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How can I help my child choose a college degree after SSC?

How can I help my child choose a college degree after SSC?
Posted on: June 15, 2018

The first crossroads that life presents to our children is after they clear their class 10th and then their 12th board exams, along with the most crucial question “What next?” Would it be a course that gives me less stress and make my studying effort easy, or should I go that extra mile and venture farther like many others are doing?

Is app-based money transfer option USEFUL or NOT?

Is app-based money transfer option USEFUL or NOT?
Posted on: June 9, 2018

The awe and confusion that surrounded the demonetization drive in November has been generating a flurry of concerns in the wake of the country heading towards a cashless economy – conventional banking transaction methods replaced by online, digital money transfers…

Shy Kids? This is what I do... You could too!

Shy Kids? This is what I do… You could too!
Posted on: May 30, 2018

Shyness in kids is very cute, but there’s also something else here to ponder. This is a rarely discussed topic among parents, yet important…

Am I fostering dependency in my child? - Part 2

Am I fostering dependency in my child? – Part 2
Posted on: May 24, 2018

Consequently, they are found to be intrinsically motivated to find their own reasons to achieve. They are made capable of exploring praiseworthy activities of their own choosing. They maintain a collaborative – not controlled – relationship with their parents. Here, ideas and wishes are mutually solicited and considered…

How can we 'Team Parent' our Child?

How can we ‘Team Parent’ our Child?
Posted on: May 18, 2018

Parents of a child belong to the same team and think alike, as to what is best for their child. They both want him to grow up to be a good person who is happy and well-adjusted. But we often find ourselves holding different ideas about how to get to that place…

Am I fostering dependency in my child? - Part 1

Am I fostering dependency in my child? – Part 1
Posted on: May 11, 2018

A child cannot gain independence on his own. They do not possess the necessary skill or experience or hold various perspectives to develop independence, separately from us. It is rather, a gift we give our child; something they’ll cherish and benefit from their entire lives…

How do Physical Activities in School prepare students for a Lifetime?

How do Physical Activities in School prepare students for a Lifetime?
Posted on: May 4, 2018

Physical activities in schools during the school learning hours, incorporated into the daily timetable seems to be riding a dwindling mode in today’s scenario. This is happening more so as a student steps on higher grades in schools…

How can I keep a check on my child's mobile use?

How can I keep a check on my child’s mobile use?
Posted on: April 27, 2018

As a parent I am really concerned about mobile phones consuming too much of our children’s productive and quality/family time, no thanks to the umpteen number of addictive apps that are accessible by children. In the late 90s and early 2000s, TV and PC video games were the only “screen-time” children had on which they would spend no more than an hour…

It is Important to Validate our Child's Needs?

It is Important to Validate our Child’s Needs?
Posted on: April 20, 2018

Suman is struggling on the day of her big test. Her mother deftly validates her feelings. She says, “Suman, I understand why you are nervous about your big test. Go ahead you will be fine…

How is Storytelling an Essential Part of Parenting?

How is Storytelling an Essential Part of Parenting?
Posted on: April 13, 2018

We grew up listening to our parents, grandparents, and other elders in the family narrating stories to us.Those were good old days, when they took us on fantasy journeys with their tales—the wit of Birbal in the Akbar and Birbal series, the righteousness of the Pandavas in The Mahabharata, and theStories ofVikram and Betaal…

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