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Babies don’t come with instruction manuals, so here are 5 tips for picking a parenting book

June 20, 2022 7:40:37 pm

Do parenting books help? How effective they are is a matter of debate, especially given the lack of scientific evidence regarding their usefulness.

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By the Book: Celebrate Father’s Day with these two books that explore filial love and complicated histories

June 19, 2022 6:35:22 pm

While Ruskin Bond’s memoir takes young readers through the time he spent with his father, Ta-Nehisi Coates explores generational racial wounds suffered by African Americans in his seminal letter to his son

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Fathers and the triple bottomline

June 20, 2022 12:14:27 pm

Today’s fathers actively seek to become a well-rounded influence in the lives of their children and are fully cognizant of their role in how their children are raised.

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When violence comes closer home, what can a parent do?

June 17, 2022 3:56:08 pm

With the recent shooting in a Texas school and the instances of brutality on Indian streets, how can parents enhance their child’s emotional quotient?

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Curious Kids: why do frilled sharks look more like sea snakes?

June 16, 2022 1:01:09 pm

Frilled sharks are considered “living fossils”, because they haven't changed for about 80 million years! They get their name from the frilly gills on their throats, which look a bit like lace.

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Five Things: How to take the reading challenge in a costume and pay with mangoes to enter a story-telling session

June 15, 2022 7:01:38 pm

Just when we thought we had to visit a museum to learn about art, the New York MET brings us close to some of its finest collections through an interactive map, and then there's building blocks and plays to watch.

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Listening to young people could help reduce pandemic-related harms to children

June 14, 2022 8:33:26 pm

Young people have taken on leadership roles in their communities, leveraging their skills to do everything from producing mask extenders for health care workers to starting a food delivery business to aid elderly community members.

Warning signs can be detected sooner through universal screenings for student mental health

June 13, 2022 8:03:41 pm

Increasingly, schools have adopted a framework known as Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, a proactive system meant to teach essential social skills and prevent later behaviour problems.

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Eat Right: Building a strong stomach for better immunity

June 12, 2022 6:28:41 pm

How to get past stress, inculcate good sleeping habits and fix your child's gut microbiome

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Doctor in the House: Pass the salt

June 10, 2022 4:26:59 pm

It's best to introduce your infant to salt after they are a year old, and that, too, very little at a time

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A science teacher explains: The Big Bang Theory

June 9, 2022 11:00:55 am

Scientists do have compelling empirical evidence of the Big Bang in the form of Cosmic Microwave Background radiations (CMB) which were discovered in 1965

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Five Things: Museum theatre, parent-child yoga-and-book-reading session, and more

June 8, 2022 5:37:08 pm

An OTT adaptation of a popular series or a cinematic retelling of a Roald Dahl classic -- here are more fun events for your child and you

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Picture Book Beats: ‘Supposing’ tells us we are what we think

June 7, 2022 9:07:40 pm

What a powerful picture book to say in the simplest of ways what philosophers and spiritual gurus take pages to propound. That we have it in us to change the course of our thoughts.

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How to raise happy, empathetic children when you suffer from a mental health condition

June 6, 2022 6:22:43 pm

My sons have witnessed the euphoric highs and despairing lows of my bipolar disorder. But they know, all I need is time to rest and recover before I return to them

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By The Book: Two mystery series that are serious fun for tweens

June 5, 2022 6:39:49 pm

Robin Stevens’ 'Murder Most Unladylike' series and Trenton Lee Stewart’s 'Mysterious Benedict Society' series offer adventure, thrill and an exploration of the nature of friendships and what it means to be different

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5 ways to use sports to spark kids’ interest in math

June 3, 2022 5:49:18 pm

Maths has multiple concepts applied around in sports, which present an excellent opportunity for relatable learning for children. Use them to improve their maths skills and raise math geniuses!

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Five Things: How a healthy diet sharpens a child’s attention capacities, listen to a story a day, enhancing writing skills and more

June 1, 2022 6:29:45 pm

This week, from learning jazz moves to enhancing your listening and language skills through stories, there's much in store for the curious mind. Take a look at what can engage, enliven and literally, keep you on your toes

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How to help kids deal with peer pressure

May 31, 2022 1:34:26 pm

National Mental Health Awareness month: A young person’s academic performance, educational choices and career, concentration levels, and overall personality and behaviour might alter due to peer pressure.

Resisting riptides of victimisation

May 30, 2022 12:30:15 pm

The insidious social-media messaging is engineering a steady dose of language of misery in the garb of social justice and robbing people of a sense of agency in responding to life’s hardships

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Eat Right: Five signs of an unhealthy gut

May 29, 2022 4:34:07 pm

Does your child suffer from frequent diarrhoea and mood swings? They might simply be the effects of gut ill-health

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Doctor in the House: Nothing sweet about it — the hidden danger posed by sugar to infants

May 27, 2022 6:05:17 pm

Sugar-heavy diets in babies and toddlers can lead to health issues later in life like diabetes and hypertension.

What Are Inborn Errors Of Metabolism [IEM]?

May 27, 2022 4:02:52 pm

A true prevalence of IEM is not yet known in our country. Studies have shown that the prevalence is 1 in 2497 newborn babies. 

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Ovarian ageing: Why physiological age matters for women’s fertility

May 26, 2022 6:24:52 pm

Ovarian ageing is a fact, and it starts taking place very early in the life of a woman.

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Five Things: The benefits of adventurous play outdoors, eco-printing, and Paati’s rasam

May 25, 2022 6:11:32 pm

What can a story teach us about vegetable gardening, and can flowers and leaves become printing motifs? This listicle tells us all this and more

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Postpartum depression: Tackle it better with these steps

May 24, 2022 7:46:46 pm

Seek medical help if the emotions of depression do not go away within a couple of weeks. Share your thoughts and difficulties in dealing with the change in your life