Jan 12, 2018

Eight Ways to Make Public Speaking Easier for Your Child

Butterflies in stomach, sweaty palms, shivers down the spine- well, you would certainly know by now what I am talking about! If you are wondering why your otherwise confident, outgoing child goes in a freeze-mode when all eyes are on her, read further to know ways to make public speaking easier for your child.

Compelling, confident public speaking is a crucial skill that is often overlooked and under-developed in a child’s formative years, yet it can strongly impact how your child views themselves and how they develop and succeed. A self-assured child who can effectively address their classmates or an audience is likely to be seen in a more positive light by their peers and develop a stronger sense of self. Being able to speak confidently in front of a group of people is a valuable skill.

Frankly, aren’t we wired to be impressed by those who can express themselves better? Those children who can’t express themselves effectively are unfortunately left behind.

But as a parent, you can play an active role in assisting your child to survive and even thrive in these pressure-packed situations.

Here are 8 ways to make public speaking easier for your child:-

 

1.Give Wait Time

Give Wait Time

Most of the time we don’t give enough time to the child to respond and jibe in to finish what we intend to say. Now this works as a double sided sword. It not only breaks the flow of thoughts of the child in framing a sentence/response but also breaks the child’s confidence.

A great rule of thumb is to pause for at least 5-10 seconds for your child to answer. It gives your child time to process what they want to say.

 

2.Don’t Over Correct your Child

Over correcting is the exact opposite way of how to improve communication skills. The more you demand they say something right, the worse it may likely get.

 

3.Treat Your Child as a Full Communication Partner

Treat Your Child as a Full Communication Partner

Sounds tricky, right? That’s where you need to strike a balance. You need to talk to them as if they are adults but still remember they are children. ‘Talking with them like an adult’ doesn’t mean use adult vocabulary or information they won’t understand. It means take turns, use eye contact, and value what they say.

Don’t talk to them in baby talk all the time. It’s O.K. every now and again, but after they are about 10 months old, try to limit how much you do it.

It’s common among younger children to talk gibberish, which you don’t understand, but again, take your turn, make the best guess about what they are trying to convey and respond accordingly….even if you’re not sure what they’re talking about.

 

4.Practice Emotions

Practice Emotions

An important component of effective communication is the tone. Show your child that the same set of words can carry different meanings depending on her inflection and presentation. Pick up a phrase like – ” stop, don’t move ahead”. Now have your child say this phrase using different emotions -excitement, fear, shock, or anger, for example — and make up a scenario in which each expression of the phrase could be appropriately used.

 

5.Ask Open Ended Questions

Open ended questions are when the answer can be a variety of things and not answered by “yes” or “no”. These questions will teach your child how to think “hard” and reason for themselves.

Here are some examples of how to turn simple questions into open ended ones:

A. Question: Did you go to the store?

     Open Ended: Where did you go?

B. Question: Was that book good?

     Open Ended: What did you like about that book?

 

6.Play Fun Games

Play Fun Games

Remember the all-time favourite game of “antaakhshri”? While that was all about thinking of a song on-the-spot, incorporate games like extempore in your routine. Pick up a toy or object and let your child describe it in 1 minute (show & tell).  On a road journey, ask your child to speak about a particular car that he spots or describe the weather outside. It’s all about gaining confidence of speaking on random topics.While watching television together, talk about minute things like body language, articulation, expressions etc.

 

7.Talk Talk Talk

Make the most of daily activities where your child can build his comfort level naturally. For example, the next time your family goes out to eat, encourage him to order his meal from the waiter himself using a loud voice and clear articulation.

 

8.Praise Your Child for Talking

Praise Your Child for Talking

This is another one that needs to be balanced. You don’t need to tell your child how great they are talking after everything they say. Space it out. Tell them at least a few times a day. More when they’re younger. When they call something by the right name, say “Nice talking” or “You’re right that is a…” or “You are such a good talker”. For older children, you might compliment them when they use a new vocabulary word. You might say, “Hey, look at you using such a big vocabulary.”

 

Now, if you ask me when’s the right time to assist your child’s communication skills, I would say the right time to learn any life-skill is N-O-W!

You see, the right time to learn swimming is before you fall in the deep sea. Public speaking is an essential life skill every child needs to learn. If you ever get the right opportunity to pick up this invaluable life-skill from the right person, just don’t wait for the right time! And that would be one of the best investments for your child’s future and he/she will be grateful for your timely guidance.

