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June 22, 2017

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Sending your little one to pre-school. What you can do.

Falak, who started a school after she discovered her calling to nurture little stars, shares some tips here on what you can do to help yourself and your little one to gain the most from the pre-school experience. She talks of how "Anxiety, fear, excitement, apprehensions, and there are so many more feelings a child and their parent/s go through when they start a new school. Calming down an anxious 2-year-old who has entered an unfamiliar environment, is not an easy job. The more you push them, the more they will resist." From cheerful good byes to picking up the child on time, here are some simple tips.  

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June 15, 2017

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Sugar, spice, chalk and cheese - a father of two little girls speaks.


Every child is different. Acknowledging this makes the parenting journey that much more fun. Vinay, a father of two little girls, each very different from the other,  speaks about the relationship between them. Today he is happy to go with the flow and explore the world around through his daughters and that makes every day  'father's day'. "Parenting is way beyond expectations when you let your little ones lead you where they will", says Vinay who juggles a demanding career with being an engaged father to two tween girls.

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June 08, 2017

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Being a connected father! A father's wish for everyday.


Dads sometimes struggle with work life balance as well, and want to stay connected with their young ones. Shivanshu, a father of two young,  growing, energetic boys talks of how he has discovered the energy to keep up with them despite his own hectic work schedule. Says he  "Something we all want to be but every day pressures and sometimes not knowing “how to” leave us wanting.   And then there is the feeling of guilt of not being connected!"

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June 01, 2017

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School daze- What makes a good preschool for my daughter?

Bringing a new life home is just the beginning. What happens when a devoted father has to let the apple of his eye explore the real world so she can discover herself and grow to find her space in it? He draws up a long list of requirements and even mulls over alternatives like home-schooling (and in wild moments - opening his own school). This week we bring you a glimpse of young father's search for the perfect school for his little munchkin. How he drew from his daughter's personality and needs to find what was just the right fit for her - a school that lets her explore at her own pace, one she cannot wait to go back to!

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May 24, 2017

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Bringing up father! My first steps into being a dad.

Fatherhood is a lot more invisible than motherhood. There may be a lot less advice on how to care for the child and fathers are often left to discover fatherhood for themselves. It can have  a profound effect on every man and the way he views the world. So how do men feel about being fathers? We start this series on discovering fatherhood by asking Chirag Baljekar, a young dad, to share his innermost feelings about becoming a father.   Read on about how he describes fatherhood as  - "an amalgamation of, unbridled joy, a form of anxiety I’d never felt before and of course uncertainty!"

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May 12, 2017

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To the best thing in all our lives; Mother's love. A happy mother's day!

Play mate, best friend, Reader of books, buyer of safe toys, Doctor, nurse, chef and one who makes playtime great. A mom is for ever! Happy mother's day!

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May 03, 2017

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Growing with play!

'Play, especially free play guarantees that skills develop by themselves. Do not lead; just listen and observe.  Leave the toddler  to their own devices.' This is the mantra followed by this month's guest blogger.  Akshaya Nandakumar, mother of an adorable toddler, Maya, talks about how playing is important for your child’s uninhabited growth and gives easy to follow tips to encourage your toddler in indulging in screen-free ‘old fashioned’ playing. 

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