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How to become an effective parent

  Have you noticed that we as parents are less patient with and more scared of our children? And have you, at any point in time, thought that our parents were able to handle us better, compared...

Why do Children Lie?

I must have been 10 years old. I was caught telling a lie. My father cornered me, gave me a tight slap and thundered, “Who taught you to tell a lie?” Afraid that I would get a few more slaps, I...

Parenting Adult Children

  This blog post has been contributed by Renuka Vaidyanathan. I was an empty nester for a brief while until my older daughter came back home to work and live with us.  While we were very happy...

Maternal Instincts

      I was not very maternal at the start. It took one cuddle with my just born baby, seconds after her birth (she wasn’t even cleaned then) to make my heart sing maternal...

My Son and I

My Son and I- Lifelong buddies?? Judge for yourselves!   “It’s study time”, I say Says he – “Time to play!”   I say, “Eat your beans,”...

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...

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...

What parents can teach their kids about Mandela

The world is mourning the death of Nelson Mandela, an extraordinary man, a symbol of strength, dignity, leadership, survival and courage. Our children’s generation (many of whom were born after...

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...

Invest in your Child’s Today

Every parent wants to give the best to her child. Your life is focused on giving your little one the best you can within your reach, whether your child appreciates this fact at present or not. Your...