Mum, Let me have Fun

Mum, the house is a mess I know But let me a little learn and grow The toys are scattered everywhere A teddy here , puzzles there Here I play, there I run Please let me have a little fun !  This post is in response to the Weekly Photo Challenge and the prompt is…

An open letter to her husband by a busy mum

  Dear husband, We have come a long way in our marriage and hope to spend my entire life with you and more.Every day we talk to each other at home then why am  I writing a letter ? It is to tell you the things we don’t really talk about . After we had…

Teething Troubles

As for almost all these symptoms, it is best for parents to rely on their intuition to realize if they are actually due to teething or some other ailment.If problems are persistent consult your doctor.

How to deal with a stubborn kid

Stubbornness in children  is a part of  growing up especially in the toddler phase. Usually children are seen to have an unrelenting attitude where they are openly defiant to what they would like to do.  As children and toddlers are not born with a set system of decorum , they are constantly trying to explore,…

Pre schools-A World Apart 2

 Play-way all the way Australia was now our new home.After the initial engaging phase of settling down was over ,it was time for our daughter to begin her new innings as a learner . It was time to prepare her for her new beginning . Although we had a slight inkling about the schools here…

Pre-Schools-A World apart

All Play and No Work …is a NO   As most parents are aware pre-school is a transitional phase of education from home to school.It is a child’s first foray into formal education away from the safe sanctuary of their home.In my daughter’s brief stint in India ,since she was all of three I had…

When the second One Comes…

Two different children,two different experiences,but one love that we share-Paulo Rollo The arrival of the second child in our life is indeed a time of happiness and joy. However it also heralds a a time of changing dynamics within the family. The first born who was the sole and exclusive focus of attention within the…

Filling the Blanks

While studying psychology in school,I came across a interesting theory proposed by John Locke,a philosopher, that tried to explain a child’s behaviour by equating his mind to a  Blank slate or a ‘tabula rasa’. Now indeed various other theories have been proposed to invalidate it but somewhere this theory has clung to my mind like a…

Of scares and of thrills

“Fear comes with imagination, it’s a penalty, it’s the price of imagination.”-Thomas Harris Did you ever face a problem where your child is suddenly afraid to stay in a room all alone?They are only comfortable when they have someone around them?Well this is about my 4 year old daughter.To start from the beginning we have…

What were you born to do?

“Everyone has been made for some particular work and the desire for that work has been put in every heart. “ ~Rumi Waking up to the cries of my newborn right at the crack of dawn just when I am settled into a deep sleep,getting up to change nappy, feed , finally  I have managed…