May 11th, 2010
The fourth article in our series of classic children's books reviews the Indian children's stories called the Panchatantra, a legendary collection of Indian short-stories that have been adapted from ancient Sanskrit scriptures. These beautifully woven tales appeal to people across all ages and are recommended as a one-stop solution for parents who would like to instill cultural values in their kids at an early age.
May 10th, 2010
Every parent should see whether the child's balance of Shiva and Shakti, or male and female energy - creativity and acceptance - is there. Once there is balance, the energy field helps the child live wisely. Parents should teach children how to use pleasure and pain in an intelligent way.
May 9th, 2010
Without even realizing it, well-meaning parents can turn into martyrs for their kids. Being a martyr means that you'll be ineffective in helping your child master the developmental tasks at hand. If you’re a martyr parent who does everything for your child, it’s important that you learn to stop playing that role and start teaching your child real responsibility.
May 8th, 2010
Continuing with our series on classic children's books, we bring you a review of Roald Dahl's classic, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, a much-loved story that was made into the Hollywood musical, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (and the more recent one starring Johnny Depp). Here's why this and Roald Dahl's other books are a must-read.
May 7th, 2010
We all know the between right and wrong, but every child needs fine-tuning. Parents need to inculcate both, values and virtues, in their children with consistency, sensitivity, patience, and a great deal of love. Once you have equipped children with values, you can trust that they will base their judgments on them and evolve into self-possessed, successful adults.
May 6th, 2010
Desperate to keep your kids occupied this vacation? Get them a bunch of classic kids books with stories that will appeal to their imagination and improve their language skills. This is the first in a series of articles that introduce you to a selection of classic books for kids that are considered great literature.
May 5th, 2010
There is a tried and true psychological principle that says, "Notice something you don’t like about your child, show some emotion, and the problem is guaranteed to get worse." Childhood swearing is a good example. Many parents react with a variety of emotions ranging from shock, to out and out adult temper tantrums complete with threats. A normal child will witness this parental display with utter fascination.
May 5th, 2010
Parents often feel a real pressure to be perfect, but there is no way to get it right all the time.In fact, those who set very high standards for their children often cause huge problems for them. You do not need to be perfect to earn your child’s love and respect – you just need to be a human being.
May 4th, 2010
Although assertiveness is an inherent skill in some children, it can be nurtured via helpful and consistent parenting. Part of being assertive is having confidence in one’s ability to make good choices. Your child should be able to stand up for what he or she believes in without alienating others. Read the second part of the two-part article on raising assertive kids.