Parenting Desk

‘Sport has changed my life’: Serena Williams on how it can benefit girls and boys

"Sport has literally changed my life. I'm here because of sport. It has given me a lot of confidence, a lot of courage, and a lot of discipline. It's helped me to be the person that I've grown to be today," Serena Williams said.

Akshay-Twinkle’s son Aarav cooking for family reminds us why kids need to learn the art

Mom and author Twinkle Khanna recently took to social media to share pictures of some dishes specially made by her teenaged son Aarav.

Krishna Janmashtami 2019: How to celebrate the day with kids

Krishna Janmashtami 2019 Date: The festival will largely be celebrated this year on August 24. Here are some activities to involve kids in the celebration.

Hearing loss in children: Causes, signs and the need for early intervention

Childhood hearing loss: Almost all of hearing loss can be treated if timely identified. 60 per cent of childhood hearing can be prevented, according to World Health Organisation (WHO).

Do you believe in ‘lazy parenting’? Here’s how it can be good for kids

Lazy parenting is defined as an intentional passive parenting approach whereby you give your kids the time and space to play independently, with the risk of injury instead of hovering over them.

15 parenting quotes that you would relate to

"What good mothers and fathers instinctively feel like doing for their babies is usually best after all."

7 common parenting mistakes you may be making without realising their impact

Here are some common mistakes that many parents may make unknowingly and which may have a serious impact on the child's development.

Mom’s heartfelt post on dealing with kids in distress is an important parenting lesson

"When our children 'act out' or 'misbehave' or are 'being difficult' or are 'moody' or 'rebellious' or 'defiant' or whatever you want to call it, it really is them processing something they lack the skills to handle and talk about," the mother wrote on social media.

Is it safe to eat nuts during pregnancy?

Pregnancy Diet Tips: We got in touch with a doctor to know if you can have nuts during pregnancy and in what quantity. Here's what she advised.

World Mosquito Day 2019: Tips to protect, treat bites in babies

World Mosquito Day: Mosquito bites can harm your baby and cause serious diseases. Here are some tips from a doctor to protect your little one.

World Mosquito Day 2019: Children’s books that share mosquito facts in a fun way

World Mosquito Day: Here are some children's books that share some interesting facts about mosquitoes, which have been around 30 million years, in a fun and interesting way.

Kaun Banega Crorepati 11: Five reasons to watch the show with kids

Kaun Banega Crorepati: With the 11th season of KBC back on television, it is a great time to watch the show with your kids. Here are some reasons why.

Rhythm movement can help kids perform better at school, says study

"Being able to control your own emotions, cognition and behaviours is an important predictor of school readiness and early school achievement," the study emphasised.

‘I am not just a Saturday playmate’: A dad’s heartwarming note on co-parenting

"I'm more sure of the bond. I just want it to sink in that I'm someone who's always there and will always support him. I'm not just a Saturday playmate."

Karan Johar on kids Yash-Roohi: ‘Never seen such pure unadulterated love’

"I'm sure it's impacting me as a human being. I know it's made me more responsible in a certain way. I'm feeling a certain sensitivity in general that I don't think I had earlier in my head and heart and soul."

5 tips to help your baby sleep well while teething

Pain from teething is enough to wake a baby from sleep. Here are some tips for parents to ensure your baby is able to sleep well while teething.

Watch: 3 important rules to spark learning in kids

"Curiosity comes first. Questions can be windows to great instruction, but not the other way around," says high school teacher Ramsey Musallam.

Parents reveal what they were not prepared for when raising a child

"When we have children we think we won't make the same mistakes our parents made. And we don't. We make entirely different mistakes that, in most cases, work out OK in the end anyway."

‘Drinking alcohol during pregnancy can alter baby’s genes’

The findings of the study showed that infants who are exposed to alcohol in the womb, which passes from the mother's blood through the umbilical cord, could lead to increased levels of cortisol, a potentially harmful stress hormone.

Raksha Bandhan 2019: Five children’s books on sibling bonding

Raksha Bandhan 2019: To mark the occasion, read these interesting books with your kids to strengthen their love and bond with siblings.