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Author Archive: Ramya Srinivasan

Are you too involved in your child’s life?

It was yesterday that I realized that I was ‘too‘ involved, when my nine-year old son walked up to me as I was gulping down the last piece of roti at 9:30 pm demanding that I play cricket...

The Art of Giving

I recently got a book from the library from one of my favourite children’s series -“The Berenstain Bears” – titled ‘The Berenstain Bears Get the Gimmies‘ and I...

I have tuberculosis!

  This is what my son (in III grade now) told me one evening. I had to visit our doctor for a viral infection, and while waiting there, my son had read this flyer on “tuberculosis”...

The Big Fat Indian Wedding

I recently went to Chennai to attend my niece’s wedding – complete with a big bag full of party frocks, pavadai (South Indian lehenga), chudidar kurta, glittery sandals (Yes – I did...

Teach your child to lose!

The scene: Karate Kumite Tournament, Jan 2013 The players: My 8 year old green belt son and a tall lanky 9 or 10 year old green belt boy from Bangalore The action: Kick, kick, block, box, kick, kick,...

Vacationing with cousins

My drive to office today along one of the busiest roads in South Bangalore – Bannerghatta Road – was actually fun! The reason – everyone is out vacationing as 2012 draws to an end....

Change is good!

We are shifting houses this weekend, and with all the packing, moving, cleaning, et al – my kids are sometimes troubled. Will you pack all my toys? Will we have TV in the new house? Don’t...

I Suffer from Multiple Personality Disorder

This realization dawned on me today morning as I was rushing to office with my stubborn 3 year old crying for me to wait in school till her best friend showed up and my 7 year old waiting for me to...

My Experience as a Parent Volunteer at School

Yesterday was the annual event at my daughter’s school “Magic Puddles“. The theme this time was “Street Utsav” & the school team had roped in parent volunteers to...

My Take Aways from a Thread Ceremony

Yesterday, I attended my nephew Anirudh’s upanayanam (thread ceremony done for young Brahmin boys) ceremony. It was a great experience for my kids to interact with their ‘cousins from...