Child Care during Summer

Child Care during Summer

Indian summers are extreme. It can get very hot and humid and can drain anyone out. Taking care of a child in summer can be difficult especially since kids love to run around and play all day. Here are some suggestions to keep your child comfortable in the heat. Use the right fabric (Clothing) Summers can cause a child to sweat a lot and get dehydrated as well. Your child’s body can also break out into a heat rash. You…

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Summer Vacation for kids – Ways to beat the holiday blues

Summer Vacation for kids – Ways to beat the holiday blues

Summer holidays are here!! A time of happiness, fun, and frolic that every kid looks forward to. No more homework to submit, no tests or exams to study for, just plain bliss with nothing to do for the next 7 – 8 weeks. However, not having much to do can easily bore a child. Parents need to figure out ways to help their child beat the holiday blues and make it happy, meaningful and memorable for them. Here are some…

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Parental anxiety over the kids’ performance in exams

Parental anxiety over the kids’ performance in exams

It’s examination time. A time of stress and anxiety for both parents and kids. Parents tend to get anxious about how kids will perform academically and that in turn tends to affect the child as well. A survey among parents with kids writing exams suggest that 25% of parents experience mental stress due to their kids impending exams and 25% lose their sleep over it as well. Do you find yourself stressing out more than you kid during their exams?…

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Technology for kids – boon or a bane?

Technology for kids – boon or a bane?

At what age should a child start using technology? Is it healthy to get them hooked on to laptops and tablets at a tender age?  Children in today’s world must use technology. There are no two ways about it. But figuring out how much and how often can be a challenge. Some argue that these children are ‘digital natives’ i.e. they are born and brought up in the age of digital technology, so they being familiar and comfortable with computers,…

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Stop a bad day in its tracks (Children being cranky for no apparent reason)

Stop a bad day in its tracks (Children being cranky for no apparent reason)

Ever wondered how a child can go from being a charming little angel to someone who just bursts out bawling and throwing a tantrum for no apparent reason? Cranky kids can be quite difficult to manage. They can easily stress out parents, teachers and their friends as well. Children get cranky for many reasons. Let’s find out why. Lack of sleep: Is your child getting enough sleep? Or did their sleep pattern break for some reason? Usually parents set a…

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Handling Sibling Rivalry

Handling Sibling Rivalry

Nothing could upset parents more than to watch their children fight and bicker over what seems like nothing at all. Sibling rivalry is the competition that children have when they vie for the love and attention of their parents. It is also the jealousy that siblings feel towards each other. Children may be close to each other one moment, and the next they fight. This upsets the calm of homes and worries parents, particularly as this continues in the children’s…

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Good touch/bad touch: What children should know?

Good touch/bad touch: What children should know?

Today, child molestation and physical abuse are so very rampant. Every other day we get to hear stories about a child being molested or touched inappropriately. What’s more, children who fall prey to this are normally below six years of age. They are too young and innocent to know the difference between right and wrong because the abuser is generally someone known to them and the family. Therefore, while it is a terrible subject to talk about, parents must get…

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Know how to say ‘No’ to your kids

Know how to say ‘No’ to your kids

It can be difficult to say “No” to your kids. Kids will often try to manipulate or negotiate till they get what they want. Disciplining a child is very tough indeed. However, by not disciplining your child, and by being far too lenient with them, they can grow into a dependent person with an extremely low self-esteem. So it is well worth saying “No” to them when you should and let your child grow into a balanced personality. You’ve perhaps…

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When a child lies

When a child lies

Parents of little children often don’t know how to deal with their lying children. What begins as innocent little lies, might just develop into a full-blown habit of lying. When a child lies, parents feel hurt, disappointed, betrayed, frustrated and angry. Let’s understand why children lie: Why do children lie? There are many reasons why children lie. Some of them are given below: To establish their own identity: Children choose to lie to establish their own identity and to impress…

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Managing Aggressive Behaviour in Kids

Managing Aggressive Behaviour in Kids

Aggressive behaviour in kids is very common. It is quite natural for children to get angry, cranky and aggressive when they are upset about something. So why are children so aggressive that sometimes parents can no longer handle them? Children may become aggressive because of several underlying issues. The primary reason for children behaving aggressively is because they are upset or are not able to express what they are feeling.  So when they are not able to explain what they…

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