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Chayanika Singh
AtoZ Challenge 2019Book Review

How Your Personality Makes or Breaks Your Child by Dr. Chayanika Singh – #AtoZChallenge Day 16

posted by Anupriya April 18, 2019 10 Comments

Book Blurb – How Your Personality Makes or Breaks Your Child by Dr. Chayanika Singh

There are various factors both positive and negative which exert influence over a child’s behavior. We, as parents, make a lot of mistakes in the way we rear our children and some of these mistakes are unavoidable. Our innocence or ignorance may turn a child with an innocent mind into a difficult child!

We need to identify the repercussions of our own problems on our children, and look for ways to overcome them. If not, then we run the risk of our children going astray.

The objective of the book is not to instill any fear in parents or would-be parents. The author’s aim is in the direction of imparting discipline to parents and also to shed light on the problems and issues of parents.

This book is an opportunity to introspect, because everyone has unique problems, and has to manage their own behavior and consequently their children accordingly. The book serves as a mirror through which you can view yourself truly and clearly. It is full of tips on how to manage ourselves, small children and adolescents too! Continue Reading

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

posted by Anupriya April 17, 2019 9 Comments

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.

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Rujuta Diwekar
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Pregnancy Notes Before, During & After by Rujuta Diwekar – #AtoZChallenge Day 14

posted by Anupriya April 16, 2019 9 Comments

Book Blurb – Pregnancy Notes Before, During & After by Rujuta Diwekar

If you are preparing for pregnancy, are pregnant or have just delivered, Pregnancy Notes has got you covered. Rujuta Diwekar takes you through the journey, with tips for even before you get pregnant, till after you deliver your bundle of joy. Each stage includes notes on food, exercise and recovery. Also included are heritage recipes from across the country, so you can mine the wisdom of our grandmothers. This is a must-have guide for every woman. Continue Reading

Mindful Parenting
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All You Need Is Love – The Art of Mindful Parenting by Shelja Sen – #AtoZChallenge Day 13

posted by Anupriya April 15, 2019 11 Comments

Book Blurb – All You Need Is Love – The Art of Mindful Parenting by Shelja Sen

I accept and love you the way you are. You are unique, you are different and you are you. I will not compare you with others, I will not constantly keep expecting and demanding what you might not be able to do or give. As parents, we foist our dreams and aspirations on our children, push them to be more than we could ever be. But do we have the courage and honesty to look within and ask what drives our parenting – our own needs or those of our children?

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Aranya Roy
AtoZ Challenge 2019Book Review

Labour Pain of the Father by Aranya Roy – #AtoZChallenge Day 12

posted by Anupriya April 13, 2019 13 Comments

Book Blurb – The Labour Pain of The Father by Roy Aranya

The contents are simple incidents that might be very close to your own experience, both for the father as well as the daughter. . Dedicated to all fathers or to-be–fathers. It is of no concern of anybody how you deal with your children or bringing them up, This is a transitory stage, but it is of utmost importance and should be enjoyed by every father. You will find this phase transform you from a Man to a woman: From being a concerned father to a protective mother. Your whole approach to life changes. Dedicated to all the fathers of this world, “who knowingly have suffered labour from outside the maternity ward and inside the real world”. Continue Reading

Karmic Kids
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Karmic Kids by Kiran Manral – #AtoZChallenge Day 11

posted by Anupriya April 12, 2019 11 Comments

Book Blurb – Karmic Kids by Kiran Manral

Move aside Tiger Mom and forget Helicopter Parenting. Karmickids is the view from the other side of the fence – of laid-back parenting, of giving in to food jags, of making unstructured play time mandatory, and of not bursting a blood vessel when the grades are not what one might want to discuss in public. A roller coaster ride of love, laughter, and a few tears, Manral takes you through the beautiful chaos of the early years of parenthood. Written in a gently humorous style, this home-grown, hit-the-ground-running account of the madness of day-to-day parenting is peppered with anecdotes, reminiscences, a little practical advice and is a non-preachy, hilarious take on raising a spirited child while retaining one’s good spirits through it all. Continue Reading

Super Dad
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One-Minute Super Dad 99 Magic Moments to Raise Amazing Children by Dr. Prashant Jindal – #AtoZChallenge Day 10

posted by Anupriya April 11, 2019 13 Comments

Book Blurb – One-Minute Super Dad Magic Moments to Raise Amazing Children

Being a good father is an art as well as a science. New dads need some handy tools to connect with their kids at the deepest level and inspire them to develop great habits, mindset and beliefs. But raising children in today’s fast-paced world is more challenging than ever. One-Minute Super Dad gives you – the new dad – simple techniques that can be put into action in just a minute a day. Repeated consistently, they will help you forge a strong bond with your kids that will hold them in good stead for a lifetime. Featuring a Foreword by Raymond Aaron, author of Chicken Soup for the Parent’s Soul, this book is an outcome of five years of passionate work, research, interviews and real-life experiences. Inspire your kids to a whole new level – lack of time no longer being a factor – and raise amazing children!  Continue Reading

