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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Book Review: The Curious Case of The Sweet and Spicy Sweetshop

Book Review: The Curious Case of The Sweet and Spicy Sweetshop

What happens in a sleepy, rainy small town somewhere in India? Nothing much, you’d say. What if a there’s a sweetshop with sweets named coconut apple rolls and jamun barfi? Gets interesting, isn’t it? What if there were ghosts too? This gets curious. And now, throw in two kids who land up at the sweetmaker’s house, each claiming to be the offspring of his estranged sister. Perfect recipe for a delicious, nail-biting thriller, that’s as tempting as the sweets in the story.

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Dear stress, let’s breakup!!! (School / Syllabus / Stress)

Dear stress, let’s breakup!!!  (School / Syllabus / Stress)

School, Syllabus and Stress – these three topics are interlinked with each other. The kindergarten is about to begin with their new term. When a toddler goes to a play house or preschool or kindergarten, it is a transition in a toddler’s life. As parents we prepare our children, step by step,  for these transitions to make the journey smooth, comfortable and acceptable. But, here I feel, we as parents, also go through a transition. We need to…

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Book Giveaway – Let’s Do This Together

Book Giveaway – Let’s Do This Together

So, we laid our hands on this awesome book full of stories that cleverly contain everyday math problems for parents and children to solve together by Lubaina Bandukwala and Vineeta Kanoria. The book is so much fun that we thought we’ll share it with you too – yes, you can get the book for FREE, only by solving this interesting problem from the book with your child. All you have to do is to answer the question in a comment here, and we will select a lucky winner from all the correct responses! Ready? Let’s Do This Together!!

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Stir the Passion, Stew the Fun at The Culinary Lounge

Stir the Passion, Stew the Fun at The Culinary Lounge

The team at the Culinary Lounge want the children to enjoy the process of cooking and eating, and have a variety of experiences to offer them. At the classroom of flavors and tastes, you can choose a Kids Cooking Class, enroll into Young Chef Program, and host a Kids private birthday party or sign up for a Culinary Summer camp.

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In the Limelight – 6 Drama / Theater Groups in Hyderabad for the Actor in your Child

In the Limelight – 6 Drama / Theater Groups in Hyderabad for the Actor in your Child

With numerous benefits of drama and acting on young minds, theater groups in the city are soaring with workshops. Not only does performing arts promote the development of physical, emotional and social attitude, but also it creates a natural liking towards culture and arts.

Here is a list of best Theater groups in Hyderabad to let you child think out of the box.

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It’s Playtime – Best Indoor Play Zones in Hyderabad!

It’s Playtime – Best Indoor Play Zones in Hyderabad!

Indoor play areas in Hyderabad are trending fast.

They offer a safe environment, assistance with toys, pretend play areas, science zone and other learning aids. Kids are delighted to play with kids of their age in a larger area jumping, sliding and having fun. Most of these play zones offer birthday party space with décor and food for hassle free celebrations. They offer hourly packages and membership discounts to keep it light on pockets.

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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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11 Things we Learn at School other than Academics

11 Things we Learn at School other than Academics

As the new year starts, parents start visiting the schools for admission forms. Every parent will have a vision of a school that will help his or her child to learn and achieve ambitions and aspirations. The parents will check the reputation of the schools by looking at the board results of the school. And when a child doesn’t get admission into a particular school the parents had hoped for, a big disappointment sets in….

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New Year’s Resolution: Motivate Your Child and Make It Stick

New Year’s Resolution: Motivate Your Child and Make It Stick

Raising responsible, motivated children with healthy self-esteem is certainly not an easy task. However, by enabling your child to focus on their interests and encouraging them through positive reinforcement, you’ll be able to spark their long-term, internal motivation.

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