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Teach Your Child To Be Kind Starting This Christmas! Being kind is imperative and it's every parent's responsibility to make sure that they instil this important quality in their child. We all know that the world has become a meaner place

6 Things Every Parent Must Teach Their Child! Every parent wonders if they are doing enough to make a good impact on their child's life. Children are a reflection of their parents and it is, therefore, incumbent upon parents to set

6 Fun Indoor Easter Activities To Try With Your Little Ones This Easter! This year, for the second time in a row, we are celebrating Easter at home. Irrespective of the current situation, it's time to make this Easter a little

Your Guide To Sibling Rivalry If you have children you may have been faced with the issues of sibling rivalry. Sibling rivalry is a concern for almost every parent with two or more children. It is defined as competition and animosity

5 Imperative Topics To Discuss With You Teen As your child enters his/her teens there are some topics you MUST have with them even though they may not be easy to talk about. You need to have open and honest conversations

Healthy Disciplining - The Best Way To Discipline A Child! Disciplining a child is every parent's nightmare! It is a job that parents dislike as it takes a lot of patience and can be very taxing. Remember it is your duty

4 Biggest Parenting Challenges Faced By Every Parent Parenting can be the most wonderful & most rewarding job in the world but at the same time, it can be the most challenging and at times frustrating too. If you are a

Speech Development In Children Most parents confuse speech & language development. Speech is a verbal expression of language an easier way to understand this is it involves the way we form words and sounds. Whereas language is giving & getting

Understanding Mental Health In Children Just as physical health plays a vital role in the overall well being of a child so does the mental health. Good mental health is needed for a child to thrive and survive as it allows

Connection - The Heart of Your Relationship with Your Teen! - Written By Michelle Arscott Parenting teens…, everyone jokingly shudders at the thought! For parents of teens, it certainly is new territory and quite different from any other stage of parenting.

Back To School - Embracing The New Norm! As schools reopen and the Covid crisis continues, parents are preparing to embrace themselves for yet another new norm. After a long break, some parents seem to breathe a sigh of relief

At Makini School We Nurture A Community Of Lifelong Learners. Makini School Offering The Best In Middle School & Upper Primary Education

At the heart of the city is Makini Kisumu offering Grade 1 to Class 5. Our role is to ensure we mould our learners to have the skills and attitudes required for success. Overlooking the Nandi Hills in Kisumu is

A Parent Survival Guide: How to Remain Jolly Over the Festive Season! - Written By Michelle Arscott Christmas break is upon us. Are you as excited about the holiday as your kids?

Makini High School At Makini High School We Nurture A Community Of Lifelong Learners

Early Years & Competency Based Curriculum (CBC)- We do not compromise on academic excellence but a healthy mental mindset is just as important right from the young ones.

A Little Bit Of Loving-Kindness: A Meditation Practice For Children - Written by Michelle Arscott Today’s audio is a short loving-kindness meditation for children. 2020 has been quite a year and what is definitely needed is a good sprinkle of kindness and

Embracing The Wave Of Digitalization: 7 Tips On How To Prepare Yourself & Your Child For This New Digital World! The world as we knew yesterday is no longer the same! Ever since COVID-19 entered our world, everything has changed &

YOUR SHEET MUSIC, ANYWHERE- Get back to the music faster with Musicnotes! Just choose your sheet music from our catalog of over 300,000 high-quality arrangements for every instrument, skill level, and scoring. Then, checkout and print instantly in any available

Are You A Strict Parent? By definition, a strict parent is one who uses Strict parenting approach to rear their child. They usually have high standards set with firm rules and regulations with one main goal being 'obedience', which if

The Importance Of Letting Your Children Bond With Their Grandparents - Written By Alvira Diwan In today's world old things and old people are considered least important. People no longer have the time and patience to appreciate the importance of anything

The Importance Of Having A Family Time - Written By Alvira Diwan Family is an essential unit of every individual's life. A healthy relationship among family members ensures healthy individuals too. Family time is an essential factor that helps to create

A Parent's Guide To Night Terrors! A night terror, also known as a sleep terror, is more intense & dramatic than a simple nightmare & occurs in only 3-6% of children. It is also important to note that after a nightmare

