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Keep Calm And Mommy On by Tanu Shree Singh – #AtoZChallenge Day 15

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Tanu Shree Singh

Book Blurb – Keep Calm And Mommy On by Tanu Shree Singh

How do I get my kids to be polite?
How do I get my kids to stop fighting?
How do I get my son to do homework without endless nagging?
How do I deal with teenage hormones?
How do I help my daughter deal with bullies?
As a mom (or dad) these questions must be giving you sleepless nights. But don’t despair just yet! Read this wise, funny and charming book, for handy lists. hilarious anecdotes and practical solutions to your dilemmas.
It will help you keep calm and mommy on!
Dr Tanu Shree Singh combines her academic training in psychology with her practical experience as the hands-on mother to two teenagers, to discuss the challenges and delights which today’s parents face.

Book Review – Keep Calm And Mommy On by Tanu Shree Singh

You instantly know the difference, when a book comes from a psychologist cum a Mommy. And ‘Keep Calm And Mommy On’ is that book.

This book focuses on issues that come accrued with kids growing up and also growing up a mind of their own. With examples from her own life as a mother of two teenagers and other stories from fellow parents, Dr. Tanu Shree Singh, insists that it’s a cruel world out there and if we want to protect our kids from getting carried away or misguided, then there is only one way out. COMMUNICATE. Be it issues related to religion, intolerance, sexuality or crimes, children need to be provided with a balanced perspective of these ugly realities and thus the author insists that we as parents should play the important role of the information bearers for our kids. Lest they may find information from biased or extremist sources and develop a skewed view of things.

Among the several parenting self-help books that I have read for AtoZ Challenge, this is the only one that talks about bringing kids face to face with the concept of Death. Such is the extent of rationality the author brings along with this book.

I liked the writing style of the author very much, with right amount of humor sprinkled through her stories in her home. The conversations shared between her and the kids are very heart-warming and also thought provoking. As a mother of two boys, I identify with Dr. Tanu Shree’s concerns when she says that it is a task to bring up boys who respect women and are empowering specially when our household is not the silo where the kids stay. With involuntary exposure and various external influences, the author reinstates the significance of her first and most important parenting lesson – COMMUNICATE

Tanu Shree Singh

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9 Comments

Deepa April 17, 2019 at 10:04 am

I guess this book is helpful for parents of little older kids like mine too as self-help parenting books are always needed when you have teens and tweens at home. Will surely check it out.

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Sonia Chatterjee April 17, 2019 at 2:54 pm

I read the back story to this book about how it was conceptualized and that’s really different. This is probably going to be on my TBR once Tuneer gets into his teens because it gets more relatable then.

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vidhya thakkar April 17, 2019 at 3:46 pm

another interesting book! loved it

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Abhijit April 17, 2019 at 4:02 pm

Nice review. It must come in handy, if they are inclined to read, parents of preteen and teen aged kids.

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Vartika Gakhar April 17, 2019 at 4:30 pm

Looks like this book would be more helpful when my gals are a bit grown up…in their teen years.

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Shubhra Rastogi April 17, 2019 at 4:33 pm

I have read this book and really liked it and Tabushree herself is a gem of a person full of energy all the time.

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Priyanka Nair April 17, 2019 at 8:32 pm

An author with the right mix of academics, psychology, and practical experience. It sure is a good read for mothers, my elder sister recommended this to me a while ago as she finished reading when she was struggling hard to deal with her early teen kiddo

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Trapti April 17, 2019 at 10:50 pm

Nice book review!!!!

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Shilpa Garg April 18, 2019 at 1:44 am

A parenting book that’s wise and funny is right up my alley. Thanks for sharing this wonderful book, Anupriya!

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