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June 16 2015
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Are you prepared for your child to become a doctor?

On this Republic Day, my 4 year old daughter had a ‘talk on competition’ in her school. The topic was ‘My favourite community helper’. I was preparing her to talk about ‘teacher’ and she was trying to learn those lines without any interest. Just one day before the competition, she told me ‘Mom, I don’t want to talk about teacher. I want to talk about ‘doctor’ and I want to become a doctor when I become BIG.’ I was surprised at her thought. At this tender age, she has already decided what she

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“I want to be an Astronaut” – How to shape your child’s dream into reality

5,4,3,2,1… Blast off!! At age 4 – My little boy loved to play with his rocket and liked to dress up as an astronaut. At age 9- He now enjoys reading about the planets and the universe, gets excited hearing about India’s spacecraft landing on Mars. And very soon he happily announces that he wants be an astronaut when he grows up!
Being an astronaut is a dream for lots of children. Many questions raced through my mind as to how I as a parent can help fulfil his dream without overbearing

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Engineering the success of our daughter’s dream

Contrary to stereotype, for some reason my daughter, Sitara when she was younger preferred to play with cars. Even her Barbies wore overalls and sat on dumpsters. We laughed it off and called her tom- boyish and hoped that someday she would get over this phase and she would do ‘the girlie stuff.’ 
She did get over the phase of playing with toy cars. And she graduated to the real one, much to her father’s delight, who was a closet car junkie. His real job was in marketing, but was

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Insuring dreams – how to ensure financial security for child’s education

What does it take to give your child the best education and ensure the realisation of aspirations and dreams? It’s a question that gives parents sleepless nights and nightmares. And often there are no right answers. All you can do is to be prepared financially as best as possible and to the best of your abilities. Or is there something more you can do? 
How about insurance? Yes, you can insure you child’s education? Sure there are no guarantees for anything in life, but that is why

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Be Smart: Plan your child’s future today!

“I want to be a Ferrari race car driver when I grow up Mama and invent eco friendly fuel to run that car”, declares my 9 year old son one day.  As I inwardly smile and feel proud that I taught my son to “dream big” and not just settle for the stereotypes. I also realise how we as parents need to make sure that we are financially able to support these dreams. 
For that we need smart financial planning for the future. There are many financial plans available these days in the market. We

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