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Active participation of parents ensures efficient development of autistic kids

May 9, 2020 12:29:26 pm

Children with autism are often exposed to bullying which can cause them anxiety and affect them in various ways.

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Wondering what to watch with your kids on Netflix? Here’s an age-wise guide

May 8, 2020 7:05:19 pm

Every family is different, which is why parents need a wide range of films and series -- as well as the controls -- to make the right viewing decisions for their children.

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World Thalassaemia Day: What does the condition mean for pregnancy?

May 8, 2020 3:18:58 pm

Each year, more than 70,000 babies are born with thalassaemia worldwide and this defect is very often seen in the Indian subcontinent.

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Watch: It’s the first time Harbhajan has gone into the kitchen, says Geeta Basra

May 7, 2020 6:00:33 pm

"When it comes to dividing the time with Hinaya (their daughter), I think we both are there with her constantly."

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How to identify symptoms of cow’s milk protein allergy in an infant

May 7, 2020 12:23:35 pm

A major shift is seen now in the way allergies are developing, with some manifesting as early as infancy.

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This is how actor Tisca Chopra is keeping her child busy at home

May 6, 2020 6:20:50 pm

Assigning age appropriate chores to your kids is a great way to enlist their help in getting things done.

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Juvenile arthritis: Swelling and pain in your child’s joints can be symptoms

May 6, 2020 2:34:26 pm

Since a few cases of juvenile arthritis show no symptoms, it can be difficult to diagnose this condition in children.

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World Asthma Day: Yoga asanas that kids can practice

May 5, 2020 5:15:31 pm

World Asthma Day 2020: Asthma symptoms are mostly triggered by allergies caused by dust, pollen, cold air, pollution, exercise or allergy to dog or cat hair.

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What parents should know about COVID-19 symptoms in children

May 5, 2020 4:15:59 pm

While there is no need for parents to press the panic button, they have to be careful at all times, says Dr Ingale. Sometimes children present myocarditis -- or an inflammation of the heart muscle -- and mimic Kawasaki-like disease, which starts with a fever.

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Does pocket money make kids feel entitled? Parents share their views

May 5, 2020 4:13:48 pm

No matter at what age and what amount you decide to give your child, it’s a parent’s responsibility to teach them about privilege, to differentiate between needs and wants.

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Five ways to help kids develop language skills at home

May 4, 2020 2:27:20 pm

For children, the current crisis is acting as a catastrophe, especially for those with special needs, who love stereotypies and abhor any instant change in the environment/daily routine.

Watch: How harmful can parental anger be?

May 3, 2020 6:30:00 pm

Parents need to understand that recognising anger is the first step to transforming it.

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Watch: How to make a bedtime routine interesting for kids

May 5, 2020 10:17:01 pm

Children are also believed to ask their deepest questions, right before they sleep, so it is imperative that parents give them that time. Parents must not dismiss their fears, but instead validate their feelings.

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Watch: Jerry Pinto on how to get kids to fall in love with books

May 5, 2020 4:09:52 pm

"You do not read to kids, you read with them. Let them make a lot of noise, let them bounce around," author Jerry Pinto said.

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Satyajit Ray at 99: An extract from The Final Adventures of Professor Shonku

May 2, 2020 3:10:39 pm

"Ever since my days as a student, when I’d read H.G. Wells’s amazing book, The Time Machine, I’ve nursed this great aspiration to invent such a machine myself. The desire is no longer confined to wishful thinking alone."

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Imagine: Are our children safe at home?

May 2, 2020 12:09:17 pm

The memories of the pandemic will stay in our children's memory banks forever. The question to all the parents is, 'What deposits are we making?'


Why Covid-19 pandemic is an opportunity to teach kids life skills

May 1, 2020 7:01:46 pm

This is a suitable opportunity to exemplify to children that tools, beyond academics, are vital to lead a fulfilling life.

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Why kids are the best storytellers

May 1, 2020 5:49:24 pm

Even when the little ones play with their toys, they often come up with some creative stories.

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How to protect your baby from mosquitoes this summer

April 30, 2020 7:47:51 pm

In the case of babies, one has to be extra cautious as it is important to make sure that they are protected from mosquito bites.

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What is unschooling? An educator and mom explains

May 5, 2020 4:25:02 pm

The first rule of unschooling is that there is no rule at all. “In unschooling, we don’t teach anything. Children learn through the course of living life, or when they are interested in a particular concept or topic,” explains Sharmila Govande.