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…]
Take a time wind back to your childhood. Did you have an activity-packed summer vacation or days when you would relax under a tree with your cousins and friends? Did you make your own fun games that gathered the little ones from the neighborhood too? The time to unwind was a creative time for most of us. It meant we could imagine, play, create, observe, appreciate, learn, interact and do nothing.[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…]
Have you ever wondered why veggies are not a favorite with children? Despite being colorful, relishing, exciting, and good-looking, vegetables hardly get our children’s attention. Isn’t that a reason big enough for parents to worry about? Irrespective of all the efforts to make it tasty and appealing, children prefer chips, chocolates, and soft drinks to veggies.[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…]
Eating together is an act of gratitude primarily. When you acknowledge the effort of the person who cared to feed the rest of the family well, the pleasure of eating doubles. Together at a dining table, you can like, share, comment, and ask for the secret recipes or even help with your child’s second helping. Eating together brings a bonding that involves love and care above all else. So why not encourage everyone to eat together as a family and enjoy the benefits?[Read more…]
“Gosh, it has been ages since I’ve gone out with my family” “I barely get time to sleep” “ You know what! I sleep in the morning and don’t get to see my children”.
Though we all know it’s not easy to be a good parent, a lot of us try to do the best we can. Sometimes unending meetings and working late at night can take away our family time. However, miseries of such a kind shouldn’t stop us from doing our part. Here are some tips to help parents who work overnight shifts become great moms and dads.[Read more…]
Dentists are angels who help us smile better. But how do we come to terms with reality when they actually drill and fill our mouths with their tools and dental products?
At least children can’t. A masked face may not be a scary figure anymore to children, but the tools, smell, and pain sometimes.[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…]