Online Education – A different perspective

The enraging pandemic is bringing a new Normal everywhere. Work has moved to houses and those people who are not able to work from home are losing their income and livelihood. It has not even spared the students. Elder children have missed their board exams and competitive exams. Younger children have missed their year-end exams and classes. With summer vacations coming to an end, and policymakers announcing that the education would shift into the virtual model, there comes a series of questions and concerns from all the corners. This blog is purely based on my discussions with my fellow parents […]

5 Parenting Lessons from Bollywood Songs

The day I got introduced to Binaca Geet Mala by one of our family friends and my mentor in the late eighties, I became a fan of Ameen Sayani, Radio Ceylon and Bollywood songs. Slowly, as I started understanding the lyrics, I became an avid fan of the Bollywood lyricists, music composers and also the singers of the old Bollywood songs. Even till date, Hindi songs keep playing mostly on loop on my mobile or radio at home. When Pragun and Alapana decided to run the #BollyExpress based on the old Hindi Songs, I thought of penning down the tips […]

4 Parenting Tips from ‘The Family Man’

‘The Family Man’ on Amazon Prime has taken the country by a storm and you can see a lot of people discussing and reading the reviews about this Amazon Prime video web series. This blog post is not another review of ‘The Family Man’. I am not going to talk about the storyline or the characters, but going to concentrate on the parenting tips that ‘The Family Man’ brings to our attention. The entire series is worth binge-watching through the tightly knit story and good actors who assayed their roles with relative ease. The story is relatable to our everyday […]

Top 7 Pillars of Montessori Parenting

As a typical first time parent, I was there for each and every minute my kid needed me. I used to think that this time with my kid is very precious to me and I need to have that quality time/bonding with my kid. So all my things/tasks were taking back seat. I never realized my folly in this approach till the time, my kid turned into 3 and I started searching for the right school for my kid. When I learned little about Montessori philosophy and its approach, bringing those Montessori methods into my home seemed a daunting task. […]

How to Raise an Avid Reader

Reading should not be presented to children as a chore or duty.  It should be offered to them as a precious gift. â€”Kate DiCamillo These days, unfortunately, we as the parents are giving the gadgets as gifts to the kids and forgetting the most important gift, which opens the entire world in front of them. A wise old man had already said that “Books are the Window to the World”. But honestly, how many of us are really opening this window to our kids? As a toddler, most of the kids would be happy to see the big pictures on the […]