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Taking Lanes of Resistance over Highways of Success

February 28, 2021 7:00:02 am

A culture of hustle is pushing young people to ‘succeed at all cost’, making them evaluate their worth against social norms

non-textbook learning, non-textbook learning for teenagers, parental guidance, online learning, parenting blogs, learning, parenting, indian express news

Parental Guidance: Use this time to teach teens non-textbook learning, too

February 8, 2021 7:02:52 pm

Online learning has its uses but extended use may not be yielding the results we had hoped for. So what can you do to buttress your teen’s education?

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Is your child playing chess? Allow the freedom to lose

February 2, 2021 6:48:08 pm

It's okay to push your kid up to a point, not after that. The bottomline should be your child's happiness.

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Why the young woman needs to reclaim her body and how to go about doing it

January 31, 2021 6:10:46 am

A letter to young women on body diversity, body positivity and social justice

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Parents must be aware of these evolving education trends

January 25, 2021 5:41:34 pm

Not only teachers, but even parents need to keep a close eye on the upcoming trends in the educational front to prepare their kids for any eventuality

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Parental Guidance: Research suggests kids may have COVID-19 immunity predating pandemic

January 11, 2021 6:32:28 pm

Children seem to suffer from coughs and colds more often, which probably explains their better immunity to it.

breastfeeding, breastfeeding benefits, breast milk, breastfeeding for infant health, importance of breastfeeding, parenting, indian express news

The power of celebrity advocacy to build a breastfeeding-friendly India

January 8, 2021 9:50:37 am

Breast milk’s immunity-building capabilities have become even more valuable in the times we live today

stress, what causes stress in children, dealing with stress in kids, mental health issues in children, what parents need to know about mental health, parenting, indian express news

It’s not just adults who are stressed; children are, too!

December 20, 2020 8:47:32 pm

Since kids fail to express their emotions well, parents sometimes remain ignorant. Hence, identifying anxiety in kids is the primary step towards eliminating it

social justice, human rights, children, understanding children, parenting blogs, eye 2020, sunday eye, indian express news

What is neurodiversity and where does it figure in the spectrum of social justice and human rights

December 20, 2020 6:50:51 am

Working towards a just world, one that honours all kinds of minds, requires us to be and do better

donated breast milk, breast milk donation, myths around breast milk donation, the dos and don'ts of breast milk donation, parenting, indian express news

Breast milk donation: Myths, fears and who can donate

December 13, 2020 7:08:39 pm

Several people exploring the possibility of breast milk donation or use of donor breast milk, have questions in their minds with regards to the process of procurement and subsequent handling

pandemic, child mental health, parenting tips in covid, parenting ideas in covid

How the pandemic is affecting children’s social skills

January 25, 2021 6:01:07 pm

Isolation due to pandemic is creating a deterioration in social skills of children and a lack of overall development of the child.

coronavirus, parenting

Parental Guidance: Kids talk about how the pandemic has impacted them

January 11, 2021 6:35:26 pm

Maybe it’s time for us to become a little more creative in figuring out ways to stimulate real learning, and the only way I can think of for myself is to get more involved in her learning process using non screen time.

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Are we putting pressure on kids to learn coding too early?

December 6, 2020 5:27:50 pm

Are we headed towards a ‘coding class before walking’ kind of a world?

gender stereotypes, gender neutral approach at home, buying toys for kids, gender neutral parenting, parenting, indian express news

Choosing toys for your toddler: Keep it safe and gender neutral

December 2, 2020 12:52:56 pm

When we—as parents—are choosing toys for our child, we should overcome gender stereotypes attached to the toys

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What we want our parents to know

November 15, 2020 7:00:08 am

That they have got our back even when we mess up, that they’ll be there for us, no matter what

motherhood, parenthood, mental health, mental health issues, depression, parental guidance for new moms, parenting, indian express news

Parental Guidance: It’s okay to not be okay

January 11, 2021 6:36:46 pm

It’s not a competition. Every mom’s journey is different, and the more we’re supportive of this, the stronger our tribe shall be

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Moving beyond pink and blue: A gender-neutral environment

October 31, 2020 4:18:31 pm

Gender stereotyping automatically encourages problem behaviors such as gender discrimination, negative gender stereotyping, limiting opportunities instead of harnessing gender-fair roles.

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From taboo to mainstream: The journey of infertility treatments in India

October 29, 2020 6:48:26 pm

Infertility treatments with the help of assisted reproductive technology (ART) in India have grown by leaps and bounds over the last few years.

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Tyranny of Obedience

October 25, 2020 7:00:57 am

Learning ought to be a disruptive and subversive process. Otherwise, it perpetuates proverbial bricks in the wall

Down Syndrome Awareness Month, parenting, having and raising a child with Down Syndrome, parenting blogs, indian express news

‘When my newborn daughter clasped my little finger, I realised it was she who was holding me, and not vice versa’

October 20, 2020 11:42:56 am

Globally, October is celebrated as Down Syndrome Awareness Month. This article is a reflection of parenting a 30-month-old daughter with Down Syndrome.

early childhood

Why investing in early childhood can benefit a nation

October 15, 2020 5:00:49 pm

Disadvantaged early environments along with inadequate policies and programmes can sap a nation, leading to high social and economic costs for the country later on. The reverse is also true.

parenting, how to be a parent, how to be a good parent, what is over parenting, how to not over-parent, parenting blogs, indian express news

Parental Guidance: Are you guilty of over-parenting?

January 11, 2021 6:34:56 pm

For starters, start to see yourself as a person apart from just a mother—it is one part of who you are, not the whole of you.

children and social media, children on social media, social media and mental health, eye 2020, sunday eye, indian express news

How our children are not consumers but the products on sale on social media

September 27, 2020 9:42:55 am

Likes, shares, comments keep them engaged like zombies while their minds are speedily being colonised and harvested, by prompt ads and Instagram influencers promoting lavish lifestyles and looks

facts and fiction, children's imagination, the internet era, children and internet, children's creativity, parenting blogs, indian express news

Why my child wants to be a dolphin caretaker

September 15, 2020 5:00:46 pm

Within the realm of her imagination, she confidently explained that dolphins are the smartest sea creatures, how she wants to be friends with them and most importantly that her goal was to ‘save the species’.

preparing children for the pandemic, parents and children, how to get kids to understand the COVID-19 situation, parenting blogs, indian express news

How parents can prepare kids for the COVID-19 world: Try, fail and try again

September 7, 2020 5:00:35 pm

Since there is no respite from the coronavirus in sight, it is time for parents to prepare their children for the new world.

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