The importance of a family holiday

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A holiday is a break from routine. It’s a break from everyday life and everyday you! It gets you to indulge in things that you don’t otherwise indulge in and is the time you can explore yourself.

Learning a new language, taking up a new hobby or getting adventurous at sea or in the mountains!

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Baby Weaning Recipes For Your Growing Baby

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Switching on to solid foods for your baby? Here are some recipes you could try and make the introduction to food, for your baby, more flavoursome.
Apple Sauce: if you want to try something apart from apple cereal, apple sauce is a good option. Apple being a non-seasonal fruit makes it accessible at all times and is an easy option. Peel the apples, cut them into chunks, place them into a pan of water, enough to make them soft but not soggy. Stir on a medium flame, once they are soft enough mash them thoroughly. To make them more consistent you can use a masher with a little water added. If the pediatrician agrees, you can add cinnamon for taste.

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How Can Parents Help Children Deal With Exam Results

2nd

While children scurry off for their holidays after every exam, there is still a nervous anticipation that lingers on every child and parent’s mind. How much will i/my son/daughter score?

Exams can be stressful and the results even more stressful; but if the parents want they can really try and put their mind and their child’s mind at ease.

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How To Get Your Children To Follow Screen Time

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Parenting has been a constantly evolving process. Every subsequent generation has different ideas about parenting which, generally almost always, is frowned upon by the previous generation.  Especially in India, where parents play an important role as advisors to their children about parenting, it is hard not to be influenced. But things are changing and young parents are finding their own methods and techniques.

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How to De-stress Your Children During Exams

12th

It is that time of the day when temple bells ring louder than ever, teachers do overtime, and children experience something that adults experience daily-Stress!
That’s right, exams are around the corner and while your children are preparing for the same, parents too can start working their homework- ‘how to keep children stress-free during exams?’

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Benefits Of Growing Up With A Sibling

5th (1)

There was a time when having more than one baby was the norm and having one baby was more of a concern. But today, with rising inflation, exorbitant costs attached to baby care & education, parents are thinking twice about having more than one child. It may sound like a fair enough reason for rearing a single child, but there many reasons why your child needs to grow up with siblings-here are some:

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Electronic Devices-The New Babysitters?

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With both parents working for demanding jobs under stressful timelines, tablets & phones have become the new babysitters. They help in feeding, putting them to sleep and keeping them occupied anytime, anywhere. Preschoolers use touchpads like feeding bottles and while tying a shoelace is tough, finding the power button on a device is not!

Are we making our kids lose themselves in a virtual bubble even before they have seen the real world?

Let’s look at the effects of excess screen time on children:

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Teaching Your Child To Share

Blog - 15th Jan

Is your child possessive about his/her toy or bedsheet? Does he/she throw a tantrum when a friend or sibling plays with his/her toy? Research says that children learn to share at the age of 3, but may take time to adopt the concept. There are ways in which you can encourage the concept of sharing in your little one.

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Make This Holiday More Than Just Summer Courses

Blog - 25th Dec

Apart from summer workshops and courses which indulge your kids in various arts, crafts & miscellaneous activities, there are a lot of things you could get them to do at home and around.

  • Involve them in the holiday cleaning act. Cleaning out their shelves, filtering the unwanted from the wanted, and organising their study or their playroom are some of the things they could do. It will not only keep them occupied but also make them aware of cleanliness.
  • Get them to dig out stuff and make some DIY things. Be it using an old cloth to make pillowcases, creating some fun installations with old toys which they can proudly showcase in their rooms or making simple room decorations.
  • Reading books and discussing what they read with the family. Maybe enacting short stories which they read. That will make things more fun & engaging.
  • A trek to close by hills or lakes. Some time with nature will get them to wonder about other living beings like plants, birds or animals.
  • Trips to unexplored historic or scenic spots. Museums may sound boring but if made interesting by explaining things, or some further exploration is done on the net or with books after the visit-they are a good bet!
  • Some cultural exhibitions & festivals, where they get exposed to different types of cuisines, arts & people are also good places to spend some time.
  • Household chores: Get them interested in the most basic & everyday things of life; be it cooking, or fixing a bulb, or tightening the screw of a chair. Such chores could trigger an interest or curiosity in the working of things & maybe build insightful conversations between you and your child.

Make this holiday special! It could evolve the relationship you share with your child.

Planning A Holiday With Your Kids

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As the holiday season begins, families will be hovering around travel websites and deciding everything from the destination to the choice of commute to the food. But holiday planning with kids is a whole different ballgame.

Kids being kids don’t just travel from A to B but take time to get accustomed to B. The weather, food, people- anything & everything can make them happy or tick them off. Parents need to be extra careful while planning a trip with their little ones,  else they can jeopardize the possibilities of a good holiday season.

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