#SmallJoys

Where did the summers go?

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Where did the summers go?

Summer vacations are almost over. And however unfortunate that is, there’s a whole list of things to be done before school re-opens. Going to school after a long holiday will not be the most exciting idea for kids. Getting them prepped and changing your routine for them is going to be quite a struggle for you too. So here’s a list of things you could do to make the transition from holidays to school, easier. Early to bed, early to rise If your kids spent the holidays sleeping until noon, they’re obviously going to have a tough time breaking-up with...

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How to not make Jack a dull boy

How to not make Jack a dull boy

We’ve all looked back at some point to wish we’d taken our singing classes or dancing classes more seriously, or maybe joined one at the right time. If as adults, we have to now think of learning a new skill or taking up a hobby class, the first thing we fret about is the lack of time. Kids on the other hand have multiple advantages when it comes to developing new skills, hobbies and interests. Most importantly, they have a lot of time in hand – meaning they can easily dedicate years of practice into perfecting a particular skill. While...

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An adventure in your hands

An adventure in your hands

If you’ve been an avid reader yourself, whether as a kid or now as an adult, you’d naturally hope your kids to want to practically eat, sleep and breathe books. But often, the love for reading doesn’t come naturally and requires a fair bit of guidance. That being said, forcing them to read is definitely not the best idea. For all you know, it will do more harm than good. Nobody likes being forced to do something even if you swear it’s great for them. As parents, your role is simply to be the facilitator and partner in this shared...

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Making your kids money smart!

Making your kids money smart!

It’s a pleasant evening and everyone’s happy until that one point where your kid spots the most random thing on the shelf and demands to have it. On the other hand, it could also be a relevant but an overly priced toy or a fancy looking something that you don’t think will last even a month. Now how do you make your distraught child understand how their demand is not the most ideal or economical one? And by the time you try to explain why they can’t have it, they’ve already probably decided that you don’t love them anymore. While...

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Slaying the summer holidays!

Slaying the summer holidays!

While summer holidays are the perfect time to laze around, chill-out and while away time, none of us want the kids to be stuck to the TV, X-box or mobile phones just because it is too hot to play outside. Kids staying glued to the TV, might seem like a good thing to keep them busy at the time but will soon become a habit you will struggle to get rid of. We might often run out of ideas to keep the little ones meaningfully engaged indoors. And so, here’s a list of fun things you can do this summer...

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