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FATS & OILS

– the more you know, the better for you and your family

3 mins read
ParentEdge
January - February 2021

Managing the COMMON COLD

If your child catches the common cold this season, do see your doctor if your child is not better in three days.

4 mins read
ParentEdge
January - February 2021

Taking Care of EYE Sight

Your Child’s Eyesight

2 mins read
ParentEdge
January - February 2021

Organic Clothing FOR CHILDREN

With the market flooded with so many fabrics and materials, no one often gets confused with what is good and what is bad for our children and the environment. This article will help you, as a parent, to make decisions. Read on.

6 mins read
ParentEdge
January - February 2021

Healthy Children - PERSPECTIVES FOR THE NEW YEAR

An important part of nurturing children is to ensure their bodies and minds are healthy. With widely available junk foods, extended screen time and lack of physical activity because of the pandemic, the last year has been a particularly challenging one. Here are some perspectives from our expert authors to help you plan a wholesome year ahead, for your children.

2 mins read
ParentEdge
January - February 2021

ACTIVITY EDGE

Fun Learning through Games

4 mins read
ParentEdge
January - February 2021

Managing Exam Stress With Ayurveda

Stress and anxiety could hinder the thinking capability of students, especially in the times of pandemic when there is so much uncertainty around. For teenagers, appearing for exams is not just about the exam preparation but also about taking all the necessary precaution to safeguard their health. Read on.

4 mins read
ParentEdge
January - February 2021

Preventing Obesity In Children

Obesity in childhood has wide-ranging consequences hypertension, cardiac issues, emotional disturbances such as inappropriate behaviour, relationship problems, depression or an inability to learn.

2 mins read
ParentEdge
January - February 2021

Boosting Immunity In Children

Children who learn to love physical activity in all of its forms will grow up to be adults who are active.

2 mins read
ParentEdge
January - February 2021

THINK BEYOND COW'S MILK FOR YOUR CHILD

Cow's milk is a parent's best friend during a child's growing years. For centuries, milk has been regarded as a rich source of nutrients. However, off late, reports of adulteration in cow's milk have triggered concerns among parents. In such a case, what is the solution?

5 mins read
ParentEdge
November - December 2020

PERSPECTIVES FOR THE FESTIVE SEASON AND THE NEW YEAR

PERSPECTIVES FOR THE FESTIVE SEASON AND THE NEW YEAR

10+ mins read
ParentEdge
November - December 2020

ONLINE LEARNING FOR PRE-SCHOOLERS

Remember the day you dropped your child to pre-school or waved goodbye at the bus stop? That seems like a distant memory. It is a fact that learning during the developmental years of a child is foundational in every aspect. Interruptions to learning during this phase can lead to lifelong consequences in terms of ability to learn. Hence parents of pre-schoolers should utilise online learning as much as possible. Read on.

6 mins read
ParentEdge
November - December 2020

Healthy Snacks For Children

With the current pandemic that has taken over the world, the phenomenon of binge eating is at an all time high. A great way to combat this problem is to find snack options that are both healthy and tasty. To save you some trouble, here is a list of snacks that will not just satiate your children’s taste buds but also supply their bodies with healthy nutrients.

3 mins read
ParentEdge
November - December 2020

LIFESKILLS THROUGH stories PERSONALITY AND CHARACTER

In the last article of the serialised feature 'Life Skills through Games', Dr. Jeyakar described the Seligman's Method of Learning Optimism and showed how this can be applied in families using a brainstorming exercise. In a series of 'storicles' to follow, Dr. Vedamanickam will address each of the habits from Stephen Covey's book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People' and how these habits can be inculcated in children and in families. This storicle, based on the first chapter of the book lays the foundation for the seven habits and highlights the importance of parents being principle-centred for character building in children.

9 mins read
ParentEdge
November - December 2020

Family Workout While Doing Household Chores

Ripu Daman Bevli (Plogman of India) is an athlete, fitness enthusiast and founder of ‘Ploggers of India’. He started the ‘Litter Free India’ movement; using fitness initiatives to tackle the garbage crisis. He was honoured with the titles of ‘FIT India Ambassador’ and ‘Plogging Ambassador of India’ by the Government of India for his work. During the lockdown, Mr. Bevli created the home version of the #TrashWorkout in collaboration with FIT India and MyGov.

3 mins read
ParentEdge
November - December 2020

STEREOTYPING-CLOTHES AND TOYS FOR CHILDREN

Pink is for girls, blue is for boys. If you are a parent, you will be quite familiar with these gender colour conventions.

