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Book rues

A worried mother once called me and said, “My son hates reading. How do I get him to read?” She had seen a picture of a workshop I had done with kids and thought as an author of children’s...

Negotiating the mine-field that is body image.

So your daughter moves on from primary to secondary school; the girls get self-conscious; and your daughter – who is, by nature very slim – decides that she needs to lose still more weight. Of...

The power of family meals

 This blog has been contributed by Meera Srinivasan, our resident expert on health and nutrition. Being a nutritionist I have always paid attention to what my family eats. But until recently, I was...

Gift her a life-lesson on her birthday

Some time ago, I had written an article on ‘Planning Birthday Parties’, and I tried to list a number of different ideas for unusual kinds of parties. Here’s one more I came across recently that...

Keeping your kids safe online

Recently, my son’s school had to deal with an episode of cyber-bullying.  A list of photos was being circulated via Instagram, asking readers to vote for the ‘school’s ugliest...

Friends with benefits: The art of mommy dating

This blog post has been reposted, with permission, from Lalita Iyer’s blog http://mommygolightly.wordpress.com/.   There is a time when you pick up your child (somewhere between zero to six...

Trying to be an artist

Author Pico Iyer says, “So if you graduate from college, spend a decent couple of years seeing the other things you might be doing or not doing anything at all, just doing menial jobs while...

Life beyond the idiot box

What do your kids do in their leisure time? Settle on the couch and switch on the TV. Right? TV has become an integral part of our existence. But try switching off the TV for a day and see the huge...