Life Lessons for Children about Racism and Fighting Back

I watched the movie “42” recently. For those of you who missed it, it’s the story of Jackie Robinson – the first negro baseball player to play in an all-white major league baseball. As in all movies portraying real-life events, I’m sure there are inaccuracies in the movie, but there was one part that reallyContinue reading “Life Lessons for Children about Racism and Fighting Back”

Parenting and Discipline: Helping Your Child Understand Your Expectations by Using Examples that Your Child Can Relate to

You may have read in the news some time back about China passing a law that requires children to care for their aging parents. This particular issue that preyed heavily on my mind in recent times with two of my grandparents landing in hospital over the last few months (my maternal grandfather twice and my paternalContinue reading “Parenting and Discipline: Helping Your Child Understand Your Expectations by Using Examples that Your Child Can Relate to”

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”

Character Building: Five Life Lessons for Character Development

Teaching our children values for character building is an important part of parenting. Using stories to teach life’s lessons is often one of the best ways to do this. Character Building with Stories Here are 5 lessons we can teach our children about how to treat people and 5 associated stories we can use toContinue reading “Character Building: Five Life Lessons for Character Development”