Growth and Fixed Mindst

Much has been spoken about Growth Mindset and Fixed Mindsets. It is simple to identify both by virtue of character in adults. However, in children, should it stop at observation about how children are slipping into a particular mindset? Or should the stakeholders provide a sustainable environment that ensures a continuous nurturing of the growth […]

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Is the mess really a MESS?

The reason I decided to reflect upon this is because the word “mess” is used more often than “water” in a home with children. It is a challenge every parent faces, every day. Hence it becomes imperative to understand why, why is it that they create a “mess”? Children from the very beginning are in […]

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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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Are you listening?

So, when was the last time you listened to your child. Not just heard, but actually LISTENED. Magic happens when you do! The reason you today, expect to be heard is because you were given due attention when you expected it during your childhood. Imagine yourself today, would you go on and on ranting and […]

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