Tag Archives: children

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 […]

Creativity Is More Than Just Exploring Online

Children being creative

Creativity is much broader than coming up with ideas. Creativity Is Action! What does it mean that creativity is action? It means that creativity goes beyond thinking, as commonly thought by laypeople and implicit in the choices of creativity researchers. Creative thinking tasks are the most common measures in experimental studies (studying many questions, from […]

Is Coding An Important Skill For Children?

studying-on-stairs

With technology on the rise, many have asked if coding is a necessary skill to learn for the kids.  Getting all children to code at school has been a widespread controversy for the tech industry for some time now. Many within the technology sector have been strongly encouraging and supporting for coding to be inculcated […]

Your Child’s Better Than You When It Comes To Technology

older sister teaching the younger sibling

You may not know your upload from your download, but you can still be a great digital parent. Worried that your child knows more about tech than you do? Of course, they do. They were born into a digital world and probably learned to swipe before they could stand. For you, it’s different. You had to […]

Your Child Loves Learning Online But Not In School

Child does not have enough sleep at home

Many of them don’t even hate school as an idea. They don’t dislike what they’re learning. They dislike how they’re being made to learn it. One of the most important things for educators – both seasoned veterans and those who are new to the job – to understand is that students don’t hate education. Learning […]

Lets build healthier relationships with technology!

Family bonding together with technology

How can we build healthier relationships with technology? While, of course, social media has its benefits, it has also taken over young people’s relationships and is constructing their daily reality—homework, weekend plans, flirting, friendship, their sense of self and belonging—all within a system that is designed to capture and monetize our attention. In this unprecedented […]