10 Life skills that should have been taught in school

School days are said to the “golden days” of our lives. Childhood memories of school days can never be replaced and sometimes we all wish that we could return to school. While school education prepared us for the academic front, there are certain skills that school never prepared us for the adult life that lies ahead after college. Many values and skills have not found  a way yet in our schools yet. The challenge that we face after college is the most decisive phase in our lives. Many things change once we step into the adult shoes....more

The technology of sleep

During winter break, my son woke up every morning at around 6 am in an insanely cheerful mood and ready to tackle whatever fun the day would bring. (Mind you, this is the same little bear who grumbles and growls every other morning when his alarm goes off around 7 am.) Although I enjoyed the morning company, after five days of this I asked why he was able to get up so much earlier during his time off....more

It's time for a jingle about vegetables

I have a knack for remembering the theme songs to 80s television shows and commercials. (My husband is both in awe and disturbed by this "talent.") I would like to think that this is some sort of mental agility on behalf of my amazing memory, but the reality is that I watched too much TV and those jingles were meant to be catchy. So, they stuck in my brain, much like how I was stuck on Band-Aids brand ('cause Band-Aids stuck on me.)...more

ESTABLISHING THE IMPORTANCE OF EDUCATION TO MANKIND

Education is one precious possession that we have. However, given the age of progress and global technology, value depreciates slowly. Today, people say that education does not matter, as long as you have the skills, you know how to use it, and you know how to improve. The importance of education is established and ignored. People should think before going with the flow of contaminated modernization before deciding. ...more

Unpacking at the end of the day

My son has a few responsibilities when he gets home from school, which includes unpacking his book bag. ...more

The Fight for Recess

I never thought I would have to fight for my seven year old kid to have recess.  But here, in the middle of the elementary school semester, I am about to begin.  It all started when my son informed us he was kept from playing during all three recesses (including the one after lunch--yes, they did let him eat, bless them) because he had to write a poem five times.  Let me give you a little, albeit boring, background....more

The Fight for Recess

I never thought I would have to fight for my seven year old kid to have recess.  But here, in the middle of the elementary school semester, I am about to begin.  It all started when my son informed us he was kept from playing during all three recesses (including the one after lunch--yes, they did let him eat, bless them) because he had to write a poem five times.  Let me give you a little, albeit boring, background....more

Mum’s Vs Schools

The school run, parents’ evenings, homework assignments, buying shoes that match school uniform criteria, these challenges for Mum’s start at around age 4 and go on up until age 18(+!).I’m not suggesting it will ever be an easy job to be a Mum and have a child (or children) attending school; but surely schools should be embracing 21st century technology to make life just that little bit easier....more

How was recess today?

In our family, we've been working on kindness. And because we are focused on that, I get to hear about recess a lot....more

Using your true inside voice

My son is a talker. But, as we all know, there is a time to talk and a time for quiet. My husband and I are trying to teach him ways to identify when he should be quiet. One of those ways is by telling him that the conversation he is currently having is one that should only take place in his head....more
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