Time for a son-rise

The newspapers and news channels are full of disturbing headlines on the ever increasing brutalization of women. Media, social activists, youth leaders, politicians, and lawmakers are crying hoarse for fast track courts, stringent laws, increased patrolling and more. Some go a step further and decide that girls should follow the protocol of dressing, walking and…

Internet Safety Tips to Keep Children Safe Online

Many parents across the world have lost their sleep and sanity in the wake of the recent deaths of children attributed to the killer online game “The BlueWhale Challenge”. Blue Whale challenge is just one of the many possibilities lurking out there to grab the attention of our children. It is a sad but inevitable…

Am I becoming a pressure parent?

With vacations over and the school reopened with full fervor, the home has become relatively quieter and dull. The kids have got busy with schoolwork. It’s every (Indian) parents dream to see their kids busy with books (at all times!). Our pride in our kids (and on our value system) is directly proportional to the…

Are we telling our girls the right stories?

My daughter aged seven is excited every time someone gets her a new story book. Over time her enthusiasm has paled. She once grumbled “All stories are same”, and I tried to reason with her, with some momma jargon that she must inculcate the habit of reading. Of course, it didn’t work the way I expected. Obviously.…

Dealing with an angry child

As parents and teachers one of the most important lessons we can impart to our children is to help them develop respect for themselves and others, and for this, we must see children as worthy human beings and be sincere in dealing with them.