Parent Ranting

Ranting means To speak or write in an angry or emotionally charged manner, rave.Yes, you read it right! It is not a typing error. Every parent rants. Rant means to speak or shout at length in an angry and impassioned way.

A father usually takes out his work related frustrations on the child or the mother who in turn does the same. The child being the youngest bears the brunt of it all. This in turn leads to his/her becoming a recluse. He/She closes his/her mind to the outside world, the very world that should be feeding on his/her dreams and ambitions, instead poisons him/her.


Parenting - Is it still a Boon?

Parenting or child rearing is the process of promoting and supporting the physical, emotional, social, financial, and intellectual development of a child from infancy to adulthood.
Parenting is the ultimate long-term investment. Be prepared to put far more into it than you get out of it, at least for some time.


Learn to Appreciate

Appreciation are few words of praise which can enhance anybody's confidence and lack of appreciation puts you down, low in confidence.
Everybody wants appreciation. Appreciation boosts us to achieve our goal. Learn to appreciate good in others you will definitely become good.


Orchids the International School wins “Academic Excellence Award

On 25 th Feb, 2017 Orchids the International School, BTM Branch has won an award as "Leading International School for Academic Excellence” at Asia Education Leadership Awards and Summit 2017 held at Crown Plaza Hotel, New Delhi.


Orchids The International Schools Features among the best

Digital Learning is Asia's premier magazine for Information technology and communication.
Every year they publish rankings for top schools in various Indian cities.
We are glad to announce that Hyderabad, Kurla and Jalahali branches of Orchids The international Schools have featured among the best in respective cities.


Are you ready for lifelong learning

Lifelong learning can enhance our understanding of the world around us, provide us with more and better opportunities and improve our quality of life.


There are two main reasons for learning throughout life: for personal development and for professional development.


Importance of Sports in School

The importance of sports and games in school encompasses more than just the benefit of physical activity. Increases in self-esteem and mental alertness make school sports and games necessary for every school age child.


Games and sports are an integral part of a student’s life. A student should study hard to be successful in competitive examinations. But, he should also play games and sports to enjoy the health and vigor of life.


Student Life is Golden Life

Student life is the happiest period in the life of a person. It is a life, free from all anxieties of the tough world. The mind of the student is full of noble ideas and his eyes are full of dreams.


Student life is the most crucial period in the life of a person. The most important things in students life are discipline and punctuality without discipline students are like a bird without wings. Punctuality is the exact time to again knowledge.


My love for dogs

Dogs are commonly referred to as “man’s best friend.”


The technical term for those who love dogs is Cynophilist. And the love for a dog is called Canophilia.


My Favourite Book

Many books are to be read only once, some are to be read a number of times, while a few others are useful at all times.


A favorite friend is one in whose company we seek always to live. A favorite dish is one which we wish to taste again and again. Similarly a favorite book should be one which we should never tire of reading.



Importance of sports

A healthy mind resides only in a healthy body. Both physical and mental well-being are the fundamentals of great achievements in man's life.

Importance of sports

  •  Sports keep us healthy and fit
  • Physical co-ordination and strength
  • Helps in building character
  • Sports enhance socialization


Choosing the right school

One of the most important decision you will make as a parent is deciding which school for them to enroll in. Make the right decision and you could put them on a path toward lifelong learning, a prestigious college education and a successful career.


The right school for a child is a school that teaches in a way that an individual child learns best.

What are habits and why they matter

Your habits are key to who you are and the change you want.Lasting change, i.e. achieving your goals – is not the result of a one off transformation but a product of daily habits.


Habits matter because they hold great influence and sway over how we think, act and feel – which just about covers everything we do. We get into habits of thinking, doing and feeling.And because it’s the brain’ shortcut to behaving and feeling certain ways, it becomes automatic behavior.

Women's Safety

Safety of women matters a lot whether at home, outside the home or at working place.


Women’s rights are secured under the Constitution of India — mainly, equality, dignity, and freedom from discrimination; further, India has various statutes governing the rights of women.


Food Security

Food security is a condition related to the supply of food, and individuals' access to it. Concerns over food security have existed throughout history.


