Raising Gentlemen: From the Diary of a Funny Woman
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Raising Gentlemen: From the Diary of a Funny Woman

Where do I start? I belong to a family of five siblings including myself. My eldest sister got married at a very early age, I was barely 10. Surrounded by three rowdy boys, I became a tomboy. The only difference was my parents instilled manners in me and skipped teaching manners to the boys. I…

Raising Children on the Spectrum
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Raising Children on the Spectrum

This June, my eldest son, who has an autism diagnosis, turned 10. He had received his diagnosis when he was around 3 years old. Initially, the diagnosis comes as a shock. One feels numb and goes into denial. This is a natural reaction before one reaches the acceptance stage. A lot of questions and ideas…

Raising Feminist Boys and Breaking Gender Stereotypes

Raising Feminist Boys and Breaking Gender Stereotypes

‘Boys don’t cry!’, ‘Scared, what are you a girl?’, ‘Pink is for girls!’ We have been hearing these statements since always. Have you ever wondered why and how statements like these have stood the test of time? The rooms, clothes, and stationery for girls is all pink and glittery and for boys it’s blue. Who…

About ScratchJr – A Conversation with The Super Creative Coding Mama
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About ScratchJr – A Conversation with The Super Creative Coding Mama

Do you want your children to know the importance of logic, strategy, and creativity from an early age? I do too and that’s why I asked this super creative coding mama all about how. The super creative coding mama is Dr. Anum Shahid Nawab, a doctor, the founder of Super Creative Mamas – Global, and most…

Raising Tolerant Children: The Importance of Teaching Tolerance
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Raising Tolerant Children: The Importance of Teaching Tolerance

I have been keen on raising tolerant children since Zaviar, my firstborn, came into this world. The world we live in today needs a lot of tolerance and a lot more kindness than it already has. Thankfully, we are getting there because more and more people are becoming more aware and teaching tolerance to their children….

So What Exactly is Respectful Parenting?
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So What Exactly is Respectful Parenting?

Respectful parenting means to seek to establish a relationship with our children instead of trying to control them. It’s the idea that simply put- love is enough! But what does that mean exactly? Learn in this article. History of Parenting Never hug and kiss [your children]. Never let them sit on your lap. If you…

codeSpark Academy Review – Why You Should or Shouldn’t Get This Coding App for Kids
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codeSpark Academy Review – Why You Should or Shouldn’t Get This Coding App for Kids

Now that Zaviar and I are close to six weeks into playing this at home kids coding app, I think it’s the perfect time for me to give codeSpark Academy a review. About two months ago, I was looking for an app that would help kids understand the basic principles of coding. I wanted something like Scratch but for…

LeapFrog LeapReader Review: The Best Educational Toy
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LeapFrog LeapReader Review: The Best Educational Toy

This LeapFrog LeapReader review has been way overdue. My son got the LeapFrog LeapReader for his second birthday. I simply stuffed it in the cupboard because on the packaging it said: 4-8 YEARS. Just before his third birthday, my husband decided to open it and show it to Zaviar. I was hesitant and told him it’s a…

Raising readers: Your child’s first step into reading
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Raising readers: Your child’s first step into reading

I’ve been wanting to write about raising readers for quite a while now. My husband and I had been thinking about teaching my four-year-old how to read. We really wanted to instill the love of reading in him and even pondered over sending him to one of those places that teach children reading but never got around…