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Oct 18, 2012
Geetika, Kanda and the curse of female beautyConventional wisdom holds that a woman's face is her fortune. Yet the prospect of raising a beautiful daughter fills most parental hearts with terror — and a Gopal Goyal Kanda reveals why.
Sep 28, 2012
Bored no more: Smart tech is making us (and our kids) stupidA 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.
Jul 17, 2012
The new Indian parent: Laadla beta always comes firstWhile 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.
Jul 12, 2012
Princess complex: How fairy tales poison our daughtersBeware! 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.
Mar 01, 2012
Board exam hysteria: Teaching our kids how to failOur frenetic pursuit of academic success is harmful and futile. Given the crushing competition, the odds are that many of our children will fail – be it at topping their class or getting into that A-list college.
Feb 01, 2012
Baby Falak and sex education: The missing linkTwo 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?
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?
Jan 04, 2012
Say it loud, say it proud: I am not a Tiger MomAmy Chua's label has now become a badge of honour for upper middle-class, over-educated parents intent on raising super-achieving kids. It's no more than an excuse to cling to an outdated, narrow definition excuse.
Jan 03, 2012
Save the family ritual, each family needs oneIt doesn't have to be complicated or educational or improve your IQ. But every family needs a family ritual. Kavitha Rao discovered hers in an old-fashioned board game. What's your family ritual?
Nov 30, 2011
Does your child really need that iPhone?Everyone complains their children are getting more and more materialistic. But your kids don't want iPhones and designer jeans just because they see ads. They want them because they see you.