Tag: parenting

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How do we handle kids who talk back? When our children give impudent or disrespectful replies, a calm and consistent strategy always works.  A group of moms got together and suddenly we seemed to be battling the same foe – backtalk. When had our so sweet and small, innocent children turned into back talking tweens/teens?…

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It’s a Mom Thing: Kickass Parenting by Sathya Ramaganapathy will make you laugh till you cry! Beneath the hilarity and the brilliant writing, though, there are the intriguing stories about raising children that we will relate to and recognize immediately.  It’s a Mom Thing: Kickass Parenting by Sathya Ramaganapathy begins with a delightful spin on Jane…

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Time management strategies are essential for parents. We love how this mum has so many excellent ideas and we can all pick and choose the ones that work for us! People have often asked me how I manage so many things, like my full time job. On an average, I work average 12 hours a day. I…

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When to start potty training? Most parents wonder about this question. This mum has a few answers and some valid opinions! Read this only if you have a child still in diapers. If you do, you will have no qualms about reading about potty and peepee and the works. The reason I’m writing about this…

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Time flies and every day is a new day. My dormant senses have become active. I am curious, explorative, and more important living in the present. It’s never a dull day with her. Children — God’s wonderful and innate creations,  can teach us so much. They are the walking talking Wikipedia. And they can also be…

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All my life, my mother saved all her sweets and savouries for me. When I was pregnant and she came to help me, I made an astonishing discovery. As my sister and I wished mom on our WhatsApp group on Mother’s day, and showered her with fond lines, dad faked offense. “You girls never wish me with…

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Do you talk to your infant everyday in the hopes that he or she will say that memorable first word or start speaking soon? Here are a few mistakes you could be making.  So my ten month old seems to have caught on to this word ‘ta-ta’ That’s it..she just says that. I thought her first word…

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Baby blues, hmm. It is quite a tough word to even put together. This is a world where people try to get pregnant, keep their babies as healthy as possible, pray for the good health and well being of their child. And here I am holding a perfect little healthy baby girl writing about the…

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Happy Mother’s Day! If you are on Twitter and Instagram, we highly recommend following these mums. From fitness advice, writing and food, to parenting and humor, these mums tweet or Instagram in style! Some of them post tweets that melt our hearts or have us convulsed with laughter. They capture moments that all of us can relate to…

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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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How does one be a happy mom in the age of hyper-parenting? I found out in an interesting way. Last year, I got a call from my daughter’s school principal herself.  She sounded concerned. “Your daughter has eaten food with fungus coated on it. She appears to be okay but we have kept her in the infirmary.…

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Addiction is not restricted to obviously harmful activities like smoking or drinking. Digital addiction is real and many of our children are addicted. Sahana’s Story Sahana was a bright-eyed teenager until last year. She played football, participated in athletics and was doing well in studies. She had been asking for a smart phone. Reema, her mother had…