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Sanjiv Bhamre
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Learning is not pushing the child in the water....
Today, I was sitting near a swimming pool. It was painful for me to watch fathers trying to teach 'swimming' their 5 year old children. I watched three examples which should never be followed if you want your child to learn anything. One father was constant...

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Use Homeschooling option smartly
On 13 May, we interacted with Homeschooling parents to find out the pros and cons of Homeschooling.  Here is the summary of the important observations : Advantages of Homeschooling  1. Today's parents opt homeschooling when they want their child to focus on...

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Montessori 'teaches' the concept of number 1 to 10 to every child
When parents come for admission to Montessori, they often proudly claim that 'My child can recite 1 to 10'. I cannot tell them that the child is just remembering these numbers by rote. I find it difficult to disappoint them by saying that with the child's p...

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Curiosity becomes an enemy if ...
I had presumed that 'fear of failing' is visible late in Higher secondary school and later ages. I was therefore surprised, when i noticed in young children of 3-4 years age in a Montessori. Every child has a invisible 'challenge zone'. If the new task is '...

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Utilise freedom to inculcate discipline in the child
Generally, freedom and discipline are supposed to be opposites. This is because we have given our own meanings to these two words. While freedom is supposed to mean 'You can do whatever you want to', while discipline means 'do what adults say'. Image Credit...

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How to utilise Aptitude tests to help your child
This blog is based on the article Dick Bolles has written about usefulness of vocational tests . He is the author of a best seller, "What color is your parachute". It is a good summary of the usefulness of aptitude tests and how to benefit from them. In an ...

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Graduates are trained as athlete and are then forced to chose one sport
When a footballer plays his first match, he is using 100% of the knowledge and skills that he has gained while getting trained in playing football. So too other sportsman. Even musicians, who perform on the stage for the first time, use 100% of the content ...

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Designing and narrating stories for your child
Parents of children between age 3-6 must learn to design their own stories for their children, because the stories available in the market are either irrelevant or inadequate to meet the child's requirement.  Here are three reasons why you cannot use most o...
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