Innocent Wings Dyslexia
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Innocent Wings – Dyslexia/Childhood/Parenting – #AtoZChallenge Day 9

posted by Anupriya April 10, 2019 10 Comments

Book Blurb – Innocent Wings – Dyslexia/Childhood/Parenting

Mother Nature is kind enough to accept one and all, irrespective of their differences. But we as human being create classes of differences and disregard those whom we think are not at par with the norms stated by us. If we would also accept people with a variety of differences equally, then there wouldn’t be any issue left in the society. Little Rudra and many other children like him face various issues because of their incapability in academics and other fields. We have assumed that the benchmark of the child’s performance is his good grades, otherwise, he or she is incapable. Innocent wings is about a child who with assessment and interventions, became from no one to the one in his school. All that is required is lots of love and little care to support their capacities. Continue Reading

WOW Parenting
AtoZ Challenge 2019Book Review

Handbook of Day to Day Parenting Tips – #AtoZChallenge 2019 Day 8

posted by Anupriya April 9, 2019 6 Comments

Book Blurb – Handbook of Day to Day Parenting Tips by WOW Parenting

Inspired by “What will happen to the world when all kids get WOW Parenting ?” Narendra Goidani started an ambitious program www.wowparenting.com. He is the founder of Life School and conducts inspirational training programs. His life value is ‘Inspire OR Expire.’

This book covers topics like – How to teach kids to deal with Failure – How to provide Role Models that can transform the child – How threats in parenting can hamper Self-Belief. And many more Parenting Insights Read, Reflect, Implement…… Repeat!

Formats Available – ebook at Blogchatter

No. of Pages – 102

Book Review – Handbook of Day to Day Parenting Tips by WOW Parenting

If you are tired of reading pages after pages, posts after posts about positive parenting, its time to graduate to WOW Parenting.  The parenting concepts shared through 27 chapters in this ebook available only on Blogchatter Ebook Carnival portal, may not be pathbreaking, but they definitely are convention breaking.

As for me, a mother who is constantly seeking motivation to train my thick head towards positive parenting, I was bowled over by the crisp but new age coinage to some well know parenting behaviors. One of the concepts that I found to be really insightful was ‘Age Based Communication’ and ‘Parenting Structure’. I wouldn’t spoil the fun by elaborating on these concepts here.

Finally I found one parenting blogger cum author in the form of WOW Parenting, who believes in the power of free play. The fact that kids need to be allowed to get bored, so that their creativity can find its natural course out has been emphasized upon very aptly.

Another reason why I am very impressed with this book is that it talks about the harsh reality that we as parents might be incapable of being the ideal role model for our kids.  What do we do in such a circumstance? As per the book, we set our kids up with people in or outside the family who can prove to be role models. Or expose them to stories of people who live by certain emulation worthy qualities.

P.S. – The focus of WOW Parenting throughout remains on defining our role as parents as facilitators and help our kids to prepare to move out of their comfort zone and honing up their creativity. All the while remembering that we are always there for them as their anchors.

WOW Parenting

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The Modern Gurukul
AtoZ Challenge 2019Book Review

The Modern Gurukul My Experiments with Parenting by Sonali Bendre – #AtoZChallenge Day 7

posted by Anupriya April 8, 2019 8 Comments

Book Blurb -The Modern Gurukul My Experiments with Parenting by Sonali Bendre

As the urban, nuclear family is becoming the norm, replacing the traditional joint family, what happens to the children who grow up with a single support system? In The Modern Gurukul, Sonali Bendre Behl shares her three principles of parenting that will help you find a balance between tradition and modernity and show you how to raise your child in the digital age. Personal, anecdotal and honest, it highlights the need for a return to our roots to raise a healthy, curious, and, importantly, a compassionate child.

Book Review – The Modern Gurukul My Experiments with Parenting by Sonali Bendre

I have always been intrigued by how celebrities’ lives change once they become parents. For the ladies, yes their career takes a hit (atleast temporarily). But how do they shape up as parents. We often read reports on how a particular actress is a hands on mother, or a male celebrity is an involved father. But what does this ‘hands-on’ or ‘involved’ mean for these celebrities who have an army of domestic help to help them with everything. Well, my curiosity was met with some insights when I lay my hands on the book The Modern Gurukul  My Experiments with Parenting by Sonali Bendre.

Yes, ofcourse it is a narrative laced with parenting gyaan based on Sonali Bendre’s journey as a parent. But what makes it stand out is that here we have a celebrity who has given and extremely personal account of her struggles (mark the word struggle) as a lady in control who transitioned into a clueless mother .  It is also remarkable how she has confessed to our short comings as a learning mother and is always ready to look beyond her limitations to give the best possible upbringing to her son.

It so happens that Sonali Bendre’s son has suffered through various growth challenges (one prominent one being ‘crooked speech’). And she has given a very candid description of how she and her husband were engulfed with fears due to the challenges they suffered through their own childhood. And also how they helped their son overcome these challenges at his own pace, ensuring that he is not intimidated at any point in time. It is heart-warming to read and realize how parents’ assurance and unconditional love can make or break a child’s confidence.

Here we have in a very simple narrative an insight on how a parent and the home have to be turned into a modern day Gurukul, where a child can seek knowledge as well as spiritual growth. The personality that will shape up in the coming years has to be the result (or rather is always the result) of the diligence that parents practice with their kid(s) year after year.

Sonali Bendre in her heart bearing account says that there are no blacks and whites in parenting. You have to resort to hit and trial continuously, but ensure all along that you as the parent are the ones that your kid(s) fall back on when the hardships engulf them.

P.S. – I have always been impresses by how down to earth an actress Sonali Bendre was even in her hay days. This book is a validation of my perception of her. My respect for her goes a notch higher up after reading this book.

The Modern Gurukul

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