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Category Archive: Article, Blog, Daily Ponderings, Everyday Parenting, Growing up in India, Parenting, Teen Parenting

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...

Dealing with Exam Anxiety

It is the exam and assessment season once again. Visit any home with a young adult and you will see that life practically comes to a halt around this time of the year for every member of the family....

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...

Simple exercises to boost creative thinking skills

People often ask me about improving creative thinking skills. I suggest some simple stuff like the exercises that follow. The newspaper test Step 1 Write down as many different uses for a Newspaper....

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...

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...

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...

The Benefits of Creative Activities for Children

We all know people who love to indulge in creative activities like painting, crafting, writing, dancing and so on. Ever wondered what keeps them going? What makes this someone keep making hand...

Effective Communication – A Key to Family Happiness

In my previous blog I had talked about how proper communication between parents was imperative for raising happy kids. Here I shall share my views on how effective communication with children is a...