Category Archives: Parenting

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

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…

The Indelible Mark of Marks: Will the Bournvita Exam Sale Video Change Our Mindset?

Now that exams are in full swing, did you watch the Bournvita Exam Sale Video that went viral recently? Watch the video above before reading further. SPOILERS AHEAD! The video features a clearance sale a week before exams, where students are selling their hobby artifacts for free because their parents feel that scoring marks is…

Dealing with Digital Addiction in Kids

Digital Addiction

Addiction is not restricted to obviously harmful activities like smoking or drinking. Digital addiction is real and many of our children are addicted. Sahana’s Story Sahana was a bright-eyed teenager until last year. She played football, participated in athletics and was doing well in studies. She had been asking for a smart phone. Reema, her mother had…

Being a Strong Parent

Being a strong parent

Parenting is a draining journey. A strong parent needs to be mentally strong and yet sensitive. It is a fine balance mothers and fathers need to figure out while trying to bring up responsible and empathetic kids. A part of raising empathetic kids is developing yourself into an mentally strong parent. Understanding what it means…

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…