Parenting has undergone a sea of changes over the years. Today’s parents behave differently from the previous generations due to changes in environment – social, external and internal. Here are some ways in which I feel parenting has evolved – Indulging in free play – When we were kids, our parents didn’t enrol us in… Read More Kal, aaj aur kal
Learning comes from all quarters and it’s surprising how much we can actually learn from our little ones. They test our patience, drive us crazy, entertain us, make us laugh and at the same time open our eyes to perspectives difficult to imagine coming from such young and innocent minds. Here are 5 simple life lessons my 5 year old taught me – This too… Read More 5 things I learnt from my 5 year old
The trickiest and most challenging part of rearing a child is to get them to eat. I know many moms whose biggest concern all day is to feed their child and they end up spending several hours a day doing just that. My son thankfully didn’t trouble us as much while eating. I feel the… Read More Tips to develop good eating habits in children
Different parenting styles, different outlooks, different shades, different perspectives but deep inside all that mothers have is deep love for their child! Here I define the different kinds of moms – SOCIAL MOM Socially active mom gets her dose of energy by meeting new people and striking new friendships. Leave her in a room full… Read More 11 Different kinds of moms
It was one of those rare days when I was craving for Maggi. I asked my 5 year old son whether he wanted some. There was excitement in his eyes. Of course he did! He was surprised that his Mamma was offering Maggi instead of healthier alternatives. Usually he had to try hard to convince… Read More Parenting is like cooking maggi
Bearing the loss of loved ones is difficult for all of us. It probably is even tougher for a toddler who cannot express himself completely with words. My “brave” son, in his toddler years, lost two of his great grandmothers, in a span of little over a year, and he was extremely close to both… Read More Loved ones as stars in the sky!
Children take different routes to the same destination. They will all grow up eventually but develop at their own pace. There’s no right way or right time for reaching the development milestones – let them take their time. Babies develop at wildly different rates and just because you have the desire to raise an over achiever… Read More The milestone race!
Any parent would agree that, right from when they are expecting a child to when the child is old enough to express its needs, they need all the help they can get. Traditional wisdom believed that a child has the best ability to become a healthy adult if the entire community plays an active role… Read More It takes a village to raise a child!
Having a child is a wonderful experience. But it comes with a lot of pressures. The one pressure I can never understand is, “When are you having your second child?” There is almost a social consensus in India that only “four (parents & 2 children) is company”; two or three are incomplete. At times, the… Read More When are you having your next child?
The term “part-time parent” is interesting. What exactly does it mean? It seems to have been used first for mothers working in an office environment. Since they were not around for part of the day to take care of their children, they were referred to as “part-time” moms while women who were at home the… Read More Are fathers only part-time parents?