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Challenges with Toddler Behavior and Solutions

Toddlers in the age group of 2 -3 years are on the verge of self exploration and realization of their individuality. Well, this is the age when they try to act independently and communicate what they want and what they don’t. As they are in the process of developing language skills, it helps them communicate their wants and needs as well. Even though self control is still what they are not able to manage as they cannot understand logic. This is the time when the toddler needs parental guidance in channelizing his or her energies in the right direction and controlling emotions.
Challenges with Toddler Behavior and Solutions

Managing Strong Feelings

You might not be aware but emotions of children particularly toddlers are complicated. Again a lot the experience is new to them as they have just begun understand happiness, sadness, anger, pride and other feelings. With older toddlers its again different because their feelings keeping changing instantly. Hence, your guidance would help them out. Here are a few signals that can help you understand if your child is struggling with his or her emotions and whether he is learning to manage his or her feelings.

Not able to Manage Feelings
1. The child says no to stuff she wants like if you offer to give favorite candies the child denies.
2. When he/she can figure out to put the puzzles together he/she seems frustrated.
3. When he / she gets angry he/she hits herself/himself
4. Sticks to one particular choice (If favorite pink jacket is in laundry would not settle for any other substitute)
5. Gets frustrated if you go against her way

Able to manage feelings
1. If he/she wants helps asks for it
2. Reassures him/her if frightened or sad.
3. Uses words like ‘I am happy’ or I am sad to convey the mood.
4. Re visits a stressful event like doctors visit
When the child is not able to manage feelings, he need to learn to do it and with better language skills they are able to do so as they grow but you guidance and help them to a great extent. Here are few tips on how you can contribute to your child’s self control regime.

Talking it out
Talking about feelings can help a lot in the matter. You may as well involve some story telling in the same. For example look at the cat, she seems unhappy because the dog took away her food. Furthermore, sharing your own feelings can work as well. For example, Can you help me clean up the mess, I spilt some milk and I am frustrated about it. Thank-you, for your help. It feels nice.
Once your child learn to express feelings, he/she can be taught to deal with them. For example if your child is upset because his friends left early, you can ask him/her to draw something for his/her friends.

Offer Solutions
Managing different feelings is not what kids can do all by their self. You can make them name what they are feeling and offer a solution to it. For example if you child gets angry when you switch off the television or take away the tablet from him/her, tell ‘you are angry it seems because I took away your tablet’ What you can do is either jump up and down or you can go and sleep with your cushion or teddy bear there. You will feel better. This way the child will learn how to deal with anger in an appropriate manner. The most important part is to teach your child to manage strong feeling in non violent and healthy way.

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5 Simple Tips To Help You Limit Screen Time Of Your Toddlers

Today, every parent is apparently facing this situation and many of them are seeking a way out as well. It is about limiting your infant, toddler or kid from screens like television, tablets and mobile. Many of you who are parents of two or more kids are well aware of the crankiness and tantrums that you have to deal with them in the early ages primarily. The most difficult part is that even we are so much used to screens that limiting our kids becomes all the more difficult when we ourselves ain’t able to do it ourselves. Now, for the solution. The solution is basically all about engaging your child into an activity that enhances his or her creative, cognitive and motor skills.

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Here are a few tips to help you get your kids engaged into productive activities and play and drive them away from the idiot box and other smaller screens.

Story Telling – The great Albert Einstein said ‘ If you want your children to be intelligent read fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read more fairy tales. It holds true because stories are a powerful medium in it self. Read them or tell them with actions so that they get engrossed. As they grow up they will develop interest in reading as well.

Outdoor Sports – Playing is an integral part of childhood. So, enroll your child into some outdoor sports. It could be playing with friends in the park and some dedicated sports as well. Sports keep kids engaged and fit and most of the kids do love playing so they would eagerly

Hobbies – There’s music, dance, art, craft, painting, pottery, cooking and many choices for your kid. As per his or her interest pick up some hobby activity for your child. This way your child will be engaged in creative activities that will further help him or her hone their creative abilities.

Out of reach – Once the screen time is over keep your mobiles or tablets or ipads in placing where kids can’t see them. This will keep them divert their attention to the activities your trying to engage them in.

Family Time – Go out, trekking, hiking, to a zoo or a super market or a mall for that matter with your kids together. This will help you bond with your kids and vice a versa. This will keep them engaged and will teach them the importance of spending time together with family as well. Besides, it will limit their screen time as well.

