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8 tips to help your firstborn adjust to a new sibling

February 24, 2020

You cannot expect your firstborn to naturally adjust to his or her new sibling, especially if they are young themselves. You need to prepare your child for the sibling, right from the time of pregnancy. Once the baby arrives, here are some ways in which parents can help their firstborn bond with the sibling. 1. Teach […]

 
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How to respond when your kid says, “I hate you”

February 22, 2020

No doubt that it can be hurting and soul-crushing when your child utters ‘I hate you” for you, no matter how young or old he is. But you need to stay calm as your response can make all the differences. As a parent, we work extremely hard to give your child the best life possible […]

 
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Make time for your children before they transition to adulthood

February 19, 2020

When a couple steps into the world of parenthood, their priorities change and the entire schedule starts revolving around the kids. We all crave those close moments with our children that make our hearts melt. But in this fast-moving world, at times we take relationships for granted and this can be dangerous for toddlers and […]

 
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How to cope with exam stress

February 7, 2020

Exams can be a challenging part of a student’s life. A little stress is good, as it can serve as a motivational push to work harder for achieving our goals. However, exam stress can give rise to anxiety which may interfere with our performance. It can create self-doubt amongst many and hamper one’s social, emotional […]

 
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5 ways to treat your children apart from food

January 25, 2020

Who doesn’t enjoy treats? From our kids to us, all of us like getting little treats every now and then. But not everyone likes sweets and junk foods, which is also not good for health. Talking about this, it’s a good idea to tell your kids that a treat doesn’t always have to be something […]

 
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Hear your child before rushing in to fix the problem

January 21, 2020

Recently, my nine-year-old son was upset as he had dropped paint all over an artwork that he had been working on in his art class for three weeks. My heart broke as I knew how much effort he had put into it. Immediately, I told him it doesn’t matter. These things happen all the time. […]

 
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3 ways to reduce obesity in your kids

January 17, 2020

As per a study conducted in 2018 by the Childhood Obesity, 8.82 percent of children in India are obese. It’s a matter of concern because in the past two decades, obesity has led to a dramatic increase in the incidence of Type-2 diabetes among children. According to a study published in the International Journal of […]

 
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4 fun New Year resolutions for your kids (and You)

December 31, 2019

All set with New Year resolutions for 2020 ? New Year time is when we make fresher resolutions, list down our hopes and dreams for the year to come and welcome in positivity. If you thought this was just limited to adults, think again. This year, get your kids to set some fun resolutions too! […]

 
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Avoid saying these 4 things to your kids !

December 14, 2019

Raising kids regardless their age, is a very sensitive and delicate job which requires constant efforts to prepare them for the real world. Parents have to instil the right values, set good examples, encourage them to adopt good language or even something as simple as using the right words. Words can have a lasting impact, […]

 
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Children learn from stress and failure: all the more reason you shouldn’t do their homework

December 13, 2019

Does helping your child with homework hinder their progress? The answer to this question is not simple. So far, research on the subject has been mixed, finding that different types of parental involvement in homework have different relationships to achievement. For example, are you motivated to help your child because you are worried they will […]

 
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