US-based blogger Lakshmi Iyer talks about being an adoptive mother to white twins, alongside her own biological child, and how the family deals with issue of race.
Indian parents love their kids so much that they’re willing to give up sex for them, says author Madhuri Banerjee.
Bollywood actress-author and new mother Soha Ali Khan talks about ditching all chemicals during her pregnancy. She elaborates on her skin-care emphasising cleansing twice and sunscreen is a must.
Keep your energy levels high by sticking to the right diet, when you’re breastfeeding!
An Indian meal is rich in all the essential nutrients required for the child's development. It is easy to digest, is rich in carbs and fibre, also contains all the good fats.
While mother's milk proves to be beneficial for newborns as it contains all the essential nutrients, humans continue to drink it into adulthood. Milk might be contaminated, depending on the source, but it does contain protein, calcium and good fats.
Father's Day 2018 Special: Ever since I was a little girl, I have been putting myself in the shoes of the young woman who goes into her marital home, all red and gold with romantic ideals.
Actress-author Soha Ali Khan talks about making a conscious effort to embrace other facets of herself apart from motherhood. Although Inaaya is her priority, she wishes to embrace her other identities.
A recent study has found that criticising the father's parenting skills early on could lead to them being withdrawn and less positive with their child. The key to new parenting is for the partners to aid each other and be supportive of one another.
Encourage your child to talk about their feelings. They will get frustrated when things don’t work out their way. By communicating their emotions, they are learning to deal with disappointment. Be aware of how you react as well.
Say hello to the other worried parents who are also standing around aimlessly. This group will be your support system for the next 12 years. Exchange numbers and make sure you are part of the class group chat.
Children understand the ownership of an object after someone has interacted with it or talked about it. But in the real world, we're surrounded by objects that no one is interacting with or near, and it's still important to know who owns what.
Soaring temperature can increase the risk of dehydration and irritation for your little one. It is always important to protect your baby from sun exposure and other factors using right kind of products.
Babies are never born well-mannered. As they grow, they watch and observe the adults in their life. They learn to imitate the behaviour of the people in their immediate environment. As their world expands and they begin to interact with more people in varied situations, they start to use what they know in their interactions.
In order to examine maternal sleep duration and quality, the study included 234 mothers who were asked to wear actigraphs -- a wristwatch-like device -- for seven consecutive nights which tracked their movements at night and determined whether there was a disruption in sleep.
There are certain situations in life where we don’t have a choice whether it’s following the laws of a nation or the rules of an establishment. Similarly, a child must also learn to accept situations where he doesn’t have a choice, especially those involving his safety.
With the rise of domestic help in households and children being occupied with extra curricular activities or a screen, parents no longer assign chores to their kids. Children rarely pick up after themselves, leaving the mess to be cleaned up by their house help or parent. But there are ways to change it.
In 2001, the research team began a longitudinal study involving rural US families with a child 11 years of age. Between the ages of 11 and 13 years, participants reported on interactions with their parents, including the frequency of discussions and arguing.
Understand that there is no such thing as a perfect parent. We have all made mistakes and will continue to do so. The key is in acknowledging where we have gone wrong and being honest about it to ourselves and our children.
Teach your child the names of their body parts. They must know what to call their private parts. Do not associate any shame to it. It is just another part of their body like a hand or an elbow.
Travelling with children can be a challenging experience if one is not prepared. Most parents know that those days of spontaneous travelling are behind us and if we want a relaxed, fun vacation, we need to prepare for it.
Jokes about the age-old argument between parents and children about bedtime and late-night TV watching apart, all devices in the household should be retired at least an hour before the children's bedtime. This includes smartphones, laptop computers and televisions.
Keeping children occupied through the summer is a hard task for parents. But with a bit of planning, we can ensure that the six weeks pass by in a fun and productive manner. Here are some easy ways to organise your summer holidays.
Children regularly observe playful boys, or 'class clowns', being treated negatively by their teachers, and over time come to change their view of them as desirable playmates in 1st and 2nd grades to being seen as boys who should be avoided or spurned in third grade.
However old your child is, it’s never too late to develop a love for reading. Make those small but significant steps in the right direction and watch your child discover a world that will stimulate her curiosity.