Friday, October 29, 2010

Shopping with Kids

How often do we go shopping with our kids? I guess, most of us like to leave them home when we are planning to shop for ourselves. We won’t disagree with the fact that when we are shopping for ourselves, the kids push us over to their stuff. And then, we end up purchasing their stuff and sometimes even forget to buy for ourselves something which was necessary.

So instead of shouting at them or standing helplessly in front of everyone while they are busy showing their tantrums, one should try and involve them with your own work.

Firstly, try and go for shopping less number of times.

Secondly, when you prepare a list for yourself, ask your child to do the same. (Remember only things of necessity).

Thirdly, Put some amount (small) in your child’s hand, pocket, purse etc. and ask him/her to shop from that particular amount. And also fix some gift, if they save the money from that amount.

Then, if your child is creating a fuss over a toy which you think is pretty expensive or not necessary for the moment, don’t deny your child straight forward, instead ask him/her to collect the money for the same. In this manner they’ll come to know that how much time it takes to collect that particular sum of money and in the process, somewhere they’ll realize its value.

Try and pay your bills in front of your child. So that they know, nothing comes for free. If they are using telephone, watching television or even opening and closing the refrigerator every time they’re passing by the kitchen, they have a price to pay.

One can opt for reasonable stores while shopping for the kids. Because your kids are in a growing stage and secondly they judge the quantity of products purchased for them.

Try and involve your child with your own shopping. Tell them what you are interested in buying and then see the excitement on their faces when they select the things for you. This activity makes them feel important and that their choices do matter to you.

So Happy Shopping!!


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Dr. Pooja Singh
St Edmund's School,
Sector-5, Jawahar Nagar,
Jaipur (Rajasthan), INDIA.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Education can shape the future of any country.

‘Tomorrow’s Challenges shape Today’s Education.’

Education is not just one of the but the most important dominion of our national life. Needless to reiterate that education holds the key to development and progress in every sphere of our existence. It is the power of knowledge that fueled Man’s progress and it is the insatiable appetite for knowledge that keeps us advancing, moving forward and crossing into new frontiers.

It is a general perception of masses that the students are the future of the country so it is necessary that students prove themselves capable to shoulder responsibilities in all the fields and lead the nation towards the correct path of progress.

In olden days the requirements were limited and man used to do all the work manually as his mere aim was to survive. Consequently with the advancement of science, research and technology, the world is moving very fast and in fact has shrunk due to the effects of scientific inventions. Now the time has come to change our mentality and people are to be educated and made professionally competent for enabling them to contribute in the development of the nation. That can be possible only by improving the educational standard, upgrading the quality of expertise to qualify the youth to work skillfully, streamlining the progress of the country.

The long term returns and benefits of investment in education, training and human resources development have been quite phenomenal and are evident from the fantastic growth and development of the nations such as Japan, Canada, America etc.

To sum up, education aims at proper integration and harmony between feeling, thinking and doing. It provides proper orientation and positive steps which are actually the need of an hour to engage the youth of any country in nation-building activities. Their zeal, enthusiasm and energy need to be channelized in social reconstruction as the younger generation, which is more flexible, sensitive and dynamic can do wonders if properly guided and motivated through education.


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Dr. Pooja Singh
St Edmund's School,
Sector-5, Jawahar Nagar,
Jaipur (Rajasthan), INDIA.

Indian Education System

‘Education is what survives, when what has been learnt has been forgotten.’

The education system in India is considered to be one of the largest and most ancient ones in the world .The history of the education system in India dates back to the first centuries, when the young children were taught in the ‘Gurukuls’ and ‘Guru-Shishya’ system was the most common means of education After that famous universities like Nalanda, Takshashila, Ujjain and Vikramshila came into existence and enhance the scope of students. In modern times, the education system in India is divided into different stages or levels which are been provided in numerous schools, colleges, universities and other institutions.

Indian schooling takes basically fourteen years from child’s lifetime, starting with the nursery classes where a child learns the basic alphabets of English and other tools of the basic subjects. The idea is to develop the capability of recognizing and understanding the things around the kids. As the student gets promoted to the higher classes, he comes to know about the various aspects of our society. All this time, it’s not just the books that are included in the course curriculum to develop in him the skills of being a hard working child that believes to go deep in to the concept rather than becoming just a regurgitate, sports and other cultural activities are also added up in the day routine so that the refreshment along with the development of new skills may be developed in the child. Here I must not forget to add a new plan of CBSE for the class IX onwards students which is called CCE, Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation, in which the student will be evaluated regularly and diagnosed frequently not only on the basis of his performance in academics but his interest in extracurricular activities and complete behavior towards the environment.

India's higher education system is the third largest in the world, after China and the United States. The main governing body at the tertiary level enforces its standards, advises the government, and helps coordinate between the centre and the state. Some institutions of India, such as the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), have been globally acclaimed for their standard of education. The IITs enroll about 8000 students annually and the alumni have contributed to both the growth of the private sector and the public sectors of India.

With its plurality and paradoxes, India never ceases to fascinate. And education in India is only on among various other elements that have captured the attention of the world. While the United Nations is worried about the presence of a large number of illiterates, various other countries are amazed by the quality of some of the human resources that the Indian education system has produced. From an integrated and synergic viewpoint. Educational system constitutes the foundation of the legal, administrative, civic and developmental domains of unfolding India of tomorrow.

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Dr. Pooja Singh
St Edmund's School,
Sector-5, Jawahar Nagar,
Jaipur (Rajasthan), INDIA.