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Imagine: Why it’s time to stand up to anxiety

July 19, 2020 6:20:39 am

It speaks with such conviction, using our thoughts and our brain to work against us until, unwittingly, we are recruited as its voice

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Why early child health immunisation is important in India

July 5, 2020 2:08:31 pm

Despite the government spending billions of dollars in programs like Mission Indra Dhanush, the country's immunisation rate remains one of the lowest in the world.


A teenager tells parents how to ‘turn on the light’

July 4, 2020 4:53:47 pm

Parents ought to just relax a bit at times. It’s a global pandemic we’re experiencing, not a productivity contest, writes a teenager.

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Doctors’ Day: ‘Don’t remember the last time I hugged my kids’

July 1, 2020 2:21:45 pm

'Emergencies are a way of life but I love my work. And I hope this will end soon. And I hope they will soon be in my arms again and I can love them once again without the fear of contracting any virus.'

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Through the looking glass: Raising a generation through a pandemic

June 30, 2020 9:30:36 am

No matter how cushioned your child is today, your child is perceptive of the crisis that we are living as well as that of your anxieties.

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Parenting in lockdown: ‘We are enjoying board games with the kids’

June 26, 2020 4:29:32 pm

Each day, a different person gets to choose what game we play. I'm amazed at how much it is teaching us as adults.

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Fatherhood in lockdown: ‘It took a pandemic to slow down and spend more time with my son’

June 23, 2020 6:30:12 pm

'Lockdown has taught me many things. While adapting to work from home was easy, it was adjusting to work at home that actually took some more time.'

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A father writes on fostering pro-dad workplaces

June 21, 2020 2:43:56 pm

Work-life needs are not and should not be gender-specific.

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Mental health is a collective responsibility: The person is not the problem

June 21, 2020 9:45:50 am

Imagine: We have created the toxic society in which young people are struggling to survive.

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The challenges in remote learning for young children

June 19, 2020 2:22:02 pm

eaching styles must evolve to ensure that young children, regardless of their situation, enjoy the experience of learning, while continuing to engage with their teachers and classmates.

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Parenting in the time of crisis: Let kids embrace the messy realities in their play

June 12, 2020 2:21:31 pm

We need to find meaningful ways to translate the beauty and disaster, the joys and failings, the triumphs and sorrows of our world for their pretend-play, and for the sake of our children, stop pretending as adults that all is in order.

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Digital self-harm and the need for authoritative parenting

June 2, 2020 6:43:12 pm

Among teens today, sexting is getting common due to not only easily accessible online porn videos but also due to web series, which use slangs and incidents of sexting liberally.

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Kindness is our hope in the post-COVID-19 world

May 31, 2020 8:00:56 pm

It is easy to forget in a crisis, but being kind to each other is what has helped the human species survive over two millennia

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Talking About Consent with Young Boys

May 17, 2020 7:30:38 am

There are no greys in affirmative consent -- it is black and white.

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No friends, no football: Lockdown diary of a 12-year-old

May 13, 2020 2:04:24 pm

'I instantly knew it would be nearly impossible for me not to play with my friends in the apartment complex and remain sane.'

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Pointers for sex education: Have an interactive chat with your children

May 9, 2020 7:02:36 pm

In the wake of the locker rooms fiasco, we need to reform how we talk to our kids about sex.

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Imagine: Are our children safe at home?

May 2, 2020 12:09:17 pm

The memories of the pandemic will stay in our children's memory banks forever. The question to all the parents is, 'What deposits are we making?'

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Why kids are the best storytellers

May 1, 2020 5:49:24 pm

Even when the little ones play with their toys, they often come up with some creative stories.

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Let’s imagine a brave new world: What is your Zihuatanejo?

April 18, 2020 6:05:25 am

Keeping the overwhelming tragedy aside, maybe COVID might help us to dream of a brave new world – our very own Zihuatanejo where we can let go of the memory of our stale old world which had literally started rotting and stinking.

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Corona panic: Courage is not a trait or a quality; it is a practice 

April 4, 2020 10:02:00 am

Imagine: It reminded me of A Letter to the UK from Italy by the writer Francesca Melnadri, “Old resentments and falling-outs will seem irrelevant. You will call people you had sworn never to talk to ever again, so as to ask them: ‘How are you doing?’"

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What Covid-19 is telling us about the future of schooling

April 2, 2020 4:14:30 pm

If anything, this forced cohabitation during Covid-19 will only make parents appreciate the role played by schools and teachers.

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Parenthesis: Parenting in the time of corona

March 27, 2020 1:47:52 pm

Unfortunately, this is the 'new normal'. We don't have a choice but to accept our situation and do the best we can.

(The writer has a PhD in Positive Psychology and is a lecturer in psychology. She is also the author of the book Keep Calm and Mommy On. Listen to Season 1 and 2 of Tanu Shree Singh’s podcast Difficult Conversations With Your Kids.)

Coronavirus quarantine: ‘We are all anxious and children excel at sniffing it out’

March 24, 2020 2:25:52 pm

Difficult Conversations: This is the time when we take a stock of what matters and what doesn’t. And it also presents an opportunity to us to set an example for our kids.

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Love in the time of Corona: Let’s appreciate tiny things to be grateful for

March 21, 2020 6:04:05 am

Imagine: The families that I have met have talked about how they are doing things they had forgotten brought them so much joy – goofing around with their children without any agenda, spending time in nature.

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Being Baba: How to deal with the coronavirus scare when you have a baby

March 18, 2020 5:38:55 pm

How do you practice social distancing in a country of over a billion people and how do you keep your babies safe?