The Greatest Education Our Children Will Ever Receive

In an earlier post, I wrote about exploring giftedness – Is my child gifted? So what if he is? In a bid to understand more about giftedness, I started watching a documentary series titled: “My Brilliant Brain“. In Part 1 – Born Genius  (click the link to read my summary), they highlighted one of the biggest hurdles that childContinue reading “The Greatest Education Our Children Will Ever Receive”

Educational Holiday Experiences for Children

When it comes to activities for the boys, I like them to have a variety of experiences. Even if they are just dabbling, I find that every new experience offers a terrific learning opportunity. Early childhood development is about the formation of neuronal connections and what better way to encourage that than with first-hand experiences?Continue reading “Educational Holiday Experiences for Children”

Financial Education: Lessons in Running a Store

Why would you want to expose a child to the world of business so early? Well, because there are a lot of lessons that children can learn from running a store. Even for a young child, this experience can be very enriching. Briefly, here are just some of what they can learn: communication presentation salesContinue reading “Financial Education: Lessons in Running a Store”

How Do We Raise Resilient, Persistent Kids?

Probably the most fundamental qualities a child can have in order to have the requisite “survival skills” to make it in the world no matter what the odds, obstacles or set-backs is resilience and persistence – resilience to withstand whatever life throws at your child and persistence to keep on going in the face ofContinue reading “How Do We Raise Resilient, Persistent Kids?”

Teaching Children Business Skills

Can you believe it? Aristotle graduates from kindergarten this week! How time flies… I’ve been busy working on the end of year gift for the teachers – a collage of pictures from the children and their farewell messages. I initially wanted to make a scrapbook but since the idea came a little late, we ranContinue reading “Teaching Children Business Skills”

Helping Children Become Successful in Future: People Skills

“No man is an island.” – John Donne. Because of this, how we treat people, how we handle people and how we related to others can make all the difference to our lives. If we could exist without the help of others, then intelligence alone would suffice. Since we cannot, EQ (emotional quotient) is theContinue reading “Helping Children Become Successful in Future: People Skills”

Helping Children Become Successful in Future: Self-Control

In the late 1960’s, Walter Mischel, a professor of psychology in Stanford, conducted a series of experiments on children that are now famously known as the “marshmallow tests” (you can read the full details of the study published in Developmental Psychology). The marshmallow test was a study on self-control in children age 4-6 years old.Continue reading “Helping Children Become Successful in Future: Self-Control”

Helping Children Become Successful in Future: Survival Skills

We’ve been obsessing a lot about schools lately and I have been wanting to refocus for some time. As parents, we all want the best for our children, but in order to know how to help our children, we need to know the target that we’re aiming for, otherwise, chances are, we’re going to missContinue reading “Helping Children Become Successful in Future: Survival Skills”

Life Skills: Setting Chores for Children

Some time back, I read a blog post by a homeschooling mother where she talked about household chores she set for her children. I wish I still had the link but I can’t find it any more. She said that she set the number of dishes a child had to wipe based on the ageContinue reading “Life Skills: Setting Chores for Children”

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