“Bachpan” (Childhood)

क्यू याद आती है बचपन की यो गालीयाँ, क्यू नहीं भुला पता कोई वो मुस्कुराती कलियाँ, कैसे याद रहती है वो सारी बातें, कैसे सामने आती है वो प्यारी तसवीरें। ( why do you remember those childhood lanes? why you cannot forget those happy blooms? How do you remember those talks, how do you recollect…

Which stick would you pick?

It was a Saturday evening,the kids and myself were playing a game of “pick up sticks”. In this game you drop a handful of sticks at one go on the floor or any flat surface and then with the help of one another stick you have to pick up each stick one by one making…

Are you a “Snowplow” parent?

Confused? I was also taken back when I first read about it. While we all know about the different forms of parenting namely helicopter parenting, permissive parenting, authoritarian parenting, and tiger parenting, to name a few. This parenting style goes one step further. Snowplow parents clear a path, much like a snowplow clears the snow…

10 words to my son on his 11th birthday

You and I shared the same heart beat 11 years ago, and now every time I see you I can see my heart outside my body living life miraculously. I remember waking up in the night, feeling you move inside me. I would sit up at night,feeling you move, imagining what you might be like.And…

Being a mother…

“Being a mother, is being HUMAN” I could have never imagined playing myriad roles, if I was not a mother. I believe it implies to most of us. You are the first teacher, cook , nurse, help , driver , inspiration and guide to your child. Motherhood has taught me compassion and patience which I…

Choose gentle 🌼

From diapers to wash cloths and clothes to lotion, you have always chosen soft and gentle products for your baby then why not words? What happens as they grow up? Do they not remain gentle? Or soft? Then why bombard them with words so harsh that it ruptures not only their clothes but also their…

6 steps on how to praise your child.

“Never delay an expression of appreciation . . . it has a terrible shelf life.” Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D Celebrating what works for your children is another opportunity for empathetic connection.Take time to listen for: (1) the feelings they are having as a result of their accomplishments, and (2) the needs they have met by…

Once a little boy went to school …

Once a little boy went to school. One morning The teacher said: “Today we are going to make a picture.” “Good!” thought the little boy. He liked to make all kinds; Lions and tigers, Chickens and cows, Trains and boats; And he took out his box of crayons And began to draw. But the teacher…

5 tips to keep disagreements healthy.

  When a 1 year old baby whines for your attention and does not let you be free, that’s  not dis respect , it’s child instinct.  When a 3yr old, cries for a toy , it’s not considered disagreement , it’s child like. When a 5 yr old disagrees to go to school, that’s not…

Do you agree with this?

I met with this image scrolling on Instagram and now I am curious. How many of you really agree to this? Is this not a bribe? What are we doing? Yes they will agree to do the chores but on compulsion and not by choice. They will never value them or understand their importance in…