‘Heart-breaking’ News

‘Mum, do you watch news daily to know where accidents take place’? Rashi was startled to hear this innocent question by her 3 years old kid. Rashi had been an ardent news follower, and liked to keep herself updated about the world.  She would watch evening news daily at 6. Little did she know that … Continue reading ‘Heart-breaking’ News

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The ultimate goal of parenting

‘The ultimate goal of parenting is to make ourselves (parents) redundant from child’s life’. When I heard this advice during a parenting session, I was left amazed. Wow! What a statement!! And it was contrary to what I have seen parenting done in Indian culture. The more I thought about it, I became more intrigued. … Continue reading The ultimate goal of parenting

Parenting goals for 2018

A strong bond between children and parents go a long way to develop child’s personality. Both, self confidence as an individual and responsibility as an adult, is based on how well we can relate to our kids when they are growing up. We can strengthen our relationships with our kid/s by using any of following … Continue reading Parenting goals for 2018

Learning about parenting : Is it required?

As we have seen in my last article that there are drastic changes in the ways and circumstances of parenting in past and present. In some ways, we are luckier than our parents. But for many reasons, we got to be more informed as parents and guide our kids more diligently. Right from giving mobiles … Continue reading Learning about parenting : Is it required?

Are our kids lucky?

“Dad, you are so silly!!!” said Juhi excitedly. As I turned around I saw her Dad chilling happily. 30 years in retrospect- if we had said that we would have got a stern look or firm toned message to respect elders. Times have changed and so have we. We have become the median generation. As … Continue reading Are our kids lucky?

Let go off parental temptations

Her eyes twinkled at the sight of steel compartment plate in a glass window of a grocery store. Heera had loved to have it in her childhood. She right away bought the steel plate for Palak, her daughter. As Heera held the plate in her hands, she was instantly time travelled back to her childhood. … Continue reading Let go off parental temptations

Benefits of reading to your kid/s

Reading is a hobby best given to kid/s at young age. Benefits of reading are immense. We can make our child/ren, a well read person by introducing books at an early age. Following are the few advantages of reading. Intellectual benefits: The more we read to our kid/s, the more familiar they get with words. … Continue reading Benefits of reading to your kid/s

Happy Children’s Day!!!

Stories... when I hear this word, my eyes sparkle with enthusiasm and delight. They have always been my companion in different forms ever since I was a child. We hear them from people we meet, books we read or by observing our surroundings. Each person has a story to tell and each story is unique. … Continue reading Happy Children’s Day!!!

Timetable:Core component of organised life

In my last post Way forward for mindful parenting , I had mentioned about having a timetable. Timetable helps us to plan our day well in advance and we know what to expect. It reduces ambiguity. It also helps to keep track of our time and tasks. This post about making timetable would be helpful for having … Continue reading Timetable:Core component of organised life