FATS & OILS
– the more you know, the better for you and your family
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.
Taking Care of EYE Sight
Your Child’s Eyesight
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.
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.
Fun Learning through Games
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.
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.
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.
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?
PERSPECTIVES FOR THE FESTIVE SEASON AND THE NEW YEAR
PERSPECTIVES FOR THE FESTIVE SEASON AND THE NEW YEAR
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Tips for Raising Parenting Teenagers
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.
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'.
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.
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’.