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Author Archive: Bijal Shah

Parents, are you pushing your child towards early adulthood?

My 5-year-old is invited to a birthday party organized at a spa and massage parlour for kids. I am bowled over to know the transition from ‘baby products’ to ‘beauty products’ can be so...

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.?...

Answering a Child’s Questions on Skin Colour

“Mum, I wish to have a white skin colour.” It didn’t exactly pull the rug out from under my feet, but it definitely amused me. She is just 5! And I didn’t expect it to biff me like greased...

Stay-at-Home Moms: No more a Plight, Rather, a Delight

This blog has been contributed by Bijal Shah. Singapore-based Bijal is the mother of a 5-year-old daughter. She is pursuing a course in Journalism from the British College. Being a SAHM, the...