Family & Parenting

Study links job problems to parenting

  Study links job problems to parenting (Tom Merton/Getty Images) Parents, take note! If your kids have problems at work, you may be responsible to some extent for the trouble, according to a new study which found a link between parenting styles and workplace behaviour. “It really is about both parents, but because mothers are typically the primary caregivers of ... Read More »

5 Phrases that should be a part of every child’s vocabulary

Teach children to say please and sorry (Thinkstock) If there is one thing that costs almost nothing, but is a great investment in your young one’s future, it’s manners. Yes, teaching kids good habits, behaviour, courtesy and how to present themselves in public is an important part of education. Your child comes across as a brat or a rude person ... Read More »

Why we really should ban the word ‘parenting’

  Why we really should ban the word ‘parenting’ (Getty Images) Parents have been raising children since the beginning of the human race. But raising children is not the same as ‘parenting’. The word itself entered the dictionary only in the 1950s, and did not become a part of the popular vocabulary till the 1970s. Initially, the word was used ... Read More »

Alcohol use by parents may affect children’s behaviour

  Children whose parents misuse alcohol or use, produce or distribute drugs face an increased risk of medical and behavioural problems, says a study. “Parents’ or caregivers’ substance use may affect their ability to consistently prioritise their children’s basic physical and emotional needs and provide a safe, nurturing environment,” said study co-author Vincent Smith, Neonatologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical ... Read More »

It’s child’s play!

A visit to the theatre will not only fire your kid’s artistic impulse, but will also encourage them to express their emotions. Here’s everything that you need to know about theatre for children Amasterclass on early years’ theatre by Roberto Frabetti of La Baracca, Bologna, Italy, was held in Mumbai recently and attended by an amalgam of theatre practitioners, preschool ... Read More »

Scared of square roots? Go back to your Vedic roots

  As a kid, did numbers, stats and figures freak you out? Well, that’s a fear an overwhelming lot of youngsters can relate to. According to recent surveys, students lag far behind in mathematics in their Class X board exams, with scores much below the average expectations. So, to overcome this, academicians are adopting other ways to get their students ... Read More »

5 Challenges youngsters face after graduating

  If you are someone who has just finished college, you must have realised that life is full of changes and challenges. Things are no longer as simple as bunking a class or marking a proxy. Here are some challenges that students face after graduating — be it school, grad or post-grad. a. Alarm clock rules your life You can ... Read More »

When your child comes out of the closet

It may come as a schock, but here’s how parents should handle the situation For 62-year-old Nandini Ramnath, an e-mail from her son settled in the US three years ago came as a huge shock. He had confessed that he was attracted to men. As he was tired of hiding his fact, he finally decided to come out in the ... Read More »

Offbeat summer workshops for youngsters

  Summer holidays are in full-swing with students keeping up with the pressure of results, entrance exams and the excitement of starting college in less than a month’s time. These holidays can also be a good time to learn a new skill. Apart from reducing academic stress, offbeat courses can help widen students’ horizon. Here’s a list of courses that ... Read More »