(Part 2 of 2) The Science of Teen Rebellion Nancy Darling and Linda Caldwell from Penn State University conducted a survey among high schoolers. The topic was called "leisure time" which is something that the teens involve themselves in without their parents or any other adult supervision. Darling seems to remark that "when they are … Continue reading Nurture Shock – Why Everything We Think About Raising Our Children is Wrong (Part 2 of 2)
This is a book by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman first published in 2009. Nurture Shock This term simply means the state of panic that the new age parents have found themselves in. This new generation of parents have kept their instinctual knowledge and natural behaviours at bay. They are looking to tap into abode … Continue reading Nurture Shock – Why Everything We Think about Raising our Children is Wrong (Part 1 of 2)
The question is, what is the right way of parenting? When you read about successful people one thing that all of them refer to is the kind of childhood they had. Either they had motivated parents who laid a solid foundation or they had abusive or divorced parents that made their childhood miserable and the sheer vigor to get out of it made them successful. One thing is common among both and that is they didn’t have an ordinary childhood like you and me. Parenting has direct affect on how much successful you will be in your life. So, I turned to books of various kinds. For me reading parenting books turned out to be like therapy. Its less about children and more about parents.I recently finished Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua at rocketing speed in 4 days. This is the best I have done…
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"I don't want to go to School!", protests my daughter with angst very morning. Like her many of her friends tell the same. She is 2.5 years old and this anxiety has nothing to do with age. I see my nephews climbing down the stairs every morning gloomily. "Hey, will you take me to your … Continue reading I don’t want to go to School!
After enough contemplation and deliberation, my husband and I decided to put our daughter in the play school. We debated endlessly hearing each other’s sides of argument, quoting researches which suited our perspectives. Finally we concluded that we are in it together. Until the school started. The first two days were good because I accompanied … Continue reading To Preschool or Not To?
The question is, what is the right way of parenting? When you read about successful people one thing that all of them refer to is the kind of childhood they had. Either they had motivated parents who laid a solid foundation or they had abusive or ...
I pondered over the title a lot and finally settled on the above. I wanted to be more mean but held back my impulsion. “Where is this taking us?” I asked the lady, “Ma’am this is going to give them an edge, just a bit of it....thats all our attemp...
I was really excited when my daughter was turning 6 months. It was an opportunity to buy new stuff, silicon tipped spoons, bibs, high chair with cartoon prints, etc. Hardly did I know that once they begin eating they can also stop one day. This can practically give you convulsions. So enjoy the time before … Continue reading The Magic Ingredient
We all agree mothering is a very serious job. A job you can get without any prior experience, qualification, not even an interview. Its all about on-the-job training. Being on the shop floor and getting your hands dirty (I mean literally!) Out of all the experiences that I have had, I have struggled the most … Continue reading The art of spooning
As my daughter turns one coming Tuesday, there is mixed feeling inside me. I am unable to understand whose celebration is it. Shying away from socializing is my second nature so I wasn’t surprised but something inside me told me to investigate this feeling a little further. Why would I not want to make it … Continue reading First Birthdays are meant for Moms