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5 effective ways to good parenting

5 effective ways to good parenting

 

Raising kids is one of the toughest and most fulfilling jobs in the world and you might feel the least prepared for it. But remember how we have grown up at our family, how our parents contributed their efforts for us, now it’s your time and you can’t neglect this responsibility, cause your parenting will build the future of your kids.

Here are nine child-rearing tips that can help you feel more fulfilled as a parent:

 

1. Boosting Your Child’s Self-Esteem:

Kids grow up with their parents, they tend to follow every action of their parents. That’s how they grow their senses. Your words, body language, your each and every expression are absorbed by them, it leads to build their self-esteem more than anything else. Make sure you behave well in front of your kids, don’t sought before them, don’t do anything offensive, that will leave a mark on their mind which they may follow in future.  

 

2. Catch Kids Being Good:

When it comes to parenting, we become very much judgemental to our kids, sometimes it’s good to be supportive instead of supervising them in every step. Suppose if your boss is treating you negatively in every step even if unintentionally, how would you feel?

I meant to say, the more effective approach is to catch kids doing something good on their own, like: “You made your bed without being asked – that’s great!” or I have seen you playing with your friend and you were very patient when you got out” these compliments will do more to encourage good behaviour over the long run than repeated scoldings, praise them for their good moves.

 

3. Set Limits and Be Consistent With Your Discipline:

The goal of discipline is to help kids to choose between good and bad, right and wrong also how to react to certain situations and learn self-control. Discipline is mandatory for every household but there must be a limit to it.

You must be consistent with the set discipline and set a limit too. A common mistake parents make is the failure to follow through consequences. You can’t discipline kids for talking back one day and ignore it the next. Being consistent teaches what you expect.

 

4. Make time for your kids:

In modern day, parents are busy with their jobs, balancing between work life and family life is a big challenge for all, but you have to keep it in mind that the most precious gift you can give to your kids is time. I know that might not possible everyday but like many parents do, arrange a ‘special night’ each week, maybe during the weekends to dine out with your kids, or by spending a quality time with them or else put a special not for them inside their lunch box.

Don’t feel guilty if you are a working parent, you can make your kids feel special even by making popcorns for them, singing songs with them or by doing window shopping. They will always remember your efforts.

 

5. Show That Your Love Is Unconditional: As a good and responsible parent, you are responsible for correcting and guiding your kids. But how you express your guidance makes all the difference in how a child receives it.

        When you confront your kid for doing something wrong, avoid blaming them or criticizing them, that lowers their self-esteem. Instead, strive to nurture and encourage, even when disciplining your kids. Make sure they know that although you want them to do better next time or rectify themselves, your love is there no matter what. That is the ultimate pursuit of happiness for both parents and their kids.

 

Overcoming 10 Challenges That Every School Principals Face

Overcoming 10 Challenges That Every School Principals Face

 

If I look back to my school days, one person who comes to my mind is my school principal. If you count school as a family, the Principal would be the head of the family with all the primary responsibilities. It is said,

“With great power, comes great responsibility”

It is same for the Principals. A principal has to maintain the discipline of the school as well as he/she has to look up if the study process and outcome of the students are being active enough.

Principals are facing challenges each day towards improving student achievement on the campus. Every principal face some of the biggest frustrations to control student behavior, recruiting teachers and staff, promote personalized learning, improve teaching effectiveness, student retention, parent support, and more.

 

In most of the schools, Principals are the decision makers of the school, so they have some major responsibilities and some pain areas, those are:

  • Paperwork:  Paperwork and forms are one of the biggest frustrations of principals, but that is also an integrated part of Principal’s work.

Solution: Eliminate paperwork and introduce automated data collection system through online forms and online applications for admission, evaluate course details to reach out to more students in a positive manner.

  • Decision-making:  Principal’s decisions and strategies are critically important to institutional performance. They are accountable for high levels of student achievement.

Solution: To accomplish the high expectations, administrators can analyze the data through dashboards and reports to identify factors related to student enrollment, retention, and success. The attributes of the institution such as admission, registration, attendance, discipline, grades, fee collections, etc. determined those outcomes.

  • Scheduling:  Classroom teachers, staff, and students report scheduling problems with principals.

Solution: The cognitive reframing of scheduling with an automated timetable system can manage class schedules across multiple courses, faculty, and rooms for different time periods. Innovative scheduling can help reduce the conflicts take place in manual scheduling and place substitutes for teachers in order to maintain continuity of instruction.