It might seem difficult initially to keep your kids away from the screen but trying out these ways, slowly and eventually these should work well and help bring out the best from within your kids. Having said that, it is equally important for you as parents to set an example by limiting screen time be it mobile, tablets, ipads or television for yourself as well. We all know that kids pick up a lot from elders so we need to follow what we preach. It works best only then.

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Tips on Buying Montessori Toys

Kids and toddlers love playing with toys. Toys not only engage them, but also help hone their motor skills, cognitive skills and more. While buying toys for Toddlers though, its important to keep a few points in mind so that not only does your kid make optimum use of them but also stays safe while using them.

Material Type – The material used in manufacture of the toys needs to be taken into consideration while buying toys because for example plastic toys come under different quality or grades. Good quality plastic that abides to the specifications of child safety and has safety specifications printed over it that the plastic is safe for kids, is advisable to buy. Still better, go for products made from natural products like wood, wool and wicker.

Creativity Boosters - Do ensure that the toys to purchase enhance some or the other skills of the child or to put it in another ways, help in child development in some way or the other. One such important skill is Creativity. So, do choose toys that help in instigating the creative side of the child.

Language and Problem Solvers - Interesting toys that help them develop their language and conversation skills and at the same time interest or engage them are a big yes. Additionally, puzzles, classification of objects, sorting and matching exercises work really well in child development. So, going for these toys is a good idea.

Daily Life utility Stuff - You may have experienced at some point or other your little toddler asking for your roller pin or mortar and pestle or a spatula and a pan to play with. This is because children want to try out things that they see in their day to day lives. So, one of the best efforts in child development comes in form of buying them daily utility toys like a kitchen set that includes kettles, tea pot, cups and saucers for example. You simply need to observe what interests them more and buy them those toys.

Think Long Term - We all know that kids stuff is generally highly expensive. So, while buying them toys do choose such toys that can be useful to your kid for a long duration and not just a few months here and there. For example beeds that helps kids count, sort and identify colors and shapes can be used by age groups 2 -5 years easily. This will help you use your funds optimally.

Well, providing your kids with the right accessories or toys is important but equally important is providing your child an equally helpful environment and your time.


Fitness and Learning Go Hand in Hand For Kids

Considering lifestyle of us Indians today, obesity is a major issue arising out of it and not only are the adults bearing a brunt of this monster called obesity but so are the children, around the globe as well as in India. The major reasons are sedentary lifestyle and junk foods. So, how do we tackle this grave issue called obesity that has been spreading its claws across the country? Physical exercise is one of the possible answers to this question. Additionally, neurology experts in USA have claimed that exercise not only helps in regulating the blood flow but it also helps in promoting neurogenesis, a process that is known to generate neurons in the brain. To say the least, it helps a child’s developing brain.
Here is a run down on how you can kill two birds with one stone; meaning how exercise not only helps in physical fitness and growth of your child but also helps in his/ her brain development.

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Cognitive Skills
Here is an important piece of information about the inter-relation of exercise and attention paying or concentration ability. Apparently, exercise or engaging in physical activities helps increase concentration, thus improving cognitive control – ability of paying attention. It is particularly useful for kids who face difficulties with concentrating, for example, kids with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactive disorders) face grave difficulty in paying attention. But, an exercise session before a task that requires attention, helps them increase or rather control their attention span.

Blood Flow Regulation
While a healthy diet is responsible for increased blood flow, exercise is an activity that helps maintain it. A better flow of blood ensures a fit body and also helps in brain development as it increases the flow of blood to the brain, reduces stress levels due to increased levels of neropinephrine and endorphins and affects mood states positively.

Decreased Cardiovascular Risk
Regularly exercising in childhood can help reduce the risks of cardiovascular diseases in adulthood. It is also responsible for improving quality of life associated with health.

In this age when academic pressures on children are rising by leaps and bounds, mental health and physical fitness go hand in hand in keeping kids mind and body at peace. Exercise, thus plays a significant role in keeping kids physical active, away from obesity and mentally fit as well.

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Why is Vydehi One of The Best Schools in Whitefield, Bangalore?

Whitefield is one of areas in Bangalore which has many corporate parks, IT hubs, offices of corporate giants and hence is densely populated. There are many schools also in and around the area. One such school which is taking the ratings by storm is Vydehi School of Excellence. In just a few years of its inception, this school has made a mark for itself. Today, it has already found its place in the top 10 schools of Whitefield.

Its pretty much an achievement, because Vydehi School of Excellence, a part of Vydehi group was founded not long before in the year 2009. In a short span of 6 years the school has earned itself immense recognition and popularity, primarily due to its holistic approach and international standards.

