Category: Parenting

Growing up with Windows 10: Keep your children safe online with parental controls

Shreya Lall, an 11-year-old student at Heritage Xperiential Learning School, Gurugram and her father Alok Lall talk a lot about safety. “My parents are very concerned about my safety and security. The thing that I remember the most from my growing up years is -never talk to strangers,” says Shreya. But like millions of children around the world, an essential part of Shreya’s schooling involves stepping into the cyber world. “How does ‘never talk to strangers’ apply to the cyber world? I sometimes get emails with links from people I don’t know. Some of my friends are also on...

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7 Ways in which a Parent’s Infidelity Impacts Kids

It was Rakshabandhan day – a festival that families typically celebrate together – that ended in tragedy for a family. The mother consumed poison, the father was taken into police custody, and three teenaged children were left to fend for themselves. All because the father had an affair and the photographs of him and the other woman having sex went viral. This incident did not take place in the big, bad city but in a small, sleepy hamlet in Kumaon.  Impulsive decisions can be made by anyone, anywhere. However, when such decisions are made by parents, children get sucked...

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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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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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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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