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Addictive and Educational Cards Games for Children

Activity: Ways to use the same set of cards in several different ways. We will explore creative imagination + practical learning. Age: Apt for 3-10 years, with adjustments made for the different age...

Somatization Disorder, and the Role of Unconditional Love

I have been reading a thought-provoking and enlightening book by John Bradshaw titled Healing the Shame that Binds Us. The author talks about ‘toxic shame’, wherein a person can come to believe...

Helping your Child Cope with Stress

Caution: If you don’t know how to cope with your own stress, then attend to that first. How do you know your child is stressed? Here are a few possible symptoms does not pay attention to his...

Child Safety and Indoor Health Hazards that are Easy to Overlook

This blog post has been reposted, with permission, from Bril’s Blog. If your child has frequent bouts of allergies and colds, the culprit could be hiding right at home under the guise of mold,...

Quinoa? Why not Amaranth?

There is a lot of talk about quinoa these days, which is imported all the way from South America. Yes, it is a nutritious grain but is it worth spending Rs 700 for half a kg, when we have a grain...

CELEBRATING YOUR CHILD’S FAILURES- AN INSPIRED LOOK AT 2014!

In case you are wondering where I am going with this, I do not blame you! Who ever heard of celebrating failures? Successes Yes…Failures NEVER! After all, we were always taught that failures bring...

Dealing with Online Child Pornography

An embarrassing but harsh reality! Online pornography is porn especially made for children. Yes, there are sites which cater to all those who are curious to know about how our body works, but not...

How to use your summers gainfully by preparing for college and career

Many colleges will ask students how they spent their summers, and even if they do not, the summers often represent the time of the year where you have relatively more time to spend developing your...

Book Review: The Year of Billy Miller, by Kevin Henkes

Another year has gone by …and it’s time to welcome 2015. Standing at the threshold of a new year always fills one with expectations and hope! Another year full of events and non-events, another...

Your Child is Vulnerable: Protect Him / Her from Abuse

The January issue of ParentEdge focuses on Child Abuse. Researching this story and talking to people about this issue was deeply disturbing for me. As a writer I should be able to distance myself...