Parenting

How to Talk to your Child about Good Touch & Bad Touch

Workshop for children -Parents must be alert, and can also help their children be aware through this workshop,which psychiatrists recommend be held at regular intervals. This can be watched on YouTube only once you click 'Watch on YouTube'   This video is an excerpt from a TV show Satyamev Jayate that was aired on Star Plus in May 2012 Video & Feature Image Source :...

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Talk to your Kids : The Need of the Hour

The last few days have been tragic and shaken all of us. As parents we ensure that we do everything to keep our children safe, however, incidents like the recent one may affect them adversely. So how do we handle this ? Aparna Samuel Balachandran answers some very relevant questions regarding this  Question 1- A lot of moms wondering if we can discuss this with our kids. How do we let them know? As parents, we are shocked, outraged, scared for the safety of our own children and deeply saddened for the victim’s family. When we send our children off to...

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Myth: Study-Abroad Programs Pose A Risk

9 Tips to Stay Risk-Free While Studying Abroad Worried about your safety while studying abroad? These 9 tips will ensure a safety net for students seeking foreign education. Whether you are a first-time traveler or a seasoned one, you can’t help but feel the pangs of distress at the thought of studying abroad. Add to that the challenges of getting accustomed to the new environment, food, language, culture, and climate. Things can go awry if you haven’t really made a structured safety plan. While there is less than one in a million chances that you should get into trouble,...

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Born From My Heart

They are not the blood of my blood. Nor flesh of my flesh. But there is no one and nothing more precious to me in the whole world. I am talking about my daughters. Every mother feels this way about her children. In my case, people are surprised by how completely and utterly my children and I belong to each other. Why? Because both my girls are adopted. They were born from my heart. I always wanted children. Went from being a favourite didi to a favourite aunty but the road to Mamma was not easy. I had medical...

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How to Identify the Right Country for Your Child While Studying Abroad?

7 Factors to Help You Choose the Right Country for Higher Studies Abroad Can’t decide where to study? If you are unable to choose among USA, UK or Australia, these 7 factors will help you shortlist your college destination. With the plethora of study abroad options opening up, students are spoilt for choice. If you were to go by the numbers, according to reports, over 3,00,000 Indian students travel abroad every year for higher studies abroad. And the growth rate of Indian student mobility to international schools continues to grow steadily at 18%. Going by statistics, the favorite college...

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Parenting Hack#2 : Money Matters

It was a trial so last year I decided, that from my money in my account I will transfer 1000 rupees each to my both daughter's account. They are 10 and 12. I gave them ATMs, instructed them that whatever and however you need to buy for ur daily school things u buy from it, I will take u to the market whenever you want but I will not enquire, won't even question why have you spent or whatever…u want to save , spend all, you wish… Though I used to keep an eye that if they need more...

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