Manners maketh man

Manners maketh man

It is rightly said that 'charity begins at home'. Parents pose as the role models for their children. Children tend to pick up the attitude, approach and habits they gather from their parents (or people in the vicinity). Inculcating good etiquettes and manners in children at an early age lays the foundation and carrying them as they grow up into adults may not be a daunting task anymore. Teaching good etiquettes to a child aids in strengthening one's self-image portrayal and building healthy relationships with people, irrespective of age groups. One begins to…Read more
Be who you were created to be and you’ll set the world on fire.

Be who you were created to be and you’ll set the world on fire.

We, as humans aim to please others. We have the tendency to outwardly conform ourselves in accordance with the preferences and needs of those around us. In the pathway to adulthood, we become conscious of how others perceive us, insecurity builds up and behavioural changes arise. The fear of not living up to others' expectations rather than self-satisfaction traps us into camouflaging our true selves. Strained by the fear of failing to fit in, we step aside from our usual being and ponder over how people will judge us. We shudder at the…Read more
How FEF helps?

How FEF helps?

FEF strongly believes that all children are born geniuses. It is the environment, the society, family, and friends who kill the child’s creativity, some unknowingly and some knowingly. By the time the child is 8 years old and logic starts to play a role in the child the creativity starts to descend. Some of the most effective creativity killers are: 1. Rewarding your Child Research has shown that this constrains the child from exploring, imagining and researching their work on hand and they only end up putting and pushing themselves to earn the…Read more
5 Steps in emotionally raising a child

5 Steps in emotionally raising a child

Parents want their children to be endowed with the best of everything. A great deal of attention goes towards education and other basic needs. Undoubtedly, health is of the utmost priority, starting from taking care of food habits to regular health checkups whenever called for. Besides the provision of necessities, parents inculcate social values in their children, especially about how to present themselves to the outer world, but their emotional wellbeing plays a role, as crucial as any other attribute. Families have a significant influence on the mental state of a child. The…Read more
Effective Time Management

Effective Time Management

“One today is worth two tomorrows.” -Ben Franklin Hence, time management becomes indispensible to a person’s life. What is Time Management? It is the predictable control; an individual can exercise over a series of events. Time management entails more than keeping a calendar. It requires identifying your obligations, carefully considering their importance, and making choices about how to use your time. How to effectively manage time? 1. Identify the Time Consumers- How you lose your TIME. Talking with friends or on the phone. Daydreaming Watching television Sleeping Snacking and eating HanGging out. Make…Read more
New Year, New Resolutions

New Year, New Resolutions

Chances are at some time in your life you’ve made a New Year’s resolution — and then broken it. This year, stop the cycle of resolving to make change and then not following through. If your resolution is to take better care of yourself and get healthy, you will have a much better year if your resolution sticks. 1. Be Realistic The surest way to fall short of your goal is to make your goal unattainable. For instance, resolving to NEVER eat your favorite food again is setting you up to fail. Instead, strive for a goal…Read more
How to get a child to read books?

How to get a child to read books?

Creating a love of reading in children is potentially one of the most powerful ways of improving academic standards in school. There can be few better ways to improve pupils chances in school, or beyond in the wider world than to enable them to become truly independent readers. Below are some tried and tested ways of achieving the goal of getting a child to love reading books. 1. Reading memories Do you have a good childhood memory about books and reading? Do you have an unpleasant memory? Tell the person next to you…Read more
Civic sense

Civic sense

What is Civic Sense? Civic Sense encompasses unspoken norms of society that help it run smoothly without someone tripping on somebody else’s toes. Civic Sense is all about having consideration for a fellow human being. It means being polite, showing consideration to elderly, women, children and disabled people, driving in one’s lane without honking, throwing one’s garbage in dustbins, and smoking only at designated places. The list can go on. Why is Civic Sense important? When civic sense is absent in a society, it leads to a lot of problems. A person who…Read more
Blogging by Kids

Blogging by Kids

Writing is one of the most fundamental skills that children must develop to be successful later in life. Developing writing skills takes time and practice, and teachers and parents must find ways to encourage writing on a regular basis. Blogs for kids make writing more enjoyable for children. Blogging most often is thought of as an activity for high school students. However, students as young as kindergarten age now blog on a daily basis in a variety of exciting ways? When given the freedom to express their thoughts and opinions in writing and…Read more
Effective communication

Effective communication

Communication is fundamental to children’s development; children need to be able to understand and be understood. Communication is the foundation of relationships and is essential for learning, play and social interaction. Effective communication is an important characteristic of strong, healthy families. As children learn language they learn how to communicate in increasingly complex ways.  At still relatively young ages children know how to communicate differently to different people - parents, siblings, grandparents, teachers and other people. The capacity to communicate is the ability and desire to connect with others by exchanging ideas and…Read more