7 Important Roles of A School Principal

7 Important Roles of A School Principal

7 Important roles of a school principal

A Principal’s role may vary depending upon the team size/structure of a school. Some startups may not have CFOs, CMOs or CIOs and other similar roles. In such cases a Principal is required to step into additional domains and play his/her role. In principle, a principal has to ensure sold grip in the following areas:

1-      Collaboration with Parents, Teachers and Students to identify areas of improvement

  • Surveys – Many free survey services such as SurveyMonkey, Research.net are available. If the school website is based on WordPress, then several free and paid plugins are available. Please check our polls and opinion section. 
  • Parents teacher meeting – While most of the PTMs are attended by the teachers, yet principal should ensure his/her presence in some of the meetings to hear directly from parents. This will not only give him direct feedback about school policies, teaching quality and general management but also give parents a sense of confidence that their feedback was received by the principal directly. This approach will improve school’s respect in society. 
  • “Reach the Principal” mechanism on website and social forums – A dedicated button on the website may be added that should be linked to a form where user can fill in the information, provide feedback, ask a specific question to the principal. Remember, a disclaimer or a guidance need to be provided on this page so that people should only contact the principal if their concern is related to the principal itself. Else they should fill out another form to contact Administration Department. This will ensure principal does not get bombarded by irrelevant messages.
  • Open door policy for Students and teachers – Once in a while, Principal should offer open-door policy for the students to get the opinions from students.
  • Anonymous Feedback Mechanism – An anonymous feedback mechanism should also be promoted so that students can provide honest feedback without being worried of getting identified.

2-      Stay abreast of new techniques and Educational Trends

  • Membership of forums – There are many focus groups where new ideas, recommendations or brainstorming of different educational philosophies are discussed. It will be a great initiative from the principal to encourage the staff in respective domains to spend 30-60 minutes each week on such forums, pick some of the important points (which may add value to their institute) and discuss in monthly school meetings.  
  • Focus Groups – Focus Groups should only limited to the education aspects, instead it may consider new/different teaching techniques, new technologies’ reviews, better accounts and finance management, improved governance and so on.

3-      Maintaining Financial Targets

  • Revenues – One of the prime goals of a school is to ensure that revenues are maintained and improved. Definitely it is linked with ensuring more admissions in the school, providing additional after-school services to students, providing parenting sessions, additional computer courses and skills, providing transport services for students. The principal need to work with Marketing and Product teams to work on new and better mechanisms for improving the revenues of the school. Also, monthly revenue reports must be reviewed with respective teams. Principal should also introduce rewards for the staff who come up with new ideas for producing more revenues.
  • Expense Control – A principle should have a close eye on the expenses. Since running a school involves a large number of procurement activities and several aspects of operational expenses, hence it is imperative for principal to have a deep dive on the expenses (Fixed as well as running expenses). A strong audit mechanism and procurement process must be in place to avoid mistakes and frauds. Read this article on how to reduce business expenses
  • Important: In the name of increasing revenues and decreasing expenses, a principal must ensure that quality of education, staff, infrastructure is not compromised or else it will be short term gain but long term pain.

4-      Facilities, Maintenance and Support Services

  • While the main focus of school is to ensure top quality study, yet infrastructure related services such as (Play areas, classrooms, halls, shops, uniform and book stores cannot be avoided.
  • Our blog “55 signs of a great school” is a good starting point to identify the week areas and to divert the focus for improvement.
  • Fixed Assets & Write off planning – Quarter and annual reports must be reviewed by principal to see what assets require write off. A visionary process should be in place to recover as much money as possible. The assets can be re-used, re-furbished and/or re-sold to similar niche of businesses

5-      Curriculum Adherence and Enhancements

  • Compliance – Local bodies compliance as well as continuous enhancement as per international standards is one of the key priorities of a principal.
  • Quality – Quality of courses’ contents should be assured through benchmarking mechanism.  
  • Developing and implementing School Programs [Educational as well as extracurricular activities)
  • Once in a while, the principal should demand “market analysis report” from his team. Such reports should be based on comparison against the rest of the schools in the vicinity and global educational institute. A visionary principal believes in continuous improvement which can be attained through persistent audits.  

6-      Enforcement of Rules and Regulations

  • Attendance system [For staff as well as for students]  – There are many thumb scanning or card based access systems available that may be used to deploy an accurate attendance system. 
  • Parents and Student portal – School Management Websites / Portals are available that can help on this subject.
  • Teachers’ portal – School Management Websites / Portals are available that can help on this subject.

7-      Qualities of Teachers and Teaching

Great education is achieved via Great education system, State of the art tools and techniques and off-course best in class teachers. Hence teaching aspect cannot be overlooked. This can be achieved via:

  • Qualitative Hiring process
  • Teachers’ training and Knowledge Upgrade Audits
  • New soft skills development (Communication skills, presentation skills, IT skills)

8-      Other Skills of a School Principal:

In order to bring excellence in the above mentioned domains, a principal need to develop and improve below personality traits:

  • Analytical Skills – Should be able to propose new Dashboard
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • People Evaluation Skills
  • Financial Audit Skills
  • Process Improvement Skills
  • Customer Experience Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Leadership Skills
  • Decision Making Skills
  • People Management Skills

·       Reference: LiveCareer       ThoughtCo           TheBalanceCareer

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How to Establish, Operate and Sustain An Orphanage Effectively – 24 Critical Points – A Full Guide

How to Establish, Operate and Sustain An Orphanage Effectively – 24 Critical Points – A Full Guide

With continuous increase in population on the planet and high rate of sudden death of young parents, it is imperative that new orphanages are established and operated in our societies. While most of the governments across the world are not economically strong enough to execute and sustain such projects, it is saddening to see that not many rich people pay attention to this critical social cause. 

If you are reading this article and care about this cause, please try inspiring at least one rich person on earth. Even if you do not know any rich person or philanthropist in your social circle, simply share this article on your social media, because you never know who re-share / re-publish it to inspire someone somewhere. Your little effort may result in huge benefit to hundreds (or probably thousands) of orphans. Right?

Let us start the guide on how to run an orphanage

1- Land Purchase for Orphanage

  • If you are planning for a small scale orphan-house, you may need a small piece of land or even using a couple of rooms in an existing home to start this amazing God-pleasing activity.  Tip: Please go through the rest of the activities mentioned below and setup your orphanage. 
  • For a professional orphanage, if practically possible, consider buying a large size land even if you have to purchase on the outskirts of the city. Reason being, you will end up needing more space for accommodating more and more orphans pretty soon because society does not allow orphans to survive alone. If you have limited budget and cannot purchase large area, yet you should not shun your thoughts about working on this project. Just go-ahead and purchase the land whatever size falls in your budgetary range.
  • Before your purchase the land, consider a solid plan on what exactly you are going to have as part of orphanage. Check out “Architecture Planning” section of this article to get more insightful approach on this subject.

