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Pestering – Deal With It Now!

Ever had trouble at the toy store, saying no to the toy your daughter pleaded for, with tears in her eyes? Or cringed in embarrassment when your son screamed for ice cream in the supermarket? Do...

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...

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.?...

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...

5 Ways to Improve the Parent-Child Relationship

This post has been contributed by Aradhana Pandey. Aradhana is a veteran writer on topics concerning parenting, child nutrition, wellness, health and lifestyle. As a regular contributor to popular...

Talking to a Child about a Traumatic Event

Children these days are pretty smart and mature for their age as compared to us when we were young. There are certain things that we need to shield kids from and certain things we should inform them...

Don’t Let Your Child Quit

Rohit, a five-year-old, does not play with his vast collection of blocks, jigsaws and construction sets for more than 10 minutes. Medha, a nine-year-old, begs for ballet classes; her parents give in...

An interesting way to understand your children better

Have you heard of an ‘Empathy Map’?  Seasoned writers and marketing people use it to communicate with their target audience and get better results. It occurred to me that an Empathy Map might...

Building Memories with your Child: the New ATM

This blog is an excerpt from Ramen’s recently published parenting book,“Effective Parenting: A New Paradigm”. Many of us are so busy getting things for our loved ones by investing money...

Parenting Styles – Is Yours Right for Your Child?

Early this year, Amy Chua, professor at Yale Law School, shot to fame – not for her legal prowess but because of a book she wrote. An excerpt of ‘Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother’ published...