Behaviour, Education, Gender Neutral Parenting, Mom's Answer

Top 5 Questions Young Children Ask About Sexuality (and How to Answer Them Right)

Sexuality

Traditionally, sex talk has mostly been a taboo topic in our society. The average parent or teacher finds it too awkward and embarrassing to broach the concepts of sexuality and healthy relationships with young children. However, keeping in pace with the changing times, it has become essential to talk about the birds and bees in

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Behaviour

How to Read More – Tips and Tricks

How to Read More

From Audio Books to Reading Buddies – Vinitha covers it all. She says – I have been asked by many how I manage to read so many books and make time for reading. I don’t have a formula for it but here are 5 ways to read more and reach those reading goals.  Ways to

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Behaviour

Separation Anxiety and how to deal with it

Separation Anxiety

What is separation anxiety? When a child is taken to an unknown place or by an unknown person, the discomfort and anxiety they feel is called separation anxiety. The child feels abandoned his parents. The child feels that his parents won’t come back. This fear of losing their loved ones is termed as separation anxiety. Generally, a child is usually too

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Behaviour

Are We Giving In To Children’s Demands Too Quickly?

Mindful Parenting

Parenting demands immense efforts and thinking before acting. Mindful parenting – doubly so. “Mummy, I want fried fish for lunch!”, he demanded. His mum thought, “It will make my son happy.” Off she went to kitchen and started to clean the fish and in no time fried fish was served in plate of her beloved

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Behaviour, Mom's Answer

New Lessons Learnt : My Child teaches Me

Lessons Learnt

The Situation After a nice, festive weekend, getting back to routine is difficult and boring. Especially when you know it will be a busy week ahead. The week started and my kiddo went to school and got back as usual. It was time for his after school class, and he was not in a mood to go.

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Behaviour

6 Important Steps to Prepare a Toddler for Daycare

PREPARING YOUR TODDLER FOR DAYCARE

The transition of a toddler from home to daycare or playgroup or preschool is often dreaded. I was also very skeptical how my 17-month old son, A, will handle the transition. He was going to spend two hours a day at a childcare centre. That is two hours away from home. It ended with a relatively easy

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Behaviour, Education, Parenting, Perspectives

Comparing Children

Parents and Comparisons

Parents and Comparisons Parents keeping track in their child’s progress is normal and necessary. But, comparing our child’s progress to others is something that disturbs me a lot. We all want our kids to do well and succeed. But I feel each child is different from the other. We all know and agree with that but when it

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Behaviour, Perspectives

5 Unique Personality Traits Your Child Needs to Succeed

Personality Traits in Children

We all love our kids and want them to grow up into a successful and strong individual. But we lived in a highly competitive world. Sometimes, this competitive atmosphere makes us greedy. Unconsciously, we become a part of rat race. We set higher expectations from kids and want to see them as a winners in

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Behaviour, Parenting

Lessons from a Toddler in Design Thinking

Design Thinking

Time flies and every day is a new day. My dormant senses have become active. I am curious, explorative, and more important living in the present. It’s never a dull day with her. Children — God’s wonderful and innate creations,  can teach us so much. They are the walking talking Wikipedia. And they can also be

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Behaviour, Parenting

Our Toddler is an Individual

Toddler individual

Yes, he is 20 pounds and 31 inches tall and you can lift him up in one hand. But that doesn’t undermine the fact that my toddler is a human with functional emotions, desires and opinions. That is why we treat him as one of us, as an individual and not as a baby. We

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Behaviour

Moms, Are You Aware Of Your Negative Self Talk?

positivity

Moms, when you wake up in the morning, what mental dialogue goes on in your head? Let’s see if these examples resonate with you: Oh, we are late again. I never can do anything on time these days. My son does not eat anything. It is my fault, obviously. I look awful today. I just

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Behaviour, Food, Perspectives

The Hungry People!

miscellaneous

Periodically the kitchen is invaded by hungry people. These simple folks correlate hunger with food. In their hungry eyes, anything within the kitchen walls is eatable. It is “I am hungry, something is eatable and it is in the kitchen”. All the esoteric plans of the cook means nothing to them. They come in ready to eat cooked,

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Behaviour, Parenting

Raising Empathetic and Kind Children

Kind Children

Hardly a day goes by without me groaning in despair about the world around me. Intolerance, hatred and violence seem to take over the inherent goodness of people. It is a sad place to be and a hard place to raise kind human beings. We unfortunately dwell in a world where interactions over the cell phones take precedence

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Behaviour, Toddler

Four Ways We Damage Self Esteem Of Toddlers

Toddler Self_Esteem

 In day to day life, we often knowingly or unknowingly damage the self-esteem of our super enthusiastic toddler. At one moment, we consider our child to behave as a grown up & another moment, we snatch away their control or reprimand. All the experiences of a child help in shaping the personality in the long

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Behaviour, Children's Health

Yoga for children – Is it for real or a fad!

Yoga for Children

Yoga is omnipresent today – from swanky studios to the mom-and- pop classes in the confines of tiny apartments, from academic institutions to doctors’ prescriptions, it is everywhere. A few decades back, yoga was reserved for the second half of your life. When you were done with your primary responsibilities, knocking on the sixties and settling into

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