A Scientific Approach to Correction of Mistakes

As parents one of the major responsibilities we feel is to correct our children whenever they commit a mistake. We believe it’s best to correct immediately and that if we are able to correct our children they will model appropriate behaviour and be successful. Also we want to cushion them against other people’s harsh opinions. With this belief we continue…

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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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5 Ways Parents Unknowingly Increase Academic Stress

Early this year National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) invited suggestions to reduce the academic burden of the students. Students’ distress around academics and career is increasing at an alarming rate. With students’ suicide making news parents are more cautious than ever. Though we might not be directly pressurizing our children to study, we might still be building academic burden…

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7 Rules for Kids’ Internet Use

Internet and social media are becoming a nightmare for many parents but that need not be the case. Though this article has been written keeping in mind younger children who are being introduced to internet, the principles outlined are equally valid and helpful for all age groups. Evaluate the need critically: Don’t be in a hurry to introduce gadgets and…

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