Category: Parenting

The Power of Positive Communication

Our words weave the magic with our children. We, as parents have the ability to encourage and inspire our children. We also have the ability to discourage and degrade our children, all with the magic of our words.  Words we use to communicate with one another are like knife. In the hands of a skilled surgeon, a knife can bring about beauty and restore life. However, in the hands of a careless or ignorant person, a knife can destroy everything. Are we playing the role of a skilled surgeon to our kids; who uses words to cut out the negativity? Or are we playing the ignorant parent who wounds and hurts with words? Take a moment to reflect on this.    Do you remember the last time your kid asked you for something? Could have been your time, your attention, help with a problem? And you snapped asking your kid to deal with it, as you were stressed! Or you, still in the work mode, wagged the finger at your kid saying something along the lines of "Can't you see I'm talking, don't interrupt". Sounds familiar? Did you see the dejection in your kid’s eyes while she turned away and resigned to a corner of the room? You would agree it happens to the best of us.   Why is the right communication important?  Language is one of the most powerful tools available to us parents because it has the power...

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A mom’s dilemma – When to start work?

It was a cool spring morning in early April. I sat at Momma's kitchen table clutching my precious baby girl to my chest. It was to be my first day back at work since her birth, and the thought of leaving my baby was tearing me apart. I had waited so long to have a child and now was considering leaving her for a majority of the day, five days a week. What in the world was I thinking? My mother, a parent of three, had never worked outside the home when we were growing up. Momma had so...

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Talking to children about sex!

Why Children are often exposed to sex and overt sexuality quite early in life, whether it is in the form of popular songs, such as “Sheila ki javani”, or more direct and harmful ways, such as exposure to pornography and sexual abuse. While children do not have the maturity to understand what sex and sexuality are, they do experience some discomfort and/or curiosity when exposed to it. Depending upon how the situation is handled by the parents, they also have some feelings attached to the topic. Children and teenagers often have many questions, which they might try to ask,...

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Happy Kids , Happy Parents

Becoming a mother or a father is one of the greatest thing to happen to a human being , but you bet being a parent is completely different. Its a long process of learning which starts from the day baby comes in a mother’s womb and goes on and on and on… Parenting is a art which needs to be learnt, acquired and trust me it can be mastered too As your child grows one thing to remember which will ease out a lot of stress from your life is We will start off with the few basics which, if followed will take you a long way and make both     yours and your child’s journey much easier and happier. The Golden rule – “ Please remember your child is a individual treat him like one , no matter how old your child his treat him with respect at all times “ A child will have a mind of his own, mood of his own, emotions of his own, likes and dislikes of his own. Avoid loading him with your desires and wants. Respect their mood swings don’t forget you have your times too. LISTEN Yes, listen , listen to the smallest of thing, silliest of story, even the anger hatred , for children are the simplest and most innocent and with them every emotion will have a expression...

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