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Letters to my Daughter: Rise…Fall…Then Rise Again

This was a letter I wrote to my daughter in August of 2014. Janaa, I am not sure if I mentioned this to you, but the reason I write to you while you are learning to walk, talk and all the other...

The Numbers Magician: Teaching Children Maths Skills through Board Games, Part 2

Read Part 1 here. Last month we learnt about introducing ‘Singapore Math’ and ‘Hands-on Math’ concepts to toddlers, preschoolers and kindergartners (Age 2 to 6 primarily). Today we shall...

The Importance of Self-Directed Play in Toddlers

This blog post has been reposted, with permission, from Bril’s Blog. Consider the following things and how important they are in your life. Successfully finishing a meeting and coming closer to...

Using Mind Maps to Boost Children’s Creativity

This is a good game to try with children above 5 years old. Write the word “Cake” in big bold letters in the centre of large blank sheet. Ask the child what it reminds them of. There are no...

Kids and Sexuality: Let’s ‘Talk’ About it

Q1: “Mum, where do babies come from?” A: “Babies are dropped by a stork in mommy’s tummy.”   Q2: Do you use cutesy nicknames for genitals? Like dinky, cookie, ding-ding, wee-wee, etc.?...

You Think your Child has ADHD? Think Again!

Ajay is a 10 yr. old boy, studying in one of the best schools in the city. His academic & extra-curricular record is good and he has many friends. Ajay is naughty at times, for e.g., he starts...

Papa Scheherazade

This blog is an excerpt from Ramen’s parenting book,“Effective Parenting: A New Paradigm”. Fatherhood often brings you up-front with your own foolishness, fallibility and frailty. When my...

Including ‘sport’ as a subject in the school syllabus

This blog post is contributed by new ParentEdge Blogger Vijay Krishnamurthy. Vijay is the Founder and Head Coach of Groundstrokes Tennis Academy in Bangalore. He is also a Consultant with TENVIC...

Book Review: The History Mystery Series by Natasha Sharma, for tweens

For today’s kids, it’s all about packaging!  Be it food, school, homework or daily routine activities…….they have to be jazzed up and made fun for them to want to do them! Well…we parents...

5 Tips to Teach your Child Time Management

Us busy parents sometimes think – “Teach my child to manage his time? I can’t even manage my own!” There is no better time to start than the present. And while teaching your child...