Tag: GrowingUp

United we stand, divided we crawl

April 30, 2018

When I started to blog (and micro-blog), I knew I was opening myself to the world. I knew I had to be prepared for the criticism. I wasn’t going to let that deter me from pursuing what I wanted to accomplish. People judge more than they understand. People criticise more than they appreciate. FACTS: I […]

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Quench the thirst

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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The Perfect Playschool

Playschool is the first step for your child in the outside world. It is the first platform where he will independently interact and learn from people other than his own family. It is probably the first time your child spends time away from you outside of your first circle. It is a crucial time for the child as well as […]

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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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Wearing your baby – Spoiling or Strengthening the Bond?

It is one of the most talked about topics in modern day parenting. But is it really a new concept? Not really. Babywearing has been prevalent for centuries. Work of famous artists from as far back as 18th century depict women carrying their children on them. In fact as history states, Rani Lakshmi Bai – Queen […]

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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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What’s in the NAME?

April 26, 2018

What’s in the name they say. Well, EVERYTHING! It is what will become your identity for your entire life. It is one of the first things a couple starts to think about even before their child is born. While some couples take a lot of factors into consideration, some want the most unique name for […]

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