Life Skills

Developing Gratitude as a Family

We are good at social niceties and saying “Thank You” is a part of it. Being grateful though goes beyond it. It’s a feeling of appreciation in the heart which can be expressed outwardly in a multitude of ways. And we have a lot to be thankful for if we would take the time to count the blessings. In one…

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Life Skills

Imparting Financial Education to Children

Finances are a big part of our lives and often play an integral role in the decision making. It also becomes a point of discord and we often hear parents saying that this generation doesn’t understand the value of money and that their demands are endless. We may not realize it but financial education of our children starts at a…

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Behavioual Issues

Taming Temper Tantrums

As parents we all have had to face meltdowns or temper tantrums of our children. We do not want to be caught in the midst of it as most often than not it’s very disconcerting. Most of us either try to deal it with a heavy hand, cold shoulder or give in. We know neither of these are healthy responses…

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Behavioual Issues

Is Your Attention Damaging Your Child?

Attention is a very powerful positive reinforcer. “What you pay attention to grows“. It’s operant conditioning. So if you are paying more attention to your child’s annoying behaviours while not praising the good ones, more such behaviours are going to manifest. Let’s understand this concept with the help of a simple example. Case Scenario: Picture this. A child playing by…

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