Give the gift of GRIT to your child this year on Independence Day. For our generation it is an accepted socio-cultural norm to live one’s lives on other people’s terms and expectations of us, primarily our parents. Many of us … Continue reading Parenting Guide 101
Fort story – Why now? Because it was my birthday weekend. And I love travelling. Especially climbing Forts. And I have never been to a fort on the sea side. Good reasons all I must say. Agree? What made it … Continue reading The Dansborg Fort at Tranquebar – Happy Birthday to Me!
Part 1 – Edam Van Gogh, Rembrandt, Anne Frank… the essential check points of our travel wish-list to Amsterdam, the capital of the kingdom of The Netherlands. These were further highlighted by Tulips, cheese and Stroopwafels. Our trip to the … Continue reading Edam, Volendam, Marken. Day trip to Holland’s three picture perfect towns – Say cheese!
Spring weekend in Amsterdam adds just that to your step, a spring. Especially when the destination for a family day trip is to the most beautiful spring gardens in the world, Keukenhof. It is situated in the small town of … Continue reading Keukenhof – the most beautiful garden in the world, ours on a Spring Sunday.
Monday after Easter Sunday being a bank holiday was predicted to be sunny and dry – and thus a fine morning to plan a family day out in the English country side. The possibility of reaching a vast medieval fortress, an hour’s … Continue reading Kenilworth Castle and the royal love story
5 effective and time tested ideas for motivating your Child. “You can steer yourself any direction you choose”. – Dr. Suess. His book Oh, the places You’ll go? has been one of the most popular choices as the graduation gift … Continue reading 5 effective and time tested ideas for motivating your child
Within their first couple of parent-teacher meetings the preschool teachers repeatedly hear the following concerns, with varying degrees of anxiousness : “My child can’t sit still for 5 minutes!” “My child day dreams randomly while doing something and sits at … Continue reading Boosting concentration and memory power in pre-schoolers