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The hands that rock our cradles and steady our lives

The hands that rock our cradles and steady our lives

“Sometimes when you pick up your child you can feel the map of your own bones beneath your hands, or smell the scent of your skin in the nape of his neck. This is the most...

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Mums Make our World go Rock-n-Roll

Mums Make our World go Rock-n-Roll

Can mothers be friends?? Well, perhaps this question will invite different answers from different individuals. But come to think of it, have our mothers not been our friend at...

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Like Mother, Like Daughter

Like Mother, Like Daughter

Usually, girls are likened to their fathers, “daddy’s little princess”, as they are often called. However, the bond between a mother and her daughter is also not to be...

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Build Trust with your Teenage Daughter

Build Trust with your Teenage Daughter

Teenage years are perhaps the most turbulent times of a child's life. For parents, this is a trying time because handling adolescent children is a different ball-game. Things...

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Why should boys get more attention ?

Why should boys get more attention ?

The Indian society, unfortunately, is a lot about hypocrisy and irony. While it is held as the land where many Goddesses are worshipped as the emblem of power, it is in this...

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Making A Stranger Your Own

Making A Stranger Your Own

Adopting a child is a very significant decision for a couple, which presumes that the child will be well-accepted and showered with due care, affection and love. It also implies...

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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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Don’t mollycoddle your child!

Don’t mollycoddle your child!

Parenting is hard and fraught with worries and tensions, we agree. For new parents, the world suddenly revolves around a tiny, squalling human being and they suddenly realise...

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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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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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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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Tips to take care of new born baby, your bundle of joy !

Tips to take care of new born baby, your bundle of joy !

The last few days of pregnancy are full of apprehension for the new mother. Once the new bundle of joy arrives it brings with it unprecedented happiness and never ending...

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