Category: Education

The History of Giving Birthday Presents to Kids


Most parents love spoiling their children with a few gifts at Christmas, but why do we give gifts at this time of year? Gift giving at birthdays is thought to have begun as early as the Roman times. Of course, things have changed a lot, and nowadays birthdays are celebrated in all different ways across the world. Here you will learn all about the history of giving gifts to children on their birthday.

Birthday presents were originally given to ward off evil spirits which were thought to haunt people on their birthday. It was thought that by gathering together and bringing gifts, the birthday girl or boy would be safe from these evil spirits. Nowadays, the reasons for giving gifts are of course much different, and few of us would still believe this to be the case!

Giving children a present for their birthday has become a tradition for most of us. It’s what our parents did for us, and what our friends and family do for their children. It seems normal and natural to continue this tradition, and of course we wouldn’t want the kids to feel left out if all their friends are getting birthday gifts.

Birthday gifts often take the form of keepsakes for our children. This is especially true for milestone birthdays such as turning ‘sweet 16’, 18 or 21 for example. Many parents also want to do something special to mark their child turning 1, so gifts for the memory box are a great idea.

Many parents give their children things they need or want on their birthday, rather than at other times throughout the year. This is a great way of taking care of children’s needs and wants, as well as treating them. Many people use birthdays as the perfect occasion to give children a new toy they have been asking for, for example.

Underperforming to overachieving: how to excel at school


School is one of the most important parts of a person’s life. You learn so much not only about the academic subjects but about life, yourself and other people. It is important to recognize your potential and what you can do to achieve the most in the time you are a student. I will present some easy ways to enhance your academic performance and be able to pass all the tests and exams you want, to raise your grades.

What do you want to improve on? There must be a certain subject you need to get a better understanding of. Ask your teachers for feedback even if they don’t know you as a person they will know you academically better than you know yourself. If there is something you have always wanted to learn or improve upon. Do it! Write down a list, goals and how you will achieve it. Again, specific and realistic goals!

Another way to improve is to receive help. I think that a tutor is the best way to raise your grade because it gives you the ability to discuss subjects with a knowledgeable peer. Or become a tutor! I has been proven that teaching another person helps you understand the study material better and more in depth. To do this you can ask your closest friends to from a study group with you and volunteer to lead it. You will be able to discuss and exchange valuable knowledge that will benefit everyone.

Last but not least, give yourself some credit. You are working hard and doing your best. Do not stress about mistakes, learn from them. Try and stay as calm and relaxed as possible to have a clear mind. This will help you retain information much longer. Make sure you are healthy and happy above all! Studying will give you only the opportunities, but you need to create the life that will accommodate them.