Nita Jani, India

mom of 2 wonderful young boys

About Nita Jani

How does one instill religious traditions in their child?
we are atheists and do not follow any religious practice at home. but we do celebrate all festivals and i make it a point to tell my kids what it is we are celebrating. for them, instead of the eve
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Kids pick up everything they see a home so if u are a religious family, ur kid will absorb some of it naturally. In our case, we are atheists. My kids do not believe in God or any religion. However,
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With kids, one thing is there that they do what they see. They are such big imitators that if they see their parents doing something, they follow it unknowingly. So, the best way to install religious
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Instead of instilling, try practising... when elders in the family, follow a routine, child follows that.
You can practise all religious activities in front of your child. When he will see you doing all these things , he himself will follow all the religious practices you believe in.
yes i agree.letting kids get bored is something most parents dont want to do anymore these days. when kids are bored, it helps them get creative and use their imagination to find out ways in which
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i don't know if you wanted to ask a question here or were generally sharing the info, but i do agree with it. it is really very important for us as parents to let our kids get bored. these days, wi
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I don't have a question...I just wanted to say something... A note to the parents of students before the start of Exams. I know you are really anxious for your child to do well! But please do remembe
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Thank you all
Hey, It is such a wonderful message and it keeps the whole point in such a simple way that I hope maximum parents get their understanding about the entire situation clear. Parents at times put undue
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@Nita it's such a good message. And totally agree with you. Gone are the days every child has to become an engineer or a doctor. Today the musicians singers actors dancers painters earn more money and
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thats great that you think this way. I have seen the way parents burden their kids unnecessarily, adding more stress and pressure and making them lose their childhood. as parents, we should encoura
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Hey, That is such a wonderful message you shared. Because we as parents get stuck in peer pressure more than our kids do and we want them to outperform, live the dreams that we have. No doubt parent
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My 18 yr old son suffers from indigestion and heartburn in the morning. He's into the habit of not eating breakfast before going to college. And eating trash at erratic times. Pls suggest some remedy.
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the first thing you need to tell him is that he needs to start eating something in the morning, even if in a little quantity. the main reason for his heartburn is staying on an empty stomach. one h
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Half glass of water, and half glass of milk and add one spoon of roofaza... Mix all these things... It helps to remove heartburn....
Well! I think, he needs to eat something or the other in the morning as he has already started suffering from indigestion and heartburn. If nothing at all, then you must tell him to have banana. Banan
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Sorry dears, was out of town with extremely bad internet access... But I'm back...I know I missed a lot...but I'll keep up... I would like to know what defines a true friend?? Want to use this topic i
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Hi Nita, Good to see you back. Well! I think a true friend is someone who doesn't shy away from telling you when you are going wrong. A true friend would not be judgemental about you. He will be the
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Hi, Welcome back! A true friend would be the one to whom you do not have to give explanations. He is the one with whom you can be yourself, the real you. He is the one with whom you may not have spo
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for me, a true friend is one who will understand me and listen to me without being judgmental, and also give her or his own suggestion and point of view without sounding preachy. a true friend will
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Keeping in mind the volatile situation in our country and the fact that most issues like rapes, molestation, robbery, getting beaten up, pushed around etc happen mostly because people are ignorant, gu
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definitely yes, but i guess the first step is to prepare ourselves and our kids to be able to handle such situations. one great way of doing this is to enroll in combat sports, that teach you how t
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Yes, true. No doubt there should be measures taken to curb criminals, but at the same time we should take steps that ensure our and our kids well being. I think there should be spruced up security in
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Scenario:- you are in ur car with ur kids. Husband is driving. Suddenly a car from behind overtakes ur car without signal rather rashly. As the car passed by, u all notice it's a lady driver. Husband
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what to say here - it's a sad situation, one that almost all males and even some females resort to. i think you should keep reiterating the fact that both male and female drivers are careful and ca
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so sad and yet so common. almost all guys i know, including my husband, do the same, and even in front of kids. i'd say talk to him and tell him not to teach such gender biased and stereotypical e
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I know, this is so typical of our families. Though, we can all try not to do such conversations in front of kids or otherwise but this mindset will take centuries to change still. You know, the stereo
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Ask your husband not to set a wrong example in front of the kids. The kids should be gender sensitive and never be biased. Sometimes it happens unintentionally as few things are deeply embedded in o
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A friend of mine is a bit worried about security reasons as times have really bad especially for a girl who travels alone. Her daughter travels to college sometimes in rickshaw or cabs with a college
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the first step is to make the child self-dependent and learn a form of defense sport, such as karate or martial arts. other than that, teach your child basics of safety such as how to avoid being w
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I would say one of the first things you need to make sure your kids carry is a pepper spray, but only once they are of an age when they can use it properly (as it can otherwise harm even the person wh
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No doubt the incidents that we hear and read scare us to bits and it really becomes a matter a concern that our kids remain safe when they go out home. But this thought cannot make us bind the movemen
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We always ask our kids to be alert, your friend also should ask your girl to be alert at all times. She should keep her eyes and ears open and be at safe zones. If possible, she should carry a peppe
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Boarding school.... regular school....or home schooling.. What's the best for children and parents? Especially keeping in mind the emotional and mental impacts it creates in children and parents.
i will not send my kids to boarding school ever, as i just cannot bear to not have them around me all the time :) regular day school is working fine for my kids and i am very happy with the progre
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i would always want to send my kids to regular school and have them at home with me at the end of the day. of course it's a personal choice, but i feel this would give them the best of both worlds.
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Personally for me it would be regular school any day. I would not like to be away from my children from a very young age and hence rule out boarding school. I don't have patience for home schooling,
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Personally, I would never send my kids to boarding school. Kids anyway go out for higher studies, so I would not send my kids to boarding no matter how enriching it is. And home schooling is a serious
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See, what I believe is that one should let children study at regular school at least till the child is in fifth standard or even sixth or seventh. And for one or two years the child should be sent to
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What's the best way to combat bullying or ragging? Does tit for tat always work?
You can build the confidence of your child and tell him not to be submissive is someone is bullying. As once the fear sets in, it is very hard to go. In schools, one must bring it to the notice of tea
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i wont say tit for tat works, but definitely standing up to the situation and stopping it right at the start works. i was a victim of bullying and i did put a stop to it right away, by facing my fe
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It depends on the situation. Like I have always told my kids not to raise their voice or hands on anyone first but not to back out if the other person repeatedly keeps on bullying. They have been th
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