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No matter how grand a party you throw, your child may hardly understand its value

"Such parties become the topic of discussion among social networks and is one of the major reasons why people throw such lavish parties. When the invite is sent, two things that matter the most are the venue (which has to be of a certain standard) and the theme. Clients keep pushing us to do something entirely different for them. There are mothers, who are members of kitties and who reject a particular theme because it has already been done by another member."

5 things parents can do for a happier Christmas and New Year

Switch off your mobile, TV or whatever else may distract you and sit with your child, give him or her a hug and really pay attention to what your child is trying to tell you. You may be pleasantly surprised with the close bond and communication channels that this brings out between you and your child.

Why are some men opting for late fatherhood?

Popular culture and social stereotyping reiterate the notion that most men just stumble upon fatherhood and bumble their way through it as providers for children. That is increasingly getting farther from the reality of modern parenting. We talked to some dads to discover the reasons they deferred fatherhood and the concerns that accompany the decision to finally embrace being a parent.

Raj Kapoor’s 94th birth anniversary: Lonely childhood to being a not-so-regular dad

In an interview, Raj's daughter Rima Jain had revealed, "Papa was not a regular dad, who'd be available at all times. But he was aware of everything that we did. Basically, Papa, for us, meant 'entertainment'..."

Try these parental controls for hyper-connected kids

Cyber bullying, digital addiction, age-inappropriate content, predators — these are a parent's nightmares. Are the measures you’ve taken to prevent them enough by themselves? Here are some tips from a parent.

How to break the news of divorce to kids

When you break the news to your children that you are planning to go your separate ways, handle these conversations with maturity. Take care to find the right choice of words and expressions.

8 maternity clothing brands for moms-to-be to check out

We bring you a list of eight maternity brands available in India, which will offer expecting mothers a range of options to choose from, all at affordable prices.

What to pack for your backpacking trip: A travelling mom’s checklist

Fret not, as the backpacking mama is here to guide you with some serious packing essentials for a real backpacking trip.

Try these DIY ideas to decorate your child’s room

Create a scrapbook wall of all the pictures that you want in your toddler’s room. You can add to these as your child grows and encourage them to put up their favourites too.

Spend quality time with your children to make them feel secure

A personality development class might turn your child into an amazing orator but only a parent can help a child be emotionally expressive. When you hear a child out, he or she develops the confidence to express their emotions. A quality that’s very important for one’s emotional health.

‘I was nervous about Malala returning to Pakistan,’ writes father Ziauddin Yousafzai in his memoir

"With my fear of losing Malala, I felt such terrible guilt that I had not stopped her from campaigning. I went over my intentions again and again. What had I been working towards that was worth this sacrifice of my child? How could I have miscalculated like this? Malala and I had stood together, united. But this fight almost left me with the dead body of my child."

Talking about menstruation encourages children to accept it as normal

Closer to nine or 10 years of age, girls should be told about changes in the body that will happen with teenage; how boys go through certain changes and girls go through different ones.