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Surviving the Turbulent Teen Years

It’s official! I just moved into the next stage of parenting…my son turned 13 yesterday! It is awe- inspiring to think of that little bundle of joy…that today stands inches taller than...

Are we raising entitled kids?

It is definitely true that our parenting methods are vastly different from generations past – we have far fewer kids, and we treat them as friends and equals, trying to make the family a...

The Sanctity of a Teenager’s Room

  Why is the room of a teenager so sacred? Why do teenagers bar their parents, especially mothers, from entering their rooms? And last, why are the rooms so untidy? My son’s preference for his...

Parenting Teenagers (part 5 of 12)

This blog is the fifth of a 12-part series on ‘Parenting is a Journey’. Ignatius Fernandez also blogs at http://thechildisfatheroftheman.blogspot.in/.   “Dear Mum and Dad, We never have a...

Keeping your kids safe online

Recently, my son’s school had to deal with an episode of cyber-bullying.  A list of photos was being circulated via Instagram, asking readers to vote for the ‘school’s ugliest...

Teens & Time Management

The high school years (Grades 9 -12) are crucial as they, whether one likes it or not, largely determine   the choices a student has in college and beyond. As such, all parents are concerned about...

Is Handwriting a Dying Art?

Recently I was clearing up a long forgotten cupboard when I found an old fountain pen.  The pen took my straight back to my early school years – the mess of a leaky pen, the morning ritual of...

Teen Talent Powers ParentEdge

As a mother of two independent and “expressive” teens, I am anyway quite convinced that kids of this generation have a lot of talent and ability. Even still, I must confess that my experience...

Role Reversal

                            Not so recently, my son, who is a first year undergrad student, had come home during his school break, and I showed him something I had written and asked for...

Raising Self-Reliant Children

             As a mother of two strong willed teenagers, I have been learning how to be an effective parent while, at the same time, letting go, in the last few years! Figuring out that...