Actor Shveta Salve finds it disturbing that moms are subjected to so many questions. She says, "Whatever I put on social media is the real me. There is no pretence and I don't think anything should change once you are a mom. As a woman, why should I be questioned on what I do as a mom?"
Festivals and holidays are a great time to bond with children. For parents, one can use the occasion as inspiration for themed activities. For instance, during Christmas time, depending on the age of the child, one can indulge in card-making, a fun, creative project that you can do together.
The main objective of your party is to allow children to enjoy themselves. Start planning for the party at least a week in advance to avoid any last-minute chaos. Plan how many guests you want to invite, how you want to decorate your venue and the food you want to serve them, so that you can manage resources wisely.
You meet several people, whether it is in the lift, during social meetings, family get-togethers, birthday parties, etc. Difficult situations arise triggering unwanted reactions, sometimes unconscious retaliations. As parents, we have to mind our body language because though we can blame the outer world for our situation, we cannot neglect our responsibility to the child.
A New Character in the Story to Secret Dictionary, here are four games that kids will not only enjoy playing but will also learn various skills in the process, from the art of storytelling to improving concentration and listening abilities.
Recently, Shveta was trolled when she posted pictures of herself, holding a glass of wine and smoking on what she called her off-day. Never the one to shy from calling a spade a spade, Shveta powerfully got back to her trolls and posted a thought-provoking reply on how quickly some people can label women as bad moms.
"As far as children are concerned, they are mainly looking to spend a good time. If you can get them to enjoy themselves, they won't really care about the expenses. You may be spending lots of money in decorating the venue. But you ask your children about the details and they would probably have no memory of it."
A totally new enclosure like a ward or a dentist’s office may scare an autistic child. Make the process comfortable. A family once brought their own wing chair to the hospital room during a blood test for their child. It depends on your experience and observing what makes your child happy.
“Air pollution is stunting our children’s brains, affecting their health in more ways than we suspected,” said Dr Maria Neira, the WHO director of public health and environment at a global conference on air pollution and health, held in Geneva. A report published by the World Health Organization reveals that India witnessed the deaths of 60,987 children under the age of five years in the year 2016.
As parents, one thing we probably are not good at is receiving feedback on our parenting skills, particularly when it comes from our children, who may demand unlimited screen time or a bagful of chocolates and no rules. The 3Cs of parenting, however, are consistency, caring and consequences.
Popular culture and social stereotyping reiterate the notion that most men just stumble upon fatherhood and bumble their way through it as providers for children. That is increasingly getting farther from the reality of modern parenting. We asked some dads about the reasons they deferred fatherhood and the concerns that accompanied the decision to finally embrace being a parent.
Kids have a lot of life advice to offer adults, if they are willing to listen. Here are three TED Talks that offer a peek into the innovative mind of kids who have stepped into a world usually meant for grown-ups.