• Brief Profile


    Anandalakshmy received her post-graduate education in Human Development from institutions in the US: Bryn Mawr College and the University of Wisconsin at Madison. She was responsible for establishing and heading Vidya Mandir, a school in Chennai, where she used a creative and non-competitive approach in teaching and management. Later she joined Lady Irwin College (Delhi University), where she planned, established and headed the post-graduate course in Child Development from 1970 to 1983. Subsequently, she served as the Director of the College from 1983 to 1991.Her research has been in the areas of Socialization, Cognitive Development in Infancy and the Girl Child. She has traveled widely in India and outside to fulfill several academic commitments. She has been a Visiting Scholar in Paris and Edinburgh, and has been an invitee of the Asia Society in the USA. She has participated at Seminars at the Universities of Chicago, Harvard and Oxford. In more recent years, travel included a visit to Beijing for a Conference organized by UNICEF (2005) and meetings at Montreal and Vancouver for the Knowledge Network (2006) on Early Childhood, sponsored by the World Health Organization. She works with a number of voluntary organizations in India: SEWA in Gujarat, SWRC in Tilonia, Volontariat in Pondicherry, and Bala Mandir in Chennai, mainly advising on programmes for young children. She helps with counselling parents and children at Bala Mandir Resource Centre. In 2007, she was actively involved in documenting an educational innovation in the State-run schools of Tamil Nadu and made a documentary film titled “The Silent Revolution.” She served as the Consulting Editor for the book “Child Development” published by Doctor NDTV and Byword Books in 2007. She is also the co-Editor (with Nandita Chowdhary and Neerja Sharma) of “Researching Families and Children” (Sage, in press, due in 2008).

Questions Answered by me

Many parents put 'safety locks' on pornographic sites. You should do that and tell your children that you have done so because such material can...

Answered on : 25 Mar 2009

Sometimes children get confused about when to repeat what is said and when to produce an answer. Also it might be a good idea to ask a question...

Answered on : 24 Mar 2009

I am a little surprised to find you using the phrase habit of stealing for an 8 year old who has taken money out from a box that he was told was...

Answered on : 24 Feb 2009

It is not true that if a girl vomits, she is pregnant. That is far too simple. If there is an episode of vomiting regularly and gastro-intestinal...

Answered on : 24 Feb 2009

You seem to be struggling alone. Please take the help of the child's mother or his grandparents to persuade your son to get some help from a...

Answered on : 20 Feb 2009

I think you will have to work patiently with both your children. Do not expect them to be alike, merely because they are twins. Focus on the...

Answered on : 18 Feb 2009

If your son wants good marks, he must write with concentration and realise that careless mistakes cost him marks. It is only when he sees the...

Answered on : 18 Feb 2009

At this age, children do not have advanced language skills and speak through their actions. You must find out what her play school is like and...

Answered on : 18 Feb 2009

I think you are dealing with the situation very well, indeed.
He is showing some traits that we associate with teenagers, but many of them...

Answered on : 18 Feb 2009

These are just fantasies that occupy her mind. You have to find out why she has them. One possibility is that she heard of the death of someone...

Answered on : 16 Feb 2009
  • Dr S  Anandalakshmy's picture
Javascript is required to view this map.
  • Chennai
    India