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Wednesday, August 12, 2020


coronavirus parenting, parenting tips

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.

coronavirus, parenting tips

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?

parenting, perfect parent

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.

makeup, parenting tips, gender and kids

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.

parenting tips, shy child, kids introvert

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.

video games, children, war and aggression, parenting, indian express news

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”.

cooking with kids, parenting

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.

Books for kids, parenting

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.

child stress

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.

secularism, religion, parenting tips

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.

working during pregnancy

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.

child shopping

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.

chess, competition, parenting tips

Why do so many kids quit chess in their teens? An advisory to parents

January 27, 2020 11:48:15 am

If any coach or parent tells you that a kid can play at world or national level by training three hours a day and attending all birthday parties and doing school homework, they are lying. Period.


Difficult Conversations: You don’t have to be a referee in your kids’ quarrels

January 21, 2020 12:06:07 pm

We think that being a parent makes us superheroes who have a solution to everything, who never break down and are never bruised.

peer pressure for child

Parenthesis: How to navigate peer influence around your child

January 17, 2020 2:08:37 pm

Peer influence is real and occurs at all ages. You don't need to wait for your child to become a teenager to realise how susceptible your child is to peer influence.


Being Baba: Bringing in the new year with a baby

January 15, 2020 1:45:48 pm

Climate change, political issues, social issues, crimes against women and children, pollution…there is a lot to worry about and I know that we can all do our part to make this year better than the last.

working mom guilt

Imagine: Let’s smash the myth of work-life balance for working mothers

January 11, 2020 6:05:49 am

No man is ever asked how he manages to keep the work-life balance; it is an expectation from women only.

talking politics with kids, parenting

Difficult Conversations: Talking politics with kids

January 7, 2020 10:53:03 am

Read about the marginalised, read stories and books that talk about diversity, are inclusive and pose uncomfortable questions. No, innocence is not lost by exposing kids to the real world.


Parenthesis: Take stock and set parenting goals for 2020

January 3, 2020 12:56:41 pm

Think of the year to come. Think of how old your child is turning. What will he be able to do this year? What might his challenges be? Will he be going to a new class or a new school?

parenting tips, screen time

E-smog and excess screen time: New age parents, take notice

December 27, 2019 8:05:26 am

Research shows that children’s developing brains, eyes and bone marrow absorb electromagnetic radiation three to 10 times deeper than adults.