Education Finders speaks to Emirati conservationist Afra Al Dhaheri, owner of Cloud9 Pet Hotel, to find out what role pets play in a child’s life Afra Al Dhaheri is an entrepreneur with a difference, owner and founder of Cloud9 Pet Hotel and Care in Abu Dhabi, which is the first luxury hotel in the Middle…

Children are born with an innate ability to respond to the pain of others. So empathy is a crucial social-emotional skill that can be nurtured and developed from a very young age. From the age of two, children start to show genuine empathy. They begin to understand how others may feel and try to help…

Every parent has faced the dilemma of their child lying to them while obvious facts prove otherwise. For instance, if there is a glass of spilt milk with your child right next to it, he or she will probably blame the sibling in the other room or even the neighbour’s cat. What parents have to…

The British Schools in the Middle East (BSME) Games are the region’s leading multiple sports competition, held annually in a number of different age categories: U11, U13 and U15. Each of these prestigious inter-school competitions features football, netball (girls), volleyball (boys) and athletics. This year, 13 British schools from around the Gulf will be participating…

Meet Pritvik Sinhadc, a 14 year old Grade 10 student from Dubai College has attained the unique privilege of being the only representative from the Middle East to be a World Science Scholar. World Science Festival is a worldwide program which identifies and selects high school students who have demonstrated extraordinary mathematical talent and provides them…

For most parents, every meal time is a struggle to ensure that their children get a balanced, nutritious diet. Whether it is picky eating habits or the addiction to junk food, children fall short of their daily requirements of nutritious food. The important thing to remember is that the same rules that apply to adult…

One of the first major decisions in the life of a parent is when to send their precious little one to a preschool. Most parents, especially first timers, get into the highly competitive mode and rush to enrol their child before they are ready. While it is good to have an early boost to education,…

The relationship between parents and teachers are the most pivotal element in shaping the academic interests and character of a child. But during parent-teacher meetings (PTM), most parents are at a loss as to what to ask teachers. Since there are so many queries to be resolved, they don’t know where to start. Mostly parents…

Contrary to popular belief, parenting is not about making your child’s life easier. Most parents know what their children are capable of, but try to manage every single aspect just so that their children don’t take too much trouble. While it is a strong protective parenting instinct to fix every problem in your child’s life,…