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Category Archive: Blog, Diaries of the young parent

Talking to a Child about a Traumatic Event

Children these days are pretty smart and mature for their age as compared to us when we were young. There are certain things that we need to shield kids from and certain things we should inform them...

Letters to my Daughter: Best Gift I Could Give my Daughter – Gift of a Knowledgeable and Wise Parent

This is a letter I wrote to my daughter and subsequently posted on my personal blog. I wrote this letter to teach her to value life, learning and wisdom more than material valuables. On her 2nd...

Be Monsoon Ready With These Fantastic Games For Kids

This blog post has been reposted, with permission, from Bril’s Blog. My 3 year old daughter watches the rains lashing down on the verandah, singing softly to herself “Rain rain go away,come again...

Travelling with Kids

This blog post has been contributed by Aditi Dutta. This summer, with much trepidation, we decided go for a week long holiday with kids. We chose a city that offered several attractions which could...

5 Activities to Help Prepare your Toddler for Preschool

Starting school is an exciting time for young children and their parents. It can be a daunting time too. But with a little preparation and encouragement, most children will settle in easily at...

Left-handed children: making it easier for them

“Discrimination, everywhere. Based on caste, sex or religion. And now on internet service provider. It is too much.” I was chaffing over the Net Neutrality issue and how a basic freedom of the...

Letters to My Daughter: Learn to Love Yourself

Today I share with you a letter I wrote to my daughter a few months ago and subsequently posted on my personal blog. In my letter I emphasize the importance of loving and valuing oneself. I think it...

Structured Classes versus Self Directed Play for 3-7 Year Olds

This blog post has been reposted, with permission, from Bril’s Blog. 3 to 7 year olds are at an important stage in life where they continue to learn a lot while they play. There also seems to be...

The Importance of Playdates

When a fellow blogger and a good friend mentioned on her FB timeline about arranging a playdate for her son with one of his schoolmateS, I thought about the word, googled it and realised that THE...

Online Ask the Expert session on Child Abuse: join the discussion!

Earlier this year, I wrote a blog on Child Abuse, following our January 2015 Cover Story on the same theme. I think too much cannot be said on this topic, and every parent today will agree with me....