Preparing for adulthood when you have no idea what the future holds has never been easy. But as a teen, you’ll soon be making decisions that will affect the rest of your life forever. It is thus imperative to start thinking about what success means to you.
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Parents and other adults have a very narrow window of opportunity to teach kids in their formative years how to approach and celebrate diversity. While it’s true that no one is born prejudiced, kids can very easily pick it up once they see someone get treated differently for something they have no control over, such […]
Children are naturally inquisitive and creative, but the kind of games they play and the toys they have at home play a crucial role in either developing or quelling their imagination. Try to observe preschoolers at school in their free time. Surely, you’d find kids zooming folded pieces of paper or their pencil cases around […]
Formal, structured schooling might end on your graduation day, but actual learning never ends. No one is ever too old to learn new life skills like baking and making dresses, or even technical skills like digital marketing or coding.
Often in life, we find ourselves at a loss for words of comfort when we need them the most – such as when a friend is very sad or deeply hurting. It’s perfectly fine to not immediately know what to say to make someone feel better. After all, words are very powerful. Just as the […]
Beyond the killer office #OOTDs, the dreamy sights of the City of Love, and the basic lessons in French expressions and culture, the first season of Netflix’s Emily in Paris left us a lot to think about in terms of how we work and live. As we await the release of the second season of […]
By the time kids reach the age of six, they become more confident about picking up books on their own, and are ready to ‘graduate’ from illustration or board books into chapter books. These are books that follow a story long enough to be divided into chapters, but not yet as complex as novels. Most […]
No matter the occasion, books are amazing gifts for toddlers between the ages of 3 and 4. Along with educational toys, books have a way of instilling new knowledge and great values to children while keeping them entertained. Not to mention, reading to kids at bedtime provides priceless bonding moments between them and their parents. […]
Netflix original Enola Holmes is a total treat not just for fans of Sherlock Holmes or Millie Bobby Brown, but also for girls everywhere who are looking for a worthy role model to emulate. Apart from the brilliant problem-solving scenes, heart-racing adventures, and impressive plot twists, Enola Holmes leaves us with priceless life lessons that […]
Every year, when the clock strikes twelve to usher in a new year, people all around the world resolve to work towards being their best selves, whether it’s a more active, healthier version of you, or a more mentally robust approach to challenges in your life. You too, may have made a similar promise to […]
Being a teen is no easy ride. Trying to understand and accept everything that’s changing about yourself while simultaneously working to find your place in the world can be very taxing, especially for your self-esteem and confidence.
Kids and meditation are two things that don’t seem to belong together because one requires deep, contemplative, quiet thought, while the other is usually the reason their parents can’t go into deep, contemplative, quiet introspection at home. Indeed, it might not be too easy to convince your young ones to sit still in complete silence, […]
A child’s creative imagination is limitless. While adults often struggle to think outside the box, kids are not even aware that there is a box to speak of. In a child’s world, nothing is yet so impossible that finding creative solutions seem like second nature to them. Such powerful imaginations allow for creative expression and […]
“Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.” – Eleanor Roosevelt Most people spend their whole lives looking for kindred spirits. There may be billions of people in the world, but it’s not that easy to find someone who will take the time […]
Prior to the pandemic, there were hardly any limits to encounters and experiences that may have been turned into teachable moments for kids to learn valuable social skills. However, with clear recommended limits on actual physical contact ensuring that children continue to learn to develop their social skills requires a bit more ‘out of the […]
Losing may be an inevitable part of sports and life in general, but accepting defeat graciously is an honorable skill that is acquired only through years and years of practice. Nobody likes sore losers, and the inability to take a loss in stride takes all the fun out of playing competitive games. There is dignity […]
There’s nothing more whimsical and free than a child’s imagination. Over the course of childhood, a kid would play with so many toys that may or may not help them develop creativity. Digital applications are fun, but nothing beats toys that go beyond the screen. The best toys are those that allow kids to explore […]
Few things in life match the adrenaline rush of emerging victorious after a competitive game. Making the winning move in chess, the winning shot in basketball, or sticking the landing on your Level 10 gymnastics routine can make you feel like you’re on top of the world. That is, until you see the crestfallen look […]
The future of education is transforming right before our eyes. It’s understandable why most parents are now considering trading institutionalized education to homeschooling.