In his new book, "The Yes Brain", Dr. Dan Siegel talks about finding the "yes" to creatively relate to your child thereby encouraging them to be resilient. Starting with a "NO" shuts them down thereby creating a "No Brain" state which threatens them. Its an approach th...

As a parent, you want your children to be successful. But often we force our personal definition of success onto them and find vicarious pleasures in pushing them in that direction.

Society correlates success with financial wealth or fame and thats the value we try and...

Summer is right around the corner and information about summer camps are all abound, choking my mail as well as my e-mail, one flyer at a time.

But I have decided - THIS SUMMER MY CHILDREN ARE GOING TO GET BORED...

I have decided that for the two months of summer,...

What is Emotional Intelligence (EI) and Why is it Important?

Emotional Intelligence is the ability to  identify and manage one's own emotions and also understand the emotions of others. It consists of three parts:

1) Emotional Awareness: The ability to understand and ide...

1. Encourage a love of Books:

Start as early as when the child is born. Start reading with bath books. Choose books for them to read till they are much older. Introduce them to different literatures. Go to libraries and book stores together. It has an association of war...

When I imagine childhood, I think Calvin and Hobbes. I imagine flights of imagination, constant expression, adventure and a thrill of exploring the world in my own brain. I imagine Charlie Brown and Snoopy and the endlessness of their free time which is unaccounted for...

Day 2 of creativity is an interesting exercise to stretch your limits. Do it as a family and let your imagination go wild.

Exercise:

Ever been in a zoo and seen two animals looking at each other or looking back at you or seemingly in a conversation with each other. Did y...

 One of the primary methods of maintaining creative fire is to unleash that poet within. You can do this exercise as a family.

Your first day of creativity is all about creating a haiku. What is a haiku?

A haiku is a form of poetry that follows these simple rules:

3 lines

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