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10 Tips to Bid Final Exam Stress Goodbye

Final exams are round the corner! Waves of stressful thoughts engulf the minds of children. A little bit of stress can be a good thing as it motivates us to really work hard.  But exams can make...

Somatization Disorder, and the Role of Unconditional Love

I have been reading a thought-provoking and enlightening book by John Bradshaw titled Healing the Shame that Binds Us. The author talks about ‘toxic shame’, wherein a person can come to believe...

Free play-time from adults, please!

We were putting together an article about ‘The Importance of Free Play’ for the March issue. The irony struck me – play is supposed to be ‘free time’ for a child!! But...

Is your Child Overburdened?

They say that the TV is a reflection of the mores of the current society. This is damn terrifying. Especially if you go by the various advertisements of kids’ energy boosting drinks. One shows...

Do Children Need to be Pushed?

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...

I Suffer from Multiple Personality Disorder

This realization dawned on me today morning as I was rushing to office with my stubborn 3 year old crying for me to wait in school till her best friend showed up and my 7 year old waiting for me to...

A Parent’s Role in Enhancing Kids’ Self-Esteem

This blog post has been contributed by Sagarika Sadhukhan “Parents” the word itself is so emotional and expressive. For a mother, God has given us the boon to feel a child all from inside and of...

Creating a Passion for Learning in Children

The launch event of ParentEdge on 5 July had a 20-minute panel discussion on “Creating a passion for learning among children.” The panellists for the session were Dr. Sandhya Koushik,...

My son…my teacher

This post has been contributed by Venkatesh Mahadevan. My son Ankush, “cooldude” as he likes to be called, just appeared for his Board Exams and got his results. India has several seasons, the...