Category Archives: Friendship and Relationship

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Your Kids Need You, Not More Screen Time

technology brings us apart

In this digital era, a phone is more interesting than anything else. It can give you anything that you need. Be it to find an answer, reconnect with old friends or to booking transport to another location. However, is it really all that good? Do you find yourself neglecting those who are around you and […]

Teens Pornography Usage On A Rise

Teen using laptop on her bed

Be it intentional or accidental, we as parents would never want our child to view pornography. It is far more than just an “it is wrong” feeling. Many of such sites are actually targeting kids. And statistics have shown that it is succeeding.   In a span of 20 years, researchers have discovered a large […]

Educating Your Kids About Sexting

using-phone

What is sexting? It is when two or more people send sexually explicit text messages that may or may not include full or partially nude photos. Many teens these days feel that it is not much of a big deal however there are actually serious consequences that might occur.  Sexing is damaging be it whichever […]