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5 Steps to Become the Best Friend of Your Kids

 

5 Steps to Become the Best Friend of Your Kids

We always want our kids to share their problems and all the secrets, but somehow we still lag to get a secure place at their heart. They feel more comfortable to share their issues with their same age friends. Now there are no ways to make yourself younger, but there are some possible ways to make them trust you enough that they can share their pain, sorrows, and happiness.

Today we will talk about the possible ways that will lead you more closer to your son/daughter.

  • Listen to them without being judgemental!

Likely to our parents we too want our kids to follow our given direction, by doing this we always become judgemental. When they do something different, we tend to criticize them or scold them without listening to the situation appropriately. This gives them a rational fear, and they always try to hide things from us.

  • Encourage your kid to confide in you and tell you everything

Talk to your kids about anything they want to tell you. Don’t take things lightly. Like when they say there’s a monster under their bed, just go and check. It may just be a mouse which is bothering them. When kids tell you some uncle kissed them, and they didn’t like it, be cautious. Someone you trust might be posing as a significant threat to your kid. In India teenagers often face this big issue as they feel afraid to tell their mom as she won’t believe it or won’t take any action. Listening builds trust in your kid that no matter what, you’ll always be there for them. If you don’t listen to them seriously, they’ll stop telling you stuff likewise. This works for every kid from a toddler to a teenager.

  • Spend quality time or play with them

There is no such alternative of playing together. Through games, kids will learn to appreciate you and a connection will start to form if you interact with them on their level. No matter how little time you have at home, try as much as possible to find time for these activities.

  • Friendship needs love and affection, not bribing

Provide them only what you can afford and let them know your limits. It is always good to provide things like clothing and food for a child or children that you see daily. Don’t give them money for their little works unless they will take it for granted. Giving money to kids is kind of giving them an opportunity to make mistakes.

  • Don’t pressurize or overburden your kid

At times we feel our kid should do something which we did not get an opportunity to do in our childhood. By doing this, we often repeat the same mistake our parents did when we were kids. We forget that a child also has a personality and they have the need to explore. They have the right to choose. Give them options, but let them make their choices too. Always let them make decisions for themselves, by doing this, they’ll learn to be responsible and self-dependent. Also, they won’t blame you for their actions at any point in life.

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.

Vawsum app provides alternative to pool car ban in city schools, Allows parents to track bus live on map

Recently there have been several incidences of children, typically those in Play Schools or primary classes, being abused by their teachers and other staff at the school, tuitions or sporting institutions. Needless to say, these incidents have done considerable damage to the hitherto untarnished reputation of these institutions. While a single isolated incident would not have garnered much attention, the frequency of such unfortunate events has been growing alarmingly of late, leading to an increased public outcry and a growing concern over the safety and security of young kids in educational and other institutions. In a recent episode of a similar tragedy in a reputed private school in a posh Kolkata locality, agitated parents gheraoed the campus and held the teachers and staff hostage for several hours, till the police came to the rescue.

Several mitigation measures have been suggested; installing CCTVs inside school campuses, strict regulation of pool cabs and school buses ferrying students to and from school, not allowing laborers and maintenance staff not associated with the school inside the campus within school hours etc. In what is being seen as a rather harsh but desperate bid at ensuring the safety of its students as well as its reputation, a prominent girls’ school in the same city went a step ahead and banned pool cars for nursery kids. It has now made it compulsory for nursery students to be dropped off and picked up by a parent or guardian only.

The following questions arise: Are these measures sufficient at preventing the recurrence of such untoward incidences? Also, how will already over-stressed working parents cope with the added burden of accompanying their kids to and from school? Is there an alternative that can achieve the desired objective of ensuring student safety while simultaneously preventing any additional burden on the child? Will that alternative be as effective as the physical presence in ensuring the child’s safety and peace of mind for the parent?

Vawsum’s School bus tracking is a unique cost-effective solution to all the above questions. Vawsum is a simple and intuitive mobile app that lets people stay informed about their child’s whereabouts. Vawsum works using available cellular network infrastructure and GPS technology and seamlessly integrates both to deliver real-time location tracking and updates in the form of notifications (push, toast, SMS etc.)

