Author: Kanika .

I am an ardent writer and a serial blogger in addition to being an obsessive momblogger. You can find more about me on yourmotivationguru.com
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Guilty of helicopter parenting? With characteristic wit and wisdom, this author tells us about how her sister hovered over her son continuously and the many dangers this entailed. I often talk about my parenting mantras on Indian Moms Connect. But today I’d like to share my sister’s story. For years, I have never missed an…

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It is no secret that toddlers are the most difficult age group to handle. It is the time when habits are formed, personality and behavioral traits are built and parental influence is at the highest. There is little or no pressure from peers and is the richest period in a child’s life. They are always…

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I was so excited when I heard that Tinkle was coming out with a new edition. I was sure the book will be the perfect companion for my little boy. And Tinkle delivered! I received a free copy of Tinkle, the opinions in this post are my own Tinkle and my son My son was super excited when the book arrived.…

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Common belief and perception dictates that video games are bad for children and teenagers as they can cause addiction as well as distraction. The negatives of the gaming culture are many but few acknowledge that there’s also learning opportunity in playing video games! A small clan of researchers has shared irrevocable proof through studies that…

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Remember those days when the very thought of Diwali filled your heart with delight, well that changed for me last year. With the pollution rising to a dangerous level of around 300 micrograms per cubic meter (i.e. five times the standard of 60 on Diwali day last year) the very thought of the festival looming-over…

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In India, there’s a clear segregation between what a man’s supposed to do and what a woman’s supposed to do. Like for instance, a man is usually the breadwinner and the woman is the homemaker. However, these longstanding norms are being challenged in the modern world and HOW! Today’s mothers are pitching in equally, if…

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Parenting is hard. It is a challenge and everyday throws new curveballs. While trying to raise good children, we parents are filled with self-doubts and then there is the judgement from other parents. This happened to me One day at the supermarket, walking hand in hand with my 6-year-old (bringing a 6-year-old to the supermarket was a…

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I was spending most of my day running around doing a lot, but, accomplishing very little. It seemed like I was getting tired just looking at the mountain of toys to be picked up. Let us not forget the mounds of laundry to be done, the cleaning, the cooking and the chores outside the house. When…

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This issue of parents imposing their unfulfilled career dreams on children is not unheard of. Children have been suffering from this issue since time immemorial. My mother and her dream My mother wanted to be a singer when she was 15-16 years old. She carried that career dream with her for years. She is a…

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Never underestimate the power of a woman who knows what she wants. Due in roughly 2 months from now, the 35-year-old athlete has been practicing on court with her prominent bump. Serena Williams Rules With her passion, she is defying the common misconception that exercising or engaging in sports during pregnancy might be unsafe. Serena was…

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Water, while it may make some people excited, I for one, get scared to bits at the very thought of stepping into a swimming pool. I personally, had my own experiences with water (bad ones as you might have guessed). I didn’t realize this before my husband pointed out that I was imposing my fear…

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Ever noticed how some children sit on their bottoms, with feet tucked under and knees bent at nearly 90 degrees and legs splayed out in the W-position? This position is secure and supports the trunk. The child feels safe and comfortable playing with a forward bias. But, do we realize that sitting like that can…