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How to become an effective parent

  Have you noticed that we as parents are less patient with and more scared of our children? And have you, at any point in time, thought that our parents were able to handle us better, compared...

Dealing with Anger in Children

This blog post has been contributed by Aditi Dutta. I recently heard about an instance where a neighbourhood teenage bully beat up a younger boy for something petty. Worse still, when the boy’s...

How to be more Productive by Effectively Managing your Time

This blog post was contributed by Jairam Balakrishnan, Director, Pearson Schools Only those who know the true value of time and can manage it productively become responsible in life. They can keep up...

You can’t always expect me to be good!

You can’t always expect me to be good! These are the profound words I heard from my son as he rushed out of the house for a football game (if he went late, he would have to sit out and wait for...

To quit or not?

Recently,  my son came to me asking if he could quit his tabla classes. And not just temporarily, as he had often done during exams, for instance.  No, this time he wanted to quit for good. And for...

Stepping “OUT” of the door!

As a mother of relatively younger children (aged 9 and 5), I crave for the time they will become self-sufficient and independent. Most of my time is spent in teaching the kids in...

Using Punishment to Discipline: Does it Work?

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...

Free play-time from adults, please!

We were putting together an article about ‘The Importance of Free Play’ for the March issue. The irony struck me – play is supposed to be ‘free time’ for a child!! But...

Why Kids Lie and What Parents Can Do

‘Help! I think my 5 year old is turning into Pinocchio!! He lies with such a straight face! Where did I go wrong as a parent?!’ This was the frantic call I got from one of the mothers in my...

Kids giving you attitude?

        Well, here I was, blissfully chugging along the road of motherhood, feeling blessed – kid was being good, doing well in school, with many friends and indulging in activities that...