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Learning while teaching bright sparks at an MCD school

November 19, 2018 6:08:51 pm

It's not that the kids aren't intelligent, but just that nobody reads to them and nobody in their vicinity speaks with them in English. In fact, their Hindi is far better than kids in private schools.


Why I won’t be introducing my child to Stan Lee’s universe just yet

April 10, 2019 12:12:46 pm

Marvel comics were much less darker than DC. And because of that the superheroes are a lot more self-aware. They are able to mock their own superpowers and those of their counterparts.

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What to say when your kid asks about #MeToo

November 19, 2018 6:15:15 pm

“Is it really that bad Ma? I mean the girls in our class do not seem like victims at all!” The older one mumbled while reading the paper.

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Sandra Boynton, Eric Carle, Mo Willems…have you tried these authors for your toddler?

November 19, 2018 6:05:38 pm

Margaret Wise Brown’s Good Night Moon is a classic that has become a bedtime ritual for many because of its easy pace, the rhythm of its language and the repetitive words that help to lull a child to sleep.

Surviving the smog: A Delhi dad shares his 6-point plan

November 19, 2018 6:17:53 pm

"We got a mask for a few thousand rupees the first year. It didn’t fit. Three years later, it just about fits and we now just have to convince our child to wear it."

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Delhi pollution: ‘Mom, my breathing’s hurting’

November 10, 2018 11:41:54 am

Inside the house, air purifiers are a lifesaver, but no amount of purifying the indoor air can make up for the children's lack of fresh air, physical activity and Vitamin D exposure.

The Gran View: Handle temper tantrums firmly, but with care

November 6, 2018 9:00:50 am

What should you do when the little one throws a tantrum? What you really want to convey to him is that by throwing a tantrum he cannot have his way, and also that he may go through it and that it will not get him anywhere.

‘There seemed no hope, no joy…nothing until the storytellers moved in’

November 9, 2018 3:53:14 pm

"Their stories are the bedrock on which my journey travels."

Play and learn: Sparking learning block by block

October 30, 2018 2:22:19 pm

A Lego learning class challenges students to make connections from their learning in all subjects.

Difficult Conversations: Let’s talk about menstruation, with girls and boys

November 5, 2018 5:37:01 pm

Menstruation has always been plagued by euphemisms-Aunty, Aunt flow, those days, chums, and many more. Recently, while talking about body parts, we had discussed how it is essential to name the body parts by their actual names. The same logic holds here too.

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Respectful maternity care is every woman’s right

October 29, 2018 9:59:18 am

Evidence shows that, across countries with highest maternal deaths, respectful care during labour and birth is a key determinant of whether pregnant women will seek professional help or even consider another pregnancy.

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Parenthesis: Ask yourself — ‘Was I kind today?’

October 19, 2018 9:35:24 am

Encourage them to put themselves in the other person’s shoes. Teach them to resolve conflicts through communication and empathy.

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Difficult Conversations: Raising tough kids in the age of #MeToo

October 17, 2018 12:25:21 pm

When a child asks what rape is, what do you do? Do you run? Mumble? Or snub? Or do you tell the child straight facts? Take a deep breath and tell the child, using age-appropriate words.

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The Gran View: Allow children the space to be average

October 9, 2018 9:00:25 am

The hopes, dreams and ambitions of the entire family rest on the shoulders of the little one.

Are you ready for Positive Parenting?

October 8, 2018 9:00:15 am

The main premise of Positive Parenting is training and learning rather than punishing.

Parenthesis: Stay connected with your child for the small things

October 5, 2018 11:28:51 am

Children know when you’re not listening or listening with half an ear. They will shut down. And you will have lost an opportunity that you were not even aware of.

Difficult Conversations: Should we teach religion to our children?

October 4, 2018 12:33:09 pm

So, the question is, why do we want children to have strong religious beliefs? Is it for inculcation of the right morals and values? Or to motivate the child to strive for achievement of the ideal self? Or for preserving our cultural identity?

The Gran View: The arrival of the first grandchild is magical

October 8, 2018 3:41:31 pm

The arrival of the first grandchild marks the beginning of a new generation. There is a sense of magic as the baby represents the family projecting far into the future.


Pregnant women must choose a team, not just the gynae

September 24, 2018 2:00:47 pm

Skilled and empathetic nurses, who should provide continuous one-to-one support to every first-time mother in labour, are typically in short supply in most hospitals.

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Parenthesis: Teach your child healthy media habits

September 21, 2018 9:33:54 am

Make sure your child watches content that you are familiar with and whenever possible, watch it together.

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Can technology enable personalised learning?

September 18, 2018 1:58:39 pm

Personalised learning can be extremely helpful for vocational courses, students with special learning needs, and for collaborative learning in small groups.

How to explain Section 377 and walk the gender tightrope with your child

September 18, 2018 12:08:05 pm

When my younger one stood in a class full of girls to take cooking as a hobby in middle school, he was greeted with giggles and the teacher’s disapproving look. As a parent, it is my job to make sure that he stays strong and I become his pillar.

Teach kids the value of gratitude beyond a ‘thank you’

September 18, 2018 10:13:16 am

Did your child thank your chauffeur while alighting the car? Did they put their toys back in their shelves or thank their help for doing it? How do they remember to thank a restaurant waiter but not their domestic help?

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Chess as a hobby or pro sport? A primer for newbie chess parents

September 12, 2018 12:06:24 pm

You don’t have to be intelligent to play chess, you become intelligent by playing chess.

The Gran View: Raise yourself to become a high EQ parent

October 8, 2018 3:44:29 pm

In reality, it is not uncommon to find families in which one parent is authoritarian and the other is permissive. These parents may actually balance each other in how they raise their children.