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

Travelling with Young Children

The first  long flight I took with my daughter was when she was 10 months old. We traveled from Delhi to Singapore and I was alone. I was freaked out and I remember reaching to my friends on facebook for advice. Some of the most solid advice I got was from a blogger friend of mine who I had never met! Over the last five years, we have taken our annual vacations and have had multiple trips to our native cities. So I did travel with her many times after that first one. Over years, I have my own tips

KleverKid

As a mother of an energetic 5 year old, am always looking for meaningful ways to engage her. While I am no dictator when it comes to TV and tablets, we do have a weekends only rule for TV. There are exceptions a plenty to that rule, mostly when I am travelling or out late. Luckily, my daughter goes to a day care that has tonnes of extra curricular activities. That has been a major plus with them. She has been exposed to Karate and pottery along with the usual dance, music and art & craft classes. The trouble is