Category: Parenting

When Your Tween Brings Out the Worst Mom in You

My hands wrap tighter around the steering wheel of the silver minivan, and I feel my body steel like armor, attempting to protect itself from the barbs coming from the back seat. I remind myself not to engage. She’s tired, you’re tired. Hormones, definitely for her, possibly for me, are invading this conversation that is…

By Dr.Gunjarika Ranka October 22, 2017 0

Whining – don’t let it be a headache!

“Noooooooooooooo-uuh, I want that one!”  “Mommyyy…..uuhhh I want that…… Mommyyyyy……… uuuuuuhhhhh…..” You can’t stand hearing your kid whine, so you tell him to stop— but he doesn’t. So now what? You would really like him to stop following you around the house, so you give in to his demands. Immediately your kid returns to happy-loving-huggy…

By Dr.Gunjarika Ranka September 22, 2017 0

Hold The String and Let The Kites Fly…

Today, when kids are growing up faster than their age… and media has taught (warned) you enough how necessary it is to be a nice, considerate and accommodate parent. And you have learnt so well —You have to maintain friendly relations with your kids; You should make them feel heard, valued, and loved; You should give priority…

By Dr.Gunjarika Ranka August 22, 2017 0

Crying : Babies Exercising their Lungs? No,They are Hurting Brain!

  Over the years there has been many advocates of leaving babies and toddlers to cry. Mothers were told their babies were just “exercising their lungs” or that continually picking up a crying baby would “spoil” him. More recently spells of crying have been used to train babies to go to sleep and establish clear…

By Dr.Gunjarika Ranka July 22, 2017 0

Design Your Child’s Brain

In the first few years of life, because your child’s higher rational brain is so unfinished, his lower brain will be in the driver’s seat. Basically, the emotional systems and primitive impulses in his lower brain will all too easily overwhelm him at times. Hence, the intense bursts of rage, distress, screaming and rolling around…

By Dr.Gunjarika Ranka June 22, 2017 0