Parents and guardians need to raise children who contribute towards creating a world where all feel safe and are treated equally. Here are some suggestions:
New Year’s Eve in Bangalore, the Silicon Valley of India, saw ‘mass molestation’ of women on two major roads. Hordes of men groped, pawed and assaulted women, even tearing their clothes in some instances. Shocking, but this isn’t a one-off incident.
Nearly all women and girls experience some kind of sexual harassment in their lives, be it in the streets, on public transit, in school or in the workplace. My organisation, Safecity has collected over 10,000 such stories in four years.
We, as a society, live in troubled waters and there’s an urgent need for us to change. Men need to set an example by showing their thoughts, words and deeds are respectful and non-violent. They need to promote equality within and outside their homes. They need to actively participate in child rearing and other activities that are traditionally seen as women-only zones, thereby challenging gender stereotypes and portraying alternate models of masculinity.
Raising sons who respect women is the first step towards raising a ‘respectful’ society. Seeds of change need to be sowed at home. Here are some must-dos:
BRING UP CHILDREN EQUALLY
A child's social development is deeply rooted in opportunities, skills, and recognition that occurs through early interaction with family members, peers, teachers, neighbours, and many others, according to U.S. Professor Mark W. Fraser.
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Dear Parent Be Interested, NOT ANXIOUS
Our anxiousness for the success of our children often translates into fear and self-doubt in children. How can we turn this anxious interest into one that is productive and supportive of the child? Find out in this exclusive feature.
Beauty Is Only Skin Deep
The one big puzzle for parents of teens is their adolescent’s turbulent mind. Attempting to understand it is a major challenge for them. On the other hand, teens find it difficult to explain their feelings to their parents. So, in a bid to help parents reach out to their children during this critical phase of their lives, we at ParentCircle bring you a special series, ‘The Teen Stories’. In the first part of this series, we present to you a letter from a troubled teen who worries about her appearance.
Aspirin Just not for kids
We’ve always thought of aspirin as a harmless but effective drug to treat fever, aches and pains. We even give it to our children. But beware! Aspirin can prove fatal if given to children below the age of 12 when they have a fever. Read on to know more.
Raising Kind Children
Kindness is a virtue that leads your life path towards well-being. It is a characteristic that can be expressed in multiple ways, but it’s all about being ‘happy to help’. Here’s how to teach your child to be kind.
How To Teach Your Child The Power Of Hard Work
In this part of our ‘Super 10 for Success’ series, find out how you can teach your child the power of hard work.
Be Your Own Valentine!
Note to parents: Enough with the self-judgement and guilt trips! Take these 17 vows to fall in love with yourself and rediscover the real ‘you’ this Valentine’s Day.
Let's Toy Around!
If you thought toys are only about fun, think again. They can also provide your child with an amazing learning experience. How? Find out as India’s favourite toy maker explains…
Equipping Children To Handle Disasters
Even as Cyclone Vardah took us all by ‘storm’, it brought to the fore the need to learn a very important life skill, disaster management. How does one go about it? Find out as we talk to the Director General of NDRF (National Disaster Response Force), in this exclusive conversation. Even as Cyclone Vardah took us all by ‘storm’, it brought to the fore the need to learn a very important life skill, disaster management. How does one go about it? Find out as we talk to the Director General of NDRF (National Disaster Response Force), in this exclusive conversation.
India's youngest Super Chef
Be prepared for a surprise - this little one is India’s youngest chef and an international celebrity. While this prodigy’s father talks to ParentCircle about his son’s love for cooking and his amazing success at it, we have our super chef churning out some easy-to-make and exciting recipes.
Ask the Experts
When it comes to managing their children’s health issues, parents are quite anxious and worried. Here’s our expert addressing some parental apprehensions and concerns regarding children’s health and fitness.
YOUR GUIDE TO GIVING
Take a closer look at whether you’re getting the most bang for your donated bucks.
SMART MOVES TO MAKE BEFORE YEAR-END
There’s still time to save money and shape up your personal finances before the clock strikes 12 on New Year’s Eve.
Fast Company's Impact Council presents a blueprint for change
THE KIPLINGER DIVIDEND 15 A Bounce-Back Year for Dividends
All of our favorite dividend stocks hiked payouts over the past year, and yields, on average, trounced the yield of the S&P 500.
Know When to Hold 'Em
Universal Pictures’ Donna Langley acted fast to save the studio’s tentpole films. But, as she explains, the business was changing anyway.
Make Your Portfolio More Defensive
Risk is rising on Wall Street. Make sure you’re prepared.
Big Tech Won't Save Us
Societal problems only seem to get worse when Silicon Valley puts its mind to fixing them. But there is a glimmer of hope.
The Inheritance Challenge
Some inherited assets are tax-friendly, but under new rules, others come with a hefty tax bill. We help you get the most out of a legacy.
Rethinking the power of nutrition
KATE FARMS' INNOVATIVE APPROACH TO NUTRITION OFFERS A NEW OPTION FOR PEOPLE WITH HEALTH CONDITIONS OR ON A WELLNESS JOURNEY
Roaring Twenties 2.0
Stock market boom? Check. Economy on fire? For now. But this century isn’t like the last in important ways.