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What Covid-19 is telling us about the future of schooling

April 2, 2020 4:14:30 pm

If anything, this forced cohabitation during Covid-19 will only make parents appreciate the role played by schools and teachers.

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Parenthesis: Parenting in the time of corona

March 27, 2020 1:47:52 pm

Unfortunately, this is the 'new normal'. We don't have a choice but to accept our situation and do the best we can.

(The writer has a PhD in Positive Psychology and is a lecturer in psychology. She is also the author of the book Keep Calm and Mommy On. Listen to Season 1 and 2 of Tanu Shree Singh’s podcast Difficult Conversations With Your Kids.)

Coronavirus quarantine: ‘We are all anxious and children excel at sniffing it out’

March 24, 2020 2:25:52 pm

Difficult Conversations: This is the time when we take a stock of what matters and what doesn’t. And it also presents an opportunity to us to set an example for our kids.

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Love in the time of Corona: Let’s appreciate tiny things to be grateful for

March 21, 2020 6:04:05 am

Imagine: The families that I have met have talked about how they are doing things they had forgotten brought them so much joy – goofing around with their children without any agenda, spending time in nature.

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Being Baba: How to deal with the coronavirus scare when you have a baby

March 18, 2020 5:38:55 pm

How do you practice social distancing in a country of over a billion people and how do you keep your babies safe?

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Parenthesis: Does your child think you’re perfect?

March 13, 2020 11:37:37 am

Perfection as a concept does not exist. The problem with perfection is that it is inherently linked to a fear of failure.

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Learner autonomy and other ways to empower the next generation

March 11, 2020 6:30:29 pm

Skills that were considered valuable 10 years ago are fast becoming obsolete or have substantially transformed.

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Why we are failing our daughters, and sons

March 10, 2020 7:54:40 pm

Difficult Conversations: It is never a harmless makeup session. It is a stereotype we are endorsing. Rather than buying makeup, talk to your child about how cosmetics should be a choice and not a compulsion. 

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‘How I battled endometriosis to have a baby’

March 9, 2020 11:10:08 am

When a person is suffering with endometriosis it’s important for woman to find/and or build support groups. There are definitely many women who are silently suffering from the same condition from the stigma attached with this condition.

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Imagine: The tyranny of being social and outgoing

March 7, 2020 6:05:05 am

Preference for solitude and quiet is a way of being and not an illness. Many times, through repeated messages that we give an introverted child, he might become shy as he starts thinking something is wrong with him and therefore fears social rejection.

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Could a video game promote children’s understanding of war and aggression?

March 5, 2020 11:15:59 am

The context and content of the video game does have an impact on the player’s future behavior. Research has indicated that playing violent video games does increase “aggressive cognitions, aggressive behaviors and aggressive feelings”.

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Parenthesis: Why you should cook with your child

February 28, 2020 11:46:42 am

Cooking introduces kids practical scientific concepts. It encourages them to experiment, observe and reach conclusions based on their observations.

child development, music

‘As a child, I was shamed for my dark skin,’ says Grammy-nominated Falu Shah

February 22, 2020 5:18:17 pm

When a child sings, many areas of his or her brain get stimulated with the sounds and subsequent coordination.

bullying, parenting

‘A teen said he was bullied for being a virgin. I was stumped’

February 18, 2020 5:50:07 pm

I was just thankful that this child spoke up. He was lucky to have a parent who heard him, who encouraged him to talk to another person, to ask for help.


Parenthesis: Teach kids to end the blame game and be accountable

February 14, 2020 3:00:49 pm

Children need to be encouraged to clean up their own messes. Make it a normal part of your daily life.

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Being Baba: Introduce your baby to the world of books

February 12, 2020 3:04:28 pm

I obviously want to introduce my son to the magical and beautiful world of comics soon but let me tell you what he's been reading so far.

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Good stress, bad stress: Teach your child to turn adversity into advantage

February 10, 2020 11:44:59 am

Our bodies are not designed to function under chronic stress, and this is what takes a massive toll on mental and physical health, right from a young age.

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Difficult Conversations: ‘Secularism cannot be taught within the four walls of a classroom’

February 4, 2020 4:45:11 pm

The best we can do is raise a child who learns the basics of secularism the way they should, by being out there, by celebrating all sorts of festivals, by gorging on sewaiyaan at Eid and kadha parshad at the Gurudwara.

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Busting myths by working through pregnancy

February 1, 2020 4:15:26 pm

Depending on the industry, there need to be laws that allow women self-care time, flexibility in schedules and the respect of being treated as an equal.

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Parenthesis: Teach your child proper etiquette in public places

January 31, 2020 12:33:42 pm

As with all things parenting, start young. It's much harder to teach a teenager manners as compared to teaching a two-year-old.