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Parenting Query

My grandson is five years old. I take care of him. His parents work and come back by  around 8:30 or 9 pm. My grandson relaxes in the evening with cartoons, has dinner, and  waits for parents to...

Prepare for an out-of-the-ordinary summer break

Summer holidays – does this phrase conjure up memories of relaxed months that you spent playing with friends in the neighbourhood, of going to grand parents’ and relatives’ homes, with...

Dealing With Tricky Questions and Sticky Situations-A Guide for Parents

You know that having conversations with your child is an essential aspect of parenting. It is especially important to talk about sensitive issues that you are yourself not comfortable with, or...

Parents, are you pushing your child towards early adulthood?

My 5-year-old is invited to a birthday party organized at a spa and massage parlour for kids. I am bowled over to know the transition from ‘baby products’ to ‘beauty products’ can be so...

Letters to my Daughter: Rise…Fall…Then Rise Again

This was a letter I wrote to my daughter in August of 2014. Janaa, I am not sure if I mentioned this to you, but the reason I write to you while you are learning to walk, talk and all the other...

The Importance of Self-Directed Play in Toddlers

This blog post has been reposted, with permission, from Bril’s Blog. Consider the following things and how important they are in your life. Successfully finishing a meeting and coming closer to...

Kids and Sexuality: Let’s ‘Talk’ About it

Q1: “Mum, where do babies come from?” A: “Babies are dropped by a stork in mommy’s tummy.”   Q2: Do you use cutesy nicknames for genitals? Like dinky, cookie, ding-ding, wee-wee, etc.?...

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...

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...