MYTHS & FACTS ABOUT HAVING A GIRL OR A BOY
Ahead of our free Pregnancy Information breakfast event on 21st September (where some top experts will be on hand to discuss emotional and physical health in pregnancy) let’s have a little fun by looking at some of the methods that were used generations ago to determine whether a pregnant mother was carrying a boy or a girl.
A DREAMY WAY TO HELP KIDS SOCIALISE AGAIN
This month, we talked with Dubai-based firm Dream Party about their very clever and thoughtful way of helping kids to get back to being fun-filled and joyous after 15 months of disruption to their social development.
KIDS LOVE STICKERS... AND NOW SO DO MUMS!
When you were a kid, did you have your name label sewn into your new school uniform to start the term?! This year, name labels and children’s stickers have taken on an interesting new significance.
GETTING COMFORTABLE BEING PREGNANT
If you’re pregnant, then you might find that everyone is congratulating you while you feel physically uncomfortable most of the time! Here are a few suggestions that might help.
HEALTHY EATING TO BOOST KIDS' IMMUNITY
As children go back to school after a year of distance learning, health and nutrition needs to be a top priority in order to help them thrive, says Dr. Dana Al Hamwi, Clinical Dietician, India Gate KRBL Ltd.
ANXIETY IN CHILDREN: CAUSES, SIGNS & HOW TO HANDLE IT
This term sees the highest percentage of children going back to school classes since the pandemic began. Many younger ones will experience ‘separation anxiety’, as will some parents. Either way, this kind of anxiety is a health issue more than a school issue, so let’s delve into the topic!
ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT YOUR NEEDS ARE IMPORTANT!
Mothers are well known to prioritise the needs of their family life, their husband and especially their children, meaning that their needs are always put ahead of your own. If this sounds familiar to you, then please, please read on!
ADAPTING TO A NEW SCHOOL
Going to a new school can be a traumatic experience for children. Changing from familiar surroundings, leaving their friends and feeling like a ‘new kid’ where they don’t know anyone can make them feel very isolated.
5 TIPS TO PROTECT & CARE FOR YOUR BABY'S SKIN
Parenthood does not come with an instruction manual and learning to care for your baby’s skin can be tricky.
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THE EFFECT OF SOUND & NOISE ON CHILDREN
Have you ever been irritated by someone else’s loud music? Children, and teenagers in particular, have a reputation for enjoying turning up the volume. But what is the real effect of excessive noise and sound on our kids?
THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A PERFECT PARENT!
It’s very common for parents to compare themselves to other mothers and fathers, or feel guilt for something they did as a parent. If this rings a bell with you, then it’s worth remembering that there is no such thing as a perfect parent!
WHY IS VISUAL LEARNING SO SUCCESSFUL FOR STUDENTS?
The truth is, most students enjoy learning by looking at words and reading images. Here, Anthony Koshy, Principal, Global Indian International School looks at the young mind to understand why it prefers flipping through a photo book but not so much a textbook.
EUROPEAN FRUITS IN THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET
The Mediterranean diet has been lauded in just about every study on the healthiest diets of the world. And the star feature of this delicious and healthy lifestyle is the fresh produce that is abundant in Europe.
CHILD CAR SEAT SAFETY TIPS
There is no good outcome from any car accident, regardless of how minor the incident. However, using the appropriate types of child car seats correctly means you can prevent or minimise harm to your child.
KEEPING YOUR COOL THIS SUMMER
We can’t say much about the UAE summer heat that hasn’t been said before! You know the score - it’s hot. Very hot! So, here are some tips to keeping your cool this month...
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BABY SKIN CONDITIONS
There is nothing quite like the velvety soft, delicate skin of a baby, however, many skin conditions can affect their skin, leading to rashes, bumps and uncomfortable babies. Here, we look at three of the most common skin conditions mums encounter.
NAME STICKERS HELPING TO KEEP KIDS VIRUS-SAFE AT SCHOOL!
As a mother, you’ll know how much kids love stickers! But now, in these times of virus awareness, name tag stickers have taken on a new significance, with mothers now using stickers as an important (and clever!) part of helping to protect their children from virus spread at school.
TYPE 2 DIABETES IN CHILDREN AND TEENS
For many years, Type 2 Diabetes was called ‘adult-onset diabetes.’ Unfortunately, with a more sedentary lifestyle, developments in the food industry and many changes in our world, what was once a disease mainly in adults is now becoming more common in children.
WHY SLEEP IS SO VITAL FOR CHILDREN
Studies have shown that when children routinely don’t get enough sleep, this will negatively impact many areas of their lives - including school performance and behaviour.
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SUMMER PROTECTORS FOR YOUR HAIR & EYES
In this issue, we’ve asked the manufacturers of two ‘summer protector’ products to explain the science behind the protective properties of Dabur Amla Hair Oil and Herbal Essentials’ Hydrating Eye Gel. Here’s what they say!
THE WARRIOR ACADEMY: CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT FOR KIDS
Martial arts has a reputation of giving people focus, clarity, a sense of confidence and calmness. And when children start learning martial arts, it can provide amazing benefits in terms of their concentration and performance at school.
HOW KETOSIS AFFECTS YOUR HAIR, SKIN AND BODY!
Our modern lifestyles have conditioned us to want quick results in everything we do - including weight loss. But what is the effect on our skin and body and how can a dermatologist help? Dr. Tabassum Behlim, Specialist Dermatologist, Kaya Skin Clinic ME explains.
KEEPING KIDS ENTERTAINED AT HOME THIS SUMMER
The school summer holidays are here at last! This one is a bit different though - the pandemic has of course had a big effect on the choices that families can make this year. If you and your crew are staying home for the summer, here are some ideas for structuring fun time for the kids.
HELPING KIDS DO THEIR BEST WITH EXERCISE
Exercise carries extremely important benefits for everyone, so getting children used to moving - (and enjoying it!) is a fundamental cornerstone of their current and future health.
ALLERGIES IN CHILDREN
Allergies in children are on the rise all over the world - and the UAE is no exception, says Paediatrics, Allergy and Immunology Specialist, Dr. Arun Jayaraman from Mediclinic.
CHOOSING THE RIGHT BABY NAME
Choosing the right name for your baby is a beautiful decision to make, but one that can also carry some subtle opportunities and potential pitfalls!
ANXIETY IN CHILDREN: HOW TO HELP
Movies, videos and other “cool” content on social media has a powerful influence on children - both teenagers and younger ones. Add to this living with the restrictions of the pandemic and you may notice that your happy-go-lucky child has become more anxious. So how can you cope with this?
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