Are we raising entitled kids?

Written by Gayatri Kulkarni on Friday, 26 July 2013.

This blog post has been contributed by ParentEdge. Learning is a continuous process, and needs to happen both in and outside of school; thus parents have an important role to play in shaping their children's future. ParentEdge (www.parentedge.in) aims to expose parents to global trends in learning and partner with them in the intellectual enrichment of their children.

It is definitely true that our parenting methods are vastly different from generations past – we have far fewer kids, and we treat them as friends and equals, trying to make the family a democracy instead of what was earlier essentially a dictatorship. Earlier,responsibilities came before rights. But by giving kids rights much before they have responsibilities, if at all, we have created extremely entitled kids.

Managing Teens

Written by Sudha Arun on Wednesday, 17 July 2013.

This blog post has been contributed by ParentEdge. Learning is a continuous process, and needs to happen both in and outside of school; thus parents have an important role to play in shaping their children's future. ParentEdge (www.parentedge.in) aims to expose parents to global trends in learning and partner with them in the intellectual enrichment of their children.

My husband is a nationalized bank employee and was posted out of Bangalore in 2010 when our son was a month short of 14. Relocating to my husband's place of work would mean dealing with innumerable problems including lack of good education facilities and the culture shock associated with staying in a tier II town. After considering all the factors, we decided that our son and I would continue at Bangalore.

Pressure,pressure everywhere...

Written by Kritika Srinivasan on Friday, 28 June 2013.

This blog post has been contributed by ParentEdge. Learning is a continuous process, and needs to happen both in and outside of school; thus parents have an important role to play in shaping their children's future. ParentEdge (www.parentedge.in) aims to expose parents to global trends in learning and partner with them in the intellectual enrichment of their children.

I always thought that peer pressure was something my daughter would have to face when she entered her troublesome 'pre-teens'. I dreaded how it would influence her but I was pretty sure that I could handle it – after all, though my own adolescence is shrouded in the mists of time, I think I can, with an effort, recollect a thing or two about resisting peer pressure.

Imagine my fright at discovering that this phenomenon does not wait for adolescence. My daily battle has begun, and it started in the most insidious way possible.

 

The power of family meals

Written by Meera Srinivasan on Monday, 17 June 2013.

This blog has been contributed by ParentEdge. Learning is a continuous process, and needs to happen both in and outside of school; thus parents have an important role to play in shaping their children's future. ParentEdge (www.parentedge.in) aims to expose parents to global trends in learning and partner with them in the intellectual enrichment of their children.

Being a nutritionist I have always paid attention to what my family eats. But until recently, I was not aware that how they eat is equally important. Research has shown that eating together as a family is key to inculcating healthy eating habits in children.