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So Which Category do you Belong to?

This blog post has been contributed by Sarojani Ayyapath, a teacher in Pawar Public School in Bhandup, Mumbai. As a teacher of a reputed school I always look forward to the open house days. The day...

Ten Effective Ways to Equip Your Child With Numeracy Skills

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...

I want to have a pet!

“Pavitra wants to have a pet…” “Why? We have never had pets at home.” “I tried to tell her, but she does not understand…” “I will talk to her..” Later Pavitra talks to me....

Help them cultivate good habits (part 9 of 12)

This blog is the ninth of a 12-part series on ‘Parenting is a Journey’. Ignatius Fernandez also blogs at http://thechildisfatheroftheman.blogspot.in/. My nephew, a strong young man of 35,...

Should you Apply Early Decision?

Ahhh, the topic of Early Decision. It is always a fervent subject for the families that I work with. Everyone seems to think that they have discovered a “secret” within the art of admissions....

The Art of Giving

I recently got a book from the library from one of my favourite children’s series -“The Berenstain Bears” – titled ‘The Berenstain Bears Get the Gimmies‘ and I...

The Gandhian Approach – The Non Violent Way to Discipline your Child!

Am sure that as each of us look back into our childhood we can share a story or two of how we were punished by our parents or teachers…many of us remember that chalk piece that came flying at us,...

Effective parenting is teaching by example

Last Monday, we celebrated Ganesh Chaturthi and we had a community Pooja and associated events in our apartment building. We had a beautifully decorated Ganesha idol and a puja accompanied by live...

Don’t Grow up So Soon

  It seems just yesterday when you were born, when I first took you in my arms. I felt deep deep warmth inside, when you lay asleep beside. I kept staring you again and again, how to call...

Genes or Upbringing – who’s the winner?

This blog post has been contributed by Rashmi Mantri, Mumbai. A few days ago, when I was narrating an incident about my son to my mom, she replied saying that that it sounded familiar to her as I...