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Saturday, December 14, 2019
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Parents reveal how they monitor children’s online activity

December 14, 2019 10:27:28 am

"Control access to WiFi - school work, chores must be completed first. Turn off WiFi access at night and have handheld devices placed in our bedroom. No handheld devices at the table when eating," said a parent.

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6 hacks to stop yelling at your kids

December 14, 2019 10:26:56 am

Parents tend to have high expectations from their child and want them to be 'perfect'. Remember every child is unique. Acquaint yourself with what is developmentally appropriate and tweak actions accordingly.

Imagine: Children will lie. It’s not a flaw but a necessary milestone

December 14, 2019 10:34:09 am

Lying is a pretty smart and sophisticated protective strategy children adopt when faced with oppressive and so-called “disciplinary” practices.

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Edu-excursion: Travel to learn, explore and boost your kid’s confidence

December 13, 2019 4:41:20 pm

Learning about different cultures, picking up new skills (like map-reading or languages), trying different food, and meeting new people will all help boost their confidence. So, get on to planning a fun edu-excursion for your child with the help of this list.

baby winter skin problems

4 common winter skin problems in infants and how to manage them

December 13, 2019 4:31:59 pm

Babies get dry scalp when their skin has little or no moisture. In babies it is called cradle cap. The skin on the scalp becomes irritated and flaky. This is commonly observed in babies who are two or three months old.

winter baby facts

7 interesting facts about babies born in winter, according to science

December 13, 2019 1:34:40 pm

Babies born in winter start crawling earlier than those in summer, revealed a 2014 study by the University of Haifa. The study showed that birth season influenced the child's motor development during its first year.

toddler mental health

The Early Years: Emotional and mental health is a concern for kids below five years

December 13, 2019 10:47:12 am

Approximately 9.5-14.2 per cent of children birth to five years old experience emotional, relational or behavioural disturbance. Young children who live in families dealing with parental loss, substance abuse, mental illness, or exposure to trauma are at high risk of developing mental health issues.


3 vital skills for children in an age of disruption

December 13, 2019 9:18:54 am

There are challenges galore of living in a disruptive world. Uncertainty and even a broader existential crisis for the human-race isn't entirely in the realm of the absurd.

gender, parenting tips

‘Gender-neutral parenting will help children develop higher emotional intelligence’

December 13, 2019 8:16:15 am

Children who conform and become captive to restrictive gender rules only cultivate the qualities and skills acceptable to their gender. As a result, they can grow up emotionally stunted and can lose out on wholesome development.

children physical activity

Children of all ages are at risk due to drop in physical activity: Study

December 12, 2019 4:30:31 pm

Daily activity recorded a fall by three to four minutes each year overall although it remained higher during weekends and on holidays.

mothers me time tips

6 tips for moms to get more ‘me-time’

December 13, 2019 8:07:36 am

Tips for 'me-time': You cannot turn up for every family gathering or party and other commitments if you want to get some 'me-time'. It is necessary to say 'No' to a few activities so that it leaves you some personal time to enjoy.

chess, parenting

Chess parents are pushing kids to break down: Notes from a coach

December 12, 2019 5:01:45 pm

What doesn’t work: Need for showing off a trophy kid, lack of faith in professional coaches, trying to wriggle out of family circumstances, hoping to buy knowledge without hard work.

greta thunberg climate change activist

Greta Thunberg is Time’s 2019 Person of the Year: What kids can learn from the teen activist

December 13, 2019 8:06:07 am

Greta Thunberg: The teen activist who began her journey with the 'school strike for climate change' or Fridays for Future is a global icon today. She is an inspiration and your kids can learn several things from her journey.


Mompreneurs: How passion drove these mothers to success

December 11, 2019 5:47:13 pm

Meet these mompreneurs who did not allow the challenges of parenting to stop them from following their passion.

soha ali khan, inaaya

Soha Ali Khan on daughter Inaaya: ‘Scary and exciting as she is exposed to so much’

December 11, 2019 3:47:30 pm

Soha Ali Khan, who welcomed daughter Inaaya in 2017, opened up on how she struggles to carve out time for herself and the kind of influences shaping her child.


Being Baba: A letter to my baby son when he turns 25

December 11, 2019 2:42:31 pm

"I know it isn't easy being a good man in this crazy world but knowing how your mom and I have raised you I know you are a good man and I want to tell you that however hard it is, it is totally worthwhile."

childhood cancer

‘Babies born from frozen embryos are at more risk for certain cancer types’

December 11, 2019 1:03:18 pm

Babies conceived through assisted reproduction involving frozen embryo transfer were more than twice likely to develop childhood cancer, particularly leukemia and neuroblastoma, a type of brain cancer, according to the study.

baby birth defects, congenital disorders

Birth defects: Causes, symptoms and prevention

December 11, 2019 9:02:23 am

Many congenital conditions are genetic in nature but it can also be caused by problems during the development of the foetus. Exposure to toxins during pregnancy is a major risk factor for errors in fetal development.

pregnancy breech baby

These exercises will help you turn the baby in the womb naturally for normal delivery

December 10, 2019 4:49:37 pm

In some cases, the foetus' buttocks, feet or both come out first and this position is called the breech presentation, which occurs in three to four per cent of full-term births. This can lead to complications in the delivery.

postpartum depression

Postpartum depression: ‘I almost wanted to give up my baby’

December 12, 2019 11:14:37 am

Postpartum depression: "I did not fall in love with my baby the moment I saw him, or in the initial few days, and wanted someone to literally take him away from me. That made me feel worse as motherhood was only supposed to be rosy and bright and the best phase of your life, right?"