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Does a child think of a sperm donor as family?

These questions have become all the more important in the context of modern families that come together through adoption, second marriages, surrogate mothers and sperm or egg donations.

Watch: How a grieving mom created a video game on cancer

The mother of three, along with her husband, decided to take her two other sons on the journey with a story of a brave knight fighting a dragon called cancer.

Spider-Man to Ant-Man: Animated Marvel superhero movies for kids

If you want to introduce your kids to superheroes from the Marvel comic book world, here are some child-friendly animation movies you can watch together, to get started.

How Muggles can throw a Harry Potter theme party for kids

Chocolate frogs, jelly beans, Hagrid's rock cakes, Harry's favourite treacle tart, butterbeer (vanilla cream soda with butterscotch flavouring) are sure to excite the little guests. You can also set up a class on potions!

5 podcasts that make parenting a breeze

Whether you have 10 minutes or an hour, you can listen, laugh and learn while you travel to work, work out or do chores around the house. The dawn of podcasts is indeed making life easier for parents who are looking to learn about the best ways of raising their children.

Watch: How family income can affect a child’s development

"...by the time those two kids are ready to start kindergarten, we know that the child living in poverty is likely to have cognitive scores that are, on average, 60 per cent lower than those of the other child. "

How is a baby conceived through IVF? Watch video

It was Louise Brown who became the world's first baby to be born via IVF, in 1978. So, how does IVF exactly work? In a Ted Talk, physician-novelist and activist writer Nassim Assefi and fertility doctor Brian Levine explain the science of making a baby in a laboratory.

Watch: Creative ways through which kids can thrive in school

"Of course teachers should be focused on the emotional well-being of their kids. But in reality, when you're in a classroom full of 30 students and one of them's throwing tables at you, it's far easier to exclude that child than to figure out what's going on inside of his head."

How do you tell your child they are adopted?

"The earlier the child knows the better...Why hide that the child is adopted? Are we protecting the child? What are you protecting the child from?" said parent and professor of psychology Tanu Shree Singh.

10 documentaries to watch in the holidays with your kids

Enjoy your holidays by watching these engaging and educative documentaries on various interesting topics with your child.

Watch: Unconditional love and acceptance, no matter what!

What is it like to raise a child who's different from you? Writer Andrew Solomon remarks, "A lot of the time the question of parenthood is, what do we validate in our children, and what do we cure in them?"

Listen: What do you tell your child if your partner is having an affair?

Listen to this podcast to know more about how to deal with issues around talking to children about infidelity.