Books for a Rainy Day – Take your pick!

Books for a Rainy Day – Take your pick!

The music of raindrops falling, the sweet smell of the earth, the cool breeze and the greenery all around – what do you need apart from a cup of hot chocolate and a good book to curl up on the couch with on a rainy day! Here we are, with a list of some super picks of the books based on rains. Bet the kids are going to enjoy them immensely!

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Does Yelling Make You a Bad Parent?

Does Yelling Make You a Bad Parent?

But does yelling really make you a bad parent? There are times when you end up doing it unconsciously, and there are times when you realise you could have done without it. But is it fair to weigh yourself down with the guilt of damaging their psyche on a permanent basis? After all, there are enough and more articles and opinions that talk about how detrimental it is to yell at our kids, and that there is no bigger villain than a parent who shouts! While I am in no way encouraging or justifying yelling, I
want us to take a more realistic look at it, and the implications of yelling for the parent and for the child. And here are my few bits.

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Introducing KidEngage Social – and Here’s What’s New!

Introducing KidEngage Social – and Here’s What’s New!

We’re so excited to welcome you to the all-new KidEngage – and it is Social now!

With all the encouragement, and the interactions that we had with the parents, we felt the need to connect the parents to each other and to the passionate people driving the various activities, events, educational initiatives and hand-picked products. And we want to do this for cities all across India. Enter KidEngage Social – where a parent can add a post, share her views, or seek opinions. As step one in this growth, we are launching KidEngage Social in the cities of Hyderabad and Bangalore, where we are already present. Very soon, we will be opening up the platform to ALL the major cities in India – our next step in the growth of the platform.

Go ahead, check it out now!

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The Cat who loves to talk and do Good Deeds – Meet Mishkkaa!

The Cat who loves to talk and do Good Deeds – Meet Mishkkaa!

When I first got to know of Mishkkaa – the Billi of Hollywood, I was amused. Here was a girl, who is talking so sensibly and simply about causes relevant to children, and society in general, and yet, the sweetness of her age is intact in the way she decides to name her YouTube channel (“I like cats, and I like Hollywood” was the story behind the name as she told me later!). I got in touch with her through her mother Ekta, and she agreed to talk to me more about her channel, and herself.

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For the Love of Reading

For the Love of Reading

Looking back, I think the reading aloud was the biggest contributor in making him a reader. He hardly ever went to sleep without having a story read to him, and I saw my husband happily taking over the bedtime ritual of reading. It’s the sacrosanct father-son bonding time, but the roles have been reversed – it’s the boy who reads the story for his dad now.

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5 reasons you should hug your child everyday

5 reasons you should hug your child everyday

Not that hugging needs any reason, but it helps if we know that hugging the children is also scientifically proven to be beneficial for them. So, anytime you find yourself or your child stressed, recount these benefits to their physical and emotional well-being, and pause for a cuddle!

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The Cookie Monsters – Child-Friendly Recipes for the Junior Chef!

The Cookie Monsters – Child-Friendly Recipes for the Junior Chef!

Freshly baked cookies have a charm of their own – the fresh taste, the crumbling texture, and the aroma that awakens your senses! Truly the stuff that the childhood dreams are made of. To make their childhood sweeter, here are two easy-peasy and healthy cookies recipes for the junior chefs so that they can do their own baking! Don your chef hat, and start off!

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Here are 8 New Year Resolutions For Our Family! What About Yours?

Here are 8 New Year Resolutions For Our Family! What About Yours?

Another year has flown by, and here we are, looking back at what we did or did not do in the past year! While putting my 7 year old to bed, I thought this would be a good time to get him to understand reflecting and planning for the year ahead. And we’ve come up with this list. Will you share your list with us?

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