5 More Ways for Encouraging Positive Behaviour

I am a parent, but there are days when I feel like a scientist studying child behaviour. I confess I don’t always know what I’m doing but I hope that if I do enough of the right things, everything will turn out okay. In an earlier post, I wrote about some practices we were trying toContinue reading “5 More Ways for Encouraging Positive Behaviour”

Good Practices for Encouraging Positive Behaviour

As G1 grows up, we have observed cyclical patterns of difficult behaviours. Although he is generally my “good” kid, it would be remiss of me not to acknowledge these very trying periods that often make me question the kind of parent I have been. Perhaps that’s what makes it even harder for me to accept – the fact that he is my “good”Continue reading “Good Practices for Encouraging Positive Behaviour”

It’s Time to Start Taking Responsibility and Be Accountable

The Missing Bags G1 lost his swimming bag at school last week. He had an after-school activity and he said he must have left it at the playground. All it had in it were his wet swim clothes, googles, swim cap, towel, comb, sunscreen, and flip flops. I couldn’t imagine that anyone would want aContinue reading “It’s Time to Start Taking Responsibility and Be Accountable”

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”

Over-Parenting and Raising Self-Sufficient Children

When I was working in Colgate, I used to be present at a number of the events and exhibitions that were held over the weekends. One of the popular activities that the marketing team liked to organise for the children is a colouring contest. We used to be amazed by how involved some parents wouldContinue reading “Over-Parenting and Raising Self-Sufficient Children”

Education of the Heart – on Raising “Good” Kids

“When educating the minds of our youth, we must not forget to educate their hearts.” – Dalai Lama After devoting much time and attention to the growth and development of my boys, I confess that it still feels like a punch in the gut whenever I see them behaving poorly. Probably worst still is whenContinue reading “Education of the Heart – on Raising “Good” Kids”

Parenting: Dealing with Child Behaviour, Child Motivation, and Negative Character Traits

This post is going to be a bit of a mishmash of ideas that are interrelated in some way. Every now and then I get these lines of thoughts that spiral out into different directions and I like to explore them. Writing helps me to do that and so here it is… A week ago,Continue reading “Parenting: Dealing with Child Behaviour, Child Motivation, and Negative Character Traits”