Children who conform and become captive to restrictive gender rules only cultivate the qualities and skills acceptable to their gender. As a result, they can grow up emotionally stunted and can lose out on wholesome development.
Tips for 'me-time': You cannot turn up for every family gathering or party and other commitments if you want to get some 'me-time'. It is necessary to say 'No' to a few activities so that it leaves you some personal time to enjoy.
Greta Thunberg: The teen activist who began her journey with the 'school strike for climate change' or Fridays for Future is a global icon today. She is an inspiration and your kids can learn several things from her journey.
Meet these mompreneurs who did not allow the challenges of parenting to stop them from following their passion.
Soha Ali Khan, who welcomed daughter Inaaya in 2017, opened up on how she struggles to carve out time for herself and the kind of influences shaping her child.
Sanna Marin, world's youngest prime minister at 34, of Finland, spent her teenage years working in a bakery. She was also the first in her family to go to university. Her mother had always been supportive of her choices, she had said.
Beyonce, mother to three kids Blue Ivy and twins Rumi and Sir Carter, also opened up on the challenges of balancing work and parenting.
"This stigma will always be there, stemming from the mindset of 80 per cent of our population. That is a truth of life, whether you like to admit it or not," said Chahatt Khanna.
Encourage your child to observe the baby closely with you. Get your older one to describe the baby's actions or watch the baby when sleeping.
"You just get on with it. If you get sick, you get sick. The dishes and clothes won't wash themselves and the kids can't take themselves to school," said a single parent.
A stint of volunteering activity, be it at a local NGO involved with food distribution, or even volunteering at one's parents' workplace, is the kind of experience that will keep kids engaged.
From running an art studio to providing bedding solutions, meet the moms who are following their passion while balancing it with their parenting responsibilities.
Adoption in India: "No child shall be given in adoption to a couple unless they have at least two years of stable marital relationship," mention the regulations. A person can adopt irrespective of their marital status and whether or not he or she has a biological son or daughter.
Sit with your kids and decide where your next family vacation must be. They would love nothing more than to be a part of the decision making.
Mom Dr Priscilla Chan also talked about how they take their daughters Max and August to work to show them how their parents contribute.
International Day of Disabled Persons 2019: These apps, available on Android, can help special needs kids with developmental delays and speech difficulties to learn communication skills through fun and interactive ways.
International Disability Day: "Their parents could make a trust fund which releases a certain amount every month for their needs. Even so, the trustee would have to be someone who takes care of their other needs as well," suggests Merry Barua.
"Children need to be outdoors. They need to move, go out and have fun. Legs are meant for walking, running, sports...not for parking yourself in a corner to latch onto games on screens."
On an average, moms across India said they are spending between two to three hours on Sundays helping their children with homework. When it comes to travelling, 30 per cent moms said they go out for weekend getaways once a year or less than that.
Such children go on to develop low self-control skills and find it challenging to manage emotions and behaviour due to fewer opportunities to practice in the growing years.