When we were young, our upbringing looked more like a single person’s responsibility. As men folk earned for the family, our mothers managed home chores and looked after the family(sometimes huge and without complaints). Did we even know if our mothers had bad days, mood swings, or exhaustion? It was rather a mom’s burnout that went unnoticed most of the time.[Read more…]
Wondering what ‘to-be-dads’ have got to do with pregnancy? Gone are the days when pregnancy was a totally ladies’ affair. Today men are more supportive than ever to help their spouses and believe in the power of togetherness in welcoming a new member to their family. For those who consider being an integral part of their wife’s pregnancy, here are 10 things you can do to support them.[Read more…]
Hmmm… second-hand things…for kids? It may not sound like a great idea when you first listen to it because your kids are special to you and don’t want to have a used thing for your prince or princess.
But with growing social consciousness and collective effort to reduce carbon footprint and save ecology, people are opting for used things which are affordable and in surprisingly usable conditions.[Read more…]
Raising children is an experience of a lifetime. No matter how many children you bring up, their individuality adds to the fun and challenges of parenting. When it comes to twins, the challenges are 2x.
To watch twins growing up together is priceless, like their behavior, companionship, adapting skills, sharing, and caring attitude are different from children who have older or younger siblings.[Read more…]
Life seems a lot lighter when you are newly married. Everything is love and bliss for some or pretending-to-be for some. Either way, both husband and wife would have been learning the coping skills in marriage when suddenly (or in some cases a bit late) the good news appears. “Congratulations, you are gonna be MOM & DAD!”[Read more…]
Loving your child is one thing, and giving in to your child’s whims and fancies is another. The more children win in the second scenario, the more problematic their behavior becomes.
You can raise well-mannered children if you lay the ground rules straight. Nip the bad behavior at the bud, and you would have discovered the ways to not spoil your child.[Read more…]
Bath time for babies in an Indian household is a ceremony in itself. The moment you decide to give a bath to your child comes umpteen suggestions, do’s and don’ts from the elders in the family. “Check if the water is warm enough”. “Did you apply oil and massage the baby?” “Wash the baby’s body first and the head last, so that the baby doesn’t catch a cold”.[Read more…]
The beauty of a family lies in the connection it brings between all its members. How effortlessly it happens depends on the adults. When a new baby is on his or her way into the family, it’s natural for some abnormal feelings in the elder child.[Read more…]
A child’s character develops in accordance with the obstacles he has encountered…or the freedom favoring his development that he has enjoyed. Maria Montessori
Childhood is a mixed platter of happy and sad emotions accompanied by physical stresses. Do you agree? Coping up depends on how adults or siblings support. Today though your children probably may have a bit more challenges, what’s important is how quickly you identify the difficulty your child is going through.[Read more…]
“Patience is the best remedy for all trouble”
Breathe in…….Breathe out…..Once again, Breathe in……Breathe out…..Wondering why this exercise? A short relaxation is essential if you have worked all day and had enough stressful moments with your children at home before you read on.[Read more…]