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?
We have all heard of and indeed many of us are Gen X & Gen Y. With the proliferation of iPads, iPhones, iPods, surely our children are “Gen i”. They are born around smartphones and tablets and are truly digital natives. It is of little surprise then, that they easily surpass us in the understanding… Read More How Much Is Too Much Technology For Today’s Kids? Is It Any Use Even Stopping Them?
I was born and brought up in Delhi and lived there my entire life. In a reverse of Chetan Bhagat’s novel “2 States”, I, a Punjabi married a Tamilian. My husband had also spent a large part of his life in Delhi. So much so, that often he was known as a Delhite with a South… Read More How A Move From Delhi To Chennai For My Mixed Family Meant Unlearning Our Earlier Way Of Life!
When we were expecting our first child, my husband and I were faced with the question of where we shall leave the baby once I started working again. While there was still time to figure it out, it was difficult to decide how to go about it. Like many other couples in our generation, we… Read More Working mom or Stay at home Mom?