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Why do Children Lie?

I must have been 10 years old. I was caught telling a lie. My father cornered me, gave me a tight slap and thundered, “Who taught you to tell a lie?” Afraid that I would get a few more slaps, I...

Does liberation for women impact the quality of nurturing and care children receive?

This blog has been contributed by Kesang Menezes, Faciliator, Parenting Matters I am currently deeply immersed in reading “Lean In” by Sheryl Sandberg (COO of Facebook). It’s a fabulous book in...

Christmas Celebrations: A Fresh Take on the Tradition of Giving

This blog post has been reposted, with permission, from Bril’s Blog. Holidays are a joyous and memorable occasion that we share with our friends and family. We keep the tradition of giving by...

What’s your Parenting Style?

Last weekend I attended a session on “Effective Parenting” by Dr Brunda Amrutraj – Clinical Psychologist, organized by a major IT company  for their employees and...

The 3 Building Blocks of Good Parenting

The fact that you are reading this proves you want to be the best parent for your child! And that is the best start! I just did a workshop for  ‘first time’  parents and  it was heart-warming...

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...

Being a Calm Parent – Some Tips for You

Bringing up children can be very rewarding and enjoyable but it can also be stressful and frustrating. Most of us feel wound up and lose our temper, which we regret later. But the point is for us to...

The Myth of ‘Having it All’

This blog has been contributed by Kesang Menezes, Faciliator, Parenting Matters The press is abuzz with articles about Indra Nooyi , CEO, PepsiCo openly admitting that one cannot have it all- have a...

Bollywood, My Son and I

I remember growing up enjoying and laughing through movies like Golmaal, Amar Akbar Anthony and Khushboo. And, I remember my parents rationing my TV time during exams. I remember buying tapes of and...

Respect your Children’s Choices

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...