V – The Virtual life

When I was small, life was governed by, "What others would say?" "Our name will get maligned!" And I grew up hating these kind of sentences. Why should I care about what others say? That single sentence gave rise to the rebel in me. My mother still worries a lot about others opinions while I … Continue reading V – The Virtual life

U – Help them Understand their Worries

What does a child know about being worried? He doesn't have office deadlines! Nor does he need to think about bills! He doesn't have a house, a spouse or a kid to take care of! We often brush the concerns of our children under the carpet! However, if right from start we help them learn … Continue reading U – Help them Understand their Worries

T – Travel with your kids

In late 80's and 90's, travelling was an extravaganza especially for the upper middle class family. My only outing with my parents had been the college trips my dad would accompany. When I took admission in GMC Aurangabad, Maharashtra, that was my first train journey ever. I had been so fascinated with all the stops … Continue reading T – Travel with your kids

S – Parental Interference in Schools

A2Z Blogging is a Herculean task. With letter R, we finished 3 weeks into the challenge and our 4th week starts with letter "S". I had been contemplating many issues with S, S could have been the strength you are for your child but it would be a repetition, or stress in children which is … Continue reading S – Parental Interference in Schools

R – The Reading Habit

Born to teachers, living in the vicinity of a postgraduate college library, books have been my best friends. Call me eccentric, call me nerd, it does not matter. I do read almost 5-6 books each month, despite being a full time doctor, wife and a working mom. One of my colleagues gave me a 200 … Continue reading R – The Reading Habit

Q – Do not Quit

There are times in your life when whatever you do seems to backfire. The little child who would make you laugh on his antics is no longer little. He does not listen to you anymore and it seems he's slipping away from you. The house which resonated with laughters, now hears only loud volumes and … Continue reading Q – Do not Quit

P – Flexible Parenting

What kind of household did you grow in? Imagine the scenario! A child is going to appear for his boards in a months time and wants to go to a friends house after school, in order to study together. 1. "No, you cannot go to your friends house after school. Come back and study. Exams … Continue reading P – Flexible Parenting

O – Don’t Overprotect

Remember that feeling when you hold your baby for the 1st time. They seem so small, tiny and fragile, and within that one moment all apprehensions, all worries become transfixed at protecting and nurturing this little soul. That's when a parent is born. Everything from then on is about them, when to feed them, when … Continue reading O – Don’t Overprotect

N – Are you a Nagging parent?

Parent: Enough of screen time! Get up and finish your homework now ! 😡 Child: Just 5 minutes Mom ! The video is about to end. 10 minutes later (A louder volume) Parent: Get up now ! Your whole homework is pending and you are sitting in front of this idiot box. You are definitely … Continue reading N – Are you a Nagging parent?

M – The Joys of Mundane

I was an achiever child in my school. Hailing from a small non descript town, I had always scored well and would always be a ranker in the school. Of course, my parents being educationists this was something they were proud of and I did extra effort to grab that limelight. Being an achiever was … Continue reading M – The Joys of Mundane