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Author Archive: Shweta Chooramani

Notes from a Working Mother: Choosing Faith over Fear

If you ask me what motherhood has taught me, I will say, patience and… patience. Patience has become my strength, as long as I use it properly, killing anxieties and uncertainties. On the...

What I Learnt from my Child

The moment I forget that I am her mother and have given birth to her, things get simpler. The moment I start respecting her choices, no matter how ignorant, or senseless they are or seem to me, I am...

What’s your Parenting Style?

Last weekend I attended a session on “Effective Parenting” by Dr Brunda Amrutraj – Clinical Psychologist, organized by a major IT company  for their employees and...

Understanding Children with Autism

I happened to meet my old friend last week who was just recovering from an accident. Due to the injury in her leg, she had gone through a surgery and got it fixed with help of steel rods. Now, she...

Let your Child Volunteer

“If you buy things you don’t need, soon you will have to sell things you need.” – Warren Buffet Every weekend on a trip to grocery stores starting with names like Mega,...

Help your Child Identify Sexual Abuse

Child sexual abuse is a heinous crime, and it becomes the duty of society, community, parent, school and teacher to safeguard a young child whose ability to communicate may be limited. A neglected...

Assistive Technology for the Differently-abled

Welcome to the era of digital natives where technology is the king. Right from hand held devices, touch screen, tablets, e-books, videos, movies, everything to do with entertainment to education is...

How to treat CWSN? Learning from Maysoon Zayid

“If there is an Oppression Olympics – I would be a gold medalist. I am Palestinian, I am a Muslim, I am a female, I am a virgin, I live in New Jersey with Palsy.” – Maysoon...

Strike Up a Conversation with a PWD without Feeling Awkward

More often than not, parents get uncomfortable with queries raised by their kids on seeing Children With Special Needs (CWSN) or Persons With Disabilities (PWD). To brush away such questions and...

Disability and Parenthood: Refute or Salute

Shweta Chooramani fulfils her love for writing by contributing to several blogs, along with being a full-time mother. Previously, she has worked for more than eight years in the international NGO...