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Why Finding a Good Coaching Institute is a Big Decision for Parents

Students who have just appeared in Class Ten board exams have reached a very crucial crossroad of their life. The subject or discipline they pick now will define their careers and most often than...

Humour in Parenting

(This blog is an excerpt from Ramen’s book Effective Parenting: A New Paradigm) “Humour,” says Edward deBono, who coined the term lateral thinking, “is by far the most significant behaviour...

Adults bullying children

I’m passing by a school. A woman is ranting to a child. One arm on her hip, one arm held aloft, finger waggling vigorously; voice raised. I’m witnessing an adult bullying a child. There are other...

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...

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...

Empathy and Trust – must-haves in a Parent-Child relationship

(This blog is an excerpt from Ramen’s book Effective Parenting: A New Paradigm) “Stop trying to perfect your child but keep trying to perfect your relationship with him.” – Dr. Henker Last...

Teens and their relationships

Teenage or adolescence is an age marked by not only rampant hormonal and physical changes but also by intense emotional upheavals. The way a parent deals with their children in their teens can make...

Speaking up for oneself – a skill children should learn

I have observed that most people like to take a shortcut in life. Rarely have I found find someone backing all their tasks with complete effort; mostly, an easy route that requires minimum effort is...

Women’s Day Special – Book Review – “Big Hero size zero”

Every year around this time, we find numerous write-ups and discussions in the media, symposiums and talks in educational institutions, and musical/cultural events revolving around what has now...

Dealing with Exam Anxiety

It is the exam and assessment season once again. Visit any home with a young adult and you will see that life practically comes to a halt around this time of the year for every member of the family....