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Author Archive: Ramya Rajesh

Child Safety – What Parents Can and Should Do

Two horrific acts of sexual violence against children at school premises, have our nation’s adults understandably shocked and outraged. Over the last few years, such incidents have been...

Free play-time from adults, please!

We were putting together an article about ‘The Importance of Free Play’ for the March issue. The irony struck me – play is supposed to be ‘free time’ for a child!! But...

How becoming a parent changed my attitude towards food

Becoming a parent has changed me a lot, and one of the dimensions is definitely what I eat. I remember that at my first job, whenever I had to stay late (which was practically everyday!), I would...

Keeping a sick child occupied

Two years ago, when we at ParentEdge did an article on ‘Safe way out of the Sniffles’, I learnt something quite important. That I should let my child stay an extra day or two at home...

Getting my child to do what I want him to do

I had always believed in getting my older child to do what I want her to do (eat vegetables, go to bed early) by reasoning with her. Of course, as she grew older, the ‘reasoning’ became...

Children and Outdoor Activities

When I was putting together the article on ‘Children and the Outdoors’ for ParentEdge’s current issue, I was struck by how some families were truly ‘outdoorsy’. These...

Battling gender stereotypes outside the home

When my son wanted to apply nail polish on his toe-nails, the objection came from unexpected quarters – his older sister! And the reasons were rather unexpected too. She did not say “But...

Chalk and Cheese

I was told this many times over by older, wiser and ‘been-there-done-that’ parents – that my children will have very little in common when it comes to preferences, habits,...

4 Reasons why I am a Tiresome Mom

Enough has been said about why children can be irritating, troublesome, bothersome ..in short, a handful. In my home, these adjectives are much more applicable to Yours Truly. Here’s why: (1) I...

Retail Therapy – But with a Difference

We had driven past the corner shop with the bright orange signs many times and the name had intrigued me – The Good Chain. One Saturday morning, my children and I finally managed to check it out....