Kick-starting career conversations with your child isn’t easy. No matter their age, you never want to appear imposing, insensitive, or overbearing. You want to get it right. So, it’s tough, especially if you don’t know the right things to say. When is the right time to talk about career choices with your child? How do […]
As a parent, you may find that your children fail to do well in school regardless of your best efforts. This could be because the subjects have gotten more complex; this is often the case as children advance through the years. It might also be because your child’s teacher fails to give them the attention they need. Another reason why children perform abysmally in school can be a lack of proper guidance from parents and guardians.
Every child has academic strengths and weaknesses. Hence, if your child is academically gifted, they would have areas they excel at and others in which they don’t perform well. In many cases, parents often spend time trying to convert a child’s weaknesses into strengths or at least trying to better the weaknesses. Unfortunately, this is often an exercise in futility. Invariably, focusing on a child’s weaknesses ends up making the children have strengths that are not fully developed. A better approach would be working to identify and better any areas of academic strengths a child has exhibited.
Most parents are aware of the school holidays weeks before they show up. Yet, it is common to find these same parents wondering where all the time went whenever the holidays come to an end. Both children and parents find that at the end of the holiday season, they cannot point to something tangible accomplished within the period. The reason for this is simple: most folks don’t plan their children’s activities before the holidays, and some don’t even plan.
Getting your child to be on their academic A-game can be a lot of work. It requires a hands-on approach from parents, teachers, and guardians. However, some children still perform suboptimally even with a concerted effort from parents and teachers. Factors like illness, laziness and even distractions can cause subpar performance by children. Thankfully, you […]
As online learning becomes more popular, so does the need for screens. However, although screen time is an essential aspect of online education, 71% of parents are concerned about the effects of screen time. Studies have shown the physical and health effects of excessive screen time, including increased blood pressure and obesity in kids from […]
Every parent wants their child to succeed academically. Some go as far as setting academic targets for their children every academic session. However, it isn’t every child that hits their academic target. In fact, some children perform abysmally every session, much to the disappointment of their parents. If you are such a disappointed parent, we […]
There are many reasons why having meaningful conversations with your kids is essential. According to the Harvard Graduate School of Education, conversations can improve their literary skills and ignite their brain’s language center. Talking with your kids will enhance their verbal reasoning, vocabulary, and grammar. Conversations are essential for your child’s cognitive development regardless of […]
Stress Management for Children, Parenting Tips for Raising Happy Kids, Strategies for Teaching Your Child Emotional Intelligence, Teaching Happiness & Health Habits at Home
Parenting is a full-time job with no days off. There’s no right way to raise your child and no specific education on how to get it right. The good news is that there are different ways you can stimulate your child’s brain and also create outstanding learning opportunities through day-to-day activities. Many factors determine how […]