She looked at me wistfully and shook her head, “Why did you blow up like that? He is just a kid.” I nod miserably. “It’s okay; go ahead and give him a hug. He will understand. And remember next time — patience and empathy, and you will glide through the difficult situation.” I muttered to Read More →

For parents, a movie outing with younger kids is like a roller-coaster experience. One does not have any idea how the journey would pan out. So, normally we go for family movies – read movies where a lot of other kids are present so that your child’s din gets drowned out in the commotion. Or Read More →

Mr. and Mrs. Kramer go for a family outing with their two children, Ron and Vanessa. Vanessa is 6 years old and extremely bratty, prone to tantrums. Their friends, Mr. and Mrs. Brown have a son who is Ron’s age, Darius. Darius and Ron, the teenagers, enjoy picnics together, as they are thick friends. They Read More →

Yes, it is true that one of the phases that I dread as a parent is when my children will turn teens. I know all about imparting correct values but the sheer rebellion that one faces in that phase can be daunting. Besides there is always a clash in our values and thinking which now Read More →

Couple of days back, I went to watch English Vinglish in the theater with my kids after reading some really good reviews of the movie. Well, those reviews were not wrong, and the movie was time well spent. I am not attempting a review here. I wanted to talk about a very important and relevant Read More →

Parenting is so complex, any which way. But all of us educated types have brought in huge doses of egos in our methods. What I mean to say is that because I am well educated and well read, I might not be so open to receiving advice about my parenting methods. Because, it is a Read More →