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Author Archive: Ramendra (Ramen) Kumar

Humour in Parenting

(This blog is an excerpt from Ramen’s book Effective Parenting: A New Paradigm) “Humour,” says Edward deBono, who coined the term lateral thinking, “is by far the most significant behaviour...

Unconditional Love – Grandparenting

(This blog is an excerpt from my book Effective Parenting: A New Paradigm) My father came to live with us a when Ankita had just turned ten – months, not years. He had retired as a professor four...

Empathy and Trust – must-haves in a Parent-Child relationship

(This blog is an excerpt from Ramen’s book Effective Parenting: A New Paradigm) “Stop trying to perfect your child but keep trying to perfect your relationship with him.” – Dr. Henker Last...

The Masti Quotient – The importance of Joy in parent-child interactions

You have heard of IQ, EQ and now even PQ. Let me share with you on another equally important quotient – MQ or Masti Quotient. I know, I know, you proabably think I have lost my marbles – Why...

Parenting during a crisis

  I was a scholarship holder studying in the best school in Andhra Pradesh – Hyderabad Public School. Until half way through class nine I maintained a record of being among the top three...

Effective Communication – A Key to Family Happiness

In my previous blog I had talked about how proper communication between parents was imperative for raising happy kids. Here I shall share my views on how effective communication with children is a...

Raising Happy Kids

This article first appeared on the Learning & Creativity website. It has been reposted with Ramendra Kumar’s permission. “Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in...

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...

Managing the Idiot Box

This blog is an excerpt from Ramen’s parenting book,“Effective Parenting: A New Paradigm”. I do not know what the invasion of the aliens would have done for us. But the invasion of the Idiot...

Have you taught your child to respect women?

This blog is an excerpt from Ramen’s parenting book,“Effective Parenting: A New Paradigm”. Leaders, politicians, feminists have been yelling from the roof tops, talking about women’s...