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There’s More to Life than English!

This blog post has been reposted, with permission, from Bril’s blog http://brilindia.com/blog/. Industrial Research Corporation (“Bril”) was founded in 1964, as a company that...

My Experience at ParentEdge

This is a contribution from Darshini R., who was the Student Editor for Issue 4 (Jan-Feb 2012) of ParentEdge. I was lucky to work with ParentEdge as one of their Student Editors, because I learnt so...

Peer Pressure in Children

I always thought that peer pressure was something Netra would have to face when she entered her troublesome ‘pre-teens’. I dreaded how it would influence her but I was pretty sure that I could...

Is Handwriting a Dying Art?

Recently I was clearing up a long forgotten cupboard when I found an old fountain pen.  The pen took my straight back to my early school years – the mess of a leaky pen, the morning ritual of...

Entering the mind of a child

Image courtesy: thegreeparent.co.uk You may say that I’m over analyzing, but today I would like to take a couple of feet off my already short 5 foot frame, subtract a quarter century from my...

Nurturing Children’s Potential

This article was written by : Mr. S. Ramakrishnasayee (Principal, DAV-BHEL School, Vellore, TN) “Every seed has the potential of a million forests” says a Chinese proverb. Similarly,...

Meeting the Tiger Mom

Last week, I attended a talk by Amy Chua, the author of  the book, “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother.’ A year ago, a provocative review of her book by Wall Street Journal propelled her...

The “Grand” ParentEdge !

                                                                             This post has been contributed by Srinivasan T. May be one will say that my stray...

5 Lessons from a Viral Time

 Winter to summer transition in Bangalore and it is viral time – gastritis for some and cold/cough/wheezing for others. My kids, as per their genetic make-up fall in the latter category and we...

Placing the Student at the Centre: Student-Centred Learning

Recently, I was invited to be a panellist on the XSEED School of Tomorrow Conference in Mumbai, where the topic I was expected to comment on was: “Better Resources or Improved Methods: What...