YOU Are the Only Gift YOUR CHILD Wants…

YOU Are the Only Gift YOUR CHILD Wants…

Blog, Education, Life, Parenting, Relationship
The way a child enjoys life is truly inspiring and a lesson for adults to learn. Every Child is Precious Like any other child, even my childhood was filled with ups and downs. I had witnessed so many instances that no child should experience and certainly have scars for life. Yet, the first thing that comes to my mind when I think about my childhood is the sheer joy of playing on the streets. Guess, I was in first or second grade, that I started to play with the boys on the streets. Talking confidently, convincing them to take me in the team, and to be an active participant to decide which game would be played on that day – I was always there on the pitch. Even before reaching…
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World Kindness Day – Let’s Do A Random Act of Kindness

World Kindness Day – Let’s Do A Random Act of Kindness

Blog, Education, Life, Parenting
On this World Kindness Day, let’s be kind to known and unknown people around us. Kindness costs nothing and gives everything. Be Kind - Costs Nothing, Gives Everything This morning, Google calendar, brought a subtle smile on my face, when it popped up that, today is ‘World Kindness Day’. I was like ‘huh’. Do we need to celebrate kindness on a specific day? Shouldn’t it be a part of our society and culture? But, guess, it looks like we got to, as it is fading away. Digging more about the same in Google looks like, on 13th November 1998, World Kindness Day was introduced through a Kindness Movement, through a coalition of the nation’s kindness NGOs. Countries such as Canada, Japan, Australia, Nigeria & United Arab Emirates are a part…
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Honesty or Diplomacy: The Muddle of Life

Honesty or Diplomacy: The Muddle of Life

Blog, Education, Parenting, Personal, Relationship
How do you declutter the clutter of honesty and diplomacy? There is one question that is part of every childhood. Irrespective of which era you are born, you will undeniably be faced with this question. Guess which is this question? (If you guessed it right, pat yourself). ‘Do you like Mummy or Daddy?’ And, the answer always precedes with a pause, and then the child usually responds, ‘I love both my Mummy & Daddy’ Honesty & Diplomacy The child doesn’t want to hurt either of the parents and hence gives the first diplomatic answer of its life. If the child was honest to its heart, we as elders might not be able to take it. Isn’t it? Just when the kid is about to speak, the first moral value that…
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The Role of Books in One’s Life

The Role of Books in One’s Life

Blog, Education, Parenting, Relationship
Why you should read books every day? Does your child read? Yes, I know, every child study’s in school and reads. But do they read books for happiness and time pass? Digging my niece's bag and finding so many books, makes me feel so happy and satisfied. She is a ten-year-old and carries a book everywhere. Whether it’s a wedding, hospital, or a travel destination, books are the first item she packs in her bags. At this tender age, she writes stories of her imagination. Born in an era where there was hardly any technology around, book reading was one of my favorite habits and time pass that I had developed for myself. My friends were the first source of inspiration for book reading. Books have always played the most…
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Is there a thread that connects Age and Maturity?

Is there a thread that connects Age and Maturity?

Blog, Parenting, Personal, Relationship
[caption id="attachment_938" align="aligncenter" width="250"] Is there a thread that connects Age and Maturity?[/caption] ‘When he becomes older, he will act maturely’, ‘She behaves in a childish way. Hope she is matured enough to handle life’, ‘At this age, you are supposed to handle your life in a matured way’. Yes! We have all grown up listening to these clichéd conversations. Personally, I have experienced many people using such statements, in their wisdom of affection for their loved ones. Sometimes, even I tend to utter such words. Maybe consciously or unconsciously, our minds are wired to those thoughts after years of constant hearing of the same. The link between the age of a person and their behavior are to assess the maturity level of the person. Is the society, the thought…
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Once a Dream, Now a Reality…

Blog, Parenting
[caption id="attachment_593" align="alignnone" width="300"] Owning a car[/caption] Once a Dream, Now a Reality… Born and brought up in an Indian middle class family anything that valued more than 1000 rupees was considered precious. One television set was found in every ten to fifteen house. One telephone for the whole locality. Having a two wheeler in one family was an eye opener for other families of the neighborhood. Above all, if someone had a car, it was thought that they must be leading a royal and luxurious life. Owning Car had been always a distant unfulfilled dream for any middle class family. Forget owning, the once in the blue moon joy of getting a drive in a car of some uncle or aunt, would become a fond memory for a lifetime.…
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Do Our Children have a “Childhood” Anymore?

Blog, Parenting
[caption id="attachment_397" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Do Children have Childhood anymore?[/caption] Every child of 1980’s and before that, would completely agree to the statement that, our childhood and the memories inclined to it were priceless. Our childhood was the best. As the clock strikes 5.00 PM, the streets and parks were filled with children, parents, grandparents etc., former to play cricket, lock and key, shuttle, 7stones etc. and later for their respective time of social interaction. No social restrictions or reservations. In the street all were one. Every colony, every lane was vibrant, colourful and filled with those wonderful and lively sounds covering the entire spectrum of human auditory range. Every place had a life of innocence and purity for itself. It was reminiscence worth a lifetime. Those were the days, when…
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I, Me, My Child…

I, Me, My Child…

Blog, Health, Parenting
  [caption id="attachment_379" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo Credit: http://holykaw.alltop.com/[/caption]   It is believed in our society that, “A Women is complete, when she gives birth to a child”. Pregnancy is one of the most delightful, yet the most crucial phase of her life. It is important that, both the mother and child are comforted and protected with utmost care and sensitivity. In a male dominated society, where women are treated as tools to give birth to child, it is seen that, 1 in 4 women experiences physical abuse during pregnancy. Studies have revealed that 28% of battered women demonstrated violent behaviour toward their children. . As many as one third of women presenting to emergency departments are victims of abuse, yet as few as 1 in 20 abused women is identified…
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Treasure the Gift for Lifetime, not for just one moment…

Treasure the Gift for Lifetime, not for just one moment…

Blog, Parenting
[caption id="attachment_372" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Photo Credit: weeplanbabyplanners.com[/caption] “When you create a soul, plant the seeds of love with your thoughts, words, and actions. The soul flourishes among the flowers of love.” ― Revathi Sankaran In India, a family is said to be complete only with the arrival of a child. Those were olden days when a family had half a dozen of children and surviving with single bread winner, still being content with life. It’s astonishing to look back at that generation’s attitude towards life. Today, a family of four is struggling to survive. The only reason is “Dearth of Planning” Being a socially active person, in recent times, I have heard so many people getting pregnant as soon as they have got married, or within a timeframe ranging from…
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Power of Words on Children

Power of Words on Children

Blog, Parenting
  [caption id="attachment_355" align="aligncenter" width="488"] Photo Courtesy: http://blog.theconnectionweshare.com[/caption]   “Actions speak better than words” Parenting is one of the most responsible, yet rewarding job of life. In this modern age, parenting not only requires lots of patience and perseverance, it also needs lots of creative skills to mould our children in the right path, because it is the way parents communicate with children when they are less than 5 years old, forms the foundation of their whole life. An era, where children are way too intelligent, it is very important to note that, this above proverb needs to be used with little modification. A period where children are smart and intelligent, along with high level of grasping power and analytical skills, it is essential for the parents to have a…
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