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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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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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