3 MOVIES TO REFLECT UPON

While set in different time periods and locations, these three gripping stories told through children’s eyes have made me step back from my own parenting reality. Comfortably confined in our Western bubble, it can be easy to overlook families’ struggles in other corners of the world. But films like these are great reminders of what... Continue Reading →

LOVE LETTER TO MY DAUGHTER

My dear baby girl, We had the immense privilege of staying together from the first time I held you as a newborn until now, nearly three years after. What a wonderful little girl you have bloomed into! I tried my best to respond to your every need, day and night. Last year, at exactly the... Continue Reading →

THE KEY TO DISCIPLINE

"You don't need to be Yoda to be a good teacher", reassured Sarah Ockwell-Smith. On a gloomy Saturday, she unfolded the concept of imperfectly perfect parenting under the bewildered eyes of a dozen people sitting in an empty school of North London. Like the others, I was keen to access the well-kept secrets of parenting,... Continue Reading →

MOTHERS FOR HIRE

In the midst of Brexit turmoil ... Companies in the UK are currently facing a considerable decline in candidate availability. The latest KPMG and REC UK Report on Jobs shows that the decline in availability of both permanent and temporary staff is linked to a reluctance among candidates to move roles amid Brexit-related uncertainty as well as... Continue Reading →

BACK TO BASICS

If you have not heard of Kim John Payne before, you likely will thank me for introducing his stellar work here. The Australian family consultant and author of the best seller Simplicity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier and More Secure Kids among other books (*), has extensively researched the roots and antidotes... Continue Reading →

5 FAVOURITE OUTDOOR AREAS FOR CHILDREN

Are you tired of taking your children to the same playground with rusty swings over and over again? Are you craving a different sight than the one of your local park? With a little a bit of research, I found out that the city provides many unsuspected opportunities for outdoor activities all year long. Here are... Continue Reading →

LET THE CHILDREN PLAY

Picture children climbing in the trees, building sand castles or mucking around at the creek, immersed in their fantasy game. Peter Gray, Ph.D., research professor at Boston College, and author of Free to Learn and Psychology was invited this year to the Online Positive Parenting Conference hosted by Sumitha Bhandarkar, to speak about the need for children to have open,... Continue Reading →

CONNECTION AT THE CORE OF PARENTING

“It is easier to walk a beaten path than it is to break a new trail.”   After a few pages into my reading of Connection Parenting: Parenting through Connection instead of Coercion, through Love instead of Fear, I came across this sentence which captures so beautifully the essence of the Meanders of Motherhood.  What the author... Continue Reading →

WHAT EVERY PARENT NEEDS TO KNOW

If you are not going to read any parenting book and decided to solely rely on your instincts or listen to your mom, I still advise you to skim and scan What every parent needs to know by Margot Sunderland. It is a practical guide that enables new parents to make informed decisions on child-rearing, using... Continue Reading →

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