School to College: A Phase of Many Transitions
For most students transitioning from school to college, happens to b the first time they will be living by themselves. There are several other changes that students have to adapt themselves to, to get used to college life. Read more to find what are the different things students can do to make this phase of change an easier one.
Homework: What, Whys & Woes
Simple tips to help you set your child up for success by dealing with homework appropriately.
Helping Children with Homework
Homework is a chore not just for children, but also for parents, especially in the Indian context of education. In the emerging nuclear and double income family set-up, with multiple things vying for attention, the challenges of finding time for the children's homework and project work are even more. While earlier, in a joint family there would always be some uncle, aunt or cousin in the family who was proficient enough in science, math or languages to pitch in with your kids, now we have to find time to do it ourselves or arrange for tuition. In fact there are some children who go to tuition only to deal with their homework! This is actually counterproductive because the purpose of homework is lost.
Are you a Helicopter Parent?
A "helicopter parent" is a common term used to describe a parent who pays extremely close attention to a child's or children's experiences and problems. Like helicopters, they hover overhead!" The helicopter parent's involvement can extend to their children's academics, extra-curricular activities, the kind of friends they have, sports and every other activity in their lives.
Choosing A Creche
Choosing a crèche indeed does merit consideration and thought because it is most often the first environment that will replace the security of home for your child. There are a lot of fears, anxieties and apprehensions about leaving your little one in the hands of someone else. This article describes some guidelines on how to choose a crèche.
Are Our Children Overusing Electronic Media?
One of the biggest concerns that parents have today is the way technology and media have taken over their children's lives. Let's face it. We live in a world governed by technology and stay connected through social media. Interaction between people is more often through electronic media rather than in person, even if the person is sitting across your cubicle in office! This trend extends to our children as well.
Disciplining Children in Public
A child misbehaving in public may lead parents to overreact and feel frustrated. After all, kids of good parents are supposed to behave themselves. A public incident is very embarrassing for parents as it attracts a lot of attention. A little planning can help parents deal with children misbehaving in public.
When both parents work, sometimes they have no option but to give the child a house key or leave a key with the neighbors. If you are leaving your child alone at home, it is important to take precautions and ensure your child is safe and prepared to handle the responsibility.
Morning Mayhem to Morning Raga
Weekday mornings are not something we look forward to. Most of us will be familiar with the perennial problems of rousing dawdling kids who can test the patience of a saint! The morning rush of showering, making breakfast, fixing lunch boxes, squeezing in your own morning cup of coffee, making sure homework is done and bags are packed, getting them on the school bus in time and ensuring you are ready as well, can leave anyone drained by 8 am! No wonder that by the time you get to office, you feel like you have been put through the wringer.
Raising twins brings in a lot of excitement and anxiety to the parents concerned. Alhthough challenging at times, it brings great joy to watch two children grow simultaneously. It is is more than double the work. It takes some time to figure out how to manage all the demands, logistics and emotions that make up the twin life. Each new stage presents new challenges, but it is also amazing how twin parents (and other multiple parents) are able to overcome each hurdle.