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  • India’s most comprehensive parenting portal, with excerpts from ParentEdge – India’s leading parenting magazine

Discover your Child through Encouragement

I met Amrit Ramnath, then 11 years old, nearly three years ago when I had gone to visit his family in Chennai. During the course of our conversation, Amrit showed me some of his sketches and...

Strike Up a Conversation with a PWD without Feeling Awkward

More often than not, parents get uncomfortable with queries raised by their kids on seeing Children With Special Needs (CWSN) or Persons With Disabilities (PWD). To brush away such questions and...

How to Help Your Underweight Toddler Gain Weight

This blog post has been reposted, with permission, from Bril’s blog (http://brilindia.com/blog/). An underweight toddler is one of the biggest worries amongst many mothers today. It may be...

The Final Choice: Choosing your Best Fit College

With letters of acceptance rolling in over next month, it is time to return to the beginning and find the Best Fit. Well, many of you have already heard from some of the schools that you have applied...

My experiments with millets

Much is being written about how millets have somewhere gone missing from, and why we need to reintroduce them, into our diet. In fact, ParentEdge carried a really informative article ‘Discover the...

Coping with Cyber Bullying: What Every Parent Needs to Know

When you and I were in school we might have experienced bullying, either personally or from a distance, in the classroom, the playground or recess time.  For our children today, bullying has taken...

My Son and I

My Son and I- Lifelong buddies?? Judge for yourselves!   “It’s study time”, I say Says he – “Time to play!”   I say, “Eat your beans,”...

Nursery admissions: Trial time for parents

Swati Nitin Gupta is a journalist with extensive experience in writing for newspapers, tabloids, magazines and online media in India as well as in the Middle East. She has written on a range of...

Effects of Aggressive Parental Discipline and Inspiring Cooperation without Punishment

This is a guest post by Jasmine Pasricha Balsara, Child Psychotherapist. Aren’t parents supposed to punish their children ? Aren’t children supposed to feel shame and guilt if they...

Are we growing children with low frustration tolerance?

I recently read a blog post on a young mother who prepares to send her child to pre-school for the first time. Amongst some of the things she does, she also practises walking with the child to school...