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3 Lessons I Learned From My Eco-Friendly’ Upbringing

3 Lessons I Learned From My Eco-Friendly’ Upbringing

My mother was a self-proclaimed  ‘tree hugger’. Before buildings in Dubai had recycling bins, we sorted our trash and took it to the local recycling centre. We shopped without plastic bags, always ate leftovers and volunteered at beach clean-ups. These practices...

Raising Mindful Children

Raising Mindful Children

As with any subject, parenting comes with its own set of buzzwords and trends. None is more prevalent in the realm of raising children than the term ‘mindfulness’. Mindfulness can take on a number of meanings, ultimately it comes down to bringing up your children with...

When life brings you full circle

When life brings you full circle

Starting the month on a meaningful note, I had the pleasure of attending the 2020 alumni dinner at my university, American University of Sharjah. During my years of studying there, I took classes that helped develop a framework of what it means to run a successful...

Key Takeaways from MIP Junior

Key Takeaways from MIP Junior

In October we participated at MIPJunior, the world’s leading kids entertainment industry event that features the latest and greatest in Television, Content Production, Video & DVD, Cinema, and all industry related expertise. My partner Rama and I were representing...

Moral Education in the 21st Century

Moral Education in the 21st Century

Although times are changing, universal values and morals remain a constant. However, the ways in which we teach our young ones how to apply them to their lives in a meaningful way is changing. Older generations grew up in a non digital world where acts of kindness and...

Showing Affection

Showing Affection

In today’s blog, I would like to emphasize the importance of not only “feeling love” towards one’s family and children but just as crucially “Expressing Love and Affection” among one another as a family unit – parents towards each other, siblings among themselves and...

What are our kids watching?

What are our kids watching?

There’s a well-known saying: “Every cloud has a silver lining”. In our contemporary high tech world, where countless TV programs, video games, advertising, online entertainment and uncensored Youtube content are all literary at children’s fingertips – it is proving at...

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