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Imagine: Parenting and the art of selective watering — even shy dreamers can sparkle

There are many children who are shy, scattered, disorganised, dreamers, clumsy and noisy. They might still have huge reservoirs of creativity, talent, ability, generosity, etc, but all that is lost behind cobwebs of mis-wiring that keep them from connecting and showing their sparkle.

Too much of a single sport can mean risk of injury in kids, say trainers

A proposed rule of thumb: A child’s age equals the number of hours he or she should spend in sports training each week.


Your teenage boy's room guide: Personalised, with pops of colour

"Make way for favourite movie posters and pictures. Even wardrobes can be customised to help during morning rush time, with quick grab and go functionality for school uniforms.”

Watch: A science experiment is like playing, with rules

“Science is not defined by the method section of a paper. It's actually a way of being, which is here, and this is true for anything that is creative. So if you add rules to play, you have a game. That's actually what an experiment is.”

Exclusive: Neha Dhupia has breastfed her baby in the 'craziest places’, like an airplane toilet

"Whether you are expressing milk to feed your child, giving him or her formula feed, or breastfeeding, you have the right to do so in a small, private space, anywhere. I am only giving a voice to the dilemma faced by thousands of mothers."

Kids and pets: Transform your child’s life with purrs and woofs

A dog and a child will always have each other’s back. I learnt it the hard way when I recently gave my boys quite the epic scolding, and had to deal with a dog who proceeded to give me the sulky, silent treatment on behalf of her brothers.


Watch: ‘My kid is human, that's all. And that’s a lot’

She added, “At five months old, she could not hold her head up like other babies, but she could hold this deep, intent eye contact. One friend said, ‘She's the most aware baby I've ever seen’.”

Let’s talk to kids about stigma and judgement

Rebuttal, pessimism or a negative reaction from a friend can have the most devastating effect on a young mind. As parents, we have an important role to teach kids empathy. Children have a clean slate.

Ask these questions before choosing your child’s school

Based on your answers to these questions, you can create a list of schools that you would like your child to be admitted to.

What causes morning sickness during pregnancy?

Morning sickness is just a rough phase in the beautiful voyage to motherhood, so don't worry if you are experiencing it. Just in case the severity of the sickness increases, consult your doctor immediately to ensure a safe pregnancy.

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Meet the children who don't let visual disability get in the way of their love for photography

On World Disability Day, Express Parenting brings you the story of fashion photographer Richa Maheshwari who has taken it upon herself to teach photography to children with visual disability.