2- Budgeting and Financial Planning

  • Explore different Sources of income. Remember the fact that you will need to have enough money for ‘Fixed’ as well as ‘Variable’ Expenses.
    • Fixed expenses are the ones that you need to invest once; such as land purchase, construction, IT setup, fit out, furniture and etcetera
    • Variable costs include bills, staff salaries, food, clothing, education, wear and tear of equipment and so on. Tip: Please read the fund raising section for getting more ideas on how to collect money for your project.
  • An effective orphanage should work to attain the state of self-dependency instead of relying on donations. Following are some of the approaches that may be considered:  
    • Opening commercial shops on the ground floor of orphanage and earning rental money
    • Teaching sewing skills to orphans and then selling the clothes stitched by orphans. 
  • It is better to do the monthly budgeting covering the costs of clothing, food, books, haircuts, washroom accessories which should be based on the number of orphans. This will help ensure better planning for meeting the financial needs of the orphanage.
  • The orphanage should target to keep enough funds for at least 6 months (up to one year) though more is better (to manage unexpected needs of children)

How to establish, operate and sustain an orphanage

3- Funds Raising Activities

  • Use word wide famous portals such as Gofundme (or any other similar ones). Create your account and start marketing it using social media. Read this detailed article about 9 Unique Crowdfunding Platforms for Nonprofit Fundraising
  • Place a donate Button on the Orphanage Website and link it with your bank or PayPal Account. Tip: If you plan to establish an orphanage or if you are already running an orphanage, please contact me to build a website for you Free of Cost.
  • If you can, contact politicians, businessmen or your local government bodies to seek support for the noble cause. Share your detailed plan to convince them.
  • Publish detailed financial report on the website on monthly basis. Providing transparency to the people will enable you winning the trust of people that would result in securing more funds.
  • Muslims across the globe donate millions (if not billions) of dollars under zakat (Islamic mandatory annual tax for poor). So, if you are living in an Islamic country, launch a local campaign and seek help from common people.
  • Search to find websites, NGOs, Facebook pages related to education, charity, orphans and donations.   

4- Architecture Planning

  • In order to estimate the size of the orphanage, in line with the available budget, please consider following services for Orphanage. Note: these services may not be mandatory yet good-to-consider; after all you are working on a great cause and want to give your hundred percent J
    • At least one Multipurpose Hall for living (sleeping, resting, cloth keeping etc.)
    • At least one multipurpose hall for Indoor activities (Sports, Dining, TV watching, etc.)
    • At least one multipurpose hall for studies (Library, Study Room and Computer Room, skillset training etc.)
    • One multipurpose store (for keeping food supplies, extra clothing, bed, blankets etc.)
    • Adequate number of washrooms
    • Prayer Room / Religious Education Room
    • Other Areas (Security cabin, kitchen, laundry, store room etc.)
  • Now that you have estimated the size of the orphanage, it’s time to consider other design aspects in order to finalize your planning phase. Following are the general expenses and space requirements you should be considering:
  • Camera’s / CCTV deployment
  • Telecom and IT setup
  • Washing Machines, Cooking Range, etcetera

5- Constructing The Building

  • If you have a Facebook page for your project, publish the details of your requirements on your page and request the building construction contractors to provide you the quote with minimum profit margins.
  • Apart from your own Facebook page, search for the builder’s websites (in your area) or if possible visit their offices to discuss the project. Request them to provide you the best of the best quote for the construction of building. You never know, a kind-hearted developer comes up with the most suitable plan.
  • If you are not construction expert, try outsourcing the project management and supervision to a company who would design the architecture, get it approved by municipality and provide on-site audit reports on weekly basis.
  • Remember the fact that society is full of unethical or corrupt people hence do not get impressed by the fancy talks of the building contractors, instead build a professional detailed plan covering time based deliverables, cost of deployment, number and types of materials and monthly quality compliance reports submission. 

6- Fit out setup of the Orphanage

Do not perform actions on “as you go” basis, instead spend time on planning so that you can avoid any risk of doing mistakes. For the fit-out, you need to focus on the low level details on things, their costs, their usability, warranty, design, capacity and size. Make a list of items that are critically needed, discuss with your colleagues, partners to edit and refine the list. Once finalized start working on purchasing the items. Always start with the most critical ones and avoid the least usable as much as possible. Your time, money and efforts are important so do things right from start. Following are the areas that you should be focusing on:

  • Security and IT Room Setup
  • Bed and Rest Hall Setup
  • Gaming Area Setup
  • Education and Skills Development Hall Setup
  • Kitchen Setup
  • Store Allocation
  • Enough Power Sockets
  • Shops Setup
  • IT Setup
  • CCTV Cameras Development

7- Marketing and Promotion

  • Create a buzz in the vicinity as well as city and even country level. Broadcast pictures and videos on social media even during the planning and construction phase. Use website marketing, Facebook Page, Instagram, Twitter, WhatsApp etc.)
  • Once operational, organize events such as “A Day in The Orphanage” or “Life of an orphanage” or “Orphanage life cycle” and invite industry icons to attend.
  • Try reaching Media-houses chairmen, TV anchors and journalists, Newspapers writers and bloggers.
  • Write and publish a detailed article on Quora that should link back to your website. Target to divert as much traffic to your website as possible. Remember the fact that the more traffic your website gets, the more respect from Search Engines your website earns which means you get famous soon (which is one the targets for running the orphanage)
  • Maintain a Facebook page and keep publishing every day activities. Request people to share on their social media
  • Hire a dedicated agent (or a permanent staff) who can establish a mailing group to broadcast news related to the orphanage, who can produce encouraging and appealing articles that can be sent to rich people of society, who can work on fund raising activities. Tip: Read social media management section of this article. [This article is about how to run an orphanage]

8- Managing Basic Needs of Orphans

  • Establish a decent-size storeroom in the orphanage and keep ample supply of food, clothing, bedding, sweaters, shoes, caps, socks, pillows, blankets, note books, pencils, general stationary and etc.  
  • Always plan 6 months in advance for keeping the supply. In case of shortage of funds, please engage your IT team to start the campaigns (on social media or local areas) to secure funds for this.
  • Please note that there would be many operational aspects that can be compromised during financial crisis. What cannot be compromised is the basic needs of the orphans (food, clothing etc.) hence careful planning need to be ensured.

9- Cleaning and Maintaining The Orphanage

  • You need to hire facilities management professional who will not only take care of the premises but also ensure timely bill payment for Electricity, Internet, telephony etc.
  • Maintenance, if carefully done, enhances the life of things. If washroom tiles are washed frequently, windows are cleaned frequently, refrigerators and all electrical appliances are taken care of properly, will help reducing the wear and tear. Else, you may end of replacing the stuff that would be costlier.
  • Store cleaning once in a while will help avoiding loss of stuff (termites’ issues, food expiry issues, insects’ issues, odor issues and so on)

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10- Addressing Educational Needs of Orphans

  • Ideally speaking orphanage should sign a deal with any good schooling system to provide education to orphans either free of cost or at very nominal fee
  • Orphanage should arrange the transportation for pick-up and drop of kids to/from the school. Cost for this can be saved if a nearby school is chosen.
  • Kids van may be painted using meaningful messages for the society to contribute for the orphans’ education.
  • Run a campaign on the orphanage website and request the community to provide their old books so that orphans can get benefit from those books. These can be curriculum books or any general knowledge ones.
  • If there are computers available in the orphanage, dedicate one to two hours every day during which children should visits the mathematics and online kids’ learning websites. Remember there are wide variety of websites where kids can learn, play and collaborate.

