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@Neha Verma Appreciate your concern for your child. These pains are often described as 'growing pains', but is not necessarily linked to growth spurts. Your son's just returned to a routine school schedule. It may take him time to get adjusted to the change, especially after a long vacation. Hence the tiredness too. More so if he is an active child on the playground. Since he's used to a natural oil massage, you could resume it. A parent's warm touch is a sure way to connect with and build positive attachment with a child, so there's a double benefit!! Also see that he has a good breakfast and drinks lots of water through the day. If the pain persists for more than 2 weeks, you may consult your family physician or your child's paediatrician.
@Rupa S Mathad Thanks for reaching out to us. Since your child has problems with both urination and bowel movement, one could be impacting the other. Therefore it's best to consult your child's paediatrician about his difficulty. Do get back if you need further help.
@Startwriteindia Thank you for reaching out to us. It would be helpful to know more details such as: Is your son able to understand everything you say? Does he say anything at all? Does he have any vocabulary at all? If he is able to understand everything that the parents say but he is just not talking, then it's a simple speech delay, for which you may consult a speech therapist.
@Vinutha C Hi Vinutha, The hair dryness and frizziness is an important indicator of two things i.e. a mild nutritional deficiency or improper use of shampoo and conditioner. Improving the childs protein intake through foods like eggs, chicken, paneer and nuts, and including food rich in zinc like pomegranate, berries, dried prunes, apricots and dates will help to ensure adequate nutrition for this condition. Consumption of fresh homemade almond milk is also very nutritious for the childs well-being and hair. Along with this it is best to use an SLS(Sodium Lauryl Sulfate)-free baby/children's shampoo as it is gentler and prevents the total removal of the sebum from the scalp. Washing of hair twice a week is ideally enough for a child as excess washing can dry the hair further. Using a conditioner or a hydrating spray for removing and de-tangling the knots can also prevent hair loss and hair weakening. Application of a natural hair mask (like a mixture of avocado with honey or banana with honey and curd) and leaving it on the hair for 30 minutes can hydrate the hair and help avoid frizziness. - Dr Batul Patel, Dermatologist & Medical Director, The Bombay Skin Clinic.
@Jyothi H Hi Jyothi. I can quite understand your distress, because writing is an important skill, especially in academics. Rather than force your child to write, understand that there is something about writing that does not make him feel comfortable. Do check whether his grip of the pencil is strong. It requires fine motor coordination skills. Pre-writing activities can help his finger coordination improve. Also try playing a fun game with him before getting him to do his writing work. This will place him in a better frame of mind to approach the writing task. Encourage every effort he makes at each step. It would be helpful to break up the writing task into smaller chunks with small breaks in-between. Please follow these links for more reading on fine motor skills development: https://www.parentcircle.com/article/10-pre-writing-activities-for-your-toddler/ https://www.parentcircle.com/article/7-reasons-why-playing-in-the-sand-is-good-for-kids/
@PAVITHRA G Dear Pavithra this is very much normal. My son is now 4 years recently he stopped playing with pressure cooker and other utensils, otherwise in his 2nd and 3rd year he was so obsessed with these things. Slowly when they start schooling and other interesting things they will stop it
@PAVITHRA G Hi Pavithra, I can quite understand the concern that you have about your son’s fascination about utensils. It’s quite natural for children to want to use the same objects that their parents use. This is a stage when they learn a great deal through imagination. When children play with cooking objects or any other objects it is their way of exploring the world. Handling these objects help them develop large or gross motor skills. Apparently, your son has very keen observation skills. He is likely to outgrow playing with utensils the moment he is attracted to something else. Don’t be surprised!
@Bindu Hi Bindu. Yes, it’s very hard for you to see your little one change from being active to being moody. Since the teacher says she is improving, we may need to turn the focus on how you can help her feel better at home. For a start, take care of her physical needs of hunger and tiredness. Her routine has changed, and she may need more time to settle down with it. Once she has rested, do spend some time playing some fun games with her. You can introduce a game where you draw faces depicting emotions such as happy, sad, angry, excited, afraid etc. Then ask her talk about who and what makes her feel happy. Repeat this with the other emotions as well. Listen with interest, and do not make any comments about what she says. Kids are usually very expressive and freely share their inner thoughts through this activity. You could get some clues as to what is bothering her about school. Do let us know if this has been helpful, and do get in touch should you need further guidance.