Activities: Yuber Sports Weekend

Sports is not only a great way to help children build character, but it is also great for brain development and academic performance. If you’re not sure what sports to get your child involved in, try this one… YUBER Sports Weekend is a programme that focuses on building character and social skills for kids 8 years oldContinue reading “Activities: Yuber Sports Weekend”

The Difficulty with Raising Happiness

Ask any parent and most of them will tell you that they want to raise happy children. In a world plagued with teenage depression and suicide (the third leading cause of death in 15- to 24-year-olds in the US), it’s not a wonder that we’re desperate to make sure our children are growing up happy. It isContinue reading “The Difficulty with Raising Happiness”

Books: Character Development – Beyond Academic Achievement

The education of children should not only be about filling their heads with knowledge. It should also be to teach them how to live. If there is beauty in character, there will be harmony in the home. If there is harmony in the home, there will be order in the nation. If there is orderContinue reading “Books: Character Development – Beyond Academic Achievement”

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and How it Relates to Your Child’s Education

Our school runs a regular series of workshops for parents so we can better understand what programs and methodologies they employ. I have never been able to attend them in previous years because I was always busy when they had them. This year, I made it a point to make time for them and I amContinue reading “Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and How it Relates to Your Child’s Education”

Parenting: Discipline – The Restorative Justice System

Discipline has got to be one of the hardest tasks of parenting. We want to raise moral children who can feel empathy for others. When our children behave in a way that goes against that, it is hard to manage our own emotions as we try to deal with what they’ve done. I say “we” but perhaps IContinue reading “Parenting: Discipline – The Restorative Justice System”

Going Back to Basics Because Less Can Be More

When a thought leads to another and another and another… My SIL has two cats who are her babies. They are uncannily “human” in the way they behave and respond to her and to various familiar faces. In fact, they respond so appropriately that it seems at times like they understand what we’re saying when we talk to themContinue reading “Going Back to Basics Because Less Can Be More”

Let’s Talk About Growing Up! Wellcast Explores the Physical, Mental and Emotional Paths to Wellness

Found this gem of a channel on Youtube by accident and it was too good not to share… There are a lot of topics we should talk to our children about but we don’t. Sometimes we don’t think to talk about it until it happens; other times, we just don’t know how to talk aboutContinue reading “Let’s Talk About Growing Up! Wellcast Explores the Physical, Mental and Emotional Paths to Wellness”

How to Avoid Raising an Entitled Child

“Kids these days…” It seems like every old generation thinks the new generation is over privileged and undeserving. How many times have you heard your parents tell you how lucky you are because they never had what you had when they were your age? And dang it! I’ve been known to pull that same stunt onContinue reading “How to Avoid Raising an Entitled Child”

6 Tips for Raising Moral Children

There is a very interesting article published in the New York Times recently on “Raising a Moral Child” which I wanted to highlight because raising a moral child is the top priority for most parents – myself included. What I found to be most alarming is that many families are failing to raise children with theContinue reading “6 Tips for Raising Moral Children”

10 Ways to Make Your Kids Smarter

If you want to know how to make your children smarter, there is an excellent overview article on Time: How To Make Your Kids Smarter: 10 Steps Backed By Science. In a nutshell, these are the factors to consider… Music Lessons (more here) The Dumb Jock Is A Myth Don’t Read To Your Kids, Read With ThemContinue reading “10 Ways to Make Your Kids Smarter”