Food security, they said, is the "availability at all times of adequate world food supplies of basic foodstuffs to sustain a steady expansion of food consumption and to offset fluctuations in production and prices".


Household food security exists when all members, at all times, have access to enough food for an active, healthy life.

Competition is a very ambiguous word

Competition is the activity or condition of striving to gain or win something by defeating or establishing superiority over others.


A student competition is any student event where an individual or a team compete for a prize where skill is the main predictor of the winner.



TIME : The most precious resource

The most valuable thing you posses on the earth is time. Many people will try to be a master of your time. If you can not manage you time, if you do not struggle with spending time on things that you have planned in advance, other people will dispose of that time.


The people who say ‘time is money’ are right to a degree, but we will go a step further and say that ‘time is more precious than money.” You can always get more money – but there is no way to gain extra time; only extend the experience and perception of it.



Life Skills

Life skills are abilities for adaptive and positive behaviour that enable humans to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of everyday life in other words, psychosocial competency.

Without a willingness to learn, life will be an everyday struggle for your child. Children who are unwilling to learn shut down. They do not have the same social skills as their peers and generally become outcasts.


Accept the Present Moment

Accept — then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it.This will miraculously transform your whole life.” ~Eckhart Tolle


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Sports Activity

Kids Sports Activities is your online resource for fun, active things to do with kids of all ages. You'll find lots of great fitness ideas, summer sports camps, children's sports leagues, basic sports rules for popular individual and team sports, and high-energy games to keep your young ones healthy and moving!

3 thoughts which the children should find useful and relevant

  • Health is wealth
  • Don't be addicted to Gadgets
  • Change is permanent


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Electronic Educational Technology

E-learning theory describes the cognitive science principles of effective multimedia learning using electronic educational technology.Cognitive research and theory suggest that selection of appropriate concurrent multimedia modalities may enhance learning, as may application of several other principles.


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Wildlife plays a significant role in maintaining the ecological equilibrium of nature. The presence of wildlife affects the character of its habitat by continually supporting the evolutionary adaptations of everything in its environment. The presence of wildlife is also an effective way to assess the quality of the environment.

In developing countries in Africa and Asia, wildlife serves as an abundant resource of food and livelihood. The various plant species in the wild are also essential components of traditional medicine. In progressive nations, the presence of wildlife opens the possibility of a thriving tourism industry.


35 Ways to Respect your children views and ways to know them in a better way

There is a common adage that says “respect must be earned.” But, how can a child earn respect, if they do not understand what it is? Respect is not an innate characteristic of a small child. Their parents play the most important role in teaching them what respect means.

Respecting children means speaking to them in a normal voice and showing genuine concern. Don’t talk down to them.

Here are 35 more ways to respect your children.



Astronomy is a natural science that studies celestial objects and phenomena. It applies mathematics, physics, and chemistry, in an effort to explain the origin of those objects and phenomena and their evolution. The objects of interest include planets, moons, stars, galaxies, and comets; while the phenomena include supernovae explosions, gamma ray bursts, and cosmic microwave background radiation

Students of Grade 7 at Sarjapur branch created this content

Board Games


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Top 5 BOARD games which children (and adults) enjoy



As a child if you have enjoyed playing board games with family and friends, you probably have had your fair share ofBoard Gamesing board games with friends or family, correct?

Have you ever wondered what these board games can actually teach players? You would be surprised if you knew the kind of skills and learning that board games can build in you.

Most board games will teach you skills such as waiting for turns, communicating, sharing, bonding and even caring at times! (the way sometimes parents let the little ones have the big win!)

Board games stimulate the brain and while playing them one tends to

  • Analyze, critically reason and apply logic.
  • Anticipate outcomes.
  • Learn from experience.
  • Participate competitively.
  • Improve concentration.

Statutory Warning: You end up having way too much FUN and board games are extremely addictive!

Concepts such as  colour and number recognition, counting, hand-eye co-ordination, building vocabulary etc. are also some of the skills that board games helps one to pick up.

