Respond or React: What’s your instinct?

Respond or React: What’s your instinct?

Ever watched a match catch fire? That instant when the sparks ignite, and the entire head of the matchstick bursts into flame in a fiery ball and then burns steadily for a few seconds, is probably one of the most fascinating things ever invented by man.As compelling as it is to watch this, the same cannot be said for the human instinct to react to a stimulus with uncontrolled, fierce outbursts. Imagine a scenario now. A person says or does…

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Social Media and my child

Social Media and my child

My daughter doesn’t have a Facebook account. She isn’t aware of how Twitter works and she knows that Whatsapp exists but only knows that we can send and receive messages and photographs via this medium.Of course, she is only 10. She turned 10 just last week, as a matter of fact and it was a matter of great joy and pride to see the baby I held in my arms now all grown up as a young lady making her…

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How yelling less taught me one important lesson

How yelling less taught me one important lesson

It’s 313 days since I last raised my voice at my daughter. This didn’t come easily to me. It doesn’t mean I never lost my temper or never got upset. It just means I didn’t raise my voice or lift a finger. As difficult and strenuous as it may have been, it’s come with its share of slow but much-awaited rewards. On a Thursday in July, 3 years ago, I gave gratitude for completing an entire week without yelling at…

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