11- Future Planning of Orphans

  • Work with mainstream colleges and universities and request them to offer scholarships for the bright students.  
  • Request the institutes to allocate quota for the orphans
  • Ask the orphans to support the orphanage when they become professionals.
  • Check out the “Campaign” section of this article on how you can work on prosperous future of the orphans through community support.
  • Visit local markets and shops and request the business owners to hire their staff from the orphanage. Note: Consider age restriction laws of your country.

12- Engaging Orphans in Sports and Physical Activities

  • Indoor Games such as Chess, scrabble, checkers, carom-board, table tennis, etc. do not require a lot of investments. Consider these games for the kids.
  • Brain games should also be planned. With the advancement of technology, several games on logic, town trivia, planning and strategy are available on Windows platform, IOS and Google Play Store.
  • In order to keep orphans abreast of latest enhancement educational games should also be promoted. To make the learning process more interesting and worthwhile, frequent competitions to be held across different groups of students.
  • Nothing can beat the effectiveness of outdoor activities as it builds confidence, enhances patience, promotes mental and physical heal and improves inter-personal relationships. So, if enough space is available within the orphanage area or if play grounds are nearby, it is highly recommended to take the orphans to such places frequently.  

13- Website Establishment and Professional Email address

  • Website development typically involves following:
    • Domain Name Finalization – [example: orphansfuture.com]. Domains can be purchased from any registrar such as Godaddy or namecheap
    • Hosting – Online computer (aka ‘cloud’) where the website contents will be placed. Usually hosting is available from $3 to $10 per month from many service providers.
    • Website development – The process of website creation is called website development. Typically, it involves design (look and feel), contents, picture, videos etc. As I mentioned above, if you intend to work on an orphanage project please contact me and I will be happy to create a website for you free of cost.

14- Social Media Management

  • In order to run an effective Orphanage, it is recommended that you hire a person who takes care of IT needs of the orphanage. This includes Social Media Accounts management such as posting picture and articles on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc. More and more updates on social media helps attract more audience which will be beneficial for the orphanage in terms of getting more funds and local support.
  • The IT staff should also be working to create mailing groups and establishing Email Listing in order to broadcast the orphanage pictures so that more and more people are engaged and encouraged to provide financial support.

15- Skills and Training of Orphans

  • This is one of the most critical points in my opinion. An orphanage should not be limited to taking care of shelter and food for orphans, instead there has to be a solid vision followed by proper planning to transform an orphan into a useful society member.  This means, there should be focus on Technical, Educational, futuristic aspects for each orphan. Based on orphans’ age, they should be taught different skills (electricity, plumbing, blogging, sewing and so on). Some skills can be taught in-house (cognitive skills, internet exposure, English speaking, sewing etc. whereas advanced skills (wiring, plumbing, garage) can be taught through professional schools.   
  • There are many free online learning tools (trainings, detailed videos, certifications etc.) Orphans should be encouraged to learn and polish their skills.
  • Orphanage team should work with Government entities, Schools and local NGOs who can sponsor orphans for their skills development 

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16- Integration with NGOs

  • Plan to work closely with other NGOs.
    • Check what other services other NGOs are offering that you should be adding to your portfolio.
    • Offer services to other NGOs that you are good at.
    • Plan day-out events with different orphanages
    • Collaborate on the fund-raising activities
    • Promote each other’s events on the respective websites and increase the foot-print on internet.
    • If you have received extra donations in your store, share with them
    • Arrange staff meetings on both sides and see what skills can be learnt and taught to each other
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17- Orphan Adoption System

  • There are thousands of people who would like to adopt orphans. Your website should help them on this matter. As explained in the “Campaigns’ and “Orphans Specific Record Management” sections of this article, the website should have detailed information about the orphans. This will encourage people to adopt orphans.
  • With you love and care, an orphan becomes more ‘attractive’ (in terms of manners, outlook and speech) consequently it is high likely that he/she will be adopted by a decent family.
  • Before handing over of an orphan, you need to demand certain documentation from the new ‘parents’. This should include local police clearance certificate, identity cards of the parents and their home address. This is for your record management that the orphan was handed over with preliminary checks.
  • At the time of handover, you need to get sign-off on a formal paper that the orphan was in good health at the time of handover.  This paper should have general instructions on what need to be taken care of after the adoption is completed. (this does not have to be complex, yet precise)

18- Registration Process with Respective Authorities

  • In order to avoid any tax conflict or any audit by municipality, consult the right people in your community. Acquire the right information about registration process and initiate the process at early stage.
  • You may visit any existing orphanage to gather information and to seek guidance.

19- Staff Hiring Consideration

  • Some of the vital staffs that you need are Security Guard, IT person, Facility Management person, Cook, Cleaning worker and driver (optional). 
  • While a staff is supposed to be professional with a proof of specific skillset and work experience, it is recommended that certain qualities such as kindheartedness, high EQ, good empathy levels are considered since interaction with orphans is a job that requires cleanliness of heart & soul and a lot of patience and persistence. People with soft-heart are the best ones for such roles. Remember the fact that orphans are less fortunate members of society and may have not learnt the ethics and manners so, they need to be treated softly permanently. Hence a hard-nature person may not fit well in the orphanage.

20- Donation Boxes Installation

  • If it requires permission from your local town authority, get the necessary approvals done and place a donation box in front of Orphanage and if possible, try installing at multiple locations within your vicinity. You will be surprised to receive a lot clothes, toys, gifts and books from your local community.
  • Clearly mention on the donation box about what is expected from the community in terms of donations (books, toys, shoes, clothes etc.) and what is prohibited (under garments, food items, liquid products etc.)

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21- Campaigns Management

  • Adopt an orphan – From an orphan’s perspective, nothing can replace the benefits of a proper home. It will be a great achievement if you are able to find a caring family for an orphan. Hence, as much as possible, strive to find a good home for each of your orphans. On your website, publish full records and pictures of your orphans that will help people adopt the orphans. Proper social media campaigns, print media campaigns, local new paper advertisement and possible ways to promote such campaigns should be considered.
  • Feed an orphan – There could be many people who cannot take an orphan to their home, yet they have a big heart to take the ownership of orphan’s food. Create and Run a campaign on the website where full details of the food requirements for an orphan is published (example: x liters of milk, 10-15 meals a week each costing 1$ etc.) Encourage people to opt in monthly contribution through Patreon or any similar service through which you are able to receive monthly donations.
  • Educate an orphan – Similar to the “Feed and orphan” campaign, publish the educational needs of different categories of orphans and seek support from Educating an Orphan Campaign. One of the most important visions you should have is to secure the future of orphans through best-in-class education support.

22- Orphan Specific Record Management

Maintaining orphan’s record should be done with care.

  • Basic Records
    • Date on which orphan joined
    • Fresh Picture (and annual pictures)
    • Prepare a detailed document about the orphan (who brought him/her to the orphanage, what was his condition, any health test was done, any vaccination was done, any abnormality observed)
  • Registration of Orphan with Government
    • Check local laws on how to register the orphans. Do whatever is needful
    • Apply for national identity card
  • Detailed Records Management
    • Try to update the records on monthly basis (preferably in digital file) for everything related to each orphan. Make proper excel files about what a specific orphan likes or dislikes, what are his personality traits etc. This records will you plan for his future. Also will help you to finding a good family for adoption.

