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  • 10 Jul 2018
    The MS Project, software developed and sold by Microsoft, delivers its profound application in project management. The primary objective of MS Project is to provide a project manager with a tool with which he/she can manage a project more efficiently.   Individuals who look to achieve the position of project manager in the future need to become proficient in this software; for this, MS Project training becomes essential.     With such training, candidates get educated with all the intricacies of the software. Then after, it enables them to become certified professionals after passing the official examination. If you are willing to pursue the same, here’s a brief idea about what is taught in training for MS Project certification.   Identifying components of a project    The first stage in an MS Project training program is identifying the components of a project. Candidates also get to learn about the sample projects used in the course. Further, this chapter also includes how one can map a project.   Getting around the software   Candidates in the next stage learn how to get around the software. They will learn the process to start a project in addition to understanding commands, tabs, and groups on the ribbon. This chapter also includes hiding the ribbon, entering project information, customising the quick access toolbar, and using basic format settings   Working with calendars   The calendar is a crucial aspect of MS Project, and in this chapter, one gets to learn how to create a project calendar. Setting a project start date, timeline formatting for matching a custom calendar, and connecting a project and a calendar are other key areas covered in this chapter   Creating tasks   Although creating tasks is the primary objective of this part, individuals also get to learn the process of entering tasks and durations. Other areas in this chapter include setting a task for manual scheduling, adding a milestone task, and linking tasks with each other.   Adding a calendar and a note to a task are two other aspects covered in this chapter. In this module, candidates would also have to practise all the topics covered in all the previous chapters.   Resources   This chapter educates individuals on how to create and use resources; it also teaches them about the resource sheet. They would learn how to add resources to a project, assign resources to tasks, and enter work, material and cost resources.   Project management   The last and final stage explains how an individual would manage a project. One will learn how to use different ways to view a project, review and make adjustments in it, set and view a baseline, record project progress, create and format project reports, and send data to MS Excel.   After completion of all the chapters mentioned above, one will become proficient in –   Creating and managing simple projects. Entering and managing tasks. Working with a project calendar. Managing project resources. Creating basic project reports.   With MS Project training, a candidate can get educated in all of these areas, thus, getting one step closer in earning the designation of a project manager and a future filled with opportunities. 
    268 Posted by Swapnil Jukunte
  • The MS Project, software developed and sold by Microsoft, delivers its profound application in project management. The primary objective of MS Project is to provide a project manager with a tool with which he/she can manage a project more efficiently.   Individuals who look to achieve the position of project manager in the future need to become proficient in this software; for this, MS Project training becomes essential.     With such training, candidates get educated with all the intricacies of the software. Then after, it enables them to become certified professionals after passing the official examination. If you are willing to pursue the same, here’s a brief idea about what is taught in training for MS Project certification.   Identifying components of a project    The first stage in an MS Project training program is identifying the components of a project. Candidates also get to learn about the sample projects used in the course. Further, this chapter also includes how one can map a project.   Getting around the software   Candidates in the next stage learn how to get around the software. They will learn the process to start a project in addition to understanding commands, tabs, and groups on the ribbon. This chapter also includes hiding the ribbon, entering project information, customising the quick access toolbar, and using basic format settings   Working with calendars   The calendar is a crucial aspect of MS Project, and in this chapter, one gets to learn how to create a project calendar. Setting a project start date, timeline formatting for matching a custom calendar, and connecting a project and a calendar are other key areas covered in this chapter   Creating tasks   Although creating tasks is the primary objective of this part, individuals also get to learn the process of entering tasks and durations. Other areas in this chapter include setting a task for manual scheduling, adding a milestone task, and linking tasks with each other.   Adding a calendar and a note to a task are two other aspects covered in this chapter. In this module, candidates would also have to practise all the topics covered in all the previous chapters.   Resources   This chapter educates individuals on how to create and use resources; it also teaches them about the resource sheet. They would learn how to add resources to a project, assign resources to tasks, and enter work, material and cost resources.   Project management   The last and final stage explains how an individual would manage a project. One will learn how to use different ways to view a project, review and make adjustments in it, set and view a baseline, record project progress, create and format project reports, and send data to MS Excel.   After completion of all the chapters mentioned above, one will become proficient in –   Creating and managing simple projects. Entering and managing tasks. Working with a project calendar. Managing project resources. Creating basic project reports.   With MS Project training, a candidate can get educated in all of these areas, thus, getting one step closer in earning the designation of a project manager and a future filled with opportunities. 
