IT IS EXAM TIME FOR YOU TOO!

IT IS EXAM TIME FOR YOU TOO!

by Annu Kalra March 06, 2017

As parents our job is to prepare our children for life, not just for exams, and life can test us at various occasions in varying manners. Even if we treat exams as crisis, can we afford to not equip our children with the attitude and values needed to deal with crises? Is becoming anxious, distressed and hassled an appropriate approach?

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CHRISTMAS FOR KIDS

CHRISTMAS FOR KIDS

by Annu Kalra December 07, 2016

Decorating X-mas trees, hanging stockings for Santa’s gifts, buying new clothes, exchanging gifts etc. are exciting rituals in almost all upscale urban households with kids, irrespective of their religious beliefs. And that’s a great thing, because festivities and celebrations are a very positive way to develop appreciation and inculcate an understanding for beliefs and customs different from one’s own.

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THE CHILDREN ARE WATCHING

THE CHILDREN ARE WATCHING

by Annu Kalra October 17, 2016 1 Comment

Dare to redefine the festive season in your own unique way, discovering the joyousness along with your family, kids and friends.  Do not succumb to peer pressure and the ‘have to dos’.  For some wearing some traditional clothes and having a small arti or havan or puja followed by a simple home cooked meal maybe their idea of tradition.

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YE DIL MAANGE MORE

YE DIL MAANGE MORE

by Annu Kalra September 11, 2016

This more has crept into our parenting attitude too. We want our children to get more marks, participate more in activities, win more accolades, study more, pay more attention…and so on and so on.  The children are just as afflicted by the more bug. They want more toys, more gifts, more time with Dad, more appreciation from Mom, more friends at birthday party and so on and so forth.

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SIBLING REVELRY

SIBLING REVELRY

by Annu Kalra July 30, 2016

The many rituals and festivals in our society are occasions to keep this most important aspect of growing years in the limelight. Many a Rakshbandhan and bhai dooj have facilitated greater bonds between brothers and sisters, real & cousins both. Investing, time and energy in celebrating them for children is one of the best ways to accommodate and strengthen the ties.

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HEY! LEAVE THEM KIDS ALONE

HEY! LEAVE THEM KIDS ALONE

by Annu Kalra June 24, 2016

Few psychologists are going as far as saying allow your children to get bored, don’t keep managing their lives for them all the time. Though, I truly doubt that children really ever get bored. If they complain that they are getting bored, it is usually an acquired attitude from their environment.

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TO BRING OR NOT TO BRING

TO BRING OR NOT TO BRING

by Annu Kalra May 25, 2016

Yes, there is great joy in having a four legged member in the family. There is the constant flurry of activity, the abundance of play time and joy, the welcoming greetings of wagging tails, the snuggling with a furry companion and many such benefits.

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HELPING THEM FLOWER & BLOOM

HELPING THEM FLOWER & BLOOM

by Annu Kalra April 21, 2016

Our children are not our projects, they are not projections of our unfulfilled desires either. While their presence does enhance our joyfulness, that is not their primary agenda. They are here to manifest their potential, take charge of their world. As parents we need to help them recognise what their role would be.

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CELEBRATING LITTLE GIRLS IN NAVRATRAS

CELEBRATING LITTLE GIRLS IN NAVRATRAS

by Annu Kalra April 08, 2016

The kanya poojan is mostly done on the last two days, the days for daughters and grand daughters.  So the celebration is in actual fact the pampering of little girls with their favorite dishes, their favorite clothes, accessories and much more. Instead of making it a ritual if we recognize the relevance of the same, we will realize that it is really the ancient version of play dates.

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ART OF LOVING

ART OF LOVING

by Annu Kalra March 12, 2016 1 Comment

If we really want to help our kids, shouldn’t we be teaching them how to cope with work pressure rather than doing their work for them? Art, any form, whether it is painting, dancing, designing, story telling, singing, or any other creative activity, is the best interest we can cultivate in our kids.

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FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS..

FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS..

by Annu Kalra February 24, 2016

There were so many things that I learnt from the film that I could go on and on. For eg. When a dog bites, when a bee stings, when I’m feeling sad, I simply remember my favorite things, and then I don’t feel so bad! 

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TALK ABOUT LOVE WITH THE KIDS YOU LOVE!

TALK ABOUT LOVE WITH THE KIDS YOU LOVE!

by Annu Kalra February 09, 2016

Prepare your child for the journey of love in life just as you prepare them for work & business. Equip them with the skill set they need to develop emotional bandwidth to deal with this most volatile aspect of life. Talk about love with the kids you love!

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MAKE THE INDIAN REPUBLIC DAY(26TH JANUARY) SPECIAL FOR YOUR KIDS

MAKE THE INDIAN REPUBLIC DAY(26TH JANUARY) SPECIAL FOR YOUR KIDS

by Annu Kalra January 16, 2016

A list of creative and fun ideas to cultivate patriotism in your little ones, by making the Republic Day relevant and exciting...with more things to do besides watch the Parade!!!

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SAME PINCH

SAME PINCH

by Annu Kalra December 19, 2015

There are lots of activities which when done together can enhance the bond between a mother and daughter, making it easier for them to communicate.

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