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Author Archive: Shobhika Jaju

The importance of failure in the growing years!

Much is being written and said about failure and how crucial it is. And indeed, failure needs to be as treasured as success. As a psychologist, I often see instances where parents tend to overlook...

Depression in Teenagers

Depression among children and adolescents is a reality. However, unfortunately, most of the times when a teenager is showing signs of depression, we as parents, teachers and adults, just put it down...

The Burden of Expectations and the Impact on Young Minds

Christopher was a bright young boy who excelled at sports but was a little behind in academics. His parents were indifferent toward his sports performance but would be after him to improve his...

A Summer Guide for Parents

Summer vacation is here for many families; a time for parents to bond with their kids or go on summer trips. For some parents, the couple of months in the year that make up the summer vacation are...

Teens and their relationships

Teenage or adolescence is an age marked by not only rampant hormonal and physical changes but also by intense emotional upheavals. The way a parent deals with their children in their teens can make...

Dealing with Exam Anxiety

It is the exam and assessment season once again. Visit any home with a young adult and you will see that life practically comes to a halt around this time of the year for every member of the family....

Relaxation Exercises for Children

We are in an age when everybody is humming the relaxation mantra and frequently discussing the benefits of meditation. However, much of the discussion on most forums is focused on relaxation for...

The Benefits of Creative Activities for Children

We all know people who love to indulge in creative activities like painting, crafting, writing, dancing and so on. Ever wondered what keeps them going? What makes this someone keep making hand...

Identifying speech delays in children

You have a 3 yr. old son daughter who does not seem to speak as he should. Or you find that your 3 yr. old says only a few words and his friends communicate much better than him. Worse still, you...

You Think your Child has ADHD? Think Again!

Ajay is a 10 yr. old boy, studying in one of the best schools in the city. His academic & extra-curricular record is good and he has many friends. Ajay is naughty at times, for e.g., he starts...