Kids: Quick Math Tips for Young Children

Fundamental math skills can be tricky to learn especially for children who have recently just ventured into the path of organized learning from the preschooler, to kindergarten to upper grades.

 

Luckily, as a parent there are many simple tips you can use in everyday interactions with your children, which can help them solve problems, communicate mathematically and to demonstrate reasoning abilities – all the skills  essential to learning mathematics. → Read More

Super Stress Busters for Kids

Help your child fight his little stress monster!

 

Yes, you read it right! Neither this is a typo nor are we ‘kidding’. Stress does ensue in kids as well. In our complex modern society, when the world has virtually shrunk within the pages of Facebook and other social media, children have their own reasons to worry about, not one, not two but numerous.

 

Though all children experience some amount of stress, adults ordinarily fail to recognize the incidence and magnitude of stress in their lives. Moreover, young children may experience stress from numerous factors such as disrupted homes, excessive screen time, being over-scheduled, physical appearance, failing an exam, judgement by peers or any other situation that threatens self-esteem.

 

So rather than becoming all preachy and getting into the ‘why’s and how’s; let’s get to the point. Read on to pick tips on how to relieve your kids from the stressed conditions. → Read More

How to Develop Leadership Skills in your Child

Concept of Child Leadership

 

As leadership becomes one of the most wanted strategic qualities across professions such as business and industry, technology, politics, medicine, and the arts’ around the world —  the role of parents, teachers and mentors becomes critical in assisting with the development of leadership attributes, qualities and skills in their children right from an early start.

 

Children displaying natural leadership qualities, or parents wanting their child to be a leader — must play a part in providing adequate initiatives and encouragement for their children’s behavior to move in the right direction. → Read More

How to Orient kids towards Spirituality

As societies around the world grapple with the impact of various social and moral crises, parents are looking at ways to nurture children in a way that they grow up as competent and confident individuals — who are healthy in mind, body as well as spirit.

 

Parents are increasingly realizing the significance of nurturing the spiritual side of their off-springs with an aim to instil in them a holistic sense of belonging — and empower them with the ability to offer a positive contribution to the society as a whole. → Read More

‘Why’ Connect with your Community and Locals

I frequently discuss about relationships as one of the most vital contributors to your health and happiness. And it’s just not about close relationships – it’s about your community, the number of social contacts you have in your every-day life (including your grocery store owner and your neighbor across the street) that are directly associated with your well-being.

 

You may be an introvert, happily nodding at your dog, or spending long stretches of time without interacting with anyone (even your husband); but it is in your best interest when I suggest that you need to override such tendencies and get going to what is known as being ‘socially oriented’. → Read More

How to get to know your Neighbors

It isn’t the easiest thing to do when you move into a new neighborhood, and have to make new friends. The initial hesitation and awkwardness can take over if you’re not very confident, and breaking the ice with someone you don’t know can feel like a daunting task. But there are plenty of easy ways to get to connect and get to know new neighbours, and hopefully become good friends over time. → Read More

How to Help Children make Friends

It can be sometimes heart wrenching to hear your child whine, “Nobody let me play!” or “They don’t like me!” As a parent, you can earnestly sympathize with your child’s sadness. Our first instinct may be to dovetail around them, but then we really can’t form friendships for our children. What we can do is be an ally in helping them understand the key elements in friendship formation. → Read More

8 Secrets on Managing Work and Children

Most working mothers would love to get their hands on the ‘magic formula’ that can balance their demanding careers with efficient supervision of kids back home. In such situations, it’s crucial to streamline and simplify much of all essential tasks in every imaginable area of life.

 

Given below are some easy and simple guidelines, which promise to go a long way in helping you to get things accomplished, and come out on top with a smile! → Read More

How Mom and Dad can ‘Tag-team’ to Effectively Discipline Kids

“Parents teach children discipline for two different, indeed diametrically opposed reasons: to render the child submissive to them and to make him independent of them. Only a self disciplined person can be obedient; and only such a person can be autonomous.”
― Thomas Stephen Szasz

With differential views about child discipline being order of the day, the words of Playmore ring loud and clear on how team effort of both parents can lead to effective disciplining of kids. So what do you do to tackle poor behavior, arrogance and bad show of etiquette? Top of the chart says “Tag Team”!!! → Read More

Born to Be the Change Agent: Naturally Effective Leadership Traits

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John Quincy Adams was indeed correct when he opined, “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”
Simply emulation of the traits of effective leaders, as portrayed through their works and numerous books, is not enough to create a natural leader capable of bringing about a metamorphosis in the state and functional attributes of an organization. What one requires is an insight into his or her individual, natural and inherent leadership skills and talents, rather than a replication of the successful features of other leaders. → Read More

5 Immunity-Boosting recipes for your Child this Winter

Cold and Flu come uninvited, and become but inevitable friends for kids in winters. You would surely dislike playing the role of Florence Nightingale when you could be sitting near the bonfire enjoying a luscious bar-be-que spread.

 

So why not follow these power packed immunity boosting recipes, to help reduce their number of sick days, and to ward off germs and keep your kids fit and healthy in the cold winter months. → Read More

Respecting thy Neighbors as you ‘Party Tonight’

The desire to party hard with friends and loved ones or livenin’ it up at a social gathering you organized in a community lawn can certainly bring you much joy and merrymaking — often along with high decibels of musical notes and uninterrupted chatter and noise.

 

Unless the revelry becomes a regular and persistent affair, reasonable neighbors and others living in close proximity generally refrain from complaining or raising serious objections. However, regard and respect for neighbors, warranty a few steps on the part of party
organizers and invitees alike. → Read More

New Year Resolutions for Young Kids

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If your conversations about your New Year’s resolution steer towards your child’s desire of making his own –  then encourage it.

 

Children can learn a lot about self-discipline and the value of making goals which ultimately can accomplish self-regulatory behaviors by the time they grow up to be an adult. → Read More