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In Santa’s mailbag, a peek into children’s pandemic worries

November 27, 2020 7:45:47 pm

Arriving by the tens of thousands, the letters, notes and cards — some mere scribbles, other elaborate labors of love in colored pens — are revealing windows into the tender minds of their young authors, and of adult Santa fans also asking for respite and happiness


An 8-Step guide to strengthen the parent-child bond

November 26, 2020 4:29:35 pm

Routine is everything when it comes to parenthood. You might be bored with it but your children love it!

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Sesame Street Muppets are now educating young children in Hindi and Telugu

November 26, 2020 11:48:31 am

Sesame Workshop - India has launched new YouTube channels for Indian kids.

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Are children susceptible to arrhythmia? Things parents must know

November 25, 2020 6:38:22 pm

Parents must keep a watch on their child’s heartbeat and monitor it to detect abnormally slow or fast beats, especially in the absence of rigorous physical activity

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Delayed vaccination: How it may impact your child

November 24, 2020 5:37:40 pm

A delay in vaccination should be avoided. When families get behind schedule, it means a child does not have the full potential immunity to the disease, thereby making them susceptible to infections

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7 tricks for parents to get their children to eat and live healthy

November 23, 2020 8:00:12 pm

One of the most challenging tasks for parents would be to indulge kids in healthy eating and living

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Indian children demand climate action from parliamentarians

November 22, 2020 8:05:23 pm

"We pledge to our children that we in our actions are committed to being environmentally responsible and prudent in resource actualisation," said Minister for Women and Child Development Smriti Irani

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How to eliminate the risk of inherited disorders in your child

November 21, 2020 2:28:44 pm

Known as preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), the testing helps identify as many as 400 genetic defects in five-day-old embryos before they are transferred to the mother’s womb.

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UN: Pandemic tough on millions of Mideast, North African children

November 20, 2020 8:28:56 pm

"The longer the pandemic goes on, the deeper the impact on children will be. It is absolutely critical that we continue to seek creative solutions to counter the impact of COVID and support our children with psycho-social care, blended or remote learning and social protection measures."

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Is the Covid-19 pandemic making children introverts?

November 20, 2020 6:11:56 pm

With loss of peer to peer interaction, no outdoor play or physical activity, increased screen time and disturbed daily routines, children are unable to vent out their energies and are getting affected emotionally

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Braving the pandemic: How severe is the impact of COVID-19 on children in India?

November 18, 2020 8:34:04 pm

"The cost of the pandemic for children is immediate, and if we don't address this, it is going to persist for years," said UNICEF India representative Dr Yasmin Ali Haque.

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World Prematurity Day: Diseases preterm babies may carry when exiting the NICU

November 17, 2020 2:57:40 pm

Depending upon how early they are born and to support these babies, they may need Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) care, where doctors create an environment similar to the mother’s womb

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How to know if your child has special needs

November 16, 2020 5:19:26 pm

The disabilities that are hard to identify are typically learning disabilities and attention deficit disorders

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‘Tinkle’ creator Subba Rao gets nostalgic on magazine’s 40th birthday, recalls famous characters and stories

November 15, 2020 4:38:53 pm

Kalia the Crow was the brainchild of Luis Fernandes. "We had our editorial office in Wodehouse Road in Colaba, in a 100-year-old mansion. A crow used to visit us every afternoon around lunchtime. It would remind us to put our pens down and take a break," Rao shared.

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What we want our parents to know

November 15, 2020 7:00:08 am

That they have got our back even when we mess up, that they’ll be there for us, no matter what

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Diwali DIY: Make a wrapped balloon lamp with your kids at home

November 14, 2020 5:45:08 pm

Despite the gloom, our children need a great rejuvenation from the current pandemic. It is time to think about all the things to do indoors with children this Diwali.

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5 steps to create DIY crayons candles with kids at home

November 13, 2020 5:39:19 pm

Candles offer warmth and shine that will add the perfect festive touch to this Diwali


COVID-19 threatening India’s gains in protecting children against pneumonia, diarrhea: Report

November 13, 2020 5:22:04 pm

Due to a large part of its population, India bears a greater burden of under-five pneumonia and diarrhea deaths than any other country, based on global child mortality data.

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Why flu shots for kids is important during the pandemic

November 12, 2020 11:51:57 am

The flu shot has been touted to act as a preventive shield against the soaring viral infection and decrease the risk of developing respiratory problems like H1N1 and pneumonia, which could aggravate a person's risk of getting COVID-19.

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COVID-19 triggers OCD in children and young people, study says

November 11, 2020 4:40:24 pm

Nearly half of the children and young people who belonged to the first group reported that their symptoms had become worse, while a third of them replied that their anxiety had worsened, the study noted.

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‘It’s important to engage with young minds at this time’: NCPA presents 5-day workshop for kids, young adults

November 10, 2020 2:12:04 pm

Self-confidence cannot be built in an environment of shame. Our workshops and courses are about supportive learning, says award-winning theatre director Bruce Guthrie

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Parental Guidance: It’s okay to not be okay

January 11, 2021 6:36:46 pm

It’s not a competition. Every mom’s journey is different, and the more we’re supportive of this, the stronger our tribe shall be

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Why women with perinatal depression experience full-blown depression during pregnancy

November 8, 2020 6:10:41 pm

If left untreated, it can persist and eventually lead to a chronic depressive state, which reduces the quality of life for the mother and affects the life of the child as well

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Rise in air pollution: What expecting mothers and parents with newborns need to know

November 7, 2020 1:30:46 pm

A pregnant woman's exposure to every 10-µg/m3 increase in PM 2.5 could result in a four-gram decline in the baby's birth-weight

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IVF: Importance of single embryo transfer for a safe conception

November 6, 2020 5:01:46 pm

Elective Single-embryo Transfer involves a single embryo, selected from a larger number of available embryos, to be placed in the uterus