Learning Disability and Social Manifestations

Dhruv was always lagging behind the rest of 1st grade children in his elementary school. His fine motor skills were deficient; even holding the crayon correctly was a task for him. He had trouble recognizing alphabets. When the teacher brought it to his parents’ attention, Ashok and Neeta, they were …

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South Asian Couples: A Story About Gender Roles

Purva and Ashok were absolutely in love. They were caught up in their romance for the two years they were dating and after Ashok proposed, they became consumed with wedding planning. This left little to no time for either of them to talk about the important issues such as finances, …

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Signs of Perfectionism

Many believe perfectionism means “being perfect” or “doing things perfectly”. However, perfectionism is actually the pressure we put on ourselves to reach unattainable standards. These standards are almost never reached because they are unrealistic, leaving the person feeling like a failure. Many South Asians believe perfectionism is a strong and …

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South Asian Parents: 3 Unexpected Tips To Be Better Parents

Many South Asian parents have no problem being involved in their child’s life. From the first day the baby is born and for the rest of its life, a majority of South Asian parents find themselves focused on their child’s needs, ready to sacrifice anything for the child’s well-being. When …

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Common Causes for Anger Management Issues

Anger is an emotion that children learn to feel within a few months of being born. The emotion itself is a healthy and natural expression of certain experiences. Anger becomes a problem when it becomes out of control and when it hurts people emotionally or even physically. People mistakenly believe …

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Five Things To Never Say To Someone With ADHD

If you know someone with true Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), you might have experienced frustration with them at least once. The symptoms of ADHD make it difficult for the person to function easily in certain areas of life, resulting in teachers, parents, friends, siblings, co-workers or even partners to …

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South Asian Relationships: The Invisible Divorce

While most South Asian countries can pride themselves on some of the lowest divorce rates in the world, remaining legally married is not necessarily a testament to the health and happiness of the relationship. In cultures, such as the South Asian culture, where legal divorce is looked down upon, an …

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