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  • 10 Jul 2018
    Corporate life can be boring and stressful which can further lead to degradation of employees’ productivity. If you are already noticing dearth of energy in the office, it is now the best time to plan fun games and activities which can boost up the employees’ energy. It would also enhance the bonding among the members, reduce stress drastically and provide them a chance to know each other beyond the walls of office.   The types of team building activities for corporates are varied and serve different purposes; some of which are:   Communication based Trust building activities Problem solving activities that involve decision making Planning activities that gauge adaptability   The common communication games:     Truth and lie: This game is an ice-breaker. Each of the team members should stealthily write one lie and two truths about themselves on paper. After this, a group conversation is initiated just as it happens in any other leisure party. Each member can ask three questions to another. The idea behind it is to guess which statement is true and which is not. Then, an open voting is conducted. This ensures better understanding, communication and collaboration amongst employees.   Break ice with one question: This game is especially effective in getting co-workers get along well. Each group consists of two participants where the leader chooses a scenario. This activity tends to be really fun and interactive. Problem solving activities:     In this category, the games last for 30 minutes on an average.   Scavenger Hunt: A scavenger hunt on a pre-decided area can prove to be super fun and rewarding. Engaging in such an outdoor activity is not only incredibly fun but also healthy as the office-goers are exposed to fresh air. P.S. – For this, you need to select the location carefully. Egg Drop Challenge: This can get messy but extremely engaging. The entire group is split into two. The task is to make a package for the eggs so that it can sustain a drop of eight foot. Each of the teams is to present the highlights of their package prior the drop. This common goal insures communication and fruitful engagement among members.   Incorporating Improv events:     Improv workshop can be extremely creative and interactive. It will sharpen their soft-skills, trust and focus. The employees, after this, would call it a day amidst laughter and fulfilment. Improv games hone their competitive skills and bring them together at the same time.   Organising Cook offs:     This culinary activity works well for team building. The members split into small groups, come together and create new recipes. This involves creativity as well as team play and leadership. It is as simple as choosing a food category and getting started together. A fun twist can be incorporated like, a common ingredient, to make it more interesting.   Advantages of Corporate team building activities:   Corporate excursions make employees to be more ambitious. Analysis reveals that leaders can have better productivity and skills after engaging in team building activities. Prepares for failure. Participating in challenging events and games make the employees ready for future failures and aid them in better handling of critical situations. Rejuvenates self-importance. Breaking the monotony of office work, people gain confidence and self-trust through such events.   Corporate team building activities  are by far the best ways to instil energy amongst the employees and increase their productivity manifold.  
    296 Posted by Swapnil Jukunte
  • Corporate life can be boring and stressful which can further lead to degradation of employees’ productivity. If you are already noticing dearth of energy in the office, it is now the best time to plan fun games and activities which can boost up the employees’ energy. It would also enhance the bonding among the members, reduce stress drastically and provide them a chance to know each other beyond the walls of office.   The types of team building activities for corporates are varied and serve different purposes; some of which are:   Communication based Trust building activities Problem solving activities that involve decision making Planning activities that gauge adaptability   The common communication games:     Truth and lie: This game is an ice-breaker. Each of the team members should stealthily write one lie and two truths about themselves on paper. After this, a group conversation is initiated just as it happens in any other leisure party. Each member can ask three questions to another. The idea behind it is to guess which statement is true and which is not. Then, an open voting is conducted. This ensures better understanding, communication and collaboration amongst employees.   Break ice with one question: This game is especially effective in getting co-workers get along well. Each group consists of two participants where the leader chooses a scenario. This activity tends to be really fun and interactive. Problem solving activities:     In this category, the games last for 30 minutes on an average.   Scavenger Hunt: A scavenger hunt on a pre-decided area can prove to be super fun and rewarding. Engaging in such an outdoor activity is not only incredibly fun but also healthy as the office-goers are exposed to fresh air. P.S. – For this, you need to select the location carefully. Egg Drop Challenge: This can get messy but extremely engaging. The entire group is split into two. The task is to make a package for the eggs so that it can sustain a drop of eight foot. Each of the teams is to present the highlights of their package prior the drop. This common goal insures communication and fruitful engagement among members.   Incorporating Improv events:     Improv workshop can be extremely creative and interactive. It will sharpen their soft-skills, trust and focus. The employees, after this, would call it a day amidst laughter and fulfilment. Improv games hone their competitive skills and bring them together at the same time.   Organising Cook offs:     This culinary activity works well for team building. The members split into small groups, come together and create new recipes. This involves creativity as well as team play and leadership. It is as simple as choosing a food category and getting started together. A fun twist can be incorporated like, a common ingredient, to make it more interesting.   Advantages of Corporate team building activities:   Corporate excursions make employees to be more ambitious. Analysis reveals that leaders can have better productivity and skills after engaging in team building activities. Prepares for failure. Participating in challenging events and games make the employees ready for future failures and aid them in better handling of critical situations. Rejuvenates self-importance. Breaking the monotony of office work, people gain confidence and self-trust through such events.   Corporate team building activities  are by far the best ways to instil energy amongst the employees and increase their productivity manifold.  
