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Children’s fear of the dark

Suddenly, one fine day my son refused to sleep in the dark. He wanted the dim light on at all times. Most kids go through a phase when they are afraid of the dark. But, I was wondering how it...

This is How Modern Moms Ensure Good Health for Their Kids

Mothers swear by the fact that raising a child with healthy habits is excruciatingly challenging as compared to any other task in life. The attraction towards food items that are sugary and colourful...

How to praise children

Is there a right or a wrong way of praising kids? Not until long ago, I thought every bit of praise was positive and helpful in increasing children’s self-esteem. I made a serious attempt to...

Should you consult a neurologist for your child?

Ailments in a growing child, related to the brain and nerves require the immediate attention of a  a neurologist. Here are some neurological conditions listed by a leading neurologist in Bangalore....

The importance of doing nothing

“I feel like I’m in Jail,” mutters my daughter. She can’t even grumble aloud, because even that is forbidden during jail-sentence. I’m taken aback and offended, when I am told this by...

Our family’s love for books

My son’s close relationship with books began when he was less than a year old with a book about vehicles. He was completely captivated with all the farm machines, the fancy trains, the swanky cars...

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...

Improving your child’s health this academic year

We are a couple of months into the new academic year, and it is a good time to throw light on some simple measures to improve children’s strength and stamina. If you have missed doing some of these...

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...

Adults bullying children

I’m passing by a school. A woman is ranting to a child. One arm on her hip, one arm held aloft, finger waggling vigorously; voice raised. I’m witnessing an adult bullying a child. There are other...