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Strong Roots Have No Fear by Aditi Wardhan Singh

posted by Anupriya April 22, 2019 1 Comment

Book Review – Strong Roots Have No Fear by Aditi Wardhan Singh

This book provides you with a simple framework within which you can raise your little ones to grow into empowered thought leaders in our constantly evolving multicultural world. If we raise our children with a culturally aware mindset, we need not fear the future.

What you find in this book –

The confidence to be intuitive as a parent.
Timeless strategies for a confident mindset
An honest look into mindful living.
A global outlook for your multicultural family.
How to be culturally sensitive and rooted within self.

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Swati Lodha
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DON’T RAISE YOUR CHILDREN, RAISE YOURSELF by Dr. Swati Lodha – #AtoZChallenge Day 18

posted by Anupriya April 20, 2019 14 Comments

Book Blurb –

DON’T RAISE YOUR CHILDREN, RAISE YOURSELF by Dr. Swati Lodha

How often do you feel inadequate and helpless as a parent when you are not sure about your actions as parents?

Don’t you wish there was an “owners manual” for parents that would give you the insights, the knowledge, the skills and the inspiration to be the best parent you can be?

The wisdom to set up your child for success in life?

We live in an option-rich world filled with a myriad of distractions such as technology, social media, demands at work, aging parents and it is challenging to be an effective parent in todays’ world.
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Pregnancy Handbook
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The Pregnancy Handbook For Indian Moms A Doctor’s Answers To All Your Questions – #AtoZChallenge 2019 Day 17

posted by Anupriya April 19, 2019 8 Comments

Book Blurb – The Pregnancy Handbook For Indian Moms A Doctor’s Answers To All Your Questions

Women in India are used to relying on tales related by older women to help them through pregnancy. Some of them may be rational advice based on experience but at times the young mother may find herself smothered by superstition and restriction due to the edicts laid out by mothers and mothers-in-law. Mention you are expecting, or better still, let it show and the women around you will swarm to you with tasty food gifts and loads of advice.

In such a scenario, an educated and a modern young woman would prefer to get some proper medical advice which is not just old wives tale. This book helps women understand the changes that are undergoing in their body and the precautions and tests they need at proper times. Forewarned, they say, is forearmed. 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 8 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
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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

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

The Modern Gurukul
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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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Marzia Hassan
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Parenting In The Age Of Facebook by Marzia Hassan – #AtoZChallenge Day 6

posted by Anupriya April 6, 2019 12 Comments

Book Blurb – Parenting In The Age Of Facebook by Marzia Hassan

Parenting in the Age of Facebook acknowledges the all-pervasive influence of the World Wide Web on the lives of children, and the quandaries parents find themselves in as a result. How much ‘net-time’ is enough? Are children safe on social media pages? What are the online dangers kids could encounter and how do parents counter these threats? By encouraging practical, proactive strategies—those that model the mindful use of technology, help nurture connections, and support children through healthy Internet-browsing techniques—this book encourages positive parenting in the age of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Book Review – Parenting In The Age Of Facebook by Marzia Hassan

How much and What! These have been the perpetual questions that the parents of the 90s kids asked themselves (and sometimes even us) with the advent of hundreds of channels on cable TV. The debate or rather the dilemma only got wider with internet becoming an integral part of our lives. And if there is one book by an Indian author, that will address all your doubts and put to rest any arguments regarding the impact of exposure media it is ‘Parenting in the Age of Facebook’ by Marzia Hassan.

The book is very thoughtfully divided into three parts –

Facing Reality – this part talks about the hard facts of the how integrally social media and other forms of media have become a significant part of our lives.

Assessing the Impact of Technology – It takes you on a fearfully detailed round up of the impact technology and social media are having on young kids and teenagers.

Steps to Thriving as a Family in the Digital Age – This section is a practical guide to steps that one can take as a parent and a family member to ensure that technology remains a significant part of our lives, but does not eat into the very value system of our existence and ruin everything.

What makes this book an intriguing read is the thorough research that the author Marzia Hassan has done to put together real life stories of how exposure to technology and social media presence are impact the psychic of kids as young as 7-8 years as well as teenagers. The impact has been analyzed in detail on fronts such as communication, relationships, self confidence, inner fears and most of all on self image (including weird insecurities and weider aspirations)

The part that discusses about how to be vigilant parents and raise protected and responsible kids is a step by step guide of do(s) and don’t(s). This portion very realistically also warns you against fronts where you as a parent are likely to slip and how to detect early signs of any influenced behavior.

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Check all the details at the #AtoZChallenge Official Blog here.