Raising Threenagers

Raising Threenagers

Let’s be honest. How many of you were familiar with the term “threenagers”? While it may totally seem like I have created it out of sheer frustration, but if you are a first-time mom, struggling with the “terrible twos” that is widely notorious, I beg your pardon before I burst your bubble and introduce you to…

Expat Parenting – A Not-so-smooth Process!
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Expat Parenting – A Not-so-smooth Process!

As exciting as it may sound, expat parenting comes with its fair share of struggles. Not that it consists entirely of struggles and no benefits, but the fact that the transition for parents may be challenging, totally hinders the process of excitement. A sensibly made decision of moving abroad for whatever prospects is obviously well sought after….

The Role of Fathers in Raising Emotionally Intelligent Boys
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The Role of Fathers in Raising Emotionally Intelligent Boys

The Link Road case has shaken all of us to our cores as we come to grips with the realization that women and children are not safe from “toxic masculinity” that prevails in the form of rape culture in our society.  On many parenting forums, I’ve witnessed people calling on mothers to step up to…

Raising Gentlemen: From the Diary of a Funny Woman
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Raising Gentlemen: From the Diary of a Funny Woman

Where do I start? I belong to a family of five siblings including myself. My eldest sister got married at a very early age, I was barely 10. Surrounded by three rowdy boys, I became a tomboy. The only difference was my parents instilled manners in me and skipped teaching manners to the boys. I…

Raising Children on the Spectrum
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Raising Children on the Spectrum

This June, my eldest son, who has an autism diagnosis, turned 10. He had received his diagnosis when he was around 3 years old. Initially, the diagnosis comes as a shock. One feels numb and goes into denial. This is a natural reaction before one reaches the acceptance stage. A lot of questions and ideas…

From the Diary of a Second-time Mommy
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From the Diary of a Second-time Mommy

When I became a mother for the first time more than four years ago, I was always under pressure to be perfect. It’s not like people were pressurizing me. It was just me. I wanted everything to be textbook-perfect. A perfect “normal” delivery. An exclusively breastfed child. Everything on schedule. Baby comes first. No to the…

Raising Tolerant Children: The Importance of Teaching Tolerance
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Raising Tolerant Children: The Importance of Teaching Tolerance

I have been keen on raising tolerant children since Zaviar, my firstborn, came into this world. The world we live in today needs a lot of tolerance and a lot more kindness than it already has. Thankfully, we are getting there because more and more people are becoming more aware and teaching tolerance to their children….