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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...

Talking to a Child about a Traumatic Event

Children these days are pretty smart and mature for their age as compared to us when we were young. There are certain things that we need to shield kids from and certain things we should inform them...

The Teen Connect

Ramendra Kumar is a national award winning author with 25 books to his name.  Ramen’s work has been published in several Indian and foreign languages and six of his books have been recommended as...

Parents’ Guide to the Birds and Bees Talk

While pondering on the issue of sharing sensitive information about the reproductive system with your growing child, my mind automatically veered towards my childhood. This is a kind of metric...

Respecting your Child’s Viewpoint

“What do you think I should do?” I do not remember the exact circumstance, but when I saw our daughter respond to a particular situation, I said to myself, “Ah! She is not a kid anymore.” It...

Strike Up a Conversation with a PWD without Feeling Awkward

More often than not, parents get uncomfortable with queries raised by their kids on seeing Children With Special Needs (CWSN) or Persons With Disabilities (PWD). To brush away such questions and...

New Year Resolutions for 2014

Yes, it’s that time of the year again, where we first wonder where the heck the year went, realize we did not accomplish even a fraction of what we intended for the year, feel regret for the...

Parents as role models

Most of us may not realise it; but we are being watched all the time. By our own children. Everything we say, show and do is being recorded meticulously. They are being replayed and interpreted in...

Hair Scare

This blog post has been contributed by Parenting Matters (http://parentingmatters.in/), a Chennai-based organisation which partners with parents to build skillsfor deeper connection in families. It...

Parent-Talk that Raises Self-Esteem!

Aparna Samuel Balasundaram is a USA- Licensed Psychotherapist and Parent and Child Expert with 10 years of experience in the USA. She is the Founder of Life Skills Experts and the Life Skills 360¡...