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Coronavirus and social distancing: Parents and kids are learning to ‘just be’

March 23, 2020 6:30:37 pm

With our fast-paced, crazy lives and work schedules we don’t get time such as these to ‘just be’. There is always something to do; there is always something to complete; there is always stress with work or struggling to find more time in a day.

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Children’s authors come together to keep kids engaged through their initiative ‘Thoda Reading Corona’

March 23, 2020 11:41:07 am

Children's favourite comics Amar Chitra Katha and Tinkle, meawhile, have decided to offer their entire catalog for free, for 30 days, to help children make better use of their time while at home.

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Watch: How to get your kids to listen and engage

March 22, 2020 6:20:37 pm

Coach and consultant Kris Prochaska suggests that parents must learn to treat kids as equal, and understand that they have a voice, too.

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Coronavirus: Why you should avoid visiting an IVF clinic now

March 22, 2020 12:16:03 pm

A fertility specialist talks about the risks of undergoing IVF treatment at the time of the coronavirus pandemic.

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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.


Mentalhood review by a parent: Most mothers will identify with the scenarios

March 21, 2020 12:12:29 pm

The episodes are short and fast-paced, and it's refreshing to see an Indian show talk about things like the new normal for families, surrogacy, some real struggles of parenting in a largely non-over the top style.

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Love in the time of Corona: Let’s appreciate tiny things to be grateful for

March 21, 2020 6:04:05 am

Imagine: The families that I have met have talked about how they are doing things they had forgotten brought them so much joy – goofing around with their children without any agenda, spending time in nature.

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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.

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Here are some storytelling podcasts to keep your child busy

March 19, 2020 6:30:25 pm

While reading story books is encouraged, you can also listen to stories in bed, along with your tot.


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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Being Baba: How to deal with the coronavirus scare when you have a baby

March 18, 2020 5:38:55 pm

How do you practice social distancing in a country of over a billion people and how do you keep your babies safe?

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Great Storytellers for Kids: Sukumar Ray, the king of Indian nonsense

March 19, 2020 5:48:35 pm

If you ever wondered why so many children’s book illustrators hail from Bengal, maybe the trailblazing Rays provide the answer!

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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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Prenatal vitamins for men? Yes, they exist

March 17, 2020 11:45:43 am

A man, especially if he is struggling with his reproductive health, should consider taking prenatal vitamins.

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Early childhood: Emotional and mental health is a concern for toddlers

March 16, 2020 6:30:52 pm

It has been found that when mental health concerns are identified early, it is easy to track them.

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Coronavirus: Talk facts on math, science and more with your kids

March 16, 2020 11:10:29 am

Arming children with information rather than fear, and getting them to understand COVID-19 through research and analysis, is the best solution we have right now.


Watch: Why more fathers need to embrace co-parenting

March 15, 2020 5:43:20 pm

"In an ideal world, every parent is a co-parent. In an ideal world, both parents share the weight of the work appropriately," said Joel Leon.

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Look out for these skin issues during pregnancy

March 15, 2020 12:05:56 pm

During early pregnancy, some women develop acne especially those who are more prone to breakouts during menstrual periods.

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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.