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Effective Communication – A Key to Family Happiness

In my previous blog I had talked about how proper communication between parents was imperative for raising happy kids. Here I shall share my views on how effective communication with children is a...

Parents, are you pushing your child towards early adulthood?

My 5-year-old is invited to a birthday party organized at a spa and massage parlour for kids. I am bowled over to know the transition from ‘baby products’ to ‘beauty products’ can be so...

The Indian Toy Story

This article first appeared in a 2013 issue of Mother & Baby. Toys and playthings are an integral part of any child’s growing years. Both pediatricians and child psychologists agree that...

Letters to my Daughter: Rise…Fall…Then Rise Again

This was a letter I wrote to my daughter in August of 2014. Janaa, I am not sure if I mentioned this to you, but the reason I write to you while you are learning to walk, talk and all the other...

The Importance of Self-Directed Play in Toddlers

This blog post has been reposted, with permission, from Bril’s Blog. Consider the following things and how important they are in your life. Successfully finishing a meeting and coming closer to...

Kids and Sexuality: Let’s ‘Talk’ About it

Q1: “Mum, where do babies come from?” A: “Babies are dropped by a stork in mommy’s tummy.”   Q2: Do you use cutesy nicknames for genitals? Like dinky, cookie, ding-ding, wee-wee, etc.?...

5 Tips to Teach your Child Time Management

Us busy parents sometimes think – “Teach my child to manage his time? I can’t even manage my own!” There is no better time to start than the present. And while teaching your child...

Answering a Child’s Questions on Skin Colour

“Mum, I wish to have a white skin colour.” It didn’t exactly pull the rug out from under my feet, but it definitely amused me. She is just 5! And I didn’t expect it to biff me like greased...

5 Strategies to Reduce your Child’s Night Time Fears

Night time fears and nightmares are extremely common in children, especially during the preschool years. They are part of normal development, as children’s imaginations develop and children begin...

Letters to my Daughter: Don’t Ever Let Go!

I wrote this letter to my daughter a year ago and posted it on my personal blog recently as well. I felt a compelling need to speak to my daughter about the importance of never giving up..never...