Exams in the ‘new normal’
Students all across India have already begun appearing for their various pre-board and internal school exams. Soon the final exams will be conducted, in settings very different from earlier years. However, both parents and children need to stay calm and deal with the situation in a balanced way. The government has already issued standard operating procedures, prioritising the health of students but immunity is the key to resist and fight infection. With the help of a few simple Ayurvedic practices, teenagers can keep their mind calm, stay healthy and prepare themselves to appear for their exams during the pandemic.
Parents’ approach to performance – Ayurveda’s inputs
Students tend to concentrate more when they are with people who appreciate and understand the efforts they are putting in. We have to remember that all children do their best. Their hard work may not always result in proportionately high marks. Marks are not everything. In fact, in India, marks are not an accurate indicator of the child’s knowledge or ability.
Each individual has a unique set of skills, likes and dislikes which in Ayurveda is known as prakriti (body constitution). Parents must be aware of their teen’s prakriti in order to understand and support well. Comparing one child to another is never right. If one child is good in academics, another will be good at music, dance, sports or being helpful and kind.
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Releasing Your Teens From Internet Lockdown
The new normal demands a large chunk of time to be spent online. For teenagers, time spent in online classes, assignments, project work, homework, tests and exams - all these add up to many hours a day, glued to screens. Furthermore, the current generation's usage of social media and online gaming is increasing day by day. So is parental anxiety about their children's wellbeing. How do parents help their teens and themselves?
Helping Children Manage Big Emotions
Parenting is a roller-coaster ride filled with loads of fun as well as moments where we feel as if we are walking on eggshells. When our child has an outburst, we either make frantic attempts to soothe them or end up having a fit ourselves. Though it appears as if we are stumbling in the dark when it comes to understanding our child's emotions, there is still hope. When armed with information about how to help them deal with their emotional challenges, we will be able to sit back and enjoy this ride. Read on.
HANDLING Fussy Eaters
Fussy eating is a part of normal childhood development — how we handle it will influence our children's future eating habits. Many mothers struggle with their children's eating habits. Some children are fussy eaters, while others are not as troublesome; so is fussy eating something to do with the child, or parents, or both? There is no one right answer, but there are things we can do so as to not fuel this problem further. Read on for some tips on dealing with your child's fussy eating.
DEVELOPMENTAL MILESTONES: 6 TO 16 YEARS
As parents, we eagerly look for the early milestones in our child's life - the first step, the first word. There are other equally important markers, rites of passage into independence, when our children are primary schoolers, adolescents or teens. What are these? When do these typically happen? What should a parent be watchful about? Read on. A child learns to ride a bicycle A teenager takes the local train by himself for parents, these milestones are as important as teaching opportunities as they are occasions to rejoice (with a sense of apprehension, of course). Let us examine some of these:
Cooking up stories together
Children and stories go together like birds and the open sky. Stories offer a place to soar uninhibited and unrestrained in their flights of imagination.
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.
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.
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.
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.