family connections…..

I feel blessed to have had a wonderful childhood. Memories of those carefree days are deeply etched in the mind. My parents always laid stress on inculcating good habits and values in us for which they devoted a lot of quality as well as quantity time with my brother and me. Every night after dinner the four of us would go for a walk - a time we all looked forward to and eagerly waited for. My father would do mental maths with us, there would be spelling and word meaning sessions and then he would tell us about the books he was reading and would narrate stories from them. What a delightful togetherness! Life had fewer distractions. Absence of computers, mobile phones and video games meant more family time together. Of

Dealing with teenagers …

  Dealing with teenagers in today's world is one of the most challenging  tasks of bringing up children. Nearly all of them go through behavioral changes , become adamant , have incessant demands and are defiant - making it difficult for parents to understand them and converse with them.  Inculcating good values in them is the only way to make sure that they grow up to be responsible individuals.There is a very thin line between too little discipline or a heavy handed approach to make them understand. Each child is unique and needs to be tackled in a different way. Teenagers need a supportive environment and parents should play an active role in providing it to them. Children should be praised and applauded for for