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How to discipline a child who talks back

Backtalk is one of the most annoying behaviors parents face and feel worried about.  Backtalks can be a normal part of growing up.  But at the moment, as a parent when you are talked back to, it can make you enraged because you feel disrespected.  You might think, “After all that I do for them, …

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How to motivate a child who refuses to do homework (7 tips that work!)

If you ask me what the toughest part of parenting is, I would say it is making the kids do what they don’t want to do.  But when we also know that it’s something they need to do, it becomes every parent’s nagging problem.  Homework is one such thing.  If your child is intrinsically motivated …

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List of age appropriate chores for kids (from toddlers to teenagers)

Getting kids used to doing chores from a young age is essential to make them grow as independent and responsible adults.  A culture I admire for raising kids responsible by making them do chores from a young age is of the country, Japan.  In Japan, children receive the training to do all kinds of chores …

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18 signs of bad parenting (and the bad effects) you’d wish you had known sooner

One of the hardest roles you will ever play in life is that of a parent.  If some days are extremely rewarding as a parent, on some other days, you are frustrated and might hate being a parent.  We do not become parents after becoming fully educated and qualified to be one. We learn on …

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Toddler Tantrums 101: How to deal with temper tantrums in toddlers

Toddler tantrums are hard for both – parents and kids. It can be overwhelming and stressful, especially if tantrums break out in public places.  So the question is, why do kids have tantrums? And is it possible to avoid tantrums? If you are wondering how you can stop your child from throwing tantrums over everything, …

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Top 14 reasons why kids misbehave (and the solutions)

Children, like adults, have the inherent need to belong and feel significant. When they don’t feel belonging and realize that they matter, they react through different ways of misbehaviors.  Do you often wonder why your child misbehaves even after disciplining and teaching so many times? Well. Repeating yourself verbally many times is ineffective and is …

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Why you should stop lecturing your kids (and what to do instead)

Less is more. This can be applied in many areas of life. But this is especially true in the way we interact with kids.  I mean, it doesn’t mean you interact less with kids. But if you find yourself you are a lecturing parent who has no set limit on the number of words you …

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101 questions to ask kids for fun and to promote resilience and critical thinking

Kids are the most curious creatures ever.  My 6-year-old can never stop asking questions. Even though sometimes it drives me nuts, I realize it’s a good way to get to know about people and the world we live in.  And an amazing way to get to know your kids better is to ask questions to …

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How to stop being a helicopter parent(10 effective tips)

Becoming a parent is a huge milestone in everyone’s life. It changes our life irreversibly.  After becoming parents we need to dedicate a lot of time and resources to kids.  But does that mean we should lose our sleep over raising kids and hover around them all the time as if our world revolves only …

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10 warning signs that you maybe a helicopter parent (and how it affects children)

A few months ago, I started noticing how my mental health has been on a decline after having kids.  I pondered about it for some days and then I realized why my stress is running high.  I was not doing too much for kids. But I was going a bit high on the controlling side. …

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