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My Daughter’s Independence Movement

Indian Independence Day – the Net is filled with articles and thoughts on the subject, so I am not going to go into that. Instead I thought I would write down my reflections on the independence of...

Parent-Talk that Raises Self-Esteem!

Aparna Samuel Balasundaram is a USA- Licensed Psychotherapist and Parent and Child Expert with 10 years of experience in the USA. She is the Founder of Life Skills Experts and the Life Skills 360¡...

You are Your Child’s Role Model

The first people with whom the child starts interacting and develops his understanding from are his parents, especially the mother. Not just because of the fact that she grows and nurtures him inside...

Can money buy happiness?

It increasingly seems to me that my children measure their happiness strictly in monetary terms – if I don’t buy them x, y or z, they will not ever be happy, in this life or the next. ...

What is the Right Age to Learn Swimming?

This blog post has been contributed by Parenting Matters (http://parentingmatters.in/), a Chennai-based organisation which partners with parents to build skillsfor deeper connection in families. It...

Teaching children fiscal prudence

Does money matter? Yes, it does- it may not be an end in itself, but is a means to an end; it is a mere tool to some, but a resource to others. How we deal with the money given to us (and made by us)...

Choices We Make

My daughter studied three languages in class eight – French, English and Hindi. Her expertise was in that order too. I had even got her Tintin comics in French for extra reading. She was good at...