Despite hundreds of books and web-sites about parenting and child-health, the commonest complaint I have come across from parents is about lack of proper information about these matters. The break-neck speed of today’s
life and lack of emotional support to today’s parents thanks to disintegration of joint family structure, have led to a generalized lack of parental confidence. Add to that, the constantly expanding horizons of medical science that leave even the doctors bewildered with a flurry of facts and figures. In such a situation, parents need not only the reassuring pat on shoulders but also an easy yet informative source of reliable information
to help them bring up their children in this modern age.
In the past few years, I had written many of these Parenting articles for leading U.A.E. newspapers like ‘Khaleej Times’ and ‘Gulf News’ and it was the positive readers’ response that really told me that I was on right
track and encouraged me to undertake this project. While writing this book, I have tried to combine practicality with technicality as I feel both these qualities are necessary for modern parenting. I strongly believe that providing love and security to children is the basic cornerstone of parenting. Today, I find a lot of parents striving for so-called ‘Perfect'.