As parents, we always feel there’s something strange about strangers. From various unfortunate incidents around the world, where children have been prey to acts of miscreants, it’s high time children know to sense danger and find their safe way out.[Read more…]
We all believe in the power of guardianship. When we need it the most, a guardian can be God, a teacher, a parent, or mentor. Grandparents also hold a similar stature in many families. Their life experiences make them richer than the actual wealth they possess. And the biggest beneficiaries are grandchildren.[Read more…]
Until a couple of years ago, a dog in an Indian household was considered a guard who kept us away from anti-social elements of our society with its incomparable brilliance. Today they are the much-wanted friend within a home for this super-canine power to relieve humans from stress, blood pressure, and anxiety. Sounds unbelievable? It’s true. These furry guards are now furry angels- also called therapy dogs.[Read more…]
What are the acts of kindness you want your children to do when they are in a situation? You may want them to say thank you when they receive something or maybe help their friend feel better when sad. Helping their grandparents get their walking sticks or earphones when they are looking for them also can be an act of kindness. But the secret to getting this working with your children is your reactions which they will mirror.[Read more…]
When you think of your child’s ability to interact, make new relationships, or communicate, who would you give credit to? Their teachers, classmates, neighbors, other family members, or you?
After school, at least a handful of us always wanted to go out in the neighborhood every evening with our playing kits, waiting for our buddy next door to play and spend some time together. It was nothing unusual until a couple of years ago.[Read more…]
“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm, and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.”
When does someone get bitten by the travel bug? When monotony sets in and frequent outbursts of frustration build up within the family or work, all one can think of is a getaway. A vacation is a means to freshen up, energize and rejuvenate, and off-late people look forward to it.[Read more…]
‘Multigenerational Living’ is a term for multiple generations in a family living together. Do we all know how to manage three or four generations under one roof? The answer could be a big ‘NO’ or ‘Yeah, some minor hiccups are there, but managing to get along’.[Read more…]
In an era where the world discusses women’s empowerment and equality, how exciting would it be to have parents share responsibilities at home? Justification may sound like this. “ If women can manage household chores and go to the office for work, what would be wrong if men do the same? Keeping gender biases aside, getting a helping hand from their spouse would mean acceptance, consideration, and care for most women counterparts. Fathers can help their partners around the house in many ways. Let’s see how.[Read more…]
Do you remember the last time you consciously went on a healthy diet to build your immune system? Do you pack oranges and apples in your snack box? Are you someone who drinks homemade gruel to soothe your tummy or even as a measure to detoxify your immune system?
These granny tips are familiar to us, but how often do we really apply them to strengthen ourselves? It’s significant as we consume adulterated food almost every day and don’t have a choice but to adhere to ways to boost our immune system, not just during the cold and flu season but at all times. Let’s read on to find out how.[Read more…]
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…]