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Repeated conflicts between me and my child made one thing very clear to me, that this was not limited to the differences in our temperaments. It was deeper and something that I was failing to understand clearly. I am one of the few people of the world who are too scared to turn to Google … Continue reading Understanding
In my heart, I am well aware that my child isn't my photo-copy. She is an extension of me an inseparable part of me but she isn't a miniature me. However, this understanding fails miserably the minute I don my parent cape. From the day I started journaling my life as a parent, I have always … Continue reading Celebrating the differences
The mere mention of 'Chocolate Brownie' fills my mind with the picture of a pure, unadulterated, gooey, rich chocolate that sinfully satisfies chocolate cravings while tempting me to ingest more than is wise. However, over the years of my experimenting with a number of chocolate brownie recipes, the following one is the one I loved … Continue reading Chocolate Walnut Brownie
I have read many books by Ruskin Bond lately as part of my venture of reading many books by one author. I picked this one to get a view of our motherland from Ruskin Bond's point of view. Though the book is beyond what the title seems to promise. The book is a collection … Continue reading The India I Love
The past couple of weeks have been very stressful due to many reasons. One being the constant trouble with the Broadband connection playing up and no concrete resolution for almost 2 weeks now. Though it was a major blow to my work schedule, on deeper thought it was life's way of giving me time to … Continue reading Aw Snap!
Ever since Pari stepped in school, I have been interested in reading a lot of books talking about school life to get an insight of what all goes on in the minds of young children at school, the various challenges they face and how they hope to alter their outcome. I know, I have … Continue reading School Times
Ever since Pari stepped in school, she was burdened with home-work. Even as a 3-year-old she had at least 2 pages to write every day. This work load has been growing with every class. There is often a talk about how the heavy bags and home-work load are something our children are better off without. … Continue reading Do children learn better closer to nature?