May 24th, 2010
My daughter is very lonely. She is basically a highly active kid who wants to play with other kids all the time. She used to play with my sister-in-law's daughter a lot, but now that we’re here, there are hardly any kids for her to play with.
May 24th, 2010
While your child’s teachers share responsibility for teaching them to read and write, they can’t do much to help our children develop basic financial literacy skills. So what’s a concerned parent to do? Here are some tips from our personal finance expert on taking your child’s money-management education into your own hands.
May 23rd, 2010
As parents it's our responsibility to make our values known to our kids. While the very thought of your middle school daughter with a boy may be too much to deal with, you can't use that as an excuse not to provide the guidance she wants and needs. Here are some tips to help you parent more effectively in this dicey area.
May 22nd, 2010
Children with mental retardation are not "sick" - they are usually healthy, endearing little ones who just take longer to do things. Thanks to early intervention, intellectually impaired children can to attain their maximum potential, join mainstream schools and live far more fulfilled lives. Parents need to remember that a child with mental retardation benefits most with a warm and loving home atmosphere, where the disability is not viewed as a burden.
May 21st, 2010
As a parent, how do you know for sure if your child’s behavior has crossed the line and become truly disrespectful? Behavioral therapist, James Lehman, believes the distinction between mild rebelliousness and disrespect has to be drawn very clearly. Here’s how you determine whether or not your child has gone too far.
May 21st, 2010
Euphemistically termed "fauji brats", children with parents in the Indian Armed Forces are a unique breed in many ways. They grow up seeing and experiencing a unique ‘esprit de corps’ where nothing is too much for a fellow officer. Because the defense services come with their own definition of life and living, children grow up learning to accept, accommodate, help and enjoy all that life has to offer.
May 20th, 2010
Boarding schools have been extensively debated - some consider them great boosters of a child’s all round development, and some as instruments of neglect of children’s emotional needs. Evidently, the decision of sending one’s child to a boarding school should not be based on a ‘good’ or ‘bad’ judgment of such schools, but rather on an analysis of the child’s needs and family circumstances.
May 19th, 2010
Have you ever wondered was actually goes on in a child’s mind? How do kids see adults… really? William Golding gave lot of thought to it in ‘Lord of the Flies’. TIME Magazine chose this as one of 100 best English-language novels from 1923 to date. William Golding put it down to the fact that the book ‘never makes any excuses for society’.
May 18th, 2010
Discipline means different things to different people. Ideally, discipline works towards the improvement of the mental faculty and moral character of an individual. There is no such thing as a ‘right method’. Distinct trends of discipline emerge as we trace its pattern down the years from post colonial times.