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.
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
There are no greys in affirmative consent -- it is black and white.
'I instantly knew it would be nearly impossible for me not to play with my friends in the apartment complex and remain sane.'
In the wake of the locker rooms fiasco, we need to reform how we talk to our kids about sex.
The memories of the pandemic will stay in our children's memory banks forever. The question to all the parents is, 'What deposits are we making?'
Even when the little ones play with their toys, they often come up with some creative stories.
Keeping the overwhelming tragedy aside, maybe COVID might help us to dream of a brave new world – our very own Zihuatanejo where we can let go of the memory of our stale old world which had literally started rotting and stinking.
Imagine: It reminded me of A Letter to the UK from Italy by the writer Francesca Melnadri, “Old resentments and falling-outs will seem irrelevant. You will call people you had sworn never to talk to ever again, so as to ask them: ‘How are you doing?’"
If anything, this forced cohabitation during Covid-19 will only make parents appreciate the role played by schools and teachers.
Unfortunately, this is the 'new normal'. We don't have a choice but to accept our situation and do the best we can.
Difficult Conversations: This is the time when we take a stock of what matters and what doesn’t. And it also presents an opportunity to us to set an example for our kids.
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.