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My Morning Woes with a Teenager

I am writing this just after sending my teenage son off to school.  It is not even 7 am but I am exhausted, after going through the morning chaos that is the feature of my household day after...

Change is good!

We are shifting houses this weekend, and with all the packing, moving, cleaning, et al – my kids are sometimes troubled. Will you pack all my toys? Will we have TV in the new house? Don’t...

The Working Mother’s Dilemma

  Getting back to work after a break comes with its own problems where kids are concerned. Kids raised by stay-at-home moms in early childhood are used to attention ‘on-demand’ which can create...

Stage Fright in Children: How We Conquered the Demon

I admire and even envy people who can address a crowd. Don’t you? I assume even the most consummate orator does feel those ubiquitous butterflies in his stomach. Yet I will doff my hat at his...

Batting for Day Cares

It goes without saying that a reliable support system is the pivot around which a family revolves. And this much more critical when you have young children and/or both parents pursuing careers....

4 Reasons why I am a Tiresome Mom

Enough has been said about why children can be irritating, troublesome, bothersome ..in short, a handful. In my home, these adjectives are much more applicable to Yours Truly. Here’s why: (1) I...

There’s More to Life than English!

This blog post has been reposted, with permission, from Bril’s blog http://brilindia.com/blog/. Industrial Research Corporation (“Bril”) was founded in 1964, as a company that...

My Experience at ParentEdge

This is a contribution from Darshini R., who was the Student Editor for Issue 4 (Jan-Feb 2012) of ParentEdge. I was lucky to work with ParentEdge as one of their Student Editors, because I learnt so...

Parenting Lessons

‘Why don’t you come for a parenting class?’ a friend – let’s call her ‘R’ – asked me. ‘Parenting class? But why?’, I asked her, shocked. In...

Who are the People in your (Changing) Neighbourhood?

The Unit of Study for this month in my daughter’s Kindergarten class is ‘Community Helpers’. And I had the bright idea of showing her the delightful Sesame Street 2-minute “Who are the people...