How Mindfulness Helps You as Parent

When was the last time when you met your perfectionist mom(parent)-self? A day ago? This morning? Ten seconds ago? Or maybe they were the one who brought (read: dragged) you to this blog? Forget it! Now tell me what was your critic telling you? Did they emotionally blackmail you? Or did they tell you ways to improve your behavior as a mom? If you are like most of the parents […]

Maintaining Peace in the Wake of Sibling Bullying

Maintaining Peace in the Wake of Sibling Bullying

Marie didn’t wait much before finding a therapist for her children as soon as she found out about the sibling bullying at her home. Her therapist was hopeful of brighter outcomes from the family therapy which was most suitable for their case. Her first visit to the therapist was also a success. Her communication with both her children improved across a single session. Yet, she witnessed no improvement in the […]

Consequences of Sibling Bullying

Consequences of Sibling Bullying

Noah is a shy kid. He doesn’t feel comfortable in social gatherings. Reading is his best hobby. And observing and experimenting with science is second. Whenever he gets out of home, he longs to get back to his home. He doesn’t dislike trips or picnics. He enjoys these activities just as much as any other child. It’s his home which recharges him for the next activity’s fun.  Now imagine if […]

How Do Bullies Think

How Do Bullies Think

Bullies are bad guys who lack empathy and moral values. They are evil souls who find pleasure in hurting others. You and I both know that the above statements are pieces of utter bullshit. In reality, every one of us has our own demons to fight with and these demons often overpower us. For bullies, the incidents when these demons overpower them are just a little more frequent than they […]

Understanding Causes of Sibling Bullying

Understanding Causes of Sibling Bullying

Sarah wanted that same doll which her sister had gotten at her birthday. Why wouldn’t she? That doll was adorable. We can dismiss that behavior as a one-off event. But longer observation made it clear; it was not a stand-alone event. Sarah needed every toy that belonged to her sister. And she needed that toy as soon as her sister showed interest in playing with those toys. She was not […]

Ultimate Guide to Handling Sibling Rivalry

Ultimate Guide to Handling Sibling Rivalry

Imagine this: You come home one day and you find your children sitting close to each other enjoying snacks or indulged in an activity which is their mutual favorite. You ask about their day and they tell you raving stories about how they cooperated to find the best activities to fight boredom and how they helped each other in preparing and having midday snack. You beam with satisfaction and proud. […]

Sibling Rivalry or Bullying? Discover the Differences

Sibling Rivalry or Bullying? Discover the Differences

When I first met her at my school, I found her overbearing and distant. Like my other teachers, she was focused on the academic success of students. But unlike, other teachers, the tools she had for encouraging us towards academic excellence only included taunts, punishments, berating statements, and comparisons. The real result of her teaching methodology was more failures in her class than successes.Like any other high-schooler, I thought that […]

3 Ways Chores are Helping Your Child’s Emotional Development

What has become of the lovely girl who used to hover around me whenever I expressed distress! How that angel outgrew the phase of care and concern for his parents and any other (living or non-living) being present around him! Has puberty (or tween age) hit them? Or there is some connection missing between me (as the parent) or them? These are some common worries which occupy our minds from […]