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Delhi HC to Toymaker suing over Sunny Leone's Barbie Song: 'Chill'

A legal judgment just handed toymaker Mattel’s derriere back to them, biblically, if I may say so. And well done.<p>Here’s what happened: A Bollywood …

Sunny Leone

The Value of Chores And Work For Kids

<i>“Didi, Amma ke liye paani leke aao….”</i><p>And just like that, effortlessly, my son had delegated the work (given to him as a distraction) to his nanny. A …

Parenting

Life on the High Seas: Communicating Better with People with Disabilities

Whenever anything would go wrong in the early days of our foundation for children with special needs, Paula (our volunteer teacher-trainer, …

Parenting Styles Are about Our Personal Identity, Not Our Kids'

It starts from the very first instant of motherhood: with the choices we make about birth, every woman makes a determined statement about the kind of …

Parenting

Equal Parenting Isn't a Given, Even if You Have an Equal Relationship

I had the perfect post-feminist life. My husband and I did not “do” gender in our equal relationship. He cooked. I washed up. We worked. He …

Are the Celebrity Moms Breastfeeding on Social Media Helping?

If you follow any global female celebrity Instagram accounts, you’ve probably been subjected to the sight of a few boobs recently. No, not in the …

How to Decorate a Nursery that Grows with Your Child

Creating a space for your baby is one of the most exciting things you can do as an expectant parent. (Even if you’ve never been into home decor …

Home Decorating

Best Wine for Indian Food and More: A 7-Day Wine Forecast

<i>An expert’s tips on the best wine for Indian food and more</i><p>We all know the basics: pair red wine with red meat, and white wine with seafood. But what …

How to Plate Food at Home like a Top Chef

With the introduction of <i>Masterchef</i> to our lives a few years ago, came a new interest in food, cooking and plating. A home-cooked meal that looked (if …

Despite Best Intentions, Mums, Kids Stress Each Other Out

Research shows that how parents react to their children’s aggravating or stressful behavior can play an important role in a child’s emotional …

Parenting

Examining India's National Health Care Reforms

Earlier this year, the Centre revised India’s national healthcare policies with two aims in mind: lowering healthcare costs and strengthening the …

Health Care

Rethinking What It Means to Be Smart

Understanding intelligence doesn’t feel like it takes much, well, intelligence.<p>“When we say that someone is smart, we understand intuitively what …

The Brain

How to Choose Truly Educational Kids' Media

Tablet and phone use is on the rise among children of all ages, making digital media consumption — screen time — one of the most pressing parenting …

Kids

Good Cop-Bad Cop Parenting: Some Pros, More Pitfalls

Everyone knows the good cop-bad cop parenting routine: Mom says no, dad says yes, or vice versa. While we often refer it as a parenting strategy or …

The Parent and School Relationship: The Blame Game for Adults

“Why do they go into a lecture mode?” complained my husband.<p>We were at a parent session on children’s health and fitness, organized by my son’s play …

Parenting

Behind the Body Image Issues of Young Women

Simona, a 22-year-old, approached our clinic about six months ago, seeking help for what she succinctly put as, “my lack of confidence in my …

Weight Loss

Can LGBTQ Parenting in India Be 100% Supportive?

<i>When law and culture is stacked against LGBTQ kids, how can parenting be supportive while also keeping kids safe?</i><p>Growing up as a gay, lesbian or …

LGBTQ

How to Recognize (or Train) a Wonder Nanny

Let’s not tiptoe around that tired cliche that good help is hard to find: a good nanny is a fucking unicorn. A sparkly, rainbow-maned, …

Babies

The Effects of Sexual Harassment on Teens

It’s been a few weeks since #metoo started flying around, and if anything became apparent in that wave of outrage, it is that sexual harassment and …

Gender

What We Learned About Kids' TV Shows, Screen Time

Over the weekend, The Swaddle, in partnership with Godrej Culture Lab, hosted the Children’s Media Festival in Mumbai. A panel discussion about what …

Kids

The (Not-Too-Distant) Future of Kids' Clothes

Clothing that integrates digital technology isn’t new — we’ve been seeing it on professional athletic pitches and at Olympic competitions for years. …

Baby Clothing

All about Bed-wetting beyond Age 5

Bed-wetting can be a nightmare for parents and kids a like. One minute the kid is dreaming peacefully — later, they wake up covered in pee. And then …

Parenting

ADHD Might Be Three Different Conditions, Not One

A new study is prompting doctors to rethink the definition of ADHD. Researchers have discovered impairments in three unique brain systems, suggesting …

ADHD

Little Chance of Truly Heart-Stopping Sex for Any of Us

Good news! <i>La petite mort</i> is unlikely to cause <i>la grand</i>. Contrary to what we’ve seen in a few too many films, a new study has found that sudden cardiac …

Scientific Research

More Studies: Kids of LGBT Parents Are Just Fine

Adding to what is fast becoming a mountain of evidence, a recent study of 21,103 children aged 4-17 years, found children of same-sex parents did not …

LGBTQ

Coding for Kids: Is It as Critical as Everyone Says?

Coding: an education buzzword that quickly captured popular imagination and led to a movement that has initiated a curricular sea change in many of …

What Mukesh Bhatt Meant By Calling Women 'Simple'

The Harvey Weinstein scandal is echoing all around the world – but in Bollywood, there are no exposés or hullabaloos or screaming from any rooftops. …

Feminism

A Quick Guide to Emergency Contraceptives

Women seek emergency contraception options frequently and for any number of reasons: when another type of contraceptive measure has failed; after a …

Contraception

The Buzz Cut: Lessons from Michelle Obama's Parents

The Buzz Cut<i>, is our take on all the intellectual and Internet-famous, celebrity and bizarre, buzzy and overlooked family and parenting news we</i> …

Parenting

How to Praise Kids Right (and How to Praise Wrong)

Praise is powerful. Not only does it make a child feel secure and confident, it can also foster growth mindset.<p>Growth mindset is an accepted theory …

Parenting