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Managing the Idiot Box

This blog is an excerpt from Ramen’s parenting book,“Effective Parenting: A New Paradigm”. I do not know what the invasion of the aliens would have done for us. But the invasion of the Idiot...

Kick out the KIK App from your child’s phone: Online safety

Children these days are quite net and smart phone savvy. They not only know how to operate any gadget but also download all the games and apps they want for themselves. But like everything else in...

Fun and Educational Games for Kids

Last week I came across a post on Facebook that reminded of a game my dad used to play with us. Dad has always been great with kids. He attracts kids the way magnets attract paper clips. Besides fun,...

Teach kids to code the games they play

This blog has been contributed by Guest Blogger, Sumedha Singh. The joys of learning by doing! A couple of years back, my then 6 year old came back home from school all excited, glowing with joy and...

Addictive and Educational Cards Games for Children

Activity: Ways to use the same set of cards in several different ways. We will explore creative imagination + practical learning. Age: Apt for 3-10 years, with adjustments made for the different age...

Holiday Art – Create from Scrap!

Christmas or any another festival, we humans pretty much imitate the busy activity of a beehive during festive seasons. However, before the crowd attacks the shopping centers, newspapers speak out...

To quit or not?

Recently,  my son came to me asking if he could quit his tabla classes. And not just temporarily, as he had often done during exams, for instance.  No, this time he wanted to quit for good. And for...

Are you too involved in your child’s life?

It was yesterday that I realized that I was ‘too‘ involved, when my nine-year old son walked up to me as I was gulping down the last piece of roti at 9:30 pm demanding that I play cricket...

Does Summer Break Break your Patience Level?

Raina Bajaj has worked in the education sector for many years now. She has worked with various leading schools in Delhi. Working with children in their formative years has given her insight into in...

Life beyond the idiot box

What do your kids do in their leisure time? Settle on the couch and switch on the TV. Right? TV has become an integral part of our existence. But try switching off the TV for a day and see the huge...