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Category Archive: Blog, Diaries of the young parent

Separation Anxiety

This blog post has been contributed by Tina George. (Dated: Ten days into Myrah’s time in daycare) It hit me with no preamble or preparation. And I was caught unawares. It was tough and taxing,...

Does the city matter?

This blog post has been contributed by Sukanya Badri. When we talk about opportunities that exist for children today, how many of us actually realise that the quality of such choices is also very...

Single and Ready to Survive

This blog post has been contributed by Tina George. Soon after Myrah turned one, I was faced with a situation I dreaded – James, my husband, had to go away on business travels for 10 days and I was...

Golden holidays in the sun

Vacation time is always one of great stress – where do we go for a good holiday? How do we get there – what about acco, food, etc? Bunge a hyperactive three and a half year old into this...

We are Like that Only

My son Shreyas has just completed his first year of undergrad in the US. He applied and got admission for an engineering program but within a span of a year, has changed his mind twice.  After the...

The Gen Y Parents

We have often heard about kids of this generation being extra smart, gadget friendly, pampered, et al – in short, not the way we grew up. I have often, criticised them myself for watching too...

I Love You, Rasna!

Most parents of this generation would have grown up longing for Rasna, especially in the summer holidays. I clearly remember the hot summer days in my Mumbai house, where amma would buy a new packet...

Are we throwing the baby out with the bathwater?

I have always kept my eyes and ears open for interesting articles on how children learn as a mother of two school going kids,  and how different systems across the world impart learning to children....

Good cop ! Bad cop !

Most of you are familiar with this term. Frequently used in interrogating suspects, this process involves 2 police officers : while one plays the “good cop” trying to be sympathetic, the...

Teach Kids to Learn from Failure

An article by a friend “Bring on the failure” set me thinking on the Indian parent’s attitude towards failure of their kids. We have been taught, as we grew up, that it is important to do well;...