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Monthly Archives: December 2012

  • Home Sweet Home – Making Peace with Being a Stay at Home Mom

    So you have finally decided after months of agonizing and sleepless nights, to finally take the plunge and join the brigade of stay at home moms. Along with getting used to a single income, you also have to mentally prepare yourself for the emotions like depression and a loss of identity. It is but natural to question yourself about whether you have made the right decision. But just because you have taken the decision to Continue Reading

  • Shy No More – 10 ways to help a Shy Child

    Your child dreads going to school and hides behind you every time someone comes up to say hi. Every assessment card says he needs to interact with his peers more. Fear not, you are not alone. Shyness or the fear to communicate with people is something which most people claim to have felt at some point of time in their lives. For kids it is doubly difficult as most often they are clueless about how Continue Reading

  • Survive your Child’s Diet – Dealing with a Fussy Eater

    You have spent hours slaving in the kitchen (or nagging the cook) ensuring that each meal served to the family, is tasty and nutritionally balanced. Your relatives and friends rave about your cooking and everyone loves what you serve- everyone except your child. What do you do when your child will have nothing but chicken nuggets for dinner every night? Fussy eaters have the power to turn even the calmest of parents into raging and Continue Reading

  • Ready to Read- 10 reading tips for your child

    Emilie Buchwald was right when she said that “Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.” But what do you do, if the only reason your little tyke will touch a book is to tear out its pages and runs away each time you start reading? You as parents are your child’s first and most effective teachers. With a little imagination and effort you can soon make reading hour, something that both you Continue Reading

  • Prepare for Preschool – Starting Preschool for your Toddler

     In this age, when every other two year old can be seen sauntering off to ‘school’ toting brightly coloured bags and bottles, can seemingly rattle off rhymes and songs by the dozen, can perform mathematical wizardry at the drop of a hat and can be safely expected to pen down kindergarten memoirs when they graduate from kindergarten; it is natural for you as a parent to want to enroll your toddler in the ‘best preschool’ in your Continue Reading

  • Playtime – Fun Activities for your Baby

    Once your little one is three months old, he or she is more alert. Your baby is going to learn things by looking around him and imitating the actions of those around him. It is very essential at this point to keep the atmosphere around the baby happy and filled with fun. Playing with babies does not have to be a strenuous activity. Babies love everything that you do. Your task is essentially to make Continue Reading

  • Early Childhood Development – Socialization

    As your baby grows older he or she is going to develop what we commonly refer to as a ‘Personality. ‘He is going to make new friends, like certain people he likes more than others, share his toys, feel sorry for something he has done wrong, feel angry and frustrated. The rise of new emotions and character traits in your toddler is the beginning of his social skills. How he develops his social skills is Continue Reading

  • Triple Impressions – 4 by Shefali Vaidya

    One whole week had crawled by, excruciatingly slowly since I was admitted to the hospital with premature contractions. I was still on Mag. I was still paralyzed neck down, I was still lying in a little windowless room decorated in ten different shades of grey and I was still hallucinating like a hobo on crack! But I was still pregnant and that meant my babies STILL had a chance! The minutes ticked away. When you Continue Reading

  • Triple Impressions – 5 by Shefali Vaidya

    The days passed. The hospital stay had become the new normal. I was now the longest staying resident of the pre-natal wing, on first-name basis with all the nurses, helpers, the pathology technicians, the lady who delivered food from the cafeteria, even the guy who came to maintain the AC! I did not know it then, but a lot of people were silently rooting for our babies. I would have an ultrasound every alternate day to monitor the heart-rate of Continue Reading