Author: Dr Deepika

It is widely understood nowadays that academic success is not the be-all and end-all for children’s futures. As a result, there is a lot more emphasis on ensuring that children develop into well-rounded citizens with different skills and interests. So, many schools and parents are making an effort to offer-up extracurricular activities to students ranging from sports and STEM to art and public speaking. To learn more, Doha Family spoke to a few local school students about their extracurricular activities and how they affect them. We also discuss whether all students can benefit from them.Amudhaa SelvanAmudhaa Selvan, a grade 10…

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The modern world is rife with technological advancements that have been sold as solutions to loneliness and a lack of community. Conversations can be started with a click of a button or a swipe on the screen. Despite these opportunities, many parents are concerned that their kids are less interested in connecting with their offline worlds. As a result, some have made concentrated efforts to involve their children with their communities by encouraging them to do acts of kindness. Doha Family spoke to three long-term expat mums who have done just that.  RAFIA AHMEDRafia firmly believes in the power of…

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Moving to a new country is one of the hardest decisions, but it can also be rewarding and transformative. Setting up in a new environment, learning more about yourself, and forming a community can only be described as metamorphic. So, on the occasion of Doha Family Magazine’s 10th anniversary, here’s a look into the journeys of four expat mums who turned their lives around and made a mark in the country they now call home SHIMA SADAF: From Office Job to PhD Shima strongly believes it is never too late to pursue your dreams and that when it comes to…

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