And one such place that inculcates public speaking in children in a fun and natural way is Dolphin POD. Their carefully curated content and methodology, based on neuro-scientific methods, is aimed at makingchildren smarter, healthier, happier and better equipped to operate in the constantly evolving, ambitious and cohesive society. The pedagogy they follow of Play, Communication and Downtime involve activities and classes that helpchildren develop as confident and smart public speakers.

To know more about Dolphin POD and their philosophy, click here.

Being comfortable talking to others- whether one-on-one or in front of a group- will allow kids to better convey information, appear more confident, and make stronger social connections. And this acquired poise and increased command of public speaking will not only help them in school, but also empower them in any situation they encounter in life.

Source: Go Mommy!

 

Dec 21, 2017

A Sneak Peek into Asia’s First Life Skill Development Centre – Dolphin POD

Our little ones are constantly growing, learning and evolving, every single day of their lives. But children don’t need to be sitting behind a desk or computer screen to learn new skills. As parents, we need to nurture and inspire our child’s innate intelligence by empowering them to be self motivated through social connection, positive communication, critical thinking, creative expression and purposeful contribution- basically the 5 Cs that comprise the Consciousness Quotient of Life Skill.
Source : Go Mommy
Dec 15, 2017

Five Basic Life Skills Your Child Must Learn

As a mother I am always on a look out for something extra when it comes to the health of my children or their education and learning. Think of those health drinks- the ones that promise an extra dose of nutrition to boost your child’s health. Or those summer camps and art & craft classes- the ones that are categorised as ‘extra’ curricular activities. But what about those extra life skills that our children need to lead a successful, content and happy life?
Source : Go Mommy
Nov 16, 2017

Are You Parenting ‘The Dolphin Way’?

-Shimi K Kang (author and psychiatrist)

Many of the prevalent parenting styles today describe parents that “take over.” Whether it is the Tiger parent pushing piano, the Helicopter parent hovering over homework, the Bubble Wrap parent over-protecting, or the Snow-Plough parent shoving all obstacles out of the way — all of these models create an environment of external control and thereby diminish a child’s sense of internal control and self-motivation. Thus, I call ALL these styles “Tiger parents” because they are all authoritarian in nature. Children of such authoritarian tiger parents are at higher risk of anxiety, depression, entitlement, poor decision making, and difficulty establishing healthy independence.

On the other extreme, permissive Jellyfish parents’ lack rules, discipline, and expectations. Children of Jellyfish parents may turn to peers for guidance and fail to develop self-control. They are at higher risk of poor social skills, risk-taking behaviors, and substance abuse. Many modern parents flip-flop between Tiger and Jellyfish leaving their child with no consistent message.

The Dolphin Way is an intuitive approach that uses role modelling, guiding, and a healthy lifestyle to help children develop internal control and self-motivation. The Dolphin Way has two distinct parts: 1) A balanced authoritative parent-child relationship and 2) a balanced lifestyle, including what many of today’s kids are missing-play and exploration, a sense of community and contribution, and the basics of regular sleep, exercise, and rest. The very basics of Dolphin POD technique and it’s life skill program. These are the things Dolphins do every day that keep them healthy, happy, and motivated!

We all feel more motivated when we have had some sleep vs. being sleep deprived, I still spend a lot of time prescribing sleep to kids and parents alike. Other intrinsic motivators like play, exploration, social bonding, and helping others may be less obvious but they are just as effective in bringing us that sense of well-being.

Parents must stop overscheduling, overprotecting, and being over-competitive to allow their children the time and space to activate their own intrinsic motivators.

The Dolphin Way is based on the neuroscience of how the human brain works so if you are a human, it is guaranteed to work! Here are some guiding principles.

The Seven Guiding Principles of the Dolphin Way:

1. All parents love their children, but not all are bonded to their children. Bonding means seeing and knowing children for who they really are as individuals. Dolphin parents know the most effective and powerful parenting tool.

2. Dolphin parents are not authoritarian pushing parents or hovering Tiger parents (who stifle internal motivation) nor are we permissive spineless Jellyfish (who fail to cultivate impulse control),we recognize we are authority figures and use guidance, role modelling, and a balanced lifestyle to ensure the development of internal motivation, impulse control, and independence.

3. Dolphin parents know that health always comes first and thus we make a balanced lifestyle a priority. We do not compromise balance for anything and we bring back the three things many of today’s kids are missing. These can be remembered through P.O.D. = free unstructured Play, a sense of connection and contribution to Others, and Downtime of rest and sleep.

