very young age say from around 2 years old, they tend…

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The triad – School, parents and teachers – Role in shaping a child

The triad – School, parents and teachers – Role in shaping a child

Each child is born with a unique personality which is shaped by the environment in which the child is brought up. Parents, teachers, caregivers and schools play an important role in influencing the personality of a child. As the saying goes “A child’s mind is like a blank slate”, therefore all knowledge obtained is from the experiences gained through life. Children are not born with the prior knowledge of acceptable and unacceptable behaviour. They learn by observing others around them…

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When travelling with young children

When travelling with young children

Travelling with young children can be wonderful and nerve wracking at the same time. Having said that, it is important to note that patience is the name of the game when you are travelling with young children.  Children are very curious in nature in particular at the ages between 2 and 5. They are interested in knowing about everything that’s happening around them. When children start travelling from a very young age say from around 2 years old, they tend…

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Play matters: Supporting play-based learning

Play matters: Supporting play-based learning

Play based learning or learning through play is a term used by educationist and psychologist to describe how a child can learn to make sense of the world around them through play.   This form of learning has many positive outcomes on the child’s physical and mental development and scope of learning. It also teaches little ones skills to succeed in a competitive world.  While research has shown over and over again that children’s brains are developed by play, the question…

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Understanding your child and their potential rather than expecting them to do something which is not their forte

Understanding your child and their potential rather than expecting them to do something which is not their forte

Each and every child is unique and special. All children are gifted with a unique set of talents and potential, in which they may shine and excel. Every child is distinctly talented and no two children can or should be compared.  They are blessed with their own special individuality. Most often, parents fail to recognize these abilities in their children and push them into something which is not their forte. As parents, we are anxious about the well being of…

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Structured play or unstructured play: Which is better for a pre-schooler?

Structured play or unstructured play: Which is better for a pre-schooler?

Play is the central part of your child’s sensory, physical, social, emotional and cognitive development. Is there a method to playing or should they follow their instincts? Actually, children need to experience structured play as well as unstructured play as both play a great role in the development of a child especially in their growing years. Structured play includes music, exercises, painting, or playing a game. On the other hand, unstructured play comprises any child activity where the little one…

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How to help a child after you have yelled at him or her

How to help a child after you have yelled at him or her

There are times when, as a parent, something inside you snaps and your kid has to face the brunt of it. For instance, you come home after a really hard day at work only to find your kids playing loud music on the television. Tired and fatigued as you are, you instinctively yell at them, more that you should have. Does that sound familiar?  If you feel bad for what you did, that’s understandable. You want to make amends, but…

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Preparation tips for General Awareness – RRB PO/Clerk (Main)

Preparation tips for General Awareness – RRB PO/Clerk (Main)

The IBPS RRB Officer and IBPS RRB Assistant Exams for recruitment of Officers and Office Assistants in Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) are organized by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS). These Mains exams for Officer grade are held on November 5 each year while the exam for Assistant Mains is held on November 12.  Importance of General Awareness section One of the most important sections in these papers is General Awareness. This section can help you score good marks…

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The secret to raising smart kids

The secret to raising smart kids

We live in a highly competitive age where it’s absolutely essential that we keep ourselves updated with what’s happening in the world. In these times, raising a child is a matter of great concern to parents, particularly if they want their kids to be smart.   Often, parents worry if their child is intelligent enough and if not, what they can do to help develop their intelligence. Raising a child to be smart isn’t an impossible feat, but parents need to…

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How to avoid being an over-protective parent

How to avoid being an over-protective parent

As a parent you would always want to protect your child but there is always one question that every parent needs to ask himself or herself. “Are you obstructing or curtailing your child’s potential by turning out to be an overprotective parent?” What you don’t realize is that by overprotecting your child, you are hindering your child from reaching his/her full potential. It is a bitter truth that overprotective children are more likely to fail and parents need to be…

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