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Grief and Its Long-Term Impact on Children

  admin   |     June 30, 2022

Grief as a concept is known to many, and feared by all, as losing someone is never truly easy and it may never get easy. The fact that adults too are only slowly able to gage and move past the loss and trauma, for children it is far more difficult to grieve and understand what grief means.

Teenage Rebellion and Parenting | Why Do They Rebel and How To Deal With It?

  admin   |     June 20, 2022

Adolescence is a period where a child is undergoing a lot of changes, both bodily and socio-emotionally. Children when they reach the period of adolescence suffer, not only the wrath of adapting to the perils of puberty but also dealing with the troubles of finding their own identity and fitting into a peer group.

Positive Communication Style Between Parents and Children

  admin   |     June 10, 2022

Parent is the primary source of society for the child for the starting years of his or her life. Hence, engaging in communication and encouraging the child to communicate both verbally and nonverbally is very important.

Grit: What it Means and Why You Need It | Growth and Mindset Using Grit and Resilience

  admin   |     May 30, 2022

The world keeps getting more competitive and the challenges that keep emerging are endless. Often these challenges are so complex, that children are not able to find effective ways of working through these challenges, and hence there is a feeling of failure that develops within them.

New Keys to Success and Leadership for Kids and Imparting Skills and Moral Values

  admin   |     May 20, 2022

When we talk about success and leadership, it becomes paramount that we talk about nurturing and inspiring every child's innate intelligence and innovative nature; by empowering them to be self- motivated through social connection, critical thinking

The Benefits of Early Childhood Friendships and importance of being a friend to children

  admin   |     May 10, 2022

Parents are the most important part of a child’s life and they become the first form of social interaction they have. In the recent years, children have more access to the outside world than they did before which thereby impacts the relationship

Concept of Reinforcement and Effective Ways of Reinforcing our Children

  admin   |     Apr 30, 2022

Reinforcement is considered as an integral part of raising a future-fit leader and it involves providing the child with verbal encouragement or tangible rewards that will encourage the likelihood of certain behaviors in a child.

Instilling Self-Love and Body Positivity in Children

  admin   |     Apr 20, 2022

Raising children who are confident about the way they look is important for developing their self- esteem and confidence.

The Importance of Peer Relationships for Social-Emotional Development

  admin   |     Apr 11, 2022

In the journey of life, we come across a plethora of people, but some of them become a recurring part of our lives and we call those people our friends or peers.

What is bullying & How to Deal with It | A Guide for Parents by Dolphin POD

  admin   |     March 30, 2022

Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behaviour among school children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. Watching your child experience the physical and emotional pain of bullying or cyberbullying is heart-breaking. …

Talking to your teenager about their future | Dolphin POD

  admin   |     March 20, 2022

When children are young, the one common question that all parents ask them is, “what do you want to be when you grow up?”.

7 Reasons Why Pre-School is Important for Your Child | Dolphin POD

  admin   |     March 10, 2022

It is a common practice to negate the importance of Pre-school. Parents often think that it will make no difference in the life of their child if they do not attend pre -school.

Art Therapy with Children | Few Techniques that Parents can Use

  admin   |     Feb 28, 2022

Kids love to get messy with paint, crayons, colours, or any other material that gives them a sense of touch. It helps the kids in expressing themselves, teaches them various socially appropriate behaviour.

How can you teach your Child to Contribute, from an early age?

  admin   |     Feb 19, 2022

As parents and educators, we want our children to be grateful for what they have been given and have compassion for those who are in need. Teaching our children about being responsible and contributing citizens is not something that will happen overnight.

Home is where the heart is! Importance of spending time with children

  admin   |     Feb 10, 2022

The first sense of the social world that a child encounter is with their parents. It is the parent that forms a direct link for the child with the world outside. From relatives to friends, as well as with scholastic setup.

Parenting in the 21st Century | A Complete Guide By Dolphin POD

  admin   |     Jan 30, 2022

Being from a country like India, the population is constantly on a rise with the birth rate being a whopping 17.592 births per 1000 people as per the census of 2020. This highlights that the number of parents is growing as well.

Using Positive Affirmations with your child

  admin   |     Jan 20, 2022

Positive affirmations are a form of Positive self-talk, positive phrases or statements when repeated often enough, this positivity can contribute to gains in self-esteem and overall Positive thinking and used to challenge negative or unhelpful thoughts as well.

