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Helping children deal with ‘Back to School’ anxiety

Many schools in India that follow the international curriculum will open shortly. Parents of children for whom school has reopened already should also read this blog – it will help you...

The importance of failure in the growing years!

Much is being written and said about failure and how crucial it is. And indeed, failure needs to be as treasured as success. As a psychologist, I often see instances where parents tend to overlook...

Depression in Teenagers

Depression among children and adolescents is a reality. However, unfortunately, most of the times when a teenager is showing signs of depression, we as parents, teachers and adults, just put it down...

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...

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....

Parenting during a crisis

  I was a scholarship holder studying in the best school in Andhra Pradesh – Hyderabad Public School. Until half way through class nine I maintained a record of being among the top three...

Relaxation Exercises for Children

We are in an age when everybody is humming the relaxation mantra and frequently discussing the benefits of meditation. However, much of the discussion on most forums is focused on relaxation for...

What I learnt from this book – “All You Need is Love – The Art of Mindful Parenting” by Shelja Sen

Sometime back I received a book to read and review. It was an interesting book on parenting. Before you reach a conclusion and think “Oh no! Not another guidebook on parenting,” let me tell you...

Pocket Money – Pampering Children or Instilling Independence

Over the last seven years, the amount of pocket money given to children in India has shot up over 200% (according to the New Generation 2011 study by the Cartoon Network channel). The average monthly...

Don’t Let Your Child Quit

Rohit, a five-year-old, does not play with his vast collection of blocks, jigsaws and construction sets for more than 10 minutes. Medha, a nine-year-old, begs for ballet classes; her parents give in...