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  • 10 Jul 2018
      Many candidates live with a belief that studying for the CCIE exam at home can easily earn them the certification. However, if one studies for the written test solo, without lab practices, sitting for this exam would be pointless. This is why candidates opt for CCIE training  which includes lab practices as part of their course besides theoretical classes, vital for the exam. With such practices, one can become proficient in configuring the Cisco lab kits. They can configure hardware, which would generally take 10 hours, in less than 7 hours or so. In addition to configuring, learning the commands and typing them with superfast speed is also a prime requirement for this exam. Other than lab practices, here are the other ways in which a CCIE training programme prepares a candidate: Time management Time management is the most significant aspect that candidates need to learn to pass the exam. This exam is divided into sections with each one carrying different marks. Institutes train candidates in time management so that they can complete all the sections within the specified time.   Further, they also teach tips and tricks required to complete the lab configurations in the quickest way possible. Mock tests Mock tests are critical for passing any exam, and this too requires the same. Training institutes conduct regular mock tests that help a candidate prepare for the written and lab exams. Mock tests not only help candidates assess their knowledge, but also get them accustomed to the exam pattern. Reputed training institutes conduct these tests that can mimic the actual exams closely. Tutorial videos Training institutes often provide tutorial videos that can help students study at home. These videos generally include an overview of the lab kits, brief explanation of significant topics, various slides, and last minute suggestions. Schedules Scheduling study patterns of students is what the training institutes provide which assist them I managing time. An institute may provide the following 2 types of schedules to candidates: Weekly CCIE certification takes considerable time investment and for that, assigning few days for studying is of critical importance. Long-term Preparing for CCIE may take months and as such, institutes help candidates prepare a long-term study schedule. Owing to its vast syllabus, combining both weekly and long-term schedules hold crucial significance for passing the CCIE exam. One more perk – Guidance from industry certified faculty members:   The faculty members who provide the training in these institutes hold years of knowledge in this field. Some of those individuals may hold a CCIE certification themselves; thus, students can get more insight into the topics and get proper guidance from experienced professionals.   They provide assistance for both written and lab exams and teach various shortcuts that can help students during the exam. Thus, in this way, CCIE training can help all those aspiring candidates become successful in the exam and be certified in the first try. Well, for this, all one has to do is enrol at a reputed and certified institute which has infrastructure for lab practices. 
