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By Dr. Neha Sanwalka* One of the most common concerns of parents is that their child eats a lot of high-calorie, fried or instant foods, along with sweets such as chocolates, ice-creams, and pastries...
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We see disrespect around us all the time, and so much of it is directed at women. For things to change for our daughters, we need to change the way we bring up our sons. Maybe it is as simple or as complicated as that.
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Increasingly, research is showing that family meal times are integral to family bonding. But just because everyone is present doesn't mean that everyone is tuned in. It's easy to fall into a rut, where we find ourselves asking, "How was your day?" with no real expectation (or desire) to hear more than "Fine" in response.
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When exercise doesn't feel like exercise, kids are happy to do it. No need to monitor toe touches or count sit-ups. Just get your kid up and moving as much as possible. Here are some tips.
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Watching a child deal with bullying can be heartbreaking and frustrating for parents; we can't be with our kids every minute of every day to protect them. And in any case, the way to weather bullying is often within. But there are some steps parents can take to help kids avoid being bullied from the start, or help them deal with bullying once it begins.
Parenting is the hardest thing you'll ever do, but here are a few things that can make it a tad easier. All tried and tested on a sample size of one - Me.
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The world seems to be divided into two camps: those who strongly advocate the health benefits of milk and assert that it's an essential part of the human diet; and the other side, which vehemently disagrees, claiming that milk has no nutritional value whatsoever and does more harm than good.
If you're on the fence - or just wondering what the big deal is about that innocent glass of white liquid - keep reading.
It was as if my brain had become that vast white, empty room in Bruce Almighty - the one in which God played by Morgan Freeman (who else) lives. I walked around in my brain listening to the soft echoey footsteps of my own thoughts. It was at once wonderfully quiet and a tad scary.
As a new age parent, I can say that some lessons are harder to teach your children than others. Here are three of my biggest challenges.
You will realise that you had inherent skills, which you didn't know you had, but you do, and you are doing a damn good job of it. You are spontaneous, creative, witty, patient, a multitasker, and so much more.