Procrastination in Children

  admin   |     Jan 10, 2022

Procrastination is generally known as the act of delaying or putting off tasks till the last moment or even past their deadlines. Human beings have been procrastinating for centuries. Simply put, it is the force that prevents you from following through on what you set out to do.

How music can be a part of or child’s growth

  admin   |     Dec 30, 2021

“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything.” – Plato Music has been the heart of the soul of humanity for several centuries, with its first formal evidence being from the 40,000 BP..

Importance of Incorporating Downtime in Your Child’s Schedule

  admin   |     Dec 20, 2021

Downtime means, “Time Off.” It refers to the time when we’re completely relaxed. Downtime is important for everyone, and that includes kids, too. Just like the way we experience stress from our job.

Benefits of Socialisation for Children in Their Early Years

  admin   |     Dec 10, 2021

Social development is tied to many other parts of your baby’s overall development, sending your child to a preschool can give them the social interaction that they need with children their age, and help them reach other developmental milestones. .…

Raising Resilient Kids Who Are Prepared for the Future

  admin   |     Nov 30, 2021

Children are diverse and have their own coping mechanisms. Some are great under any given circumstances, yet some face challenges when encountered with adverse events like difficult family situations, loss of people in their lives and physical and mental disabilities..…

Few Tips to Nurture the Creative Minds

  admin   |     Nov 20, 2021

Creativity may be defined as the tendency to generate or recognize ideas, alternatives, or possibilities that may be useful in problem solving, establishing clear communication with others, and engaging ourselves with others. Creativity is the process of bringing something new into being. ..…

Technology and Adolescents

  admin   |     Nov 14, 2021

Changes in technology over time has affected many aspects of our life. The way we lived in the past is different to the way we live today, and this is vastly due to the changes in technology, Technological changes affect the way we work, travel, communicate and play. On one hand it has made our lives easier..…

Setting Boundaries With Your Children

  admin   |     October 15, 2021

It is uncomfortable for many parents to start putting boundaries into place, especially if you haven’t before! As parents, we love our kids, and we would never want to see them upset over something we did (or could have prevented). Learning about boundaries early in life gives children the skills to navigate..…

Helping Kids Face the challenges of Reopening

  admin   |     October 5, 2021

Finally! What we’ve been waiting for months is happening. As cities and regions across the country lift restrictions, we’re no longer cooped up indoors, away from friends and family. We should be immensely relieved, right? And yet, as hard as the..…

How to Keep Your Kids Smart, Happy, and Strong During the Pandemic

  admin   |     September 10, 2021

With the ongoing pandemic and being indoors with our kids all the time, can be challenging. With the schools being closed, many parents are left wondering how to keep their kids busy, without missing out on their academics...…

Creating a Culture of Kindness

  admin   |     September 06, 2021

Kindness is a type of behavior marked by acts of generosity, consideration, or concern for others, it plays an important role in our happiness; Studies have shown that kindness improves our physical and mental health, whether we show kindness, accept kindness, or simply witness kindness..…

Why and How to Help Children Develop Strong Empathy Skills

  admin   |     September 01, 2021

Empathy is one of the most vital Emotional Intelligence (EI) skills you can learn. It means understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to, and vicariously experiencing the feelings and thoughts of another in an objectively explicit manner..…

Best Preschool in Vasant Kunj South Delhi

  admin   |     March 27, 2021

Based in the heart of South Delhi, Dolphin Pod is Asia's first 21st century achievement centre and one of the best Preschools in Vasant Kunj for kids and parents, where it focuses on the most essentials and crucial skills for your child’s overall development and well-being.…

Importance of Play School for Kids

  admin   |     March 15, 2021

For a long period of time, parents have always ignored the concept of play in children and have always pushed them more towards academic success and have always seen play as a pass time or a waste of time in the child’s life. Fortunately, in recent years psychologists and child…

The Link Between Mindfulness and IQ

  admin   |     January 31, 2020

Mindfulness has become a part of a much larger picture in the recent past. It’s not just meant for the Monks, Yogis, and those on a spiritual path, anymore. Scientific research has shown that practicing mindfulness is a great tool for success and can and should be taught from a very young…

