.
.

Welcome

  • India’s most comprehensive parenting portal, with excerpts from ParentEdge – India’s leading parenting magazine

Category Archive: Blog, Growing up in India, Primary School

How primary school interviews are violating the Right to Education

This blog post has been contributed by 16-year old Bangaore-based Karan Arora, one of the Student Contributors for Issue 10 of the magazine, out in January 2013. The Indian Parliament passed the...

The Value of a Liberal Arts Education

As Indian parents, we value education- especially education that is focused and leads to a goal. Most of us have gone through traditional, focused education in India right from our high school...

My Experience at ParentEdge

This is a contribution from Darshini R., who was the Student Editor for Issue 4 (Jan-Feb 2012) of ParentEdge. I was lucky to work with ParentEdge as one of their Student Editors, because I learnt so...

What I learned at ParentEdge

This is a contribution from Amrutha Sivakumar, who was the Student Editor for Issue 3 (Nov-Dec. 2011) of ParentEdge. If tomorrow I had to go to a job interview and talk about my most profound...

Teens & Time Management

The high school years (Grades 9 -12) are crucial as they, whether one likes it or not, largely determine   the choices a student has in college and beyond. As such, all parents are concerned about...

Is Handwriting a Dying Art?

Recently I was clearing up a long forgotten cupboard when I found an old fountain pen.  The pen took my straight back to my early school years – the mess of a leaky pen, the morning ritual of...

Entering the mind of a child

Image courtesy: thegreeparent.co.uk You may say that I’m over analyzing, but today I would like to take a couple of feet off my already short 5 foot frame, subtract a quarter century from my...

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...

Placing the Student at the Centre: Student-Centred Learning

Recently, I was invited to be a panellist on the XSEED School of Tomorrow Conference in Mumbai, where the topic I was expected to comment on was: “Better Resources or Improved Methods: What...

The Holy Grail of College Admissions – The Essay

I was reading an essay about the college essay in the Time magazine and decided to share my experience as a mother of a High school senior in the middle of her application process. When we were in...