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Effect of Screen Time on Motor Skills: The Smartphone Generation is not Ready to Write

Screen time

Teachers are seeing more and more kindergarteners whose fingers are not ready to write. They lack the fine motor skills required to write legibly in Kindergarten and beyond. This has been traced back to excessive touchscreen device use. As adults these days, we barely write at all. And sometimes when we do have to write,…

Warped Dishonesty

Dishonest

I had come across a poster, “Dishonest Indians – is the school teaching your child good values?” It became an open discussion and invariably the question raised was the role of schools in teaching good values. Role models for our children I believe that with the focus on academics and material success, the niceties of being…

Raising Children to be Responsible Adults

Responsibility

When asked what traits parents would like their children to have now and as adults, one of the most common responses is “to be responsible.” What is Responsibility? Responsibility is a broad term which means many different things, including: Being dependable so people know they can count on you Keeping one’s word and agreements Meeting one’s…

How To Raise A Reader?

Raising a Reader

The benefits of reading are indisputable and the task of raising a young reader is monumental. Here are some ways to help parents raise young readers. BOARD BOOK TIME – Babies and Toddlers You’ve probably heard it many times, but here it is once more, because it’s true: It is never too early to read…