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Tips On Managing Fussy and Stubborn Children

As children grow, they keep changing, its not just physically, but mentally and emotionally too. A lot many behavioral changes occur in children and many of them even show a paradigm shift in behaviors with age. There are children who are calm and quiet at birth and as infants but turn the other way round when they cross 2.5 years of age and vice a versa. Managing children and their changing moods and habits can be quite a nerve wrecking challenge. But, keep your head cool and working out a suitable solution can help ease this challenge to a great extent.

Fussy and Stubborn Children

Here’s a sneak peek into some tips that could help you out of these fussy eating habits of your children

Introduce Variety Early On – If you don’t introduce the child to a variety of foods early on it will be real difficult to you later on. You may use a fun filled way to introduce your child to a new variety of food. Like closing your child’s eyes and asking the child to recognize food before they eat.

The reward way out – You can create an activity where you introduce your child to new foods and ask them to try it out. Each time they do it properly reward them with a sticker. Tell them once they collect five stickers they’ll get a reward they love. Keep it as their favorite food or snack.

Good Looks Attract – Try to do innovative stuff with your food. Make it look good so that the kid gets attracted to it and wants to have it. So if the veggies they do not like are on the plate at-least make it a point that they are alluring enough.

Cook Veggies Smartly– You can create some recipes that your child prefers using the veggies that he or she hates to eat. For example you can use carrots and green peas or beet, grate it off and mix it with idli batter before you make them some idlis to eat. You may also give a little dip they love like sauces or chutneys alongside.

Managing Meal Times

Eating Alarm – Just before 15 minutes of mealtime, let them know about it. The child might as well need some time to transit through the earlier activity to eating.

Fixed Routine – Fix a mealtime and abide by it most of the time. So, the child is pretty much aware of what is coming around that time

Pleasant Times – In order to make your child take meals properly its important to make the time that they spend for meal, pleasant for them. So, stay away from arguments or negativity at that time.

Usually a toddlers can be served about three meals and two snacks. But, be careful not to offer snacks just before meal time. Also, if a child does not take a certain meal, you may offer nutritious snacks post meal and then offer the second meal. Mostly the kid would eat what is served if he or she haven’t eaten properly during the first meal. Additionally, if that’s not working you may well visit your pediatrician and get your toddlers checked for any health issues. Also, there are some appetite boosters available online. Your pediatrician might prescribe you if required, but do not try anything out without consulting your pediatrician.


IT Quiz – VISTA 2017-18

Vydehi School Of Excellence conducted Inter School IT Quiz – VISTA 2017-18 on Wednesday, 10th January, 2018. The quiz-master for the Vista was Mr Vinay Mudliar. Mr. Vinay, founder of Mindcogs a prominent Quiz venture, has the distinction of being the only Quiz-master in the country associated with Encyclopedia Britannica Oxford University Press. He has also been associated with the CBSE Board, ICSE Board in imparting knowledge through Quizzes across the country.


Annual Sports Meet – Finestra Sul Monodo

TALENT WIN GAMES, BUT TEAM WORK AND PERSEVERANCE WINS CHAMPIONSHIP”

Keeping up the spirit Vydehi School Of Excellence celebrated The Annual Sports Meet- FINESTRA SUL MONODO – Window to the world of Sports on 13th January, 2018. The day was marked as a journey of self-discovery for each child in the field of Sports.


Finestra Sul Mondo-Pre-Primary Annual Sports meet

Vydehi we believe that sports is an integral part of our holistic education as sports fosters competitive spirit, team work, discipline and above all sportsmanship. Vydehi School of Excellence organized Annual Sports meet “Finestra Sul Mondo” for Pre-Primary on 9th of December 2017.


Discipline Issues and Spanking

Many of us parents do spank children but is it needed or not is a question that ponders many of us. Is spanking the way to instilling discipline in your child. The answer actually is might just be no for some and yes for some. But, practically speaking if done in a controlled manner, spanking could work well. Though, you have to avoid panicky behavior and be mindful of how you manage your child and get him learn to be one. Again even using it needs to be limited to need basis.

Discipline Issues and Spanking

First Warn Always – Verbally warning your child is the first step before you spank your child. A warning signal can help you avoid the spanking alternative, as your child will slowly learn that if he or she would not listen then there will be consequences that follow in form of a spank.

Responsibility – Usually when kids are upto something that’s not right and do it, you ask them about why they did it but this would not be of great help as the child does not have an answer to it. Asking them about what wrong they did is like enforcing the responsibility in him or her. Then you can warn with a last chance before spanking about it.

Say if it Hurts – Its not always that you get angry always due to your kids behavioral issues, it can leave you disappointed and heart. At such a time its important to convey this feeling to your kids. At times if you feel like crying on their behavior, you may do it as well because seeing tears in their eyes can make them understand their parent’s grief and work on it.

