How do you explain autism to a sibling?

- Rohini Katriar

How do you explain autism to a sibling? BY Rohini Katriar Autism walked into our lives roughly 6 years ago, and contrary to my initial expectation,it is clearly here to stay. Unwelcome guest that[...]

How Our Pooch Helped Our Son Engage with the World

- Rohini Katriar

How Our Pooch Helped Our Son Engage with the World   We are a family of 5, 2 of us play acting as adults, 2 of us getting trained in being adults and 1 of us getting away with being a lazy dog[...]

Autism and What Works

- Suja Pisharody

Autism and What Works Suja Pisharody   Today is World Autism Day and I want to share what I learnt from Autism, after all we have been sparring for the last three years and I have actually [...]

Living With Autism

- Suja Pisharody

Reading about Autism and actually living with it 24/7 is a totally different experience. Add Sensory Processing Disorder and Dyspraxia to this mix and the challenges multiply manifold as is the case with[...]

Somedays I Am

- Rohini Katriar

Somedays I Am Somedays I am a warrior, I could fight an army Somedays I am a hermit, and cannot handle people Somedays I am a quitter, and cannot put my feet on the ground Somedays I am so driven, I [...]

Diversity -Is It Only About Gender?

- Tarun Gupta

Diversity - is it only about gender? by Tarun Gupta How often do you consider diversity in your hiring decisions? How important is workforce diversity in winning over the trust, employee engagement a[...]

5 Books To Read When You Get An Autism Diagnosis

- Rohini Katriar

5 Books To Read When You Get An Autism Diagnosis by Rohini Katriar   If you are reading this piece first let me give you a hug and welcome you to this crazy world of autism. It's not ideal, but[...]

Autism Spectrum Disorder

- Suja Pisharody

Autism Spectrum Disorder by Suja Pisharody   Many a time I come across parents whose children are on the Autism Spectrum and they are trying their best to ‘normalise’ them and remove any tr[...]

Imagine: It is grit that matters more than your child’s grades

- Shelja Sen

Imagine: It is grit that matters more than your child’s grades It is the growth mindset and grit that will determine children’s success in life. From us, they learn that adversity is an invitati[...]

Imagine: Let’s stand up for our children, build emotionally safe spaces

- Shelja Sen

Imagine: Let’s stand up for our children, build emotionally safe spaces   When we moved back to India from England, our children were very little. One day, my son, all of five, asked me, [...]

A letter to students: 7 ways to hack exam stress and get ROCKING!

- Shelja Sen

A letter to students: 7 ways to hack exam stress and get ROCKING!   [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="531"] It is not the number of hours of cramming but creative studying that is most e[...]

Imagine: Exam time and a pressure-cooked generation

- Shelja Sen

Imagine: Exam time and a pressure-cooked generation Education which is not embedded in life is meaningless. It is high time we let go of this outdated belief that one exam will determine the rest of the[...]

Imagine: The myth of the badly behaved child

- Shelja Sen

Imagine: The myth of the badly behaved child We all have a deep desire for perfect kids as that would, in turn, make us feel good about ourselves. When they do not fall into the socially prescribed [...]

Check Out Your Emotional Bank Account

- Dr Shelja Sen

Is your Relationship with Your Child reaching an Emotional Bankruptcy? Raghav’s parents were really fed up. They had no clue how to manage their ten-year-old son. He was becoming defiant, aggressive[...]

Emotion Coach your Child

- Dr Shelja Sen

Our children are being brought up in an over-coached society. Tennis coaching, swimming coaching, football coaching, cricket coaching and so on and so forth. Most children in the city are being coached i[...]

Don’t Say Yes when You Need To Say No

- Dr Shelja Sen

I meet a lot of very concerned and well-meaning parents whose lives are completely dictated by their children's whims and fancies. They run from pillar to post satisfying their children's demands. It cou[...]

Gandhi, My Hero

- Dr Shelja Sen

From the time I was little I remember Gandhi was my ultimate hero. I am not very sure why, but I think a lot of it is to do with the fact that I was in Gandhi house in school. There was no sorting hat (a[...]

Keep The Faith

- Dr Shelja Sen

She was a remarkable mother. I was totally enthralled by her account of her little 4 year Shreya. With sparkling eyes, dancing hands, vivacious smiles and giggles she tried to paint the picture of her da[...]

What is Occupational Therapy and Sensory Integration?

- Dr. Kavita Arora & Kavita Joshi

What is Occupational Therapy and Sensory Integration?   We all learn, explore and understand the world through our senses using the process of Sensory Integration. This is how we transform sen[...]

Role of the School Counsellor

- Harshita Kaushal

Introduction In 1997, the American Counselling Association (ACA) adopted the following definition of professional counselling: ‘The application of mental health, psychological, or human development[...]

Bridging the Gap: Ideas for a More Inclusive Sexuality Education Program

- Ankita Khanna

A twenty two year old autistic young man of low intellectual functioning I work with recently got into trouble with the police because he was making repeated phone calls to other young men and asking the[...]

The Balancing Act: Raising Our Kids In A Gender-Free World

- Ankita Khanna

I still remember a time not so long ago when my five-year-old nephew had developed a fascination for all things supposedly ‘girly’. He loved the colour pink, and everything that sparkled. When the ot[...]

