Browsing: Behaviour

Book Series Review: Dealing With Feelings, Story-and-Activity Books by Sonia Mehta

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Dealing With Feelings, a series of story-and-activity books authored by Sonia Mehta and published by Penguin, is perfect for toddlers and preschoolers grappling with feelings like shyness, fear, anger and anxiety. When your toddler is all grown up and ready to go to preschool, they are handling a huge emotional transition. They meet new people, interact with children…

Are You Guilty Of Helicopter Parenting?

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Guilty of helicopter parenting? With characteristic wit and wisdom, this author tells us about how her sister hovered over her son continuously and the many dangers this entailed. I often talk about my parenting mantras on Indian Moms Connect. But today I’d like to share my sister’s story. For years, I have never missed an…

There is No Such Thing as a Visual Learner: 2 Neuro Myths that are Still Prevalent in Schools

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Have you ever thought of yourself as a right brained person? Has a school ever used marketing centered around “learning styles” to sell its curriculum or methodology to you? Do we use only 10% of our brain, like the movie Lucy had us believe? All these three ideas are not really backed by science. Last year, The Guardian published…

Raising Creative Kids

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Creativity today is no longer a word associated with artists. Everyone needs a dose of creativity to function better and reach their goals faster. Out-of-the-box thinking and creative problem solving skills are much appreciated and required skills in our evolving world. In many school rooms across the world, creativity is limited to the arts and craft…

Camaraderie, Zeal And Competitiveness – Instilling The Right Values In Young Sportsmen

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It’s a challenging time to be a soccer mom. My son just turned 8, and I appreciate this fact now more than ever! The school expects parents to hold a more responsible and active role in the child’s extracurricular activities. However, wearing the many hats that I do made me loath driving my little footballer…

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

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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

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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…