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Gratitude is a skill that needs to be practiced!

Google says, “Gratitude” is a quality of being thankful, showing appreciation for and returning it with kindness. Absolutely true! Although rightly defined, but considering the plethora of thankless people around, I wonder if we are able to identify, feel and project this emotion anymore! I feel, we often confuse this term with “frustration due to deprivation”. For instance, when we…

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Ways to inquire and bond with your child post school!

When my three year old started school, I was more excited than he was! Obviously, he didn’t have any clue as to what school meant and hence, sensed the excitement and apprehension through me. Nonetheless, the moment he stepped inside the school building, he realized the place was going to be a different zone than home. He clutched my hand…

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Dealing with unsolicited parenting advice!

In life, there’s no dearth of advice, opinion, statements etc. However, the cycle manifolds with the arrival of a baby. Despite having the willingness to have a baby, a parent is often assumed to be an unwilling  creature to learn about parenting and hence the advises galore! Right from birth, as in how good or bad the normal vs. C-section is…

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Why being an “Authoritative Parent” is the most productive form of parenting!

In an age where the trend in parenting has undergone a major paradigm shift, due to increased exposure and awareness, the need to understand the art of balancing or withholding ourselves from becoming that “excessively-obsessed-about-everything-in-my-child’s-life”, is thrusting a bigger challenge on us than mere parenting! Our higher disposable incomes, coupled with our increased awareness and not to mention, that self-obsession…

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Understanding the world of toddlers!

Just about a year ago, when my kid turned two, somebody very sweetly told me that it was the time I ‘should’ be enjoying amidst the chaos thrown at me by a two year old. No matter how chaotic and upside down the world would turn out to be, yet I was supposed to enjoy my life with him. At…

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Importance of regular physical activity

In an age of sedentary lifestyle, gadgets, stressful work life of parents and much more, planning a physical routine for kids is becoming dismal. While we may think of compensating that with hordes of toys and several other activity boxes, yet the truth doesn’t get sidelined. Truth, in its most blatant form, is that there is no antidote for a…

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Ideas to fuel healthy eating in toddlers and preschoolers

“My kid is a fussy eater!” How many times have you heard that from parents? I bet more than you can remember. Now that dialogue isn’t new to us, especially the mothers of toddlers or preschoolers. We all have surpassed that phase (some of us might still be going through) when kids make life and parenting a huge challenge. Often…

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Celebrating festivals the right way with our children!

With the Indian festival of lights or “Diwali” around the corner, the festive season continues with its share of merry making, rejoicing, shopping and lots of binge eating of course! However, while all of us dwell in all these superficial aspects of merrymaking, we need to understand that festivals are about celebrating something bigger. It’s a momentarily pause to connect…

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