    356 Posted by Swapnil Jukunte
  •   Many candidates live with a belief that studying for the CCIE exam at home can easily earn them the certification. However, if one studies for the written test solo, without lab practices, sitting for this exam would be pointless. This is why candidates opt for CCIE training  which includes lab practices as part of their course besides theoretical classes, vital for the exam. With such practices, one can become proficient in configuring the Cisco lab kits. They can configure hardware, which would generally take 10 hours, in less than 7 hours or so. In addition to configuring, learning the commands and typing them with superfast speed is also a prime requirement for this exam. Other than lab practices, here are the other ways in which a CCIE training programme prepares a candidate: Time management Time management is the most significant aspect that candidates need to learn to pass the exam. This exam is divided into sections with each one carrying different marks. Institutes train candidates in time management so that they can complete all the sections within the specified time.   Further, they also teach tips and tricks required to complete the lab configurations in the quickest way possible. Mock tests Mock tests are critical for passing any exam, and this too requires the same. Training institutes conduct regular mock tests that help a candidate prepare for the written and lab exams. Mock tests not only help candidates assess their knowledge, but also get them accustomed to the exam pattern. Reputed training institutes conduct these tests that can mimic the actual exams closely. Tutorial videos Training institutes often provide tutorial videos that can help students study at home. These videos generally include an overview of the lab kits, brief explanation of significant topics, various slides, and last minute suggestions. Schedules Scheduling study patterns of students is what the training institutes provide which assist them I managing time. An institute may provide the following 2 types of schedules to candidates: Weekly CCIE certification takes considerable time investment and for that, assigning few days for studying is of critical importance. Long-term Preparing for CCIE may take months and as such, institutes help candidates prepare a long-term study schedule. Owing to its vast syllabus, combining both weekly and long-term schedules hold crucial significance for passing the CCIE exam. One more perk – Guidance from industry certified faculty members:   The faculty members who provide the training in these institutes hold years of knowledge in this field. Some of those individuals may hold a CCIE certification themselves; thus, students can get more insight into the topics and get proper guidance from experienced professionals.   They provide assistance for both written and lab exams and teach various shortcuts that can help students during the exam. Thus, in this way, CCIE training can help all those aspiring candidates become successful in the exam and be certified in the first try. Well, for this, all one has to do is enrol at a reputed and certified institute which has infrastructure for lab practices. 
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  • 09 Jul 2018
    Microfinance company Bharat Financial Inclusion aims to bring down cost to income ratio to 30% from 50% in FY17 ith implementation of its digital kirana project. The MFI is planning to convert 2 lakh kirana stores in semi urban and rural belts as cash transaction points by using smart phones."We will strive for a cost to income ratio of around 30% with the implementation of the Kirana Points project," Managing Director MR Rao said. Read more at:economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/59138367.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
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  • Microfinance company Bharat Financial Inclusion aims to bring down cost to income ratio to 30% from 50% in FY17 ith implementation of its digital kirana project. The MFI is planning to convert 2 lakh kirana stores in semi urban and rural belts as cash transaction points by using smart phones."We will strive for a cost to income ratio of around 30% with the implementation of the Kirana Points project," Managing Director MR Rao said. Read more at:economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/59138367.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
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  • 09 Jul 2018
    Ragi is a whole grain which is gluten-free and used mainly in South India. It is also rich in fiber and helps in the shredding of weight and other risks surrounding the body. It is packed with other health benefits and essential sources of Vitamin D, calcium, amino acids, etc. Ragi flour (Atta) is prepared by crushing the dried grains and then powdering them to a fine form. Since Ragi is an excellent source of carbohydrate and the fine form can be consumed by anyone who uses it. Ragi has a pinnacle of high nutritional value and tops the chart for food grains. Ragi is also suitable for people who are gluten intolerant or lactose intolerant. Benefits of Ragi Atta Ragi is loaded with heaps of calcium and an essential element in the determining of your strong bone density even after ageing. It is one of the best source of calcium compared to other whole grains. It is a beneficiary when served to grow kids and can help in the extension of the process. Ragi is loaded with dietary fibres and a must in your diet if you are planning to lose on some weight. It contains a glycemic index which lessens the food cravings and maintains the normal digestive pace of the system. Your blood sugar level can also be managed properly if it is consumed on a regular basis.  Ragi contains iron and other extreme minerals which helps in the formation of haemoglobin levels in the blood. That is why Ragi is subjected to patients suffering from anaemia and other blood loss related diseases. Ragi is an exceptional healer for repairing which are maintained in our body. If consumed on a daily basis then Ragi can also help in the controlling of levels of depression as well as anxiety in a person. It helps the body to calm down and cope up with the surroundings. A breakdown of the Ragi Atta and the constituents of minerals and others Ragi Atta contains various sources of metals and other forms of acids and Vitamin. A breakdown is provided below. Contents: Carbohydrate - 70-80%, Protein- 5-12%, Fibre- 3%, Fat- 1-2% Minerals: Calcium- 300, Iron level- 3%, Niacin- 1% Amino Acids: Valine-594, Isoleucine-270, Threonine-260. How to Buy the Best Ragi Online? Buying items online can be tricky because the person is not physically present to look for the said item and demand it on his/her basis. Buying Ragi Atta Online can be subjected to different conditions at one time. A person should look for, The best Ragi Atta which is provided by a certified source. Before buying one must look out for the constituents and the crucial minerals surrounding it. The brand should be certified and come from a trusted seller. The price of the same items from different sources should be compared at first before buying. Ragi Atta is a good source of whole grain to inject into the system. A lot of different delicacies can be formed with the help of this fine grain. So switch your regular Atta and go for the best.
