Parenting the parent

For parents distraught with contradictory advice from parenting experts, and challenged by the task of raising a child in today’s fragile times, help is now at hand.  Ooops, a toolkit  for parents by Dutch author Erik R Robertson, published by Life Positive...

The shape-shifting teen

Stuck between adulthood and childhood, the teenager is uncomfortable and confused as he struggles for an identity and independence. Mansi Poddar guides parents on how to deal with this most difficult of...

A teenager’s parenting guide

Reading the first few pages of this book brought back memories of my restless teenage years spent mostly in making sense of all the changes within me and the world outside. While our home was never short of love, there were no answers coming from my parents to...

The real test in life

Come January, and the city of Mumbai gets gripped by exam fever every year. It spreads like wild fire, from one person to another. The community stops in its tracks, focused only on helping students to study hard, and get 98 per cent marks in the...