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Cultural differences in parenting styles

What are parenting styles? In the 1960’s, Diana Baumrind conducted a landmark study on parenting styles which she defined are determined by a parent’s balance of responsiveness and demandingness. She...

Enhance your child’s learning potential through an Intentional Curriculum

When children are treated as individuals with unique needs, it becomes clear that a ‘one-size-fits-all’ curriculum is quite ineffective. This is especially the case with younger children, as they have...

How self-explanation stimulates complex processing

Asking children to think about the right questions plays a large role in developing their critical thinking skills. Similarly, teaching your children how to ask themselves the right question can...

Local vs International Schools - what’s the difference?

Within the age-old dilemma of international vs local school, we believe it comes down to culture and beliefs (assuming you have a choice). Are international schools really worth it? Is...

How do I know if my baby is happy?

The curious case of newborns At the ages of around 0 – 2 months, newborns focus on making sure their caregiver meets their needs by crying. Generally, as long as...

The truth about baby brain development and screen time!

Children under the age of 3 undergo rapid periods of brain development; studies have shown that over 80% of a child’s brain is developed by the age of 3. If...

Why ‘agency’ is so important in play

Every parent knows that stage where your child wants complete control over what they do regardless of whether they can do it or not. Most parents come to a compromise-...

Supporting childrens’ sense of agency

What is a child’s sense of agency? In an educational framework, agency is broadly defined as the ability to influence events and make independent decisions that impact the world. We...

The benefits of active listening

Active listening vs Passive listening  Some parents might think “I listen to my child all the time!” But are you actively listening? A rule of thumb is that if you...
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