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Shraddha Jahagirdar-Saxena

  • When its time for kids fly the nest

    It is almost as if time has turned back and life has come a full circle. Exactly five years ago, my daughter left for hostel and this July, my son did the same — both to pursue a career in law in different institutes. And was I, as a parent, more prepared the second time around? Not really....

    Sunday, 4 August 2013 - 1:40pm
  • When does a parent stop worrying about the kids?

    A few weeks ago, I returned from a trip in Sri Lanka. While there, I tried hard to keep all thoughts of home and hearth, kids and kitchen behind me. But try as I did, such thoughts sneaked in surreptitiously, like visitors who will never leave my consciousness. This is not to say that I did not...

    Sunday, 30 June 2013 - 12:12pm
  • How to guide children old enough to guide themselves

    Is it easier being a parent to a young child or is it easier to parent a young adult?  For even when your kids have left school, entered college and are starting off on a job, our job as a parent does not end. Mine have gone through the former phase and are now qualified to be called young...

    Sunday, 19 May 2013 - 10:30am
  • Mommy to the rescue and vice versa

    Parents will agree that ‘parenting’ involves fire-fighting to help our children chart their routes through school, college and life, to the best of our ability. Yet, I have often told the children that I do not have all the solutions to their woes, wails and worries, for no parent is born with an...

    Sunday, 14 April 2013 - 10:30am
  • Parent trap: The five commandments for parents

    A couple of columns ago, I wrote about the states of motherhood. This time, I thought of wearing a different cap.

    Sunday, 10 March 2013 - 10:30am
  • The power of dreams and of hard work

    It is very odd but often as parents we find ourselves on the fringes of our children’s lives even though we have made them — since the time they were born — the centre of ours.

    Sunday, 3 February 2013 - 6:00am
  • The seven states of motherhood

    A multitude of emotions put us through the ringer — listed here, from my experiences, are seven that are most prevalent.

    Sunday, 16 December 2012 - 9:00am
  • Shraddha Jahagirdar-Saxena: Embracing the new gang of friends

    The group was so well-knit — having come together from different backgrounds — and in sync with one another that even Gaurav did not seem out of place as he riposted with his immediate neighbours.

    Sunday, 7 August 2011 - 8:00am
  • Surprise bash binds ‘em all

    This popular column charts the rather choppy waters of trying to bring up teenagers…and learning a few lessons on the way.

    Saturday, 21 November 2009 - 12:22am
  • Breastfeeding is a natural skill that has to be learnt

    You need to relax and so does the baby while feeding. Let the infant get used to your posture and be as comfortable as it can be.

    Sunday, 8 November 2009 - 9:36am