27 Sep 2016

If you don’t speak repeatedly about values that make you tick, then they won’t be passed unto the next generation. Assuming that they will absorbed by osmosis has been and is a mistake. It’s never too late to start, though a very early start is better. Children get used…

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02 Apr 2015

Listen to children or adults talking excitedly about family events. Notice how most family memories seem to be around family rituals. The family rituals that we cherish most are ones of joy and connectedness or of overcoming adversity. Through rituals and the retelling of stories, we revisit family values…

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06 Mar 2014

When living away from the centre of city, having to ferry your teen children everywhere is a very serious issue for many families even with good teens. Teens tend to experience an unhealthy dependency on parents. They can’t plan and socialize without parents having to drive them everywhere. It leads to…

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02 Mar 2014

How do I define public vs. private conversation? A dinner for two? four? twenty-five? A birthday celebration? A BBQ of 30? Two close friends chat and one happens to be a journalist, or a lawyer or a politician. Should we define this interaction as a public conversation? Is such an encounter…

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28 Feb 2014

At times your tween hates you and will tell you so. It’s OK. Stop seeking your child’s love every time you communicate. Your misdirected guilt weakens your parenting power.

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