    205 Posted by Swapnil Jukunte
  • Ragi is a whole grain which is gluten-free and used mainly in South India. It is also rich in fiber and helps in the shredding of weight and other risks surrounding the body. It is packed with other health benefits and essential sources of Vitamin D, calcium, amino acids, etc. Ragi flour (Atta) is prepared by crushing the dried grains and then powdering them to a fine form. Since Ragi is an excellent source of carbohydrate and the fine form can be consumed by anyone who uses it. Ragi has a pinnacle of high nutritional value and tops the chart for food grains. Ragi is also suitable for people who are gluten intolerant or lactose intolerant. Benefits of Ragi Atta Ragi is loaded with heaps of calcium and an essential element in the determining of your strong bone density even after ageing. It is one of the best source of calcium compared to other whole grains. It is a beneficiary when served to grow kids and can help in the extension of the process. Ragi is loaded with dietary fibres and a must in your diet if you are planning to lose on some weight. It contains a glycemic index which lessens the food cravings and maintains the normal digestive pace of the system. Your blood sugar level can also be managed properly if it is consumed on a regular basis.  Ragi contains iron and other extreme minerals which helps in the formation of haemoglobin levels in the blood. That is why Ragi is subjected to patients suffering from anaemia and other blood loss related diseases. Ragi is an exceptional healer for repairing which are maintained in our body. If consumed on a daily basis then Ragi can also help in the controlling of levels of depression as well as anxiety in a person. It helps the body to calm down and cope up with the surroundings. A breakdown of the Ragi Atta and the constituents of minerals and others Ragi Atta contains various sources of metals and other forms of acids and Vitamin. A breakdown is provided below. Contents: Carbohydrate - 70-80%, Protein- 5-12%, Fibre- 3%, Fat- 1-2% Minerals: Calcium- 300, Iron level- 3%, Niacin- 1% Amino Acids: Valine-594, Isoleucine-270, Threonine-260. How to Buy the Best Ragi Online? Buying items online can be tricky because the person is not physically present to look for the said item and demand it on his/her basis. Buying Ragi Atta Online can be subjected to different conditions at one time. A person should look for, The best Ragi Atta which is provided by a certified source. Before buying one must look out for the constituents and the crucial minerals surrounding it. The brand should be certified and come from a trusted seller. The price of the same items from different sources should be compared at first before buying. Ragi Atta is a good source of whole grain to inject into the system. A lot of different delicacies can be formed with the help of this fine grain. So switch your regular Atta and go for the best.
