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Tips For Encouraging Open Communication At Home

Tips For Encouraging Open Communication At Home An atmosphere of open communication at home results in each family member feeling loved and respected. Feelings of worth can flourish only when individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, and there is open and comfortable communication.  Make communication a priority with your children. It’s one exercise that […]

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When And How To Negotiate With Your Child

When And How To Negotiate With Your Child  Does it happen that everytime you tell your child ‘NO’ it result in a situation of meltdown? We often observe that kids cannot take No as an answer. My kids give me a tough time when I refuse their unreasonable demand. Either they keep asking again and […]

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Mindful Parenting: How To Be A Mindful Parent

Mindful Parenting : How To Be A  Mindful Parent Yesterday I completely lost it on my kids. They had spilled water all over the house, just after we cleaned it. And I completely lost my cool. I went near them and was almost there to give them a tight one. But then I stopped. I […]

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Active Listening Is More Than Just Hearing What Our Kids Say

Active listening is more than just hearing what our kids say. Children will listen to us after they feel listened to. When we listen earnestly to our kids, they feel validated. If we don’t eagerly listen to the ‘little stuff’ when they are little, they won’t tell us the ‘big stuff’ when they grow up […]

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Be A Kind Parent To Raise A Kind Child

Be A Kind Parent To Raise A Kind Child : How To Create A Culture Of Kindness At Home The best way to raise a kind child is to be kind parents. It is not what we do for our children, but what we teach them to do for themselves, that makes them successful human […]

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Gender Neutral Parenting: How To Create A Gender Neutral Environment At Home

Gender Neutral Parenting : Creating A Gender Neutral Environment At Home  Have you noticed, everytime we visit a toy store and the first thing the storekeeper asks is – you require the toy for a boy or a girl? Ever noticed how sometimes a boy child refuses to pick up toys or clothes because they […]

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How To Let Go Off Parental Fears & Give More Freedom To Growing Kids

How To Let Go off Parental Fears & Give More Freedom to Growing Kids A lot of times I get scary thoughts/ dreams about my kids, and I wake up hugging them tight, not letting them go anywhere far from my sight.  Happens with you too?  As parents, our natural instinct is to protect our […]

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Emotional Wellbeing Of Parents During The Pandemic

Emotional Wellbeing Of Parents  Remember the safety instructions we usually hear on planes? It says in an adverse situation, put on your oxygen mask first before helping others. It is an important metaphor for self-help and very well applies in parenting too.  Parenting isn’t easy. It is a demanding job and takes a lot of […]

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Is It Possible To Gently Discipline A Child?

Is it possible to gently discipline a child?  When my twins were born I read so many articles on gentle parenting and gently disciplining children. And a lot of them made sense. I even remember telling my husband then that I will never scold my kids ever. I will be the most patient mother. And […]

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Being A Calm Parent : Anger Management For Parents

Being A Calm Parent : Anger Management For Parents  The other day, post serving lunch to my twins, I went to attend a phone call. Fifteen minutes  later, I came back to see the entire dining area turned into a war zone. They were having a ‘rice war’. There were rice on the table, on […]