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Five Questions You Should Ask Your Child After School
Five Questions You Should Ask Your Child After School

Asking the kids questions and trying to engage them everyday after school is a great way to reconnect after a long day apart and this is not as easy you are reading it right now.  Many parents get tired of hearing the word ‘’Fine“, ‘’Nothing’’ and other single syllable responses that may not really elicit further questions.

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Back to School: How to Help Your Child Succeed
Back to School: How to Help Your Child Succeed

The Easter Holiday is over, and its back to school next week. Have you started reminding your kids that school resumes on Monday? How was the look on their faces?  Or You haven’t yet? We need to start helping them with a Mind-shift from 100% play especially as we enter the last term of the academic year.

FACT: Kids do better in school when parents are involved in their academic lives

So, have you gone through last term’s report card? What areas did your child do well in? What areas does he/she need help with? What are your expectations of your child in this term? What should you be saying to his teacher at the start of the term? Having realistically high expectations for your kids is essential to successful parenting. Often, children rise to the expectations set for them.

Every parent wants their kids to be successful. It is the purest wish a parent can have. Making this wish a reality is an entirely different matter.  One of the habit of parents of successful children is active involvement in their academics which includes an active relationship with your child’s teacher and attending parent-teacher conferences (just to name a few).

What kind of things should you discuss?

Here are few questions you should ask your child’s teacher to spark up some productive discussions that can help your child this school term.

  1. What is my child expected to learn this year?
  2. What are your expectations of my child?
  3. What is my child’s strongest and weakest subjects?
  4. Does my child hand homework in on time?
  5. Is my child participating in class discussions and activities?
  6. How are my child’s social skills?
  7. Does my child seem happy at school?
  8. Have you noticed any unusual behaviours?
  9. Do you think my child is reaching his/her potential?
  10. What can I do at home to help support his/her academic progress?

Teachers can provide a lot of useful tips and resources to help your child exceed. And of course, to make learning fun for them, don’t forget to download the 9ijakids app for fun games they can use to learn and revise. 9ijakids is now available on App Store, Google Play and Amazon App Store.

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Four Resources to Teach Kids About The Real Meaning  of Easter
Four Resources to Teach Kids About The Real Meaning of Easter

How can you teach the resurrection story to kids this Easter season? Unlike Christmas, the story behind Easter celebration can be a little difficult for parents to teach their kids. You would even agree with me that every parent should delay particularly, “The Passion of Christ”; (the movie that narrates the horrible violence that Jesus Christ endured before His death on the cross) until the kids are older. However, as Christians the meaning of Easter is an important part of passing along the Christian faith to our kids and this period offers a good opportunity to give the kids some understanding of the essence of Easter. 

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7 facts Every Parent Must Know About Cambridge Primary Checkpoint Exams
7 facts Every Parent Must Know About Cambridge Primary Checkpoint Exams

When I say we are in exam season, it’s not a joke. My son keeps going on about how Year 6 is not an easy class (because he wants to be exempted from household chores). I’m like are you the first person? Lol.

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5 Fun Activities for  Kids this Holiday
5 Fun Activities for Kids this Holiday

Just one more week and School will be out. Perhaps its about that time of the year again when kids sing Mummy I’m bored to your hearing. Why not keep your kiddos busy while they enjoy every moment of this holiday? Here are just a few suggestions of fun things to do during the holidays!

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Top 6 Things Mums Really Want This Mother’s Day
Top 6 Things Mums Really Want This Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is upon us, that time of the year to shower encomiums on our loving mothers or mother figures in our lives. Mothers are special people and they deserve the very best on this special day. If you are overthinking right now about how to make it a memorable day for this special figure in your life, consider taking a few steps back .

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Happy Mother’s Day: A Tribute to My Mother – Written by Our Co-founder @9ijakids
Happy Mother’s Day: A Tribute to My Mother – Written by Our Co-founder @9ijakids

If you still have a mother, it will do you a lot of good to cherish her and be present in her life. As Mother’s Day approaches, I am so thankful for my late mother.  At the later part of her life as she became old and frail, a role reversal became necessary as i took on the role of Mother to care for her even though she was a small and mighty “dragon lady” back in her hay days.

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20 Ways To Pray For Your Teen
20 Ways To Pray For Your Teen

Extracted from www.bobhostetler.com

He had been raised in a Christian home and had come to faith in Jesus Christ at an early age. He was baptised at a church camp and had even survived being a preacher’s kid. But early in his high school years, my wife and I could sense him slipping away – from us and from God.

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5 Financial Lessons Monopoly Board Game Teaches Your Child
5 Financial Lessons Monopoly Board Game Teaches Your Child

Global Money Week is 25 – 31st March this year.  It’s a week observed in over 150 countries to teach and promote financial literacy among children and young people. I’m sure now that you are older and wiser, you wished someone had taught you a bit more about money to prevent those financial blunders you made in your 20s/30s and might still be making.

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6 Things I Wish I Knew About Money When I was Younger
6 Things I Wish I Knew About Money When I was Younger

“An early understanding of financial concepts accounts for the wealth gap between the affluent and those with low incomes”.

Now that I am older and wiser, I wish my parents had taught me certain things about money. It would have made a whole lot of difference and made the roads to “riches” a less bumpy ride.

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