Imagine: The families that I have met have talked about how they are doing things they had forgotten brought them so much joy – goofing around with their children without any agenda, spending time in nature.
How do you practice social distancing in a country of over a billion people and how do you keep your babies safe?
Perfection as a concept does not exist. The problem with perfection is that it is inherently linked to a fear of failure.
Skills that were considered valuable 10 years ago are fast becoming obsolete or have substantially transformed.
Difficult Conversations: It is never a harmless makeup session. It is a stereotype we are endorsing. Rather than buying makeup, talk to your child about how cosmetics should be a choice and not a compulsion.
When a person is suffering with endometriosis it’s important for woman to find/and or build support groups. There are definitely many women who are silently suffering from the same condition from the stigma attached with this condition.
Preference for solitude and quiet is a way of being and not an illness. Many times, through repeated messages that we give an introverted child, he might become shy as he starts thinking something is wrong with him and therefore fears social rejection.
The context and content of the video game does have an impact on the player’s future behavior. Research has indicated that playing violent video games does increase “aggressive cognitions, aggressive behaviors and aggressive feelings”.
Cooking introduces kids practical scientific concepts. It encourages them to experiment, observe and reach conclusions based on their observations.
When a child sings, many areas of his or her brain get stimulated with the sounds and subsequent coordination.
I was just thankful that this child spoke up. He was lucky to have a parent who heard him, who encouraged him to talk to another person, to ask for help.
Children need to be encouraged to clean up their own messes. Make it a normal part of your daily life.
I obviously want to introduce my son to the magical and beautiful world of comics soon but let me tell you what he's been reading so far.
Our bodies are not designed to function under chronic stress, and this is what takes a massive toll on mental and physical health, right from a young age.
The best we can do is raise a child who learns the basics of secularism the way they should, by being out there, by celebrating all sorts of festivals, by gorging on sewaiyaan at Eid and kadha parshad at the Gurudwara.
Depending on the industry, there need to be laws that allow women self-care time, flexibility in schedules and the respect of being treated as an equal.
As with all things parenting, start young. It's much harder to teach a teenager manners as compared to teaching a two-year-old.
If any coach or parent tells you that a kid can play at world or national level by training three hours a day and attending all birthday parties and doing school homework, they are lying. Period.
We think that being a parent makes us superheroes who have a solution to everything, who never break down and are never bruised.
Peer influence is real and occurs at all ages. You don't need to wait for your child to become a teenager to realise how susceptible your child is to peer influence.
Climate change, political issues, social issues, crimes against women and children, pollution…there is a lot to worry about and I know that we can all do our part to make this year better than the last.
No man is ever asked how he manages to keep the work-life balance; it is an expectation from women only.
Read about the marginalised, read stories and books that talk about diversity, are inclusive and pose uncomfortable questions. No, innocence is not lost by exposing kids to the real world.
Think of the year to come. Think of how old your child is turning. What will he be able to do this year? What might his challenges be? Will he be going to a new class or a new school?
Research shows that children’s developing brains, eyes and bone marrow absorb electromagnetic radiation three to 10 times deeper than adults.