Touch of an angel…or a baby

A minimum of eight hugs a day can make you feel better and behave better.
A touch can make you cry. A touch can give you hope. Just ask my friend, Sara. She adopted a beautiful baby boy who was left, wrapped in a newspaper, outside an orphanage. With limpid black eyes, and skin the colour of coffee, this boy, let us call him Rohan, was bright and alert as he lay back in his crib, staring at the musical toy above him. There was only one issue.

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Podcasts you should listen to

My latest Mint column It started with children’s audiobooks—abundantly available on the Web. Storynory.com offers free pod casts, in which a chirpy woman named Natasha tells stories suitable for children aged 6-16. Try it when your children come home from school. Along with their tiffin, you can serve them up a story. I have become…

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