4. Dolphin parents do not live in fear of modern day pressures and we do not over-gather, over-protect, and over-compete. We believe life is a journey through ever-changing waters and cultivate internal motivation and the ability to adapt to navigate the challenges and opportunities of a rapidly changing 21st century.

5. Dolphin parents value IQ, EQ and especially CQ. CQ is the integration of IQ and EQ and are the core 21st century skills of creativity, communication, collaboration, contribution and critical thinking — all needed to constantly adapt for lifelong health, happiness, and success. Dolphin POD focuses on the development of these 5 Consciousness quotient skills.

6. Dolphin parents are holistic in our parenting. We look inward towards our intuition for answers and we also we seek knowledge and learn from others. We make decisions that “feel right” for our families and not because of “what everyone else is doing”.

7. Dolphin parents have the highest of expectations for our children and intend to guide them towards health, happiness, and a balanced life with meaning and purpose.

Although The Dolphin Way is called a “parent’s guide,” any human can benefit from it. The metaphor of the overbearing Tiger, permissive Jellyfish, and collaborative Dolphin can be applied to any interpersonal interaction — including the workplace. The neuroscience of how the human brain is naturally motivated is something that anyone can benefit from, and is something I speak frequently about at corporations, banks, and businesses. In a fast paced, ultra-competitive, and globally connected 21st century world, The Dolphin Way provides us the tools to stay balanced and acquire creativity, collaboration, communication, and critical thinking (CQ) – these skills are the key essentials for futuristic leaders. Dolphin POD works in collaboration to aim at a holistic development of kids and a guide to parents.

 

Nov 09, 2017

Downtime: Is your Child Getting Enough Real Downtime?

Children’s lives these days are fast-paced. With the increase in technology and various electronic gadgets, they no longer know how to give rest to their brain. Even in the free time, children of the 21st century indulge themselves with Xbox, mobiles, tablets or watching TV.
But where is the downtime? The time to just relax and enjoy their own company?

For most kids, life is far too fast-paced and overscheduled. They’re juggling homework, extracurricular activities, play dates and birthday parties.
And when a parent is told that their child needs downtime, the response usually is he is getting enough of it. He plays video games 2 hours or watches TV.
The surprise for most parents is, that this is not actually downtime. When a child is sitting in front of the screen or is indulged in games, he/she is still making optimum use of his critical thinking, problem solving and reasoning. The mind is still at work. This is one of the reasons that a child is unable to sleep properly or be attentive because scientifically brain needs time to be idle and kids are missing out on that aspect these days. The activity that they partake in are over exhausting rather than calming and the wavelength from them triggers the mind to stay active than retire.

Children these days are often bored easily because of their innate need to do something at all times. Practically proven that if a child is being asked to sit idle for 5mins that is the most difficult task to accomplish. Children need a little time with themselves in order to understand their emotions. Only when they understand it will they be able to comprehend and manage it.

Children nowadays are at higher risk of anxiety and depression due to lack of relaxation time. Kids – and especially teens – aren’t adept at regulating their own time, often sleeping too little and packing in too many activities. True downtime is an important opportunity to de-stress and relax.

Everything these days has become structured even the play. Kids have lost the sense of taking up tasks which has no instructions but are for the wellbeing. It is very important for the child to indulge in unstructured quiet times to understand their traits and nature in order for a brain development and emotional wellbeing.
If you see your child sleeping less, or having a lot of tantrums or is lazy, or moody, then it is time for you to re-evaluate his downtime to help him feel calm, happy and relaxed.

We at Dolphin POD, give immense focus on Downtime Activities which will help kids be successful, self-motivated with ease and no stress making them realize their potential to be great visionaries.

Nov 04, 2017

Want Successful Kids? Teach Them Gratitude

Dr Shimi K Kang (author and psychiatrist)

What are you grateful for today? This is the question I try to ask my three children before I tuck them into bed at night.

When I was younger, my mother established the same bedtime routine. Some nights I was more grateful than others, but the question always challenged me to think deeply about the positive aspects of my life. As the youngest of five children in a “non-privileged” immigrant family, everything I owned was a hand-me-down, so I learned to be grateful for other non-material things: a loving family, sincere friendships, inspiring siblings, helpful mentors and connection to my community. The powerful dialogue my mother and I generated about gratitude is among the keys to happiness and self-motivation. These discussions taught me how to count my blessings rather than add up to my problems.

