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  • India’s most comprehensive parenting portal, with excerpts from ParentEdge – India’s leading parenting magazine

A Gift to Mothers: A Life Beyond Motherhood

Namrataa Arora also blogs at http://worldofmoms.wordpress.com. Being a mom is no cakewalk. People might claim to understand that, but only moms know what the journey is like. A mother needs to be on...

Encouraging Artistic Expression in your Young Child

As I ironed school uniforms last night, my eyes fell on what looked like some design on the pristine white wall in front of me. That it was a recent enhancement, I was sure of, but how recent? A...

The Choice Trap: This AND That. Not This OR That.

Sridhar Ramanathan also blogs at www.ideasrs.com. This is the story of a mother and daughter. And the unique way in which the mother made a crucial decision. The daughter PS was in her final year...

Giving children a sense of self-worth (part 4 of 12)

This blog is the fourth of a 12-part series on ‘Parenting is a Journey’. Ignatius Fernandez also blogs at http://thechildisfatheroftheman.blogspot.in/.   Jane, an accomplished dancer, was...

Children and Outdoor Activities

When I was putting together the article on ‘Children and the Outdoors’ for ParentEdge’s current issue, I was struck by how some families were truly ‘outdoorsy’. These...

Tactics for Tackling a Toddler’s Temper Tantrum

This blog post has been reposted, with permission, from Bril’s blog (http://brilindia.com/blog/). The Bril team writes about relevant parenting issues that need attention and action in order to...

The Dangers of Over-Parenting

The other day I told my sister that I would be coming over to see her two year old son. She told me, “Come between 5 and 6 pm. You will not be able to see him otherwise.” Apparently He sleeps...

Interning at ParentEdge

Shraddha was the Student Editor of Issue 9 (Nov-Dec 2012) of the magazine. My sister, Visruthi, the Student Editor of the anniversary issue of ParentEdge, was desperate. She needed someone to...

Eating, á la française

Last year was really the year of the French parent, with a host of books being published on why the French make the best parents. And having lived in France for five years, I must admit that French...

How do you teach your child to be sensitive to other people’s woes?

From the time of Buddha, it’s a big parental dilemma… do you expose your child to the “real” world? Or do you – because you can – raise your child in a happy...