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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…

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,…

Put the Phone Down and Play with your Infant, Says Science

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We came across a very interesting research article published in the journal ‘Current Biology’ which says that Caregivers whose eyes wander during playtime — due to distractions such as smartphones or other technology, for example — may raise children with shorter attention spans, according to a new study by psychologists at Indiana University. While at first…