23- Expense Check List for Orphan

Try to create a dedicated page on your website where you can publish monthly charges per orphan. Please note that there are many wealthy people who would love to provide monthly donations based on per-orphan-expenses. There could be many kind hearted people who cannot adopt an orphan but they can sponsor a specific number of orphans. The more detailed information you are able to provide on your website, the more confidence and trust you develop with philanthropists. If possible, publish monthly reports on the website and try to send these reports to all the sponsors to let them feel great about what they are doing. This will encourage them as well as others to contribute more towards this noble cause.

24- Sustaining an Orphanage

Great projects must be sustained for longer. Sustaining an orphanage is all about availability of enough cash (for at least one year) and commitment of the orphanage owner or executive committee.  Following are some recommendations on this subject.

  • Monthly cash flow report must be reviewed. This includes detailed analysis as well as audit of expenses
  • Always find better ways to control the expenses (buying stuff in bulk, finding cheap but qualitative suppliers), signing yearly contracts with suppliers.
  • Keep searching for sponsors for different categories of expenses. For example: search of a company that has Corporate Social Responsibility Policy to support noble causes. Contact them and ask them to sponsor the food expenses for one year. Find another company that can take care of clothes requirements of the orphans. Contact a mattress company and request them to sponsor 10-20 mattresses and so on.
  • Keep on finding ways on how to establish a self-sustaining orphanage. How the orphanage can produce revenue (such as renting out space for shop, sewing clothes and selling, making footballs, Online teaching, website development and so on.

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50 Types of Students


The Star Student: This is teacher’s favourite although disliked by many of his/her classfellow. This student knows answers to most of the questions teacher asks, has outstanding behaviour in the class and passes the exams with flying colors

Always Late Comer: Such student is usually non-serious in the study. If given choice, will prefer not to come to the class at all. If asked by teacher the reason of being late, he/she will have weired reasoning

The Deep Sleeper: Usually takes the last bench and completes his/her sleep cycle in the class. Usually the reason for being sleepy is that he/she had been watching TV or playing games last night.

The Supplier (of stationary): Keeps extra pen, pencils, ruler, rubber, pages, white marker, socks(kidding) and so on. Always have redundant materials and assists his/her fellow beings

Business Kid: Comes on formal suiting which he/she has probably learnt from parents. Try to stay formal as if they own the school and after graduation, they will simply take the place of principal.

Sports Kid: Keeps his sports kit in the car, wears joggers, and ready for the gym all the times. Tries to impress others by his/her atheletic outfits.

Drummer Kid: keeps drumming on the desk while the class is running. A non-serious soul, disturbs the class mostly

Heavy Back Kid: – Brings heavey bag full of stuff whether related or non-related (books, make-up stuff, mobile, charger, cables, multiple notebooks and so on.

Movie Kid: Eats pop corns and usually get cuaght of heavy smell of it.

The Day Dreamer: This student keeps thinking something else and doing something else in his/her imagination during the span of class

The Notes Writer: Writes everything the teacher has said. Whether he/she understands or not, always try to make notes even if teacher is reading from the book!

Notes Passer And Receiver: Another non-serious category of students. This kind of student, writes short messages on paper and keeps passing here and there.

Absent Student: Mentally not in the class sometimes due to stress or family reasons. Needs a little attention and ethical support

Doodler: Keeps drawing something on his/her copy and doesnt pay attention to the teacher. If you see his/her notebook you will be astonished to see such an artist!

The Drama Kid: This student has all the stories and dialogues of the world and keeps amusing his/her peers.

The Snack Trader: The fasto Keeps exchanging his food with classfellows. The food lover, keeps tasting food from most if not all class fellows

Secret snack Eater: Eats others’ snacks while they are away. Sometimes tell them out of ethics and sometimes simply loves to hide!

The Neverous Presenter: Lacks in confidence of presentations. Even if knows the stuff, does not have the courage to speak when asked by teacher.

“Dont Pick Me” kid: Tries to ‘hide’ himself/herself by bowing the head when teacher asks a question. This is either due to lack in confidence or simply doesnt know the answer.

The Pencil kid: – Another time wasting catory of student. Keeps playing with pencils and pens.

The Class Clown: The non-serious one thinks he is heart of the class and sometimes he becomes so but totally a time waster!

In-trouble kid: Disorganized, confused, shy kid

The Provoker: Provokes others to fight, creates conflicts and disconnects

Music kid: Wasting time in music while the class is on

Laptop kid: Tries to type as much as possible, behaves as if he is going to rule the world 🙂

Gum Chewer: The over confident one. Creates non-serious environment by offerng chewing gums to class fellows

Game Player: Least interest in study but always up to date on what is latest in PlayStation and XBOX

Phone watcher: Deceives teachers and keeps checking out his/her mobile every now and then

The Secret: He remembers all the important stuff and thinks he/she has to share this secret with the rest of class

The Neat kid: Gentleman of the class, the sober one

Organized kid: Brings his/her stuff, does not rely on others, follows the time table and up-to-date with the class activities

Getting pranked by someone: – The extrovert gets picked up by the bully

Have to Pee student: – Every other class he/she needs to go to restrooms (some cases being sick, are genuine, not to make fun of such students)

The Crying Baby: Sir, he has taken my pen; miss, page number 39, second paragraph will come in the exam?

What kind of student you have been? Are you kids differnet than you? What other types of students do you think have not been mentioned in this article? Please do let us know in the comments section.

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This article provides 12 Study tips and tricks from top students.

There are different types of students when it comes to studying approach:

–          Responsible and Active Students: Students who revise the course material every day and keep themselves synchronized with the class

–          Hardworking but Distracted Students: Students who try to keep the pace of class but cannot keep the momentum due to multiple reasons such as not clearly understanding what teacher had taught, having distractions at home, lack of interest, poor supervision and guidance from parents and so on)

–          Sharp but Carefree Students: Students who possess sharper minds to apprehend things quickly. Such students postpone the study to exam period and quickly refresh the course material to the bare minimum level for passing the exam.

 

 

 

Tops Students Study Tips – Stressful Student

12 Tips – How Top Students Study

1.       Top students do not study just to pass the exam. They study for the sake of learning.

2.       Top students have curious mind. They do not memorize stuff, instead they understand the logic behind any piece of information.

3.       Top students do not hesitate to ask questions. If they are unclear about anything, they raise questions and get their doubts clarified by teachers.

4.       Top students do not over-stress study. If they do not understand something, they seek guidance from class fellows, parents and internet. They are open to different options for satisfying their queries.

5.       Top students do not limit themselves to the academics which are taught in the school, instead they spend some time for reading blogs, subscribe to college bulletins, perform practice exams and download respective apps for learning the same subject from different perspectives. 

6.       Top student maintain balance between study, fun and physical activities. They study for 45 minutes and then take a mental break of 15 minutes.

 

 

 

 

 

Top Student Studying – Study tips

7.       They review the school-work contents every day.

8.       Top students are usually punctual and organized. They allocate specific time for revision every day. Even if it takes 10 minutes for reviewing an easy subject, they do not skip it, instead they refresh the course contents to satisfy their conscience / internal compliance.

9.       Most of the times, top students do not believe in joint studying sessions. Instead they are responsible enough to study alone and take full ownership of their education, yet, they consult their friends and have Zoom or MS Teams sessions for unclear contents.

