Ask Your Questions

Almost all of us have a question or two that we want to ask an expert. At times readers of my post put their questions along with comments and I try to answer them to the best of my ability. I thought of having a dedicated post for the same as not only it will be easy for me to…

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A Scientific Approach to Correction of Mistakes

As parents one of the major responsibilities we feel is to correct our children whenever they commit a mistake. We believe it’s best to correct immediately and that if we are able to correct our children they will model appropriate behaviour and be successful. Also we want to cushion them against other people’s harsh opinions. With this belief we continue…

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Keeping Sane and Thriving @Coronatimes

Corona virus has taken us all by surprise. The sudden unexpected change has brought many shifts in our lives which many of us are finding difficult to navigate. Let’s discuss what we can do in the midst of the pandemic so that we emerge victorious. Mindset change: It’s not a break from your “Normal” routine but a complete overhaul. Treat…

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Stages of Grief

How a Pandemic feels

What we are experiencing right now is unprecedented and many of us are in mourning,mourning the loss of the life we knew. For some of us mourning is more closer to heart as a loved one has been lost while for some it’s anticipatory grief (anxiety about future loss) mostly related to jobs & livelihood. For most of us it’s…

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Using Social Media Responsibly

With the advent of new generation smart phones literally providing  the apps on our fingertips, in discriminatory use of social media has become commonplace. The amount of time people are spending glued to their screens is alarming. According to a recent article in Economics Time Mobile addiction has shot up nearly 75%-100% in last one year alone and the problem is only going to…

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Demand Dealing

Ever known someone who will try every trick in their books to get their demands met. Imagine living with one. Yes I am talking about our persevering (read pestering) kids who will not stop at anything to get what they want. And many a times we give in to their antics thus reinforcing the very behaviour we don’t want to…

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Why define Success for me?

Is there a standard definition of success? Who sets these standards? Is there a cutoff like board exams? Are parameters of success same for everyone? Does everyone have the same purpose? Should someone else define the aim of my life? Is it necessary that my purpose should remain stoic irrespective of my circumstances? Tough questions that we need to answer…

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Education for…….Marks

In March of 2018 NCERT invited suggestions for reducing the burden of school curriculum. I was thrilled by the initiative and proceeded to give my inputs. My enthusiasm soon deflated as I found out it was asking for specific information on chapters to cut down on quantity. I wondered isn’t the burden because of pressures and expectations around it. Will…

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My Marks: My Destiny?

With the announcement of Board results, mothers celebrating the success of their kids on facebook and a post by a mother celebrating the 60% of her son going viral, suddenly everybody is discussing marks and education system. Newspaper are carrying articles about how are education is flawed and social media has erupted with similar posts. It’s time to make sure…

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Is Your Attention Damaging Your Child?

Attention is a very powerful positive reinforcer. “What you pay attention to grows“. It’s operant conditioning. So if you are paying more attention to your child’s annoying behaviours while not praising the good ones, more such behaviours are going to manifest. Let’s understand this concept with the help of a simple example. Case Scenario: Picture this. A child playing by…

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