Tag Archives: emotions

Digital Well-Being Guidelines

Girls happy with technology

In this unprecedented time, technology has become part of our social fabric in a deeper, more intimate way than ever before. For many of us, technology has been a social lifeline. Unfortunately, our increased reliance on technology doesn’t diminish the challenges and dangers it poses. Instead of trying to remove all screens from our lives, […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Handling Digital Defiance

child is rude to parent, does not wish to hear her mother

Digital rules are a bit like smartphone screens. Sooner or later, they’re going to get smashed. The important thing is how you handle the repairs. What’s the right way to react when your child pushes back on the online boundaries you’ve set – or out-and-out defies your screen-time rules? It’s a situation virtually every digital […]

Your Child Can’t Handle Stress Alone

stressed-up

Everyone wants their children to be resilient to stress but there is a grave misunderstanding about the origin of resilience. Babies are not born resilient to stress but are born with the ability to become resilient if provided with the right environment. It’s an important distinction. Resilience is the ability to adapt to adversity in […]

Dealing With Your Child’s Online Addiction

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How many times have you asked, “can you please do your chores, stop using electronics, finish your homework, or get in the shower”? While some kids may quietly pout and do it reluctantly, others may resist more vocally and exhibit inappropriate behaviour AKA have a total meltdown. Kids who chronically resist what they are told […]

Little moments can make a big difference

studying is more interesting when done together

1. Take the plunge As a parent, there are lots of conversations you might rather not have with your children. The idea of willingly starting a talk about sex or their friends’ behaviour may feel very scary. But if you don’t do it, who will? Unfortunately for you, your children are relying on you for […]