It is never too early to learn about online safety and ethics.
It may be time to do some soul-searching.
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From calming coolers to truth extractors!
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Everyone has experienced things that they would rather not re-create with their own children.
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The father's role as a nurturer helps boys as well as girls.
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Teach them the importance of purpose, not just paychecks.
So what if you don’t have relatives staying nearby?
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Tough times don't last, but tough people do…
For nearly two years, starting from when she was four, I was told that my child could not colour between the lines. And that she had poor handwriting. She couldn't take instructions, you see. So what...
“No, it is not cute to watch your son eat food from someone else's table.”
Guilt is an overwhelming and brutal feeling. I use a word as strong as "brutal" because sometimes the emotional guilt we feel when it comes to our loved ones, including children, can be hard to endure...
Some clarity on common misconceptions about bilingualism.
Meet two different types of parents: permissive and negligent.
Our children are not ours to control and use.
They are nothing like authoritarian parents.
It’s not good news for the authoritarian parent.
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Let me start with the most common question parents have: "Is parenting an inborn talent?" My mother believes that the parents of today tend to overthink the process of parenting. "Why in the world doe...
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Your self-talk (the thoughts you have about your feelings) can make or break you. When you make a mistake, they either magnify the negativity or help you turn that misstep into something productive. N...
As every new generation enters the workforce, it's amazing how quickly they're mislabeled with "attributes" that are common to young people. These labels tend to stick, and they become increasingly in...
Motherhood is a funny thing. Emotionally, it takes you through so much; nothing can really prepare you for it. When your baby is born, your heart starts living outside your body. And bizarre things be...
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As an educator I am often asked this question: "Is technology a boon or bane?" We need to understand that human beings are lazy by nature and would love it if other people did all their work—the...
One of the most gratifying milestones for many parents is when their child is finally able to read independently. It is a joy to see them pore over books. As a book-loving parent myself, I was delight...
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Never believe anyone who says no kid is born bad. They don't have a clue. The nicest of parents, who get enough sleep and are in full emotional control and work hard at parenting, get the rottenest kids. There will come a point when the twerp whose bottom you wiped a million times, who managed to do targeted projectile vomiting on you and your most expensive dress, whose snot you have cleared using your own hands will tell you to get a life.
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"If you answer aunty properly, she will give you a chocolate! She has a nice big chocolate in her bag," the mother says as I try to begin a session with her child. I cringe in my seat. Oh no, not again. In most cases, the parent does not even realize why I am not supporting her statement until I explain my reasons in the counselling session. I sincerely feel that it is criminal to give a child false hopes.
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Whenever I think or talk about my child and our autistic children in school, their behaviours inevitably occur to me first. Followed by the question: how do we handle them? But what I have learnt from experience is that before we start worrying about a solution, we need to address another all-important question: Why do kids with autism behave the way they do?
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While I feel the need to break the stereotype and do my job in office well, it is blasphemous for me to skip the household chores or neglect family--or at least I feel so. While I need to be an equal to men at work, I cannot be an equal at home and sit with my feet up when I reach home tired.
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Yes, we all know that each child is unique and may reach their developmental milestones at different times. Yet for every developmental assessment, we must know the red flags too. As a parent, you need to be watchful about the following speech development milestones in your child.
Increasingly, research is showing that family meal times are integral to family bonding. But just because everyone is present doesn't mean that everyone is tuned in. It's easy to fall into a rut, where we find ourselves asking, "How was your day?" with no real expectation (or desire) to hear more than "Fine" in response.
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This Thursday is the seventh anniversary of the ghastly day on which Mumbai was mercilessly attacked by a bunch of spineless men who succeeded in terrorising and breaking the heart of our vibrant metropolis. The Paris attacks remind us once again of how vulnerable we all are to the evils of this world. If your children are at an age where they are aware of the senseless atrocities that took place this month or at any other time, it is likely that they will ask questions.
You see a cute onesie that is just perfect for your baby, but you sigh and buy another one instead because it has one fatal flaw: it's pink and you have a little boy. With seemingly trivial choices, we begin conditioning our children to gender roles before they can even speak in full sentences. We're doing them a huge disfavour.