Book Review – Keeping It Under Wraps: Parenthood, Uncensored

Book Review –                  Keeping It Under Wraps: Parenthood, Uncensored

Keeping it Under Wraps: Parenthood, Uncensored by Alnaaze Nathoo (Editor), Tracy Hope (Editor), Louise Bryant (Editor) It turns out that the stories parents tell are true:Daniel Preston, A Shared Heart, Keeping It Under Wraps: Parenthood, Uncensored Dear Reader, I've found it. This is the book that I was looking for eleven years ago when I [...]

The Dialogic Reading Series: How to Read to Your Child When They are Less Than A Year Old

The Dialogic Reading Series: How to Read to Your Child When They are Less Than A Year Old

By Nayana Chakrabarti, Parenting and Education Editor I simply knew that I wanted to raise a reader. I just didn't know how. I had a vague plan but no road map. One of my university friends gave my then newborn A.A Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh stories and I felt rather validated. Clearly I wasn't barking up the [...]

How to Include Your Family Values into the Sex Talks

How to Include Your Family Values into the Sex Talks

In the recent past, I have written about topics relating to body positivity in teens and tweens, puberty and 'the talk'. Today, continuing on that theme, we have a guest post by Kathleen Hema - a sex education teacher and public health lecturer. Kathleen Hema has lectured at universities in the USA & Australia, presented [...]

How to build a Growth Mindset in your Kids with Positive Affirmations

How to build a Growth Mindset in your Kids with Positive Affirmations

Back to school! Whether you school-school, homeschool or online school, there is a good chance that the young people in your life have recently started or are about to a fresh new academic year. Nearly 2 years later (I know) the jury is still out on how the pandemic is affecting our children. Older children [...]

10 Tips: Establishing A Good Relationship With Your Child’s Nanny

10 Tips: Establishing A Good Relationship With Your Child’s Nanny

An oft-quoted African proverb states that it takes a child to raise a village. It is not necessarily possible to go it alone. Storytime. For awhile, I raised my first child in India. We lived in an ancestral- family household, we needed an additional caregiver to raise our child. Both my husband and I worked [...]