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Why is it okay to let your child get bored?

Mumma! I am getting bored. I’m sure every parent would have been a millionaire by now if they were paid a penny every time they heard this sentence from their kid. The Covid-19 pandemic not only brought hours long of online classes for kids but also a lot of boredom. So what do parents do when they hear those troublesome words from their child “I am bored”? They start running on their toes to find ways to entertain their child, play with him, teach him, cook with him, but we seldom let them be. We all have heard “An idle mind is a devil’s workshop”, and parents would rather keep their kids engaged all the time than let the devil do his little business in their kid’s mind.  Boredom is seen as a bad thing Getting bored is often seen in a bad light. It is seen as an absence…

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Lockdown life lessons for parents and children!

The COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing restrictions to move freely have changed our lives drastically. A society where people love social interacting, people are caged indoors. Both mental and physical health has been affected by it. Our lives took an unanticipated turn. While adults are working from home, students are attending endless hours of online classes. Life in pre-COVID times looks nothing like it does now. Children had a dedicated study and playtime schedule. They would spend a considerable part of their day outside the house, in school, parks, and playgrounds and tuition classes. Schools were like the kid’s second home and teachers played a pivotal role. Parenting was a little simpler then.   Parenting in pandemic has been a task Covid-19 pandemic has bought a new set of challenges for parents. We as adults can vanquish over the situation but the bigger challenge arises for parents in terms of parenting…

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Social-Emotional Development in School-Going Children

Social-emotional development is a very important part of the growing up years of children. It forms an integral part of their overall development. Studies suggest that social-emotional development takes place gradually starting from the early childhood days. Therefore, parents have a crucial role in the development of social-emotional skills in children. Before we look at ways in which parents can play a part in their child’s social-emotional development, let’s understand what is social-emotional development and how does it help our children. What is Social-Emotional Development? To understand social-emotional development for children, it is important to understand the relation between emotional intelligence and social skills and behaviour. Understanding Emotional Intelligence When emotions run high, people do and say things they normally would not. Children may do likewise. It is noteworthy that children have the ability to feel, understand and express emotions from a young age. It probably starts when they are…

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How do Hobbies Help Personality Development?

Let them do what their heart wants Children differ in remarkable ways from each other in their budding personalities. When our children are developing an interest in any activity or topic, let them live in that opportunity. Persuade them to follow their heart and encourage them to take up the activity. In this fast-growing world, there is always pressure to perform and pressure to excel. Sometimes in this busy life, we forget to polish the other edges of our children’s personality development. Being one among everyone in this rat race, we fail to realize the importance of a constructive break, a hobby to fall back on. It is important for us parents to observe and nurture different hobbies and extracurricular activities in our children. You never know which one might become their finest skill in the future. Find the Hidden Gem We always talk about the concerns regarding the personality development…

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10 signals of helicopter parents and how to stop being one

A Helicopter, what!!! As a parent, it is natural to want what is best for your child. And that also, while keeping them out of harm’s way. And sometimes this “act of love and support” goes overboard and ends up harming your child more. Helicopter parents are constantly involved in every part of their child’s life. The constant feeling of  “hovering around” by over focused parents is the origin of the term. A helicopter parent tries to monitor everything that their child does, from school, play time, as well as leisure time. While it starts as being a supportive and attentive parent, it can easily cross over the line. And you can become an overprotective helicopter parent. This kind of parent-child relationship can easily influence the social development of your child. As a parent, raising responsible kids is our duty. However, parents want to raise a better version of themselves…

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