Plenty of board games are available in the market for different age groups. Here are some of the most popular ones-

Chess – A game in which the parameters are changed often and one needs to be alert and plan moves. The game is known to stimulate the brain. Some skills which are sharpened by playing this interesting board game are – problem solving skills, planning, memory. Don’t forget to wear your thinking cap while playing this one!

Monopoly- This game helps to teach money management skills. Players understand about diversifying their portfolio and also sharpen their negotiation skills. Perfect for your budding Warren Buffet!

Scrabble – Another fun game well enjoyed by players of all ages – Helps to hone language skills and build vocabulary.

Jenga-Anyone will be able to enjoy manipulating this tower of blocks! This popular game promotes hand-eye co-ordination, strategy and most importantly patience!

Boggle – A game which encourages children to pick up spellings and vocabulary. Play it…possibly you may find it mind boggling?!

There are also a host of other fun games for little ones to enjoy – chutes and ladders, Chinese checkers, Ludo etc. So keep that one or two hours a week free for playing these fun games and bonding with your child.

How you can make the little ones smile!

While playing with your children, remember you are also teaching them a lot of life skills – playing fairly, following rules, no cheating are some basic rules parents need to follow, in order to set an example to children. Also kids tend to put their heart and soul into the game and take it seriously. Make them understand the importance of participation and guide them and make them think of ways in which they can plan their win. For really small kids, go ahead and allow them to win a few times, the look of happiness on their face is priceless!

Parenting styles and beyond

If you have watched the movie “Parental Guidance”, you will remember how parenting styles can differ between adults and between generations too.

Try listening to conversations between children, you will often hear them discussing parents and their different parenting styles. (If parents can discuss children with their friends, do not forget that it can happen the other way round too. And possibly what you hear may not often be particularly flattering since children say it as they see it!)

If you google, you will probably find styles of parenting such as authoritative, permissive, uninvolved, authoritarian etc. As a parent, I often wonder -

  • Do parents always stick to a particular parenting style, based on their personality?
  • Is it really possible to classify parents into parenting style categories?
  • If any parent were to read up on a particular style and apply it, does it guarantee similar results?
  • What about the parenting style of the spouse? Is it of any significance?

If you have read upto this now, maybe the following will also make sense to you -

  • What about situations? Isn’t that a dynamic variable?
  • What about ‘the child’- the very focus of this entire written matter?

Oh yes, so the above two are basic variables in any parenting journey. Imagine the possible permutations and combinations with only these two variables!

I remember a parent who read up so much on parenting styles and trying to figure out what kind of parent she was, losing her peace of mind because she was unable to deal with her little one using any of the styles!

Now, consider this situation:

Scene : My friend’s twelve year old son Sanjay had come home a month back with a lot of ‘C’ grades in his report card. She confided about how she felt guilty about the situation and how her approach did not work. So what had she done?

She had immediately grounded him, put away all gadgets, prohibited playtime and tried to force him to study. The result? Sanjay became defiant and waited for opportunities to sneak out his gadgets from their hiding place.

Her spouse decided to try a different approach. He did restrict gadgets, playtime etc. but also made it a point to daily sit with Sanjay for at least half an hour and work on weak areas. He made him understand the importance of good education and hard work and also rewarded Sanjay’s good efforts. Most importantly eventually Sanjay confided in him about some troubles at school which he was unsure how to handle. My friend and her spouse realized that in their busy work schedules, they had almost neglected the emotional health of their only son.

By being more involved in their child’s life, they understood how to deal with the situation.

So in this case, the spouse’s approach worked better and so…there was peace at home!

Parenting BlogAnother friend of mine who is a parent of twins, always believes – the solution lies in tweaking the parenting style to situations and expected behavior of child.

Possibly the best way to know if your style is successful is…to check if both you and your child are happy with the solution and if the expected outcome from child is achieved.

So readers, imagine you are faced with the following situations, how would you deal with them? Do write your thoughts to us in the comments section.

  • You and your 5 year old son visit the supermarket and your son throws a temper tantrum to buy his favourite candy, toy and books for him and does not allow you to do your own shopping.
  • Your little girl, all of 8 years old wants to wear lipstick and nail polish, like the girls she sees in Advertisements and TV.

(Image credits – Edwin Kats)