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Category Archive: Blog, Diaries of the young parent, Growing up in India

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...

Teaching Gender Equality to our Sons from Childhood

I recently came across a blog post that talked about teaching gender equality to our sons from childhood. The blogger talked about dispelling some of the common stereotypes attached with gender, for...

Kick out the KIK App from your child’s phone: Online safety

Children these days are quite net and smart phone savvy. They not only know how to operate any gadget but also download all the games and apps they want for themselves. But like everything else in...

New Age Parenting – How Parenting has Changed

This blog post has been contributed by Aditi Dutta. With the exam fever spreading rapidly, I am reminded of the time I was appearing for the dreaded class twelfth board exams. It was a stressful time...

Parenting and the Meal-Time Tamasha

This blog post has been contributed by Aditi Dutta. Aditi Sarkar Dutta is a full time mother and part time writer. She holds a Master’s degree in Organisational Social Psychology from the London...

Parents’ Guide to the Birds and Bees Talk

While pondering on the issue of sharing sensitive information about the reproductive system with your growing child, my mind automatically veered towards my childhood. This is a kind of metric...

Give your Children the Gift of Yoga

Inspired by methods of introducing meditation to children, I was also driven to understand how children could benefit from yoga. I decided to initially check out expert views and thoughts. This idea...

Does liberation for women impact the quality of nurturing and care children receive?

This blog has been contributed by Kesang Menezes, Faciliator, Parenting Matters I am currently deeply immersed in reading “Lean In” by Sheryl Sandberg (COO of Facebook). It’s a fabulous book in...

Christmas Celebrations: A Fresh Take on the Tradition of Giving

This blog post has been reposted, with permission, from Bril’s Blog. Holidays are a joyous and memorable occasion that we share with our friends and family. We keep the tradition of giving by...

Talking Frankly to Children on Sensitive Topics

“Aw!! This is so embarrassing!” Darling daughter exclaims. “What is?” I quiz. Although almost anything could embarrass a teen. Parents comments, teacher’s scolding’s or friends’ gaffes....