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10 tips to work from home for parents

April 17, 2020 3:30:04 pm

Prioritising, saying no and being careful about how you spend your time is essential.

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A single parent shares her journey of adopting her child, and challenging social norms

April 15, 2020 5:20:13 pm

"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."

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Parenting 101 for the millennial parent: How to take better care of your newborn

April 11, 2020 1:48:26 pm

One note to always keep in mind is that newborns should not go more than about four hours without feeding, even overnight.

How to childproof your home and protect kids from household accidents

April 9, 2020 7:11:03 pm

Once a child reaches the age of five years and above, unintentional injuries become the biggest threat to their survival.

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15 tips from a mom on how to handle the new normal amid lockdown

April 7, 2020 7:05:50 pm

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.

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Not losing it in the lockdown: A simple guide for stay-at-home mothers

April 5, 2020 6:30:09 pm

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.

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How to keep kids engaged during social distancing

April 5, 2020 11:42:42 am

Every parent can sympathise with the fact that kids get bored really fast. Nothing is more powerful or engaging than their own imagination.

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Co-parenting during lockdown: Here are pointers from an expert

April 3, 2020 11:18:20 am

'It is likely that the child is living with one parent all the time, and possibly interacting with the other parent digitally.'

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Docs on duty: ‘My son says I love the corona virus more than him’

April 1, 2020 11:19:33 am

"I've not hugged my six-year-old in 15 days," shares a doctor.

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Ready to be parents? Ask yourselves these questions

March 28, 2020 12:15:35 pm

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.

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After my second baby, Bharat was cranky as he felt I wasn’t giving him enough attention: Esha Deol

March 24, 2020 6:30:45 pm

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

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Coronavirus: Tips to manage work from home with your child around

March 21, 2020 3:16:33 pm

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.

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Coronavirus scare: Stuck indoors with the kids? Try these creative ideas

March 20, 2020 6:41:32 pm

There's plenty of ways to bond with your kids beyond Netflix marathons and board games.

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Too tired to cook amid parenting duties? Try this hassle-free method

March 20, 2020 11:59:39 am

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.


As a working mom, me-time is a myth: Rachel Goenka

March 19, 2020 4:27:06 pm

"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.

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Amid the coronavirus crisis, these parents are finding humour

March 17, 2020 6:30:00 pm

It is essential to find some humour, especially when things look grim.

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‘I’m not ashamed of who I am’: A 13-year-old boy who calls himself ‘gender creative’

March 14, 2020 5:35:10 pm

"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.

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Dance helps introverted kids to open up: Shiamak Davar

March 12, 2020 6:20:29 pm

"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."

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Saying Yes: Parenting and the power of positive phrasing

March 12, 2020 11:10:52 am

By making slight changes in the way we communicate with kids, we can transform childhood into a truly foundational experience.

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Women’s Day 2020: How a mother and daughter’s shared love for reading made them start an online book store

March 8, 2020 7:59:17 am

Owlets Reading Room is "India’s first WhatsApp-based books and toy store for kids aged 0 to 9 years old".

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How to help your child socialise before preschool

March 7, 2020 12:36:12 pm

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.

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A 10-year-old’s film on parents’ divorce is a reminder of how deeply it affects children

March 6, 2020 6:30:55 pm

Researchers have concluded that parental discord has a harmful impact on children's mental health.

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Travelling with kids: Plan an international culture trip

March 6, 2020 11:15:50 am

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.

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First baby can spark jealousy among anxious partners: Study

March 5, 2020 6:30:32 pm

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.

6 easy ways to raise your child’s self-esteem

March 3, 2020 6:22:12 pm

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.