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Successful Kids Have Strong Social Skills

Social skills are essential for raising happy and successful children. Now there is even more evidence to support this statement… Social Interactions can Enhance Creativity Social interactions can help us to be more creative, and creativity is one of the most important qualities we can have. It has been said many times – creativity does not exist in a vacuum. Indeed,Continue reading “Successful Kids Have Strong Social Skills”

About Introverts and the Introverted Child

A Manifesto for Introverts 1. There’s a word for ‘people who are in their heads too much’: thinkers. 2. Solitude is a catalyst for innovation. 3. The next generation of quiet kids can and must be raised to know their own strengths. 4. Sometimes it helps to be a pretend extrovert. There will always beContinue reading “About Introverts and the Introverted Child”

Learning Through Social Interactions

G2 was on a play date recently. As the children ran around the playground, burning off their restless energies, the mothers gathered in various corners making conversation while we kept one eye on the kids to make sure they were playing nicely. Aside from a couple of skirmishes, from time to time that required some adultContinue reading “Learning Through Social Interactions”

Kimochis for Social Emotional Development

What do parents want most for their children? According to a survey, happiness came out top for most countries. Even if it wasn’t the top, it was a close second. The problem with that, as Jennifer Senior so rightly expressed, is that happiness is a very high bar and much of the advice on raising happy kids warns us thatContinue reading “Kimochis for Social Emotional Development”

So Homeschooling Raises Socially Awkward Kids?

I had to post this… I remember when I first entertained the idea of homeschooling the boys I was met with a lot of negativity – not that it should have been any surprise since it goes against everything we are familiar with. One of the common misconceptions that struck me was belief that itContinue reading “So Homeschooling Raises Socially Awkward Kids?”

The Question of Sending a Toddler to School – Part 2

It probably seems ironic for me to write this since I did pack my two and half year old toddler off to preschool, but nevertheless, I think it must be said. Despite the fact that I did send him to school, I have been questioning myself whether I did the right thing. I have alsoContinue reading “The Question of Sending a Toddler to School – Part 2”