Parental Challenges - Every Parent's Nightmare! Parenting has become and still keeps becoming more and more challenging as the years go by. Long gone are the days when parents could let their children play in the neighbourhood without having to worry

Connecting With Your Child- How To Connect With Your Child & Its Importance! How many of us feel that we are disconnected in one way or another with our child? How many of us feel that the screen time has

How To To Help Raise A Confident Child Confidence is the key to your child's happy and healthy future. Remember, children that are confident are better prepared to handle situations such as whilst encountering a bully, peer pressure, challenges etc. It

Importance Of Breastfeeding - Breast is the Best! Breastfeeding or nursing is a personal choice for mothers, however, it is the most important and the only pure form of rich nutrition for a newborn baby up until at least 6

What Is Your Parenting Style? There are many ways a parent can raise their child and although there are four basic parenting styles, your parenting style may consist of a combination of strategies to raise your child. It was in the

How To Motivate Your Child To Learn Some children are just good learners however the child's individual personality plays a vital role to determine his/her willingness to want to learn. However, it's important to note that any child who has

A Parent's Guide To Screen Time! The schools continue to be shut until next year & this means kids will be spending a lot of time indoors. The first thing that parents get concerned about is 'Screen Time'. Naturally, since children

Toddler Tantrums: Everything You Need To Know A toddler is a child aged 1 to 3 years which is a time of great cognitive, emotional as well as social development but is also a time of tantrums. Toddler tantrums is basically

The Importance Of Career Counselling & Guidance When your child finishes schooling, it is important to help students make a sound decision on the next steps they want to take in their life with respect to their higher education and career

Handling A Child With Special Needs? The term 'special needs' is an umbrella term to describe children with disabilities that may be medical, mental and/or psychological & require assistance for these disabilities. This covers developmental delays, medical conditions, psychiatric conditions and

Does Your Child Have Dyslexia? What Is Dyslexia? Is your child having reading difficulty? If the answer is yes then your child could be dyslexic. This can be challenging for you and your child, however, you can overcome the challenges by

6 Fun Eid Activities To Try With Your Children At Home This Eid al-Adha 2020! Yes, we are going to be celebrating Eid al-Adha 2020 at home. This Eid is all about sacrifice and even though it won't be celebrated in

Does Your Child Have ADHD? Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD can be extremely challenging for you and your child, however, you can overcome the challenges by understanding what this is, the types & symptoms and the treatment to help your

Online Education- What Are The Pros & Cons? Now more than ever before, online education has been the main method of learning online & this trend has been growing fast across the globe. Attending a classroom is no longer an option

Boarding School- To Board Or Not To Board? Sending your child to a boarding school for the first time can be quite frightening for both parents and the child. There are so many questions that go through a parent's mind whilst

Does Your Child Have Down Syndrome? What Is Down Syndrome? Down Syndrome is a genetic disorder in which one has an extra chromosome that causes developmental as well as intellectual delays. Every normal individual has 46 chromosomes. A chromosome comprises of

Be A Role Model For Your Children - Written By Alvira Diwan It is said that children are like raw clay that can be moulded in any desirable way. The saying is actually quite true. Apart from the genes that they

The Importance Of Bilingual Education What Is Bilingual Education? Bilingual Education is basically education in two languages; usually a native language and a second language, but it depends and varies from country to country.

How To Tackle Issues As Parents, During COVID-19 Lockdown Parenting is a 24/7 job that has no breaks or vacays. If you are a parent you know this is a full-time unpaid job that needs to be done, as the tiny

How To Avoid Mealtime Struggle With Your Child! Mealtime struggle is a real and major issue for many parents. But this dinnertime battle can actually be avoided! Encouraging your child towards healthy eating habits is a task that requires a lot

How To Manage Anger In A Child! Anger tantrums are not uncommon among children, not just the older ones but also the younger ones! However, at times this can pose a threat to the parents, siblings and others. Remember for kids

Single Parenting During COVID-19 Lockdown The lockdown has surely taken its toll on most families in general, however, it has been even tougher on the single parents. Kids who used to be at school are now all of a sudden stuck

Importance Of Maternal Bonding The word mother synonymous to mama, mommy, mum and so on is an important figure that not necessarily gives birth but takes care of all the physical and emotional needs of her child until they come of

