Tag: Parenting

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Dagny

Boy With a Backpack

The boy with a backpack was ten years old, give or take a year. He had bright, intelligent eyes and a cocky assurance about him.

Parenting: Building Up Your Child

“Come on Anuj! Come on, buck up! Faster, faster, FASTER!” The woman leaning over the railings yelled hoarsely in a passion of parenting frenzy! The venue was

Impact

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3IVRys63x4?rel=0&w=640&h=360] My first reaction to this video was of admiration for Jennifer… naturally. She is certainly a girl of indomitable spirit. Although the video

That Chilly Winter Night

I remember how cold it was that night. I had taken them out for dinner; she and her mother. I’d just landed my dream job

Let Us Play!

I realized something as I began writing this. I can no longer call him a newbie. As they are eager to point out, chronology is

Everyday Equanimity

My cell phone rings. “Hello!” I answer. “Helllllooo! Shruti hai kya (Is Shruti there)?” “Jee nahi. Ye Shruti ka number nahi hai. Aapka galat number

Two Little Girls

The story is old but timeless, as all good stories must be. There was nothing distinguishing, let alone spectacular, about those two girls. They lived

Keeping It Simple

How do you handle awkward questions from your growing children? My first rule has been never to avoid the questions. No matter what I have

Ordinary Days

.. This video was made by a mother. Naturally, it presents a mother’s perspective. The things a mother would do for her child, the manner

Imperfectly Perfect

Many years ago I read a heart-opening account written by a father, of how they learned to embrace and celebrate the the Imperfectly Perfect completeness

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