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How to Focus During A  Study Session

How to Focus During A Study Session

When your child sits down to study, do they have problems with concentrating, or walk away from their revision after only a few minutes? Have you tried various methods to get them to study, but are met with resistance? Well, here’s how to get your… Read More

Be Generous When Praising Your Kids

Be Generous When Praising Your Kids

There is value in praising our children effectively, and often. Parenthood hits most of us like a whirlwind the very first time. Remember fumbling through parenting manuals scavenging for monthly “survival” tips? Yet, from the moment we become parents, we pick up the language of… Read More

5 Tips To Interest Your Child in Physics Part 2

5 Tips To Interest Your Child in Physics Part 2

This is a continuation of Part One of “5 Tips To Interest Your Child in Physics”. 4. Reward for good marks, encourage for poor. Positively reinforce your child. With your child, this may be a common scene in your house: They come home with a… Read More

5 Tips To Interest Your Child In Physics (Part 1)

5 Tips To Interest Your Child In Physics (Part 1)

“My child says they have no interest in Physics!” “My child’s teachers tell me that he pays no attention in class!” “My child studies for everything except Physics! It’s so frustrating, trying to get him to study!” These are the all too common protests I hear… Read More

How to Teach Your Child Respect for Authority

How to Teach Your Child Respect for Authority

Inculcating respect in your child can be a challenging prospect – but consistency is key. By: Judith Xavier In the first few years of parenting my firstborn, inculcating values and discipline was a simple affair. I had more than a few moments of parental smugness… Read More

Learning is the Reward

Learning is the Reward

Let’s face it, school, as we know it is driven by grades as the main reflection of what students do, or do not, know.  What has resulted is a rat race of sorts where many kids and parents alike have their eye on the prize.… Read More

How to Help Your Child Fail Successfully

How to Help Your Child Fail Successfully

Failure is a valuable opportunity for your child to build their ‘resilience muscle’ By Judith Xavier It is every parent’s natural inclination to want their child to succeed – in school, at life and in relationships. Wanting or expecting our child to fail seems counter-intuitive,… Read More

Keep Kids Safe Online: 5 Tips for Parents

Keep Kids Safe Online: 5 Tips for Parents

As your children grow up, technology will become an increasing part of their world. While every parent hopes their child will never encounter inappropriate content, cyberbullying or online scams, these dangers are out there. Luckily, there are certain steps you can take to promote online… Read More