Koral Dasgupta

Time for kids to take a break from television and phones

Often I, as a parent, have faced that dead-end where I didn’t know what to engage my active child with....

Looking after kids who find it hard to concentrate on things

The other day, a friend told me that her child has been detected with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and...

Dispute between parents can have long-term impact on kids

Conflicts between people are very common in everyday life. There’s practically nothing that we can do to impair the interpersonal...

Who taught Faraaz to stay fearless while facing horror?

Faraaz Hossain is all over the internet, gathering accolades, getting blessed and the unfortunate loss being mourned worldwide. The More...

It doesn’t take two to tango for successful parenthood

The issue of Tusshar Kapoor becoming a single dad at 40 using IVF and surrogacy has taken over social media....

Is old-style parenting still significant in today’s world?

This Father’s Day, Raymond, a brand that prides itself as the choice of a “complete man” has done the unthinkable....

Sex education for parents is what we need to talk about

The other day I found some ladies in the coffee shop discussing the child of some other woman who is...

Every parent has to become a master chef at some point

Every time my kid’s friends dropped in at home, I used to fret over what to serve them. The kids...

Importance of letting kids know what it’s like to fail

winning or participating? What should be a more important goal for children? Apparently, this question would have a more ideologically obvious...

Here’s what Hashmi’s book teaches us about parenting

The little brat woke up at 5.30 a.m. on Sunday morning! I being an early riser was obviously irritated that...

Nurturing superstitions in children is not the way to go

Recently, Adhyayan Suman’s comments on Kangana Ranaut had caused much debate. It pains to know that a well-educated boy from...

Mother’s Day is much more than a social media photo op

Every year on Mother’s Day, social media is replete with posts and photographs declaring the love of mothers. But does...

Why children must learn the ropes of simple self-defence

In the last few days, Hindu College has been criticised for its regressive rules with regard to its women’s hostel....

Telling meaningful stories can make all the difference

In our journey with our children, we often pick up wrong goals of parenting without realising that they would lead...

The case against expecting the world from our children

All of us want our children to be Einsteins and Shakespeares. The very Indian expectations that the progeny would excel...

We need to redefine ‘beauty’ for the benefit of our kids

The other day I was reading reports on a research that said beautiful people have their series of advantages; but...

Rules of good parenting and true friendship are the same

Many of us believe that an important aspect of parenting is to be able to crack the generation gap and...

Competitive spirit must be kindled with care in children

Children today pick up so many weird symptoms. Maybe these happened in the earlier decades too, but given that societies...

Kids with Down syndrome need proper care, support

We as parents often complain about the myriad responsibilities and engagements that come with a baby. As much as we...

The right time to start thinking about schooling

One of the most critical decisions that you would probably take as parents is when to put the child to...

A quick guide on celebrating your child’s first birthday

Parenting is a blissful experience as much as it is demanding and tiring. While managing nappies and nannies, and simultaneously...

It’s important for children to experience the outdoors

When I was a child, my mother would wake me up very early in the morning and send me to...

How travellers can babysit their children on the road

Remember those days when you went for vacations and packed with you the books you wanted to read or planned...

Swaddling can help babies adjust to their surroundings

There are multiple views when it comes to swaddling. Swaddling is an ancient Indian practise, prevalent largely among the Gujaratis...