“This region (middle of the prefrontal cortex) is more active in adolescents when they make these social decisions and think about other people than it is in adults. Adolescents and adults use a different cognitive strategy to make social decisions.”
“We should stop looking outside. It's up to us as individuals to take control and responsibility for the type of lives that we want to lead. …We have to be responsible for setting and enforcing the boundaries that we want in our life.”
“You see, I've got a crazy theory about the folks in the middle. I think there are some unclaimed winning lottery tickets in the middle. I think the cure for cancer and the path to world peace might very well reside there.”
"Most of the attention on parental favouritism is focused on childhood...And there's really good reason to be concerned with parental favouritism in childhood. Reports from both parents and children suggest it's very common and it's very consequential."
Best Kids Shows: Once my boys and I are able to reach that elusive consensus on what to watch, here are some shows / films that are on our list.
The Angry Birds Movie 2 review: Along the way, there are jokes about pig snot, some characters singing very badly, and lots of toilet humour – the younger lot was beside themselves with joy. Older kids, not so much.
Krishna Janmashtami 2019 Date: The festival will largely be celebrated this year on August 24. Here are some activities to involve kids in the celebration.
Here are some games that work well with small and larger groups, but don't be afraid to think back to the games you played as a child - kerbie, hide and seek and kick the ball all still have lots of play value today, just as they did when we were younger.
"There was an internal voice or an internal prosecutor really that was telling me that I wasn't a good mom. That good moms have babies that don't cry and that other women probably know how to do this so much better than I do..."
"Curiosity comes first. Questions can be windows to great instruction, but not the other way around," says high school teacher Ramsey Musallam.
Independence Day 2019: It's very important for our child to know that the tricolour is connected with the sentiments of every Indian and thus they must develop the love for the same. You can take your child to these places and let them participate in the celebrations.
An endearing part of the movie was how the script found a way to crack jokes about the original Dora show without parodying it — the song-for-every-situation, and Dora asking viewers to repeat new words, and then pausing.
"Neuroscientists have also found that chronic stress triggers long-term changes in brain structure and function. Children who are exposed to chronic stress are prone to mental problems, such as anxiety, depression, and mood disorders later in life."
Friendship Day 2019: Celebrate the special occasion with your kids by watching these shows with them.
In the tenth edition of this series on Indian monuments by Sahapedia, we look at the stunning Sanchi Stupa, where 50-odd Buddhist monuments from ancient India have been preserved. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1989, the Sanchi Stupa is living proof of India's artistic and architectural history.
International Tiger Day 2019: To get your child to know more about this fascinating animal, here are some shows and documentaries that they will surely enjoy watching.
"Making kids a part of the decision-making process is a good idea but in the smaller details, not whether you think we should shift or not. It also depends on which stage and age your child is."
Carry the nostalgia of the original, but don’t compare the two. This one’s a thrilling ride, a visual delight sure to entertain children of all ages.
"Right from the beginning, from the choice of the colours of the clothes to the toys, everything should be based more on interest than gender."
Some parents try to motivate their child through fear or bribe. But is it the right way to motivate your child?