With a new year around the corner, it is time to ring in the new, bidding goodbye to the old. And why not start with a problem plaguing most parents – Discipline? This issue’s Cover Story examines the familiar tools that parents use and suggests some positive alternatives. While in the mood for considering change, do look up the Nutrition and Wellness article to go beyond the familiar cereals and get the benefits of millets for your family. Safety is top-of-mind for all parents. Turn to the Everyday Parenting section for some age-wise tips and techniques. “Can we please have a dog?”- is this plaintive cry familiar? The Pursuits and Passions feature has children and pets as the theme; the article gives you the low down on what you should be prepared for before taking the plunge. In the second article of the Nurturing Gifted Children series, we deep dive into the important question – “How do we identify a gifted child?” There is excitement in the air with the Christmas-New Year break coming around. We bring you some interesting overseas holiday destinations in Places to See and unusual gift ideas for children in Quick Resources. Cosy up as a family after cooking up holiday treats that we have featured in Recipes. Cold weather is the right time to work with wool; turn to Hobbies for a fun craft you can do with your child. Not everyone is happy with cold weather though. Especially not parents with young children; keeping tots engaged indoors for long hours is no child’s play, especially with the lure of screens. Young Parents’ Corner has some handy tips on ‘Minimising screen time – Why and How.’ More for young parents in our Product Review section – a balance bike for the young ‘uns. Parents of ‘not-kids-but-not-yet-adults’ can turn to the Career Track article for some interesting information on diverse history-based careers. College Education Abroad discusses all the non-academic aspects of college application in the U.S. And finally, the Spotlight article on ‘Addiction in Children’. No parent of a tween or teen should miss this one! Yes, a heady mix of the serious and the light, ParentEdge is much like the process of parenting itself, is it not?
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.