Continuing with this bedtime tradition, my hope is to inspire my kids and the other kids at Dolphin POD centre the attitude for gratitude. I hope to teach them that gratitude is more than just saying “please” and “thank you.” Gratitude involves personal values, beliefs and the expression of appreciation toward others and the world we live in. Unfortunately many of today’s children do not grow up in environment that fosters important lessons about gratitude.

According to a national survey on gratitude commissioned by the John Templeton Foundation, gratitude levels are declining. A whopping 60 per cent of people are less likely to express gratitude than 100 years ago. Sadly, the national survey also indicates that 18- to 24-year-olds were less likely to express gratitude than any other age group and when they did display signs of appreciation, it was usually for self-serving reasons.

The Cisco Connected World Technology Report found one-third of college students were more grateful for their mobile devices than their access to food, shelter, or safety. When youth find value for their iPhones, MacBook Pros and GPS systems more than the necessities for survival, we can understand how the term “Generation Entitled” came to be.

Why are children becoming more entitled and less grateful? Perhaps, it’s because children are growing up without really knowing what gratitude is. In the national survey, 8-10 per cent of respondents indicated that no one has ever taught them the meaning of gratitude. Research shows that a child’s gratitude has its roots in a nurturing family environment. Given this, a good question for parents is: Is gratitude an attitude you are promoting for your child?

Let’s think of the perfectionistic “tiger” parent for a moment. I think it would be difficult to foster gratitude in an over-scheduled, over-competitive, and “#1 at all costs” tiger environment. Tiger parenting tendencies of building a child’s “outside” (i.e. external resume) take priority to developing the child’s “inside” (internal character and values). Can you imagine the tiger parent telling their child to not focus on the results of a task (i.e. winning the piano recital) but to have gratitude for the opportunity to learn to play music? As an adolescent psychiatrist, I’ve worked in sessions with countless kids who have achieved their cherished external goals, such as acceptance into a dance academy, sports team, or college of “their choice”– but whose lives are utterly devoid of internal joy. They tell me they feel that they’re just going through the motions of life for a fixed result, not living the journey of life. POD sessions help children understand that internal satisfaction is the most important aspect of life and with internal peace we lead a happier, successful and sustainable external living.

Throughout my new book, The Dolphin Way: A Parent’s Guide to Raising Healthy, Happy, and Self-Motivated Kids Without Turning Into a Tiger (Penguin Books), I show that instead of pushing towards “the best of everything,” let’s equip our children with the attributes they need to be self-motivated for health, happiness, and success. Time magazine did a comprehensive review of the subject of gratefulness and concluded that the scientifically proven benefits are many, such as better sleep, less depression, better ability to cope with stress and an improved sense of social relationships and happiness. At Dolphin POD centre, we use these tools for emotional wellbeing of the kids and to teach the kids importance of being grateful.

Create gratitude journals. A gratitude journal is a wonderful and scientifically proven way to guide your child towards health, happiness, and internal motivation. Kids proved me wrong and over the years, I have seen first-hand how a gratitude journal has been a consistently effective tool to shift kids thinking from negative to positive.

Role model and guide towards gratefulness. Remember the bedtime tradition I mentioned before? This is just one way to display and guide towards gratefulness. Discuss and share the things you are grateful for with your children. Write thank you cards, phone friends on their birthdays, and model other small acts of kindness in front of your children. Modelling gratitude will show your kids some of the ways gratitude can be expressed personally and towards others.

Serve others. A contribution to one’s community is a powerful tool for health, happiness, and self-motivation and I use it in my sessions. There is a reason why it feels so good to give. Connecting, sharing, and giving all stimulate happy hormones in our neural circuits.

Your role as a parent has a major impact on your child’s understanding of the word gratitude. Take the time to reflect on your own attitude of gratitude and how you project your views onto your children. If you think you are taking gratitude for granted, ask yourself the same question my mother asked me and I ask children: What are you grateful for today? Being grateful is one of the major aspect of POD sessions.

Oct 27, 2017

Why Making Mistakes Is Good For Your Kids

Dr Shimi K Kang(co-founder Dolphin POD)

Hockey great Wayne Gretzky often said “You miss every shot you don’t take.” The same is true for learning opportunities: if children decide against trying something, they will never know what they may be missing out on. However, trying new things means being comfortable making mistakes and failing. As children try new things, make mistakes and fail, they learn that not everything works out on the first or even the tenth time. Mistakes allow children an opportunity to stop and assess what they’re doing, and to consider what they can change in order to succeed next time.

