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Fresh Ideas for the Summer Break

Summer holidays – does this phrase conjure up memories of relaxed months that you spent playing with friends in the neighbourhood, of going to grand parents’ and relatives’ homes, with...

Raising Happy Kids

This article first appeared on the Learning & Creativity website. It has been reposted with Ramendra Kumar’s permission. “Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in...

Answering a Child’s Questions on Skin Colour

“Mum, I wish to have a white skin colour.” It didn’t exactly pull the rug out from under my feet, but it definitely amused me. She is just 5! And I didn’t expect it to biff me like greased...

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...

Letters to My Daughter: Learn to Love Yourself

Today I share with you a letter I wrote to my daughter a few months ago and subsequently posted on my personal blog. In my letter I emphasize the importance of loving and valuing oneself. I think it...

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...

How to Benefit from After-School Enrichment Classes

Gone are the days when sending your child to school was sufficient preparation for her future, with perhaps a few music lessons and a sport thrown in. Education today is more than literacy – it...

Steering Clear of Gender Stereotypes

“Stop crying like a girl.” “Do you have to hang upside down on the bars like a rough boy?” Is your reaction to the above statements: “But urban, modern parents are no longer...

Get More out of 24 Hours

These timeless words succinctly capture the ‘catch-up’ mode that most families find themselves in nowadays. Do you use ‘No time’, ‘Busy’ and ‘Stressed’...

Raising a Money-wise Child

Five-year-old to mother, “Why doesn’t he just take money from the ATM instead of begging?” 10-year-old, “My friend Aakash has an iPod, an iPhone and an iPad. Why can’t I?” Teen to father,...