Humans don’t thrive on praise, but a little praise is like an jubilant boost to the brain and a person’s confidence.
There are debates on whether praise is beneficial or detrimental to children. However, the important thing to note is not whether “Should” we praise but “How” and ‘When” we praise children.
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Exams have become a norm in the education system and serves as a gauge of how the child is performing at their studies. While it may not give a full picture of how the child copes with the various subjects, what it does show you is perhaps how far your child has come along in learning, and even show you some of their characteristics.
Undeniably, exam stress does come to most people, be it adult or children as the skill sets varies among individuals, likewise strengths and weaknesses.
For example, in Mathematics, there are questions which require more problem-solving skills, while there are others which may require more meticulous attention and carefulness. Likewise in English or Literature, it may offer you a glimpse of your child’s range of vocabulary and language skills. Art may reflect creativity and perception, while perhaps argumentative essays can highlight your child’s reasoning skills.
While these exams may offer some insight to your child’s personality and learning, it does not reflect the entire makeup of the child.
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I remembered going to art and abacus classes in my younger years, of which both I enjoyed thoroughly and found useful throughout my education. It was stress free and somehow encouraged my competitiveness in the positive manner. Continue reading More or Less? Enjoyment or Overloading?
“Spare the rod and spoil the child”
Well, a recent study done in Canada debunks this whole idea of effective discipline with physical punishment.
According to the report, there are several reasons why spanking should be the very last resort to discipline.
Continue reading Spare the rod and still discipline the child