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Answering a Child’s Questions on Skin Colour

“Mum, I wish to have a white skin colour.” It didn’t exactly pull the rug out from under my feet, but it definitely amused me. She is just 5! And I didn’t expect it to biff me like greased...

5 Strategies to Reduce your Child’s Night Time Fears

Night time fears and nightmares are extremely common in children, especially during the preschool years. They are part of normal development, as children’s imaginations develop and children begin...

True Confessions of a Stay-at-Home Mother

This blog post has been reposted, with permission, from Bril’s Blog. Every stay at home mother has a few confessions that she would rather keep to herself. But bring in anonymity and there are some...

Should we handle our children with care?

  I was having my regular weekly chat with Mrs. K. She informed me that she had just returned from the doctor. “Doctor? Is everything ok?” Just the name of a doctor fills one with an unnamed...

Letters to my Daughter: Best Gift I Could Give my Daughter – Gift of a Knowledgeable and Wise Parent

This is a letter I wrote to my daughter and subsequently posted on my personal blog. I wrote this letter to teach her to value life, learning and wisdom more than material valuables. On her 2nd...

Left-handed children: making it easier for them

“Discrimination, everywhere. Based on caste, sex or religion. And now on internet service provider. It is too much.” I was chaffing over the Net Neutrality issue and how a basic freedom of the...

The Importance of Playdates

When a fellow blogger and a good friend mentioned on her FB timeline about arranging a playdate for her son with one of his schoolmateS, I thought about the word, googled it and realised that THE...

Lunch Box Dilemmas Solved

  Which parent does not have this pet peeve- “My daughter never finishes her snack/ lunch box! Every morning I rack my brains to conjure up something that is tasty and nutritious and will...

Teaching Gender Equality to our Sons from Childhood

I recently came across a blog post that talked about teaching gender equality to our sons from childhood. The blogger talked about dispelling some of the common stereotypes attached with gender, for...

Inculcating Good Study Habits

A pet peeve of many parents is getting their child to study! As parents, we are ready to make compromises on almost everything else, but not on encouraging our children to give their 100% to...