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Category Archive: Blog, Diaries of the young parent, Good habits

Help ! My child has “allergies”

Show me one child who has grown up without cold and cough, and I’ll show you a miracle. As I join the multitude of parents juggling with anti histamines, inhalers, nebulizers and cough syrups,...

5 Lessons from a Viral Time

 Winter to summer transition in Bangalore and it is viral time – gastritis for some and cold/cough/wheezing for others. My kids, as per their genetic make-up fall in the latter category and we...

Now he Sits Down, Now he Runs, Now he is Here, Now he is Not !

I’ve often heard parents talking about how difficult it is to get their child(ren) to sit down for a project or to do homework. Back then, with just a toddler on my hands, and my only...

What are Little Boys made of?

“Frogs and Tails and puppy dog tails, That’s what little boys are made of… What are little girls made of ? Sugar and spice and everything nice That’s what little girls are...

Toddler Love

This blog post has been contributed by Tina George. I had a small accident last month and ended up with a fracture on my foot. When you lose the use of one foot, you lose a lot of things. You lose...

3 Parenting Lessons From My Mother-in-Law

 No one is born equipped with parenting skills. We pick them up as our children grow up and sometimes it helps when there’s someone to help you out – someone who’s been there and...

Black Book

Back in my carefree days as a non-parent in Paris, I had a good friend Catherine who carried around a small notebook with her wherever she went. It was a planner and she jotted down everything in it....

Working on School Projects

My daughter, predictably, demands that her project should be the best in class (she is well on her way to being a competitive Tam Brahm!). And so it is that I find myself moaning and groaning over...

Separation Anxiety – 2

It has begun. In another 15 days, you will be entering the portals of ‘big’ school – complete with longer hours (four hours!), school buses, school lunches and more independence....

Less is More

This blog post has been contributed by Aparna Sanjay. Growing up in a fairly typical middle-class family in the 70s and 80s and not having a luxurious or pampered lifestyle in any sense of the word,...