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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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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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What is separation anxiety? When a child is taken to an unknown place or by an unknown person, the discomfort and anxiety they feel is called separation anxiety. The child feels abandoned his parents. The child feels that his parents won’t come back. This fear of losing their loved ones is termed as separation anxiety. Generally, a child is usually too…

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Sunaina Bhargava had everything going for her. Happily married to Rohan for five years she had nothing to complain. Last week, someone enquired when would she be sharing some ‘good news’. Sunaina broke down. “We had decided to have kids after two years of marriage, but I was unable to conceive’, she explains. For some…

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Editor’s note: This article was sent to us by Jennifer Altrogge – a mother, do-it-yourselfer and a blogger. She blogs on http://becauseimwrite.com/ When my kids were small and I stayed home with them, my days followed a pretty simple pattern. It looked something like this: Breakfast Play time Snack Story time Lunch Nap time Snack Play time…

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We parents are a special breed. We pile guilt and stress upon ourselves. We melt at a gummy grin, cry over a fallen tooth and stay awake to watch our offsprings sleep. We cherish these moments. We wear different hats and try to keep all the balls in the air at the same time. We…

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Mommies And Friendships – Are They For Real? We all love “Sex and the City” for its ravishing protagonists, their chic wardrobes and dainty sandals, the high life, not to mention Mr Big who makes many of us go weak in the knees. More importantly, above all, what’s appealing is how the four women manage…

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I was the older of two kids and grew up with the label of being mature, quiet and reserved. My younger brother grew up with the label of being naughty, a maverick and a lone fox (because of his desire of going exploring onto the street, under cars, sometimes cows on his own). Now when…

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So RD was on a trip to Sabari Malai for a week. When I told people that I was taking care of R, my 5 year old, all by myself, no-one bated an eyelid. I don’t want anyone to. My issue is when I was away for 3 days in January for an official trip, everyone really sympathized with…