Category Archives: Parenting

What does ‘texting’ do to our children?

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They are texting. They are on Instagram. They are on Facebook.

Sounds familiar?

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends a maximum of two hours of screen time for children. However, studies show that children spend as much as seven to nine hours on their smart phones, mainly texting and gaming. Continue reading What does ‘texting’ do to our children?

Eight secrets of the happiest and long-living people on earth: You could be one of them!

What do the happiest people on earth have in common? Recently, researchers analyzed the common characteristics of the people who call themselves very, very happy with their lives, and who tend to live long. Here is what they found:

1. Relationships

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Continue reading Eight secrets of the happiest and long-living people on earth: You could be one of them!

A ten-point programme to develop the reading habit in children

Young boy reading a bookResearch has consistently found that reading habit is the one common characteristic among high achievers, both in school, and later on in life. Warren Buffet was asked once about the reason for his success. Continue reading A ten-point programme to develop the reading habit in children

Are we helicopter parents? Or should we be?

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Some parents, like helicopters, hover over their children, supervising and overseeing their life. The term ‘helicopter parent’ (also called a ‘cosseting parent’ or a ‘cosseter’) refers to a parent who is extremely and closely attentive to a child’s problems and experiences, particularly at school and college. Continue reading Are we helicopter parents? Or should we be?

Lessons we can learn from a butterfly

butterfly and cocoonLife is about continuous learning. We can learn from all creatures big and small in the universe.

The butterfly has long been recognized as a symbol for transformation, which is defined as a thorough change in the form of appearance or character, usually for the better. Continue reading Lessons we can learn from a butterfly

How long will you live? Take this simple test to predict longevity

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We are all interested in knowing how long we will live. Of course, accidents and illnesses can happen anytime, but barring all those unexpected events, well, how many years are you going to live? Continue reading How long will you live? Take this simple test to predict longevity

Can your child be a genius?

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Yes, you read it right. The question is, ‘can your child be a genius?’

The simple answer to this question is ‘yes’.

The 21st century discoveries about the human brain and its functioning have revealed the astounding fact that human abilities are not fixed at birth. Continue reading Can your child be a genius?

Learning Disabilities In Children

stresses boy studyingDoes your child find school life difficult? Does he or she struggle with reading, writing or arithmetic?

Studies show that around 30% of all children of school going age are physically, emotionally, or psychologically handicapped so much so that they perform very poorly in academic matters. Continue reading Learning Disabilities In Children

Different Ways To Exercise Your Parental Authority

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The lines of authority in a family should be clearly demarcated. The parent should not only be the boss, but also make sure that the child is aware of that. Failing to do so will confuse the child, as he will be unsure about who is in charge. Continue reading Different Ways To Exercise Your Parental Authority

What food should I eat? The healthy eating plate

Family eating mealWhat food should I eat, to be healthy? What food items should I avoid? These are questions that are very relevant today, since lifestyle diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular diseases are on the rise in the modern society. Let us take a look at what kind of food we should eat, to be healthy and to maintain a healthy weight. Continue reading What food should I eat? The healthy eating plate