Spank Responsibly – Spanking if the need be should be done within limits only or else your kids will get use to it as well and get out of your reach. You have to understand that the spanking has to be just like a sting and not more that that. You need to take care of the child’s body as well. Eventually it will be decreased once your kids learn to think abstractly. Though after spanking you can show your love to your child and ask him he he wants to repent on the same. This way you make them know that you are spanking them for a reason and only.

Unconditional Love – As important It can be to spank your child at time, it might be of same importance to provide unconditional love and even more so. So, after your round of discipline, do take your child in your arms, hug or cuddle him/her. The child will eventually understand that you love him/her loads and the spanking is only to regulate their behavior.

Instilling discipline is children plays and important part in all through their young age and whole of their life.

The parent-teacher association of Vydehi School of Excellence is an active body of the School. Every parent and teacher is a member of the association, as VSE strongly believes that parents and teachers must work together with children to improve the quality of education.


Managing Behavior of Your Children

It is not unknown, that managing kids through their growing up years has never been an easy job. Ask any parent about it and the answer will be mostly that it is very challenging to manage kids in their growing up years. Though, children are naughty and this behavior is quite natural, managing them properly is quite important.

Managing Behavior of Your Children

Here are a few tips on how you can deal with misbehavior of your kids.
Give Time – Your time is probably the best gift a child could get. More so in the present times when children have working parents. Children need attention and if you are not giving them attention they would find out ways sometimes to garner your attention. So, give them as much time you can and engage with them through play or conversation.

Setting Rules – This is one of the most important points to be considered. A clear set of rules need to be made and explained to your child. Though it is advisable that you don’t overload them with many many rules but have some really necessary ones. If you child is young, you need to explain them the rules in a language they can clearly understand.

Rewards – Reward your kids for good behavior but not with toys or food but with feelings, praises and applauds, smileys on their hand or stars or playing their favorite book and likes.

Consequences – As much important it is to set realistic and clear rules and put them across to the child, it is important to explain your child about the consequences as well. These rules have to be reinforced continuously even if they are small and simple ones. One of the examples would be when your child destroys something that is important, you have to ask the child to work that suits the child for it.

Consistency - Children never tend to follow rules and it is only repetition or consistency in the rules that could help you discipline your child in a certain way.

Self Regulation – Children do follow foot steps of kids and hence you as a parent need to follow what you preach. If you tend to disrespect or shout at your child all the time and not handle the situation calmly, then your child is most likely to follow you foot steps. So, take care of your own behavior before trying to regulate your child’s behavior.

Vydehi School of Excellence has been awarded with the British Council International School Award for the period 2015-18.


Story Telling – The Best Gift You Can Give Your Children

Story telling is apparently not new and has been here since the beginning of the times. We all as children have heard stories from our parents and grand parents particularly when young. But, with the advent of new technology based gadgets like TV’s, tablets and mobiles, with the surge in nuclear families and the work loads that couples have leaves them with rather less or no time to look beyond cartoons and video games. Many of us Parent might as well have had fond memories of cuddling into our granny’s lap and asking her to tell you a fairytale. Even the great Einstein has said this about story telling – If you want to make your children intelligent, tell fairy-tales to them, if you want them to be more intelligent, tell more stories to them. So, the point is story telling does come packed with loads of benefits which are rather unknown to many of us. Well, lets just review some of these then so that if you haven’t already started telling stories to your child, you do get started asap.

Story Telling - The Best Gift You Can Give Your Children

Enhances Language Skills – When you read stories to your children, loud, slow and clear, your kids get an opportunity to come across new words. This is how you in a way help them build their vocabulary or say their word bank. With new stories come new words and these new words and pronunciation get archived in your child’s virtual word bank in some corner of their brain.

Betters Memory – Story telling is a memory enhancement exercise because children children have to remember certain key plot points. Even asking question during story telling and post it helps.

Enhances their Creative skills and Imagination – When you tell stories to your children, there are no visuals to support these stories. As a result children learn to imagine or visualize the story. This enhances their imaginative and creative skills. You can even ask your children to draw pictures around it after you tell them stories.

Helps with cultural Understanding – When you tell stories of your childhood, it gives them a chance to explore their own cultures and develop empathy towards people, places or situations that they haven’t been.

Besides story telling helps helps in instilling the love for reading which can help them all along their life span, improve listening skills, their concentration and engagement as well as developing your mutual bond.

Well, if you haven’t started it already, do it now because it is surely help your kids all their life.

Vydehi School is founded upon the conviction that young minds are extremely curious about everything that surround them. They are at a stage of constant development. They are always keen to learn, create and develop. With strong support to their ideas, their unique potentials can be molded effectively.


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.

Vydehi School is founded upon the conviction that young minds are extremely curious about everything that surround them. They are at a stage of constant development. They are always keen to learn, create and develop. With strong support to their ideas, their unique potentials can be molded effectively.


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.

child-less-screen-time

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.

Vydehi School of Excellence – A pre-kindergarten through Grade XII coeducational day school in Whitefield, Bangalore affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).


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