  • Recruitment:  Recruiting competent teachers who are capable of teaching all student population is at the core of a problem.

Solution: In this case introducing an advanced student admission system with real-time application tracking, online assessments, and the automated ranking system always identified the talented and sensitive teachers who demonstrated competency, commitment to implement innovative and high-quality education programs and deliver excellence for all learners.

  • Faculty Evaluation:  Teachers are vulnerable individuals who are struggling to align instruction and assessments to the learning context of a diverse student population.

Solution: Principal can go for a faculty evaluation system software which creates faculty peer evaluation reviews through online surveys, it will add the benchmark to their teaching effectiveness. Based on the evaluation feedback score, training and improvement action plan for the benefit of faculty can be chalked out to improve their future teaching performance.

  • Attendance & Discipline:  Principals perceive student absenteeism and misconduct are a major concern.

Solution: Educational institutions can improve class attendance and improve student’s poor academic record using RFID (radio frequency identification) and Biometric based attendance tracking system to monitor student movements in real-time. Also, they can appoint class teachers to focus on students’ behavior and discipline.

  • Curriculum Design:  Principals often face critical task of teaching a curriculum that is comprehensive and more encompassing.

Solution: Curriculum mapping software provides the technology tools for executing changes in the curriculum design and syllabus. Principals and teachers can create customized outcome-based education that will map competencies, and standards to improve learning outcomes.

  • Student outcomes: One of the most significant factors that stood out is related to student achievement. Principals want to promote learning and see better student outcomes.

Solution: With cutting-edge academic planning tools, school administrators can create a personalized learning plan with goals and tasks linked to lessons to meet the precise requirement of students, which can improve learning outcomes and ensure student success.

  • Parental Involvement:  One of the biggest frustration faced by principals, is that parental involvement is lacking to support the institution’s effort towards improving student achievement.

Solution: Using real-time status notifications for events, meetings, grades, fee collection, attendance, and discipline via web and mobile devices can improve interactions between teachers and parents and closes the gap.

  • Communication & Collaboration:  Principals and staff spend so much energy on building relationships with students, teachers, and other staffs.

Solution: Powerful communication tools like some discussion forum, chat, messaging, and social media will have a positive impact within the Institute community and promote collaborative learning.

On this World Leprosy Day, let us take an oath to Heal the World.

“The Biggest disease today is not leprosy, but rather the feeling of being unwanted.” – Mother Teresa.

How true is this line! The feeling of being unwanted can indeed be the worst disease. It has the power to destroy one person. World Leprosy Day was started to make people realize that Leprosy is curable and to make the people who are affected with leprosy feel ‘wanted’. A free check-up camp is organized at the anti-leprosy day celebration for the leprosy patients at each health centers which effectively changes the attitudes of people towards the disease. It is a disease caused by the bacteria (Mycobacterium laprae), it is not the hereditary disease, so it is fully curable by the regular and adequate treatment which is very necessary to cure the disease and prevent its disabilities. The Government of India has made a plan to completely eradicate it from India by the distant goal named Leprosy Elimination Target. Variety of leprosy control activities has been launched by the World Health Organization for further reducing the disease worldwide.

The celebration of the day targets to aware people about disease myths such as it is not spread by simply touching the affected person.

Objectives of Celebrating Anti Leprosy Day

  • To raise the leprosy awareness among people.
  • To offer help to those affected by the disease through the regular and free of cost treatment they need.
  • To make the diseased person psychologically strong and help them to cope up with physical impairments of skin sores and nerve damage.
  • To ascertain that all affected persons are getting the necessary treatment, rehabilitation, and care or not.
  • To estimate the marked decrease or increase in the rate of spreading disease.

Today, on this day, let us all join hands and work together as one. Let us fight Leprosy. Let us awake from our sleep and step into the dawn of a bright morning. Let ‘love’ be the language that we speak in and ‘kindness’ be the language that we showcase because only then can we make the ‘unwanted’ feel ‘wanted’ and cure any disease that may come our way.

“Heal the world, make it a better place;
For you and for me, And the entire human race.
There are people dying if you care enough for the living:
Make it a better place, For you and for me.” – Michael Jackson

Let us all be the change that we want to see in the world.

Let us together, heal this world and make this world a better place to live in.