The Brain Workshop is a KHDA approved Dubai-based cognitive skills training center established with the mission of helping children and adults overcome learning difficulties by improving their cognitive weaknesses.
The Brain Workshop’s team of professional and certified trainers implements the American BrainRx program, a well established, scientifically researched program that has helped thousands of children across the world with proven and documented results.
Not only school and university students who are struggling with homework, memory and/or attention can benefit from this program but also advanced students who desire to further sharpen their critical thinking and processing skills. The program, which addresses the root causes of attention and reading problems, offers a great help for children and adults suffering from Dyslexia, ADD and ADHD. Cognitive skills training can also help career professionals improve their job performance and unlock their potential for success. Read more
For many expatriate families in Dubai, the issue of schooling weighs heavily. The system itself is difficult to navigate and academic standards vary massively across institutions, creating a need for incredible vigilance when prowling prospectuses. Even after a seemingly dream school has been identified, places will inevitably be in short supply; massive over-subscription has led to formidable waiting lists with uncertain outcomes. School hunting in Dubai is labour-intensive and difficult, a war of attrition that can wear out even the stout of heart. When this process goes askew, it is sometimes necessary to seek alternative routes. For many, UK boarding schools present an attractive solution. Read more
While Dubai’s children make the most of the long summer holiday, their parents are starting to think ahead to the new school term, compiling to do lists and thinking about what the year will bring for their kids.
The team from Back to School, the event designed with fun and education in mind for children aged four to 14, have compiled a list of their top five tips on how to help start the new semester the right way. Read more
What if boiling water or oil spilled on to your child?
How about if your child was in need of CPR?
And, if you have an au pair, nanny or housemaid for your child, would she know what to do?
Well, these accidents and emergencies happen all of the time. And, if – God forbid — they happened to your child, not having learned how to react effectively could mean the difference between life and death.
I was in a discussion recently about the age at which a young baby can fly and it made me wonder if there were any set rules governing this. The answer is that there is no standard regulation, so it entirely depends on the airline you wish to fly. Some airlines will allow a 2 day old to fly if you have a letter of clearance from your GP, others have a 7 day rule. Or it could even be longer if a baby was born prematurely or there were complications at birth. Mums may also require a letter of clearance from a GP especially if the baby was born via c-section, or if you had a particularly difficult labour. If you need to fly very shortly after your baby is born then the best thing to do is to check the airline’s policy and also check with your GP. Read more