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The importance of failure in the growing years!

Much is being written and said about failure and how crucial it is. And indeed, failure needs to be as treasured as success. As a psychologist, I often see instances where parents tend to overlook...

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...

Parental conflict: How to communicate with the affected child

I am writing this article confidently not because I hold a degree in Counselling but because I have credibility of experience. Recently a friend of mine was sharing his concern about his teenage...

Stay-at-Home Moms: No more a Plight, Rather, a Delight

This blog has been contributed by Bijal Shah. Singapore-based Bijal is the mother of a 5-year-old daughter. She is pursuing a course in Journalism from the British College. Being a SAHM, the...

An interesting way to understand your children better

Have you heard of an ‘Empathy Map’?  Seasoned writers and marketing people use it to communicate with their target audience and get better results. It occurred to me that an Empathy Map might...

It’s All in the Mind: Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Its’ all about appearance, be it perceived or real. Research suggests that most people form their opinion about others in the first 3 – 5 seconds of meeting them. Is it any wonder then, that most...

Summer Fun…the Old-Fashioned Way!

This blog post has been contributed by Aditi Dutta. As long as I was a student, I eagerly looked forward to the long summer vacations. I do remember the project work and homework we had to do, but...

What’s your Parenting Style?

Last weekend I attended a session on “Effective Parenting” by Dr Brunda Amrutraj – Clinical Psychologist, organized by a major IT company  for their employees and...

Using Montessori Methods to Build Self-Esteem in a Child

This blog post has been contributed by Parenting Matters (http://parentingmatters.in/), a Chennai-based organisation which partners with parents to build skillsfor deeper connection in families. It...

What parents can teach their kids about Mandela

The world is mourning the death of Nelson Mandela, an extraordinary man, a symbol of strength, dignity, leadership, survival and courage. Our children’s generation (many of whom were born after...