Maintaining a routine brings purpose and meaning to life and thus maintains mental wellbeing.
'I understand and respect that there are certain boundaries. I think it is important for all of us, as mothers, to watch our tone while talking to our children. Else well-intended advice can be misconstrued as a jibe'
'I am a lot more patient now, and I tend to snap less at my children.'
Children absorb the world around them like a sponge. They soak their formative little lives into it so much so that as they grow up, it plays a major role in defining who they turn out to be.
Learning and playing with your children can also be fun for you. You will find that your child is curious and eager to talk and play with you.
For the study, researchers videotaped 182 expectant fathers during their partners' third trimester to observe how they interacted with a doll that they were told represented their unborn baby.
Partnering our kids (irrespective of their age) in the day to day schedule and making them aware of the current situation goes a long way in improving a parent-child relationship.
'Everything will get back to normal soon, so do not lose hope. Together we will all fight.'
Kate and William also make sure they listen to what their children have to say.
'The beauty of turning 40 is that you know what you want, very clearly. The same happened with me.'
If you are wondering about more ways to be involved your newborn’s life, here are a few pointers that can serve well for you.
If there is one good thing that has happened in lockdown, it is that fathers and their kids have spent time and bonded a lot with each other.
As part of the game, children steer an avatar through a course dotted with obstacles, and collect targets on the way to earn rewards.
The biggest concern of parents is that while they spend their time online, kids may unknowingly access inappropriate information.
When both parents are committed to working together on common family goals, it sets a great example of teamwork and support that goes a long way in the child’s life.
The pandemic will pass. The true test is about how well we were able to navigate it and the joy we were able to bring to ordinary moments as we hunker down and wait.
All activities planned need to come from the space of mental stimulation, emotional and social benefits.
Babbar says she and husband Anup Soni are trying to keep fit in lockdown, and are being strict about their diet. And because of this, their son keeps away from junk food, too.
Parenting shouldn’t be an arduous challenge; both parents and children can enjoy the moment and create fond memories of parenthood and childhood respectively.
Be selective, choose positive phrases and raise emotionally intelligent children.