Hello Readers “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place,” said George Bernard Shaw. With communication being the bedrock of any relationship, we decided to make it the theme for this issue. You will see different aspects of communication being covered in various articles – the Cover story ‘10 Steps to Connect Better with Your Child’, the Spotlight article on ‘Speech Defects in Children’ and the Pursuits and Passions article on ‘Children and Public Speaking.’ The school year is winding down for many children across the country. It is a good time to think of bringing in changes for the next academic year. Turn to the Everyday Parenting article for tips to end homework hassles and the Quick Resources section for a listing of websites that aid school work. Your child’s physical health is as important as her intellectual and emotional health. Could she be suffering from a hidden hunger? Read our Nutrition and Wellness article ‘Could Your Child be Anaemic?’ And, in the Nurturing Gifted Children section, we detail what it takes to parent a gifted child. If you have a child six years or younger, you should not miss the article ‘The Importance of Free Play’ in Young Parents Corner, and the Product Review of Flinto ‘discovery’ boxes. Parents of teens are preoccupied (and rightly so!) with career matters. Turn to Career Track to get the low-down on geography-based careers and go to College Education Abroad to acquaint yourself with the rules of the rankings game for colleges abroad. And, as always, places to visit, recipes to try, books to read, hobbies to dabble in and much more.... Happy Reading!
ParentEdge is a bi-monthly magazine for discerning Indian parents who would like to actively contribute to their children’s education, intellectual enrichment and stimulation. The magazine’s premise is that learning is a continuous process, and needs to happen both in and outside of school; thus parents have an important role to play in shaping their children’s interests and intellect.