With a mission of fostering young minds to create leaders of tomorrow and instill in them values and etiquettes that last forever, Vydehi School of Excellence has crafted a curriculum that is a perfect concoction of scholastic and non scholastic activities. The school focuses on unleashing every child’s potential through comprehensive development that includes physical, social and moral aspects. Extra curricular abilities are also given equal emphasis and include sports and creative activities. Experiential learning forms an integral part of its education program. The quality teaching methodology and learned faculty.

With a clinical Psychologist and a dietician on board, it takes due care of mental health of its children and food habits as well. The lip-smacking menu offered is created after general medical evaluation and parents consultation. It is based on the recommendations of the dietician and is a healthy balance of nutrients needed for growing children.

Vydehi School of excellence is spread across an expansive campus of over 200,000 sqft and is all equipped with hi-tech facilities that include smart digital classrooms, fully equipped computer labs, well stocked library and media room, advanced learning labs for Mathematics, Science and English Subjects, CCTV surveillance round the clock and GPS connected transport.

Above all, what makes this school one of the most sought after schools in whitefield is its affordability inspite of such extravagant facilities it provides. This is only because the preliminary objective of Vydehi group while conceptualizing this educational setup has solely been imparting high quality education to grassroot levels of the society. Just like their other endeavors be it Institute of medical, dental and nursing sciences, Vydehi Hospital or more, it is primarily about serving the society and hence, the fee structure has been set in such a way that it is within reach of the middle class people who aspire to provide high quality education to their children, but finances serve as big road blocks while trying to realize them.

In a nutshell, Vydehi School is an outstanding educational platform for fostering young minds through holistic education and truly so – a school of excellence.


What To Do In the Summer Holidays ? – Hobbies and Activities

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It is nearly time for final examinations in schools, a harbinger or herald of the approaching summer holidays as well. With kids eagerly waiting for their holidays to begin, it is also time when parents start thinking around engaging programs or activities for their kids.

There are apparently many options available for making the summer holidays of your kids interesting, entertaining and get them to learn at the same time. But, while enrolling them to summer programs, as a parent you need to be well aware of the interests of your child as well. For example, if your kid loves dancing but is not into cricket and you enroll him for cricket, he or she probably is not going to make the most of this opportunity. Instead if you focus of enrolling them to activities of their interests, you’d probably get better results.

ENROLLMENTS
As per your child’s interests you can enroll him/her to various different hobby classes during the summers. These classes usually consume only 1 or 2 hours a day for around 5 days a week.

Hobby Classes
Hobby classes like Dancing (western or classical), Singing (classical, semi classical, pop, western, learning musical instrument), Art (sketching, painting), Craft (embroidery, fabric painting, pottery, sculpting & more) are undertaken at many hobby centres across the city. You may simply google up such classes to find one nearby, so that commuting is not much of a problem as well.

Sports & Games
It could either be outdoor or indoor sports or a mix of both. An hour or two daily into a particular sport or two, for example badminton, tennis, table tennis, soccer, cricket, chess, carom, karate, etc. could be fun based summer activity for your kids.

ACTIVITIES
Apart from hobby classes, it is very important for parents to spent time with their kids. This is probably your best chance.

Outdoor Activities
Getting into outdoor activities that involve the entire family is definitely a great idea. Outdoor activities could include stuff like a handball game at the beach, joining in with your kids in making sand castles, skating around, sun bathing, boating, snorkelling or even scuba diving, etc. Experience some excitement and thrill during the holidays with hiking, biking or trekking to nearby places with your kids, source of a lot of fun and memories indeed.

Indoor Activities
When at home in the summer, go for some indoor games with your kids, indulge into some creative activities, get cooking up some easy snacks or baking with them. This will go a long way in building up their teamwork spirit and their bond with you. Simple activities like making pizzas, cookies, fabric painting activities, reading books, story telling sessions and more could be quite a learning and enjoyable experience for your kids.

All these summer time programs or activities are not only going engage your children and make optimum use of their idle time but it is an opportunity for them to learn new stuff, probably a point of self realization about inclination to a particular interest, but more importantly a time of family bonding and nurturing relationships that is further going to help them in moulding their personalities in a positive way.

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Your Ultimate Guide To Effective Parenting

Parenting is a responsibility that needs to be handled responsibly. Dealing with children is more like pottery. The technique of your hand decides the shape of the pot you are making. Hence, to get the best results, the technique you use to create the pot needs to be in place primarily. Obviously, it is a herculean task and requires enormous amount of energy, your valuable time and loads of patience. Parenting is more like an investment and is worth more than millions of bucks because if today you invest in your child, tomorrow you are sure to reap a golden harvest. Your child tomorrow is definitely going to be a person who can handle herself/himself during any sort of tough times, full of patience, in short ready to take on the world in his/ her stride. But, it is a matter of years before you get to see these amazing results.