How do you explain autism to a sibling?

- Rohini Katriar

How do you explain autism to a sibling? BY Rohini Katriar Autism walked into our lives roughly 6 years ago, and contrary to my initial expectation,it is clearly here to stay. Unwelcome guest that[...]

How Our Pooch Helped Our Son Engage with the World

- Rohini Katriar

How Our Pooch Helped Our Son Engage with the World   We are a family of 5, 2 of us play acting as adults, 2 of us getting trained in being adults and 1 of us getting away with being a lazy dog[...]

Autism and What Works

- Suja Pisharody

Autism and What Works Suja Pisharody   Today is World Autism Day and I want to share what I learnt from Autism, after all we have been sparring for the last three years and I have actually [...]

Living With Autism

- Suja Pisharody

Reading about Autism and actually living with it 24/7 is a totally different experience. Add Sensory Processing Disorder and Dyspraxia to this mix and the challenges multiply manifold as is the case with[...]

Somedays I Am

- Rohini Katriar

Somedays I Am Somedays I am a warrior, I could fight an army Somedays I am a hermit, and cannot handle people Somedays I am a quitter, and cannot put my feet on the ground Somedays I am so driven, I [...]

Diversity -Is It Only About Gender?

- Tarun Gupta

Diversity - is it only about gender? by Tarun Gupta How often do you consider diversity in your hiring decisions? How important is workforce diversity in winning over the trust, employee engagement a[...]

5 Books To Read When You Get An Autism Diagnosis

- Rohini Katriar

5 Books To Read When You Get An Autism Diagnosis by Rohini Katriar   If you are reading this piece first let me give you a hug and welcome you to this crazy world of autism. It's not ideal, but[...]

Autism Spectrum Disorder

- Suja Pisharody

Autism Spectrum Disorder by Suja Pisharody   Many a time I come across parents whose children are on the Autism Spectrum and they are trying their best to ‘normalise’ them and remove any tr[...]

Imagine: It is grit that matters more than your child’s grades

- Shelja Sen

Imagine: It is grit that matters more than your child’s grades It is the growth mindset and grit that will determine children’s success in life. From us, they learn that adversity is an invitati[...]

Imagine: Let’s stand up for our children, build emotionally safe spaces

- Shelja Sen

Imagine: Let’s stand up for our children, build emotionally safe spaces   When we moved back to India from England, our children were very little. One day, my son, all of five, asked me, [...]

A letter to students: 7 ways to hack exam stress and get ROCKING!

- Shelja Sen

A letter to students: 7 ways to hack exam stress and get ROCKING!   [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="531"] It is not the number of hours of cramming but creative studying that is most e[...]

Imagine: Exam time and a pressure-cooked generation

- Shelja Sen

Imagine: Exam time and a pressure-cooked generation Education which is not embedded in life is meaningless. It is high time we let go of this outdated belief that one exam will determine the rest of the[...]

Imagine: The myth of the badly behaved child

- Shelja Sen

Imagine: The myth of the badly behaved child We all have a deep desire for perfect kids as that would, in turn, make us feel good about ourselves. When they do not fall into the socially prescribed [...]

Check Out Your Emotional Bank Account

- Dr Shelja Sen

Is your Relationship with Your Child reaching an Emotional Bankruptcy? Raghav’s parents were really fed up. They had no clue how to manage their ten-year-old son. He was becoming defiant, aggressive[...]

Emotion Coach your Child

- Dr Shelja Sen

Our children are being brought up in an over-coached society. Tennis coaching, swimming coaching, football coaching, cricket coaching and so on and so forth. Most children in the city are being coached i[...]

Don’t Say Yes when You Need To Say No

- Dr Shelja Sen

I meet a lot of very concerned and well-meaning parents whose lives are completely dictated by their children's whims and fancies. They run from pillar to post satisfying their children's demands. It cou[...]

Gandhi, My Hero

- Dr Shelja Sen

From the time I was little I remember Gandhi was my ultimate hero. I am not very sure why, but I think a lot of it is to do with the fact that I was in Gandhi house in school. There was no sorting hat (a[...]

Keep The Faith

- Dr Shelja Sen

She was a remarkable mother. I was totally enthralled by her account of her little 4 year Shreya. With sparkling eyes, dancing hands, vivacious smiles and giggles she tried to paint the picture of her da[...]

What is Occupational Therapy and Sensory Integration?

- Dr. Kavita Arora & Kavita Joshi

What is Occupational Therapy and Sensory Integration?   We all learn, explore and understand the world through our senses using the process of Sensory Integration. This is how we transform sen[...]

Role of the School Counsellor

- Harshita Kaushal

Introduction In 1997, the American Counselling Association (ACA) adopted the following definition of professional counselling: ‘The application of mental health, psychological, or human development[...]

Bridging the Gap: Ideas for a More Inclusive Sexuality Education Program

- Ankita Khanna

A twenty two year old autistic young man of low intellectual functioning I work with recently got into trouble with the police because he was making repeated phone calls to other young men and asking the[...]

The Balancing Act: Raising Our Kids In A Gender-Free World

- Ankita Khanna

I still remember a time not so long ago when my five-year-old nephew had developed a fascination for all things supposedly ‘girly’. He loved the colour pink, and everything that sparkled. When the ot[...]

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