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    5 Tips to Turn Temper Tantrums Into Teachable Moments

    Turning Temper Tantrums into Teachable Moments Vidya Sury

    So my friend Samara and I were chatting about how tough it is to parent, and of course, also acknowledging how rewarding it is to watch our little ones grow into kind human beings. Along the way, we often have to put on those rose-colored glasses to see the bright side of everything and try to make the most of this wonderful experience that is parenting. Of special note are the temper tantrums–it is almost as if toddlers wake up…

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  • Seven tips to keep your baby safer at home
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    Seven tips to keep your baby safer at home

    Ah babies. How they rule our lives—regardless of whether they’re our own or our neighbor’s! We simply cannot resist them; they’re like magnets. Decades ago, I remember, when my Mom and…

  • That first day of school Vidya Sury
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    That First Day of School

    I would be a liar if I said I didn’t miss the excitement of the first day of school. I am not referring to the very first time my two-and-a-half-year-old stepped…

  • Behind the scenes of giving birth Vidya Sury
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    Behind the scenes of giving birth

    All the conversations around mother’s day, followed by a birth next door, and delightful visits and interaction with my niece’s rather rapidly growing baby brought back a spate of memories, which…

  • Giving is a gift Vidya Sury #AtoZChallenge #CollectingSmiles
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    Giving is a gift #AtoZChallenge

    Giving is love in motion ​ When my son was a toddler​ and able to walk, albeit a little wobbly-ly, my Mom enjoyed taking him for short outings around the area.…