What’s Wrong With the US Education System?

Today is International Education Day, when we celebrate the role of education in peace and development. But to have the kind of impact it’s capable of having, education needs to be designed in a certain way, and that’s what we are exploring today: what makes the best education in the world the best, what plagues […]

Raising Teenagers: Challenges – And A Survival Kit

Raising a child ain’t easy, but raising a teenager… that’s really tricky! Today, peer pressure, cyberbullying, alcohol consumption and other challenges seem increasingly more of an issue among teens. All of which makes it tougher than ever to maintain a close relationship with your teenagers. How do you remain a strong and compassionate parent and […]

Parent helping her kid build confidence

How to Help Kids Build Self-Confidence

The best way to understand how people benefit from having developed a strong sense of self-confidence is to imagine the struggles of someone who hasn’t. You probably know someone who never reached their full potential due to chronic self-doubt. At the most basic level, self-confidence reduces the fear of failure and being overwhelmed by negative […]

Gifts That Don’t Cost A Dime – A Holiday Guide

‘Tis the season to be jolly, and big corporations know it! The moment Thanksgiving’s in the offing,  we’re bombarded with ads telling us how important it is to give, and that we should be rushing out to the stores to buy all these discounted items. Celebrate Christmas and New Year’s Eve the best way possible […]

Children are vulnerable to peer pressure but parents can help them learn to cope.

How to Help Your Kids Cope with Peer Pressure

“Peer pressure is pressure you put on yourself to fit in.” – Jeff Moore What Is Peer Pressure? Any type of direct influence that a peer group makes on a person is considered peer pressure. This influence can be established both verbally and through nonverbal communication. It can also be achieved through direct social interaction […]