Are We A Generation of Anxious Parents?

My daughter was sick last week. She missed school almost the whole week. Missing school means missing out on lessons and falling behind your studies, a whole lot of homework and catch-up when you get back to school and a whole lot of worry for the parents and children. This seems like a pretty common scenario. Right? In fact, as the weather changes up, kids and falling sick by the dozen and class attendance levels are falling. I noticed a very curious trend in her school WhatsApp group. You know the one meant to discuss projects, lost and found, test

Is My Child Growing Right? The Parental Anxiety Story!

I am sure Paediatricians all over the world will agree that the most common query they get from parents of perfectly healthy children is “Doctor, is my child growing right?” In today’s world of fierce competition, we start off as soon as the child is born. Looking at percentile growth for the weight, the height and even the circumference of the child’s head. While I understand that these parameters need careful monitoring for early detection and prevention of problems, obsessing over them incessantly is what I have a problem with. When my daughter was a few weeks old, I remember

Once Upon a Time… A #SocialExperiment

I love stories. My love for stories and reading is the one things I have wanted to pass on to my daughter for sure. So, from a very young age, I have been telling her stories. We have a simple enough routine of stories before bed time. Most days, I either read a story to her or make one of my own. She picks out characters and I spin a tale… She has picked princesses, lions, magicians, hunters, magical flowers, naughty children, bunnies and all cutesy things. We really enjoy these sessions and I end up recording these stories on

Mothers Day Out – at KidZania

KidZania is a role play based indoor activity centre for kids. It allows children to participate in various activities and experience being an artist, a pilot, a dentist, a fireman or even a dabbawala! The Mumbai centre was running a promo on Mother’s Day. As a special treat to the mommies, they were allowing the mommies to participate in activities with the kids. They invited a few Mommy bloggers to participate in the celebration by becoming an intern with their child and assisting in the activities. When Ritu reached out to the JAMM’s group with the invite, I leapt up

Curious Cobo – An Activity Box for Kids

My daughter’s summer vacations have begun and her school is being renovated. So the classes will resume in July instead of June. To top that, her day care has ended. Ended for good. The reasons for that are for another post but at this point of time, I am desperately looking for activities to keep her engaged and away from the TV for the whole day! At such a time, when I learnt of Curious Cobo, I was more than happy to try it out. What is Curious Cobo Curious Cobo is a monthly subscription box for kids. It has