"I don't have a set rule to talk about financial issues with my kids. When I have no money, I tell them that I can't afford stuff. I don't tell them numbers or how much money I have. But I have come to realise that children need to know how much something costs."
Some single unmarried women today are opting for motherhood. Nearly two decades ago, Bollywood actress Sushmita Sen made news when she chose to become a single mother by adopting a girl at the age of 25, and her second 10 years later. And now, Ekta Kapoor has also welcomed a baby boy via surrogacy.
"(Parents) should do a thorough research if they are not familiar with the concept, consult an authorised psychologist to analyse the situation and make the child feel accepted. I request that parents not be their child's bully."
National Girl Child Day: "We don't really need to protect girls. What's more important is to sensitise them about their rights while making them aware of the reality of society," Jaglan told Express Parenting.
Kumbh Mela or Kumbh ka Mela is being held at Prayagraj this year. Getting lost amid a massive gathering as seen here is not unlikely, which only raises fear and concern about getting separated from one's travel companions, more so in the case of children, who are completely dependent on the parents or elders in the family.
Meet Tilak Mehta, a 13-year-old boy, who launched his own company, Papers N Parcels in 2018, to ease courier services in Mumbai. Express Parenting took the opportunity to interact with Tilak and his father Vishal Mehta, to know more about how they worked as a team to achieve success.
"I look at ultra-processed food for children as something that is as big a threat as smoking, which is injurious to health. All junk foods should come with this warning, including tetra-pack juices or fibre-filled biscuits."
“Children as young as six months old are sent to daycare. That’s when the child is more or less trained to develop sleeping and eating habits. That said, parents sometimes send in infants as young as two months old."
"Giving a child a well-balanced diet is anyway difficult because of the child's picky eating habits. Diet is a crucial part of a child's development. Children on a vegan diet are at the risk of being deficient in vitamin D, vitamin B12, iron, calcium, protein, and even calories and fibre."
Most mothers tend to feel a sense of guilt for leaving behind their child, especially during their early years, at home, fearing they are failing to take care of him or her when going to work. And this, perhaps, stems from how family members, relatives and society in general tend to contribute to the 'good mom vs bad mom' binary depending on whether a woman has the prerequisites of being an ideal mother.
Among the common symptoms for the disease, as per World Health Organisation, are "mild fever, skin rash, headache, muscle and joint pain and inflammation of the underside of the eyelid". People, however, may or may not show symptoms of the disease, like fever, cough and cold, Dr Sushma Tomar, Consultant Obstretician and Gynaecologist, Fortis Hospital, Kalyan, told Express Parenting.
These tours enable cultural exchange between students across the world, who ask questions and identify one another through their respective traditions, music, dance, and art and craft, informed Kumar. Some of the collaborations have also addressed issues like the United Nations' sustainability goals, migration and racism.
Learning photography has made these visually impaired children more confident at an early age. Express Parenting met fashion photographer Richa Maheshwari, who is helping these kids express their love for photography, fuelled by the desire to be seen on social media.
The eighth edition of Delhi Comic Con is all set to be celebrated on December 7-8. Before you take your kids to the event, remember comics are not just meant for them. Check the reader age group of comic book you pick up before giving it your kids.
Turns out, more and more children in India are becoming obese, thanks to lack of sleep. In fact, inadequate sleep has resulted in obesity even in preteens and younger age groups and not just the adolescent age group.