When my 8 years old asked- How lion gives puppy?

Every parent finds themselves in this sticky situation. It can come in any shape- An innocent - Daddy how was I born? Pat comes our reply - A stork brought you or we prayed to the god and he gifted us or We went to a hospital and got you..... The child's curiosity is met... Continue Reading →

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Extended Lockdown period-How to change the challenge into an opportunity for you and your children?

The golden rule is- Steal moments that boosts your sense of accomplishment and gives you a sense of control in the FIRST HALF OF THE DAY. Lockdown gives you an opportunity to be your own boss. Remember the one you had or have in your professional life- who was too hard to please or who... Continue Reading →

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My child called me a PIG

There are few relationships where words and actions hurt more. Parent-child relationship is one such. For all the efforts that parents put in towards raising their children, there are times when they can't avoid - "I hate you"'s coming in. Here are few tips that could help you to better deal with this.

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Road from sibling rivalry to cooperation…

Are you struggling with a constant sibling conflict at home? It is natural for siblings to step into each other’s domain, feel threatened by the other person’s presence or having to share the resources (including parents’ attention).
Here are some tips that can help.

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Are you leaving a window for your child to make amends?

Generally when a misbehavior happens or if the behavior of the child doesn't match with our expectations (!!), we want to drive to the child that this was wrong and it can have consequences. Now tricky thing is in a bid to see the impact of the consequences on the child's posturing and to add more gravity to the situation we may end up with more than required reaction.....taking the focus away from the child.

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Separation-Is this the right thing to do for my child?

Often we need to take decisions on behalf of our child and for the family. Some of them could seem to be backfiring with high implications. It can be tough balancing a office bound life and the expectations of our little ones...for everybody to be around all the times. And on top of it the bugging question-Is my child ready to step out of the comfort of the home. Here are a few tips that could help.

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Sick child? How to make it easier on you

Are you finding yourself getting stressed out on how to handle the change in behavior of your sick child. Sometimes even a regression to older milestone (infant moving back to breakmilk from solids or preschooler starting bed wetting again).
Here are some tips on how to get a better hand on the situation.

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Sharing between siblings…Is it a myth?

Often children are so overwhelmed with emotions that their reasoning goes for a toss. Verbalizing the situation for them can help to better empathize with each other. They build an ability to see each other’s perspective and eventually share more in a secure environment.

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My child knows…but doesn’t do

Many times we come across a situation where we know that our child can do it and has done it in the past....and we cannot fathom why is he or she not doing it now? Well, the questions for us are- Is knowing something enough a drive to actually do the thing? Is it how it works even in the adult world! And what can we do to make it easier to bridge the gap for our children?

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Balancing Consequences and Rewards

Often giving a consequence to our child comes the easiest to us. There is science behind it. It is very good in short term, the non desirable action of our child immediately stops. However in the long term does it work is the question for us?

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Why my child is not standing up for himself?

How tough it is to watch our little one being submissive in front of his friends. We get flooded with thoughts.. 'Why is my child not taking a stand for himself"..."How is he letting himself being pushed like that". We want to immediately set it right for him. Does it help?

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It was not me. It was fluffy.

The make believe world of our young children could be enticing and endearing to join in. In case it is touching our sensibilities, understanding what part of the act is bothering could help us with a more effective response. Read on....

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My toddler insists on being awake at 2 am

Devise your own style which puts minimal effort on your part and minimal touch points with the child. Moot point is, child must understand through our actions (and not elaborate words) that Parents and Environment are different during day time and during night time. Here are few tips that can help to understand "Whats going on?"

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