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Freeing your Child from the ‘Me Too’ Trap

Getting a child out of the ‘Me Too’ zone can be one of the most challenging tasks for a parent. It is a phase that perhaps most children get into when their need for belonging and social...

Fighting the flu through vaccination

“When we think of the major threats to our national security, the first to come to mind are nuclear proliferation, rogue states and global terrorism. But another kind of threat lurks beyond our...

What to Do when Kids Ask Tough Questions

Kids ask questions. Whenever they want, wherever they like. They ask because they are curious. They ask because they think you know. If they knew that they can get those answers somewhere else, they...

The games girls play!

I remember playing “House house” and “School school” with my girl friends when I was in school. We were a trio – I used to always be an office goer, my best friend a...

Encouraging them

This blog is the eleventh of a 12-part series on ‘Parenting is a Journey’. Ignatius Fernandez also blogs at http://thechildisfatheroftheman.blogspot.in/. Ben Kingsley was to become a doctor, like...

JUST ONE PUFF, THEN A HUFF

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

On using Dhoni to make your child drink milk

Now that you have been sufficiently intrigued by the title, here is the context- Dhoni is the current brand ambassador for Boost (the chocolate malt drink) along with Virat Kohli. Cricket fans and...

Choosing the Right Essay Topics

Like most students, you will likely be applying to around 10 colleges. Hopefully most of these will be on the Common Application, which will save you a lot of time. However, those schools will still...

Teach your Kids how to Handle Money

This blog post has been reposted, with permission, from Bril’s blog (http://brilindia.com/blog/). It is never too early or late to teach your child about the value of money. If they can count and...

Why Kids Lie and What Parents Can Do

‘Help! I think my 5 year old is turning into Pinocchio!! He lies with such a straight face! Where did I go wrong as a parent?!’ This was the frantic call I got from one of the mothers in my...