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?…

Raised By The Highest Ranking Judge in The Country
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Raised By The Highest Ranking Judge in The Country

My oldest memory is coming to Karachi when my father became a judge of the Sindh High Court. I was two years old and this was 1978. Pakistan was under Martial Law rule and General Zia ul Haq was the Chief Martial Law Administrator, the Chief of Army Staff, and the President of the country….

Schools and Prestige: The Admissions Race in Karachi
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Schools and Prestige: The Admissions Race in Karachi

Wake me up when it ends.  That’s exactly how I feel these days about the ongoing admissions race and process in our beloved city, Karachi. It’s that time of the year when every social gathering, every waiting area, be it that of a salon or the doctor’s, all you’d hear people talk or discuss is…

Raising Entrepreneurs: How I’m Raising My Daughter
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Raising Entrepreneurs: How I’m Raising My Daughter

I have six kids. Yes, that still sounds crazy when I say it. We never knew we wanted six kids; we just never felt complete until then. However, on the way home from the hospital with the sixth, I looked at my wife and said, “I think we’re done now.” She replied, “I was done…