parenting

Can parents ever be good 'friends'?

Can parents ever be good 'friends'?

Almost everyone holds the belief that ideally parents should develop a friendship with their children. Though during one’s growing up years, children are usually “dependent” on...

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Pink for my baby boy

Pink for my baby boy

Walk into any department store and go to the baby section. All the outfits, accessories and toys for girls are shades of pink, purple and yellow with floral prints, polka dots...

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Caught in the crossfire

Caught in the crossfire

Marriages are often made in heaven- that’s the age old saying and that’s what we would all like to believe. Nowadays, unfortunately, heaven seems very far away as marriages seem...

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Children require rules and attention

Children require rules and attention

All children tend to test their parents’ expectations. At times they misbehave to get something - an object, attention and peer approval. Parents can be too permissive as they...

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To You, My Dear Child

To You, My Dear Child

A touching letter from a mother to her grown-up. Each and every emotion she had acknowledged through the passing years have been put to words beautifully. ...

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Treat your differently-abled child with extra love and care

Treat your differently-abled child with extra love and care

It is indeed true that one does not understand the complete profundity and subtlety of a situation unless they are faced with it or it concerns them directly. In cases of...

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Our child is Our Teacher

Our child is Our Teacher

Encouraging adults to think and behave like children as a psychological tool can sometimes be used to teach them to fully live life and let go of the various problems we...

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Raising Twins

Raising Twins

Double Trouble or Double the Fun? ...

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Show your kids respect

Show your kids respect

Children are considered to be little angels who are meant to be showered with oodles of love and affection. It is true that no matter how much a child grows up, for a parent he...

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Chores and why children need to do them

Chores and why children need to do them

Often wondered how perfectly happy kids turn out to be feckless, irresponsible, and indifferent towards the family? Many people have. Specifically, many parents have wondered...

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No to maid aid!

No to maid aid!

Someone has been complaining constantly to me about how miserable her life is because she doesn’t have a maid and she spends her time scolding her husband for not being...

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How to be a "cool mom" without breaking boundaries

How to be a "cool mom" without breaking boundaries

Ads on television these days depict society’s idea of the ideal mother; she is well-dressed, even at 7am, and is in sync with every aspect of her child’s lives, from their love...

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Keeping children busy at home

Keeping children busy at home

The kids will be back to school in couple of weeks and you as a parent will try to fill in evenings with activities. Often parents become an unorganized mess, running around...

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Talking about abuse to young children: Overwhelming but necessary

Talking about abuse to young children: Overwhelming but necessary

Childhood is a time for budding friendships, playing in the park, learning new things and discovering plenty of toys. It is every parent’s wish for their child to enjoy their...

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