Tasty and Healthy Snacks for Toddlers

Tasty and Healthy Snacks for Toddlers

Toddlers are a bundle of energy and hence tend to burn calories faster, this in addition to the small size of their stomachs makes it essential that they are fed smaller portions at regular intervals. Therefore having a snack time in between the main meal times will not only keep them feeling full, but also ensure their energy levels do not dip. Here are a few healthy snack items which will [Read more…]

Benefits of Having a Second Child

Benefits of Having a Second Child

As a parent deciding on whether to have a second child there may be numerous questions concerning this decision running through your mind. While on the one hand, the thought of having an addition to your family will be filling you with joy, on the other you will be having your own doubts and concerns. While it is natural to be concerned about the many challenges of raising two children the fact remains that there are also many benefits of having two children. Here we have listed out these benefits which you can [Read more…]

Why both the Quantity and Quality of Time Spent with your Child is Important

 7th (2)“If you want your children to turn out well, spend twice as much time with them and half as much money” – Abigail Van Buren

This quote shows how important spending time with your child is in relation to their overall physical and emotional well being and personality development. However, the prevalent high-pressure lifestyles have parents the world over facing the dilemma of how to go about maintaining a fine balance between work and family life. This has further resulted in an ongoing debate regarding which is better, the quantity or quality of time spent with children. The fact is that both need to work hand in hand in order to [Read more…]

Jaggery for Your Baby: 5 Health Benefits

Jaggery for Your Baby: 5 Health BenefitsJaggery, also known as gur is a natural unrefined sweetener made from concentrated sugarcane juice which also serves as the source for another sweetener, namely sugar. However, the similarity between jaggery and sugar ends with the source of their raw material, for while sugar undergoes numerous chemical processes (making it a refined sweetener), jaggery is made using a much simpler process and [Read more…]

Independent Reading or Being Read To: Why Repetition is Actually Good for Your Kid

Independent Reading or Being Read To: Why Repetition is Actually Good for Your KidWatching the movie ‘Frozen’ for the 100th time? So familiar with Elsa’s dialogues you can reel it off in your sleep? Find yourself humming ‘Let It Go’ so often through the day that you really wish you could let it go? Well, join the club of parents who are used to watching and rewatching, listening and relistening to their kids’ favorite movies and songs respectively.  
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5 Measures to Keep your Kids Safe and Healthy this Monsoon

 5 Measures to Keep your Kids Safe and Healthy this Monsoon

The southwest monsoon rains bring with them the much-needed respite from the summer heat and heralds the start of the sowing season when crops like rice, cotton, maize etc are planted. In addition, the rains also bring a sense of happiness for each one of us, for as the quote aptly puts it there is such joy in watching the falling rain while sipping on a nice piping hot cup of chai. However, the monsoon also brings with it its own set of problems, relating to viral infections (like cold, flu), mosquito-borne diseases (like malaria, dengue etc) and water/foodborne diseases (like typhoid, cholera etc). Kids are especially vulnerable to the risk of these monsoon related infections so it is essential to take extra precautionary measures to keep them safe and healthy. Let us take a look at a few such measures which can be taken. [Read more…]

The Role Of Trust In Teen Parenting

The Role Of Trust In Teen ParentingTeen parenting can be quite stressful for the parents as well as children.  The physiological & psychological changes an adolescent goes through influences the parent-child relationship to a big extent,-a very conflicting, tumultuous & challenging relationship unfolds and [Read more…]