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Do we need to pick up a stick to discipline our children?

This blog post has been contributed by Sarojani Ayyapath, a teacher in Pawar Public School in Bhandup, Mumbai. We strictly discourage corporal punishment in schools. But are we able to do the same at...

Raising a Single Child

Should you or should you not? Is now the time to have a second child or should you wait it out? Parents of single children often find themselves amidst these questions, afraid to make the choice,...

The Common Cold

  My adored English teacher in primary school inspired most of us in her class to become fascinated with poetry. I remember one particular poem “The Common Cold” written by A.P...

Dealing with resentment

I am a great fan of James Herriot, the Yorkshire veterinarian, who continues to delight successive generations with his semi-autobiographical stories on treating animals. In one of his books, the...

A=B, A=C, ∴B=C. Right? Wrong!

One might think that this is a simple, self evident equation. I thought so too, till daughter showed me that this needs work when it comes to human relationships. As parents we make the mistake that...

Good Behaviour Helps them Stand Apart

This blog is the tenth of a 12-part series on ‘Parenting is a Journey’. Ignatius Fernandez also blogs at http://thechildisfatheroftheman.blogspot.in/. On Sundays, young parents walk into Church...

Being fair to the ‘un’fair

This blog post has been contributed by Dr. Ujwala Shenoy Karmarkar, a practising Anesthesiologist in Mumbai.  She also blogs at http://ujwalasblog.wordpress.com. After a long and painful labour of...

How a Reward System Can Help You Raise Better Kids

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...

Managing the Application Process: Tips

Just like Wednesday is that time in the week when we are as far away from last weekend as we are from the next weekend, October is that month in the application season where we need to take stock of...

Are you too involved in your child’s life?

It was yesterday that I realized that I was ‘too‘ involved, when my nine-year old son walked up to me as I was gulping down the last piece of roti at 9:30 pm demanding that I play cricket...