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Author Archive: Sia Mitra

The dangers of helicopter parenting

“My daughter hates me!!” Mr. M exclaimed, somewhat more dramatically than necessary. I looked at him in surprise. Normally he is an affable man, extremely devoted to his family. I made suitable...

Speaking up for oneself – a skill children should learn

I have observed that most people like to take a shortcut in life. Rarely have I found find someone backing all their tasks with complete effort; mostly, an easy route that requires minimum effort is...

Grooming Children for Success

        Recently the academia of Delhi were all aflutter as Sunderajan Pichai, CEO, Google, was gracing the hallowed portals of Sri Ram College of Commerce. There was an...

Make the World Future-Ready for Our Children

A Brand New Year is here. There are resolutions galore. Is there someone trying to have a “parenting” resolution? Most probably no. When it comes to new year resolutions, perhaps parenting is a...

“Honey, Let’s shift to Japan”

The country is in a furore over what Aamir Khan’s wife, Kiran Rao said: she wants to leave the country because the atmosphere is turning unsafe for the kids. There have been pot shots galore at...

The Indian Toy Story

This article first appeared in a 2013 issue of Mother & Baby. Toys and playthings are an integral part of any child’s growing years. Both pediatricians and child psychologists agree that...

Eating Together at the Table

Envisage this scene. It is the family dining room and delightful aromas of a delicious dinner are wafting around. There is laughter, gaiety and a family looking forward towards a shared meal. Isn’t...

Growing Pains

“Mom, today we had a workshop in the school,” Darling Daughter chirped. “On what?” “Oh studying abroad and all that. There were representatives of a few universities from Canada and the USA...

Should we handle our children with care?

  I was having my regular weekly chat with Mrs. K. She informed me that she had just returned from the doctor. “Doctor? Is everything ok?” Just the name of a doctor fills one with an unnamed...

Left-handed children: making it easier for them

“Discrimination, everywhere. Based on caste, sex or religion. And now on internet service provider. It is too much.” I was chaffing over the Net Neutrality issue and how a basic freedom of the...