"Since 2010, we have witnessed in India severe outbreaks of influenza. The latest was in northern India, in Delhi, Kashmir and a couple of other areas, in the beginning of the year. Almost every year over the past four years in India, we have had outbreaks of flu."
Meet Vyom Bagrecha, who made an app at the age of nine with the help of his coding teacher. We spoke to Vyom and his mother Sandeepa to know the benefits of coding and how making the right use of technology can impact children.
Happy Mother's Day 2019: "His curiosity to know about himself and his struggle with assimilating into American society as an Indian child inspired me to write this album," says Grammy nominated singer Falu Shah.
Mother's Day 2019: "It was scary but I realised he only had me to protect him. So, I rose to the situation. At that time, there was not much awareness. But I was sure that if the 'wooden doll' can smile, why can't he do other things?" says Nipun's mother Priyanka Malhotra.
"Through his 10th, there was a lot of coaxing and trying and giving up on his part. He did not do well even in his exams in December. But as a parent, I grew through that experience to become more accepting. So, by the December exams, I talked to him and said it was alright if he did not clear it."
Mother's Day 2019: Meet Rupali Nayak, mother of Mamta Nayak who was born with cerebral palsy and has now passed her class 10 exam securing 90.4 per cent. We take a look at her inspirational journey as a mother.
"...it leaves you with important lessons, which parents need to teach their children, especially in today's time where there is so much strife and hatred around us. Again, the whole landscape of the film addresses the imagination of the child, in terms of fun, fantasy and quirky characters."
Sia Gupta has published four books for children as part of the series Tales in Rhyme, a retelling of classic fairy tales in verse. Express Parenting took the opportunity to speak to Sia and her mother Ridhi about the book and the importance of storytelling and reading.
Toddlers have a habit of putting every object in their mouth. If it is a plastic item, your child is likely to be exposed to toxic chemicals like bisphenol-A (BPA), a synthetic hardening agent used in many plastic products.
Children with intellectual disabilities like those on the autism spectrum can feel overwhelmed in unfamiliar surroundings and require special care. As a parent, how can you ensure that your child does not have to endure stress during a flight?
Election result 2019: It is important to get children to develop an objective opinion about elections, so that they grow up to be responsible voting citizens. If you are explaining a party's manifesto, talk about its pros and cons.
TikTok may seem a form of innocuous entertainment. Sometimes, even parents make short video clips featuring their kids. We asked experts to tell us how to exercise online safety, particularly when it comes to kids using the platform.
"All of the research is pointing to the fact that brain development happens at its fastest pace during the first six years of age. If we are able to identify developmental symptoms early and intervene early, then the chances of success for the child, in case they are missing some of the milestones, becomes high."
While new mothers develop intense bonding with their babies, fathers may not be able to feel it immediately. We spoke to a parenting coach to know the reasons behind it and asked for tips to help dads feel connected to the newborn.
"At an age when children should play and have fun, we as a family were dealing with abuse at home. My father, who was very dominating and abusive, wanted everything to be done as per his wish. He abused my mother and us."