Category Archives: Parenting

How to nurture confident children (full interview).

Have you ever had to deal with the problem of your children having issues of lack of self confidence or low self esteem? I have 3 kids aged: Amrita (17), Samanta (16) and Arian (9) and issues of a lack … Continue reading

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Happy Mothers’ Day

The toughest thing about being a mother is letting go…of the need to control, to decide, to conform…the toughest thing about being a daughter is also letting go…of our need to be right. to be different, to be “successful”….just let go … Continue reading

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Freedom in learning

It’s Tuesday morning. The sun is hot and intense. The children are playing in the cool shade under the tree. Wei (12) picks up a Chinese yoyo and starts to play with it. He is confident and adept at spinning … Continue reading

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Instead of school (Part 1)

  Instead of school, which is rigid and unchangeable, we can build a learning community which is flexible and changeable, to accommodate each child’s unique learning preference. Children do not need a lot in order to learn and to grow … Continue reading

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When the going gets tough ……..

Got up in the morning to a messy kitchen. Sam’s successful marshmallow experiment left a trail of sugary mess! The three cats at the back managed to get into the backyard, meowing hungrily. My mom is lecturing me about saving … Continue reading

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Thinking Beyond Schooling

This is our response to a blog post by Christopher Teh http://christopherteh.com/blog/2012/06/homeschooling/ My motivation to teach my own stems less on how broken our education system is (although that is definitely one of the main reasons) but more on what … Continue reading

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Dyslexia is a gift, not a curse!

Dyslexia is a gift, not a curse! If you still haven’t heard of dyslexia, you must be living in Mars! Because more and more children are diagnosed with this condition in the 21st century! What is dyslexia? It is a … Continue reading

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Alternatives

Thoughts and reflections from Alternatives (from Edward de Bono ‘s book “How to Have a Beautiful Mind”)

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Who are the truly disabled?

It gets to me when parents with special kids lament that their kids can’t be like normal kids who go to school and get strings of A’s. They will say things like, “Yeah, my son is quite creative, BUT he … Continue reading

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Is Your Child A Rebel Or A Conformer?

  A mother called me one day, to seek my advise concerning his son. Troubled Mom: Hi! You don’t know me but so-and-so gave me your number and said that you might be able to help me.  

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