From that incredulous moment you see two lines on a pregnancy test, right until the emotional experience of counting ten little fingers and toes on your newborn, she (or he) has been your constant companion. The gynaecologist plays such an integral role through our pregnancies that it is crucial to choose the absolutely correct one. Here are Afshan Anjum's tips on finding yourself the perfect gynaec.
Left handed, right handed, ambidextrous!!! It is 2017 and it really doesn't matter what hand your child writes with. Science has been telling us for decades that a child chooses to write with either left or right hand depending on the dominant side of their brain. However, it's only when you're a 'lefty' yourself or raising a left handed child do you realise how the world is overwhelmingly stacked up in favour of right handed people. when Shweta Singh faced this dilemma with her young daughter, she also found an unexpected ally. Here is her story.
The simplicity and innocence of my childhood Deepavalis imbued happiness in a way taash parties or alcohol never can. My only grouse if it all is the fact that I was only ever a spectator, never a participant in my grandmother’s culinary rituals and I think she preferred it that way. It was indeed her territory. Though someday, when I become a mother, I think I would want to involve my child in whatever little way I can, in my kitchen endeavours. What are we without memories suffused with a little bit of mess and playfulness?
While I always dreamed of motherhood, the more I delayed, the more it opened a world of apprehensions and fears I never previously had. The moment you start planning, you’re bombarded with advice, often dire pronouncements that you’re not really ready to hear.
What is the objective here, to teach the child motor skills, logical reasoning or something more? What I saw my child learn instead is that mummy had to go to several shops to buy the required materials, and had to browse the internet for ideas (did I teach my child to cheat just then? I don't know anymore!!). Invariably, I ended up doing most of the project for her because the only few tasks that she could do at that age was applying glue to stuff.
"What will the girls in my class dress as? Did India have any female freedom fighters?" An innocent question by her 4-year-old son sent Priyanka Bhattacharya Dutt on a trip down history lane to look for and reclaim untold stories of brave women who fought alongside men, even led men into battles for freedom. “Dress … Continue reading ‘Did We Have Any Female Freedom Fighters?’ Asked The 4-Year-Old
Remember the magic of the mighty Indian Railways that most of us experienced as kids. The joy of looking out of the window as the countryside whizzed by. Or even racing to take the upper berth, making it a house of sorts for the long train journey ahead. Somewhere along the way, we grew up … Continue reading All Aboard The Choo Choo Train