4 mins read
ParentEdge
July - August 2020

Personalised Products For Children

Pampering your children and making them feel special is one of the best ways to make your bond with your children even stronger. What could be better than personalising your children’s belongings and letting the sense of responsibility over their possessions build firmly? Here is a selection of websites that offer personalised and customised merchandise for children of different ages.

3 mins read
ParentEdge
July - August 2020

PARENTING DURING A PANDEMIC

Almost all school-going children in India have been home-bound for more than three months by the time this issue gis being put together. It has been an unprecedented and challenging time for parents and children alike. In this cover story, our contributors address the various issues that are top of mind for parents today. Read on.

10+ mins read
ParentEdge
July - August 2020

WHYS AND HOWS OF PARENT-ADOLESCENT COMMUNICATION

The foundation of the parent-child relationship is communication. This is critical in the adolescent years when patents feel that the teenager is moving more and more away from their circle of inflence and comfort, This article examines some best practices and principles for establishing that vital linl of communication. Read on.

6 mins read
ParentEdge
July - August 2020

LIFESKILLS THROUGH games

The previous edition of this serialised feature was based on the findings from the Stanford Marshmallow Experiment that children who displayed a capacity to delay gratification went on to be very successful in later life. The episode showed, how parents can facilitate children to develop this valuable life skill namely Delayed Gratification. This episode discusses the subject of optimism as a trainable trait and shows how parents can combine the Brainstorming technique with the Seligman's Method of Learning Optimism to raise their children to embrace optimism.

10 mins read
ParentEdge
July - August 2020

Expectations Versus Reality

For every couple, becoming parents is like stepping into a brave new world: it is an uncharted territory and expectations rarely match reality. Any number of books or any amount of advice will not prepare you for the experience of being a parent. This is because it is the unique for everyone. Parents have some common expectations of their children and some impressions about the parenting experience. Let us take a look at these to understand if they are on the mark or if reality is another matter entirely!

7 mins read
ParentEdge
July - August 2020

Learning through Gamification

Beas Dev Ralhan is the CEO and co-founder of Next Education. He is an alumnus of IIT Bombay and London Business School. The very word ‘game’ brings us joy. Be it young learners or adults - everyone loves games and finds them interesting and stimulating. Albert Einstein expressed that games are not something that should be restricted to be a child’s pleasure; they have myriad deeper and meaningful aspects. Games promote stimulated learning and often become the avenue for children to explore higher-order thinking skills by creating, evaluating, analysing and applying knowledge.

2 mins read
ParentEdge
March - April 2020

Parenting Teenagers

Tips for Raising Parenting Teenagers

10+ mins read
ParentEdge
March - April 2020

HOW TO MAKE LEARNING MATH FUN FOR YOUR CHILD

Dr. Pallavi Rao Chaturvedi, is the Executive Vice President of the Early Childhood Association and the Founder of Brainy Bear Pre-Schools. After years of research in the early childhood learning domain along with her own experience as a mother, she wishes to share the acquired wisdom with other parents. For this purpose, she has recently launched a YouTube channel called ‘Get Set Parent with Pallavi’, where she addresses common parenting issues and concerns and suggests ways to turn everyday interactions with children into insightful learning experiences.

8 mins read
ParentEdge
March - April 2020

Top 5 Fitness Tips for Busy, Young, Parents

Anjali is a true IT professional by day, and a multi-tasking genie by night. After a short stint in Zee Kannada, Bangalore as a newscaster, she worked as an editor and content writer for several online portals in Singapore. Anjali represented the state of Karnataka at the Mrs. India Earth 2019 pageant and bagged the coveted title 'Mrs India Earth 2019 - Face of South'.

5 mins read
ParentEdge
March - April 2020

Essential Foods For Your Child's Emotional Health

Shikha Mahajan is a Certified Nutritionist, Metabolism Specialist, Intuitive Eating Counselor, and Founder of Diet Podium. A child's mental and psychological well being depends on various factors. Experiences and environment play a significant role, so does diet. As a parent, you can ensure that what your child eats helps in maintaining a happy and balanced state of mind. Read on.

5 mins read
ParentEdge
March - April 2020

Lifeskills Through Games - Activity Focus

Dr. Jeyakar Vedamanickam, after a rich career in the Aeronautical industry had a stint as an academic – as the Director of the Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship in Bangalore. He has authored a book for parents, ‘Sculpting Angels: Parenting Lessons to Foster Creativity in Children’. He conducts corporate workshops on ‘Creativity and Innovation’, ‘Behavioural Economics’, Strategic Management and ‘Risk Management’.

7 mins read
ParentEdge
November - December 2019

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