10.   Top students, keep the distracting components away from them before they start their study. This includes but not limited to putting the mobile phone on silent mode, switching off TV screens, eating adequate food to avoid hunger attacks, keeping the pets out of their study place and staying away from naughty siblings. 

11.   They do not just read the books, instead they practice the learned knowledge by writing it. Writing gives them the opportunity for self-assessment.

12.   They believe in SMART approach for studying:

o   S: Specific study – not just hopping on to one page and then to other page

o   M: Measureable – plan to study something which can be ‘measured’ (whether they learnt it or not) at the end of study

o   A: Achievable – choosing the articles/chapters that can be achieved during specific time

o   R: Realistic – decision on whether an article, chapter, question paper can be understood by them by reading or do they need coaching or mentoring

o   T: Time bound – setting target on what should be achieved, learned, practiced or refreshed for stipulated timeline.

 

 

Further Study:

Bonus Study Tips

  • Keep your study area organized. Scattered stuff is one of the major distractions
  • Practice what you study. Explain to a friend, write it on a piece of paper or become a shadow teacher.
  • If you doubt at first, doubt again. Do not leave your doubtful thoughts unattended. Discuss with someone and seek support until you are satisfied.

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First day at school 

To begin with, I will talk about my first day at school which did not go so well. It was the first day of September and I was very nervous. In the morning of my first day of school it looked like it was about to rain and my knee was hurting a lot because I injured it just a couple of days ago by falling from the monkey bars at a park. I dressed up and ate food then left for the school bus.

The bullying story starting scene

   After the bus ride it was very hard for me to walk and reach my class. The clouds were crying by the time I had reached. I reached very late in class because it was the first time I came to this school and did not have much idea on how to navigate to my class. When I finally reached class I had a Math period which was about to finish. After that, I had a break. I saw some boys from grade 10 and they were staring at me. At first, I ignored them, then they started following me which made me more nervous yet I tried to ignore them.

   Next, luckily, the break had just finished and those boys left me alone and went to their class. I had a few more classes and then it was home time. Those boys followed me again but this time they came to me and one of them said, “Hey kid, you look like a weirdo and you look stupid.” Then, another one shouted and said, “Hey champ, You look smart, do my homework.” I didn’t know anything because I just guessed that they were from grade 10.

I then started running because of fear enduring the pain in my knee. Suddenly, those kids started catching up on me because I was running slower than a snail due to the pain in my knee. Nonetheless, with heavy bag on my shoulders, I kept running then I fell due to the pain in my knee whcih grew worst and now it was bleeding too. Having this terrible mental and physical stressful situation, i missed my school bus. I had no choice but to start walking towards my home. At this point in time, i felt like my home was a billion miles away.

The twist in the bullying story

    Continuing on, I finally saw a police guard on the street and told him that some boys were chasing me and were trying to bully me. Then the nice and kind policeman came with me and I led him to the boys that were annoying me. Now, the situation was twisted and it was boys’ turn to run away from me and the policeman chased them down. While he was following them, he called his colleague to take me to the hospital.

The policeman’s colleague then called my parents and they immidiately drove to the hospital. After thorough testing by the doctor it was revealed that my bone was partially fractured and it would take several weeks to heal up. Due to the continuous paing, I felt that a lion had bit me in the leg. The other policeman then finally caught those boys and called their parents too. Those boys were in big trouble now.

Follow up and Investigation by parents and school adminstration

The story doesnt end here. My parents went to the school next day and formally registered a complaint to the school and demanded investigation as well as strict monitring setup in the school so that kids bullying can be controlled properly. Also it was mentioned that teachers should take active part to stop bullying in the class

    All in all, it was a bad experience I had but the coolest part was that the bullying kids were punished by the school and I got medical leave from the hospital to stay home as a result of which I enjoyed playing videogames more than the routine duration. My leg still pained a lot for one or two months, but it was something I had experienced for the first time. After one month I made new friends at school and enjoyed playing games with them.

Final Advice

My suggestion to all the kids out there is not to feel shy or fearful if encountered such situation, instead face the bullying kids with bold attitude and let them know they will have to face consequences. Also in such situation, immidiately shout out to any senior person or teacher near by. The better you face it the better control you will have on the situation.

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1.         Don’t Create Rules – Create Thoughts –  While some rules are good to follow, so many rules will create a dry environment at home. Kids raised under such rules usually lack self-confidence when grown up. Any rules you create being a parent, should have a genuine reason to satisfy your kids’ thought process. If your kid is not satisfied with the rule, probably you have not explained them properly. First, convince yourself on why you are setting up a particular rule and then elaborate it to your kids.

2.         Provide Guidance Instead of Giving Instructions –  Instruction is a one-way process and is not encouraged for parenting. Guidance and collaboration expands your kids’ mental horizon. Remember, Instruction is “What to do”, whereas guidance is “What to do, Why to do and How to do”

3.         Practice Daily Daddy Time –  You might be a superman working hard to earn the bread for the family, it will be an act of irresponsibility if you are not sparing 5-10 minutes every day as “Daddy Time”. During this time, you should be fully available to your kids – no mobile, no laptop, no TV, nothing else. Only you and your kids please. Your kids should express their feelings, ask questions, discuss their concerns and share their opinions on any life subject.   

4.         Promote Sibling love – I am not aware of any family where siblings do not fight. Siblings’ brawls are simply inevitable, yet as a parent you need to promote sibling love through different activities such as dining together, sharing home stuff, family games, performing home chores together etc.  

5.         Read Books Together – Once in a week everyone in the family should pick a book and read it for 30-60 minutes. As rightly said, today’s readers are tomorrow’s leaders. There is no other best companion than a good book. Reading together will encourage your kids to read more, develop their interest in reading which will lead them to become brand new personalities!

6.         Teach How To Save And Spend –  Try giving monthly pocket money but don’t guide them where to spend. Ask them to plan how they would spend and save money. If you micro-manage, their cognitive skills won’t get polished.  

7.         Instill Manners –  Spare some moments every other day and guide your kids about general manners about treating family, friends, neighbors and guests. Explain to them how to meet, greet and treat people.

8.         Guide On How To Treat Strangers –  Safety and security has become more of a concern these days. As a parent you need to let your children know what to say and what not to say to strangers. They should know that revealing private information could lead to catastrophic situations.  

9.         Allow Small Decisions and Tolerate Mistakes – For small matters let them make mistakes and learn. Do not build roads for them. Tolerate their mistakes so they can learn and improve. Mistakes and failures will increase their resilience which is one of the most important factors of life. A highly resilient person has the mental capability to bring himself/herself back to normal state when challenged with problems. People who are not resilient develop stress as they do not have flexibility (and self-control) on things that go against their wish.

10.    Stay In Mentor And Guide Mode – Parenting job is not limited to a specific hour or day; it’s a life-long effort. Train yourself to stay in ‘guidance mode’ instead of scolding or mocking your kids. Consider every situation as a moment of opportunity to improve.

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11.    Teach Importance of Time – Disciplined and responsible kids are far more successful in life than the rest. Don’t let them be lazy losers. Try to organize their schedule. Encourage them to create their time tables on paper or on the computer. If they use mobiles, encourage them to use time management applications.

12.    Train Digital Skills –  With the advancement of technology it is imperative for parents to help their kids learn new technologies and soft-wares. This does not mean buying costly licenses and subscriptions. Let them learn new stuff that is freely and readily available such as Mind Map applications, coding for kids, robotics,  Microsoft Excel and so on.

