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BUILDING A BRIDGE TO REACH YOUR TEENAGER

A few years back,when I first saw my adolescent son’s profile on Facebook for the first time, it gave me quite a turn. Though I don’t know what upset me more… the fact that my innocent babe –in- the- woods was now on a worldwide networking site ; or the fact that among all this ,he had…… Continue reading BUILDING A BRIDGE TO REACH YOUR TEENAGER

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SHIELDING CHILDREN FROM PAIN

As parents we are instinctively protective of our children; sometimes overmuch so. In fact it is very difficult to draw the line for overproctectiveness. We are often confused about how much sheltering is good for our children. Our instincts tell us to always shield our children from unpleasantness, sickness, disease, poverty, unwholesome environment …anything which…… Continue reading SHIELDING CHILDREN FROM PAIN

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MAKING CHILDHOOD MEMORABLE

When I was growing up my whole treasure trove of toys comprised of a few hand -me -down dolls, missing a few limbs; a rusted bicycle which was a remnant of the lost childhood of some older cousin and a whole lot of books. I would often dream about the fairy tale like toy collections…… Continue reading MAKING CHILDHOOD MEMORABLE

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REDESIGNING EDUCATION TO TEACH LIFE SKILLS

Mark Twain once rightly wrote,”   I have never let my schooling interfere with my education”. Strange as it may sound this quote has taken on a new relevance today . Formal school education   today undoubtedly gears kids to be brilliant in their careers and make the sort of money our parents only dreamt about. But…… Continue reading REDESIGNING EDUCATION TO TEACH LIFE SKILLS

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DEALING WITH UNCOMMUNICATIVE CHILDREN

Last week I met a friend whose 8 year old son was becoming excessively quiet at school .He was not communicating with the teacher and even though had some friends yet was not very keen to attend school. However at home he was becoming abusive and violent. With parents who were extremely soft spoken and…… Continue reading DEALING WITH UNCOMMUNICATIVE CHILDREN

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THE ROLE OF PUNISHMENT AS A BEHAVIOUR CORRECTING TOOL

It is interesting to see people trying to mould behavior patterns in kids by strategic use of punishment. However I have my reservations about the efficacy of such a tool, especially in small children. Essentially punishment should be an instrument of correcting behavior however we often reduce it  to a mere power wielding weapon to…… Continue reading THE ROLE OF PUNISHMENT AS A BEHAVIOUR CORRECTING TOOL

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QUEST FOR THE BEST

 Have  you ever noticed that as soon as we are blessed with a child ;we dive headlong into a mad,” Quest for the Best”? We leave no stone  unturned in trying to provide him the best doctors,the best teachers, best school, best coach , best books…in fact nothing but the best would do for our…… Continue reading QUEST FOR THE BEST