Do not overreact to lies


It’s not uncommon for children of all ages to lie at some point in time as they grow. Children as small as 3-5 years old will make up stories and tell fantastic tales. As kids get older, the will lie to get out of trouble or to escape punishment. A lie is nothing but “not telling the truth”. Hiding half the information or omitting details and misrepresenting truth are the same as lying. It...

Nutritious food for school going children


Nutrition is defined in many dictionaries as the process of nourishing oneself or the process of being nourished. As humans, our main source of nourishment is food. Food is required for energy, growth and for sustenance. Since food is our primary source of physical nourishment, food demands a significant amount of our attention each day. Nutrition education is an important factor in overall...

Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation- A CBSE Initiative


Education aims at making children responsible, productive and useful members of the society. Schools are places where a child can develop knowledge, skills and attitudes needed for the future through various learning experiences and opportunities provided by the school. In the classroom, students analyse and evaluate their experiences, learn to doubt, to question, to investigate and to think...

Values-based Education- Balancing Education and Ethics


Any formal education without an emphasis on values is incomplete. In fact, at the heart and soul of education lie human values, so from this, any teacher or parent can understand its meaning and place in the educational system. The need for value-based education is always drawn from society. To be contemporary, let’s take the need for such education today. Why do our kids need it? Well, for...

Technology In School Education – A tool or a distraction


Technology is everywhere, be it to order food, for banking or research and many more. Almost everyone has a smartphone and many have a digital presence. A toddler watching cartoons and nursery rhymes on tablets and laptops is not uncommon these days. So one should not be surprised to find traditional classrooms with blackboard, chalk, and books now introducing smart boards, tablets, and computers...

Positive Parenting – A relation of trust and mutual respect


Positive parenting, also known as loving or gentle guidance, is a set of guidelines for parents to keep their kids disciplined. It is also a belief and a way of living. The main objective of positive parenting is to build a strong and committed relationship between parents and children based on open communication and mutual respect. There are three major parts to positive parenting: Parents set...

Multiple Intelligences: Identifying and nurturing them in your ward


Every parent wishes that their child is intelligent and smarter than the rest. However, each child is different and have their own sets of skills and talents. While some children are good at academics others are good at sports, music, and dramatics or even cooking. Raising a child to be intelligent is all about making a child reach their full potential. The experiences and exercises that the...

Importance of Physical Education- A healthy mind resides in a healthy body


Physical education is not considered an important part of education by many schools across India today. Schools do not realize the importance of including physical education as part of the curriculum. The focus is more about scoring marks and clearing entrance exams. Not surprisingly, many children lead sedentary lifestyles and obesity in children is on the rise. Good quality physical education...

Grooming your kids for the future


All parents want their kids to be happy, courageous, independent and successful. You would also want them to get more out of life than you did. Channelling your child’s future is in your hands. You can help model your child’s future by providing them with the skills needed to equip them to lead a good and successful life. So, how do you start? Here are a few suggestions on how you can help your...

Empowering young learners – How to encourage children to learn new things


Children have a general tendency to learn. They are born curious and are always exploring, finding out new things, discovering, detecting and learning. However, while children are very open to learning new things, there are some who are very resistant to learn anything new. Learning new things is often perceived as coming out of the comfort zone, doing the unfamiliar and unpredictable task...

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