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Author Archive: aparajita

Bonding Between Fathers and the Kid

Time and again we hear the sacrifices of the mother. How the mother feels a special kind of bonding with her child, how she alone knows what is going on in the deep recesses of her child’s...

Shhhhh! It’s assessment time….

              “You’ve lost weight!” said an Auntie from my block, her hands carrying bag-loads of vegetables. I was actually just setting off for walking around my apartment complex...

Muted Expectations aren’t any Less Powerful!

It was the time of the year when the teachers didn’t berate the students if homework wasn’t done. It was the time that came only once a year. It was the season of annual sports! For the...

Dear Granny, you said a lot without words

Maya was hurrying in the kitchen. The curry was ready, but not the rotis. “Mishti, another few minutes, darling. Don’t you fall asleep. Dinner is almost ready.” But her seven-year-old...

How do I Help him find the Real Heroes?

This is really not ‘heavy’ reading (if that is what you call it) – the last line has a mother asking for suggestions….. Newspapers run stories of how ordinary people are...

Two Christmas Stories

It is the holiday season of Christmas and New Year and maybe ParentEdge followers have some time for a little bit of light reading…In this context I’m sharing two stories of mine from my...

Son, Just ask questions!

Hello Everybody, Nursing my little daughter suffering from acute throat infection and high fever, and also wondering what she was missing academically because she couldn’t attend school for a week,...

Let’s Not Miss Spending time with Kids Because of Technology!

One thing is for sure – when it comes to parenting, it does help to know the thought processes going on in other parents’ minds. You get different perspectives on the hot issues. It saves you...

How Technology Leaves its Mark on Children?

            I am still not sure if I would be lucky enough to drop in at ParentEdge premises soon and have a chance to gauge what the perception is on how technology leaves its mark on children...

Bonding Over Paints and Brushes

The boy next door had just come back to Bangalore with his family after having been in Pune for more than a year. Sanket’s family and mine have been neighbours, sharing our stories and watching...