Children who are exclusively rewarded for right answers or who are shunned or punished for making mistakes may become afraid of trying new things. Children are more open to learning and more willing to try harder when they are praised and rewarded for their efforts, not their results. A study by Dr. Carol Deuck and her team at Stanford University determined that children who are praised for their effort instead of “being smart” yield better test results.While parents often focus on a child’s successes, teaching a child how to take risks, and handle mistakes and failure is integral to your child’s growth.

This type of overprotection stifles creativity and deprives children of exploring their true potential. On the other extreme, permissive Jellyfish parents lack direction and guidance. Thus their children end up making too many mistakes and far too often. The balance of these extremes is the Dolphin parent who gives their child room for learning from exploration, trial and error and taking reasonable risks while still being connected and available when needed. For example, dolphins in nature purposely beech their young to teach them how to find a way back to safety — but all the while, they stay close by to help if needed. Similarly, at Dolphin POD centre, the coaches guide the kids and give them full freedom to create something new and make mistakes thereby being innovative and resilient.

Failure that spawns from experimenting is not actually a failure at all, but rather a learning opportunity for eventual success. Children who understand that failure is a necessary step towards success perform better. In fact, a study conducted by the American Psychological Association found that children are more likely to succeed in if they view failure as a step along the path to gaining knowledge.

Furthermore, when kids make moral mistakes — like cheating or stealing, parents would be wise not to rush in and judge them. Separate your child from the mistake and give them a chance to explain the situation. When you do, you are not shaming them as a person, but clearly not accepting of their behaviour. You can say “I will always love you, but I don’t like what you did.” This reinforces the fact that you are on their side and will be there to guide them in the future.

Although tempting at times, it is important that parents also don’t run in for the rescue. It is important for children to learn not to cover up their flaws, weaknesses and mistakes. Instead, they must learn that owning up to their mistakes takes courage and leads to personal credibility, as well as the eventual trust of others. It is inevitable that mistakes will occur.

Nevertheless, it is so important that children recognize the negative effects that stem from dishonesty and cover up. Ask them how they would like to make amends for what they have done and help them follow through. Guide your child to determine how they would respond in a similar situation next time. These open discussions can enhance your child’s schema of proper responses, and demonstrate to your child how much you value openness and honesty. Dolphin POD provides different ways in which a parent can guide their children and an insight for kids to recognise their mistakes and learn from it.

Making mistakes allow children to experience new things, fail, get back up, and figure things out. Ultimately, the ability for a child to handle mistakes and failure effectively will lead to the growth of their key traits learnt at Dolphin POD centre -critical thinking skills, creativity, independence, adaptability and resilience and character traits — humility, courage, empathy and respect.

#credits-huffing ton post

Oct 27, 2017

Dolphin Mom By Dr Shimi K Kang (co-founder of Dolphin POD)

I just accomplished my childhood dream of becoming an author, but my mom will not be able to read my book. You see my mom never went to school — not even grade one — so she can’t read well. Because of this, she never hovered over my homework and didn’t even know I applied to medical school when I was 19. My mom parented me (and my four siblings) simply with what she felt in her gut was right for her kids and family.

Dolphin Parenting describes the concept of following the intuition and taking decisions accordingly, as every individual have answers within them to every situation they need to tackle.

Like most parents of her generation and those that came before her, my mom raised her children by looking and listening to her parental intuition. As a psychiatrist, medical director and co-founder of Dolphin POD methodology, who has worked with thousands of kids and families over 10 years, I have seen first-hand how modern day parents are fast losing that knowledge gifted to us by nature.

Today’s trend of over-parenting is seriously under-preparing our children for a rapidly changing and ultra-competitive 21st century by interfering with their self-motivation and ability to adapt.Dolphin POD life skills program prepares the kids for the 21st century by enhancing their cognitive, emotional and social abilities.

Dolphin moms are balanced and collaborative. They are not over-controlling, overbearing tiger mom. Nor they are permissive, directionless jellyfish mom. They are the balance of these extremes and was firm yet flexible. They have rules and expectations — including clearly expecting us to do well in academics with respectful behavior. Yet, they also value the freedom to be kids, individual passions, and independent choices.

