Do Co-ed Schools Nurture Gender Sensitivity?

March 9, 2022 8:15 am

While the benefits of co-ed schools are many, whether they inculcate gender sensitivity in children depends on a conducive atmosphere. While co-educational schools are more common these days, there are still some parents who prefer that their child studies in an all boys’ or all girls’ school. The reason: They do not want romantic entanglements […]

Why Do Parents Feel So Guilty These Days?

February 25, 2022 9:21 am

Parenting guilt was almost unheard of a generation ago. But it has now become a common emotion that modern-day parents have to deal with. What is this strong negative emotion that makes parents feel inadequate? They keep asking themselves: “What am I doing wrong?” It’s parenting guilt and it’s becoming increasing common.  You may feel […]

Thumb Sucks

February 18, 2022 3:48 pm

Parenting is like an exhausting, never-ending marathon wherein you have to continually tailor the baby’s routine to grow with the child. Just when you’re set with the three naps cycle, it’s time to drop down to two naps. After struggling to get the baby to drink from the bottle, it’s time to wean them off […]

First Wicket Partnership- Parenting Edition

February 3, 2022 7:48 pm

We stand at an interesting crossroad, with one leg firmly in the past and the other stepping into the future. As a country rife with contradictions, one may find themselves vacillating between the past and the future with equal ease. We Indians have strong views about everything from religion, culture, politics, gender norms, education to […]

Teething Troubles

January 21, 2022 11:58 pm

Your baby starts inching towards toddlerhood when his gummy smile transforms into a toothy grin. The first tooth arrives after the six-month mark, but the process of teeth eruption may start as early as four months. It only ends around the three-year mark once they have a complete set of teeth. These are known as […]

Baby Led Weaning – The Indian Edition

January 7, 2022 5:03 pm

Imagine going to a restaurant with your sixteen-month-old. How do you think your meal would pan out? Perhaps you would take out a prepacked home meal from the diaper bag and proceed to painstakingly feed your distracted toddler for thirty minutes while your food gets cold. Perhaps you’d offer them your phone so that they’ll […]

A Solid Start

December 24, 2021 9:12 pm

A definite milestone in a baby’s life is the day they get introduced to solid food. Before six months of age, a baby’s diet consists primarily of breastmilk, formula or a combination of both. Once they get a start on solids, they begin inching towards toddlerhood, and it’s goodbye to the newborn stage. When introducing […]

Manual – Sleep Training Edition

November 6, 2021 1:50 pm

Once you’ve decided to leap into the sleep training pond, you will be hit by a cold wave of information. There are several techniques that can be used. The route you choose entirely depends on your baby’s temperament and what you personally feel comfortable with. The journey to positive sleep associations is not linear; it […]

Sleeping Like A Baby

October 21, 2021 9:08 pm

Let me start by saying that no one sleeps worse than a baby. I don’t know how this phrase originated, but it’s all lies. After three months of sleep deprivation, new parents ask themselves whether they will ever get a good night’s rest again. Not to fear, all is not lost. It is at the […]

Lifelong Duel: Motherhood And Sleep

October 9, 2021 8:41 pm

Recently I came across a curious term – ‘Momsomnia’ referring to the procrastination mothers do after their babies are asleep. Instead of catching up on much-needed sleep themselves, they watch Netflix, read a book or spend hours scrolling through social media. It is a form of insomnia in which mothers become so accustomed to checking […]

Breast is Best?

August 13, 2021 9:04 pm

Breastfeeding is considered to be one of the most natural and beautiful aspects of motherhood. A cherished moment of intimacy between a mother and a baby cementing their bond. But is it the easiest aspect of motherhood?  Not really. Contrary to what popular media would like you to believe, breastfeeding is not a simple linear […]

Parenting trap with Devanshi Shanay Shah

July 30, 2021 7:22 pm

I was wondering what would be an appropriate first article for a parenting column? Perhaps it’s wise to start from the very beginning? Once upon a time, there was an egg and a sperm. No, I’m just kidding. There is no need to go that far back. But I do see value in addressing this […]