ParentingMarch 21, 2017

The First Night Alone With My Baby

As a first-time mom, the writer shares her daunting experience the first time she was completely alone with her baby overnight and how she struggled. Last December, I was about to spend my first night alone with my 10-day old son. As a first-time mom, everything about the baby made me nervous. I kept questioning

FamilyNovember 1, 2016

The Struggles and Accolades of Half Emiratis

Looking at the struggles that some half-Emiratis go through, and some of their success stories across the globe. The UAE is a country known for its diversity and openness in welcoming people from all walks of life who have established themselves here and call this place home. As a result of this growth, UAE Nationals have

ParentingSeptember 13, 2016

Ivy League Pre-Schools

School systems are preying on people’s need for acceptance, manipulating them into paying outrageous fees, and placing unnecessary pressure on our children. The United Arab Emirates continues to advance and boast the highest of standards in a number of domains, and providing the best education is one of them. The lifestyle and the high standards

EducationJuly 13, 2016

Influence of Teaching on Language Development

Students are not interested in learning the Arabic language. This is a problem and teachers and students together

FamilyJuly 3, 2016

The Ode to My Mother

April 15, 2015 – 7:15am Dubai Hospital The sound of your breathing and your occasional snores are the sweetest sound and melody I have ever heard. It’s the sound of safety, security and at this moment my life line. I feel my heart beating in tune with your breath. It even skips a beat when

FamilyJune 19, 2016

Here’s To Fathers, The Unsung Heroes

The author looks at how society pays such high regard for mothers, and in turn, belittles the role

ParentingMarch 22, 2016

Kids These Days, They Want It All

The author looks at the increasing demands of children and the youth on lavish and superficial needs, and

ParentingFebruary 28, 2016

Outsourced Parenting

The author discusses the implications of household help’s increased role in our children’s lives. A husband and his

ParentingFebruary 9, 2016

Be The Right Role Model For Your Children

Parents who can better handle conflicts and go through a healthy separation process are more able to model life positively to their children because they did not destroy the family by separating, but they had separated because the family relationship became unhappy and unstable. “Conflict and stress in the home pose a serious threat to

FamilyNovember 3, 2015

Maid with Respect

The author looks at why there are so many negative reports when it comes to employing maids and