Parents talk a lot about the kind of children they want to raise. We want them to be curious, good citizens, well rounded individuals, have a moral compass. The list goes on. One of things I want my children to have is a voice (and if the universe is listening, I’d also like to bump… More Giving children a voice
I had just returned home from the hospital with my freshly minted baby bundled up, and friends and family were dropping in to visit, make sundry announcements as to who the baby looked like and share stories about painful third degree tears and 36 hour labours. Which, by the way, aren’t everyone’s idea of a… More Green thumbs and babies
Like many of you reading this column, much of my news, entertainment and naval gazing plays out on Social Media. Last week was ripe for the picking when it came to things to pointlessly argue about in your head as you went about your day. China put an end to its one child policy, Chetan… More Halloween or Shalloween?
I went to college in Madras at the end of the nineties. It was an all-girls college, in a cramped campus, the land better suited perhaps to a commercial space rather than an institution of higher learning. There were no leafy, tree lined grounds, or shady spots to sit and chat with friends. There was… More A year in feminist books
“If my brain keeps on growing, will it explode out of my head?” Last evening, I watched Jo Boaler’s video on Larry Ferlazzo’s great edublog http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org. The video was about how the brain grows when it makes mistakes. Jo Boaler is Professor of Mathematics Education at the Stanford Graduate School of Education and is involved in promoting mathematics… More Changing Mindsets
One of the first things I bought for my older (elder? help me with this one guys) son when he was a wee new born was books. I had read all about how it’s never too early to start reading to your child, so I set off to buy order him some books. One was… More a random post about reading
I love pinterest. All those gorgeous houses with quaint, “I’m a cool world traveller and I use a stack of first edition books about the evolution of the bidet” as a nightstand. All those adorable but not cutesy kids rooms which no child actually inhabits. Those amazing ideas for birthday parties for your kids which… More in which i become a yoga instructor