Screens are all around us in a myriad of forms, from the television to the computer, from the tablet to the mobile phone. There is hardly a child born in this day and age who will not have been exposed to a screen.
One of my nieces is rather fond of reading. She has a large bookshelf that she keeps top-notch and up to date. She loves to talk about books and plans to write one too. My other niece is another story though. Whenever you hand her a book, she starts to whine, ‘I don’t like reading’, […]
Try these origami Christmas ornaments. They cost very little to make and you’re guaranteed that the kids will enjoy making their own Christmas tree decorations and learn a thing or two along the way. From ornaments, to mini Christmas trees, to wishing stars, wreath, envelope and baubles, there is something for everyone.
Music is food for soul. Through the ages, it has been used to express emotions that words on their cannot do sufficient justice. When you are on a long drive, getting bored on a subway, strenuously working out, jogging, or having dinner with friends, music brightens up everyday life.
Have you been feeling broke lately? Are you behind on bills that you just can’t seem to catch up, you live on instant noodles as they save time and money, and you have to pay back friends for the meals they bought you the last time you met… You can’t figure out how to go […]
Going away to college or university is a life experience that is often seen in the modern world as a coming of age experience. Leaving home, being fully independent, making choices and friends that can both influence and affect the rest of your life, it’s an exciting, yet scary time.
When I was four years old, my father bought me a book I instantly fell in love with, ‘Milly Molly Mandy Stories’. While I could hardly read back then, I loved looking at the pictures and following the random adventures of a little girl while my parents read it aloud for me.
As a parent, you have lived through everything, or so you thought. The sleepless nights when your infant just wouldn’t close their eyes, the unbearable cluster feedings, tiny monsters rejecting solids and spitting out healthy spinach soup you just made, toddlers turning the whole house upside down and let’s not forget those never-ending tantrums. It […]
In one way or another, we feel connected to music. It can be a favorite song that takes you back in time with intense nostalgia, your old guitar with rusty strings that somehow still manages to make a sound or a beloved music box that slightly creeps you out, but you just can’t bring yourself […]
I spent majority of my childhood in a quaint house on a forested trail. Whenever we were allowed to play outdoors, we would grab our rusty bicycles and ride them through the trees with branches stuck in our hair, by the stagnant pond we were fond of and finally to the bumpy pebbled track that […]
Starting school is a challenging moment for both parents and children alike. It is an exciting milestone and parents can’t wait to see their little ones finally go to school. If you are feeling bittersweet and nervous, know that, it is completely normal. After all, it is end of an era – your baby is […]
After years of studying and numerous tests and exams, you are finally done with high school. It is time for college – which means slaving over more course-books and sitting through dozens more exams. Are you quite ready for it or do you want to take a break?
There are many compelling reasons why a teenager needs to start working. First of all, they realize the importance of money and savings by earning through their own hard-work. Secondly, they learn to grow independent and don’t rely on their parents for each and everything. Unfortunately, it is a double-edged sword.
As soon as my husband comes home, my son jumps into his arms with shrieks of laughter. Our baby babbles happily while his dad flies him around the house like a plane. I am left alone.
No sane person in the world would want any harm to come across their child. For parents, it is only natural to shield their kids from various vices of the society.
“My contention is that creativity now is as important in education as literacy, and we should treat it with the same status.” 12 years ago, Sir Ken Robinson challenged the schooling system and questioned the way we are educating our children. According to Robinson, creativity and literacy are equally important, and for a person to nourish […]