Manage Your Emotions

  admin   |      January 24, 2020

We hear a lot nowadays, about emotional management, but what does that mean? People tend to have different theories about what managing one’s emotions entail. We can say this for sure, that it has nothing to do with ‘controlling’ the emotions. A lot of times when we think about ‘controlling’ we think…

5 SEL Strategies to Practise at Home

  admin   |      March 27, 2019

A growing body of research suggests that helping children to develop good social and emotional skills early in life makes a big difference in their long-term health and well-being. According to Daniel Goleman, author of “Emotional Intelligence”, he says that through family life…

Early Childhood Education

  admin   |      March 27, 2019

According to UNICEF, the early childhood period is considered from the time of conception to eight years of age. The earliest years of a child’s life are also considered by scientists, child psychologists, and other such related organizations as quite crucial in terms of the child’s growth…

Activity Centre for Toddlers

  admin   |      March 27, 2019

A growing body of research suggests that helping children to develop good social and emotional skills early in life makes a big difference in their long-term health and well-being. According to Daniel Goleman, author of “Emotional Intelligence”, he says that through family life…

Personality Development

  admin   |      March 19, 2019

Understanding of personality is most definitely not a unidimensional concept, in fact there are a variety of factors, external and internal, that affects the personality of the child. A child’s personality is affected by both ‘nature’ and ‘nurture’ – the gender, heredity, environmental.…

Why PLAY is Important!

  admin   | Posted at March 11, 2019

Play is very important here at Dolphin P.O.D – the ‘P’ in P.O.D stands for play, that’s how important! During play, the child is free to explore their environment, both internal and external, as well as get to know more about themselves and others! Play is crucial to reaching…

Social Emotional Development

  admin   | Posted at March 6, 2019

A growing body of research suggests that helping children to develop good social and emotional skills early in life makes a big difference in their long-term health and well-being. According to Daniel Goleman, author of “Emotional Intelligence”, he says that through family life…

Back to school tips to keep your child smart, strong & happy while staying off technology!

  admin   |      January 14, 2019

5 Tips to get you started on a healthy tech diet As a society, we have been spending more time than ever watching videos, browsing social media and swiping our lives away on our tablets…

Tools to overcome the stress of exams

  admin   |      September 27, 2018

Time flies when we’re having fun and before we know it, the terms almost over and the exams begin to rear their ugly heads! At this time, many students may feel a sense of dread or anxiety, because with exams comes a lot of pressure and absolutely no fun and games.…

Is Your Child Stressed Out?

  admin   |      September 27, 2018

Dr. Shimi Kang shares how to recognize the signs and ways to help. Watch on BT Vancouver.…

7 Ways to Engage Your Child in Everyday Play

  admin   |      August 25, 2018

The “P” in Dolphin Kids’ P.O.D. stands for PLAY! Why is play important? From learning problem-solving skills, to creative thinking, processing emotions and building resilience, play offers great opportunities for growth…

The Power of Positive Mindset

  admin   |      August 22, 2018

Having a positive mindset has a bigger impact on performance than what researchers have expected. A recent study by Stanford University found something surprising. Researchers observed the brains of students to understand how attitude influence achievement…

Meditation for Kids

  admin   |      August 14, 2018

The need for meditative practice and/or mindfulness for children was an unheard-of concept until a few years back. The sudden influx in academic pressure with a need to balance that with their social and emotional needs, changed the way the world functioned before…

Communication Skills Activities

By admin |      August 10, 2018

We live in a world where digital media is moving at an unfathomable pace. It is slowly impacting the way we express ourselves, interact with others and manage our relationships. In the age of Facebook, WhatsApp etc. – increasingly becoming the most frequented interface for…

The Role of Mother’s: Insights and tips on how mothers contribute to social-emotional-cognitive (SEC) learning

  admin   |      June 26, 2018

Mothers are most often the primary caregiver who support their children’s physical, emotional, mental and social development. As such, it is no surprise that mothers play a significant role in every aspect of their children’s growth…

Becoming a Successful Parent through Future Fit Learning

  admin   |      March 31, 2018

Contemporary parenting is hard! Bombarded with expert advices & societal expectations, we have an ‘information overload’ because of an increased access to understanding how others parent. Just when we think we’ve got it ‘right’ someone will cast doubt into our minds, because what is right…

