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Involved parenting vs. helicopter parenting

One of the harder rites of passage for any parent is to let go – no more holding hands when crossing the road, no more accompanying the child everywhere, and no more knowing each and every one...

Do Children Need to be Pushed?

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...

I have tuberculosis!

  This is what my son (in III grade now) told me one evening. I had to visit our doctor for a viral infection, and while waiting there, my son had read this flyer on “tuberculosis”...

The secret to raising smart kids- don’t tell them they are!

The world overvalues smartness and undervalues hard work and effort. So, you would be surprised to know that research done at Stanford University by Carol Dweck, one of the world’s leading...

IS IT ANTI FEMINIST TO TALK TO GIRLS ABOUT THE ROLE OF NURTURING?

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

Keeping your kids safe online

Recently, my son’s school had to deal with an episode of cyber-bullying.  A list of photos was being circulated via Instagram, asking readers to vote for the ‘school’s ugliest...

Parental Instructions (part 2 of 12)

This blog post has been contributed by Ignatius Fernandez, and is the second of a 12-part series on ‘Parenting is a Journey’. Ignatius Fernandez also blogs at...

Sandy Hook and the Delhi rape case – what kind of world are we leaving for our children?

The end of the year is usually a time of partying and enjoyment, when people eagerly anticipate the New Year with nary a care.  Unfortunately, two horrific incidents during the latter part of...

Being a good example (part 1 of 12)

This blog post has been contributed by Ignatius Fernandez, and is the first of a 12-part series on ‘Parenting is a Journey’. A little boy returned from school one evening and gave his...

Change is good!

We are shifting houses this weekend, and with all the packing, moving, cleaning, et al – my kids are sometimes troubled. Will you pack all my toys? Will we have TV in the new house? Don’t...