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Sibling Harmony

This blog post has been contributed by Rashmi Mantri, Mumbai. “Sibling rivalry” is a very commonly used term in the parent’s discussion. The old feeling sort of comes back when you see your...

What parents can teach their kids about Mandela

The world is mourning the death of Nelson Mandela, an extraordinary man, a symbol of strength, dignity, leadership, survival and courage. Our children’s generation (many of whom were born after...

Is your Child Overburdened?

They say that the TV is a reflection of the mores of the current society. This is damn terrifying. Especially if you go by the various advertisements of kids’ energy boosting drinks. One shows...

Study abroad

When my daughter Akshita told me she would like to ‘study abroad’, I was really perplexed. Isn’t the act of pursuing one’s education in a country other than one’s own studying abroad? I...

Hair Scare

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...

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...