Developing Self-Awareness As a Parent: Why It’s Essential
The more self-aware you are, the better your parent-child relationship will be.
To Be or Not to Be Perfect: Is Your Child A Perfectionist?
If practice makes a man perfect, perfectionism can definitely make him lose his sanity. Being perfect seems ideal but being flawless takes years. Your little child might be seeking perfection in everything s/he does, but does it leave her/him frustrated? A perfectionist or a perfection-seeking child gets frustrated easily, develops low self-esteem keeps comparing her/himself with peers, fears failure and gets anxious easily about performing a new task, finds making friends difficult, and feels beat up when they lose. Perfectionists crave success, and while a healthy amount of wanting to be perfect can help a child to stay motivated, learn […]
5 Tips To Ease Back-to-School Anxiety For Your Child
Back-to-school anxiety in children and parents both is completely normal and understandable. Ease the discomfort with these simple ways.
Teaching Your Child How To Deal With Challenges
Adulthood is filled with grave responsibilities and problems, from monthly bills and money management to work-life balance and family issues, it can seem like a severe soup. But that’s not to say that childhood is a cakewalk in comparison. We often believe that kids have it easy, all they have to do is play and study but that’s not it. Kids take exams, they learn new information and life skills, they endure bullying, they experience the anxiety of making friends, breaking friendships, and they occasionally end up being hurt by people close to them, sometimes by parents themselves. This is […]
Enmeshed Parenting: Are You Guilty Of Being One Too?
As parents get more and more involved in their kids’ lives, the healthy boundaries between the two have blurred considerably. But is it healthy?
How To Speak With Your Child About Anxiety
Anxiety can be of different types – emotions, thought, behavior or physical – but talking about it might help your child manage it successfully.
How To Cope When Mom Guilt Is Getting The Best Of You?
You try to be a supermom trying to tick all boxes. And when you fail at it, you feel bad. Why punish yourself by feeling guilty?
Empower Your Little Girl To Become A Strong Woman
A strong woman is someone who can stand up for herself, no matter what the situation. Whether she is in a boardroom or a village, whether she is single at 40 or married at 20, a woman who can look after herself and is independent – mentally and socially – is strong. A woman who has breastfed her child or chooses to not have kid/s is as strong as a pet mother or a nun too.Empower your little girl to ‘be herself’ rather than conform to the standards doled out by society or mass media. Teach her to: Be Comfortable […]
7 Steps To Prepare Your Teen For A Smooth Transition Into Adulthood
You as a parent can start early to make your not-so-little child prepare her/himself for the world by teaching them about these 7 fundamental things.
How To Support A Child Exploring Their Identity
‘Why am I like this?’ ‘Should I be like everyone else around me, or should I explore my uniqueness?’ ‘Do I have it in me to stand out or should I just try to fit in?’ ‘Would this be awkward if I do it and none of my friends approve of it?’ These are just some of the questions that your young child grapples with as they grow older. There are various facets of identity about themselves that they try to explore, most of which is drawn from their immediate surroundings or impressions – family and/or community. For a young […]
Money Matters: Teaching Kids About Finances
Isn’t it ironic how we start thinking more about savings and investments after we procreate even as we spend more on diapers, toys, stationery, and what not?
Is Your Kid Crankier Than Usual?
Is your kid throwing more tantrums than usual? Is s/he complaining of frequent headaches, is gravitating towards processed sugar (chocolates, biscuits, etc), loves sitting/lying down in one place more and more? It might come as a rude shock to you, like it did to me, but most kids today have low levels of Vit D (understandable, since they are spending so less time outside in the sun), and Iron. These deficiencies mostly go undiagnosed, and their crankiness is usually addressed as ‘behaviour problem’. According to a recent research, the most common nutrient deficiencies among school children are: calcium, fibre, folate, […]