Tag: parental musings

  • Looking Forward to 40
    Looking Forward to 40
    Also celebrating her 40th birthday this year is our very own deputy editor, Liz. Here she shares her thoughts on reaching this milestone. The day I turned 39, there was a theme to the birthday messages I received.“Last year of your thirties!”“Ooh! The BIG one next year!”“Only one more year to go! How do you feel?!”Before […]
  • Lessons I’ve Learned as a Special Needs Parent
    Lessons I’ve Learned as a Special Needs Parent
    Tarat, proud mom to Alexis, reflects on the lessons that becoming a parent to a child with cerebral palsy has taught her. By Tarat ChuttongBad news kept coming out of the doctor’s mouth during our 21 week ultrasound. I heard what she was saying and kept telling myself there must be another explanation as to why […]
  • New Beginnings: Life After Covid-19
    New Beginnings: Life After Covid-19
    As we begin the new year, Sadef reflects on some new perspectives we have gained from living through the pandemic.By Sadef ChhotaniA long time ago, I read a saying by Oscar Wilde: “When it rains, look for the rainbow, and when it is dark, look for the stars.” It means to look for something good […]
  • Embracing Motherhood – Lessons Learned Along My Way
    Embracing Motherhood – Lessons Learned Along My Way
    Parenting is the steepest learning curve we will face, so Sanam shares four essential lessons she’s learned as a mother.By Sanam Raisa RahmanIn January 2016, I enrolled in the school of motherhood, and almost five and a half years later, I’m still in training. You see, this is a school where even when you think […]
  • Parenting with Playfulness and Respect
    Parenting with Playfulness and Respect
    Suzi explains how her childhood experiences led her to discover the concept of respectful parenting and the tools we can use to connect with and understand our children.By Suzi ChaemchangWhen I became a new mother I asked everyone for advice. I spent hours scrolling social media mum groups and websites seeking the right way to […]
  • Preparing to Answer Kids’ Sex Questions 子どもから性に関する質問を受けたらどうしましょう?
    Preparing to Answer Kids’ Sex Questions 子どもから性に関する質問を受けたらどうしましょう?
    As the first of a three-month series on ‘sex and kids’ by three different experts running workshops on the topic, Aya shares her mindset change on sex education and importance of having this conversation with kids.By Aya Tanno / Translated by Hanae Matsumura Have you ever talked about sex at home with your partner and […]