A list of ideas for quality time with your kids (Part 1 of 2)

Quality time with family

Work takes up most of our day, the rest of it we reserve for our kids. We can’t spend as much time as we’d like to spend with them, so we should do the best we can to make that time meaningful.

For most of us even when we’re frustrated at work, thinking of going back to the kids gets us through it. So given how badly we want to be with them when we can, here’s a few ideas on how to spend quality time:

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An infographic on the talent possessed by children and how they’re categorized

Infographic on talent in children

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Encourage your kid to think big! (I mean really big)

Think Big!

It’s a phrase that’s grown rather popular. However, nobody really gives it a moment’s thought. What does ‘think big’ even mean?

Have you noticed how kids always have huge dreams and ideas? Is it weird that us adults aren’t able to let our thoughts grow to such heights?

Kids (the younger they are) have minimal exposure to negative feedback or negative criticism. You never really go around telling little kids they can’t be a racer or a pilot or even a princess. Whatever they dream of everyone around encourages it, thereby their dreams get bigger.

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An infographic on the cognitive development of children based on Jean Piaget’s theory

Cognitive development in children

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Which path should your child take: Financial stability or content soul? (Money or Passion)

Formal education or pursue a passion? An argument as old as time itself (or almost). In India, it’s obvious that we’re biased towards education.

I’ve always wondered whether going this route (the safe route) by ensuring their security and stability for the future but ignoring their passions as career options were the right moves. I’ll admit I’m no closer to the answer than I was years ago, both sides have compelling arguments.

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How to bond with your child: The be their adviser guide

Trust building with children

Have you ever scolded your child for something he did? Of course, we’ve all done it. Have you ever scolded your child when he did something he didn’t realize was wrong and told you excitedly? A lot of us have.

Maybe after scolding him you wondered whether he’ll tell you the next time something goes wrong.

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Reasons your child is far more talented than you realize

Ever feel like you’re missing out on providing an essential aid for your child? Watching all those incredibly talented little kids on YouTube and TV, does it makes you wonder why your child isn’t able to do that?

What could it be?

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6 exceptional scientists and their weird minds

This is a list of weird (in every positive sense of the word) discoveries and inventions that we use today.

Odds are you know of all of these inventions. However, it’s doubtful that you know how they came to be.

That particular moment, the point of inspiration, when a person has suddenly realized a theory/discovery/invention based off something they see or test or plain stumble upon: it’s always weird.

It is, it really is.

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10 activities to keep your kids engaged

No.7 is guaranteed to work.

Ever wonder if there’s a list of activities to keep your kid engaged?
Sure, you love them but right now you’ve just got too much to do.
Well here’s a list of stuff you could try some of it’s got to work, right?
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Why do parents prefer educational toys over traditional toys?

“Buy me that toy or I’m not eating/leaving/speaking to you”, sound familiar? It happens to many parents and most have relented and bought the toy, but then what happened?

Remember that action figure they promised was the only thing they’d ever ask for but forgot about almost as soon as they held it?

Why purchase something that offers nothing but a couple of days of excitement and adds no quantifiable value to your child’s development?

Bring on the revolution!

Toys that offer no educational benefit exist even today and they probably always will, but they’re fighting a losing battle. The toys of today must appeal to both the parent and the child. Where the parent sees an investment in their child’s education, the child must see an engrossing toy. This is no easy feat and companies spend a lot of time trying to achieve this balance; for we all know what is interesting to an adult is rarely what interests a child.

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