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6 facts every parent must know about a child’s prefrontal cortex development (&understand kids better)

As parents, we sometimes don’t quite get why we have to repeat certain things to kids a hundred times and they still don’t understand it.  We think it is “disobedience” or they are being stubborn. Understanding children’s brain development can help parents to understand the underlying reason behind their behaviors, which will help us to …

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3 valid reasons why we should let boys cry

Boys don’t cry. It is a common phrase we hear often.  But are really boys wired not to cry? Is there something wrong with boys crying?  It’s interesting to note that biologically, women are wired to cry more than men.  Ad Vingerhoets, Professor of Clinical Psychology (Emotions and Wellbeing), Tilburg University, The Netherlands, is noted …

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6 surprising reasons why you need to hug your child every day

Don’t we all crave for a tight hug sometimes to melt away our sorrows? Or to share the excitement we feel in our body? Hugs are magical. The simple act of hugging has been scientifically proven to have lots of benefits.  It’s for the same reason numerous studies suggest the benefits of skin-to-skin touch due …

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30 simple family ritual ideas to bring your family closer

We know how finding quality time is essential to maintain a strong connection in all relationships.  I believe in intentional parenting and I want to fill my children’s life with as many happy memories as possible.  If you are reading this post, I know you would like to build a stronger connection by doing fun-filled …

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11 easy ways to get kids to listen without yelling or nagging

We want our children to listen to us the first time we ask them to do something. But they seem to have their own mind and hundreds of reasons to do it their way.  Of course, they are humans too but parents need children’s co-operation to become a smooth functioning family.  Here are some ways …

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Is spanking an effective way to discipline kids?

Should I spank my child or not? I see varying responses to this question in different parenting forums.  While psychologists talk about the ill-effects of spanking, some people say they were spanked as a child and they believe they turned out to be okay. I think that belief leads many people to continue with spanking.  …

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How to speak positive words to kids (70 encouraging words for kids)

Guilt is one of the biggest emotions that can weigh us down. But it also gives us feedback on our behavior so that we can work on what needs to be corrected.  Wait, why am I talking about guilt here? It is because I see it a lot in parents. The guilty feeling stems from …

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7 practical ways to build resilience in children

Resilience means the ability to cope with misfortunes and other unplanned events in life and adapt to them. If a person has good resilience, he will be able to adjust to the events quickly, wheres a person with less resilience becomes overwhelmed by such experiences and resort to unhealthy coping mechanisms. And due to this …

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How to teach positive affirmations to kids

I have been reading self-help books for about fifteen years. I first learned about the power of affirmations from these books.  But only recently I had the breakthrough that we all use affirmations regardless of we are into personal development or not. Our kids use affirmations too. How is it that we all use affirmations? …

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