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Two Christmas Stories

It is the holiday season of Christmas and New Year and maybe ParentEdge followers have some time for a little bit of light reading…In this context I’m sharing two stories of mine from my...

Son, Just ask questions!

Hello Everybody, Nursing my little daughter suffering from acute throat infection and high fever, and also wondering what she was missing academically because she couldn’t attend school for a week,...

Placing the Student at the Centre: Student-Centred Learning

Recently, I was invited to be a panellist on the XSEED School of Tomorrow Conference in Mumbai, where the topic I was expected to comment on was: “Better Resources or Improved Methods: What...

The Holy Grail of College Admissions – The Essay

I was reading an essay about the college essay in the Time magazine and decided to share my experience as a mother of a High school senior in the middle of her application process. When we were in...

Let’s Not Miss Spending time with Kids Because of Technology!

One thing is for sure – when it comes to parenting, it does help to know the thought processes going on in other parents’ minds. You get different perspectives on the hot issues. It saves you...

Lessons From Failure – for Both Kids and Parents

One of the most difficult things as a parent is to watch your child unhappy. Your instinct is to rush in with soothing words and hugs, as you attempt to kiss his pain away. And this works fine when...

How Technology Leaves its Mark on Children?

            I am still not sure if I would be lucky enough to drop in at ParentEdge premises soon and have a chance to gauge what the perception is on how technology leaves its mark on children...

Bonding Over Paints and Brushes

The boy next door had just come back to Bangalore with his family after having been in Pune for more than a year. Sanket’s family and mine have been neighbours, sharing our stories and watching...

Benefits of Pretend Play

 Little Diya sat singing “Walking in the jungle, what do you see? I think I hear a noise, What could it be? ………..Lion!”, adding a low, deep “Grrrrr…” as soon as the lion and then the...

Rooting for India

The third issue of ParentEdge features an interesting cover story – raising children to straddle both Indian and global worlds. Don’t worry, there are no spoilers in this blog post. I...