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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,...

Tips on Nurturing Young Children

When Kinderpillar, a Delhi-based playschool, informed us that Ellen Booth Church, their early childhood curriculum expert would be visiting India for the first time, we sensed a great opportunity to...