Category Archives: Communication

There is no such thing as a perfect parent

Mother with child interacting

Many of the following mistakes are made in the name of love. Too often we think we are helping our children when the long-term results of what we do may be discouraging. Other mistakes are made because we just don’t know what else to do. Thankfully, one of the foundation principles of Positive Discipline is that “Mistakes […]

Covid Showed Us What Really Matters in Education

child learning from home with mask during covid19 pandemic

A few weeks ago, I sat down with a few high school students in Singapore. Randomly asked about their virtual schooling experience. The students, in particular, had some good things to say about their virtual experience: They liked that teachers were focusing more on everyone’s mental health and wellbeing, and less on grades. They liked […]

Let Them Show You How They Learn

child teaching mom yoga

A year into the pandemic, the instructional sands keep shifting from in-person, to remote, to concurrent (or hybrid) and back again. And almost every conversation I have with educators regardless of whether they are classroom teachers, instructional specialists or administrators is around student engagement. Sometimes these conversations are with administrators concerned about the increasing numbers […]

Bonding With The Right Questions

Mother Bonding With Child

Parent : How was school today? Child : Ok, Not too bad. Parent : What did you do? Child : Nothing much, lessons. Parent : Have you eaten? Child : I am not hungry. Sounds familiar? They say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. […]

Parenting, Teaching? Don’t forget to Love and Appreciate Yourself.

Mom spending time with child

For parents, stepping into the shoes of an educator has created a whole new level of appreciation for how hard teachers’ jobs are. The increased admiration is largely due to the role parents are now having to play as stewards of their child’s education. And we’re finding out just how hard it is. We need […]

Important Points About Remote Learning

remote learning

In these unprecedented times, the expectations for education technology solutions have never been higher. They must meet the pedagogical standards of experienced educators, and also be easy enough to use by a grandmother and kindergartener at a dining room table. They must elegantly integrate with—yet also stand out from—the myriad other tools schools are juggling. […]

Technology aside, connect and bond with your children

father plays with his children

We all crave those close moments with our children that make our hearts melt. Connection is as essential to us parents as it is to our children, because that’s what makes parenting worth all the sacrifices. That connection is also the only reason children willingly follow our rules. Kids who feel strongly connected to their […]

Emotional Regulations in coping with COVID-19

fahter putting on mask

Every emotional response is a unique experience. What triggers an unpleasant emotion today may not even register tomorrow. Perhaps right now you are at home with your family for what seems like an eternity and you feel like losing it. Tomorrow, same home, but wake up in a calm state and you happily eat your […]

Electronic Reading Tools For Your Child

small girl using tablet

Finding the right e-reader for our child these days is challenging. This is because using a tablet freely without parental controls might give them a chance to avoid complete parental supervision. Therefore, it is important to note that giving them full access to a tablet might have applications that might be a huge distraction. Gaming […]

Teaching Without The Internet

mother caring while child is studying

Most parents take their job as teachers very seriously. We teach our kids colors. ABCs.  Taking turns. Right from wrong. But sometimes we don’t even notice a much more important lesson we’re imparting to our children: how to manage their feelings, and therefore their behavior. This is the basis of emotional intelligence (EQ), which will […]