    Jul 09, 2018 205
  • 07 Jul 2018
    Parents, especially mothers, often become victims of toddlers’ hard-to-tackle irrational behaviours. A stubborn child encompassing few situations may also become violent with activities like destroying things, kicking and scratching others.   Hey, mommies, don’t freak out. With the help of these logical strategies sourced from some of the best parenting advice websites, you can master the art to combat your child’s behavioural issues and tantrums.   Set limits   Imposing certain limitations in a kid’s life allows him or her to stay aware of the reality in which he or she is living. If your obstinate kid demands something which is not feasible at the moment; simply don’t give more than required! Anything in excess will lead to spoilage.   Make them one of you   According to different child psychologists, kids especially between 2 and 5 years often try to fit into the shoes of adults. Try to being someone else is a major factor behind their violent nature.   So, make them feel just like one of you by involving them in few legitimate activities. E.g. tell your kid to help you in household chores. May be like giving you a spoon while eating.   Taking help from those little fingers can also add a Zen in your life!   Avoid negative language and canning   Restrain yourself from using provocative languages while your kid throws tantrums. It makes them more violent. Lastly, avoid canning at any cost as it’s of no good to those little souls.   Instead, just keep your calm and talk in a composed manner to deal with the situation, particularly in public. As children are tremendously sentimental in front of others and snugging kids in public places hurt their emotions.   Empathise and give validation to their feelings   Mommies, always remember; a child’s behaviour is seldom driven by logic. Their behaviour is entirely based on emotions.   Hence, sometimes, empathise with their emotional quotients to make them feel good. This is one of the best ways to have a control over their tantrums.   Avoid instant cave-ins   Many parents often bribe kids to do away with situations. Remember, in no means, bribery can be a solution.   To calm your child, make him/her understand the situation with logic or simply, distract away from the topic. Never encourage their instant wants, because doing so will increase their demands in future.   Provide two options with similar results   If you see your little one becoming way too headstrong with its demand or behaviour, give two options with a similar outcome.   For instance, if your baby bickers for not having medicine, have a following approach – “Will you want mum to give medicine now or a few minutes later?’’   Pretty easy to comprehend, right?   Hug Out   Okay! You know what? Your child solely counts on you in every moment. So, if your kid is not in a good mood and behaves out-of-control, simply embrace with a hug.   A sound hug can warm a kid’s heart and calm him/her. It helps in generating a soft behaviour from them.   Hope these tips will help you cope up with all those difficult and frustrating moments you have with your kids. After all, this is a phase when you too grow as a parent along with your kids.      
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  • Parents, especially mothers, often become victims of toddlers’ hard-to-tackle irrational behaviours. A stubborn child encompassing few situations may also become violent with activities like destroying things, kicking and scratching others.   Hey, mommies, don’t freak out. With the help of these logical strategies sourced from some of the best parenting advice websites, you can master the art to combat your child’s behavioural issues and tantrums.   Set limits   Imposing certain limitations in a kid’s life allows him or her to stay aware of the reality in which he or she is living. If your obstinate kid demands something which is not feasible at the moment; simply don’t give more than required! Anything in excess will lead to spoilage.   Make them one of you   According to different child psychologists, kids especially between 2 and 5 years often try to fit into the shoes of adults. Try to being someone else is a major factor behind their violent nature.   So, make them feel just like one of you by involving them in few legitimate activities. E.g. tell your kid to help you in household chores. May be like giving you a spoon while eating.   Taking help from those little fingers can also add a Zen in your life!   Avoid negative language and canning   Restrain yourself from using provocative languages while your kid throws tantrums. It makes them more violent. Lastly, avoid canning at any cost as it’s of no good to those little souls.   Instead, just keep your calm and talk in a composed manner to deal with the situation, particularly in public. As children are tremendously sentimental in front of others and snugging kids in public places hurt their emotions.   Empathise and give validation to their feelings   Mommies, always remember; a child’s behaviour is seldom driven by logic. Their behaviour is entirely based on emotions.   Hence, sometimes, empathise with their emotional quotients to make them feel good. This is one of the best ways to have a control over their tantrums.   Avoid instant cave-ins   Many parents often bribe kids to do away with situations. Remember, in no means, bribery can be a solution.   To calm your child, make him/her understand the situation with logic or simply, distract away from the topic. Never encourage their instant wants, because doing so will increase their demands in future.   Provide two options with similar results   If you see your little one becoming way too headstrong with its demand or behaviour, give two options with a similar outcome.   For instance, if your baby bickers for not having medicine, have a following approach – “Will you want mum to give medicine now or a few minutes later?’’   Pretty easy to comprehend, right?   Hug Out   Okay! You know what? Your child solely counts on you in every moment. So, if your kid is not in a good mood and behaves out-of-control, simply embrace with a hug.   A sound hug can warm a kid’s heart and calm him/her. It helps in generating a soft behaviour from them.   Hope these tips will help you cope up with all those difficult and frustrating moments you have with your kids. After all, this is a phase when you too grow as a parent along with your kids.      
    Jul 07, 2018 170