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Monitoring your Child’s Online Activity

You are a parent, your kids are growing up. You are now thinking about “how can we keep a watch on our kids’ online activity, without being too intrusive?” Quite frankly, I have no ideas on how...

Holidays or Holy-Days – The Importance of Festivals

Many of us like the festive season and enjoy the rituals attached to them. Some others like the idea of getting holidays because of festivals and they enjoy the break from their daily schedule. Our...

Do Children Need Imagination?

A generation back most of the children usually finished their twelfth from the same school they started in. (unless of course they were Armed Forces kids). What with the world shrinking so...

Let your Child Volunteer

“If you buy things you don’t need, soon you will have to sell things you need.” – Warren Buffet Every weekend on a trip to grocery stores starting with names like Mega,...

Help your Child Identify Sexual Abuse

Child sexual abuse is a heinous crime, and it becomes the duty of society, community, parent, school and teacher to safeguard a young child whose ability to communicate may be limited. A neglected...

Entertaining Kids for Free

This blog post has been reposted, with permission, from Bril’s blog (http://brilindia.com/blog/). A trip to the mall is always met with applause by children in a typical 20th century household.And...

Why I cried today – Child Sexual Abuse

I live in Bangalore and on 17th July 2014, the newspapers, online new media and TV channels were full of a rape of a 6-year old school girl inside the premises of a school of high repute. This...

Respect your Children’s Choices

This blog post has been contributed by Parenting Matters (http://parentingmatters.in/), a Chennai-based organisation which partners with parents to build skillsfor deeper connection in families. It...

Back to School!

The summer vacation is ending and it’s time to get back to the school routine again. While some kids will be raring to get back, there may be a few that are not too happy at the idea of leaving...

How to Choose a Summer Camp for your Child

Summer vacations are here and while most of us (parents) are happy to have a two-months break from the daily routine of packing school bags, getting the school uniforms ready, waking up early, making...