@Suresh Menon Thanks for sharing useful information Sureshsir and Alexa. I believe loneliness is dangerous disease but 21st century humans are more dangerous to deal with. I want to be the change in preparing something new or skillful to students or innocent group so that loneliness may not cause them into depression or anxiety. Solitude -enjoying one own company is a peaceful place to be. Furthermore, use of mobile is advantageous when enrolled with ParentCircle group, Momspresso, Mompreneur Circle, StoryMirror, and so on. It's a useful informative circles to be engage in and where we can express our feelings and emotions through writing.
@Team ParentCircle I feel this is so essential in today's times. Children are exposed to so much negativity all around them, be it the news, or instances that they witness in their daily lives. Amidst all of this it is essential to inculcate positivity and optimism in our children, and what better way to do that other than from home.
@Reshma Lal It's so nice to see an aunt who cares and pays attention to things that may not be easily noticeable, but are very important. At such an young age , your niece may not understand, or be able to easily accept all the advice or reassurances others give, but the good thing is she is under doctor's supervision and has supportive family and friends. It takes time to see the effect of the medication and treatment. Getting her involved in activities or hobbies that she enjoys or had shown interest in will help her get through this. From anything artistic, or recreational, to finding a TV show/movie series, or book she likes, anything helps a great deal. Give her genuine occasional compliments whenever possible and highlight all her strengths and qualities. At the back of her mind she will always know how much her family loves and appreciates her. This will boost her self confidence. Apart from all the help at home, please speak to her doctor about how she feels about her weight gain. Ask the doctor about how to help her, support her, make her feel comfortable, and develop a positive body image. The doctor might suggest talking to a counsellor or refer her to somebody who would know how to talk to a child and approach such a delicate and important issue. All this will definitely help her gain lot of self-confidence and be happy and cheerful. Hope this helps. All the Best!
@Reshma Lal Let your niece know that it is a temporary thing. Also encourage her to follow a simple fitness routine as that will bring about a sense of satisfaction in her. Make sure that she also follows a very healthy diet. I am sure she will be fine. Take care!
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Dear reader, weight gain is a very common condition in girls with PCOS or Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. Yes, weight gain can lead to issues with one's confidence and concern about one's appearance. Your sister could take the following steps in helping her daughter feel better: 1. Give her food with plenty of fibre, such as whole grains, fruits, and vegetables. A diet high in fibre helps in insulin resistance, keeps one full for a longer time after meals, and helps manage weight. Help her cut down on junk/processed food items from her diet. Read ParentCircle's article on 10 foods to avoid while having PCOS https://www.parentcircle.com/article/polycystic-ovary-syndrome-pcos-diet-10-foods-to-avoid/ 2. Practice mindful eating, i.e., eating with full awareness of the body and the food, and without distractions. This increases awareness of bodily cues such as hunger and fullness. 3. Encourage regular exercises such as playing a sport or taking up yoga or dancing. 4. Help her keep a positive attitude even when the results seem to take a long time- encourage her to take up hobbies or activities that she's good at. Encourage her to invest time and energy in a positive peer circle, and in taking up initiatives that will enable her to help others, such as volunteering at an NGO or coaching younger children. All these will help increase her confidence levels. 4. Seek support: Talking to other girls or women who have PCOS, both online and offline, is a great way to share information about resources and coping strategies. It will also let your daughter know that she is not alone. Help your niece take charge of her health and support her in her emotional needs.
@Rani Lakshmi This is so true in today's times. With social media exposing our personal lives to strangers, children need to understand the importance of personal space. In terms of etiquette as well, it is important for children to understand that it is not appreciated if one intrudes into another's personal space when he or she is not asked to.