Throwback to the year 2009
I am hosting a Carol singing practice at home with at least 20 people in the house.
My daughter and her friend - both then 3 years old - manage to find an almost empty tube of super glue and get their fingers stuck together.
Without telling me about it - my husband quietly and efficiently manages the crisis and gets the fingers unstuck.
I discover this only after the last guest has left.
Back to 2021
A wooden curio that we bought on a trip to Udaipur gets chipped.
I buy a tube of super glue to put it back together.
Opening the tube is a bit of a struggle.
I apply a little more pressure than required.
And the super glue is all over my hands.
Everything is getting glued together... I start screaming.... My daughter looks up....
Snatches the tube out of my hands with some paper... Has warm water and soap ready in a flash .... And washes off the super glue as much as possible.
There is still a good bit left on my hands after that
But she confidently says "Don't worry - I will remove it - I learnt it from Papa."
So the sticky fingers 11 years ago worked 🙂
They built empathy compassion and problem solving skills.
Would I have lost my temper during that incident 11 years ago?
Would that have taught these "life skills"?
No of course not!
My daughter was shown empathy compassion and problem solving in action.
She was not scolded for her mistake.
And that is how she learnt from it.
It is always a struggle to stay calm with little children - but it is always worth it.
Going LIVE today at 5 PM on Super Mums of India FB group (@supermumsofindia)
Join in with any questions you have about your child's nutrition or eating habits.
I will be talking about my book "What to do if your child is a picky eater"
And I look forward to answering your questions and making life easier and healthier for you and your family.
This memory popped up on FB this morning
And I was overwhelmed with gratitude for being able to help.
This was the WhatsApp status of a parent who had consulted with me a few months ago...
and I saw it as soon as I woke up one morning.
Thank You is the only word I can think of
So grateful that I am able to help
On Tuesday 28th September 2021
At 5 PM
I will be LIVE in conversation with Moya Caddy (@moyacaddy)
On the Super Mums of India FB group
We will be talking about my new book
"What to do when your child is a picky eater"
Published by Juggernaut Books (@juggernaut.in)
You can read it here
Do join in with any questions that you may have about your child's nutrition or eating habits.
I would love to answer them.
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This was thrilling
We made it to the YourStory list of "12 emerging ventures in Bangalore to look out for"
And we have been growing since then…
I am thrilled to share this 🙂
Moya Caddy(@moyacaddy) is someone I love dearly. She is one of the most genuine and kind human beings I have ever met.
And I am jumping with joy at this opportunity to speak to her LIVE about my latest book on her amazing community Super Mums of India
Children not wanting to eat healthy food.....
Children only eating junk food.....
Is such a big problem in today's world.
I am looking forward to taking all the questions there are on this topic and on nutrition in general at the LIVE
Next Tuesday the 28th of September 2021 is the date and time.
See you there
Do read the book and ask me questions.
This is the link to the book
He has started saying "You don't love me."
The parents of a 10 year old tell me at a consultation.
"That of course is definitely not true." They clarify.
"We have to say NO to some things like junk food or device use. But that makes him feel that we don't love him. What should we do?"
Loving actions from parents - making children feel unloved is a common problem in parenting.
And it can sometimes feel like a dead end. Where your love - is received by your child as punishment.
And you give in to what they want to do because you cannot bear to be accused of not loving your child.
But it doesn't have to go on like that.
There are ways to say NO and be firm with discipline without making your child feel unloved.
There are ways to SHOW love such that your child constantly SEES it around them.
But step 1 is to recognize that your child means what he is saying.
He is really feeling unloved.
Don't say "Of course I love you." And carry on.
Reach out for help and commit to change yourself to SHOW love.
It is possible.
In my years of conducting #prenatalclasses I have seen that almost no one prepares their breasts for breastfeeding.
Find out how to prepare your breasts for the 24x7 work that they will need to do when your baby is born in my article for Morisons Baby Dreams
Even when you surround your child with healthy food...
Even after you turn into a veritable master chef in your attempt to provide healthy and tasty food to your child....
You may still find your child insisting on eating junk food.
I answer this question in my latest book
"What to do if your child is a picky eater."
Published by Juggernaut Books (@juggernaut.in)
And I explain what you can do to decrease the craving for junk food.
I will be conducting a pre-conference workshop on the topic of picky eating - with inputs that are specific to baking for all the delgates of OMBCDiscover 2021(@ovenderfulmombakers) in November 2021.
The workshop is called
"Baking for Picky Eaters"
I am looking forward meeting all the amazing bakers who are changing the world - one amazing bake at a time.
Thank you Simran Oberoi Multani(@sim_ovenderful) for the opportunity.
This is the link to the book.
Please register for the conference if you are interested in the workshop.
Registration link for the entire Conference -
Last date for registration 31st October