Ways to help kids overcome fear of failure

  admin   |      March 6, 2018

You have cooed, cuddled and coddled your babies since birth and raised them with tags like Superman or Power Puff Girl. Well, to every parent their child is the winner!But then there comes the time of reality check- your little one is growing up, getting familiar with the school and bedtime…

Unique After School Activities you Must Try for Your Child

  admin   |      January 27, 2018

As the school academic year comes close to end, many parents are thinking not only about the new classes and syllabus, but also what their kids will do after school. And why not? Keeping your child occupied in the time between school of the biggest challenges facing a parent today…

How to Help Your Child Deal with Shyness

  admin   |      January 19, 2018

Shyness is completely normal in children and most of the times nothing at all to worry about. In fact, a new study conducted by the University of Colorado and the University of Connecticut examined shyness. They found that shy children know the answer to questions just…

Eight Ways to Make Public Speaking Easier for Your Child

  admin   |      January 12, 2018

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

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

  admin   |      December 21, 2017

Our little ones are constantly growing, learning and evolving, every single day of their lives. But children don’t need to be sitting behind a desk or computer screen to learn new skills. As parents, we need to nurture and inspire our child’s innate intelligence by empowering them to be self motivated through social connection…

Five Basic Life Skills Your Child Must Learn

  admin   |      December 15, 2017

As a mother I am always on a look out for something extra when it comes to the health of my children or their education and learning. Think of those health drinks- the ones that promise an extra dose of nutrition to boost your child’s health. Or those summer camps and art & craft classes…

Are You Parenting ‘The Dolphin Way’?

  admin   |      November 16, 2017

Many of the prevalent parenting styles today describe parents that “take over.” Whether it is the Tiger parent pushing piano, the Helicopter parent hovering over homework, the Bubble Wrap parent over-protecting, or the Snow-Plough parent shoving all obstacles out of the way— all of these models create an environment…

Downtime: Is your Child Getting Enough Real Downtime?

  admin   |      November 9, 2017

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

Want Successful Kids? Teach Them Gratitude

  admin   |      November 4, 2017

What are you grateful for today? This is the question I try to ask my three children before I tuck them into bed at night. When I was younger, my mother established the same bedtime routine. Some nights I was more grateful than others, but the question always challenged…

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Why Making Mistakes Is Good For Your Kids

  admin   |      October 27, 2017

Dr Shimi K Kang(co-founder Dolphin POD) Hockey great Wayne Gretzky often said “You miss every shot you don’t take.” The same is true for learning opportunities: if children decide against trying something, they will never know what they may be missing out on…

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

  admin   |      October 25, 2017

Social skills are falling, while child anxiety is on the rise Ninety-two percent of today’s super-connected youth (often dubbed “The Internet Generation”) go online daily, while 88% use a smartphone. Children are growing up in a world where social connections depend on a strong WiFi signal…

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

  admin   |      October 24, 2017

Dolphin Pod isn’t just a centre. It’s a path of new learning. It’s a new dimension that incorporates 21st-century tools to prepare children for their paths ahead. We don’t teach academics. Schools are doing a good job of that. We partner with the kids to realize their potential and prepare themselves…

Why Dolphin POD?

  admin   |      October 12, 2017

Dolphin Coaches and Pod Sessions: Why Two Fins are better than one – Dr Shimi K Kang (Psychiatrist and Author) The National Education Association (NEA) deems collaboration as an essential skill for students to learn, because it is inherent in how work is accomplished and how our workforce functions. In my research, I have found the characteristics of…

Dolphin POD – a Thoughtful Initiative to Make Every Child a twenty first Century Leader

  admin   |      September 23, 2017

Shobana Mahansaria is born entrepreneur. Her drive to create and start many new ventures has been an inborn quality she has always used with passion. Born and raised in Thailand, Ms. Mahansaria graduated from the prestigious Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts and later…

Destressing children through life skills training

  admin   |      August 2, 2017

It is hard to confirm whether a child is stressed due to their lack of knowledge about what that really means, this is why it is important as an adult to educate children on stress. Life skills are being taught to assist children in successfully dealing with stressful life events, even before they occur…

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