Importance Of Family Mindfulness - Written By Michelle Arscott Mindfulness is one of the real buzz words of the moment, for good reason. It has so many wonderful benefits, including most relevantly during the pandemic, reducing stress (Rammers, Topolinsky & Koole,

5 Fun Easter-themed Activities To Try With Your Little Ones At Home This Easter 2020! Yes, we are most likely going to be celebrating Easter 2020 at home, regardless of the current situation, guess what every year it is the same

Does Your Child Have A Learning Disability? What Is A 'Learning Disability'? If your child struggles with school, struggles to solve a simple math problem, struggles writing a paragraph or dreads reading, is frustrated and irritable as he/she can't perform simple

Vitamin G: ‘Gratitude’ - How Can You Boost Your Family’s Dosage? - Written By Michelle Arscott Parents around the world, generally, encourage their children to say ‘please’ and ‘thank-you,’ as a sign of good manners and appreciation. However, how can you

A Parental Guide To Depression In Children If you were unsure of depression in children as being a 'real thing', then you may want to read this article! In fact, the rate of depression in children has been rising over the

Sex Education In Children According To Their Age Talking about sex education and introducing this most frowned upon topic amongst the young can be daunting for any parent. Every parent needs to approach this topic with an open mind and needs

Importance Of Traditional Toys: 6 Reasons Why Toys Are Good For Your Child! With the advancement of technology and the invention of touchscreens, most parents these days tend to invest in gadgets such as tablets or phones for their children. However,

How To Help Your Child Deal With A Bully- A Guide To Every Parent's Nightmare! Bullying is an extremely sensitive topic & can be very difficult for some parents to handle as mean kids can be found from younger grades to

Bedtime Story- Its Importance & How To Make The Most Of It! - Written By Michelle Arscott Where can you hop to the future, skip to the past, stand in the shoes of legends, face giants, be an astronaut or laugh

Getting Your Child Into The Habit Of Making Thoughtful New Year's Resolution! This New Year, get your children involved too. New Year's resolutions shouldn't have to be for adults only, make sure you involve your children & put this into practice

AHEC- American Higher Education Consulting Ltd USA and Canada: Your Study Abroad Destinations - 15% Holiday Discount to Study Abroad! American Higher Education Consulting Limited comprises of higher education professional consultants that assist students in finding the right fit for

Why Support Your Child To Be Confident! - Written By Michelle If you asked any parent in the world what attributes they would like their child to be blessed with, most, if not all, would respond with confidence and kindness.

Importance Of Positive Parenting! - Written By Michelle Arscott Read any book on the subject of happiness be it ‘The Secret’, ‘The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People’ or ‘The Happiness Project’ and you will always find that being positive is

Are You Doing More Harm Than Good, By Giving In Every Time To All Your Child's Demands?- Written By Rekha Manchandia Every parent wants to see his/her child happy. All parents want to provide a comfortable lifestyle for their child. With

Dependent To Independent: From A Child To A Teenager- Written by Bilkis Bhandwalkar The physical, mental and emotional development of the child continues and in no time you have a young, spirited teenager right in front of you. This adolescence stage

Values Are Valuable: Practice What You Preach!- Written by Bilkis Bhandwalkar You cannot expect your child to do things which he/she has not seen you doing ever!!! A child will automatically share things or lend a helping hand in need if

How To Help Your Shy Child Overcome The Shyness! - Written By Rekha Manchandia Some children keep quiet always, don’t mix with other children, sulk in a corner when visitors visit their home, never ask any questions in class & neither answer

Education: A Unique Investment!! - Written by Bilkis Bhandwalkar Yes, you read it correctly

REWARD AND REPRIMAND GO HAND IN HAND! - Written by Bilkis Bhandwalkar These two words although beginning with the same letter 'R' are an antithesis to each other and most importantly are to be tread with RESTRAINT!!

