Category: Parenting

6 Proven Ways to Help Your Child Succeed in School
6 Proven Ways to Help Your Child Succeed in School

‘A great way to ensure students get the most out of their education is for parents to take an active role.’

 

As a parent, you are your child’s first and most important teacher. At the new school year, this is a good time to set the tone. So  beyond the new school bags, sparkling new uniforms and shiny shoes, we need to ask the important question “How can I help my children succeed in school this year?” (more…)

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Evolving Roles of Teachers in the 21st Century
Evolving Roles of Teachers in the 21st Century

‘The teacher is the single most important factor in a student’s success’

 

 

 

Ever thought about your role as a teacher in the 21st century?  The  roles of teachers are evolving due to changes in technology and ease of access to information.  Classrooms of today are shifting from a teacher centered learning environment to a student-led learning environment.  The teacher today is expected to be more of a facilitator of student learning than gate keepers of information. Teachers of the 21st Century are to create an enabling environment where students can develop the skills that are relevant and applicable.  Here are a few roles teachers today are expected to perform: (more…)

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Back to School Tips for Teachers
Back to School Tips for Teachers

While the school year officially starts on Monday for many schools, many others still have another one week before they get back to business. So as usual, getting back to work after an approximately two months break isn’t going to be all that rosy, so we’ve pulled together some back-to-school tips for teachers to help you have the best back-to-school season. (more…)

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Back to School Safety Tips Every Parent Must Know
Back to School Safety Tips Every Parent Must Know

As the holiday ends, children get ready to go back to school. Yes, going back to school comes with mixed feelings for the kids but nonetheless it is an exciting time for them too as they look forward to seeing their friends. On the side of every parent, it can also be a time of relief as well as a time of fear of unforeseen circumstances or dangers. By introducing your children to some basic back to school safety tips, they become better equipped as they resume this new school term with the knowledge and skills to ensure their own safety even in your absence. (more…)

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How to Cope with First Day of Pre-School
How to Cope with First Day of Pre-School

If you have a toddler who is just starting school, then this is for you. For every parent, the first day your child goes to school be it day-care, preschool or kindergarten, I can tell you how it feels just before you start feeling it really because I have been there, I have done that as well. It can be fraught with mixed feelings of excitement, nervousness, anticipation and even some sadness (for both of you). Especially the feeling of Releasing your child on their first day of school after you have raised them through four tiring years to the hands of unfamiliar teachers. If you are in this position next week, this one is for you. (more…)

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10 Tips for Getting Kids Ready for Going Back to School
10 Tips for Getting Kids Ready for Going Back to School

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We are about two weeks or less from school resumption. Most parents can’t wait, we are seriously counting down to first day of school. However, before you jump for joy, remember that back to school also means resuming your early morning duties of getting the kids ready for school, packing lunch and loads of homework. To prevent the last-minute hassles and stress, here are a few tips to start getting ready for back to school. (more…)

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7 Amazing Fun Places To Visit In Houston With Your Kids
7 Amazing Fun Places To Visit In Houston With Your Kids

Are you visiting Houston with your kids?  Do you have an idea of places to visit already to give your kids a swell time? Houston’s massive size alone can make the task of finding fun activities for your little ones quite daunting. However, with your willingness to give your child a wow experience, you’ll find plenty of entertaining options.

See these wonderful places in Houston you might want to put into consideration if you ever plan to visit the united states with your kids within the last few days of the holidays. (more…)

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Now Is The Time For You To Ensure Your Kids Are Street Smart
Now Is The Time For You To Ensure Your Kids Are Street Smart

As parents, one of our greatest fear is not being able to protect our children. However, this fear has led to us to being overprotective. Gone are the days of using public transport or walking to school, supermarket, your friend’s house. Today, most of our children are driven everywhere for fear of getting lost, mugged or kidnapped. The downside to our “over protection” is we are training children who are “ajebutter”. Children who increasingly when left on their own might not be able to protect themselves and make wise decisions depending on what situation they find themselves. (more…)

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8 Tips You Wish You Knew When Travelling with Your Kids

The long summer holiday is an ideal time to take the kids on a trip – be it via road or air. Travelling with kids can sound like loads of fun but believe me it can also be exhausting, stressful and frustrating depending on the ages of your children. To be honest, the best advice that comes to mind when travelling with kids is avoid it as much as possible till they turn five (5) years old. This might not be realistic. So how do you stay sane while on the road or flight with your children? (more…)

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