Gentle Parenting : Concept to Practicality

To all the women who amidst healing from their own trauma are struggling to raise an emotionally balanced child ! I come from a household where the cane was not spared during my childhood. My mother was a teacher and that authority was carried home too. Sometimes I missed “mom” because here was a disciplinarian…

How Byju’s Keeps Kids Engaged

In general, children have a shorter attention span when compared to adults. At the growing phase, because of their hyper-active senses, children can get very easily distracted by sensorial experiences. They are rather curious and find it difficult to sit down and focus on one talk. An average child has an attention span of the…

Nasty is the new nice : new moms guide to unwarranted advice

What’s wrong in being nice ? Nothing. Only that it shouldn’t cross that yellow line to become people pleasing. That’s masochistic. This starts well before a woman attains motherhood. The conditioning starts much earlier. It is one of the main reasons our new moms are unhappy many a days. Stop telling your teenager who slept…

Montessori parenting is not complicated: it is the simplest solution.

One of the major conflicts in parenting style arises because we fail to understand our toddlers and they don’t have the resources yet to communicate that to us. Here are some #montessoriathome principles. How often do we actually just watch and observe our kids? Letting them flow, their imagination wild and following their mind cues….

Lifestyle changes after new motherhood: Pro-tips

For the past nine months it was all about you. Everyone fussed on how much you are and what made you happy. At the smallest sign of discomfort people would rush to your calling. Now the baby is out and suddenly no one seems to care,atleast not about you. There was a point in the…

Grief and the little master : cry stories

To let cry or not to cry! No one can stand a new born crying out for long and least of all the mother. Attachment theory says a parent should pick up the child as soon as it cries and soothe it. They believe this creates a trust relationship between the child and parent. The…

Imagination and Child development : Unicorns and Rainbows are important

The development of the imagination during childhood helps as adults to perform many of the tasks that daily life demands. As adults we constantly use imagination to help invent new things, visualize, solve problems, enjoy a movie, understand others’ perspectives, make plans, come up with ideas, and think creatively. #askmorefromyourtoys If you aim to raise…

Happiness is in the simple things! A new mom confession

There was a time when we were trying for our baby. It is a desperate, lonely and terrible feeling to not be able to get pregnant as soon as you decided you want you. Trust me, we had all the medical, social and financial support that few did. I had a strong circle of positive…

Fat and Fabulous

My dear friend was suffering from cancer for two years and losing weight. Everyone who met her commented on how smashing she looked. Our generation has somehow perceived thin as fit and fat as ugly. A healthy lifestyle on the other hand looks nothing like what you see on the magazine cover. We want our…

Goal Setting : Parents have milestones too

Eyes on the prize! Why is goal setting so important in life ?Frankly without a purpose in life all that we will be is a lost soul. We all go through this at various stages of life. I found myself in such a square six months after my delivery. I went from working 18 hour…