Category: Parenting

Parenting Hack#1: The Inclusion

Yesterday I was in the park playing with the kids … Bhargav loves being social and runs behind every child who is full of energy … But none play with him. They stop and stare at him … Some stop by and ask me " Aunty, what is wrong with him"? Some kids giggle and pass comments … But yesterday was a different day altogether … I called these bunch of kids for a story telling session  I told them a story about how a child was a little different and how the other kids helped him and played...

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A Single Mom’s Guide on How To Handle Stress

Being a single parent is not easy and in our society, being a single mom is even more difficult. As a mother, you want the best for your children even if you have to handle almost everything single-handedly. At times, the pressure and stress become overpowering and that is when one needs to look at ways and methods to reduce the stress in order to stay sane and in control. If you are a single mom then this would be truly helpful as these tips and guidelines will help you take it easy and handle the stress well. It’s...

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An Open Letter to Indian Parents

Dear parents, Expressing certain things verbally is not an easy task, particularly when it’s the heart talking. No, don’t worry. I’m not writing this letter to pour out the plights that plague my heart. Rather, I’m writing this for the millions of teenagers on the brink of adulthood, and the million other young adults already there. Bear with me, for this may take a while. Be patient, as you were with all my silly questions when I was a little child, for I am going to ask you seven more today. Even if their answers seem obvious, pause and...

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Domestic Violence :Common Myths & Beliefs

Domestic Violence has been prevalent in our country since ages now and even when our nation is progressing the cases of domestic abuse and trauma is on the rise. However, women now in some strata of our society have started to raise their voice against this crime.Yes, it is a crime. To subject someone to physical, emotional, financial, sexual and mental abuse can be no less than a crime. A woman can be subjected to domestic violence at any point of time and till the time they are counseled or educated to stand up against those who are subjecting...

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A Little Pause That Changed Everything

"Mumma! She called loudly as soon as she entered the house, stamping her feet . You need to do something about my facial hair. I want to get rid of them, at least from my upper lip and eye brows. I am so annoyed by them and everyone makes fun of me and my moustache at school. Why am I the only one with so much hair in my class? I hate them. My daughter was fuming in anger and irritation.  "You're just 13. I got it done when I was 19." "Why do you compare yourself with others?"...

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