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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...

Net Neutrality: Making Children Aware

I was sitting in the park after a vigorous jog, cooling my heels, literally. It was a balmy evening , unusually pleasant for March which otherwise is hot as Hades. The park was the scene of hectic...

Body Image in Adolescence

Ever heard 15 yr. olds lament about how ugly they feel? Or how they wish their hair had been better, or their body been leaner and taller? This is an example of a negative body image, also known as...

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...

Dealing with Anger in Children

This blog post has been contributed by Aditi Dutta. I recently heard about an instance where a neighbourhood teenage bully beat up a younger boy for something petty. Worse still, when the boy’s...

Fostering dependence vs. fostering love

One thing that constantly nagged me over the last couple months was a takeaway from one of the parenting workshops that I did with a dear friend and highly experienced Coach and colleague Dr. Supreet...

New Age Parenting – How Parenting has Changed

This blog post has been contributed by Aditi Dutta. With the exam fever spreading rapidly, I am reminded of the time I was appearing for the dreaded class twelfth board exams. It was a stressful time...

The Spirit of Valentine’s Day – A Day of Love and Harmony

With Valentine’s Day round the corner and with everybody talking about it, my six year old asks me “Ma what is so special about Valentine’s Day?” At first, I was perplexed and wondered how I...

What I Learnt from my Child

The moment I forget that I am her mother and have given birth to her, things get simpler. The moment I start respecting her choices, no matter how ignorant, or senseless they are or seem to me, I am...

Parents’ Guide to the Birds and Bees Talk

While pondering on the issue of sharing sensitive information about the reproductive system with your growing child, my mind automatically veered towards my childhood. This is a kind of metric...