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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...

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...

Are you too involved in your child’s life?

It was yesterday that I realized that I was ‘too‘ involved, when my nine-year old son walked up to me as I was gulping down the last piece of roti at 9:30 pm demanding that I play cricket...

Surviving the Turbulent Teen Years

It’s official! I just moved into the next stage of parenting…my son turned 13 yesterday! It is awe- inspiring to think of that little bundle of joy…that today stands inches taller than...

Trusting Children to Work it Out

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...

Effective parenting is teaching by example

Last Monday, we celebrated Ganesh Chaturthi and we had a community Pooja and associated events in our apartment building. We had a beautifully decorated Ganesha idol and a puja accompanied by live...

Do Children Need to be Pushed?

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...

Scheduled Parenting

Namrataa is a certified Life Coach and Founder of Life Beyond Motherhood. She specialises in coaching mothers on finding their life balance. She can be reached at namrataa@lifebeyondmotherhood.com ....

To Praise or Not to Praise

Sridhar Ramanathan also blogs at www.ideasrs.com.   I have grown up on a diet of healthy praise. Especially from my father. In many families praise does not come easily to people. Even if...