Learning from the First time Mom - baby brain food and much more. Recently during a tele conversation with sister-in-law, I learned about her pregnancy. Such a happy and ecstatic news this was. I immediately switched to ‘do’s and don’ts mode’, without even realizing how irritating it gets for mom-to-be. She gets a heavy dose … Continue reading Learnings from the First time Mom
Equal or shared parenting, the words which often describes the context. When parents equally distribute responsibilities and duties of parenting it becomes equally shared parenting. A relatively new concept in our society but definitely a game changer. We always had this debate on all forums, platforms that if parenting is a full-time job for mothers? Today … Continue reading Equal Parenting – Much more than sharing responsibilities
Activities to Enhance Cognitive Development in children – An Early Beginning! Have you ever wondered why ‘peek-a-boo’ is all time favorite game of all generations? Or Guess what – riddle solving is best family playmate? Well, we shall surely talk about it later, but first things first. Why do we need to do activities to … Continue reading Activities to Enhance Cognitive Development in children – An Early Beginning
Gleeful Parenting – How to make food yummy again! Ask any mother, what is her first and biggest concern? The answer indisputably would be – Food and Child Nutrition. Meeting with friends or family invariably ends on discussing food habits of children. Messy eaters, picky eaters, are the most commonly used words while talking food … Continue reading Gleeful Parenting – How to make food yummy again!
'An Enthusiastic Heart Finds OPPORTUNITIES Everywhere.' - Paulo Coelho This is my last post in 'Gleeful-Parenting' series! We started with 'A' and today it's over-whelming writing the last alphabet - 'Z'. Over these 26 letters, I have learned many things and introspected through the journey of writing. It is funny how positivity leaves it's marks … Continue reading A Zeal for Gleeful Parenting
We all have fears as a parent for our children, it's only natural to have such worries. When the child enters our life we fear for their well being, health and much more. I remember the time when daughter was under six months, I would go and check if she is alright every half an … Continue reading Your Parenting Fears – Gleeful Parenting
What's your X-Factor? We all have that one thing, which makes us proud of yourself and others, isn't it? In marketing, we call it USP - Unique Selling Proposition. We all have this X-factor, however, at times take few attempts to realize it. Like for me I always had a flare towards writing, but never … Continue reading What’s your X -Factor of Parenting?
Words of Wisdom - Positive and inspiring quotes every parent must share with children. Have you ever wondered how few positive quotes and words fill us with energy and good vibes? I always had a thing for good quotes and like using them in my writing and conversation. Quotes which touch our right chord and … Continue reading Words of Wisdom – Gift them the Knowledge
'Change is the Law of Nature' - Embrace Children's Vision for Future. We often find ourselves at crossroads with children when it comes to change. But can we stop the change; no we cannot and should not. Because change is inevitable. We try to contain change as per our convenience, but when it goes beyond … Continue reading A Vision for Future – Embrace Change
Supportive parenting - we all like to be a supportive parent, but at times misjudgments lead to a deadlock between parent and child. Our daughter is going to be six soon, and she is a chatterbox. I have seen our bonding equations changing over a period of time. I see her more relaxed while talking … Continue reading United We Stand – Supportive Parenting
"No matter how good or bad life is, wake up every morning and be thankful that you have one". - Anonymous Golden rules or words is our top motive when it comes to teaching good behavior to kids. But 'please', 'thank-you', and 'gratitude' is much more than just a few good words. Being thankful and … Continue reading Teach kids Gratitude and real joy of Being Thankful
School Safety for our children is a joint effort of Parents and School administration. The recent episodes of violence against children have shooked the entire nation. Everyone is talking about the safety of children and measures to create a safe environment. Two out of three children in India are subjected to some form of abuse, as … Continue reading School Safety – Creating safe environment for Children
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 me. From the decision to choose … Continue reading Respectful Parenting – Child Development
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 change and so are the … Continue reading Questions all Parents must answer
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 out several times in past. … Continue reading Parenting and Patience – GleefulParenting