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Why I’ll Be A Mom Who Says Yes [A Lot More!] Often

It’s natural to say ‘No’ to your child often, because you are worried for her health. But is there a way to be a Yes Mom? Find out! Few days back I had the opportunity to attend an enriching panel discussion on how to be a #yesmom organised by Cipla at the launch of their product …

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10 Skills That Competitive Sport Develops In A Child

We should let children enjoy their childhood as these carefree days will never come back again. As a child I always wanted to grow up soon. But now I feel it was a such an enjoyable time and I should have just made more of every moment. I cherish every moment of my childhood today …

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Top 10 Gifts For This Children’s Day!

14th November is approaching and many of us will be wondering about Children’s day celebrations and gifts for their kids. As a child, I always looked forward to the celebrations in my school and in our society. I used to be excited about the gifts I will receive from my parents. My daughter is also …

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Why I Will Celebrate International Day Of Girl Child Today

Yesterday I got to know that October 11 is celebrated as the ‘International Day of the Girl Child’ every year. Each year Day of the Girl has a theme and this year the theme is ‘The Power of the Adolescent Girl’: Vision for 2030. My daughter is 8 years and thus the theme for this …

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motherhood

How Motherhood Has Changed Me For The Better!

Motherhood changed me a lot. Here is my story. Young girls love playing the mom part when they are involved in imaginary play. They tend to their dolls by feeding them, putting them to sleep, cooking for them. I often wondered what it is about motherhood that attracts girls from a very young age. Maybe …

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10 Times When Parents Use Child As An Excuse.

Yesterday a poll from a mommy group popped up on my Facebook timeline asking us to reveal whether we have ever used our child as an excuse to get out of a social function. Most of the moms replied in affirmative. Haven’t we all done that at least a couple of times? So I asked …

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Do We Let Children Choose?

We want our children to develop a positive attitude towards learning, don’t we? Are we giving them the freedom to choose what they wish to learn? Though I can see a paradigm shift in the manner we are raising our children but yet we see an increase in the number of children suffering from depression, …

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15 Ways To Build Self-Esteem In Children

Self-esteem is the foundation to build confidence in children. It is the driving force behind the behaviour of the child. Without it, children will not be happy. I had read a quote in one of the resources I used during my teaching days in school. “Children need to realize what others appreciate about them in …

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Skills That Children Develop While Celebrating Festivals

I write this post as I hear the beats of drums on the streets of Mumbai city in the background. The beats remind me of the various festivals I celebrated as a child. I reminisce the wonderful time I spent with my relatives. Staying in a nuclear family, festivals provided me the time to be …

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