Prioritising, saying no and being careful about how you spend your time is essential.
"The first question anybody asks my child is: 'Tumhaare papa kahaan hain?' (Where is your father?). It is a normal question. But I tell them she does not have a father."
One note to always keep in mind is that newborns should not go more than about four hours without feeding, even overnight.
Once a child reaches the age of five years and above, unintentional injuries become the biggest threat to their survival.
Remove any negative connotation from the situation. Instead of saying you're stuck at home, think of it as bonus time with your family and with yourself.
Given that the lockdown is not going away tomorrow, and there are responsibilities to be handled as a primary care giver, it’s important for stay-at-home mothers to find a workable routine.
Every parent can sympathise with the fact that kids get bored really fast. Nothing is more powerful or engaging than their own imagination.
'It is likely that the child is living with one parent all the time, and possibly interacting with the other parent digitally.'
"I've not hugged my six-year-old in 15 days," shares a doctor.
Since there's no school for these life skills, it only helps if you've closely observed the daily struggles of a couple raising children.
If I had a magic potion that would stop all our babies from growing up, I’d use it in a heartbeat, writes Esha in her book
Do not overburden yourself by trying to take up childcare duties and all other responsibilities while working from home or it may only lead to chaos.
There's plenty of ways to bond with your kids beyond Netflix marathons and board games.
Cooking in this method has multiple benefits; it does not just cook food quickly but also means there is less mess and you have only one pot to wash. It also saves fuel and water, ensuring sustainable cooking.
"It is vital to maintain a routine for your child. It makes him feel more secure and helps you to create a better work-life balance," said Rachel Goenka.
It is essential to find some humour, especially when things look grim.
"To me, gender is over. Gender is so last year. But when someone tells you their preferred pronouns, you should use those pronouns. Just like when they tell you their name and you use it," the boy wrote in a blog.
"Parents often tell us that their children show an improvement in their academics because of our classes. The reason behind this is primarily that their focus increases as they have something to look forward to, they get to do what they like and enjoy."
By making slight changes in the way we communicate with kids, we can transform childhood into a truly foundational experience.
Owlets Reading Room is "India’s first WhatsApp-based books and toy store for kids aged 0 to 9 years old".
You could arrange playdates for your child from time to time with kids of his or her age, from cousins to other toddlers. Meeting other children frequently will encourage them.
Researchers have concluded that parental discord has a harmful impact on children's mental health.
If you want a change from the usual hill or beach holiday and would like to introduce your child to a new culture while you’re at it, here are some ideas according to the time of year you prefer to travel.
The reason may be that spouses of anxious partners are used to receiving a lot of attention from their partner, and that responsiveness may lessen when the baby arrives.
A key component of self-esteem is having the feeling of being in control of a situation. If you want your child to do something, don't just instruct them.