Nurture Reading Habits

This blog post has been originally written for ParentEdge, a leading Parenting magazine in India. It has been re-produced on the Author’s blog with permission. The habit of reading is a nurtured one. Not an inherited one. Many schools of thought and a highly debated subject but everybody will cohesively agree on the fact that reading […]

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Travelling with little children – a fresh perspective

This blog post has been originally written for ParentEdge, a leading Parenting magazine in India. It has been re-produced on the Author’s blog with permission. Google “Travel with Children” and all that will pop up is an information overload about what precautions you can take while traveling with children, or children-friendly places, or immunizations. So much […]

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What can we do to develop self-confidence in children?

This blog post has been originally written for ParentEdge, a leading Parenting magazine in India. It has been reproduced on the Author’s blog with permission.  I was sitting by the poolside, children of all age-groups splashing around in the summer sun and warm water, guided by their respective coaches. Something one of the coaches spoke aloud […]

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Bachpan (Childhood) revived

A visit to Aaji home is always eventful.Today, as I watched my 4.5-year-old play “nagolchu”, known more generically as “pithu”, I was touched. Nostalgia is what I felt, first. Slowly the emotions unfolded and I could recollect moments from my childhood. I vividly remember the game, the players, the audience as I grew out of it. This game […]

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The Fun Field Day

The below post was written on January 13. Much as we were excited, there was an unspoken anxiety about what to expect when we parked our car and started walking towards the grounds, where the Fun-Field Day was to be held. My son and I had had a conversation about this day for quite some […]

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Lost art of Finger-Painting

When was the last time you saw anyone use their hands for painting? I am raising a young child. He loves to paint with his fingers! Watching him do it, I was filled with curiosity…the emotion that fills his heart when he dips his long fingers in paint and brings together his feelings on the […]

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