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Dr Shayama Chona

I am worth it

All children are created worthy, and must be given the right to personal respect and dignity. It can be done! Unfortunately, the current epidemic of self doubt, which runs rampant in our society today, is the result of a totally unjust and…

Developing EQ through Story Telling

Our thoughts are the easiest way to change the way we feel. I would call the present generation of children as high risk kids. There will be very few children who will not fall in this category. In the good old days our parents prepared us…

Disciplining the Child

Our children are growing up in an age of plenty. The parents meet their demands as if it is an order from the Lord Almighty. In these circumstances disciplining the children is a huge issue but good discipline is the need of the hour for a…

A child has a mind

How is a small child’s intelligence built up? Is he or she born with an empty mind? Or the impressions received from the external objects knock upon and as it were, force open the gates of the senses. They then settle down in the psychic…

Violence Among Children

Parents’ greatest concern in recent years has been about violence and their children. We are seeing assassinations, riots and mob action all over the world. Witnessing these events on television has emphasised vividly the existence of…

The role of teacher

I would like to honour the work our teachers do. They must be saluted for the sacrifices they make and applauded for their commitment to our children. The progress of our nation depends on our education system. Unfortunately, our system is…

Hear Your Child out: It Works!

It is important to remember that children experience anxiety in their own individual way. Most children find it calming to be able to talk about their anxiety and to explain to their parents what they think is causing these feelings.…