Pune’s ‘Maitra’ to help mothers of special kids to relieve stress

Parenting a special child requires a lot of stamina and patience. Considering this, a social group in Pune has come forward and started conducting sessions for mothers of special kids for relieving their stress

Pune’s ‘Maitra’ to help mothers of special kids to relieve stress“Our lives revolve around our kids. Parenting of a special child is more challenging than that of a normal child. As human beings we also want change to refresh our minds,” said Neeta Bhatwdekar after the session for mothers of the special children arranged for the first time by Maitra a social group in Pune. […]

Parents, here’s why you should never pick up a child by their arms

Lifting or grabbing a child by the arms can result in a common injury called nursemaid’s elbow. It commonly occurs in children between the ages of two to five

Parents, here’s why you should never pick up a child by their armsYour child might squeal with delight when a playful family member picks him up by the wrists and swings him around, or when you pull him up by his hands to help him jump over a puddle. But be careful, lifting or grabbing a child by the arms can result in a common injury called […]

Study reveals that babies may sleep longer in their own rooms

The findings counter the latest guidance from the paediatrics group, which recommends that parents share a room – but not a bed – with their infants for at least six months and preferably until they reach their first birthday. The guidelines are meant to lower the risk of sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS, which may occur while an infant is sleeping

Study reveals that babies may sleep longer in their own roomsThe sooner babies get their own rooms, the longer they’ll sleep on average, according to a new study that breaks with the recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Analysing surveys from 230 first-time mothers at Penn State, Dr Ian Paul, a paediatrician, found that babies slept for longer stretches if they didn’t sleep in […]

Only-children more likely to be obese than children with siblings, reveals study

Families with multiple children tend to make more healthy eating decisions than families with a single child

Only-children more likely to be obese than children with siblings, reveals studyA new study in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, published by Elsevier, found that only-children, who researchers refer to as ‘singletons,’ had less healthy family eating practices, beverage choices, and total Healthy Eating Index 2010 score, coming in lower on three out of the 12 areas measured. They also had significantly lower total […]

Want to limit your child’s screen time? Follow these tips

It is no brainer that not regulating the time with electronics may keep your child quiet. But, too much screen-time is a strict no-no for kids

Want to limit your child’s screen time? Follow these tipsToo much screen-time can invite dozens of health problems like obesity, may encourage violent behaviour, and to top it all, children may become anti-social too. In this article, we lay-down a few vital tricks to help you limit the screen time of your child Has your kid become a disconnected zombie? Does your child refuse […]

Watch out: 5 signs that your child may be troubled

Dr Fabian Almeida, a Consultant Psychiatrist, Fortis Hospital, Kalyan, shares his insights upon the current mindset of the children. He shares 1how to cope up with the challenges children face in their daily life, and how to identify those signs

Watch out: 5 signs that your child may be troubledChildren go through different stages in their life that can alter how they perceive and interact with the world. As parents, it is vital to monitor the child’s b1ehavior as well as their daily activities. It enables us to decide what paths they are headed. When it is habitual as a parent to only pay […]

Positive childhood experiences linked with better adult mental health

Kids who have more supportive experiences with family, friends, and people in their school and community may be less likely to have psychological or relationship troubles in adulthood, a new study suggests

Positive childhood experiences linked with better adult mental healthAdverse childhood experiences (ACEs) like abuse, neglect, violence, and parental absence have long been linked to lasting negative effects on physical and mental health, researchers note in JAMA Pediatrics. But less is known about whether positive experiences make it easier for kids to cope, or what happens with children whose lives have mix of negative […]

What strategies can parents use to help prevent smartphone addiction in children?

Parents around the United States, alarmed by the steady patter of studies around screen time are trying to turn back time to the era before smartphones. They are hiring coaches or screen consultants who are coming into homes, schools, churches to remind parents how people parented before the age of smartphones

What strategies can parents use to help prevent smartphone addiction in children?It’s not easy to remember what exactly things were like before smartphones. So they are hiring professionals. A new screen-free parenting coach economy has sprung up to serve the demand. Screen consultants come into homes, schools, churches and synagogues to remind parents how people parented before. Rhonda Moskowitz is a parenting coach in Ohio. She […]

This baby toy can causing serious injuries, caution health experts

No matter how much bad press it gets, the baby walker is still very much alive and kicking. Even though this common childhood toy provides absolutely no benefit and can put children in harm’s way, many parents across the globe are still using them. Now, a new study has revealed some data on just how risky this practice truly is, and we should all pay attention

This baby toy can causing serious injuries, caution health expertsAccording to a new study, hundreds of thousands of babies have been injured while using baby walkers. The results of the study appeared in the latest issue of the journal Pediatrics this week. The team of researchers looked at emergency visits due to injuries caused while using infant walkers between 1990 and 2014. They found […]

Is your child emotionally intelligent?

Emotional intelligence is the 'something' in each of us that is a bit intangible. It affects how we manage behaviour, navigate social complexities, and make personal decisions that achieve positive results. Raising emotionally intelligent kids can decrease their future chances off psychiatric illnesses like stress, depression, anxiety and drug use, says Dr Mansi Jain

Is your child emotionally intelligent?Imagine your child being able to articulate his/her feelings into words instead of throwing a temper tantrum; he/she was able to understand and communicate to you that he/she is upset, but understands why you had to suddenly cancel your plans of taking him/her to the zoo, instead of howling and breaking his/her toys. Isn’t this […]
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