Category Archives: parenting

The Science of Curiosity

When I was a small kid, I had hun­dreds of ques­tions about every­thing. What they taught us in school was com­plete­ly dis­tanced from my curios­i­ty in observ­ing the world around me. Why are these peo­ple defe­cat­ing in the bush­es? Nobody … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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The Challenges Of Unselfish Parenting

We cap­ture every pos­si­ble pic­ture and video of our chil­dren today. We cap­ture the audio of the first sounds our child makes. We cap­ture the video of the first time our baby begins to crawl, and the first time our … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Imaginative Parenting with Fictional Characters

Kids are the fastest evolv­ing species on this plan­et. Par­ent­ing tech­niques become out­dat­ed faster and faster. How­ev­er, I think many under­ly­ing prin­ci­ples remain the same. I think good par­ent­ing is not an acquired skill – because it needs con­stant acquir­ing. … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Mentally Challenged, Raped, Pregnant. Abort?

While Barack Oba­ma pro­claims White House sup­port to the UN Con­ven­tion on the Rights of Peo­ple with Dis­abil­i­ties to which India is a sig­na­to­ry, the Indi­an Supreme Court has deliv­ered a land­mark judg­ment in a unique case of young woman … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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The Power Of One

A con­ver­sa­tion between a small girl (Scout) and her father (Atti­cus) from To Kill A Mock­ing­bird: “Do you defend nig­gers, Atti­cus?” I asked him that evening. “Of course I do. Don’t say nig­ger, Scout. That’s com­mon.” “ ‘s what every­body … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Religion vs. Atheism in Parenting

A few weeks back, I read Richard Dawkins in The God Delu­sion say: I want us to flinch when we hear of a ‘Chris­t­ian child’ or a ‘Mus­lim child’. Small chil­dren are too young to know their views on life, … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Parenting the next generation

I con­tin­ue to be amazed by our pre­co­cious chil­dren. And I’m sure every gen­er­a­tion before us has gone through the same amaze­ment. What’s unique about our chil­dren? Noth­ing unique, in my opin­ion, just that as the rate of tech­no­log­i­cal advance … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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