In little houses…

“Love grows best in little houses,With fewer walls to separate.Where you eat and sleep so close together,You can’t help but communicate.And if we had more walls between us,Think of all we’d miss.Love grows in housesJust like this.” They say, “There should be place in the heart and place at home follows.” In India there are…

But What IF ?

If they cancel the rest of the school year, students would miss approx 6 months of education. Many people are concerned about students falling behind because of this. Yes, they may fall behind when it comes to classroom education… BUT WHAT IF …. What if instead of falling “behind”, this group of kids are ADVANCED…

6 steps on how to praise your child.

“Never delay an expression of appreciation . . . it has a terrible shelf life.” Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D Celebrating what works for your children is another opportunity for empathetic connection.Take time to listen for: (1) the feelings they are having as a result of their accomplishments, and (2) the needs they have met by…

Why can I not be taught to be myself?

Why shout when a whisper does the trick, Why punish when support does magic, Why neglect when acceptance is the key, Why hit when all they want is let them be, Why doubt when confidence is the need, Why judge when respect is thy seed, Why constrict when sky is the limit, And expect stars…

Happy Mother’s Day ,Mom

To Mom, At an age when peeing in my pants was all I did, you cleaned me and wiped the mess, At an age when crying was all I knew, you comforted me and off went my tears, At an age when I stayed awake all night, you cuddled me in your arms and sang…

10 ways to get your tween open up and talk with you!

A tween is a youngster between 10 and 12 years of age, considered too old to be a child and too young to be a teenager. Now this is tricky. The child is neither too young nor too old and hence as a parent you need to watch your words before spurting out on them….

Storytelling

Nervous, yes nervous. I enter a class of fourth graders on a Monday morning at 10 am to read them a story and have an open discussion with them. The thought was torturing me from the previous day. Now I understood why I was getting butterflies in my stomach all day. Well yes I was fasting…