Dubai International Film Festival
Glasses suited for short sighted and long sighted
We are the World...
Women and Anger
Music and Cholesterol
With the number of layoffs that are taking place, both abroad and in India, families have a lot to talk about, husbands and wives are talking in whispers about how they are going to handle the new financial crisis in their lives. Ellen Galinsky, president of the Families and Work Institue says that the best thing for parents to do is to break the news gently to the children too, no matter how young they are. Children can always sense some kind of tension at home, so it is better for them to know what the cause is.
It would be wiser for parents to tell their children that they are going on a shoe string budget, which would mean being a little tight with the pocket money until they tide over the crisis. Teenagers take the situation in their stride and eventually help out by being less demanding and sometimes contributing towards the family kitty. As adults we assume that children are frightened of the situation but they are capable of handling more than what we give them credit for.