Choosing to Respond

When children are anxious or scared or are facing any big emotion, they don't need an adult who is yelling, lecturing or advising.

We were getting ready to go to bed when my 9 -year old daughter said in a calm tone, “Mumma tomorrow is my IEO (English Olympiad) exam” It was 10.30pm. She was unwell the last week so we didn’t practice and on the weekend I was busy with Storytelling. Amidst all this we forgot about…

Mindfulness for Mothers

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“Motherhood makes a woman complete” I grew up with this belief. Naturally my goal in life was to give birth and I was successful in achieving that goal. However I wasn’t prepared for what followed. Motherhood is highly overrated and it is not how it looks like in those diaper, baby soap, and baby oil/powder…

Parenting Lessons from Dangal

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Last weekend I watched the most awaited movie of the year, Dangal. Though the movie looks like any other sports movie, where the underdog wins, there is so much more to it. The movie portrayed the bond of a father and his daughters, the power of dreams, the persistence and hard work of a coach…

Get Well Soon!

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I enjoy every aspect of parenting, the attitude, tantrums, fun, play and stories. However there is one phase that I dislike (read hate) about parenting. Any guesses? It’s the time when my daughter falls sick. It’s that terrible period when I tend to lose my cool. I start to over think and then the continuous…

A ‘Teacher’ makes all the difference

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“I never teach my pupils, I only provide the conditions in which they can learn.”- Albert Einstein. Today I want to share a story with you, which I read few years ago. Hope you enjoy. ********************* There is a story many years ago of an elementary teacher. Her name was Mrs. Thompson. And as she…