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 […]

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. […]

One in 13 children affected by PTSD by age of 18, finds landmark UK study

A large UK study has found that almost one in 13 (8%) young adults suffer from PTSD following a childhood trauma, which may be linked to a rise in the diagnosis of mental health disorders in the adult population

One in 13 children affected by PTSD by age of 18, finds landmark UK studyOf all 18-year-olds in England and Wales one in 13 have had post-traumatic stress disorder at some point, half of those within the previous 12 months, researchers have said. The study’s findings have been met with alarm among experts, who raised concerns that few of the young people who experienced trauma accessed support for their […]

Pune doctor writes a book on child abuse

The book asks parents to keep trust in their kids, let them make use of the internet under supervision, and not to discriminate between the girl and boy child. It also gives information on the POCSO Act guidelines and information on social organisations which work in the area

Pune doctor writes a book on child abuseThe mind-numbing cases of child sexual abuse have triggered a city-based child surgeon to write a book. After treating several cases of child sexual abuse, the doctor launched the book on Thursday with an aim to prevent such incidents in the first place. ‘Let’s Protect Innocent Childhood’ goes the title of the book written by […]

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

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 […]

Are fathers misusing their paternity leaves?

While all the big corporate companies have recently started generously giving paternity leaves for men, are they really using it for their duty of childcare?

Are fathers misusing their paternity leaves?Gynaecologists from the city say the answer is no. For these new fathers these leaves are also for vacation, to get done their pending work and to while away time with their friends. “I delivered my baby last week. My husband works in Siemens, Pune. He has two weeks of paternity leave. But he has […]

Doctor’s caution mothers from reusing the same spoons to feed their kids

Do you use the feed your child with the spoon that you yourself are using? Or do you use the same spoon to feed two children. If your answer to any of the questions given above is yes, then today we will inform you why you should refrain from continuing this practice

Doctor’s caution mothers from reusing the same spoons to feed their kidsReusing the same spoon to your children could be injurious to their health. Health experts have stated that doing so can increase the chances of the cavities. They also warn parents against feeding them with the same spoon from which they are eating their meal, as it can cause the child to develop similar allergies […]

Five smart and fun tiffin box ideas for your child

Swati Bhushan, Chief Clinical Nutritionist, Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi, shares five ways to give your child a healthy and a nutritious lunch box

Five smart and fun tiffin box ideas for your childMany times, kids turn fussy when it comes to eating their lunch boxes. Sometimes, they come home with a half-eaten or untouched lunch box. Snacks in a lunch box should comprise of healthy, and nutritious components. However, making them compelling is the priority. In observance of National Nutrition Week, let’s look at five super easy […]

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 […]

What things can hamper your child’s emotional health?

Dr Kedar Tilwe, a Consultant Psychiatrist and Sexologist, Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi, shares what different things can affect the children emotionally and how to know them

What things can hamper your child’s emotional health?Children are the apple of their parent’s eyes and for many, their sense of pride and joy. From conception itself, the children serve as a means of completing their parent’s unfulfilled dreams and wishes. The parent-child bond the purest, strong and enduring connections between two people, which lasts a lifetime. Let’s take a look at […]
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