Raising Awareness About MLD: The Story Behind Rumaisa & Zara Kindness Rocks
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Raising Awareness About MLD: The Story Behind Rumaisa & Zara Kindness Rocks

I got married while I was doing my MBA at the age of 22. I conceived right away and wasn’t really happy about it as I wanted a two-year break before starting a family. My pregnancy was smooth, without any complications, and went well till the end.  Rumaisa’s Birth On 21st Oct 2002, I gave…

Raising Readers: How to Encourage Reading Habits in Children
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Raising Readers: How to Encourage Reading Habits in Children

So you’ve taught your child how to read and you’re done patting your back about it, but he isn’t reading anything. As frustration builds, you devise different strategies to get the kid to read something. Okay, anything! I don’t know about you, but we definitely faced this issue with our son. So we are proud…

Raising Autistic Twins: How I Became The Warrior Mommy
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Raising Autistic Twins: How I Became The Warrior Mommy

The first year of my life after becoming a mom to twin boys was beautiful, and to be honest very tiring as well. It was and is a lot of work raising autistic twins and managing them by myself since I was living in the UAE, in a home away from home and family.  The…

Raising a Child with Special Needs: Craniosynostosis
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Raising a Child with Special Needs: Craniosynostosis

If you are a parent of a child with special needs, or if you just got to know that your child is differently-abled, and you are scared about how you’re going to deal with it, then BINGO! This article is just for you.  Be calm, have patience and try to make strategies on how to…

Welcoming Puberty: Having the Talk With Your Growing Child
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Welcoming Puberty: Having the Talk With Your Growing Child

As much as we’d like to believe otherwise, our children are constantly bombarded with explicit content. Children see and hear a lot about topics around puberty and how often it is associated with sex, infatuations, and body image. By the time children reach the age of puberty themselves, they may have vague ideas about what…

Raising Sulayman – The Journey of a Dad Raising an Autistic Son
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Raising Sulayman – The Journey of a Dad Raising an Autistic Son

Sulayman is my firstborn and the kid that gave me the privilege of being called “Dad”. As much as we like to think of all our kids equally, that feeling you get from your first child is unique. For the first 12 months, he seemed like a typical newborn, but after about 14 months, Sulayman…

Changing the Thought Process On Divorce: What You Should Teach Your Daughters

Changing the Thought Process On Divorce: What You Should Teach Your Daughters

Women have somehow been subconsciously trained since childhood to think of everyone else before they think of themselves. Before they decide to choose a career path, for instance, they think: Will my parents approve of this? Will society approve? Will I get a good rishta (proposal)? Will my husband let me work in this field?…