It’s Not Enough to be Present – Children Need Our Presence

When I had children, I decided that I was going to stay home so I could give them what I felt they really needed – my time. As they’ve grown older, I think I’ve forgotten what it really means to give someone your time so this is a timely reminder for me… In the FISH!Continue reading “It’s Not Enough to be Present – Children Need Our Presence”

Love Protects: It Makes Children Smarter and Healthier

The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread. – Mother Teresa Love protects. It sounds cliche and feel good – almost like a Hollywood ending – but it’s true. When you break it all down, what is love but a series of chemical reactions in our brain? It feelsContinue reading “Love Protects: It Makes Children Smarter and Healthier”

Love Conquers All – Including Your Genetics

Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible – it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any material possession could. – Barbara de Angelis Babies need love to thrive – it can be the differenceContinue reading “Love Conquers All – Including Your Genetics”

Understanding Your Child’s Love Language

I wrote about the 5 love languages some time back and even though it made sense at the time, the concept still sounded like one of those airy fairy self-help stuff that is easy to sniff at. But after asking Aristotle to take the test (and taking an assessment myself!), some of Aristotle’s behaviours areContinue reading “Understanding Your Child’s Love Language”

What is Your Child’s Love Language?

Many years ago, I stumbled across a book while browsing in a bookstore. It was called “The Five Love Languages” by Gary Chapman. The book talks about five love languages – the manner in which we express and interpret love: Words of Affirmation Quality Time Receiving Gifts Acts of Service Physical Touch The 5 LoveContinue reading “What is Your Child’s Love Language?”

Right Brain Education Rule: Love, Relationship, then Knowledge

After our last class at Heguru, the parents were given a short video presentation from Mr Henmi. The subject matter he covered is nothing new but extremely important if we want our children to benefit from our teachings. It is the connection between love, relationship with your child, and knowledge. Far too often, parents jumpContinue reading “Right Brain Education Rule: Love, Relationship, then Knowledge”

8 Tips for Bringing Out the Best in Your Child

From the Heguru Parents’ Seminar. Raise a child by developing his strengths. Raise a child based on his individuality, not by comparison to other children. Do not be caught in the dilemma of T-score education and academic snobbery in education. Nurture your children by adding points instead of deducting points. Nurture your children by observingContinue reading “8 Tips for Bringing Out the Best in Your Child”