Clothes donation on 7th and 8th Dec @ MagicHive

We had a clothes drive on 7th and 8th Dec. People generously and thoughtfully donated warm clothes, shirts and pants and children’s clothes. The clothes were donated to the neighbouring families who are involved in the construction of houses. The process of distribution is on…IMG_3664

Kalavenue Natyostavam Nov 2013

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The children learning Bharatnatyam at MagicHive under the guidance of Harini Panguluri (from Kalakshetra) had Natyostavam 2013 in the Sathya Ganapati Temple, J.P.Nagar on Nov 30th.

Meeting ‘Pika Nani’ the author of ‘Little Indians’

“After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.”
― Philip Pullman
An enjoyable evening with ‘Pika Nani’. Children were inspired by her stories and her journey which took her towards writing. Children were happy to get a signed copy of ‘Little Indians’.

 

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Look for ways to do it differently … :-)

We do get tired of telling our children to put their shoes in the rack, keep their books in place, wash their hands, do their homework …the list is endless. A parent is constrained by being told that they cannot yell, shout or hit their child to instill discipline in them 🙂

One parent found a creative way of letting her child know that he needs to wash his hands by bringing the I-PAD alive

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Session for parents @ Neuerth Kids AECS Layout

IMG_3594 MagicHive conducted a session for parents at Neuerth Kids AECS Layout on 9th Nov. Parents enjoyed the session as they experienced being a child. They also went back with an understanding of how they can connect better with their children.

Some feedback of the parents:

”Very informative and thought provoking’

”Very good insight. Have realised now important it is to understand child. Excellent.”

An interesting approach to a behaviour

When we are concerned about our child’s behaviour, at times we react to it forgetting that children also have their needs. Recently a mother worked with her child on the issue of using IPad in this manner.

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And the child had this as a reply 🙂

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They are continuing to work having both their needs in the picture. Working with the belief that children are capable we give them opportunity to make decisions, problem solve and feel capable. Thank you, Mathangi  for sharing this with us.

 

Punishment how effective?

 

Punishment:
To punish kids, very simply, is to make something unpleasant happen to them — or prevent them from experiencing something pleasant – usually with the goal of changing their future behavior. The punisher makes them suffer, in other words, to teach them a lesson.[1]

Fundamental questions about the wisdom of this approach may suggest themselves even before we look at the results of scientific investigations. For example, it may occur to us to ask How likely is it that intentionally making children unhappy would prove beneficial in the long run? And: If punishment is so effective, how come I have to keep doing it to my child over and over? (Alfie Kohn)

How will Impositions of writing a whole page of ‘I will go swimming’ help the child. The child either develops and attitude of ‘I don’t care’ or a fear of displeasing the teacher. How will it help the child to become responsible ???
It brings out the helplessness of the adult to connect with the child 

 
”Control breeds the need for more control, which is used to justify the use of control.” ~ Alfie Kohn

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Workshop with Adolescents @ MagicHive

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A session for the adolescents was held at MagicHive on 20th Oct
Some feedback from them:
‘It was fun and interactive’
‘I thought it would be a session where we will be advised not to play video games etc.. but it was so different. I have learnt lot of things from this session. It was fun’
‘It made me think of stuff which I thought were not important and I realise now they are’.

Hope to have more of these sessions like this in future 🙂