Parenting is a tough job. Both emotionally and intellectually, you get to experience new obstacles every day. There is a lot going on every day and it is so obvious to feel exhausted. You try to juggle between your work life and parenting and even try to nurture your kids in the limited time that you spend with them.
The society or community we live in, the people we interact with and the behaviour we imbibe from them are all inter-linked. They create a long-lasting impression on the nature of kids. Their convictions are all based on the apprehensions that they make early in their life and later abide by these inculcated ideas. These days, parenting can be both difficult and tiring. You as a parent need to be equally cautious and patient. You need to be aware of the facts, situations and surroundings relating to your kid, at the same time be all understanding and composed to the issues that are evident. Your child can be an enigma to you, but you as a parent need to figure out what’s best for your child.
The transition of the seasons are always beautiful. It's divine to see so many colours after the cold winter months. Summers are extreme in a tropical country like India, but it is so much more than just heat and sweat, summers bring everything alive from hibernation.
Now that school’s over, children are either eager to go out for a family trip or excited for their summer camp. They are pumping with energy and keeping them at home will not do them any good. Then why not divert all that energy into gaining something valuable and learning things that are constructive? Sending your kids to summer camp is an excellent option to let them steer their passion into productivity.
With the world becoming more competitive every passing day, school education alone is not enough to prepare the children for tomorrow. Schools do impart knowledge, but they don’t run programs to take care of students who face learning and focus issues. Moreover, school programs are not designed to enhance the children’s soft skills and development of survival skills. The need to thoroughly prepare children for the life’s survival race has given rise to many afterschool programs. Though a lot of parents enroll their kids in multiple afterschool programs to restrict them from wasting their after-school time in unproductive activities, they are not aware of the many benefits that an afterschool program delivers.
I still remember the time I was new to chess and I was playing with one of my cousins during this time of the year. It was summer holidays and was just getting the hang of chess, its rules, the moves and the likes. Whenever I played with my cousin, I hardly managed to play over 5 moves. Why? Checkmate!
As we are slowly waking up to the importance of coding and programming languages here in India, a group back in the US realized the inevitability of coding as early as 16 years back. And this realization was not based on the scope of coding for adults but for kids over 8 years. Yes, MIT Lab’s Lifelong Kindergarden Group developed a visual programming language targeted at teaching coding to kids in 2002 that made its first appearance in the year 2007. Designed to help kids understand coding concepts and programming languages, the visual tool for ages 8 and above allows kids to think, analyze, collaborate and imagine a virtual world simultaneously learning digital concepts.
One of the major shortcomings our previous generation complained was on the inaccessibility to information. For them, everything was a struggle and they had to go on a pursuit to know things, adapt, work and evolve. However, that’s not the case with our generation and the ones to follow. At the click of a button, we have a world of information waiting to be explored and if you’re really into personal development for yourself or your kid, there are plenty of avenues and opportunities.
Practice is what turns a layman to a connoisseur and constant exposure to tougher situations is what brings out the best in people. In this fast-paced world, hardly do we have time to sit down, think and have conversations. We go to work, binge television series, eat, try to sleep at night, sleep in the mornings and repeat. Amidst such a lifestyle, it is difficult to pursue an interest and sustain it. That’s why we have with us chess apps for your smartphone that will allow you to stay in touch with the game and update your games and skills while you’re on the move. So no matter if you are commuting your way to work, having lunch or have a spare time, these apps should keep nurturing the pro in you. Check them out.
Everybody knows that a game of chess can be won by pulling a checkmate on the opposite king. But like in any game it need not always be a one sided result. Sometimes both the players may share laurels by ending the game in a draw. This is many a times used by players on the losing side to strategically avoid defeat. Let us sneak into the rulebooks to see the various ways in which a game of chess can end in a draw.
At Mind Mentorz, we have always been channelizing our energy on walking you through the positive impact chess can bring in to your life. Be it through our classes, conversations or blog posts, we have emphasized the importance of training your mind with chess for the development of analytical and strategic skills that will complement your goals and aspirations.
As chess players, we all yearn for that perfect moment we can trap our opponents, strangle them with pieces and watch them slowly give up to their helplessness. Ah, what a sight! However, reaching up to that point is not easy and sometimes, we tend to make a few minor miscalculations or give into carelessness that backfires our strategies for a perfect checkmate.
Manasvi - student from Mind Mentorz recently took part in the 42nd ICA Monthly Chess Tournament in the U9 Girls Category and secured 1st place. She finished the tournament with a score of 5.5/7 rounds. The team at Mind Mentorz would like to congratulate Manasvi for a remarkable performance and wish her the best for her future tournament successes ahead.
Aman Thomas George participated in the 13th BNCF Chess tournament held in BEL Officers Club on September 17 and delivered a remarkable performance! We are very proud to see Aman finish the tournament with a score of 6/7 Rounds and secure the 1st place in the U8 Category that had over 50 participants.