Tag: children

Quench the thirst

April 30, 2018

Summers are synonymous with scorching heat and soaring temperatures. We are already hitting a savage 41°C (105.8°F). Keeping the kids cool and well-hydrated in this terrible weather becomes essential. Especially when we factor in the lack of appetite accompanied by the terrible heat. Whether the kids brave the weather and play outdoors or prefer the cool indoors, […]

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Inculcating Values In Children

Education begins at home. To be able to raise a child who is not only intellectual but also compassionate, who is not only smart but kind, who is not only courageous but self-disciplined, who is not only honest but also humble is what every parent wishes for. It’s never too early to start forming good […]

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eXpectation Setting

April 29, 2018

With the arrival of a baby, comes new roles and responsibilities not just for the parents but for other members of the family too. Everyone has their own way of showing love and affection. Everyone has a different style of pampering. Each member will want to express himself/herself in his or her own way. In […]

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Screen or Scream – Not Really.

April 28, 2018

My son is 2 years 4 months and has zero interest in screen – no matter what kind. When people get to know this, their response is often raised eyebrows and shocked surprise. There are also some light-hearted comments on how I am punishing my child by depriving him of screen time. Well, it is a […]

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Routine Matters

Just like for adults, a routine brings a sense of security to a baby or a child as well. Routines are comforting and establish normalcy. They are the stabilizing force that helps maintain balance. Babies like predictability. They spend nine months in the mother’s womb, protected from the outside world, where there wasn’t much in […]

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Only child?

April 27, 2018

Even though the world has progressed, some things still remain the same. Like unsolicited advice. Once you graduate, the constant pressure to get married (especially for women) starts piling up. When you get married, the next barrage of well-meaning advice is to have a baby – complete your family – they say. Oh well, alright. […]

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Like Father, Like Son

April 24, 2018

Have you noticed how boys usually pick up habits their fathers have or girls trying to imitate their moms? And although these children love both their parents just the same, they often tend to look up to their own gender as role models to follow. Parents are the biggest influencers in a child’s early age. […]

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Play Shifu – The augmented reality game

December 1, 2017

Its Rey’s birthday month. He is soon turning two. Where did the last 23 months go?! It’s been a beautiful blur of ever-lasting memories. I am mighty proud of the fact that in these 2 years (almost), I’ve kept my son away from any kind of screen time (barring a few short video calls a […]

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This Diwali – Gift Learning

October 13, 2017

It’s the festive season with Diwali (one of India’s biggest and most celebrated festivals) just around the corner. Diwali or Deepavali – meaning a row of lamps, known as the Festival of Lights is celebrated with great aplomb and fanfare in India. It is the time when preparations start weeks ahead. A time when we […]

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