Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Should your child watch TV? Teewe has the answer

We're all part of the Technological Generation; make no mistake about that. In any given home, we are likely to have mobile phones, a tablet or two, laptops, HD  TV sets and iPods. It's probably getting more difficult to answer the question, 'Should my child watch TV?' because of the explosion of stimuli at hand today.

Now, while that's largely true for our home, the one thing that we have categorically ensured is that Gy gets very little gadget time. The reason for that is quite simple: it's going to be an integral part of her life anyway, once she crosses a certain age. At this point, we'd prefer it far more if the control for what she gets to see or do online rests in our hands. This is where Teewe has the answer to our dilemma.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Curiositi Activity Box: Review- Standosaurus

Curiositi- the world's first syllabus-based activity box- promises to bring fun back to learning in innovative ways. 

When they reached out to me by e-mail, asking if I would be willing to review one of their activity boxes, I agreed, after checking their website to find that they design boxes based on the academic grade level of the child. Well, that seemed like fun, all right!

Since Gy is in Grade 4, I requested for the box designed for that grade. They willingly complied and sent it by courier.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

The Mother of all Meltdowns

There was crying. Loud, unabashed sobs.

Things were flung- at the door, on the bed, against the wall. 

Eyes reddened and the blood boiled to the extent that veins stood out on the temples.

It truly was the mother of all meltdowns. Last week, on a Wednesday afternoon, to be very precise, all of the above manifested to create a very scary and unexpected outburst.But it gets worse. (Oh yes! Worse!) 

All of the above was not Gy; it was me.
Mother of all Meltdowns, Diary of a Doting Mom, Shailaja V

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Parenting by an Indian American Mom via @RoshniAaMom

Welcome to Guest Tuesday

Today, I am very happy to welcome a fellow parent blogger, Roshni AaMom, who blogs at Indian American Mom, to share her delightful insight into her life as a parent.

I've known Roshni for a while now, but got more acquainted with her blog through the #1000Speak movement which kicked off in March this year. Balancing compassion with humour, nurturing with nuggets of wisdom, Roshni does a great job in the blogging arena. I am so pleased that she agreed to write this  post for me.

It made me smile and I'm sure you will too, at the end of it.

Please welcome Roshni who writes a fun post on the ups and downs of parenting two boys.

Roshni AaMom, Guest post, Diary of a Doting Mom, Indian American Mom

You can follow Roshni via her blog, through Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest.

I'm very excited to have been invited by Shailaja to write a post for her blog! After racking my brain for several weeks over what the best topic to write on would be, I heeded her suggestion to make it Parenting! 

Monday, July 13, 2015

5 ways parenting is like blogging- Guest post

It's been a while since I've written something and today I welcome you all- parents, bloggers and readers- to read my guest post up on Rachna's blog:

Let me first thank Rachna Parmar for hosting me on her lovely blog, Rachna Says. Rachna and I connected earlier this year and have been in touch virtually every week since then. We have met once in person but that wasn’t nearly enough to catch up on all the things we like talking about- blogging, parenting, happiness and our mutual love-dislike relationship with social media. It is an honour for me to be here on your site, my dear, and I thank you for this wonderful opportunity.

They say parenting doesn’t come with a manual and that you’re constantly learning on the job. Now, blogging DOES come with manuals-sometimes way too many of them, if you ask me, but what I love about both of them is that you can always learn, are always taken by surprise and come out of it wiser and happier.

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