Ritu Vaishnav’s Pink and Blue is an attempt by a mother to initiate a dialogue with her little one about gender stereotypes. It encourages kids to question these notions before they begin to shape their thinking and offers adults an opportunity to initiate this very necessary discussion. A discussion that needs to happen – it’s never too early, or too late! While we reviewed the book, there were some questions in our mind that we wanted to ask Ritu, and she agreed to answer them for us.Read More
Many parents fall into the trap of using tech gadgets to distract their kids just for that one hour while you take a shower and make lunch. But this seemingly benign habit can quickly spiral into an everyday activity as they grow fond of their cartoons, games and their colorful digital worlds. And we all know how this can affect their long-term well being.Read More
Parenthood is a perpetual and continual process. Something that only has a beginning but no end. Giving birth is like throwing a blob of clay on the potter’s wheel. From that moment on, you ought to lend it a hand to shape it constantly. If one chooses to be passive through it, he can only expect an ill-formed spirit that fills his heart with frustration and regrets.Read More
In my experience, there is no happy or perfect life out there. It is just precious moments that we consciously strive to have with our loved ones. So, its totally up to to us how we prioritise our commitments, compartmentalise work and home life in order to strike the perfect balance. Believe me, it is not a one day thing , one has to work really hard to maintain this on a daily basis as there will be many parenting hacks one would need and sometimes they might fail too. So we get up each day with a new parenting strategy in place, hoping hard that this one will work this time.Read More
There are some obvious factors that affect child behaviour – like child abuse and bullying in schools.
However, there are few factors that do not exactly ring on top of our heads while analysing the cause for a sudden change in child behaviour.
Parenting books can entertain, inform and enlighten without being prescriptive and preachy, as well as make parents feel calmer! Though some parenting books do present content with “steps” or a “plan”, there are a few parenting books that are both reassuring and challenging! They remind us that to be a parent who is present, and forgiving, and kind, you must first be all of these things to yourself!Read More
Taking responsibility is one of the most defining milestones in an individual’s personality development towards adulthood.
It is when a person learns to accept the way they feel, think and behave that they can feel better in control of their lives and be socially responsible individuals. As children, we tend to blame someone or others for our own mistakes and mishaps but as we grow up we learn to take responsibility.Read More
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?Read More
How many of us look back at childhood and wish we were introduced to money and financial tips at an early age?
Unfortunately, only a few schools teach the importance of saving, spending and investing money. Learning about credit and balancing an account is a life skill as important to being a successful adult as reading, writing and arithmetic. Children want to learn about money and, depending on their age, they should be taught this basic skill.Read More
Moms and Guilt, the relation between both is unbreakable “FEVICOL KA MAZBOOT JOD HAI” . Every one of us has a little or more guilt in us, but women have the most. And when a woman becomes a mother, the proportion of Guilt rises exponentially. Amongst the thousands of guilts that most moms have,here are 4 that are most common, and the ways you can get out of it!Read More