Are you gearing up for a long flight with your little ones? The thought of being cooped up in an airplane for hours on end with restless children can be enough to make any parent break out in a cold sweat. But fear not! With a little planning and preparation, you can turn what may seem like a nightmare into a smooth and enjoyable journey for the whole family.[Read more…]
Symptoms of Stress In Children- How Parents Can Help.
How would you feel if you knew your school-aged children were stressed? What if your playful child suddenly withdraws, develops physical issues like vague pain, has disturbed sleep, and does not share with others about what upsets him?[Read more…]
Teaching your toddler to share can be challenging, but it is an important life skill that will serve them well as they grow older. Children may be reluctant to share their things for reasons like a developmental stage where they learn ownership and possessiveness, fear of losing control, fear of not getting back their belongings, and not understanding empathy.[Read more…]
“Why don’t kids understand that their nap is not for them but for us?”
A good sleep routine is indispensable for children’s physical and mental development. Adequate sleep helps kids maintain a healthy weight (which is good news for parents), improves their immune system and focus (who wouldn’t be proud of a child who listens and obeys!), and aids in their cognitive development.[Read more…]
For children to get the most from their social experiences, they need to learn how to form relationships, learn about empathy, and navigate the social world around them. Some children are born socializers and do not need guidance on how to mingle, whereas some are shy and introverted and may not even say ‘Hi’ to a visitor at home. They need to learn these essential life skills to develop as an individual. Here are some tips to help your child become a social being.[Read more…]
Homework can be a reason for stress for both children and their parents. It can be especially challenging for children to get motivated to do homework when they have other activities or responsibilities that they would rather be doing. However, homework is an important part of a child’s education and can help them develop important skills such as time management, independent learning, and problem-solving.[Read more…]
Do you agree that a curious person is more open-minded, kind, and compassionate? A quest to know more about what one sees or experiences leads to discoveries, and children have umpteen reasons to be curious. A thinking mind is more precious than endless physical wealth. If parents can teach children this, taking up challenges in real life will be easy. Here is a guide to nurturing scientific curiosity in children while at home.[Read more…]
Until a couple of decades ago, IQ was a more popular acronym than EQ. However, with the spread of meaningful education systems, emotional intelligence is now inevitable in academics and schools. The parent-child relationship also discovers its purpose when emotional intelligence forms the foundation on which positive emotions work wonders for both.[Read more…]
“Accept the children the way we accept trees- with gratitude because they are a blessing- but do not have expectations or desires. You don’t expect trees to change, you accept them as they are”.
What makes parents set expectations about their children? Why is it difficult for parents or family members to accept children for who they are? Past experiences, fears, societal norms, and status symbols sometimes create a stumbling block for children to live the life they want and deserve.[Read more…]
Does a life without gadgets or technology exist in this era? We are only awaiting newer versions of devices with updated solutions for all our needs. When a new mom can place orders for her baby’s diapers online, another one arranges for online coaching for her school-going child. In less than 15 minutes, the child attends the class from the convenience of his home. When this edge did not exist, parenting was a typical responsibility where children also learned multiple skills on the go.[Read more…]