The Blessing of a Good Enough Mother Despite losing my mother while still a child, the memory of her love sustained me through difficult times

I consider myself lucky to have had a mother who really loved me. She was not perfect, she had her shortcomings like every human being but never once did I seriously doubt that we her kids were not an important part of her life.  For me having a good enough…

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Surrogate Mothers & Gay Fathers Can gay fathers bring up mentally healthy kids who are securely attached?

Everybody these days is having a child or wants to have a child. Nothing wrong, it is a primal need to want to reproduce, the desire to have one’s own genetic copy becomes intense as we get older. Some like Bollywood director Karan Johar wanted a child as his old-age…

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Rocking the Cradle – When Women Work What happens to kids when mothers go to work. It is tough on them to have to be at the mercy of people who don’t really care. Not to mention what it does to their delicate psyches and mental health.

Rock-a-by baby On the tree top, When the wind blows The cradle will rock. When the bough breaks, The cradle will fall, And down will fall baby Cradle and all. I was in nursery when I learnt the above nursery rhyme. Like most kids I had a very vivid imagination,…

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My Mother’s Legacy Despite knowing she was dying, she continued doing the things she enjoyed

Today is Mother’s Day and I am trying not to feel sad. But inevitably the memories of what I missed when my mother died  makes me want to cry.  Cancer took my mother when I was quite young.   At 11, I still needed her.  Life for me changed dramatically,  it…

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A Purpose Un-Driven Life Respecting your child's needs and feelings will help them become happy human beings

The past year I have been researching and reading about mental illness. The whats. hows, which and whens. So I was shocked and bewildered when I chanced upon the news that the son of the famous pastor Rick Warren had committed suicide.  This was the father who had written the…

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