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Invest time in kids rather than investing in mutual funds


Children are the most precious and valuable gift for parents and are loved by parents with all their heart. Children are like tiny offshoots of a plant which when nourished, blossom but when neglected, wither away. Children look up to their parents for all their needs, physical as well as emotional. They depend on their parents and innately crave for their attention. Children need to be showered...

Emotional Intelligence and its Significance


We are all familiar with the term intelligence quotient (IQ), however emotional intelligence or emotional quotient (EI /EQ) is equally important. IQ determines the cognitive ability of a person whereas emotional intelligence (EI) measures the emotional ability of a person. Latest research suggests that the EI of a person is more essential for his or her success in life than IQ. Therefore let us...

Safety Measure to be taught to Children


The safety of a child is the primary concern of any parent. As children are very innocent and vulnerable, they are prone to danger from the environment and society around them. Therefore it is essential to educate children about the importance of safety. When children are toddlers, parents or elders are always around them, watching their every step. But this is not practical when the child grows...

Emergency situations and how to handle them


The Cambridge dictionary defines an emergency as ‘something dangerous or serious, such as an accident, which happens suddenly or unexpectedly and needs fast action in order to avoid harmful results.’ Being prepared for an emergency involves planning and preparation.  As the definition indicates, emergencies happen ‘suddenly’ or ‘unexpectedly’.  Some examples of emergencies can include an...

Identifying learning disabilities and accepting them in children


What do Albert Einstein, Agatha Christie, Winston Churchill, George Washington, Walt Disney, Whoopi Goldberg, Steven Spielberg, Richard Branson, Abhishek Bachchan and Boman Irani have in common? They all had some form of Learning Disability (LD) and yet went on to have successful careers and contributed significantly to the society. However, even today, the word ‘Learning Disability’ can send...

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 one of our primary sources of nourishment is food. Food is defined as a nourishing substance taken into the body to sustain life, provide energy and promote growth. Since food is our primary source of physical nourishment, food demands a significant amount of our attention...

Importance of family times


The concept of “family” has changed a great deal in recent times, and there are now various forms of families and different styles of parenting. However, one thing remains certain; whatever the term “family” may mean to you, it is of utmost importance in your child’s life. The family where your child grows up has a big influence on how he or she deals with relationships, copes with situations...

How aspirations of parents affects the child


“This idea that children fulfil their parent’s unrealized goals and aspirations is a common one, yet one which has been little studied.” says Joseph A. Kahl, an expert on social stratification and a professor of sociology at Cornell. From the moment a child is born, parents wonder (and worry) about the role they will play in shaping their child’s outlook on life A considerable body of research...

Dealing with Pre-teens


Usually children between the ages of 9-12 are called pre-teens. The current trend is to address pre-teens as tweens. Wikipedia describes the word ‘tween’ as a marketing term for preteen, a blend of between and teen. Tween is the informal term for someone who is in the preadolescence phase. During this period children go through a transition from shyness to independence or from baby fat to puberty...

Coping with peer pressure


It is hard enough to make decisions on your own and when other people try and get involved in pressurising you in one way or another it can get even harder. People of your age, for example your classmates are called peers. When one’s peers try to get you to do things that displease you or satisfy them then that’s called as peer pressure. Peers often play a very important role in our lives either...

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