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Kids giving you attitude?

        Well, here I was, blissfully chugging along the road of motherhood, feeling blessed – kid was being good, doing well in school, with many friends and indulging in activities that...

Being fair to the ‘un’fair

This blog post has been contributed by Dr. Ujwala Shenoy Karmarkar, a practising Anesthesiologist in Mumbai.  She also blogs at http://ujwalasblog.wordpress.com. After a long and painful labour of...

Surviving the Turbulent Teen Years

It’s official! I just moved into the next stage of parenting…my son turned 13 yesterday! It is awe- inspiring to think of that little bundle of joy…that today stands inches taller than...

Sons vs. daughters

It is indisputable that God has made boys and girls with their unique features or characteristics. Any parent who has been involved with the upbringing of his son and daughter can vouch for it. Born...

Involved parenting vs. helicopter parenting

One of the harder rites of passage for any parent is to let go – no more holding hands when crossing the road, no more accompanying the child everywhere, and no more knowing each and every one...

Trusting Children to Work it Out

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...

Genes or Upbringing – who’s the winner?

This blog post has been contributed by Rashmi Mantri, Mumbai. A few days ago, when I was narrating an incident about my son to my mom, she replied saying that that it sounded familiar to her as I...

My Daughter’s Independence Movement

Indian Independence Day – the Net is filled with articles and thoughts on the subject, so I am not going to go into that. Instead I thought I would write down my reflections on the independence of...

What is the Right Age to Learn Swimming?

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...

Choices We Make

My daughter studied three languages in class eight – French, English and Hindi. Her expertise was in that order too. I had even got her Tintin comics in French for extra reading. She was good at...