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Can creativity and discipline live in the same house?

Sridhar Ramanathan also blogs at www.ideasrs.com. What comes to your mind when I utter the word “Creativity”?  Let us check what happens with discipline.   The two seem like irreconcilable...

Putting Pen to Paper

Last month when I wrote on how to get kids to read, I got a few mails from parents saying, ‘reading is still ok, how do we get our kids to write?’ To quote one mom, “I’d love to hear...

It’s Story Time!

Namrataa Arora also blogs at http://worldofmoms.wordpress.com. “There is no agony like bearing an untold story inside of you.” —Maya Angelou One of the latest researches being driven...

Staying afloat

I am no water baby but after nearly two years of sitting on the sidelines, watching my elder daughter fine tune her skills in water, I decided to take the plunge. I’ve been learning how to swim...

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,...

Trying to be an artist

Author Pico Iyer says, “So if you graduate from college, spend a decent couple of years seeing the other things you might be doing or not doing anything at all, just doing menial jobs while...

Parental Instructions (part 2 of 12)

This blog post has been contributed by Ignatius Fernandez, and is the second of a 12-part series on ‘Parenting is a Journey’. Ignatius Fernandez also blogs at...

On being an empty nester

‘Empty-nest syndrome’ is the name given to a psychological condition that can affect parents, mostly women, around the time that their children leave home to go to college or get married....

Putting the edge in ParentEdge – continued

This is a contribution from Mahima Viswanathan, who was the Student Editor for Issue 5 (Mar-Apr 2012) of ParentEdge. CHAPTER THE THIRD: MEMORABLE MOMENTS 1. SLIPPERY SOURCES, ORNERY INTERVIEWEES Ah,...

Putting the Edge in ParentEdge

This is a contribution from Mahima Viswanathan, who was the Student Editor for Issue 5 (Mar-Apr 2012) of ParentEdge. Behind the scenes @ your favourite parenting magazine. Hi! I’m Mahima, Student...