Parenting

OPEN TO OPINION

VOICES

 |   Long-form
Parenting, Health, SPS, ADHD

My 21-year-old son was diagnosed with ADHD. This is what I learnt

Having a name for his condition does not change the condition. It changes the way we can deal with it.

VOICES

 |  4-minute read
Parenting, Child sexual abuse, No Go Tell

Short Malyalam film shows the best way to address sex abuse to children

No Go Tell gets the difference between 'good touch' and 'bad touch' right.

VOICES

 |  6-minute read
Children, Childhood, Parenting

The one thing you should never ask a child

We are, after all, a selfish race that exists for pleasure, irrespective of what we might destroy for it. Ask Earth.

LIFE

 |  4-minute read

VOICES

 |  4-minute read
Parenting, Human behaviour, Dolls, Health

Why our children need to play with dolls

For before you even realise, their innocence will outgrow these fake human forms.

LIFE

 |  7-minute read
LGBTQ, Parenting, Section 377, Homosexuality

My son is gay, but that's not all he is. And I'm proud of him

For your child to stand tall, you need to help him/her see his/her sexual orientation for what it is.

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
Facebook Safety Center, Social media trolls, Bullying, Parenting

How our children can be safe on social media

Just because the bullying is happening online doesn't mean that they should ignore it.

LIFE

 |  4-minute read
Mental Health, Parenting, Autism

What it means to raise an autistic child in India

Archana Nayar, director, Autism Centre for Excellence, says, 'Not all disabled children need to be making candles.'

LIFE

 |  Mom-Noxious  |  5-minute read
Working mothers, Women, Parenting

Don't shame the working mother

As I watched an infant being assaulted at a Navi Mumbai creche in horror, my thoughts were with the mother who would suffer the guilt for not being 'good enough'.

LIFE

 |  5-minute read
Working mothers, Motherhood, Parenting

Mother's guide to negotiating with a 4-year-old: Let go of the small stuff

Don't be under any illusions my lovely hands-on mommies, our children are mirror images of us.