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Do our kids have too much self esteem?

I remember being berated by a fellow parent because I had not attended my son’s fifth grade graduation day.  The friend  had taken the day off from a hectic work week, and had gone to school...

I never realised that listening is so diffcult

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

Raising Confident Kids

Today’s world demands proactive and dynamic people. The seed of adult behavior is sown in the fallow fields of childhood. Confidence is that elusive quality that pushes a person forward to achieve...

Staying afloat

I am no water baby but after nearly two years of sitting on the sidelines, watching my elder daughter fine tune her skills in water, I decided to take the plunge. I’ve been learning how to swim...

Going beyond the first right answer

Sridhar Ramanathan also blogs at www.ideasrs.com. My friend was telling me about his daughter and how she enjoys school. He told me about how her class teacher teaches maths. Apparently one of her...

Dare to Discipline (part 3 of 12)

This blog is the third of a 12-part series on ‘Parenting is a Journey’. Ignatius Fernandez also blogs at http://thechildisfatheroftheman.blogspot.in/. In the Andes, South America, two tribes...

Teach your child to lose!

The scene: Karate Kumite Tournament, Jan 2013 The players: My 8 year old green belt son and a tall lanky 9 or 10 year old green belt boy from Bangalore The action: Kick, kick, block, box, kick, kick,...

“Because” Just Isn’t the Answer

This blog post has been reposted, with permission, from Bril’s blog http://brilindia.com/blog/. Industrial Research Corporation (“Bril”) was founded in 1964, as a company that manufactured pen...

Life beyond the idiot box

What do your kids do in their leisure time? Settle on the couch and switch on the TV. Right? TV has become an integral part of our existence. But try switching off the TV for a day and see the huge...

The Final Outcome

Meet Namrataa Arora, our new Guest Blogger: After 14 years of working as a Talent Development expert in the Corporate world, Namrataa decided to re-invent her career. A Certified Professional Coach...