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Apr 3 2019
Some of the best memories of childhood involve playing with grandad. Not only does engaging in any activity strengthen the bond between the two but it promotes good health as well.
Mental illness in children can manifest in the form of extreme mood swings, aloofness or feelings of sadness. Here is how you can identify the telltale signs.
You remain glued to the TV when your child is speaking to you, check messages at mealtimes, update social media during family outings chances are, you are a distracted parent.
Your childs doodles are not just a waste of time. Read on to know the many benefits of doodling.
Keeping small children out of troubles way can be challenging indoors. Here are some easy ways to keep your preschooler occupied, with little or no expenditure, while also having fun
Doing yoga has several health benefits. Learn about the importance and benefits of yoga asanas for children. Also see a list of easy-to-do yoga poses for kids that you and your child can do together.
Worried about how to get your child to spend her leisure time in a fruitful manner? The answer lies in good old hobbies.
Are you one of those parents who is worried about your childs unhealthy eating habits? Look no further. We have compiled a list of healthy foods that can be used as alternatives to junk foods.
A colourful food bowl bursting with proteins, vitamins and other vital nutrients is the new trend. Presented neatly for an Instagram diet story picture, who wouldnt want to sign up for this?
Thinking of getting a pet for your child? Your child will benefit in many ways, but there can be drawbacks too. Here we list out some pros and cons to help you take the right decision.
The new coronavirus (2019-nCov) outbreak in Wuhan, China has caused panic worldwide. Here is a complete set of FAQs on human coronavirus and prevention tips for Indian parents to keep the family safe.
Your children can pick up essential life learnings by just observing your marriage. From commitment to sharing - here are seven things children learn from their parent's marriage.
It is upsetting and difficult for parents to cope with the fact that their child has failed in exams. But, no matter how disappointed parents are, here are five things they should never do.
Read about one of the worlds leading authority on parenting talk about connecting with children in this exclusive conversation.
Jokes and playfulness win the cooperation of children more easily than threats and demands.
Children may go into an inactive mode in the cool weather, so it is important for parents to keep them alert both physically and mentally, during the holidays. These activities will do the trick
The last solar eclipse of the year will be visible on 26 December. So, get ready to witness the marvellous celestial dance between the sun, moon and earth with the necessary precautions.
The best experts from around the world present simple and effective tips for healthy gadget use for families. Its a ParentCircle Exclusive.
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Even as we acknowledge that there is no difference between the abilities and interests of boys and girls, we continue to bombard our children with stereotypical gender messages. Why is that so?
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Grandparents share a special bond with grandkids but don't believe in overindulgence. They know family values matter and that we must live life to the fullest vital lessons for ever-tense parents.
Dont entice your child with junk food or expensive gifts every time she displays good behaviour. Rewards should show your child that you really care. Here are some inexpensive reward ideas for you
This list carefully curates TV shows on Netflix that are not only entertaining but also have everyday parenting experiences and lessons to learn from. Draw inspiration from these TV series.
As a parent, do you struggle with questions on where to draw the line when it comes to setting boundaries for your child? Are you being too strict or too lenient? Find out how to maintain a balance.
PV Sindhu serves yet another winning shot! The ace shuttler won the Badminton World Championship 2019 in a smashing finish. Here are 7 characteristics of Sindhu that you can instill in your child!
@Team ParentCircle A wonderful inspiration she is. I watched the match with my kids and it gave us goosebumps. Congratulations Sindhu!! Proud of you!
Neurological disorders affect both behaviour and brain development in children. As a parent, here's all you should know about five common nervous system disorders.
If India were ever to select a national dish, it would be khichdi. The connect with this comfort food is so strong that we often forget that behind its humble taste lies huge health benefits.
@Team ParentCircle This is the best for any meal, any time, any mood and any occasion. I personally like how easy it is and my kids enjoy eating Khichdi.
Do you wonder if you are teaching your child enough amidst the daily 'busyness' of life? Well, don't worry. Here's how you can incorporate 'teachable moments' in your everyday tasks and routine.
A pediatrician consultation is the best time to ask health-related questions about your child. Here are ten medical questions you should ask the pediatrician to take good care of your little one.
Techie turned farmer Jai Ganesh talks about why he left his job in the US to take up farming in Vellore and why the kids of today need to know more about healthy food and what goes into growing them.
Is your childs skin itchy and red at times? Does he suffer from rashes, patches or blisters? Skin allergies in babies are quite common. Here is what you should know about skin allergies in kids. .
@Team ParentCircle This is a very informative article. I noticed that my children, primarily my younger one, are having a lot of rashes and blisters especially at this time of the year. Thank you so much for sharing this. One question though, my little one often comes back home from school with mouth sores. Once we give him antibiotics (prescribed by the doctor) it goes away, but reappears in a week's time. What can it be due to?
