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Respectful parenting

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 me. From the decision to choose […]

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Child development

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 change and so are the […]

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Anger management

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 out several times in past. […]

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Children learning

Opportunities for Learning – Failure is not end of road

“Failure is simply an opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” – Henry Ford Opportunities – favorable moments or chances. A chance to grab and show your mettle. We get numerous favorable opportunities in life to grab and grow. Sometimes we miss out on certain chances and at times we win, but our failures […]

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Never Say No

Never say NO – Gleeful Parenting has no space for No

“No, you are not supposed to touch that.” “Never say that again.” “Do not open that please.” “You should never do anything like this.” These are most frequent statements we use with children throughout our daily conversation. Many cannot find the reason for highlighted terms/ words. As per behavioral experts and child psychologists, parents who use NO […]

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comedy

Laugh out Loud – Life is Better with Laughter

  “A Day without Laughter is a Day wasted!” – Charlie Chaplin Do you remember when you had a real hearty laugh, with friends, family or colleagues? Pulled a prank on someone, without the guilt of wasting time or being scorned later. Or read a satirical piece of writing without getting offended or judgemental about […]

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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 from pre-primary […]

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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/ Piano and many more. Vedic […]

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Ignite the Creativity – Let them go wild with Imagination

Ignite the Creativity in Children ‘Creativity is Intelligence having Fun – Albert Einstein’ Skill based education and skill development are quite viral now-a-days. Even our Central government is running skill-development institutes to enhance skills in youth. What is Skill based education and creative activities all about? We often pass our judgement without realizing the details on skills, intelligence […]

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parent child relationship

Guilt Free Parenting – Keep realistic parenting goals

Guilt-Free Parenting Araadhya worked till her very last day of pregnancy, she was wheeled inside labour room and by the time things could settle down someone screamed – baby’s crowning! It’s a sonny boy, joys and cheers everywhere; but Araadhya was troubled. Her maternity leave and office’s AGM preparation (annual general meeting) beginning same month. […]

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child behaviour

Father Child Relationship – Evolving Parenting Roles

Father Child Relationship and its ever changing dynamics! Anxiously he looked at the card, unable to understand what I really mean. My poker face did not give any clues to reveal the surprise. Few troubled moments later he asked swiftly, is it a Yes or No? I burst out laughing, as never saw him so […]

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child education

Education Beyond Books

Child – Education beyond books Sunita worked as house-help all her life; washing dishes, mopping floors, sweeping, laundry she accepts any of these chores with a smile. With fixed changes for each job, she is highly recommended house help of her area. Over chatty if you give her a chance by asking questions about her […]

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discipline children

Disciplining Children – Make it a Covert Operation

Discipline – A Covert Operation Have you ever wondered what life would have been without discipline? We know the reasons and need of discipline in life, don’t we? Discipline is one such crucial aspect of life which keep us sorted, design the blue print of life, bring utilization and make us social. But when it […]

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