Pros & Cons Of Tuitions: Everything You Need To Know Before Sending Your Child For Tuitions! - Written By Rekha Manchandia Before sending your kids for tuitions you must know all the pros and cons of it. Today, tuitions have become

FIRST FOOT FORWARD TOWARDS FORMAL EDUCATION - Written by Bilkis Bhandwalkar The first and extremely important step in this direction is the CHOICE OF SCHOOL. As parents, you have to be very careful while selecting/choosing the SCHOOL for your child as it

Understanding The Transition From An Infant To A Toddler!! - Written by Bilkis Bhandwalkar Growth is a natural phenomenon and so like all living things

PARENTING PRIDE COMES WITH A PRICE!! - Written by Bilkis Bhandwalkar This does sound absurd but it's a sad reality! Becoming parents is the biggest joy in one's life. Every couple wants to procreate a beautiful life and enjoy this bliss.

Teaching Your Children Anger Management Skills! - Written By Alvira Diwan Human beings in all ages experience anger in different intensities, owing to the situation. Anger is a normal, healthy emotion. But some kids get angry very often and create a

How To Build Self-esteem In Your Child? - Written By Alvira Diwan Self-esteem means having confidence in one's own worth or abilities and having self-respect. A child’s self-esteem begins to form very early and continues being created day by day.

How To Improve Academic Performance In Children? - Written By Alvira Diwan Every parent wants their children to excel in every field they step in. As parents, you try your best to instil good values and morals in your children. Instilling

What Can You Do As Parents, To Fight Peer Pressure In Childhood? - Written By Alvira Diwan How often has your child asked you for something his friends have? Or to do the things they do? When they want to join

How To Develop A Reading Habit In Your Child? - Written By Alvira Diwan Reading helps a great deal in building your confidence, reduces the stress and puts you in a better mood.

How To Raise A Troubled Teenager- Adolescent Parenting! - Written By Alvira Diwan While parenting itself is a great responsibility, parenthood in adolescent age needs special attention.

Parenting & It's Effects On Early Childhood - Written By Alvira Diwan Early childhood is the most important phase of a human life. It is defined as the period from birth to eight years old. It is a time of remarkable

Focus On Your Child's Strengths Not Weaknesses - Written By Alvira Diwan Children are unique in terms of personality and nature, so it wouldn't be wrong to say that they have the most original way of presenting themselves. They don't care

If You Missed The 4th International Schools Fair 2019, Here Is a Recap of what you missed!

Making Mistakes As Parents - Written By Alvira Diwan There is no science behind the right way of parenting. There ain't any process to follow which will be absolutely correct.Psychology teaches you about child rearing and behaviors but it is not

Join us for 4th International Schools Fair at the Hub Karen this weekend and enjoy a fun family day out with ballet,musical bands and a chance to speak to representatives of leading international schools from Kenya,Tanzania and the UK.See you

Understanding The Fine Line Between Protection & Overprotection - Written By Alvira Diwan "DON'T PROTECT YOUR CHILDREN SO MUCH THAT THE IDEA OF WALKING ALONE HAUNTS THEM. BECAUSE PROTECTION IS GOOD, OVERPROTECTION IS NOT."- Alvira Diwan

See you at The 4th International Schools Fair this weekend at The Sarit Centre for a fun family day out! We're excited to host leading International Schools from Kenya and the UK (represented by Academic Families UK). Lots of fun

ISEF is a lively & interactive fair showcasing International schools, International Education service providers, International Special Education needs schools, selected global higher education institutions, and selected partners. It is an engaging event for visitors as exhibitors who will showcase performances

ISEF is a lively & interactive fair showcasing International schools, International Education service providers, International Special Education needs schools, selected global higher education institutions, and selected partners. It is an engaging event for visitors as exhibitors who will showcase performances

Join ASC(K) on Saturday, April 13 where you will get to know our therapists, check out our new sensory room & learn how we can help your child.Spaces are limited so make sure you confirm by Thursday 11th of April

Be A Social Butterfly- Make Friends, Play And Learn! Join ASC(K) at The International School Of Kenya (ISK) on Saturday April 6 for a day of Fun, Games & Diet Friendly Snacks for children with special needs.Spaces are limited so

Be A Social Butterfly- Make Friends, Play And Learn! Join ASC(K) at The International School Of Kenya (ISK) on Saturday April 6 for a day of Fun, Games & Diet Friendly Snacks for children with special needs.Spaces are limited so