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Solidarity in a polarised world

November 29, 2021 11:44:46 am

How we can create spaces for discussing transgressions, weave in accountability and work towards a collective transformation

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Parental Guidance: Help your teens become social beings again

November 8, 2021 7:10:38 pm

As more and more kids step back into the real world of in-person school, many of them, especially teenagers, may struggle with how to become social beings again.

The hidden side of the pandemic on children with mental disabilities

November 7, 2021 11:17:24 am

Pandemic resulted in the most adverse situation where the opportunities to socialise, play, orient with the surroundings were restricted, says Dr Sumit Shinde

Trauma and the untold stories of resistance

October 22, 2021 3:26:58 pm

Let’s visibilise what’s invisibilised, politicise what’s medicalised, invite agency and restore dignity

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Parental Guidance: What makes some countries the best to raise kids in?

October 11, 2021 3:21:11 pm

Spending money on family-friendly policies has a direct impact on a country’s happiness.

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No child left invisible

September 24, 2021 6:29:51 pm

Pandemic memories will shape our children’s storylines; what role do we play in this history in action?

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Parental Guidance: Children need help to transition from virtual school

September 13, 2021 7:04:07 pm

After what has been a harrowing time for most families, it seems that all we really need while helping our children transition is just to hold their hands, hug them, shower them with love and understanding.

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Breastfeeding: Creating a circle of care

August 20, 2021 7:41:12 pm

Covid-19 had its own positive and negative effects on breastfeeding. Parents had more time to spend with children, whereas lack of help, separation of mother-baby dyad resulted in poor breastfeeding outcomes.

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Why project-based learning may be the best way to train kids for the future

August 14, 2021 1:08:21 pm

As compared to the conventional learning models, PBL is more collaborative, exploratory, flexible and application-driven

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Parental Guidance: Olympics 2020 offered many ‘teachable’ moments

August 9, 2021 7:33:52 pm

If you want to inculcate compassion, acceptance and kindness, look to the sporting world for heart-warming human stories.

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Missing the woods for the trees

July 25, 2021 7:07:25 am

When it comes to mental health, are we asking the wrong questions and looking for solutions in the wrong places?

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Here’s why children are starting school earlier than ever

July 14, 2021 4:42:39 pm

A child's brain develops faster when he or she is exposed to a loving environment rich in experiences, such as those with other children, props, numbers, sports equipment, exercise, and movement.

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Parental Guidance: It’s decision time between physical and online school

July 12, 2021 8:04:43 pm

Involve your child in these discussions; let them voice their concerns, their fears and see how they feel about returning to school.

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How to boost immunity for growing kids, especially during the pandemic

June 28, 2021 6:05:45 pm

A growing child does not need too many pills and supplements to help increase his/her immunity to fight off viruses.

Love means never having to say goodbye

June 20, 2021 6:30:17 am

More than ever, we need stories of love now to help us grieve and heal collectively.

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Pandemic lessons from a work-from-home dad: Drop everything and have fun

June 19, 2021 5:54:10 pm

Create a new version of yourself to provide your kids with what they want during these pandemic days.

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‘Outside, there’s coronavirus’: A Covid-positive mom on being cared for by her five-year-old

June 14, 2021 6:21:02 pm

"R saw us suffer through what we spent more than a year protecting ourselves against. After our month-long COVID ordeal, he looks more serious, more grown-up, but for some reason, physically smaller."

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Parental Guidance: Once the pandemic is over, what kind of parent will you be?

June 7, 2021 6:38:01 pm

Are you planning for a good turn in your way of parenting after this pandemic?

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We are the Light in this Dark Tunnel

May 23, 2021 8:34:49 am

Human beings are not broken, the structures that are supposed to care and provide for us are shattered

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Parental Guidance: What is the pandemic teaching your kids?

May 10, 2021 7:47:44 pm

Despite all the gloom, despair, grief, frustration and anger all around us, there is a small sliver of hope. This pandemic is actually teaching our children some very vital life skills.

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Notes from a vegan mom: ‘My son is powered by plants’

May 11, 2021 2:16:38 pm

Cow's milk is meant for calves- not humans. How could we steal the nutrition that was meant for another baby and give it to our children?

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Done being serious, time to get silly

April 27, 2021 2:39:23 pm

Why radical playfulness alone can help us step out of the vicious echo chambers of our minds

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Parental Guidance: How I coped with my daughter’s Covid and other pandemic lessons

April 12, 2021 5:32:21 pm

Children are fast becoming the new source of worry as the number of Covid infections in kids surpasses all numbers.

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Motherhood is not a race

March 28, 2021 6:10:44 am

Shame is deeply encoded in an implicit rule of worthiness assigned to every woman — be a good mother, otherwise you are worthless

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Parental Guidance: The case for sending kids back to physical school

March 8, 2021 4:57:47 pm

If the fear of catching the virus is playing on your mind, knowing that younger kids are at the least risk end of the spectrum might allay your fears.

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