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  • Teaching Kids to Say Sorry
    September 26, 2013  

      All parents want to teach their kids to apologize and at times we force our kids to do so. This probably makes parents feel better but the children involved rarely understand the effects of their behavior or the lack of it. Would it not be better to put the ‘sorry’ on the side for a bit, calm down and collect yourselves and follow these few tips to ensure kids actually say sorry and mean […]

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  • Child Nagging and Negotiating
    September 18, 2013  

    You will not find more persistence than in a household where there are preschool children nagging and negotiating at every bend to get what they want. Children will ask and ask and ask again in the case that you might change your mind the last moment. Trust me, it is not only the young kids who do this….my kids who are 14 and 10, do try their luck at times too. According to experts, child […]

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  • Routines for Toddlers : Simple Routines, Happy Toddlers
    September 7, 2013  

    We all live in a world that is rushed, competitive and tiring – a world that leaves us frazzled and confused at times. We try to squeeze in optimum parenting time in between the thousands of other things we have to do. We spend all of summer being a little lazy, a little relaxed and then spend the first weeks of school trying hard getting back to routine. We often forget that preschool children need […]

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  • 5 reasons NOT to smack and still discipline
    August 13, 2013  

    Recent surveys have shown that many parents admitted to smacking their kids at one time or other. Most of these parents did not feel great about it. Some reasons why you should not smack: 1. Some people say they just give a tap or a little smack. There are no such gray areas in smacking. It is purely black and white. You either smack or don’t. Make a decision not to. You will never know […]

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  • How do you know if you are a good parent?
    August 7, 2013  

      Remember the exasperated moments when you hold your head and secretly as yourself: Am I a good parent? There are times when we are all not too sure of what we are doing and whether we are doing it right. There is no right or wrong answer here and every parent has a different parenting method. However, here are some ways in which you can find out if you are on the right path. […]

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  • Encouragement VS Praise
    August 1, 2013  

    “Finished your meal – you’re a champ!” “Look at that art work – it’s the best I have ever seen!” “You’re the best swimmer!” “You used the toilet…..let’s tell daddy what a brilliant girl you are!” Have you used some of these praises lately? Positive parenting encourages praise, but drenching preschool kids with praise has started to become like a nervous tic for many modern day parents. Is our notion of praise going a bit […]

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  • Helping kids be brave
    July 30, 2013  

    If you child regularly experiences anxiety and fearfulness, she is not alone. Remember when you were young and you were too scared to go upstairs after dark, all alone? Anxiety is a normal emotion we all experience and it is an important one too because it shows how we engage with the world. For children of a preschool age, parents can help them overcome their fears so they have less problems later in life. Before […]

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  • A lesson for confidence & competence
    July 27, 2013  

    Young children sometimes face times when they are not very confident and feel incompetent. Sometimes, their friends make them feel less confident because they know more than them and sometimes they feel this way because their siblings overrule them. There is one skill all teachers at preschools and daycare centers should do. It is one lesson all kids should get. Your students should go home at least once a week and teach their parent or […]

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  • How to make Your Child Feel Better When he is Ill?
    July 22, 2013  

    Children, especially of preschool age fall sick for several reasons. Getting a flu, sore throat or the common cold every now and then can be a bit overwhelming for both parents and children. There are some ways you can all feel better, even if for a while. Whatever you do to calm yourself down daily, be it a run or yoga; do a bit more of it when your child is ill. You will need […]

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  • Preschool Toddler Discipline
    July 15, 2013  

    Many parents struggle with a big question – to spank or not to spank? It is important for you to find effective ways to discipline your child regardless of whether you believe the occasional spanking is fine or not. The thing about spanking is that it does not discipline a child, not a child of this generation anyways. Spanking is a way for parents to vent out their frustration. It does not solve any problems […]

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