Is the academic pressure in schools today eating into childhood?

Is the academic pressure in schools today eating into childhood?

Today I spoke to a friend from school after years. She, too, is a mother now to a feisty six-year-old. She was rather concerned about her daughter’s poor performance, in terms of grades, in school. The poor grades have been de-motivating her, so much so, that she is suddenly very low in self-esteem. On delving … Read more

Sharing the world of Books with my Daughters

Sharing the world of Books with my Daughters

“Sharing the magical world of books with my daughters, just like my mother did” “Books are the quietest and the most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and the wisest of counsellors and the most patient of teachers.” – Charles W. Elliot “You know, it would be great if you could write a … Read more

‘You’ and ‘I’ and the Happiness Within

‘You’ and ‘I’ and the Happiness Within

‘You’ and ‘I’ and the happiness within. How can we create a happier world?  It is often said happiness comes from within but how often have we paid attention to what it implies? If a person is unhappy, no amount of money, success and love can change the feeling for good. Happiness comes to those who … Read more

My Daughter, My Reflection!

My Daughter, My Reflection!

We have all read and heard elders say how children are a reflection of their parents, their surroundings. I never really thought much about this till my own daughter started growing up. Giving a little context, I have a delightful little girl who is 4.5 years old now. The moment she started speaking her first … Read more