Doesn’t the word “babysitting” signify a temporary arrangement? A replacement, that is supposed to fill in till the original caretaker comes back and resumes her duty?
Every Indian parent is obsessed with success, in education, professional life and personal. But mothers internalise failure of their wards in any walk of life, irrespective of their child’s age or gender.
Failing can lead to testing new ideas, and finding personal capabilities and limits. In this way, children can overcome fears and build new skills.
On Children’s Day we speak to child psychologist Joy Christian Johnson on why two-way communication is the key to better parenting.
The question that matters over most is whether or not our children are having happy and fulfilling childhoods. Does the how of it actually matter, unless it affects their well-being?
As an Indian parent though my biggest struggle has been to overcome the orthodox conditioning which turns us to avert our eyes from anything that doesn’t fit into the social definition of “normal”, “natural”, “good” or “acceptable”.
Can we as a community advocate inclusion and yet conveniently leave the kids out of the definition, because they are too noisy, too bothersome?
Niyati Shah, a sexuality educator and founder of Averti, a sexual awareness project shares her advice on how to initiate conversation with your daughter on topics related to sex.
As the Prince George incidence reveals, stereotyping isn’t just an Indian thing, and the west is struggling with it too. An adult woman celebrity thought it was funny to take a dig at a six year old for taking ballet classes. Which proves stereotyping is enforced on children by adults.
Parenting is a struggle on both the sides of the smartphone screen. You have to mind your child’s digital consumption, and similarly you’ll have to mind your child’s digital exposure.
Parents can encourage children to empathise with animals, to care about carbon footprint and the greenhouse effect, but they can’t stop them from consuming animal products, because that is policing, not parenting.
Sharenting, or sharing updates, personal information and photographs of your child on social media poses a risk to their privacy and safety, says a new study.