Parenting is a tough job and some years are tougher than others. Most parents get their first shock when child turns 2. In development psychology, this period is rightly called ‘Terrible Twos’. Why is this terrible? Because children rapidly change their behaviour at this time. It is a major social development time for children. You … Read moreHow to Improve Patience in 2-4 Year Old Kids
We all want to be accepted. We secretly wish world accepts us as we are. So do our children. But for children parents are their world. In first years children see their self-worth through parents. Parental rejection at this stage can be fatal for their emotional development and hence emotional intelligence. Emotional Intelligence contributes to … Read moreWe All Seek Acceptance, so Do Our Children.
I have worked from home from many years. I feel content that I am available to my child while pursing my career interests. Work from home jobs have a lot of benefits but demand more discipline. In the last post, I listed 10 things to consider before starting a work from home job. In this post, … Read moreWork from Home Jobs for Mothers (Where to Search and How to Get)
It is a hard truth that career takes back seat when we become mothers. Being young mother is physically and mentally challenging. When I became mother, it was all confusing. I was doing great in my job but wanted to take care of my child too. I tried different options: loss of pay leaves, day … Read moreWork from Home Jobs : 10 Things Mothers Should Consider
Last week I wrote about my struggles with my son using the mobile phone. Initially I avoided giving him phone and succeeded. Then came bigger problems and I had to give him mobile. Read that blog here. When I him mobile, he assured he will use it for only 1 hour per day. As per … Read moreIs Your Child Addicted to Cell Phone? Part 2
Cell phone addiction is everywhere, among adults and children. But how do children develop habit of using cell phones? Scenario 1 : Small children can be extremely clingy and they don’t let you do anything else. Parenting is tough and sometimes parents just need a break. So we, parents give mobile to kids just to … Read moreIs Your Child Addicted to Cell Phone?
Heroes and super heros. They dominate the movies and cartoons. Who can do supernormal things, can fight everyone all alone. Do we see heroes solve problems by talking? No. It is through fighting. Otherwise it is too boring for a movie /cartoon. How about listening? No. Heros would talk more than others, may drop killer … Read moreSuperhero Movies? One big mistake!
One of the biggest issue these days is objectification of women. The children who grow up with watching women as objects pose huge threat to social health. Needless to say, the threat of own kids doing something embarrassing in the future is a nightmare. Irrespective of the level of professional success, they could always end up … Read moreValue Education: Reducing Objectification of Women – Lesson from Epic
I read yet another article on protecting children from molestation. For quite some time we had been hearing about rapes and child molestation. How to protect the kids? These days too many ideas are going to the extremes. Following are the ones I observed Every stranger is evil. Every male is a threat. This is okay … Read moreKids Education against Molestation: How much is too much ?
It was bed time. We exchanged what bothered us during the day and what went well. Tejas spoke. “Today again everyone called me Baby. As I too short Mom? It is bad to be short, right? I want to be tall !” He had felt very bad. The ma’am, classmates everyone made fun of him. … Read moreWhat Bothered My Son about Being Short (Looks like I Helped)