13.    Encourage Asking Questions –  Even if your kids ask stupid question, discouraging them will hit their thought process hardly. Further, their confidence will be shattered and you will end up having a shy kid very soon.   

14.    Spend on Memories Instead of Stuff –  Teach your kids that a new gadget will give them temporary happiness, instead going to a fun event, exploring a new city or country will give them life time experience and long lasting happiness.

15.    Create Things to Do List – Science proves that the probability of completion of activities is very high when we write things down and keep them in front of our eyes. Let your kids create checklists or to-do lists and place it on the refrigerator or any other place where it is seen by everyone frequently.

16.    Visit a Poor Vicinity – Show them challenges and struggles others are facing. They will not only develop the sense of gratitude but also embrace life challenges which they may face in future.

17.    Show Them When You Do Charity work – Kids learn more through their eyes. Lead by example and you will see the results yourself.

18.    Ignite Thoughts – Ask questions to trigger thoughts. what do you think about this? What’s your opinion on that? What would you like to change in the word? Asking questions is one of the best techniques you should use for their mental growth.

19.    Emotions Control and Expression of Moods – Explain them different emotions such as being angry, stubborn, sad, excited and so on. Give fair treatment to their emotional response. This will help them strengthen their emotional being. Remember, Emotional Quotient is extremely important for the success of your kids turning adults.   

20.    Install Character building thoughts – There are many personality traits which you need your children to adopt to. You definitely want them to be optimistic, resilient, hardworking, self-motivating, family-oriented, focused and spiritually strong. However you need to create awareness on these aspects by initiating such discussions during casual talks and then let your kids provide you feedback next day. Explain your kids on what it takes to be a great man.

21.    Fair Treatment – Balanced and equal love for every kid has to be ensured by kids else it will lead to inferiority complex which will have a strong impact on your child’s personality and character. Inferiority complex causes shyness and lack of confidence hence it is imperative to maintain a balanced environment in the home. Even if one of your kids is performing better in class or you like him/her for whatsoever reason, it is not appropriate to praise him in siblings’ presence due to the above mentioned reasons.

22.    Assign Small Projects – Assigning small projects to kids will develop a sense of responsibility. You may ask them to prepare a grocery list, organize their books, clean the store room, clean the bicycle or car, washing the parking area, grass cutting, cleaning their room, dish washing and many other house chores.

23.    Screen the screen  –  Know what they are watching. Even if you do not have much sense about Technology, you cannot keep your eyes closed. If you do not know what your kids are watching online, be ready for any potential big shock. Remember, you don’t have to be hard on your kids, yet you have to be responsible in explaining why you need to know about their activities. Check these 12 Tips To Reduce TV Watch Time For Your Kids

24.    If you don’t teach, they will learn the harder way – Spend some time learning how to speak to kids on difficult topics. Due to advancement in technology, kids now have much more easy access to vulgar stuff than in the past. If you do not explain them, they will ask their adult friend “internet” who may take them to the illicit and unethical websites.  

25.    Health is top most priority –  Establish healthy routines at home. Practice “vegetable and fruits day” every week. Practice no-meat day every week. Practice no sugar-day and so on. Dedicate one hour in 2-3 days per week for physical activity. Whether indoor (exercise, table tennis etc.) or outdoor (soccer, park visit, basketball, swimming etc.), physical activities are must. Remember the rule that if you spend money on fast food today, you will end up spending your money on medicines tomorrow.   

26.    Know their friends but don’t do strict policing – Every mother, if given a choice, would like to choose the friends as per her scrutiny however this is not how life works. Kids will choose their friends based on their interest, liking and mental comprehension. Yet, as parents, spend some time with your kids and know who their friends are, what are their interests, what family back-ground they are from, what extracurricular activities do they perform and what kind of grades they have in school. Remember the fact that a person is a product of 5 most closest people in his life so guide your kids on how to choose their friends and why a good friend changes our life.

27.    Develop social skills – No I am not talking about Facebook or Instagram here. What I mean is that your kids should learn how to develop and sustain relationships in real life. It is highly recommended that kids pay a visit to their cousins, grandparents, friends and attend social events in the neighborhood. It’s a well known fact that kids with better social skills progress more in personal and professional life. Encourage your kids to maintain relationships not only during good times but bad times too.

28.    Subscribe the right YouTube channels – If you have Smart TV let them subscribe to qualitative, knowledgeable, informative channels. Choose the channels that have a long lasting impact on your kids’ personality and their future. Discourage them for wasting their time on Netflix or online gaming channels.   

29.    Vaccination track – Well, this is something you must be doing already. Just in case you do not have a formal record for your kids’ vaccines, please do so. You never know when this kind of stuff is needed.  

30.    Organize their documents in a file – In recent years we have to maintain so many records for our kids. It is recommended to purchase separate folders/files for each kid to keep their records organized. You may keep birth certificates, vaccines records, gadgets’ warranty receipts, schools fee receipts and off course their academic records.  

31.    Back-up the documents in your email – While physical record management is important, it is highly recommended to take its picture and send it to your Gmail. This will ensure you have all the records available with you on the go. And in case, the physical copy is damaged or lost, you still have a copy of it in your Gmail for quick needs.

32.    Set reminders for ID cards, passport renewals – It is recommended to make an excel file and enter the expiry dates of all important documents such as Passport renewals, bank cards renewal, car renewal, visa renewal, insurance renewal and so on. Print this file and paste it on the inner side of the cupboard or on the refrigerator so that it stays under your radar.

33.    Set yearly targets – Try to set New Year Resolutions and encourage your kids to learn or achieve something new every year. Help your kids writing down their targets such as learning Horse riding, losing 3 kg weight, learning Microsoft Excel skills, writing 30 articles and submitting to blogs such as this one for publication

34.    Travel together – Travelling together gives enormous exposure to our kids. Instead of buying new costly gadgets every year, plan visiting another city or country. Let your kids experience new things. Remember, you need to uplift their information level, maturity and teach them about general life lessons. Experiencing new activities unleashes your kids’ personality.  

35.    Dine out together – If traveling to another city or country is something heavy on your pocket, it is suggested to take your kids for dining out, you don’t have to choose costly places though. As a parent you need to ensure that dine out time is spent in light mode. Discuss about good memories, future plans or simply share jokes. Let the dine out time become the best family time for your kids.

36.    Spiritual guidance and exposure – God is the source of all the good in our life. Let your kids practice gratitude by constantly reminding about God’s blessings. These days kids develop delayed-gratitude because most of their wishes are fulfilled quickly. Read some articles about connection-with-God and narrate to your kids. Not only that, you need to practice such traits if you want your kids to be spiritually strong. Remember, things do not bring happiness, it is our state of mind that decides the level of happiness. It is proven that people who have strong spiritual connections with God, people who practice gratitude, and people who dedicate their times for God result in high levels of contentment.

37.    Tell meaningful stories –  Stories are one of the best ways for teaching meaningful lessons of life. Stories stay in mind for longer duration and hence the message behind them. Read this awesome resource having 600+ short stories on love, relationship, success, parenting and many other life subjects. You may download android app here

38.    Empathic skills – When we don’t instill empathic behavior we end up raising care-free kids. Teach your kids on how to feel someone’s pain, how to read someone’s emotions, how to respond to a sad person, how to manage someone’s anger and how to put yourself in someone else’s shoes to feel their mental state. This will increase Emotional Quotient of your kids which is one of the important factors for living a successful life.  

