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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...

The big stuff we learn from small children

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...

The art of listening to your child

Sridhar Ramanathan also blogs at www.ideasrs.com.   For years I thought I was a good listener. I was wrong. One incident proved this to me. In a listening workshop I was to listen to a colleague...

Peer Pressure in Children

I always thought that peer pressure was something Netra would have to face when she entered her troublesome ‘pre-teens’. I dreaded how it would influence her but I was pretty sure that I could...