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Mother’s Day: ‘Don’t call us supermoms, offer a cup of coffee instead!’

May 7, 2022 10:00:36 am

So, Mother's Day or not, we want society to know that a mom doesn't need to be a high achieving superwoman to be celebrated

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Picture Book Beats: ‘When You Look Up’ is a powerful, brilliant book about discovering ourselves through and in stories

May 2, 2022 5:52:44 pm

It’s a book about being an unafraid reader. What I ‘took away’ from it would be very different from what you may see in it. Remember, it is a book without a blurb, right?

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Picture Book Beats: The Silence of the (H)Ears

April 4, 2022 8:04:36 pm

It is the marvel that picture books are, gathering the deepest life lessons within their folds in the simplest of ways. If only we care to read between the powerful lines and visuals.


Empowering the girl child: ‘Parenting requires skills and patience’

April 1, 2022 11:16:17 am

"When impressionable adolescent girls see their parents invested in their welfare and betterment, they are likely to do the same for their own daughters" said Meera Satpathy, founder of Sukarya, an NGO working to uplift and empower young women in slum communities.

Flipping the gaze back on the myth of bad behaviour

March 28, 2022 10:00:02 am

We are not just accountable for our children, we have to be accountable to them

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Women’s Day: Breaking the gender bias in a child’s early years

March 8, 2022 12:23:59 pm

"The first 2000 days of a child are very critical for overall learning and development", said Arshleen Kalra, Head of Curriculum, KLAY Preschools and Daycare.

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Picture Book Beats: Louis I, King of the Sheep is a cautionary tale about power that talks to adults too

March 1, 2022 7:50:47 pm

This picture book is an astute comment on how we adults allow our roles, power, position, titles to define who we are with those around us

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We heal in kinships, not in silos

February 28, 2022 7:08:38 pm

New-age ideas of self-love and self-acceptance ring hollow if we don’t build relationships

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Childhood cancer in India: Are preventive healthcare and genetic testing keys to rising numbers?

February 23, 2022 7:02:57 pm

"The most common cancer in children is usually blood cancer, followed by brain tumors and other solid organ cancers" said Dr Dr.Divya Agarwal

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Picture Book Beats: My Baby Crocodile, a poignant tale for your child and you

February 1, 2022 7:29:23 pm

The measure of a fine, sublime one is in how closely the book reflects on true human emotions, and in the different layers that a reader can peel off each time one revisits the book.

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Tyranny of the Urgent

January 31, 2022 10:30:02 am

It’s in the white spaces that we find our epiphanies, where sparks of life happen — do less to do more


Nature-friendly parenting: Empowering future eco-warriors

January 26, 2022 5:35:16 pm

"Spend as much time as possible amidst nature with your children", said environmentalist and children’s book author Abhishek Talwar.


Catalysing social and emotional learning through informal learning environments

January 5, 2022 11:23:10 am

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is critical for helping preschool children understand and manage their emotions, demonstrate empathy, form healthy relationships etc, said Tracy Cardoz, Director of Education, Square Panda India.

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ADD and Reclaiming Preferred Identities

December 27, 2021 6:00:07 am

A letter to young people living with Attention Deficit Disorder

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Nine signs that you are a codependent parent

December 17, 2021 3:34:01 pm

Codependency is a type of insecure, anxious attachment style rooted in a fear of abandonment and an insecurity of being underappreciated.


Gentle parenting: Are toddler tantrums ‘bad’ behaviour or a call for help?

December 15, 2021 6:02:18 pm

Gentle Parenting is a style which advocates accepting children for who they are, and nurturing them to become the best versions of themselves, rather than what we would like them to become.

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Parental Guidance: As we await the vaccine for kids, power them with resilience & hope

December 13, 2021 7:25:23 pm

We’ve had enough years of them thinking the world is a horrible, bad place and it’s really up to us to show them that amidst all the fear and gloom, there is hope

Solidarity in a polarised world

January 4, 2022 1:00:17 pm

How we can create spaces for discussing transgressions, weave in accountability and work towards a collective transformation

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Parental Guidance: Help your teens become social beings again

November 8, 2021 7:10:38 pm

As more and more kids step back into the real world of in-person school, many of them, especially teenagers, may struggle with how to become social beings again.

The hidden side of the pandemic on children with mental disabilities

November 7, 2021 11:17:24 am

Pandemic resulted in the most adverse situation where the opportunities to socialise, play, orient with the surroundings were restricted, says Dr Sumit Shinde

Trauma and the untold stories of resistance

October 22, 2021 3:26:58 pm

Let’s visibilise what’s invisibilised, politicise what’s medicalised, invite agency and restore dignity


Parental Guidance: What makes some countries the best to raise kids in?

October 11, 2021 3:21:11 pm

Spending money on family-friendly policies has a direct impact on a country’s happiness.


No child left invisible

September 24, 2021 6:29:51 pm

Pandemic memories will shape our children’s storylines; what role do we play in this history in action?

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Parental Guidance: Children need help to transition from virtual school

September 13, 2021 7:04:07 pm

After what has been a harrowing time for most families, it seems that all we really need while helping our children transition is just to hold their hands, hug them, shower them with love and understanding.

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Breastfeeding: Creating a circle of care

August 20, 2021 7:41:12 pm

Covid-19 had its own positive and negative effects on breastfeeding. Parents had more time to spend with children, whereas lack of help, separation of mother-baby dyad resulted in poor breastfeeding outcomes.