39.    Situation Control – Ask ‘What-would-you-do-if’ kind of questions. Try to create simple situations at home and let your kids propose solutions. Do not guide them, instead let them use their brain and come up with answers. Always give constructive feedback on their thoughts and encourage them to think more. You will ignite their creativity and also help them become a more self-sufficient person. Kids who are not exposed to life problems may fail very quickly when challenged.

40.    Use adjectives and all the optimistic words in routine conversations – Usage of positive and constructive words have a super impact on every human’s personality and you would want the same for your family. Take a print of the ‘word cloud’ and stick it on your refrigerator or in your kids’ room. Practice these good words while interacting with your kids. You will see the difference yourself ! Check out this resource for 100 positive words for kids  

41.     Teach Simplicity – Let your children understand the difference between needs and wants. As much as you can, keep your children to live their lives in “needs” categories. The wishes have no limits, which mean, if you fulfill one today, they will come up with another one. Your children do not have to buy new clothes if they can wear the current ones, they don’t need to buy another laptop after every 2 years. They don’t need to upgrade their mobile within 2 years.

42.    Ask Thought provoking Questions – Asking questions triggers and ignites the thought process of humans. If you want your kids to be tomorrow’s leaders, start asking big questions (depending upon their age. For example: How can we ensure every hungry person on earth sleeps with a full tummy. What kind of future cars will look like? What features do you want to have in your mobile?

43.    Don’t Spoil Them – Fulfilling all of their desires immediately is not a sign of good parenting. Even if the wish is so easy to grant, teach them the value of patience. One approach is to set a target for them before they entitle themselves to earn it. For example: If your kid wants you to buy a cycle, ask him to learn MS PowerPoint and make a 4-5 page presentation about the benefits of cycles. This strategy will force them to learn PowerPoint. Let them understand what it takes to earn something in life, instead of getting it for free.

44.    Punishment Vs Consequences –  While punishing them, do not bring your emotions in the conversations. Be neutral in your tone with them. Don’t tell them that you are punishing them, instead let them know, in a polite tone, that they are simply facing the result of their mistake. If they don’t make this mistake they wouldn’t be facing this consequence. This approach will install a sense of responsibility and ownership of their actions.  

45.    Encourage them to express their thoughts on paper. It is recommended by Harvard® that writing our emotions (especially when angry) helps us cool down. Sometimes our instant anger is more than what it is supposed to be. When we write our thoughts (and associated emotions), we neutralize our reaction to a greater extent. This enables our anger muscles to get back to normal. Apart from that, try asking your kids to write about:  “what are 50 things you are thankful to God for?” “What do you feel when you fight with your sibling”

46.    Let Them Do Weekend Grocery –  Let them make a list of things they have to purchase. Give them an overview of the kitchen and explain what are the different components needed to run the food system of the family. Do the same for every non-food item to be purchased. Once you explain them, let them come up with a detailed list of items. Then take them to the market and ask them to find out those stuff and fill in the trolley. This includes choosing the raw vegetables and fruits. Guide them on how to differentiate between fresh and unhealthy stuff.  

47.    Not everyone is A grader –  Don’t expect your kids to bring home the best progress report from school. Everyone is a ‘differently genius’ human. Some kids are best in academics while others are best in art, speaking skills, sports or in another field. Remember, only 5-10 percent of kids are A-graders and the world has not fallen due to this. So do not dishearten your kids by taunting them or forcing them to be the topper of the class; instead encourage them to do things which they are best at. Soon you will find out their unique qualities and skills. Once you know, polish them more and help your kids shine all the way!   

48.    Visit Orphan House– Life never stops teaching; it keeps offering different flavors throughout. Some days we are excited, happy and satisfied while we experience tragic moments at certain stages of life. If your kids only enjoy the luxuries of life and are not exposed to challenges and problems, they will have difficult times in future. Taking them to Orphan House will help them understand the difficulties of orphans and will help them be thankful to God for what they have. Taking some gifts (clothes, books and toys) and handing over to orphans will establish a soft and emotional bond between your kids and the less-fortunate kids of society.

49.    Visit Graveyard –  One of the reasons for taking them to graveyards is to let them know that one day they will have the same phase of life. Statistics prove that people who remember death are more happier than the ones who don’t. The reason they explain is that a person who understands that he has to leave this world one day, will have less greed, less expectations and less desires. Also you can use this opportunity to ignite their thoughts about their spiritual connection with God and explain to them the concept of accountability (that God will do) after death. The benefit for this exercise is that your kids will have the sense of responsibility and the mission to do good in life.   

50.    Visit grandparents quite often – You don’t need to have a reason or benefit for taking your kids to their grandparents’ place. It is the right of grandparents that you and your kids meet them quite often. While it is highly recommended to keep your parents with you and give them all the love you have, however, if this is not possible for any reason, it is extremely important to take your kids to them very frequently. This is needed to teach your kids  valuing their relationships with elder people of society and also remember the blessings of youth. Further, grandparents have many life experiences which you may not have had. Their advice and guidance, and their prayers for you will always pave the way of success for you and your kids.

51.    Guide them about Sexual limitations – Due to advancement of technology and ease of availability of all kinds of good and bad information, kids are getting exposed to sexual stuff at much earlier age than they are supposed to. Having said that, it is imperative for you to speak to your kids about such subjects so that they do not try to explore it themselves on the internet. If they do, they will land in unethical, illicit and sensitive websites without you being aware of it. It is important for you to decide about what information and how much of it should be told to your kids based on their age category and their gender. Explain to them about distancing needs after they have become ‘adults’. Let them know the religious, social and lawful consequences of such acts. If you do not make sincere efforts on this subject, your kids will start searching about such stuff out of curiosity and may want to try this out practically that may lead to unexpected and embarrassing situations for you.

52.    Ask them to clean your room once in a while – In order to let your kids realize the efforts parents put in for upbringing them, it is recommended to ask them tidy up your room once in a while. Let them arrange your bed, coffee table, closet, shoes, books. Give them some guidance about your important stuff. Set Up some ground rules to avoid any mistakes. This activity will help them understand the energy behind your efforts for daily work you do for them. Similarly, you may want to engage them for kitchen activities such as (cooking, washing, general cleaning etc.) someday.  

53.    Future Exposure – Technology is continuously evolving. Many jobs are getting replaced. For example a simple drone has replaced the helicopter news reporting. A mobile has replaced fax machine, telephone, calendars printing. Many Soft-wares are replacing manual work. You need to give exposure to your kids about jobs of the future so they chose the right profession. For example some of the future jobs would be in Solar Energy, Data Analytics, Robotics and Automation, Design and Analysis, Web App Development, Digital Contents Production,  Electronics Development, Block Chain, Operations and Efficiency Management, Laws Enforcement and Customer Service Management industries/domains

54.    Avoid Sibling Comparison – One of the sins of parenting is to compare your kids in front of them. This is simply an insulting act. Each human is born with unique capabilities. God has sent each human on a unique mission either small or big. You can’t simply impose your judgement on them. Sibling comparison gives birth to inferiority complex, lack of confidence and stress which would definitely lead to unhealthy unexpected results.  Even if you have a favorite child, do not praise him in front of others. Instead help the rest of the kids to learn and improve; not based on your preferences, but based on their skillset, unique nature and interests.

