Did you know that two-thirds of parents in the US believe that parenting has become exhausting because of technology? Not just in the US, parents everywhere are coping with a struggle of a sort that was unheard of until a couple of decades ago.[Read more…]
Rewind your memory to your teenage days. Didn’t you have your first crush and the nail-biting wait for a Yes from him or her? Didn’t you also rush from home not wanting to share a word or two with your mom before going to school? How irritated were you when your dad asked you to dress up neatly before leaving home?[Read more…]
In India, we earn money as part of our festivals and celebrations. For example, In Kerala, the festival of Vishu is one where elders give children money as a token of prosperity for the coming year. This perk becomes a fair big amount by the end of the festivity to realise their desires. It could be a toy or a dress. Don’t you think it is a meaningful gesture that teaches children to wait and accumulate wealth to buy things for themselves or their loved ones?[Read more…]
Every child has an adult hidden inside him or her. An adult who wants to be independent, make decisions on his own, drive a car, work in good company, enjoy weekends with friends etc. It’s just that children don’t know where, when and how to start.[Read more…]
Do you shadow your toddler every time? Direct your child’s behaviour and deny them their alone time? Do you help your high school child with assignments, projects which they can complete on their own? If the answer is yes, you are in helicopter parenting mode.[Read more…]
A busy mom’s mobile rings in the morning.
Ring 2- “Please pick up the phone for me” (Soft voice from the kitchen)
Ring 3- “Rohan, pick up the phone” (Slightly firm voice)
Ring 4- “Pick up the phone, Rohan!” ( Strict and firm voice)
Ring 5- “Are you deaf? How many times did I ask you to pick up the phone?” (Deafening voice across the kitchen startled Rohan)
Rohan quickly gets the phone for his mom.
Above is a common scenario where children do not listen to their parents, leaving them exhausted and impatient. With daily chores to sort out on a busy day, parents often forget to speak to their children patiently to do a specific task. If this has been a worry for you, here are some tips to get your children to listen to you.[Read more…]
Raising responsible children becomes a satisfying and enjoyable experience when parents set aside some time off from their busy schedules. Let’s look at some tips to help you raise responsible children.
Bringing up children is a great responsibility and bringing them up as responsible children is even more important. Children need the right role model at home to be on the right track.[Read more…]
“He took my toy!” “No, she said she’s done playing with that.” “ No, mama”
Sounds like a familiar scenario? At homes with larger families, sibling fights can be common. Often, they cleverly drag parents into their arguments and try getting you to pick a side! It may be playful most of the time, but your children need a referee to make sure things don’t get out of hand.
Here are some steps you can take in dealing with sibling rivalry in a fair manner.[Read more…]
How often have you felt like having a whole bed to sleep in after a tiring day? With little children around, dreaming of a peaceful sleep may remain a dream if not gone about the right way.
Parents may have different reasons for letting their children sleep with them or not shifting them to a separate room. However, when it comes to developing healthy habits for the well being of your child, it is better to hedge your bets. Here are some practical steps to get your children to sleep in their beds.[Read more…]
Do you sometimes worry about how your children will cope in a world filled with challenges? As parents, it’s natural to be concerned, but there are steps you can take to help your child cope better.
Stress factors are part and parcel of life. It’s all about how well you help your child manage stress and prepare them for the future. Let’s look into some ways to build resilience in children.[Read more…]