Parenting

Florida High School Shootout: Are School Children Meant to Die Senselessly, asks a Mother

Reading Time: 3 minutesIf we look at the statistics of gun violence in schools, it is a staggering data of numbers. Since 2013, there have been 290 incidents in which a gun was discharged on a school campus in America, according to ‘Everytown’. That makes a gunshot incident every week. Anumita, our Managing Editor, says that the news […]

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In Praise of Boredom

Reading Time: 4 minutesWhere is the time for the kids to be bored and tap into their inner creativity? Are the kids able to occupy themselves, even when there is no set schedule for them, asks Suveera, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. I glance at my son’s expectant eyes staring at me. This is the […]

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Wish Colleagues Could be Friends?

Reading Time: 7 minutesHemashri looks inwards and wonders if colleagues could be friends, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. Somewhere I read that colleagues are friends ‘imposed’ upon us! Just wonder why impose friendship? Life offers choice in very few areas. So why not we at least wear clothes as per our choice and be friends […]

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Childhood Aggression and Child Abuse: Need for Integrating the Two Findings – IV

Reading Time: 7 minutesParallel research in the areas of child abuse and childhood aggression is taking place, but findings from the two areas have not been integrated well. Child abuse studies and child aggression studies may be describing the same children, or there may be considerable overlap, which suggests that research groups must be much more carefully described […]

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Learning Theory Explanations of Aggression in Children – III

Reading Time: 5 minutesThe underlying assumption is that aggressive behaviour is indeed learned, but that genetic and hereditary components also have a bearing. However, the learning aspects are extremely important and can ordinarily overcome whatever natural or constitutional dispositions there are toward aggression, opines Prof. Ashoka, in the third part of the four-part research paper, in the weekly […]

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A Lesson in Love

Reading Time: 4 minutesThere’s an interesting place called Grandpa’s Garden, in Discovery Bay, in Hong Kong, hidden by the lush greenery, almost waiting to be discovered. It is a beautiful organic farm, run by a charming, elderly Chinese couple. We rent a small plot of farmland there to grow our own organic vegetables. It is important for the […]

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Of Dumplings and Jalebis

Reading Time: 4 minutesChanging times always present newer challenges. Third culture kids have such a wider exposure to life and its challenges, leaving them empowered with a higher level of cross-cultural competence, sometimes exhibiting more understanding than their mono-cultural counterparts. However on the flipside, they experience ‘cultural jet lag’, opines Suveera, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different […]

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Understanding Antisocial Behaviour in Children: Four Cases – I

Reading Time: 7 minutesProf. Ashoka, a renowned psychiatrist, helps us understand the antisocial behaviour in children, in his erudite research. Here’s the first part of the four-part erudite research, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths.   Antisocial behaviour takes a variety of forms and shapes. Four cases referred for treatment reflect the diversity of situations that may […]

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The Womb Mates

Reading Time: 3 minutesWhen the kids become parents themselves then only they discover their parents’ awesomeness. The mother-daughter bond strengthens when the daughter becomes a radiant expectant mother. She trusts her mother implicitly for every advice she had till now ignored. From a mother who knew nothing, her mother is upgraded to a person who knows everything, opines Mamta, […]

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Meet Sonia Jolly, a Mother and a Good Samaritan to 45 Daughters

Reading Time: 6 minutesSonia Jolly, a lady from an affluent family, runs ‘Upkaar Hum Hain’, an NGO, at Satna, Madhya Pradesh. She has been taking care and looking after 45 girl children, entirely on her own, since 2014. She is bringing the change single-handedly. She is a role model and an inspiration to many others. Here’s an exclusive […]

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