Are Parents Pushing Too Hard?

Last week, I came across this article 'Getting Into The Top Colleges: Are Parents Pushing Too Hard?' by Diana Simeon, originally posted at 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?

The ‘Generation Talk’

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’

Birthday Memories

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