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Social pressure demands for kids, children and education, obedience, schooling, parenting, eye 2020, sunday eye, indian express news

Tyranny of Obedience

October 25, 2020 7:00:57 am

Learning ought to be a disruptive and subversive process. Otherwise, it perpetuates proverbial bricks in the wall

Down Syndrome Awareness Month, parenting, having and raising a child with Down Syndrome, parenting blogs, indian express news

‘When my newborn daughter clasped my little finger, I realised it was she who was holding me, and not vice versa’

October 20, 2020 11:42:56 am

Globally, October is celebrated as Down Syndrome Awareness Month. This article is a reflection of parenting a 30-month-old daughter with Down Syndrome.

early childhood

Why investing in early childhood can benefit a nation

October 15, 2020 5:00:49 pm

Disadvantaged early environments along with inadequate policies and programmes can sap a nation, leading to high social and economic costs for the country later on. The reverse is also true.

parenting, how to be a parent, how to be a good parent, what is over parenting, how to not over-parent, parenting blogs, indian express news

Parental Guidance: Are you guilty of over-parenting?

January 11, 2021 6:34:56 pm

For starters, start to see yourself as a person apart from just a mother—it is one part of who you are, not the whole of you.

children and social media, children on social media, social media and mental health, eye 2020, sunday eye, indian express news

How our children are not consumers but the products on sale on social media

September 27, 2020 9:42:55 am

Likes, shares, comments keep them engaged like zombies while their minds are speedily being colonised and harvested, by prompt ads and Instagram influencers promoting lavish lifestyles and looks

facts and fiction, children's imagination, the internet era, children and internet, children's creativity, parenting blogs, indian express news

Why my child wants to be a dolphin caretaker

September 15, 2020 5:00:46 pm

Within the realm of her imagination, she confidently explained that dolphins are the smartest sea creatures, how she wants to be friends with them and most importantly that her goal was to ‘save the species’.

preparing children for the pandemic, parents and children, how to get kids to understand the COVID-19 situation, parenting blogs, indian express news

How parents can prepare kids for the COVID-19 world: Try, fail and try again

September 7, 2020 5:00:35 pm

Since there is no respite from the coronavirus in sight, it is time for parents to prepare their children for the new world.

schools, post COVID-19 world, mental health of kids going to schools post COVID-19, education and learning, parenting, indian express news

‘We must prepare for increased mental stress among schoolkids post COVID-19’

September 2, 2020 5:35:04 pm

Awareness should be created among teachers, parents, community members, volunteers about how to identify and assess the mental health of children.

disposable diapers for babies, eco-friendly reusable cloth diapers for babies, parenting, indian express, indian express news

Making the switch from disposable to eco-friendly reusable cloth diapers

August 11, 2020 10:00:26 am

They are washable and reusable which in turn saves the effort and cost of stocking up diapers making them a very economical diapering option.

art, art and craft for kids, art for a child’s emotional and cognitive development, parenting blogs, parenting, indian express news

‘When my son painted monsters on our walls, I realised he was being creative’

August 10, 2020 3:30:57 pm

Through these scribbling, he had started expressing himself and exploring the imaginary world he lives in.

mental health, depression, anxiety, social pressure, pandemic, coronavirus, eye 2020, sunday eye, indian express eye

Imagine: Why it’s time to stand up to anxiety

July 19, 2020 6:20:39 am

It speaks with such conviction, using our thoughts and our brain to work against us until, unwittingly, we are recruited as its voice

child health immunisation, vaccination for children, health, children's immunity, parenting, indian express, indian express news

Why early child health immunisation is important in India

July 5, 2020 2:08:31 pm

Despite the government spending billions of dollars in programs like Mission Indra Dhanush, the country's immunisation rate remains one of the lowest in the world.

parenting

A teenager tells parents how to ‘turn on the light’

July 4, 2020 4:53:47 pm

Parents ought to just relax a bit at times. It’s a global pandemic we’re experiencing, not a productivity contest, writes a teenager.

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Doctors’ Day: ‘Don’t remember the last time I hugged my kids’

July 1, 2020 2:21:45 pm

'Emergencies are a way of life but I love my work. And I hope this will end soon. And I hope they will soon be in my arms again and I can love them once again without the fear of contracting any virus.'

pandemic generation, children living in lockdown, pandemic experiences of children, parenting, parenting blogs indian express, indian express news

Through the looking glass: Raising a generation through a pandemic

June 30, 2020 9:30:36 am

No matter how cushioned your child is today, your child is perceptive of the crisis that we are living as well as that of your anxieties.

Ruchita Dar Shah, parenting

Parenting in lockdown: ‘We are enjoying board games with the kids’

June 26, 2020 4:29:32 pm

Each day, a different person gets to choose what game we play. I'm amazed at how much it is teaching us as adults.

fatherhood, parenting

Fatherhood in lockdown: ‘It took a pandemic to slow down and spend more time with my son’

June 23, 2020 6:30:12 pm

'Lockdown has taught me many things. While adapting to work from home was easy, it was adjusting to work at home that actually took some more time.'

Father's Day, paternity leave, father and child, pro-dad workplaces, parenting, indian express, indian express news

A father writes on fostering pro-dad workplaces

June 21, 2020 2:43:56 pm

Work-life needs are not and should not be gender-specific.

mental health lockdown mental health, lockdown depression, compassion empathy, human touch, indian express

Mental health is a collective responsibility: The person is not the problem

June 21, 2020 9:45:50 am

Imagine: We have created the toxic society in which young people are struggling to survive.

online class

The challenges in remote learning for young children

June 19, 2020 2:22:02 pm

eaching styles must evolve to ensure that young children, regardless of their situation, enjoy the experience of learning, while continuing to engage with their teachers and classmates.

parenting tips

Parenting in the time of crisis: Let kids embrace the messy realities in their play

June 12, 2020 2:21:31 pm

We need to find meaningful ways to translate the beauty and disaster, the joys and failings, the triumphs and sorrows of our world for their pretend-play, and for the sake of our children, stop pretending as adults that all is in order.

digital addiction

Digital self-harm and the need for authoritative parenting

June 2, 2020 6:43:12 pm

Among teens today, sexting is getting common due to not only easily accessible online porn videos but also due to web series, which use slangs and incidents of sexting liberally.

coronavirus, COVID-19, epidemic, pandemic, mental health, mindfulness, isolation, lockdown, five joy diet, community, sunday eye 2020, eye 2020, indianexpress,

Kindness is our hope in the post-COVID-19 world

May 31, 2020 8:00:56 pm

It is easy to forget in a crisis, but being kind to each other is what has helped the human species survive over two millennia

Bois locker room, consent, rape culture, affirmative consent, active accountability, sexual harassment, parenting, eye 2020, sunday eye, indian express, indian express news

Talking About Consent with Young Boys

May 17, 2020 7:30:38 am

There are no greys in affirmative consent -- it is black and white.

lockdown diaries, 12 year old in lockdown, Yohaan Philip Jose blog, football, playing, COVID-19, parenting, indian express, indian express news

No friends, no football: Lockdown diary of a 12-year-old

May 13, 2020 2:04:24 pm

'I instantly knew it would be nearly impossible for me not to play with my friends in the apartment complex and remain sane.'

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