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What Do You Do When Parents Often Keep Correcting You?

And I’m curious to know that how can something that’s true for one person can be true for ALL? When a parent says things like — Why did you speak like that….if you had spoken this way, things would have worked. (Oh, I forgot to ask you before and now I have learned my lesson.)Don’t…

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Have You Taught Your Kids Cooking This Way? Quarantine Parenting Activity-1

In this period of lockdown in India for 21 days since March 25th, 2020, I believe that we all are blessed and fortunate to see many trainers, coaches, teachers, and artists who are selflessly offering their services to engage, entertain and teach our kids. As the days are passing by and every new activity seems…

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COVID-19 Fun Exercise Games & Indoor Activities For Kids To Replace Outdoor Fun

If we ask our children - "Do you want to stay in or go out to play with friends?" Obviously, their reply would be to play outdoors. It's an inherent human nature to enjoy being outside. And this stands true and strong for children if we think back of our own childhood days, especially the…

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Are We Obsessed With Perfecting Our Child By Teaching Them What We Want Them To Learn?

Ting...Ting...Ting...My son kept hitting the mallet stick on the xylophone bars. He obviously didn't know to play it, but the sound of it got him excited. As a father, I want him to have fun and enjoy but as a parent, I start to look at perfection. So, I did a bit of hand-holding and…

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A Parenting Perspective -Tired of Yelling, Nagging, Advising, Repeating?

How often do parents use a combination of scolding, advising, threatening, criticising, lecturing and even go the extent of thrashing their child, hoping and believing that this is one of the best methods to give children a piece of their mind. I was young, probably in my 4th grade. My mum was working at a…

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Why Mindful Parenting Works?

The Cambridge dictionary explains the meaning of mindful as - deliberately aware of your body, mind, and feelings in the present moment in order to create a feeling of calm. The word mindful has recently been more in practice in a spiritual context and most importantly it's widely used in therapeutic mental and physical well-being. But does it…

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The Story About The Eagle In Childhood Matters Logo

Everyone around us is making a sincere effort to make this world a better place for the upcoming generations to live. Organizing peace campaign, green campaign, equality campaign, health campaign and any other campaign that you can think of to create awareness for a better society and an environment. Statistics, on the other hand, does…

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5 TedTalks That Will Help You Raise Successful Kids

"Why do I listen to TedTalks, especially on the subject of parenting?", my wife asks me with curiosity. And I say, "most of the speakers out there have experienced different things or have done things differently and their stories, research data, views, findings of their experiments, opinions, and thoughts, they are highly informative and inspiring."…

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Building Stronger Ties With My Son

There is a famous saying, "you can learn many things from children. How much patience you have for instance" - Franklin P. Jones. Little infants are cute when their gleaming big eyes are staring into ours. They are cuter when they giggle and laugh even at the silliest of things like looking at a poster or…

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Is Parenting A Skill To Be Learnt?

Every parent has their own journey and their own style of parenting. No matter how good our intentions are, we will still make mistakes. The fact that those mistakes impact our children is a hard pill to swallow. And when a parent slaps a child right across those soft cheeks and if I have to…

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Eating More From The Earth

In February 2017 whilst backpacking in Thailand is when we (I and my wife, Deepika) met this wonderful and inspiring couple who are raw vegans for over 15 years. We were staying in a hostel and for two consecutive days while having breakfast, we observed this couple eating one full watermelon each. They had cut…

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Parenting – The New School Grandfather

Once a small chubby baby had now grown into a sweet little three-year-old girl, Dia. As she grew there was this one thing that she couldn't let go of, a habit that's a nightmare for many early parents. Dia wasn't ready to let go of her feeding bottle and start using glasses instead. Her parents…

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Only Those Who Have Lost Can Tell – Thoughts at a Funeral

I am not sure if God decides the birth and death of a person. And there is no proof so as to prove who decides the fate of a being. But every time when someone passes away, God is accused, criticized and questioned. And it's OK to ask answers from the one whom you trust…

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You Are Beautiful. Please Don’t Say It To Anyone

Veera was a chirpy talkative girl. And she would often talk alone, answering her own questions about life, relationships, rituals, and her strong affinity with nature. She would talk to strangers on the bus, sharing her dream of living on a top of a mountain in a small mud house. Her friend was once surprised…

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Beware – You Are Being Watched By Your Children

If you want your children to grow into responsible beings and live life happily. A simple practice would take you closer to the values that you want to see in them. And the below two different situations are strong anecdotes of today's stressful living where connections between the parent and the child are fragile and…

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Top 5 New Year Resolutions for Parents

As the new year approaches, there is a promising zeal and hope that the next year would be more positive, beautiful and a belief that you will get one step closer to turning your dreams into actions.  As parent's, managing both work and family could be an arduous task. And no matter how hard you…