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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...

Parenting Styles – Is Yours Right for Your Child?

Early this year, Amy Chua, professor at Yale Law School, shot to fame – not for her legal prowess but because of a book she wrote. An excerpt of ‘Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother’ published...

How to Benefit from After-School Enrichment Classes

Gone are the days when sending your child to school was sufficient preparation for her future, with perhaps a few music lessons and a sport thrown in. Education today is more than literacy – it...

Steering Clear of Gender Stereotypes

“Stop crying like a girl.” “Do you have to hang upside down on the bars like a rough boy?” Is your reaction to the above statements: “But urban, modern parents are no longer...

Raising Well-Mannered Children

Every parent wants the perfect child – intelligent, confident, talented… and oh yes, wellmannered to boot! For all these other excellences should come clothed in a respectful mien…. Manners...

Get More out of 24 Hours

These timeless words succinctly capture the ‘catch-up’ mode that most families find themselves in nowadays. Do you use ‘No time’, ‘Busy’ and ‘Stressed’...

Support Systems for Young Parents

Support systems are essential not only for working parents but also for most young parents, especially for nuclear families managing a hectic lifestyle. An extra pair of hands can free up time for...

Raising a Money-wise Child

Five-year-old to mother, “Why doesn’t he just take money from the ATM instead of begging?” 10-year-old, “My friend Aakash has an iPod, an iPhone and an iPad. Why can’t I?” Teen to father,...

Tips on Nurturing Young Children

When Kinderpillar, a Delhi-based playschool, informed us that Ellen Booth Church, their early childhood curriculum expert would be visiting India for the first time, we sensed a great opportunity to...