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Humour in Parenting

(This blog is an excerpt from Ramen’s book Effective Parenting: A New Paradigm) “Humour,” says Edward deBono, who coined the term lateral thinking, “is by far the most significant behaviour...

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...

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...

Unconditional Love – Grandparenting

(This blog is an excerpt from my book Effective Parenting: A New Paradigm) My father came to live with us a when Ankita had just turned ten – months, not years. He had retired as a professor four...

How to keep the silver shining – Helping children think creatively

I recently visited one of my former colleagues’ home. Her flat was impeccably maintained. As it happened when I arrived at her place, she was out and was on her way back. Her maid let me in....

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...

Empathy and Trust – must-haves in a Parent-Child relationship

(This blog is an excerpt from Ramen’s book Effective Parenting: A New Paradigm) “Stop trying to perfect your child but keep trying to perfect your relationship with him.” – Dr. Henker Last...

Children’s health in summer

We all look forward to a time of frolic when the summer arrives. All parents wish fervently that our children don’t fall sick, as we have a host of exciting activities for exploration and travel...

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...

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...