Dear Parent Be Interested, NOT ANXIOUS
Our anxiousness for the success of our children often translates into fear and self-doubt in children. How can we turn this anxious interest into one that is productive and supportive of the child? Find out in this exclusive feature.
Beauty Is Only Skin Deep
The one big puzzle for parents of teens is their adolescent’s turbulent mind. Attempting to understand it is a major challenge for them. On the other hand, teens find it difficult to explain their feelings to their parents. So, in a bid to help parents reach out to their children during this critical phase of their lives, we at ParentCircle bring you a special series, ‘The Teen Stories’. In the first part of this series, we present to you a letter from a troubled teen who worries about her appearance.
Aspirin Just not for kids
We’ve always thought of aspirin as a harmless but effective drug to treat fever, aches and pains. We even give it to our children. But beware! Aspirin can prove fatal if given to children below the age of 12 when they have a fever. Read on to know more.
Raising Kind Children
Kindness is a virtue that leads your life path towards well-being. It is a characteristic that can be expressed in multiple ways, but it’s all about being ‘happy to help’. Here’s how to teach your child to be kind.
How To Teach Your Child The Power Of Hard Work
In this part of our ‘Super 10 for Success’ series, find out how you can teach your child the power of hard work.
Be Your Own Valentine!
Note to parents: Enough with the self-judgement and guilt trips! Take these 17 vows to fall in love with yourself and rediscover the real ‘you’ this Valentine’s Day.
Let's Toy Around!
If you thought toys are only about fun, think again. They can also provide your child with an amazing learning experience. How? Find out as India’s favourite toy maker explains…
Equipping Children To Handle Disasters
Even as Cyclone Vardah took us all by ‘storm’, it brought to the fore the need to learn a very important life skill, disaster management. How does one go about it? Find out as we talk to the Director General of NDRF (National Disaster Response Force), in this exclusive conversation. Even as Cyclone Vardah took us all by ‘storm’, it brought to the fore the need to learn a very important life skill, disaster management. How does one go about it? Find out as we talk to the Director General of NDRF (National Disaster Response Force), in this exclusive conversation.
India's youngest Super Chef
Be prepared for a surprise - this little one is India’s youngest chef and an international celebrity. While this prodigy’s father talks to ParentCircle about his son’s love for cooking and his amazing success at it, we have our super chef churning out some easy-to-make and exciting recipes.
Ask the Experts
When it comes to managing their children’s health issues, parents are quite anxious and worried. Here’s our expert addressing some parental apprehensions and concerns regarding children’s health and fitness.
Why Children Should Know About Mythology
How many times, we as children, have asked our mother – "Amma, please tell me about Diwali…", and why not? For Diwali is the perfect time to teach our children about our rich mythology. And who better to talk about it than Bhakti Mathur, the author of the popular children’s book ‘AMMA TELL ME ABOUT DIWALI’. Read on as she gives some interesting tips and tricks.
Rising Up From Failures Building Resilience
This month, in ‘Super 10 for Success’ series, we talk about ‘Resilience’, a trait that will give your child the courage and confidence to rise even in the face of failure.
parenting a strong-willed child
how many times has your child left you worried with his non-compliant behaviour? here’s some news for you – his strong-willed nature can be moulded by you, for the better. parentcircle brings you expert tips on how to parent your strong-willed child.
motivating your child: encouragement vs praise
to motivate your child to perform better, do you praise him or encourage him? is there any difference between the two at all? while both are considered positive responses to children, their impact can be drastically different. it is an exclusive article written by a mental health specialist from nimhans (national institute of mental health and neuro sciences), one of the top mental health institutes in the world. find out how these two expressions can affect your child’s motivation to perform better and be successful in life
'how i got fit'
a popular radio jockey has a strong message for all the teens of this junk-food generation. read on to find out how she knocked off 30 kilos through sheer discipline and nothing else.
giftedness: the nature and the nurture debate
what do we mean when we use the term ‘gifted’ to refer to a child? does it mean that the child inherited that spark of brilliance? or, could the child have developed it over the years through smart parenting methods? experts from the national institute of advanced studies explain the scientific basis for us, in this exclusive write-up.
the true meaning of diwali
diwali is a time for fun, festivity, fireworks and feasts. it is also a time to understand the meaning of real prosperity that ‘brings light to our lives and a sparkle to our eyes’.
tips: use diwali for new beginnings
lord rama won over evil with discipline, humility, tolerance, divinity and righteousness. don’t we want to see a ‘rama’ in our children? let’s heed to and understand swami chidanand saraswati’s true meaning of diwali, and put into practice these divine qualities. there is no better time than diwali to make a fresh start. here’s a look at the key values from diwali that can play a significant role in shaping the future of your child, if made a part of daily lifestyle.
Raising Honest Children
In the second part of our ‘Super 10 for Success’ series, we give you a comprehensive view on how to raise honest children.
Managing Itchy Scalp In Children
Worried your child is constantly scratching his head? Is it dandruff or ring worm infection or some other serious bacterial condition? Our expert brings you a 360-degree perspective on causes and remedies.
5 Learnings From The Indian Constitution
Parent Circle lists out five lessons from the Indian Constitution that you can teach your child this Republic Day.
Societal Change Needs To Begin At Home
Parents and guardians need to raise children who contribute towards creating a world where all feel safe and are treated equally. Here are some suggestions:
Supercharge The Brain In Just Three Minutes
Need a simple, fast and easy way to make your child smarter? Try the Thoppu Karanam, prescribed by our ancient masters, and adopted the world over today as Super Brain Yoga.
Teaching Your Child Self-Discipline
A bridge to success is self-discipline, the ability to consistently practice simple habits to achieve one’s goals. In our Super 10 for Success series this month, we tell you how to help your children develop self-discipline.
Behind every successful child, there is a parent
You read it right. We all want our children to be successful in life, but do we understand the real meaning of success and what it takes to get there? Join us in this very special Children’s Day ‘Epic’ as we meet some of the most successful people and unlock the ‘Super 10 for success’.
How-to of Super 10 for success
You just heard it from the masters. If your child possesses all these traits, he definitely wouldn’t need to depend on destiny to be successful. Success will be at his doorstep. Here are the first steps you can take to imbibe ‘Super 10 for success’ in your child. These are quick tips. We promise to go in-depth with each of these ‘super traits’ in our subsequent editions.
A Legacy With A Difference
Parenting is not just about bringing up children; it is about leaving a lasting legacy for them. Noted author Sudha Menon highlights this very facet in her book, Legacy, a compilation of letters written by famous people to their daughters. High on emotional quotient, these letters throw light on the key elements that shape successful lives. What was the thought behind such a compilation? We find out from the ever-smiling author.
TEENS AND SOCIAL MEDIA : A Winning Combination?
Gadgets, social media and cool hang-outs – these are words that are synonymous with teens today.No wonder then that the battle lines are firmly drawn in most households. But, is the social life of our teenagers as complicated as it seems? Are the benefits of staying connected starting to outweigh the risks? We find out in our exclusive conversation with Danah Boyd, an award-winning social media scholar.
Handling Aggression In Young Children
Children are not born aggressive. They learn to become one. Aggression in children needs to be managed early in life. How can you, as a parent, do that? Find out in our top focus for this month.
Dancing For Me Is All About Joy
An entrepreneur and a graceful dancer, Sandhya Raju reveals how Kuchipudi transformed her into a better person.