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Why Chores for Kids are Necessary and Helpful

Why Chores for Kids are Necessary and Helpful

Do you get your kids to do chores? Or do you do everything yourself?

For your sake and for that of your kids, I hope you answer ‘yes’ to the first question. No matter what their age, unless of course they’re still crawling around pulling things off shelves, kids can and should be helping out. Chores for kids need to be an integral part of their routines.

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11 Birthday Wishes for you on this special day

11 Birthday Wishes for you on this special day

Birthdays are curious things, aren’t they, Gy? They are those days when everything is forgiven, all is celebrated and a whole new year opens up before you, filled with possibilities.

I love writing these posts for you. You don’t read them regularly but I’ve been putting them up here on the blog, both as missives to you and reminders to me.

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Surprise Party for a Tween: What I learnt

Surprise Party for a Tween: What I learnt

Throwing a surprise party for a tween can be challenging, especially when you’re a Type A person like I am. Things need to be planned down to the last, agonizing detail and nothing can or should go wrong.

When my daughter turned 10 last year, we collectively agreed that it would be the last of the formal ‘birthday parties’ we’d be arranging. Somehow, the entire and elaborate planning that went into the process, right from the streamers on the wall to the party games for 30 kids took it out of me. I know the kids have fun and they generally enjoy themselves to the hilt, but it was getting exhausting to come up with new ideas each year. Plus, let’s not forget the fun job of cleaning up afterwards.

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Parenting during the Social media era: Reflections

Parenting during the Social media era: Reflections

Last week I started working on a blog post, on chores for kids and why we need them. I’d just found the images for the post and as I settled down to write the piece, my husband signalled that I should check my e-mail. Raising an eyebrow, I complied and as I clicked on the new mail icon, my heart leaped in joy.

There, in a beautiful folder on our private, shared account was a photo album of Gy. It contained photos of my daughter captured over the last 10 years! Right from the moment she was born till earlier this year, when I captured a recent image of her, there they all were.

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