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Here are a few tips to help you realize your parenting goals -

KNOW YOUR CHILD – Try to observe your child on a regular basis. This will help you know your child better and devise a parenting style or technique that suits your child type. You cannot have a one size fits all type of parenting style. The parenting style for an aggressive kid and a shy kid is totally different.

SPEND QUALITY TIME WITH YOUR CHILD – This is by far the most important part of parenting. Spending quality time with your child helps you develop a strong bonding with the child and makes your child feel safe, secure and connected to the parent. Be it family time, play time, meal time, vacations, weekends, etc. set aside time particularly for your child. It could be both the parents spending time with the child or turn by turn as well.

LOVE YOUR CHILD UNCONDITIONALLY – Every child is unique and has his/her own individual qualities and persona. Make your child feel loved by you irrespective of their performance. And let them know this and feel this, that you love them no matter what. This will certainly help in emotional development of the child.

DON’T PRESSURIZE YOUR CHILDREN – Let your children indulge in activities, sports they enjoy and not what you enjoy. Don’t pressurize them with studies and bug them with questions every day pertaining to studies, tests and exam outcomes. Also, there have been many instances where parents have not been able to fulfill their own dreams. This attrition is carried forward and parents put the burden of their own unfulfilled aspirations on their kids, in a bid to conform their own dreams, through their children. This is not done. Your children are individuals who are unique and have their own individual qualities, aspirations and dreams. Don’t burden them with yours. Let them be.

MANAGE THE IDIOT BOX – Continuous exposure to television affects the mental and creative development of your child. It does not mean you deprive them of television, but set a definite time limit for television. Also, focus on reading them story books and making them read as well as they grow. Try to inculcate their interest in reading, sports, socializing and other activities that nurture their imaginative, cognitive and creative skills. Apparently, Television time in a day should not be more than an hour for toddlers.

ENCOURAGE & MOTIVATE – Encouraging your child, rewarding him/ her goes a long way in instilling self confidence in them. So, from time to time, praise them, reward them with toys, make them feel good with a pat on the back, a kiss or a lovable touch.

DISCIPLINE & BEHAVIOR COMMUNICATION – It is very important for you to have clarity about desirable and undesirable behavior. This is also to be communicated clearly to the child. The child should know about repercussions of undesirable behavior. Set limits because discipline is equally important as warmth. This will help your children deal with matters of self control, impatience, frustration and more.

Undoubtedly, Parenting is a super responsibility and a huge investment. Put your best foot forward, give it your heart and see your children blossom their way into a bright and shining future. Happy Parenting.


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Admissions Open for the Academic Year 2015 – 2016 at Vydehi School of Excellence.
Student seeking admission to the Vydehi School of Excellence has to fill and submit an application on the prescribed form,which can be downloaded on our website.
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Few Important and Helpful Guidelines for Selecting the top CBSE Schools in Bangalore

It is a tough task for every parent to select the best CBSE school in metropolitan cities like Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, and other cities in India. Choosing the best among the top schools can be an extremely crucial decision.

It is important that you take the proper school environment into consideration in the present day household scenario. Most of the working parents don’t have enough time to spend with their kids. They are relying on schools for better education as well as guidance. However, there are several educational institutions coming up with offering good education with personality development. They also follow the perfect education curriculum and becoming extremely popular.

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With many top rated CBSE Schools, how can you decide on the best? Here are some helpful tips and guidelines that can be fruitful.

School Location and ambiance

Schools in Bangalore attract students from different locations with completely different cultures. The school should be located in conveniently and also offer you the peaceful ambiance.

There are several top CBSE schools in Bangalore have come up in beautiful locations. These schools have open spaces, boarding facilities with top class standards. Food served to the students is tasty and nutritious. On the other hand, schools should also have medical services for all emergencies.

Know about Teaching Faculties and curriculum

You can see course curriculum varies from one school to the other. Schools should have efficient and well educated faculties, who can guide students in a right way. They should be ready to offer special guidance to the students who were lagging.

Knowing about the extra-curricular activities offered

It is important that the school offers extra-curricular activities. Schools following a proper timetable for extra-curricular activities will have activities like science fests, inter-school competitions, sports tournaments, dancing, music and art, creative writing, etc.

If you are looking the for the top CBSE schools in Bangalore, make sure that you have done enough research, if possible online to gather enough information before looking into admission.