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No parent can avoid their toddler's tantrums, so rather than hand-wringing over them, sometimes it's important to see the funny side. A mum who had a stressful day with her child decided to seek reass...
Treat their advice, comments, recommendations, opinions and “guidance” with caution.
Either you succumb or you fight.
If you ever worry that your teenage kids aren't exactly being honest about their whereabouts, you could try this mum's trick. Heather Steinkopf, from Ohio, US, wanted to check her daughter Kaelyn was...
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When a vlogger came out to his five-year-old brother on camera, he received a better reaction than he ever could have imagined. Oliver Potter, who posts videos under the name OliverVlogss, approached...
It cripples all of us, in every profession, at every socio-economic level.
Actor Russell Crowe is among the celebrities who have joined forces to wish a 9-year-old boy a happy birthday via Twitter.
A nine-month-old baby was completely oblivious to the havoc going on behind him when he was sat in front of a lion's enclosure at the zoo. Levi Poore was at Utah zoo with his mum, Hollie, and was film...
Famous people are coming together in heartwarming support of a victim of bullying. On Thursday, a father from Leeds in northern England tweeted that his son Ollie was being picked on and asked celebri...
What I understood about a father-daughter relationship only after he passed away.
Women are increasingly the breadwinners of their families, a shift in domestic roles that has upsides and challenges. UNwomen/flickr, CC BY-ND Shahrashoub Razavi, Institut des hautes études in...
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No, 'boys don't cry' isn't a legitimate life lesson.
They study together to cut costs.
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Nothing else is as empowering.
Converting adversity to legacy.
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Two young children have the gift of sight because of my sister.
"Does your son know how to cook?"
Rishtedaari in the age of WhatsApp.
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I have inherited a lot of my father's traits, both physically and emotionally. I have inherited his sense of guilt, fear and worthlessness; he has left me his legacy of depression. For the longest time, I couldn't imagine what my father must have gone through when he took the final step. But in a terrifying way these days, I somehow can. Earlier I judged him for taking his own life. Now I both sympathize and empathize. And that is scary. Yet, I fight…
Double trouble. Mostly trouble.
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Bruce Springsteen was shocked when a four-year-old fan he invited on stage managed to duet with him like a boss. The 66-year-old musician was half-way through singing 'Waitin' On A Sunny Day' when he...
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I hope you do not think of me as that woman who can never leave her family of origin behind while she starts one of her own. I would like to think of it as our families joining, melding and expanding to make more room in our hearts and our last names. This is my dearest wish, Aunty. My other wish is to have such a warm relationship with you that calling you "mom" comes naturally and from the heart for me.
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Over the last few years, I have lost my mother to cancer, my father to liver cirrhosis, my grandmother to Parkinson's disease and my grandfather to dementia. Some were ill for months, others for years...
Sometimes words just aren't enough to express the bond between a father and his daughter. Which is why Krupali Shah decided to translate some especially fond memories of her relationship with her dad...
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Part-by-part and day-by-day our Zen is going away from us. Remember Maruti Zen, the oldest model? It's a 15-year-old car I got married to, after my husband bought it as a young adult with his father's hard-earned money. We know it's going away because every month it needs to be upped, with a part needing replacement or some other dying permanently. The engine is coughing with over-use, protesting at every ignition now. Mysterious groans of ageing are heard through every trip.
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After having followed the classic given-up-work-then-returned-to-it trajectory, what I've learned is that there's no magic formula. There are many, many factors that determine a woman's career arc. Sheryl Sandberg believes it is the man you marry. I believe it's your mother's ability to live near you. Either way, a woman must prepare for the fork in the road long before she reaches it.
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Time moved slowly when I was a child. The days seemed endless. It's a contrast to my children's childhood, where all their activities seem scheduled weeks in advance. They'd widen their eyes if I told them how much time I spent doing nothing. They'd look at me as I look at those older than me who boast about walking barefoot to school. The way you do when you catch an uncomfortable glimpse into a time before civilization.
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Summers for me meant endless days at my grandfather's house, which was the enchanted land of do-what-you-want. We would arrive at his gates the moment our vacations began and leave, kicking and screaming, when July sprung upon us, all-too-soon and without warning. Our mother, to our unimaginable delight, was not only barred entry, but was also made to renounce all parental control.
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When I was little, my father made sure that I had everything I wanted, from Naturo candy bars to colourful storybooks. Every night, we would sit for hours and talk about my day at school, his favourite Indian comedy shows or my fights with my brother.
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My own mother was so busy working full-time and keeping house, she hardly had the luxury of a leisurely chat with me. Though she was a rock solid influence in shaping my health, conscience and general happiness, my emotional growth was pretty much dependant on my grandmothers, aunts, older cousins or sometimes even neighbours.
Indra Nooyi, chairman and CEO of PepsiCo, has this to say of women: They tend to accept constructive criticism better if it is coming from a man. Nooyi, who reportedly spent so much time at work that...
Shakun Batra’s Kapoor & Sons (Since 1921) is set in the lovely Nilgiri hill station of Coonoor, Tamil Nadu. It’s not quite apparent why, though, since the setting contributes very little to the screen...