Raising Teenagers in The Wake of COVID-19: How is Social Media Helping Teens Cope?

Raising Teenagers in The Wake of COVID-19: How is Social Media Helping Teens Cope?

While the COVID-19 pandemic may be viewed for all its negatives, having their parents at home and spending more time with parents/family was declared as a positive by children, when asked what they had enjoyed the most during the pandemic. However, this is true majorly for younger children. For adolescents and teenagers, it is a different…

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…

A Fitness Instructor’s Guide to Raising Healthy Children

A Fitness Instructor’s Guide to Raising Healthy Children

As a personal trainer, people expect that my family is as enthusiastic about fitness as I am. That my children are energetic and that we probably don’t eat any ice cream. As much as I wish it was true, it isn’t. My children aren’t any more active than the ordinary, nor are they overly enthusiastic…

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…