Parenting

The Joys of Breastfeeding my Daughter

Reading Time: 4 minutesOn the occasion of breastfeeding week, Shweta shares her experience and tells us the joys of feeding a baby. A Different Truths exclusive. I last breastfed my daughter some 15 years back. I breastfed her for two-and-a-half- year. Surprised? I couldn’t wean her out. Didn’t have the heart to. She was kind of addicted. Her […]

One Less Ma

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe trials and tribulations of staying far away from homeland are many. Our Managing Editor, Anumita, shares the grief of losing one of her Mas (mothers). Here’s her soulful tribute to all her Mas and her departed Mejoma, as Mother’s Day Special, exclusively for Different Truths. Last week, my call lasted for 10 minutes and […]

The Making of my Mother

Reading Time: 4 minutesNanditaa recalls her time with her mother. She perhaps realised the meaning of motherhood when she became one. An inward-looking, reflective piece, as Special Feature, exclusively for Different Truths. It is nine months now since my beloved mother left for her heavenly abode – the same time that she had carried me in her womb. […]

What are Learning Disabilities?

Reading Time: 22 minutesThe learning disability category has become the fastest-growing category within special education. In the past decade, the number of children identified by the schools as learning-disabled has risen from one percent of the school-age population to 5 percent. Funds spent on special education services for learning-disabled children have increased from five percent of funds distributed […]

Is the Mother of High Functioning Autism Children Nothing More Than a Fraud?

Reading Time: 5 minutesThe author’s children are high functioning autistic. The term “autistic”  used with her children felt wrong as if she used that as a label to get things to work. In medical terms, nothing like high-functioning autism exists. But, Wikipedia defines high-functioning autism (HFA) as a term applied to people with autism who are deemed to […]

Dengue: Symptoms, Care, and Prevention in Children

Reading Time: 3 minutesPreeti tells us about the symptoms, care, and prevention of Dengue in children, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. Dengue (DEN-gee) fever is a tropical disease caused by a virus carried by mosquitoes. The Aides mosquito bites a person a person infected by dengue virus and it becomes a carrier of this virus. […]

Exam Pressures are Driving School Kids to Suicide in Britain: New Study Mentions Mental Health Issues of Students

Reading Time: 3 minutesAccording to a new study published by the National Education Union, 81 percent of secondary teachers report having detected self-harming among pupils. Forty-nine percent said mental-health issues had led to suicides or suicide attempts at their schools or colleges.  Here’s a report, for Different Truths. Teachers say academic stress is to blame for a sharp […]

The Challenges of a Single Mother

Reading Time: 4 minutesA single mother has to deal with the challenges of excelling at work to bring home enough for the child and for herself, while also playing the role of the primary nurturer, opines Rina, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. The two genders in the human race are for a reason – men […]

The Perils of Teenage Pregnancies

Reading Time: 5 minutesTeenaged pregnancies are the start of a severely depressing emotional cycle. Societal reactions border on the extremes making it a monster battle for the girl. Most teenagers respond to this with one of the two extremes – rebel or completely succumb. It’s also commonplace and absolutely understandable that teenaged girls opt for abortion, but critically, […]

The Great Sunday Family Meal: Lets Dine together

Reading Time: 3 minutesEating family meals is associated with healthier dietary habits. Surveys have found that teenagers that eat with families consume less soda and unhealthy foods. Also, their diets fared better in key nutrient content. The benefits are not limited just to children. Having a wholesome healthy family meal is a perfect way for adults to de-stress […]