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Bored no more: Smart tech is making us (and our kids) stupid

Sep 28, 2012

Bored no more: Smart tech is making us (and our kids) stupid

A four-year-old is bored because she doesn't know what to do with ten minutes of empty time -- without TV, friends, iPad or toys. Who's going to help her? Certainly not parents who can't bear to be separated from their Blackberry. #Apple iPad #children #MaternalInk
The new Indian parent: Laadla beta always comes first

Jul 17, 2012

The new Indian parent: Laadla beta always comes first

While Americans worry about their children being too spoiled, we Indians can think of no greater life achievement than to raise a laadla beta of whom we expect nothing -- except to come first class first. #PlayStation #Xbox #IPod #MaternalInk #Indian children
Princess complex: How fairy tales poison our daughters

Jul 12, 2012

Princess complex: How fairy tales poison our daughters

Beware! The pretty princess at the centre of your beloved fairy tale might be hazardous to your daughter's mental health, well-being and self-esteem. #MaternalInk #Snow White #fairytales
Baby Falak and sex education: The missing link

Feb 01, 2012

Baby Falak and sex education: The missing link

Two year old Falak, bruised and burned, is an unwanted child. Our children desperately need sex education so they don't end up facing those kinds of terrible situations. But who's listening? #SexMatters #Sex education #Birth control #MaternalInk #Falak
Should we stop calling our daughters pretty?

Jan 17, 2012

Should we stop calling our daughters pretty?

How often do you call little girls "pretty"? It's pretty natural. But is it just driving home the wrong message in a country which already ranks number five in the list of nations demanding plastic surgery? #Parenting #MaternalInk #plastic surgery #eating disorders #Lisa Bloom