How much do you know about your child’s social media usage? Almost half of pre-teen kids (9-12 years old) own a smartphone. A CNN feature on smartphone and tablet use highlighted that they often spend as much as five hours on their devices daily for entertainment purposes. During this period, kids tend to amuse themselves by watching videos on YouTube and browsing through social...Read More
YOU influence your child’s financial learning and gratification style.
Gratification styles are one of the most common concepts in financial learning. If you have not heard of it, let’s watch this video to get an idea of what gratification is.
While this may sound like “grown-up stuff”, we experience gratification from young.
Although children tend to prefer instant gratification,...Read More
Chances are we all have more than one bank account. As the world switches increasingly to being cashless, bank accounts become more important. They are now the new substitute to our traditional wallets.
Depending on your preference, you may have one or many accounts. Choosing suitable accounts is similar to buying wallets that meets your needs. It is important to know what you want and need....Read More
Teaching kids about money is challenging. We often learn how to teach the value of money by observing our parents, through collective wisdom on social media and having conversations with our children when opportunities arise. This means that children do not get a holistic and complete view about how to manage money. Their learning is limited by what they are exposed to. After talking to...Read More
I recently interviewed two mothers who had contrasting views on the idea of paying their children to do household chores. Both were right in their views – the one who refused to pay wanted her children to learn to help out with housework as a form of contributing to the family without the expectation of being rewarded financially. On the other hand, the other wanted her children to...Read More
We did a recent survey where surprisingly all parents unanimously shared a view that successful parenting is having their children grow up healthy and respectful. Interestingly, academic success was not a priority. Although, it was mentioned in passing as a means to ensuring that the child grew up to have enough. With the resounding mention given to respect, we thought we will flash this out...Read More
With the recent lock-downs due to COVID-19, the focus on learning delivery has shifted from the traditional classroom and teacher-led style to digital student self-directed learning. As teachers scramble to determine the most effective way of delivering their lessons, students too had to adapt to this new way of learning. The Internet is a double-edged sword. It provides vast amounts of...Read More
Motherhood is scary. It’s a responsibility felt from the moment of your child’s birth and you can’t simply expect to be FREE!
Motherhood is not for all women. It requires sacrifices beyond what one can conceive, yet sadly societal norms have created guilt around women who choose not to have kids, or not place kids as their first priority.
It’s OK if your children are...Read More
We absolutely love this poster! Often, kids pick up the language we use and mimic after us. A careless question of “Can you really do it?” may seem harmless to us, but can undermine and affect a child’s confidence & ability to perform. As adults, we need to practice responsible speech in our conversations with the little ones, so as to build their confidence and...Read More