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Author Archive: Swati Nitin Gupta

How to become an effective parent

  Have you noticed that we as parents are less patient with and more scared of our children? And have you, at any point in time, thought that our parents were able to handle us better, compared...

What I learnt from this book – “All You Need is Love – The Art of Mindful Parenting” by Shelja Sen

Sometime back I received a book to read and review. It was an interesting book on parenting. Before you reach a conclusion and think “Oh no! Not another guidebook on parenting,” let me tell you...

Talking to a Child about a Traumatic Event

Children these days are pretty smart and mature for their age as compared to us when we were young. There are certain things that we need to shield kids from and certain things we should inform them...

The Importance of Playdates

When a fellow blogger and a good friend mentioned on her FB timeline about arranging a playdate for her son with one of his schoolmateS, I thought about the word, googled it and realised that THE...

Teaching Gender Equality to our Sons from Childhood

I recently came across a blog post that talked about teaching gender equality to our sons from childhood. The blogger talked about dispelling some of the common stereotypes attached with gender, for...

Kick out the KIK App from your child’s phone: Online safety

Children these days are quite net and smart phone savvy. They not only know how to operate any gadget but also download all the games and apps they want for themselves. But like everything else in...

The Spirit of Valentine’s Day – A Day of Love and Harmony

With Valentine’s Day round the corner and with everybody talking about it, my six year old asks me “Ma what is so special about Valentine’s Day?” At first, I was perplexed and wondered how I...

Dealing with Online Child Pornography

An embarrassing but harsh reality! Online pornography is porn especially made for children. Yes, there are sites which cater to all those who are curious to know about how our body works, but not...

What Santa Claus Teaches Us

The holiday season is here and most schools have winter holidays starting from December 25th to January 1st. Ask any kid and he will say that Christmas is the best festival. Why? You ask your tiny...

Behavioural Issues in Toddlers, and Dealing with These

As a mother of a six year old, I too have had certain behavioural issues with Prince A when he was about three years old. However, I was adamant that I will not let his issues grow with him, so I...