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Author Archive: Vinitha Ramchandani

STAND UP TALL

My daughter is quiet and self-contained. Uncomplicated, compliant, she’s a blessing to any parent. This year in a new class, I was called to school for the first time. She had whacked a classmate....

Booked for Life – more book reviews

Here are some more book reviews of great books for toddlers – many by Indian authors this time around. Catch That Crocodile! by Anushka Ravishankar (3-5 years, thought-provoking enough for...

Booked for Life

Top books you have to pick for your babies. They will want you to read them over and over again…. The head of a top chain of pre-schools asked me, ‘With e-books and apps and television...

The Dangers of Over-Parenting

The other day I told my sister that I would be coming over to see her two year old son. She told me, “Come between 5 and 6 pm. You will not be able to see him otherwise.” Apparently He sleeps...

Putting Pen to Paper

Last month when I wrote on how to get kids to read, I got a few mails from parents saying, ‘reading is still ok, how do we get our kids to write?’ To quote one mom, “I’d love to hear...

Book rues

A worried mother once called me and said, “My son hates reading. How do I get him to read?” She had seen a picture of a workshop I had done with kids and thought as an author of children’s...

Be Safe, Stay Well

Vinitha Ramchandani There are two things that change in perspective when you become a parent: love and fear. When you get to be a parent you finally know the meaning of unconditional love (and you...

The Myth of Discipline

This blog post has been contributed by Vinitha Ramchandani. A versatile media person, with hands-on work experience in print, electronic and digital media, Vinitha currently works as a senior editor...