Vawsum is highly customizable and just as flexible. An array of features is available on the platform- such as adding bus stops at user-defined locations. Parents using Vawsum can make use of location preferences feature in the “School bus tracking” and they get an update whenever their wards’ school bus enters a proximity radius defined by the user, say 500m from home. This is in addition to the live GPS-based school bus tracking that already lets parents track their child’s school bus throughout the duration of the journey from home to school and back. Location is captured using GPS and transmitted using cellular data (internet), which, if unavailable temporarily, automatically syncs all tracking data once the connection is re-established.

Vawsum’s school bus tracking feature can greatly help both working parents as well as homemakers. In addition to the obvious security benefits, this feature also enhances productivity by saving both the parent’s as well as the child’s time. They do not have to wait at the bus stop for long and can plan their journey as the bus’s location is tracked in real-time. Parents get SMS and in-app updates all the time, so they can rest assured and concentrate on their jobs without the slightest fear or apprehension about their ward’s safety. Vawsum also sends updates if the vehicle over-speeds and reduces critical response time in the unfortunate incident of any mishap. As a product designed with paramount importance on user safety, Vawsum continually strives to deliver the finest of solutions in the best possible manner.
Why ban pool cars when you can use a free utility to keep track of ’em and ensure safety?

Five major reasons why teachers’ love Vawsum

Being a teacher is not an easy job. From taking attendance to keeping a track of the marks, from checking papers to checking on the students, from invigilation to documentation- the list goes on and on and on. Teaching is a priceless profession. But a teacher too has their own areas of liking. In recent times, most teachers have taken their liking to VAWSUM as far as school works are concerned. When asked to the teachers, they gave five basic reasons for their liking and those reasons are:

  • ATTENDANCE: – While Teachers take Attendance, instant notification reaches the Parents in no time on their Mobile Phones. This helps the parents being informed and if a student is absent, then the parent can update the reason instantly. This, thus, reduces the work pressure of the teacher.
  • SMS & E-MAILS: – Parents receive good news all the time from Teachers through the VAWSUM Application. This enhances the parent-teacher communication skills.
  • PAPERLESS DIARIES: – Teachers can send Diary Entries to Parents as a notification on their Mobile Phones. This ensures that the diary work reaches the parent on time.
  • POLES: – Teachers can set up a poll for any purpose and take in the feedbacks of the parent/students. This helps in planning educational trips or anything in which preference/choice making is concerned. This engages a parent with the decision making as far as the activities of the student are concerned and thus helping the teachers as well.
  • EVENTS: – Now Teachers can make education more enjoyable by planning different types of educational events and taking the feedback from the parents.

To know more about why teachers love vawsum visit http://www.vawsum.com

Nitty Gritty Moments of a kid

Dealing with naughty behavior depends on the behavior and the child. You’ll find this varies a lot culturally, and what happens and works/doesn’t work in some cultures will be different from others. In most English-speaking countries pupils who exhibit particularly naughty behavior are usually shipped up the chain of command, with a
vice-principal/head teacher/assistant headmaster dealing with the case. In some schools, they may also be referred to school counselors.

In many Asian countries, the homeroom teachers are generally the ones who deal with students who have attitude problems and exhibit consistently naughty behavior. So, as a classroom teacher, you have to bear in mind that how things work practically may vary a lot if you’re posing this question to people from around the world.

Schools where only one teacher is allotted in each class,  it is not possible for that particular teacher to manage the whole class and correct each student when their doings are wrong.

Some nitty and gritty activities which the child does are very much amusing to see as there is innocence filled in it. These GOLDEN MOMENTS parents miss while they are at office or at home. To reduce this barrier our dedicated application VAWSUM is very much unique and one of a kind product. Our applications sole purpose is to deal with
parent-teacher engagement. The benefits of such a product are unimaginable. Listed down are some of the major functionalities offered by VAWSUM:-

  • Taking Attendance
  •  Creating Diaries so that schools go paperless
  • Daily Sheets’/Reports’ of the child
  • Email without sharing personal Id’s
  • Text Messages
  • Examination Module
  • Classroom learning activities sent to parents instantly through pictures by Vawsum
  • The child’s accomplishments notified to parents by Vawsum
  • Helps in giving Real-Time Instant Notification
  • Activities like Events and Announcements by promulgating it

To know more visit Vawsum now  https://www.vawsum.com