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Namrataa Arora also blogs at http://worldofmoms.wordpress.com. With the rise in episodes of children being kidnapped, sexually abused, taking to drugs, turning anorexic etc., parents find themselves...

The Sanctity of a Teenager’s Room

  Why is the room of a teenager so sacred? Why do teenagers bar their parents, especially mothers, from entering their rooms? And last, why are the rooms so untidy? My son’s preference for his...

Helping a Slow Learner

Dr. Krishna Mahathi holds diplomas in Pediatrics and in the management of allergies and asthma. She has worked as a junior consultant in Christian Medical College,Vellore and then at the Learning...

The art of listening to your child

Sridhar Ramanathan also blogs at www.ideasrs.com.   For years I thought I was a good listener. I was wrong. One incident proved this to me. In a listening workshop I was to listen to a colleague...

Parenting Teenagers (part 5 of 12)

This blog is the fifth of a 12-part series on ‘Parenting is a Journey’. Ignatius Fernandez also blogs at http://thechildisfatheroftheman.blogspot.in/.   “Dear Mum and Dad, We never have a...

Getting my child to do what I want him to do

I had always believed in getting my older child to do what I want her to do (eat vegetables, go to bed early) by reasoning with her. Of course, as she grew older, the ‘reasoning’ became...

The secret to raising smart kids- don’t tell them they are!

The world overvalues smartness and undervalues hard work and effort. So, you would be surprised to know that research done at Stanford University by Carol Dweck, one of the world’s leading...

Summer Reading

Prab Singh heads CollegeSource (http://thecollegesource.net/), an organisation that provides life coaching to adolescents and support to their family through the process of deciding their higher...

Do you know how to read nutrition labels?

I spoke to a group of parents and children on how to read nutrition labels this weekend and decided it will be good to blog about this for a larger audience.  From my experience, even among the...

The Basic Literacy, Numeracy and Motor Skills of Kindergarten

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...