The flip side of alternative schools

Alternative schools are so child-paced and really thinking hard about changing many things that we now know are detrimental to kids and their development. But here are some disadvantages we’ve found so far in our alternative schooling journey. Would love to hear your thoughts! Please forgive me for the abrupt beginning, my old and clunky…

The school we’ve chosen for Rumi: kahani mein twist!

Last I wrote, we had almost finalised DLRC for Rumi. It fit all the criteria we were looking for and she also attended a Demo day and came out beaming, with a ‘best friend’ in tow. Just as we were gearing up to pay the fee and complete the admission process, we got a call…

How do I pick the right school for my child?

Of all the posts I have ever written, I get the most traffic on my post on alternative schooling. And parents often call to discuss the best school for their kid, whether alternative schooling is really right for them and how they should go about choosing a school. And while nobody, including me, can answer…

The heartache that is Parenting

When we found out that we were expecting Rumi, we started making our preparations for her arrival. We read books on pregnancy and the birthing process and breastfeeding and sleep training. All our preps were focused on making my body ready for her growth (nutrition, vitamins, rest), on making room in our lives for her…

Marathi-medium schooling: Yay or Nay?

Since school begins in a week, it is already too late to be worrying about this but I specialize in worrying about things when the opportune worry-window has long passed, so here it is: Rumi will be going to Gram Mangal. The pre-school is very simple and minimalistic and completely congruent with our parenting philosophies…