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My son is in elementary school and every time we receive a birthday party invite, looking for an unique and interesting gift is a struggle. Children these days mostly have everything, so to find a book, toy or a game which is appropriate for the age group as well as relevant and creative, is always … Continue reading Unique and interesting gifts for children
This morning I came across a video talk of President Obama in Oakland with NBA player Steph Curry to mark the fifth anniversary of My Brother's Keeper, an initiative started by the Obamas after the 2012 shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. They both addressed a roomful of boys and during the Q&A session, when … Continue reading What does it mean to be a man
Years ago, I was watching a television show where a group of children 4-8 years of age where asked candidly about what they thought love is? All their answers were interesting and funny, but one little boy's answer was different and interesting, he said, 'it's love when Mommy gives Daddy the best piece of chicken … Continue reading Love
I absolutely love this poem by Leo Buscaglia! To be able to listen without judging, interrupting or advising is such a wonderful skill to develop, I hope I can imbibe this in my conversations. Please Listen When I ask you to listen to me and you start giving me advice, you have not done what … Continue reading Simple yet difficult
I had read this many years ago and has stayed with me. I don't know who the author is, but the story is a good reminder that in life you will receive what you give. A son and his father were walking in the mountains. Suddenly, his son falls, hurts himself and screams: "AAAhhhhhhhhhhh!!!" To … Continue reading A Walk In The Mountains
Had to post it, love this!
Last week, I came across this article 'Getting Into The Top Colleges: Are Parents Pushing Too Hard?' by Diana Simeon, originally posted at https://yourteenmag.com/teens-college/the-race-to-success. This article is a great reminder for us as parents to calm down! For me, it also has some answers to my previous post! There is no doubt that we should … Continue reading Are Parents Pushing Too Hard?
For the past few days in our house we hear our 8-year-old using this phrase often, ‘please don’t start the generation (gap) talk!’ My husband and I, having grown up in India in the 80s often tell him how we didn’t have unlimited choices for food, clothes, toys, entertainment, books, or opportunities to enroll in various activities. … Continue reading The ‘Generation Talk’
We are approaching your 9th birthday and when I look back, I distinctly remember how joyful your previous birthday celebrations have been—from planning; to designing the invites; making the decorations; and having a lovely group of friends around to celebrate! Until you were 6, life for us as a family was erratic. During this time, … Continue reading Birthday Memories