Sometimes, parents, in their eagerness to help their child to become an all-rounder commit mistakes that have a long-lasting impact on him. Read on to know about the common mistakes parents make.
In a thought-provoking letter, the actor and fitness expert asks parents to make healthier food choices for their children and to inculcate the habit of staying fit.
The readily available coconut is a fruit that provides extraordinary health benefits. Here's what consuming tender coconut water every day can do to your health.
How do I talk to my child about the importance of secularism, especially in a city like Hyderabad where Hindus and Muslims live together in harmony. Lately my little one has been asking questions about why one religion is better than the other. I am slightly concerned!
@Team ParentCircle Dear parent, it is wonderful that you want to teach your child to be secular and tolerant from an early age. You are fortunate to be living in a city that offers exposure to different religions (research says that the earlier children are exposed to diversity, the better)--utilise this by talking to her about the different festivals that people of each religion celebrate and their significance. This will help her understand and appreciate diversity in how people pray and what they consider auspicious. Read her diversity-themes stories and books, such as 'Its okay to be different', 'Its a small world', and 'All kinds of families'. Look at your own surroundings- are you friends with people of diverse backgrounds? Help our child develop tolerance by talking about diverse cultures and different points of views. Talk about role models (heroes of different religions and backgrounds) who are inspiring and who we can learn from. Another way of encouraging your child to be secular is exposing her to other people by involving her in sports, after school activities, clubs, and camps. All of these serve to introduce children to people and ideas they haven't encountered before. Also, practice what you preach. If your child hears you talking about another religion negatively, she is likely to mimic you. Help your child embrace her own background (including her religion and culture)- when your child accepts who is she and feels positively about it, she is much less likely to view others who are different as a threat. All the best!
No-fire cooking can be great fun for kids. This Friendship Day, we give you some simple yet sumptuous snacks your child and her friends can make together.
They are not just nutritious for the whole family but eggs are a great option for a meal that is ready in a jiffy and can be had any time of day. Here are some super-easy recipes to try at home
@Team ParentCircle I am already drooling over these recipes. Also, egg is such a versatile food item that you can experiment it and make fun things for the family. My little one hates boiled eggs, but loves it in the form of omelette, poached eggs or half-boiled. So I give her a half boiled egg every alternate day either with some mashed potatoes and vegetables gently tossed in oil.
They are reliable. They are fun. No wonder then that children look up to their fathers. We take a look at 10 convincing reasons that reinforce this statement
@Team ParentCircle Daddy's truly are amazing. They are heroes and we idolise them. I wish to have all the virtues and values that both my parents have. Dads have the ability to make any complicated situation easy and better for us. Come what may, they stand by us as our pillar of strength and hold our hand at every step.
How to control obsessive lying in my 6 year old?
@Team ParentCircle I think it is important to understand why your child is lying. Sometimes children lie to get their way around things, but sometimes they are scared of getting reprimanded by us, parents. Make sure that you do not create a situation where he/she is uncomfortable share simple things with you because he fears you. Also, teach him the importance of speaking the truth, tell him how you or your spouse do not use lying as a tool get away from trouble. Let him know that it takes courage to own up to mistakes and that courage is always appreciated.
I am an NRI who returned to India after spending 13 years in Spain. My children were both born in Spain. Currently, my wife has taken a break from work to help the children settle down in Hyderabad, which is a very different city from Madrid. My wife is very patient with them, however, my children aged 8 and 5 are finding it very difficult to adjust to the new way of life. It has just been 4 months that we are in Hyderabad, but I am reconsidering my decision. My In-laws and Parents both are staying in Hyderabad and they are a huge support system, but the children are still taking time to get adjusted. What can I do please help. My children are otherwise very well-behaved and happy children, I am feeling very low and upset to see them like this.
@Karna Dileep Vardhan Reddy Hello. It is completely understandable that it will be challenging for you, your family and kids. I have had a similar experience of shifting from Punjab to Calicut and that itself was a huge challenge for me and my kids. Now it has been almost a year and things have settled pretty well. I understand that your children are very used to staying and being in Madrid right from birth and now a sudden shift to Hyderabad is definitely not easy for them. I would suggest, give them some time. Comfort them, support them and listen to how they feel, what they want, etc. It is good that you have huge support from your family and inlaws. I didn't have anything like that and had to manage on my own. Support your wife and help her out too in this journey. It is a completely different environment for your children - geography, climate, culture, school, teaching methodology, people, food - everything is new and different and it is wrong if we expect them to adjust to this easily. With time, they will settle in this new place.
@Karna Dileep Vardhan Reddy Thank you so much. My children are actually doing much better, Plus, the summer vacation at school gave them a lot of time to explore the city and know it better, They have already take a strong liking for the food here. Also since Eid is around the corner, the city is at its festive best and the children too are very excited as it is their first experience of a grand Indian festival in India. Thank you so much for the support!
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