I Made Sidia is a world-renowned Wayang Puppeteer and trainer, based in Bali. I had the opportunity to interview him during my trip to Bali and also watch him, his son and his daughter perform. In his interview, he emphasizes the importance of storytelling ( in whatever form ) and how it can help instil values in children. Stories can also help community building and can keep a dying culture alive. For more watch the video.
An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind Do not take it lightly when your child is hitting or biting Just the other day I was called aside by my two and a half year old’s play group teacher and as I straightened up for ‘the talk’ my mind raced with a zillion … Read more
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
Yes! The question that keeps buzzing in one’s head – especially when one begins to ‘grow-up’. Who is God? Did you ask your mother this when you were a kid? Most probably not. You just sat beside her, holding her dupatta, shyly – folding your hands and devoutly – bowing your head. Why would you … Read more
Parents often ask me for advice on parenting. Some worry about a spirited child and want her to calm down while other stress about a quiet child and want her to come out of her shell. On almost all occasions I find myself telling them to just let the child be. Am I an expert … Read more