Archive for the ‘Positive Parenting Matters’ Category

New Year Special: Ten Best Gifts for Your Child

Author: Gool Bugwadia As parents, we all have a natural desire to gift our children on all occasions. We shower these gifts because we love and appreciate our children and want them to feel happy and cherished. Indeed, there’s no problem with that; but this season why not also gift your children with something extra [...]

Respect: Key Element in Parent/Child Relationship

Author: Gool Bugwadia Watch out!  Many-a- times, parents get so caught up in their fast paced lives that they fail to give thought to a very important query which may have not even crossed their minds: Are you and your child respectful to each other? Here is a simple quiz which could perhaps help you [...]

The Essence of Positive Parenting

Author: Gool Bugwadia Practicing positive parenting is a skill that can be mastered by any parent. It stems from the core ingredient: “interest” on the part of parents to make a powerfully positive impact on every aspect of their child’s life. Genuine, heartfelt interest is the key to positive parenting. Practicing it consistently on a [...]

Raising a *Bright* Child: Is it possible?

Author: Gool Bugwadia Yes indeed, under certain predetermined conditions, it is possible to raise a bright child. Raising children is a joy and a privilege! Raising your child to be a * bright* child can indeed be one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences you can ever have. Although a segment of the child’s [...]

Should parents use rewards to get children to do as told?

Author: Gool Bugwadia Getting children to behave in acceptable ways may oft seem to be an uphill task, even for the most discerning parents. The general complaint being, that most often parents have to resort to threats leading to conflicts; while in some instances, bribes or [to put it more mildly!] rewards are necessitated.  Most [...]

Parents: Are you managing your time as effectively as you should?

Author: Gool Bugwadia To parent a child is the most profound responsibility we human beings ever undertake. And yet, very little portion of our time is reserved each day for our children. This oft makes child psychologists and therapists wonder: Are parents truly interested in the development of all the wonderful qualities they want in [...]

Develop Your Child’s Motor Skills through Play

Author: Gool Bugwadia The early childhood years can be the most exciting years for your child’s development. Parents being closest to their children during this critical period, can primarily be instrumental in developing their child’s motor skills through play. Parents who exercise gentle guidance through a balanced round of activities, are better able to develop [...]

Tips for improving your parenting skills

Author: Gool Bugwadia Parenting has never been easy. Although the joys of parenting are enormous, it is indeed a hard and serious responsibility. We can’t always be perfect parents; but we can certainly gain insights from the experiences of others proficient in this field. Like any other skill, the underlying principles of parenting can be [...]