• PARENTING CHILDREN IN THE AGE OF SCREENS 

    Written by Liza John  Parenting has, is, and will never be an easy task. Parents do often find themselves at their wits ends, trying to discipline their naughty toddlers or trying to deal with teens who want their “freedom and privacy” regardless of the age they live in. But today, parents have a new challenge to deal with, screens.   Visualize a child in the 90s, you’d probably be thinking about a child with a toy in one hand. Similarly, if you were to think of a child in today’s world, you’d probably have a picture of a child casually swiping away at a smartphone screen. Let’s face it, we are…

  • BABIES: BATH AND WATER SAFETY

    Written by Liza John  Bathing your baby can be a fun and sweet ritual for parents. Babies tend to love water and splashing around in it. So, bathing your baby can also help you bond better with your baby. However, putting your baby into a tub or sink of water does have its own set of risks, and it is imperative that you take necessary steps to prevent any possible mishaps.  Even Shallow Water Can Be Dangerous  Babies can drown in as little as just a couple of inches of water. Your baby still has very little control of their neck and muscles, so drowning may happen silently and within…

  • TECHNOLOGY USE CAN CAUSE SOCIAL AND BEHAVIOURAL PROBLEMS IN CHILDREN 

    Written by Liza John  Human beings are the farthest from nature than ever have been till date. Worse, the distance is increasing. Worst, they seldom realise or acknowledge the harm. But was this stretching course taken voluntarily? Well, yes and no. Hi-tech is an asset in innumerable ways, yet we can’t overshadow the dark side of it.   From 2020, the world has been going through constant changes. You can no longer see children hurrying to the school building not to get themselves late.   Now they are probably circumscribed within the four walls of their house, eyes pointed to the big, luminous screen, doing their online classes, or surfing the internet.…

  • NEGATIVE IMPACTS OF TECHNOLOGY ON CHILDREN  

    Written by Liza John  From mobile phones and web-based entertainment to TV and tablet-based toys, the present children are continually immersed in technology. While youngsters and teenagers really must foster a fitness for technology, all things considered, a lot of technology use can impede their well-being.   The adverse consequences run the range from obesity and lifestyle issues to social and behavioural problems. This doesn’t necessarily mean that you must get rid of tech altogether. Rather, you should know about the impacts that technology can have on children and foster methodologies to reduce their screen time.  Childhood Obesity and Technology  Kids now tend to spend less time outside doing physical activities,…

  • HOW AND WHEN TO LIMIT KIDS’ TECH USE

    Written by Liza John  As parents, we always try to do our best to secure our children’s’ well-being and success. Today, the whole world revolves around technology, so that means you must teach your children to use tech in a healthy way and help them be responsible and successful digital citizens.  While it is true that electronic gadgets do keep your children busy and give you the time to do your work in peace, too much screen time can be detrimental to their health. Setting limits to your kid’s screen time in today’s screen-filled world can seem impossible.  During the Covid-19 pandemic, smartphones and virtual screens acted as a lifeline…

  • COVID-19 AND BREASTFEEDING

    Written by Liza John  According to the World Health Organization, breastmilk is the best source of nutrition for infants and is essential for their survival, growth, and development. Experts suggest that babies below six months should be exclusively breastfed, and then continued breastfeeding with complementary foods until they are two years old.  As always, mums and pregnant woman, are flooded with information from friends, next of kin, or even random people on the street. This might seem okay at first, but with this flurry of information, you also get spammed with misinformation or obsolete pieces of advice.   With the coronavirus pandemic, it is natural for mums and pregnant women to…

  • WHY DO GOOD PARENTS HAVE NAUGHTY CHILDREN?

    Written by Liza John  Naughtiness and children are like bread and butter. But some tend to be naughtier, “the bad child” while some tend to be disciplined, “the good child”.  Yes, all parents would give anything for their children to be disciplined good kids. Less hassle, lesser tantrums, helping you out with chores and requiring less effort to take care of good children are truly a blessing, right?   On the other hand, bad children are loud, obnoxious, stubborn, and a true pain in the bum. Naughty children are going to leave you dead on your feet and sending SOS signals. Naughty children are sly and mischievous and are totally undesirable.…

  • WHY ALL CHILDREN NEED EMOTIONAL EDUCATION 

    Written by Liza John  Human beings are born as radically immature beings. We slowly progress from not knowing who we are or how to communicate to assuming we are the centre of the universe, and gradually acknowledge that other people and their opinions are valid.   This gradual progression is called emotional development, and an emotionally mature adult is usually a rare sight. Emotional education and emotional quotient have become buzzwords in the parenting and lifestyle niche, so if you have been wondering what it is all about, here’s the answer.    What Is Emotional Education?  Emotional education involves teaching your child or any adult skills like self-management, self-awareness, and interpersonal skills…

  • PRACTICAL TIPS FOR NEW PARENTING 

    Written by Liza John   Confused? Clueless? Happy one moment, totally helpless at the next? Well, all parents have been there, and can certainly relate to what is happening in your life right now as a new parent.   You went through pregnancy, labour, and delivery, and now you think to yourself the hardest part of the journey is over. Except, it’s not. You get back home from the hospital, you feel like you have no clue about what’s going on, or what you’re doing!   As a new parent, it is completely normal for you to feel overwhelmed and confused. Here we have compiled some tips as given by parenting experts and…

  • GENTLE AND RESPONSIVE PARENTING 

    Written by Liza John   Since there are more than a handful of styles of parenting in the contemporary world, new parents might often feel overwhelmed about the choice they have to make. Some may have a few parenting techniques that they witnessed in their childhood and wish to use the same in their children, while others may want to avoid the parenting style they grew up with.   Deciding how to parent your child can be tough because it is a decision that is going to leave lasting effects on your family. However, most studies have shown that the best type of parenting is always a variation of the classic authoritative…