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Parenting
India  /  Published 02.06.20

'30 forms of abuse part of disciplining efforts in Indian households'

At least 30 different forms of physical and verbal abuse are reported as part of disciplining efforts by Indian households, according to a new study by UNICEF conducted in five states.The study 'Paren...
By PTI in New Delhi

World  /  Published 27.04.20

Exposed: Truths about parenting

If you’re an involved parent, especially a mother, you’re supposed to play down that fact at work or risk being penalised — at least at many American workplaces. Family caregiving has been consi...
By Claire Cain Miller/New York Times News Service in New York

West Bengal  /  Published 12.02.20

Advisories for guardians and teachers

The state commission for protection of child rights has come up with an advisory for guardians asking them not to indulge in “inter-personal violence” in front of their children.The commission has...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

India  /  Published 26.09.19

Parents, beware of fingerprint test

A national psychiatrists’ body on Wednesday urged parents and schools to keep away from a widely marketed test that claims to assess children’s inborn intelligence from their fingerprints, asserti...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 10.09.19

Delhi infant feeding policy for public place

The AAP government in Delhi has told the high court that it has come up with a draft policy for setting up rooms for feeding infants and changing their diapers in public places and the process of plac...
By PTI in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 03.09.19

Online platform to make admission process hassle-free for parents and schools

Parents need not hop from one school to another or fret over keeping track of admission dates anymore. A common online gateway called `admissiontree.in`, which promises a one-stop platform from pickin...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar and Nadia Imam in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 02.09.19

Are you setting up your child to be bullied?

Sir — Nothing is ever forgotten anymore owing to cloud technology. As such, parents should think twice before posting embarrassing pictures and videos of their children. Such things can come back to...
By The Telegraph in

Opinion  /  Published 29.03.19

The unbearable burden of expectations

Parting shotSir — The Periodic Labour Force Survey by the National Sample Survey Office, which showed that unemployment has reached a 45-year high, is alarming. The Bharatiya Janata Party-led govern...
By The Telegraph in

Opinion  /  Published 24.02.19

Can gender-neutral school forms dehumanise people?

In this age of exclusions, the French National Assembly is trying out a policy of inclusiveness. It has proposed that schools should replace the terms ‘Mother’ and ‘Father’ on administrative f...
By The Editorial Board in

Health  /  Published 09.02.19

The motivated child

He is not motivated to study,” Rishav’s mother complained, while Rishav looked out of the window of my consultation room nonchalantly. He was referred by his school counsellor with a note that lis...
By Dr. J.R. Ram in


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