What to do when machines do everything

From the Google Assistant to self-driving cars, the Fourth Industrial Revolution is progressing rapidly. While science fiction portrays artificial intelligence (AI) as robots with human-like characteristics, AI encompasses anything from IBM’s Watson to autonomous weapons. Although AI and Machine Learning (ML) are household terms, not many people are clear on what they actually mean. What […]

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Fermat’s Last Theorem

In 1963, Andrew Wiles, a 10-year old boy with a passion for mathematics, borrowed a book from his local library in Cambridge, England. The book that caught his eye was ‘The Last Problem’, by Eric Temple Bell. The book recounted the history of Fermat’s Last Theorem, a problem which had remained unsolved for over three […]

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Exam Preparation Resources

(January – February 2019 ParentEdge) With the exam season fast approaching, a sense of anxiety is palpable. Parents begin monitoring their children and pushing them to focus on academics, which can lead to additional stress. However, being well prepared for the exams can help alleviate some of this tension. There is a plethora of resources […]

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Books for Children

(November – December 2018 ParentEdge) 3-5 years Book: Six Cousins Again Author: Enid Blyton Publisher: Evans Brothers ‘The Mistletoe Farm’ series by children’s author Enid Blyton consists of two books – ‘Six Cousins at Mistletoe Farm’ and ‘Six Cousins again’. The first book of the series is about a family, the Longfields, who have three […]

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Unusual gifting ideas for children

(September – October 2018 ParentEdge) With the festive season around the corner, there will be plenty of opportunities to visit friends and family and chances to gift children in these families. We notice that there are two kinds of people when it comes to gifting: those who settle for the regular options, such as gift […]

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Workbooks to supplement schoolwork

(September – October 2016 ParentEdge) Textbooks used at school can be supplemented by workbooks at home. They provide an opportunity to do additional hands-on work – this augments the skills imparted at school. What’s more, in the higher grades, workbooks can provide alternate perspectives and additional information in a user-friendly language and style, giving children […]

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Parenting differently abled children

  (May – June 2016 ParentEdge) Parenting in itself is no cake walk, when parenting a child with special needs, parenting becomes even more challenging. In addition to the extra financial burden on the family, for medications, therapy, counselling, physiotherapy, families with differently abled children may find themselves isolated from social circles and peer networks. […]

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