Respectful Parenting – Child Development

During my research work for Gleeful-Parenting series, I stumbled upon ‘Respectful Parenting’. For me, this style of parenting is an immediate connection. I am groomed like an individual since childhood, parents have always given me the liberty to say my choice. They discussed and respected my ideas on things related to …

Questions all Parents must answer

We love our children – Yes, of course. We want a better future for our children – Yes. Are we following all the best parenting practices? Yes. Do we have control over our ambitions and temperament in front of children? Yes. Well, asking all these questions would be a cliche’. Times …

Parenting and Patience – GleefulParenting

You ask any parent, the first thing ‘parenting’ taught them; the answer would be – Patience. I am no different, parenthood taught me patience. The virtue I was badly lacking in my life. Being an impulsive and little rebellious my first reaction would always be a ‘jerk-reaction’. Family, and friends even partner pointed …

Me and Mine – Turn it into Sharing and Caring

“”Sharing is Caring – Teaching our children to share is teaching them compassion and love.” – Kevin Heath ‘No mom! we cannot give this dress to aunty. This is my favorite dress.‘ She said making such a poise face, even my heart skipped a beat. ‘But you have grown big …

Kind Attention Please – Act of Balancing

Kind attention parents – Parents of grade 1 children please wait in the reception area. The class coordinator will address you soon.’ The announcement was made by school staff and we waited eagerly to be addressed by the primary class coordinator. Excitement is palpable on each parent’s face, as kids have just graduated …

Jumble Bumble – All the Trouble of Forced Ambition

Jumble Bumble – Forced Ambition Trouble Dance Bonanza – Dance Summer Class; Early bird discounts. DIY child craft – Special Craft classes for kids aged 3 and above. Skating/ Swimming/ Football/ Chess – First come first serve basis only. Music Summer Special – Choice of Instrument – Guitar/ Violin/ Keyboard/ …