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Sleep and Teens…and How parents can help

June 27, 2019
 

 Many teens complain that they can’t fall asleep but felt foggy during the school day and had to reread lessons a few times at night to finish their homework. And forget morning activities on the weekends — they stay in bed. What parents are sharing with doctors is that the ‘normal life’ of a typical […]

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How Inuit parents teach kids to control their anger?

June 26, 2019
 

 At age 34, Jean Briggs traveled above the Arctic Circle and lived out on the tundra for 17 months. There were no roads, no heating systems, no grocery stores. Winter temperatures could easily dip below minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit. Briggs persuaded an Inuit family to “adopt” her and “try to keep her alive,” as the […]

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Why kids should learn yoga?

June 21, 2019
 

 Today is the 5th “International Day of Yoga”. Yoga is mostly viewed as an exercise routine for adults but can be extremely beneficial for your kids as well.Not only does yoga help your child grow into healthy adults, but it also plays an instrumental role in nourishing their mind. In fact, yoga can help your […]

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Kids need freedom from play restrictions to develop

June 19, 2019
 

 You may have heard of play. It’s that thing children do – the diverse range of unstructured, spontaneous activities and behaviours. Children play in many ways, including by exploring movements, constructing with equipment, creating games, using imagination and chasing others around a playground. The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child recognises play as […]

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How parents can bully-proof their children

June 12, 2019
 

 One of the most unfortunate truths of childhood, or for that matter any stage of one’s education, is bullying. Be it at school (day or residential), college or at a master’s program, there are always those few disgruntled peers who resort to picking on others and making a nuisance. Many of these institutions, and the […]

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How to keep children busy during the Summer Vacation?

April 29, 2019
 

 It is very necessary to keep children occupied or busy during vacations in some way or the other. Keeping children busy in hobby classes or extracurricular activities can help to avoid wastage of time during vacations. This activity will help children to learn new things and improve their skills. Read on to find tips for […]

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16 manners your children must know!

April 27, 2019
 

  We all want to raise good kids and for that we try to imbibe good values. But if you are focusing a little too much on a few and are ignoring some important ones in the process, here is an etiquette refresher for you. After all, your child should be remembered for his good manners […]

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Skills to be taught to your kid before preschool.

April 18, 2019
 

 Pre-school is the first step of your child towards getting a formal education and like every parent, you want your child to have e a strong start in life. You may have chosen the best play-school for her, but before you decide to enroll your child in the pre-school, you should see if she is […]

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‘Spanking and Scolding’ kids- why these punishments should be done away with?

April 12, 2019
 

 Spanking and scolding have remained a traditional approach to disciplining children even in the 21st century, with 80% of parents still thinking that this form of discipline is completely acceptable and even beneficial for the child. This perception has led scientists to delve deeper into the effects these forms of ‘punishments’ have on the child’s […]

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Parents can promote gender equality and help prevent violence against women. Here’s how:

April 9, 2019
 

 We come across news related to violence against women, almost everyday. And each of these news is more gruesome than the previous one. What’s driving this violence? Rigid gender roles and stereotyped constructions of masculinity and femininity are key drivers of violence against women. And a large body of academic research shows traditional attitudes towards […]

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