18 Mar

Celebrating World Down Syndrome Day

  Every year on March 21st, the world celebrates World Down Syndrome Day. This day is dedicated to raising awareness about the chromosomal condition caused by an extra copy of chromosome 21. Today, we will dive down to discuss its prevalence, the challenges faced by individuals and families and factors contributing to its occurrence. We’ll […]


5 Sep

My Story: No Shortcuts for Autism

Sometimes, we learn the hard way that there are no shortcuts for autism. This is an account of just one of the harrowing tales. A reader of our previous blog, “Do Vaccines Cause Autism?”, shared her story. Names (when and where they appear) have been altered to protect identity.     No Shortcuts for Autism […]


19 Jul

I Can Hear Everything

  I don’t speak much, but I can hear everything. Mama, baba, my brother Ahmed and everyone else calls me Yusuf. I will be five years old in exactly 157 days. I love dinosaurs. And I hate getting wet, but Mama says good boys must get a bath every day. That’s the worst time. Our […]


23 Apr

The Parent Trap

Growing up, The Parent Trap (1998) was one of my favourite movies. However, while the post has been titled after the movie, there is no resemblance. This blog covers pitfalls and traps parents often find themselves in.   Parenting is Tough The first humans (the predecessors of modern humans) walked this earth about a million […]


15 Apr

Happy Holidays, Happy Kids

Why Holidays are Important for Your Child’s Development Eid is upon us! So we thought we can explore some reasons holidays are great for kids! Today’s blog discusses the importance of holidays for school kids and how they learn important concepts.   Many kids today feel the stress from the pressure placed on them to […]


30 Mar

Early Childhood Education: Top Trends in 2023

  Early childhood education (ECE) plays a critical role in a child’s development and has a significant impact on their future academic and personal success. With the ever-changing world, it’s essential to stay up-to-date with the latest trends in ECE. In 2023, ECE will continue to play a vital role in the lives of young […]


25 Mar

Boosting Your Child’s Self-Esteem: 5 Practical Tips

  Self-esteem is an essential aspect of a child’s development that helps them build a positive self-image, cope with challenges, and form healthy relationships with others. Children with high self-esteem are more likely to take risks, pursue their goals, and feel valued and respected. Parents play a crucial role in nurturing their child’s self-esteem.    […]


21 Mar

A Parent’s Grief

  A Parent’s Grief All names in this blog have been changed to protect the identity of the people.   In 2017, Nabila’s younger daughter (aged 3 years and 3 months) was diagnosed with Autism. It turned her world upside down. In the following weeks, she felt that she was going through the motions without […]


14 Mar

5 Things to Make Your Child Behave

  Positive reinforcement theory has been around for decades.  As a Behaviour Management Therapist in Pakistan, I am surprised by how underrated positive reinforcement is. I will share 5 things to make your child behave. These are based on positive reinforcement. I often employ it in my class. And the results are phenomenal. But the […]


21 Feb

Our Story | Future Smart Inclusive School

Beginning of a Dream One sunny day in Islamabad, that reminds me a lot of inspirational, coming-of-age, two-women-setting-out-to-change-the-world, larger-than-life movies, we (Arzoo and myself, your’s truly Noor) drew the initial mind map for Future Smart Inclusive School on a crumpled, coffee and lipstick-stained napkin. Well, except we weren’t characters in a movie and we didn’t […]