Category Archives: Behaviour

Are You Guilty Of Helicopter Parenting?

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…

There is No Such Thing as a Visual Learner: 2 Neuro Myths that are Still Prevalent in Schools

Have you ever thought of yourself as a right brained person? Has a school ever used marketing centered around “learning styles” to sell its curriculum or methodology to you? Do we use only 10% of our brain, like the movie Lucy had us believe? All these three ideas are not really backed by science. Last year, The Guardian published…

Warped Dishonesty

Dishonest

I had come across a poster, “Dishonest Indians – is the school teaching your child good values?” It became an open discussion and invariably the question raised was the role of schools in teaching good values. Role models for our children I believe that with the focus on academics and material success, the niceties of being…

Raising Children to be Responsible Adults

Responsibility

When asked what traits parents would like their children to have now and as adults, one of the most common responses is “to be responsible.” What is Responsibility? Responsibility is a broad term which means many different things, including: Being dependable so people know they can count on you Keeping one’s word and agreements Meeting one’s…