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Teach your child to lose!

The scene: Karate Kumite Tournament, Jan 2013 The players: My 8 year old green belt son and a tall lanky 9 or 10 year old green belt boy from Bangalore The action: Kick, kick, block, box, kick, kick,...

Book rues

A worried mother once called me and said, “My son hates reading. How do I get him to read?” She had seen a picture of a workshop I had done with kids and thought as an author of children’s...

Gift her a life-lesson on her birthday

Some time ago, I had written an article on ‘Planning Birthday Parties’, and I tried to list a number of different ideas for unusual kinds of parties. Here’s one more I came across recently that...

Life beyond the idiot box

What do your kids do in their leisure time? Settle on the couch and switch on the TV. Right? TV has become an integral part of our existence. But try switching off the TV for a day and see the huge...

Get a life, parents!

As parents we are always scrambling to find ways to keep our children occupied- are there week-end classes, what are the latest books for my kids to read and, if you are a teen’s parent,  is there...

Teen Talent Powers ParentEdge

As a mother of two independent and “expressive” teens, I am anyway quite convinced that kids of this generation have a lot of talent and ability. Even still, I must confess that my experience...

Toy Libraries

I live in a miniscule apartment in Mumbai, where, needless to say, we experience a constraint of space. Imagine my horror when I realised that my daughter was growing up and was now old enough to...

Does the city matter?

This blog post has been contributed by Sukanya Badri. When we talk about opportunities that exist for children today, how many of us actually realise that the quality of such choices is also very...

Cricket – An Integral Part of an Indian Kid’s Education

This blog post was contributed by Jayanthi Badrinath. My 9 year old son is passionate about (what else) cricket and is part of a cricket coaching academy. He was part of an under -11 team that played...