Manners and Discipline
When children are born, they are like blank slates on which their parents' help to script the beginnings of the stories of their lives. Every child grows up and ultimately charts his own destiny, but his parents lay the foundation.More »
The Hyperactive Child
Shivani Goel describes her six-year-old son Arun as a 'human dynamo.' "He won't sit still for a minute. He's constantly up to some mischief." You can't expect children to be well behaved at all times. But if it's excessive, then your child may have Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHS).
Dirty Words and Obscenity
Shyama Dalal was horrified when her five-year-old son, Vinay, called her a b----- in the middle of a routine argument. Four-year-old Sonu was engrossed in looking at colour photographs in a glossy. The picture was of a woman in the nude. His mother was visibly disturbed.
Table manners definitely don't come to children naturally. They either gobble their food or push it around or off their plates. They don't eat with their fingers, they eat with their hands - often both.More »
While children have never been enthusiastic about doing homework in the first place, they now view homework as being the last straw that broke the camel's back as they try to juggle school, tuition classes and other extracurricular activities.More »
Chores and Housework
After years of having their parents pamper them, it comes as a rude shock to children that they're actually expected to pull their weight in the house.