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Tiger or lawnmower? What kind of parent are you?

October 17, 2018 1:56:38 pm

Find out if you follow any of these five parenting trends.

A little planning can help you achieve work-life balance. Here’s how

October 12, 2018 6:37:09 pm

Many of us in corporate life have gone through similar scenarios, where we are faced with a dilemma. Here are few ways, which can help you maintain a work-life balance.

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Surviving long haul journeys with kids: A mom’s guide to stress-free travel

October 12, 2018 2:04:17 pm

Carrying small tubs of formula instead of one big pack will help you pack lighter and help you make the baby's feed on a shaky airplane tray. For toddlers, carrying a trail mix of dried nuts, berries, freeze dried fruits in ziplock bags is a good idea.

Are you a helicopter parent? Watch out for these 6 signs

October 15, 2018 3:01:26 pm

Children need to learn to take responsibility for their actions, which they are unable to develop due to their overprotective parents. Besides, constantly worrying and being anxious about the child will only add to the parent's stress level.

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For Raj Kaushal and Mandira Bedi, dad-led parenting works

October 11, 2018 12:23:10 pm

Their seven-year-old, who is used to having his dad hovering around him for all his needs, has sometimes begun calling Raj "Mom" and Mandira "Papa"! A role reversal that leaves Raj feeling empowered and mom Mandira liberated.

To sensitise children, parents need to understand gender issues first

December 11, 2019 8:58:44 am

The lack of acceptance of gender diversity mainly stems from ignorance. Despite growing awareness, there remain people who continue to condemn homosexuality as a mental illness, while others ridicule anyone who behaves in a way that doesn't conform to gender stereotypes.

World Autism Day: Why do some autistic children find it difficult to recognise faces?

April 2, 2019 10:15:37 am

In the social-media post, Roberts talked about how his "daughter loves school and can name all her friends and teachers in a photo but if she sees them in a park or a shop she blanks them as if she has never met them before."

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Stop and think before buying your kids more stuff

October 7, 2018 10:30:23 am

Try not to shower every achievement with materialistic things. It will be more beneficial if the child hears words of appreciation.

Lost your job? Keep calm and talk about it to your child

October 29, 2018 5:15:40 pm

After all, we are their first teachers and it is our duty to teach them emotional intelligence. Let's look at how you can talk about your job loss with your child.

World Autism Day: ‘You have to be patient’, says dad Jon Roberts on raising an autistic child

April 2, 2019 10:35:25 am

It wasn't until we started taking her to Day Care and the local playground that we suddenly noticed the difference between her and other children of the same age.

World Teachers’ Day: 8 ways children can show respect to teachers

October 5, 2018 1:49:03 pm

World Teachers' Day 2018: Education isn't something to be taken for granted, which is why children need to be taught to pay attention to the teacher in class. Every lesson involves a lot of preparation on the part of the teacher and his or her efforts need to be acknowledged.

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The Early Years: How to stimulate speech and language in the first three years

January 11, 2019 10:36:04 am

Sing to your baby as you hold her during breastfeeding, sing to her as she wakes up in the morning and at every nap time.

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Celeb mom Amrita Raichand: I couldn’t do it without my in-laws

October 4, 2018 1:01:18 pm

"When I am not around, I am rest assured he will not be alone at home as my in-laws are there with him, chatting as he eats lunch, telling them about his day. Sometimes, he shares things with them that he forgets to tell me later."

How surviving breast cancer made this mother fearless

October 4, 2021 2:10:37 pm

World Cancer Day: It was while breastfeeding her daughter that Rizwan felt a lump in her breast. "Initially, I thought perhaps the milk had hardened. Over the week, I realised the lump was something different, which is when I decided to take a doctor's opinion," she said.

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5 co-parenting tips for couples going through divorce

October 5, 2018 11:57:16 am

The children’s roots are linked to both the parents and without empathising with each other, co-parenting will become an uphill task.

How sibling rivalry has more to do with parents than their children

September 28, 2018 3:23:51 pm

Sibling rivalry can start right from when the baby, the second child, is in the mother’s womb. With the parents’ attention mostly centred around the newborn, the elder sibling might start feeling neglected.

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Chef Vicky Ratnani: My daughter and I love cooking together

October 4, 2018 1:23:29 pm

"She loves catching up cooking specials on YouTube and has quite an evolved palate."

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Make interactive spaces for kids to get creative at home

September 27, 2018 11:03:52 am

A play area for children is a vital space at home, whether it’s a room, corner or even an area that gives a sense of ownership and belonging to little ones.

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Travelling with kids: A backpacking mom’s 6 top spots in India

October 4, 2018 4:24:35 pm

"We travelled to Andamans right after we married and we would love to take our daughter there as it is one of the most picturesque and stunning set of islands in India."

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Why the sisterhood of online mom groups can be addictive

September 26, 2018 5:46:49 pm

"The majority talks sense. This isn’t just a support group, it’s an opinion changer. One can ask pressing or personal questions anonymously and uninhibitedly, and get relevant answers.”

Caregivers must play their part to prevent child abuse

September 26, 2018 11:02:32 am

Child Sexual Abuse is any act using a child for sexual gratification. It can be physical, visual or verbal in nature. A majority of abusers are known to the child.

Nostalgia: Notes on growing up in a free India for kids

September 23, 2018 4:14:29 pm

Of course, growing up in the first two decades of Independent India had its problems but it also had its good times. Life was slower and simpler, there was less of an economic gap between the rich and poor.

Vacations with grandparents or somewhere new?

September 21, 2018 6:33:29 pm

The concept of ‘own vacation’ is something the new-age family has fast adopted. While they appreciate the role of extended family in a child’s life, they also want to spend quality time with their own individual unit.

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The Early Years: Nutrition and feeding routines

January 11, 2019 10:37:03 am

It is recommended that only one new flavour/texture/food be added every 7-14 days in small quantities.

Travelling during pregnancy? Here are some tips to ensure your safety

September 20, 2018 4:15:33 pm

Several airlines have specific guidelines for expectant mothers choosing to travel via flight. Some airlines permit pregnant mothers to fly till the end of 32 weeks of pregnancy.