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Are we growing children with low frustration tolerance?

I recently read a blog post on a young mother who prepares to send her child to pre-school for the first time. Amongst some of the things she does, she also practises walking with the child to school...

Keeping up with Change

We face a lot of pressure in this age of free flowing information, rising expectations and access to resources, especially if you are a parent! It is tough, to say the least, for every parent to...

Free play-time from adults, please!

We were putting together an article about ‘The Importance of Free Play’ for the March issue. The irony struck me – play is supposed to be ‘free time’ for a child!! But...

Teach your Child to be Thankful

In today’s world, one thing that is most difficult to be found is ‘satisfaction’.  We human beings never think, feel or say that what we have is quite a bit. Rather we fail to enjoy what we...

New Year Resolutions for 2014

Yes, it’s that time of the year again, where we first wonder where the heck the year went, realize we did not accomplish even a fraction of what we intended for the year, feel regret for the...

Parents as role models

Most of us may not realise it; but we are being watched all the time. By our own children. Everything we say, show and do is being recorded meticulously. They are being replayed and interpreted in...

Raising Thankful Kids

With a silver spoon or a silver lining? As the year comes to an end, give your child the gift of gratitude. What am I talking about, you wonder?! Well, as a parent and as a professional working with...

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...

Freeing your Child from the ‘Me Too’ Trap

Getting a child out of the ‘Me Too’ zone can be one of the most challenging tasks for a parent. It is a phase that perhaps most children get into when their need for belonging and social...

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...