Children are most protected at home. Though initial social skills are learnt there, they grow up with experiences from their external surroundings. It could be school, extra curricular classes, park, parties and even tuition with friends and neighbours. One thing children commonly experience in interactions is bullying. It’s important to equip your kids with the tools they need to handle such a situation. Sometimes, in extreme scenarios, parents may have to interfere. Let us go through some simple techniques you can use to help your children face this reality.[Read more…]
“The greatest gifts we can give our children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.” Maria Montessori
Sometimes we see children cry out of fear. It simply shows their lack of confidence. When children are guided and encouraged to explore the unknown, they overcome their fear and grow into confident individuals. As parents and teachers, our efforts should be on the larger picture. Only a confident child will be able to take risks and overcome challenges. The world can be a tough place to live in, so here are some tips to improve your child’s self-confidence.[Read more…]
Do you agree that feeding kids is the toughest part of parenting? Even after combining all the blood, sweat, and tears, there’s always some part of the food left on the plate.
Although, kids don’t understand the importance of healthy eating, as a parent it’s our duty to ensure that our kids eat regularly and healthily to perform and grow effectively.[Read more…]
When do mothers get time for a hot oil massage, a pedicure, a nice cup of hot coffee to sit down with or a chat with a comforting friend? Sometimes a stroll to a nearby grocery can be refreshing after days together of mundane home managing. Though self-care may sound tangible, it has an emotional attribute too.
Mothers try a balancing act but always put their needs aside to cater to other family members. While bringing up a baby, new moms constantly get parental burnouts. New mums often forget the fact they should need to be nourished, as does the baby. So, it’s important to nudge them about eating and sleeping well. But, with limited time at their fingertips how can new moms prioritize their needs?[Read more…]
Answer the office call.. Feed the kids.. Eat something.. Cook something first.. Manage household chores..
Being able to work from home is undoubtedly amazing. With no commute, comfortable pyjamas, loads of family time, it’s just something we all dreamed of at some point in our lives.
But now we moms have realized that it requires a lot of planning, organization and commitment. So to help do that, here are a few things you can consider for maximum productivity while working from home:[Read more…]
Do you often feel that kids have some mysterious infinite powerhouse that keeps them energized 24×7? They’ll run, play, sing, dance, jump and do every possible thing and still have the energy to do something more.
Well, studies suggest that kids’ muscles resist fatigue in a similar way to those of elite endurance athletes. Hence, they never get tired and are always full of energy.[Read more…]
In these normal but not-so-normal times, the challenge of keeping families, homeschool education and office work on track could seem daunting. While we as parents can catch hold of ourselves and our emotions; it’s not the same for the kids. With no schools, homework, lack of playtime and huge amounts of free time, kids can get irritated, confused or sad about having all that energy and nowhere to use it.[Read more…]
With the entire nation under lockdown, the challenges for both parents and kids have now added up. The kids are stuck to mobile, iPad, TV or phone all the time and the parents are trying to make the ends meet by handling work, meals, kids and other numerous activities.
The times are not normal but this too shall pass! But, on the bright side now you can hug and kiss your munchkins any time you wish. No classes, school, outdoor activities- they’re with you for the entire time.[Read more…]
“Mummaaa.. I’m bored.. I’ve nothing to do.. Do you want to play cards?”
“Daddddyyyy.. Shall we go out and play something? Or we can also play cards!”
Helping kids fight boredom is undeniably the toughest job for parents. And, in the new normal, with no school and outdoor games, the toughness level of this job has just scaled up. But when kids get bored some really good stuff happens because then they start daydreaming. They start imagining the world they would like, or come up with new and exciting ideas- like a world made up of chocolates or gingerbread! In short, your munchkins will become more creative when they’re bored.[Read more…]
Holi is one of the most fun, messy and exciting festivals celebrated in India. With so many colors, water guns, sweets and good vibes it surely is an unbeatable combination of enthusiasm and warmth.[Read more…]