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Can your child skip the daily glass of milk?

June 29, 2018 2:34:29 pm

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.

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Father’s Day 2018 Special: Papa, aren’t you culpable too?

June 29, 2018 4:33:58 pm

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.

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I’m making a conscious effort to not just be a mother, says newbie mother Soha Ali Khan

June 29, 2018 4:40:23 pm

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.

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Criticising fathers can hamper their parenting quality

June 29, 2018 2:52:36 pm

A recent study has found that criticising the father's parenting skills early on could lead to them being withdrawn and less positive with their child.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.

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Parenthesis: The importance of delaying gratification of children

June 29, 2018 4:50:02 pm

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.

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Parenthesis: How to prepare for your child’s first day at school

June 29, 2018 4:56:03 pm

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.

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How a 3-year-old can understand concept of ownership

July 4, 2018 4:12:18 pm

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.

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Must have summer products for your little one

June 29, 2018 3:12:34 pm

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.

Parenthesis: How to improve your child’s behaviour

July 2, 2018 4:51:03 pm

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.

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Poor sleep makes parents lenient towards kids

July 2, 2018 4:51:01 pm

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.

Parenthesis: To teach children life skills, give them the option to choose

July 2, 2018 4:52:01 pm

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.

Parenthesis: The importance of doing chores

July 2, 2018 4:47:09 pm

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.

Communication with parents boosts child’s brain development

July 2, 2018 4:48:45 pm

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.

Parenthesis: How new mothers can deal with the guilt of not doing enough

January 15, 2019 11:48:02 am

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.

Parenthesis: Good Touch or Bad Touch, how to make your children understand the difference

July 2, 2018 4:39:14 pm

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.

Parenthesis: Travelling with Children

July 2, 2018 4:39:21 pm

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.

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How to make sure your teenager gets enough sleep

June 28, 2018 12:12:46 pm

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.

Parenthesis: 10 ways to plan a fun and productive summer vacation

July 2, 2018 4:38:26 pm

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.

Restricting playfulness may increase negativity in small boys

July 2, 2018 4:36:11 pm

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.

Parenthesis: How to raise a child who reads

July 2, 2018 4:35:23 pm

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.

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