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A child wanted Santa to ‘stop CAB’: How to talk to kids about protests

December 26, 2019 2:06:20 pm

Not just at home, kids also hear comments from their peers, who themselves might be actually echoing what they might have overheard from adults in passing. This can put them at the risk of developing biased points of view and that is unhealthy.

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Christmas 2019: Board games to STEM toys, buy these gifts for kids

December 25, 2019 12:41:13 pm

Christmas gift ideas for children: This year, gift your child toys that are both fun and educational. You can pick from these gifts.

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Prince George just made Christmas pudding with father William and great granny Queen Elizabeth

December 24, 2019 11:46:08 am

In the picture clicked by royal photographer Chris Jackson, the little royal prince was seen stirring a pudding mixture in a bowl.

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Christmas 2019: Should we be lying to children about Santa Claus?

December 25, 2019 12:40:26 pm

Christmas 2019: Studies show most children find out the truth by the age of seven or eight. Parents know this is inevitable and yet they perpetuate their child's favourite Santa fantasy for as long as possible. Why?


Parents reveal what they fear most for children growing up today

December 21, 2019 2:15:41 pm

"Constant and continuous bullying. With school and social media you just cant get away from it," said a parent,

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How to support new millennial parents at work

December 26, 2019 2:02:48 pm

About 76 per cent of new parents are sleep deprived, 70 per cent of millennial parents indicate that work pressure impacts the kind of parents they want to be, and two thirds of millennial parents believe that there is a gap between workplace messaging and the reality.

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Be a Secret Santa to the less fortunate children

December 20, 2019 5:56:00 pm

Kids these days, perhaps for little fault of their own, tend to become self-centered. Through an activity such as secret Santa, their eyes, minds and hearts would open up to a world, and a dire need, hitherto unseen to most of them.

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Are Indian women paying a motherhood wage penalty?

January 23, 2020 12:53:15 pm

A survey recently revealed that parenting challenges and maternity accounted for 45 and 35 per cent respectively for Indian women taking career breaks. Mothers tend to face what is known as 'motherhood wage penalty' despite laws on maternity leave.

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Rani Mukerji: When you are parenting, there will be conflicting ideas

December 19, 2019 3:45:18 pm

Rani Mukerji also spoke about how she is raising daughter Adira to be a strong girl. "You [Adira] are the bravest, you are the strongest, you have more muscles than your papa," she tells her child.

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A mom’s viral video with son shows why finding ‘me-time’ can be a challenge

December 20, 2019 8:14:47 am

As hilarious as the video might seem, it also points to the everyday challenges that mothers, especially of younger children, have to face and how they struggle to find time for self-care.

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7 things busy dads can do to spend quality time with children

December 19, 2019 8:10:54 am

Be it running an errand or carrying out household fixtures, you can get your child to help you or just accompany you for the activity. What adults may otherwise find boring can sometimes excite kids.

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Onlooker to associative: 6 types of play important for child development

December 17, 2019 2:46:01 pm

Play for children is not just of one kind. It involves different stages and evolves and child grows. Here are six kinds of play that your toddler might engage in.

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Child feeling lethargic in winter? Here are tips to keep them active

December 17, 2019 12:04:04 pm

Physical activity keeps a child healthy by improving their bone and muscle health and also develops their cognitive abilities. Here are some ways in which parents can ensure their child remains active during winter.

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Sabrina Merchant: Allow kids to discover yoga and reduce screen time

December 18, 2019 10:48:52 am

Practice brings in self-discipline and better focus. Especially today, when kids have a short attention span and tell you they are feeling bored, every other instant. The idea is to let kids be. Yoga must never be forced.

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8 tips to get your toddler to wear winter clothes without throwing tantrums

December 16, 2019 5:47:42 pm

Winter clothes for toddlers: Your child may feel uncomfortable if the clothes are too tight around the neck or are difficult to button. Dress them in sweaters with loose collars that can be easily pulled on.

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Single moms on the art of solo parenting

December 16, 2019 3:47:39 pm

Three single mothers - Natasha Zalpuri, Nameeta Premkumar, Stella Turner - talks about their joys, challenges and dealing with the tough questions from their kids.

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Parents reveal how they monitor children’s online activity

December 14, 2019 10:27:28 am

"Control access to WiFi - school work, chores must be completed first. Turn off WiFi access at night and have handheld devices placed in our bedroom. No handheld devices at the table when eating," said a parent.

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6 hacks to stop yelling at your kids

December 14, 2019 10:26:56 am

Parents tend to have high expectations from their child and want them to be 'perfect'. Remember every child is unique. Acquaint yourself with what is developmentally appropriate and tweak actions accordingly.

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Edu-excursion: Travel to learn, explore and boost your kid’s confidence

December 13, 2019 4:41:20 pm

Learning about different cultures, picking up new skills (like map-reading or languages), trying different food, and meeting new people will all help boost their confidence. So, get on to planning a fun edu-excursion for your child with the help of this list.

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7 interesting facts about babies born in winter, according to science

December 13, 2019 1:34:40 pm

Babies born in winter start crawling earlier than those in summer, revealed a 2014 study by the University of Haifa. The study showed that birth season influenced the child's motor development during its first year.