The future of education is transforming right before our eyes. It’s understandable why most parents are now considering trading institutionalized education to homeschooling.
It’s pretty challenging to keep teens and tweens occupied during extended vacations at home or even on a particularly long car ride. It’s never fun to suffer hours of awkward silence periodically interrupted only by the dreaded “I’m bored” and “Are we there yet?” protests.
There has never been a more exciting time for actively curious kids who can’t sit still and would rather learn something new everyday. The internet abounds with free educational Youtube channels, Ted Talks on learning, and even opportunities to socialize and play educational games with friends virtually. While all these online activities and resources are […]
Beginning conversations about race, racial privilege, and discrimination are often difficult when children are young. This doesn’t mean however, that things should be simply swept under the carpet. Teaching children to recognise privilege, identifying social and racial injustices, noting when an individual has benefitted from a race-based privilege will help go a long way to […]
Race and racism are at the forefront of difficult issues and topics to discuss with children. In part because it forces us to confront our own thoughts, ideas and prejudices about the colour of our skin and that of the people around us. Yet it is important that we do address these difficult issues.
Since the advent of colour television, parents everywhere have been obsessed with limiting their kids’ screen times. The birth of the smartphone and social media has exacerbated fears that the digital world poses serious harm to the development of children. It didn’t help that researchers supposedly found connections between too much screen time and poor […]
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.
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 […]
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.