Adapt Yourself To Adopt Children!

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Adoption, once upon a time carried a lot of stigma, thereby depriving couples from fulfilling their lifetime wish of becoming parents. But that is slowly changing. Education & awareness are slowly lifting the stigma of adoption and couples have been given many opportunities to adopt. In fact, adopting internationally too is becoming common.

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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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How to De-stress Your Children During Exams

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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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Fighting Your Child’s Flu

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Winter brings with it serene misty mornings & energetic chilly evenings, but also brings with it 200 viruses ready to infect your kids with nasal congestion, cold & flu. Here are some home remedies to enjoy this festive winter with some home remedies:

Ensure Your Kids are Hydrated: Make sure your kids drink a lot of fluids-it will reduce the symptoms of cold & flu. It also prevents fever which is triggered due to dehydration. Apart from water, milkshakes or juices are tasty alternatives. Broth, ginger ale & herbal tea, though are options for adults, are good to treat cold or nasal congestion.Haldi doodh or turmeric milk is a classic treatment for the cold & sore throat.

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Let’s Play, Learn & Teach Without Gadgets!

Blog Engage without gadgets - 9th Oct

Gadgets have made life easier than we could ever imagine. They help us reach people, across the world,  through calls/email, serve as great navigators when we are in someplace new, house apps which have transformed the way eat, dress and socialise!  But most of all, gadgets have given us new forms of entertainment. Entertainment which is great, as long as we don’t get too carried away and forget the outside world – This is exactly what is happening with our children.

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Parents Gear Up-It’s Exam Time!

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Exam time is, indeed, a stressful period in a child’s life. With pressures mounting with each generation, about getting admissions into a prestigious college or getting a seat in the degree which the child wants to pursue, children undergo immense tension and stress. Apart from physical health issues, children are psychologically affected and even go into depression. As parents, you must ensure your child has a stress-free student life.

Here are a few tips:

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6 Awesome Parenting Resources Found Online

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Good parenting is all about trial and error. Nobody is born with all the super mom or super dad skills. All of us want to be the best parent we can be, but we sometimes we may doubt our actions and approaches. After all it is the most precious living being that is in question. Whenever in doubt, consult the internet. This seems to be a norm these days. But where should you go for parenting advice and tips online? There are hundreds of parenting websites. Which ones offer the best parenting resources?

Take a look at these sites for valuable parenting tips.

1.Baby Center, one of the most reliable online resources, has excellent sections on parenting. It is filled with information on parenting issues right from pregnancy to teenage. Particularly useful is their Expert Advice and FAQ’s section, where you can ask questions or look at existing questions asked by parents. These are answered by a panel of paediatricians from the world over. http://www.babycenter.com

2.Raising responsible and aware children is what every caregiver wants for themselves and their children in the long run. But that goal is often lost in fighting the day to day battles of potty training, discipline and many other issues. RIE, founded by Magda Gerber, follows the basic principles of raising infants and children with respect that you would give any adult. Their website www.rie.org is abundant with how to give babies and children more independence and respect.

3.Raising a toddler seems like a cake walk until you have pre-teens and teens to handle. A great online resource for this age group is http://centerforparentingeducation.org. This website offers free online courses on parenting. Now, you may not need their certification, but their methods and advice is definitely worth a shot. Some popular courses include “Setting the stage for discipline that works”, You’re so mean, I hate you! Taming the anger tantrum” and many more. Also worthwhile is browsing through their article library for commonly asked questions.

4.Handy tips and ideas for planning your kids’ birthday parties, tiffin recipes, craft ideas, project assistance and adventure based learning, are available on http://www.pbs.org/parents. The entire PBS network is abundant with parenting resources. Educational videos form a part of their network as well. This is a great resource for all those day to day help that moms need to reference ever so often.

5.Parents, who are either working from home or are employed full time struggle to find a balance between work and home, especially children. www.indiaparenting.com is a forum where you will find articles to help you strike that precarious balance and is also a buzzing forum for parents to actively discuss their issues.

6.And, finally, for those times when you need a lighter moment, there’s http://www.parentinghumor.com, a well written website, dedicated to the lighter side of parenting.
Remember that you’re not alone. All parents need advice sometimes.

There are thousands of parenting resources online. From parenting workshops to parenting forums, there’s a wealth of information available for parents with children of any age.