Parenting, Science Says, Toddler

Science Says: W-Sitting May Hamper Your Child’s Growth

W-Sitting

Ever noticed how some children sit on their bottoms, with feet tucked under and knees bent at nearly 90 degrees and legs splayed out in the W-position? This position is secure and supports the trunk. The child feels safe and comfortable playing with a forward bias. But, do we realize that sitting like that can

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Science Says, Siblings

Siblings – What Science Has to Say!

Siblings

Rakshabandhan may be originally to celebrate the brother-sister bond, but in keeping with our times and attitudes, we wanted to explore sibling relationships, birth order and how they influence us. After all, siblings are with you through your life journey. It turns out that they have a big influence in shaping our lives. Here is

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Parenting, Science Says

5 Non-Academic Factors That Determine A Successful Life

What is Success?

We all ponder at some point in our life about what is truly a successful life – is it the career, the big house and big car, relationships with friends and family, contentment or more? What to do for academic success is common knowledge, kids are getting into the academic bandwagon younger and younger, it

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Behaviour, Perspectives, Science Says

Put the Phone Down and Play with your Infant, Says Science

infant phone

We came across a very interesting research article published in the journal ‘Current Biology’ which says that Caregivers whose eyes wander during playtime — due to distractions such as smartphones or other technology, for example — may raise children with shorter attention spans, according to a new study by psychologists at Indiana University. While at first

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Science Says, Cook With Kids And They Will Eat Healthy All Their Life!

child cooking in kitchen

One of my fondest memories of childhood was Sunday mornings, when my dad would make hot dosas off the tava and my mom would create some magical sambar and my brother and I would sit and gobble them down! Then my parents would sit to eat while my brother and I would take turns to

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Parenting, Science Says

A Little Science Behind Dancing – #InternationalDanceDay

Science Says Let them dance

Tomorrow is International Dance Day! Dance is one of the best forms of exercises. It makes you healthy without feeling the ‘stress’ of having to exercise. It is also a form of expressing yourself without words. Dance is an amazing thing in itself. We had done a piece on dance in toddlers earlier as well.  My

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Parenting, Science Says

Science Says ‘Don’t Worry Too Much About Late Talkers!’

late talkers

My younger one is 17 months and she is not really talking anything coherent. She babbles a lot but the only words she says is ‘Amma’, ‘Appa’ and ‘Didi‘. Since my older one started talking pretty coherently by the time she was 17 months (well not pretty coherently, but she did speak a lot more

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Parenting, Science Says, Toddler

Have A Picky Eater At Home? – Here Is What Science Has To Say About It!

picky eater

Both my girls are eaters. You know the kind of kids who eat anything and everything given to them. So much that I need to tell them to STOP eating! One is seven and the other is an year old. So you can well understand why I never understood the term ‘Picky Eater’. My mother always

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Science Says – Encourage Your Child To Develop A Hobby

hobbies for kids

The other day, I met up with a lady in office. She was talking about how her 3-year-old son was put on stage for a dance performance and she was so impressed by the way he danced midst older kids. I could hear the pride in her voice and I told her that perhaps she

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Parenting, Science Says

Power of Play In A Child’s Neural Development

children playing

This is a sponsored post The easiest way to make a child smile is to ask him or her – Do you want to play? Playing is something we all associate with our carefree childhood days. As kids we all loved to play, whether it was playing indoors with toys or going out to tumble

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Perspectives, Science Says

Talk to Your Infant and Watch Their Vocabulary Bloom  – Science Says

Talk To Infants And Watch Their Vocabulary Bloom!

So my ten month old seems to have caught on to this word ‘ta-ta’ That’s it..she just says that. I thought her first word would be Amma, but I guess I was wrong..her first word is ‘ta-ta’ Does that mean she is going to be a globe trotter and travelling and writing about her experiences? Sigh! A

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Fitness, Parenting, Science Says, Toddler

Listen to Helen Keller and Vaccinate Your Kids

helen keller vaccine

Before the lines were drawn, before the anti-vaccine movement, and definitely long before the discredited Dr. Andrew Wakefield who embellished the research that connected autism with the MMR vaccine, there was Helen Keller. In 1882, at a year and a half old, Helen was struck with a serious viral disease. Research suggests possibly scarlet fever, meningitis or

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Parenting, Science Says

Each Child is Intelligent. Which Intelligence Does Your Child Possess?

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We often ask our children what they would want to be when they grow up. The answers could be an astronaut, or a doctor , or a race car driver or a mommy.  We might just feel good about it and end up talking about it with friends and family. But our child’s response could

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Fitness, Perspectives, Science Says

Cricket… More Than Just The Game!

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I come from India where cricket is akin to a religion, you’ll find young boys playing cricket on the street, people passionately talking about it… at home, work, on the bus, everywhere and of course it is a game that gave the world Sachin Tendulkar! I was watching the T20 World Cup on television, with my husband

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Baby Sleep, Science Says

Science Says – How much sleep do kids need?

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Ever wonder how many hours of sleep your child needs? Sleep habits are different in each family – based on the parents work hours and general habits of waking early or waking late. My personal experience has been that in the US my daughter’s bed time would be around 8 -8:30 pm. On vacations in

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