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Depression in Teenagers

Depression among children and adolescents is a reality. However, unfortunately, most of the times when a teenager is showing signs of depression, we as parents, teachers and adults, just put it down...

Dealing with Childhood Obesity

I come from a place where the only way to demonstrate love was through food. My mother never hugged us or said ‘I love you’ or tucked us into bed with a story and a goodnight kiss. My mother...

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...

Pain Management during Delivery

This is a guest blog contributed by Dolly Gohel.   Delivery can be a very painful process, as the uterus performs powerful contractions in order to ease the baby’s passage out of the...

Stem Cells in Cerebral Palsy Treatment

This is a guest blog contributed by Namrata Kadam. Do cord blood stem cells or those derived from adults help in the treatment of cerebral palsy? Ongoing research seems to suggest so. Cerebral Palsy...

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...

Book Review – ‘Ranji’s wonderful bat and other stories’ by Ruskin Bond

Come summer, here come summer vacations and come summer vacations and it is summer camp frenzy time. Yes, given the ever busy work schedules of parents, ever diminishing safe, open spaces for...