May 11th, 2010
The fourth article in our series of classic children's books reviews the Indian children's stories called the Panchatantra, a legendary collection of Indian short-stories that have been adapted from ancient Sanskrit scriptures. These beautifully woven tales appeal to people across all ages and are recommended as a one-stop solution for parents who would like to instill cultural values in their kids at an early age.
May 10th, 2010
Every parent should see whether the child's balance of Shiva and Shakti, or male and female energy - creativity and acceptance - is there. Once there is balance, the energy field helps the child live wisely. Parents should teach children how to use pleasure and pain in an intelligent way.
May 9th, 2010
Without even realizing it, well-meaning parents can turn into martyrs for their kids. Being a martyr means that you'll be ineffective in helping your child master the developmental tasks at hand. If you’re a martyr parent who does everything for your child, it’s important that you learn to stop playing that role and start teaching your child real responsibility.
May 5th, 2010
Parents often feel a real pressure to be perfect, but there is no way to get it right all the time.In fact, those who set very high standards for their children often cause huge problems for them. You do not need to be perfect to earn your child’s love and respect – you just need to be a human being.
May 4th, 2010
Although assertiveness is an inherent skill in some children, it can be nurtured via helpful and consistent parenting. Part of being assertive is having confidence in one’s ability to make good choices. Your child should be able to stand up for what he or she believes in without alienating others. Read the second part of the two-part article on raising assertive kids.
May 2nd, 2010
Parents may enmesh with children when they want control over their children and they want their children to take responsibility for them. By over-involving themselves in their children's lives, they hope to tie their children to them in such a way that their children feel guilty over their parent's pain and responsible for it.
Apr 26th, 2010
Read a query from a parent about his two-year old and the advice he received from our Clinical Psychologist. Are you concerned about your child's behavior? Want answers to parenting queries? Write in and get your own queries answered by our child experts.
Apr 25th, 2010
As was sensitively essayed by Tabu in The Namesake, for many first-generation Indian women living abroad, motherhood has its very own distinct set of challenges. Balancing tradition with modernity is an age-old issue for Indian mothers who live and raise their children in foreign lands.
Apr 23rd, 2010
They are the sons and daughters of life's longing for itself.They come through you but not from you,And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.