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Saying 'NO' without actually using the word - Part 1

Saying ‘NO’ without actually using the word – Part 1
Posted on: April 16, 2019

Parenting is definitely a skill and not an easy undertaking, anyways. It is a delicate balance of knowing how to raise our kids with integrity while also preparing them to face the world, now and tomorrow. Language is a powerful impact on a growing child…

Does my Child Feel Isolated at School? - Part 1

Does my Child Feel Isolated at School? – Part 1
Posted on: April 11, 2019

A child feeling isolated in school can be a painful experience for her and make her parents feel powerless. Mukund, a 10-year-old’s Mom sat facing me the other day, face buried in her hands. The class had been divided in groups and each group assigned a project…

AUTISM: Ignorance is the Tragedy, not the Disorder

AUTISM: Ignorance is the Tragedy, not the Disorder
Posted on: April 2, 2019

About 1 in 59 children have been identified with Autism. It is more common among boys than girls—the ratio being 4:1. While the reasons for Autism are not clear, various researchers claim it could be genetic, spread by infections, or aggravated by excessive screen usage, etc. but nothing is yet proved.

Is Home Sickness a Debilitating Feeling? - Part 2

Is Home Sickness a Debilitating Feeling? – Part 2
Posted on: March 28, 2019

We cannot hold in our hands, the love, the joy, the sacrifices we made when we were growing up, but we can see and touch the place where these experiences occurred. We actually internalize aspects of the place that housed so much of our lives…

Why is it Okay for Kids to Fail Sometimes? - Part 2

Why is it Okay for Kids to Fail Sometimes? – Part 2
Posted on: March 21, 2019

If they rang the bell, he would come back, and they could get one candy. But if they waited for him to return on his own, they would get two candies. Some kids rang the bell in seconds and got their single candy, while few others waited patiently for a full 20 minutes and were awarded with two candies…

Is Home Sickness a Debilitating Feeling? - Part 1

Is Home Sickness a Debilitating Feeling? – Part 1
Posted on: March 15, 2019

Today, most of us have been experiencing a highly mobile culture in our society. Many of us leave our native land in search of greener pastures, so to say. High levels of mobility interfere with attachment to place…

Why is it Okay for Kids to Fail Sometimes? - Part 1

Why is it Okay for Kids to Fail Sometimes? – Part 1
Posted on: March 9, 2019

There are many people to highlight on why a person must succeed, what success gives—few might even be frank enough to reveal the means to success—which is not wrong, but one must also be told that even if a person has achieved personal and financial success, there is still a chance that the person could lose everything…

How can we model patience with our kids? - Part 2

How can we model patience with our kids? – Part 2
Posted on: March 1, 2019

Setting and enforcing rules are key to raise responsible, respectful children – holding them accountable with whatever predetermined consequences are in place. But if they’re simply being annoying or behaving like ‘children’, we need to look deeper…

Evolution of Parenting Styles: What should I choose?

Evolution of Parenting Styles: What should I choose?
Posted on: February 22, 2019

Instinct and influence of mothers and fathers were chiefly how kids were raised until 1957. The only reason for parents to raise their kids any opposite way was if the parents had had a particularly troubled upbringing. “Parents”, back then, were a noun…

How can we model patience with our kids? - Part 1

How can we model patience with our kids? – Part 1
Posted on: February 15, 2019

Even the most patient of us tend to lose our cool at point of time. A favourite teacup breaks, a much anticipated program gets cancelled, the most sought-out toy in the shop goes out of stock when we go to buy it, all these instances truly test our patience with our kids and then…

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