A lot of kids at age 17 or 18 are often not clear, about what career would fit them best. Add to that is a changing world, that would make things even more confusing. The job opportunities that exist now were absent ten years ago and so it is quite likely that what you train for now might not be enough sooner or later.
At one point degrees were the sole motivating factor for higher education. There was prestige in the number of degrees you ‘gathered’ or what degree, for that matter, you attained. Although degrees continue to be relevant, somehow they no longer are a defining factor for some jobs at the entry level. Continue reading “Education: Getting a degree may not be everything”
There is this buzz about 3D printers everywhere around you, isn’t there? Everybody seems to be talking about it. The manufacturing potential of products that are being spoken of, seem limitless. However, my interest in the 3D technology is based on two factors; that it is immensely useful for students even at school level, and that I have recently become a huge fan of a 19 year old boy, Angad Daryani, from Mumbai.
Continue reading “Tech: 3D printer making way into schools.”
A generation earlier, facing a bully or being a bully had been a part of ‘growing up’. When you face the bully it was meant to teach you to be resilient. As a bullying kid, you were asked to reflect upon your own actions when things go wrong beyond your expectations. In fact, both as a victim and the bully, you were meant to learn from consequences.
Continue reading “Bullying: It exits! What can you and your child’s school do?”
On International Women’s Day, a bunch of kids aged between five and fifteen expressed through different mediums, what they thought was ‘cool’ about being mom. There were anecdotal articles, power point presentations, posters and even a song!
Continue reading “Activity: Cool Mom Contest held on Women’s Day, 2018”
Have you seen Angela Lee Duckworth’s Ted Talk video on “grit”? She talks about how she found out that there was a common quality that makes people from all fields or walks of life successful. The quality she was talking about was ‘grit’. Grit is perseverance for long -term goals that is powered by passion.
Continue reading “Education: What makes you happy about your A*?”
One of the main reasons why a parent worries about the time a child spends on video games, is because of the one habit they develop. They do not stop until they have a pair of dagger- eyes staring at them or a high-pitched voice thrown over as cue.
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I was about 3 years old, when I remember my mom standing by the door in a blue chiffon nightgown. She was amazingly beautiful. I did not think anyone or anything could be more elegantly pretty. I could not take my eyes off her face. She had been singing to me. I still remember the song…..” Va mummy va mummy va….vannoru umma tha mummy tha mummy tha”….The song had been crappy but I fell in love with her.
Continue reading “Love: 7 reasons why I think my mom is so cool <3”
A good sense of humour would come in handy for all of your child’s life. It is a great communicative skill that will let your child have perspectives different from what is the obvious. Children survive adversities or everyday challenges, perhaps family problems, teasing or facing bullies when they ‘see’ the funny side of things.
Continue reading “Humour: Why it’s important to have your child’s funny side up!”
Little ideas, thoughts, wishes, goals, little hands and feet have a way of potentially growing into something grand and huge … Continue reading Smile…let’s huddle around some warmth!