Dolphin moms do not overschedule. Dolphin moms do not over-instruct. They let their kids learn to play freely and vigorously. It was not until I became an expert on the science of self-motivation, did I realize the awesome power of play. Play is directly linked to the development of our brain’s powerful prefrontal cortex and helps a child develop vital social, intellectual, and emotional skills that cannot be acquired from any other activity and that is the reason why Play is an integral part of the POD philosophy.
Dolphin moms do not over-protect. They create a pod of support. My mom made sure I knew that connection and contribution is the centerpiece of our human culture. Dolphin moms encourage their children to bond to others in a meaningful way. This forms essential social skills, character, values, and a sense of community for themselves and their children. Dolphin moms adapt. They constantly adapted to her changing kids and their changing environment.

Dolphin moms have the highest of expectations for their kids. They expect their kids to do well in school but more importantly, to do well in life. They expect their kids to be independent yet fully connected to family and community. They expect kids to live a healthy life of balance, meaning, and purpose.
My mom was not my academic tutor who hovered over my homework nor was she my personal assistant, slave, or slave driver. As a dolphin mom; she guided me, not directed me. She encouraged me, not instructed me. She let me play freely but also had rules and responsibilities for me. She didn’t teach me math or spelling but she taught me values, role modelled balanced living and showed me the power of a pod.

As a mom of three myself, I have learned more about parenting from my mom than from my 15 years of academic training, my 12 years of clinical practice, and from all the books and blogs that I read. So although my mom will wait for the audio version of my book, The Dolphin Way: A Parent’s Guide to Raising Healthy, Happy, and Motivated Kids Without Turning Into a Tiger to come out, she doesn’t really need to as she has lived The Dolphin Way her whole life.

#credits Huffingtonpost

Oct 25, 2017

Why Social & Emotional Learning is the “Secret Sauce” to Success!

Social skills are falling, while child anxiety is on the rise

Time the Me Me Me Generation

Ninety-two percent of today’s super-connected youth (often dubbed “The Internet Generation”) go online daily, while 88% use a smartphone. Children are growing up in a world where social connections depend on a strong WiFi signal, and communication through text, instant messaging, and Snapchat are becoming the norm.

Research by Jean Twenge, a professor of psychology from San Diego State University, indicates that the social and emotional skills of youth are depleting, while rates of youth depression, social anxiety, and stress are on the rise.

 

A solution: Teach kids’ social & emotional skills early

In an article for Edutopia, Roger Weissberg, the Chief Knowledge Officer of the Collaborative for Academic, Social, & Emotional Learning (SEL), writes that social & emotional learning can enhance a student’s ability to succeed in school, careers, and life.

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SEL can be the most proactive initiative for mental health illness prevention, as research shows that this type of learning can reduce anxiety, substance abuse, suicide, depression, and violence, while increasing attendance, test scores and prosocial behaviours such as kindness, empathy and personal awareness.

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But, what are the benefits of SEL?

Show them what empathy looks like.

Challenge your child to be curious about other people’s feelings, perspectives, & actions. Use relatable figures, like their favourite storybook or movie characters, to discuss how they could be feeling during a conflict or challenge. Giving the opportunities to practice empathy can guide them to understand how they can step into someone else’s “shoes” to understand how they would feel or react if they were in the same situation.

Empathy

Discuss emotions regularly.

Feeling nervous, scared or anxious can be uncomfortable emotions to experience. Help your child navigate their emotions through healthy discussions & role modelling. If you’re feeling stressed, role model how you handle your own emotions, by letting your child know how you are feeling and positive steps you take to manage your emotions.

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Start a gratitude journal with your child.

Gratitude is connected to emotional stability and internal control. Sit down with your child and write or draw positive aspects of your day or things they are grateful for your life in a journal. This type of reflection aids in helping kids look on the bright side when they’re feeling down or overcoming a challenge. And, to see their parents are doing it too, might be the most powerful SEL trick of all!

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Watch Dr. Shimi Kang discuss the importance of emotional intelligence & find out more ways social & emotional learning can be integrated into your daily routine.

 

Oct 24, 2017

‘It’s not about bookish knowledge; it’s about being prepared for the future’

Dolphin Pod isn’t just a centre. It’s a path of new learning. It’s a new dimension that incorporates 21st-century tools to prepare children for their paths ahead. We don’t teach academics. Schools are doing a good job of that. We partner with the kids to realize their potential and prepare themselves mentally and emotionally. We have 12,000 sq ft of a free and protected play area with different modules for different age groups. Balance beams, tree houses, visual art therapy for sensory integration, hydrotherapy for revitalizing and maintaining good health, sand play therapy, and art therapy amongst our offerings. We have built new and dynamic ways to allow maximum growth with minimum stress.

Source : The Education Post