55.    Exposure About Crimes and Punishment – Let them know the crime punishment before they indulge in any illicit activities. As a parent it is important for you to provide frequent updates about crimes such as monetary frauds, keeping something without licenses, getting engaged in banned activities as per domestic or national laws. Also explain to them about cybercrimes and role of law enforcement agencies. While you may see several news on these subjects on TV/internet, usually teenagers do not pay attention to them. It is your duty to keep giving them such exposure so that they know civic laws and become law abiding citizens.

56.    Don’t force them for anything, explain why –  You need to convince yourself with solid reasoning first, before you convince your child for anything. Persuasion is a great human quality that is art as well as skill. Persuasion is a combination of your empathic skills (ability to understand the emotions of others) and analytical skills (to understand something from different perspectives). If you force your thoughts on your kids, you will end up having relationship gaps with your kids.

57.    It is said that you are the product of 5 closest people in your life. When teenagers start socializing with friends whom their parents are not aware of, there is a possibility they get attracted to drinking and alcohol. It is important for you as a parent to provide detailed guidance on the harms of smoking, drinking and drugs etc. Let your kid know that such habits will lead to serious health problems and some of these habits may lead them to do criminal acts and they end up landing in jail.

58.    Developing confidence and assertiveness – Shyness is long term failure. In practical life, bold and assertive people always take advantage of the situations. They grow more in their career because of being outspoken. While for many of us, shyness is a natural phenomenon and cannot be fully resolved, yet it can be improved to a large extent. So, even if you are a shy parent, do not let this personality trait grow much in your children. Help your shy kids and encourage them to be more extrovert and talkative. Encourage them to express their feelings and when they do, do not criticize, instead empower them with more constructive feedback about their feelings.   

59.    Help your kids to become independent – I have seen mothers providing assistance to their kids for the things they can manage themselves.  I have seen mothers, giving comfort to their kids on tiny matters. Such kids become parasites when they grow up. Children should be taught on how to do things instead they should be doing the stuff themselves. This doesn’t mean, parents will not supervise them anymore, instead, this means, children should start managing their life on their own instead of being dependent on their parents. If they fail, they should be guided properly. Children who start managing their work (cupboard cleaning, food table cleaning, getting ready for school, managing their bag, putting clothes in laundry, making cereals and so on) become more responsible, confident and resilient in their life.

60.    Mobile Usage Regulation – Mobile devices can be used for many purposes (connecting with people via phone calls, email and communication, messaging service, social media, entertainment, book study, tools and productivity. Wise are the people who maintain the balance. Wise are the parents who teach their kids on how to establish a balanced approach for using the mobile device for needs and desires. Of course, human nature is to enjoy life in full, however life cannot be enjoyed by having an irresponsible approach. Hence it is important for parents to provide guidance to kids to use the mobile responsibly. Sometimes you might have challenges to establish check and balance on how your kids are using mobile device. For such situation, check out this resource “Parental Control Setup for mobile” and “Parental Control in Google Play

61.    Listen to understand – Attentive listening enhances your child’s trust in you which leads to improving self-confidence. When you pay attention to your child and help him express his feelings, you are empowering his thought process. When your child tries to explain you anything, get involved fully. If possible, stop whatever you are doing, and become full ears. Even if your child is incorrect, appreciate on what he/she is telling you. Instead of saying “You are wrong”, try saying “let me explain you”. If you use directive language or behave in a destructive feedback, you will damage your child’s personality. Try to use metaphors for kids and all the positive words you can think of. Check out this resource about “Listening to Kids

62.    Guide them on how to manage bullying – Some parents do not give value to their kids opinion (specially about school activities). Such kids tend to not sharing their bullying with you and may end up developing stress which would lead to disastrous situation. If your kids are bold and confident, they will be managing the bullying situations themselves however for shy and less confident kids it is important that you provide them the techniques on how to respond in such situation. Guide them to act brave, walk away and ignore the bully. Tell them to contact an adult nearby or talk to the teacher about it. Guide them to hold the anger and stay confident. See this detailed guide on how to handle bullying and also  this one   

63.    Too much Criticizing kills kids’ personality – It is a well-known fact that less confident kids do not succeed in life much. One of the reasons for loss of confidence is criticism from the parents. Remember, criticism is a big time creativity killer. Not only that, criticism destroys your kids’ natural abilities to respond to certain situation boldly. Always provide positive and constructive feedback to your child instead of criticizing him. It is not what you want to communicate, more important is how you convey the message. Avoid aggressive tone, speaking negative words, taunting or mocking approach for the things your child does. Enhance your vocabulary of positive words. Check out 10 Effective Principles on Providing Feedback

64.    Apologize and they will learn to apologize – Two of the earliest words that are taught to the kids are “Thank you” and “Sorry”. Time has come that parents should also start practicing “Sorry”. Nobody is perfect in the world and you are not an exception too. Many times we do mistakes but in our pride of being elders we forget to apologize to our kids. You can ‘safely’ expect the same behavior if you do not demonstrate this behavior. As a general rule, stubborn parents are going to raise stubborn kids. Change your habits to raise kids with high empathy and good relationship skills.

65.    Happiness is not in assets, rather our state of mind – Whether you wear a costly Rado or a cheap watch, you see the same time. Whether you drive a Ferrari or a Ford or Hyundai, you reach the destination at more or less same time. People who run behind luxuries, people who are servants of their desires, people who run in the fast lane of money race, left behind in the race of life. The life that comprises of Lovely relationships, stable health, spiritual connection with God, contentment with what is available does not necessarily needs millions in the bank.  Such are the teaching you are required to explain to your kids. Practice lovely moments with your kids with simple and cheap activities to convey the same message.

66.    Over frankness not good – There is a quote that says, “feed your kids with golden spoon but look at them with the lion’s eyes”. I would not recommend that. Instead, you need to maintain a nice balance between ‘being a friend’ and ‘being a boss’. I know some families who have pampered their kids so much by being over friendly with them. After certain stage, such parents are on the mercy of their kids’ demands and moods. So, dfine some boundaries about what things you are flexible with, what are their boundaries, and actions would lead triggering your anger.

67.    Games are good but types are games should be regulated. Many researches confirm that playing games increases kids’ confidence and intelligence. However at the same time, games may cause aggression too. As a parent you need to do a research once in a while about what games your child is playing and if there are negative reviews about it. Remember, one of the famous games was officially blocked by certain countries and special notes were sent to the parents by schools due to sever effects it was causing on childern’s psychology. Staying up-to-date on gaming subject is expected from you as a parent.  

68.    Mobile Use – Do not take any social pressure and buy a mobile device for your kid until he is fully responsible. It is understood that it is inevitable for kids to use tabs and laptops for their studies and ‘fair entertainment’ but it is still possible for not giving a mobile device to your kid specially for the night times. With ease of access to all those evil websites, it is very risky if your kid is using mobile use while he/she is alone. Some researchers say that girls are more vulnerable to the side effects. Read this Age by Age Guide About Kids and Smart Phone ​ Thank you for taking time reading this parenting guide. Please feel free to provide any other recommendations that you are practicing as a parent.

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