Kidskintha began as a journal of my daily conversations with my girls- a very private effort. Their spontaneous quips would make me pause and think. Or just crack me up! Or let me into their fears. And mine too.
In the initial days, I was very hesitant about sharing my writings with the whole wide world. They would only make their way to my parents. A few friends found out and let the cat out of the bag. When I started receiving messages from strangers, I woke up to the fact that many parents are in the same place as I.
We were all just bigger humans trying to figure out other tiny humans. And trying our best to do a good job of it. Except that you can’t quit this job ever- like EVER. Not when you are bone-tired. Not when you are sick. Not when you have a zillion other things to do. Not when you have other company. Not when you are officially just ‘chilling’. And- wait for this – NOT EVEN when they are not that tiny anymore.
This is a title for life.
It requires you to learn on the job. We have one shot at it. Sure, it looks like a long time. But, what we make of this time determines what these tiny humans make of their lives. And consequently impacts whatever or whoever comes into their lives. Which involves their own tiny humans in time. And it goes on. Which means that we do with this window of precious time, is what we have a shot at to do to humanity!
And so, I thought- why not dig my heels and understand what goes on in their tiny brains, and hearts and bodies? I read up on the research on child development, psychology, cognition, neurology- and everything I read had me in awe of these living, breathing creatures with a whole unseen universe inside of them- that needed seeing.
All that scientific research was needed here. Parents like you and me could use it. So, I wrote articles that would help us apply those insights. My readers seemed to like what they saw. Our community came alive.
Then other publications thought they could use my work. Other parents thought they could lend their voice here(for which I am so honored).
As we grew, I thought- why not bring my audience face-to-face with the people who are at the helm of all this research? Why not get them to talk to everyday parents? And educators? The people who actually ARE with kids all day, every day?
And so, our flagship Kidskintha Annual Summits were born. The first year, we hosted India’s first and largest virtual summit for parents with 28 speakers across the globe. And we continue to do so on different, relevant themes every year. Our summits gave us the opportunity to partner with some amazing organizations- UNESCO, Early Childhood Association of India, Amar Chitra Katha- to name a few. ( As an aside, we have decided to keep the talks of our second summit- The Special Kids International Summit in collaboration with UNESCO- completely free. FOREVER. Check it out here, and feel free to use some world-class resources for free.)
Today, Kidskintha works with diverse experts, companies, and organizations across the global education sector to bring helpful and relevant resources to our readers.
We aim to publish high-quality content that is informative, inspiring, contentious, and challenge the status quo.
We welcome strong voices, willing to share their knowledge, expertise, and experiences.
If you are an educator, a parent, an entrepreneur, or anybody that works with or for children, Welcome to the tribe!
Devishobha is the founder & chief editor of Kidskintha. She lends her voice to several major publications like the Huffpost, Entrepreneur, Tiny Buddha, LifeHack, Access & Equity Magazine, Addicted2Success, and more. She conceptualizes and hosts Kidskintha’s Annual Digital Summits addressing topics like conscious parenting, Special Needs parenting, Early Childhood Development and, more.
She is also the Vice-President of Early Childhood Association, India, and a facilitator for the UNESCO Futures of Education initiative in India.
CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
Ramanan Subramani is the tech and brand custodian for Kidskintha, along with being the co-founder. He is a polymath and comes with 21+ years of experience in both technology and marketing/ communications. He holds a bachelor’s in Physics and a Master’s in Computer Application. He also has a postgraduate diploma in Intellectual Property Rights, and holds a certificate on Design Thinking and Innovations (Distinction) from MIT Sloan. When he isn’t working, Ramanan works on snake rescues (he is an amateur herpetologist).