What is bad behavior in a toddler?

It was a pretty bad weekend for Rumi and us. We had a fun time with the family, a nice lunch at the mall but Rumi’s behavior had bothered us and upset us and left us quite frazzled by last night. Some of the things she did are those we have come to expect such…

When Rumi mothers me

It all started with the loss of a black sweater. It was one of those perfect ones that are soft without being ‘linty’ and super thin but really warm. We were in Phoenix when I saw it at Marks and Spencer and I got really excited and clutched Abhi’s arm and said “That’s the very…

Paying attention: An important parenting lesson from my two-year old

Rumi has recently turned two and I do not know how to describe the phase she is in right now because “the Terrible Twos” does not even begin to cover it. Yesterday, she threw a temper tantrum because her stuffed animal would not shut its stitched felt eyes. This morning, an hour of wailing followed…