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The cost of parenting has gone up in the recent years. The child care expenses are touching the sky. Many families would like to have a second child but in the present scenario, this can be an expensive decision. While making a purchase decision related to your child, there are no compromises. As a parent, we tend to ignore the price tags. Whether it is baby food, medical expenses, toys, education, extracurricular or sports, it’s all a no-questions-asked-spend. However, while parents are ready to dig in deeper into their pockets, the taxes getting added at the end may burn a hole in them.
GST Impact: Know What’s Costlier And Cheaper
Take the recent GST slabs as an example. Products and services related to childcare such as food, clothing, medicine, toys, and education are all going to be taxed. However, whether the GST policy will result in a sharp increase in the already demanding cost of living of the country, or give it a slight breather, is yet to be seen. Coming to the food sector, we observed that there is no tax charged for essential food items such as milk, eggs, curd, fish, fruits, veggies, bread, salt, and flour. However, products such....
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Remember, as kids a few decades ago there were numerous things for us to do – splashing in mud on rainy days, catching tadpoles, and running around in open play grounds. Although technology has transformed our lives in various positive ways, it has also made us lead sedentary a lifestyle affecting the way children are shaping up these days, both physically as well as psychologically. To bring about a change in today’s gadget dependent, desk bound childhood, Action for Children’s Environment calls upon you to participate in the Outdoor Classroom Day. Childhood is all about playing. But in today’s fast paced life, children lack safe open places to play and parents lack time to take their children out to the parks regularly. In fact, a recent study reveals that three in ten parents (30%) report a lack of friendly environments in which their child can play. Highlighting the large role that technology also plays, the study states that 8 out of 10 parents globally say their children would rather play virtual sports on a screen than play them in real life. Currently children spend more of their free time watching or playing game on smart....
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Do you know that 95% of people miss the first signs of Hepatitis infection and will be aware only after the infection starts to root? Around eighty percentage of the children who are infected by the Hepatitis virus before they turn one year old and 30% – 40% kids who get it before they turn six years will be subject to the deep impact of this infection. However, the good news is that few types of hepatitis can be cured completely and most of them can be prevented. Continue reading to know about different kinds of hepatitis in children and how you can shield the little one from being infected.
What Is Hepatitis?
Hepatitis refers to an inflammatory state of the liver. Even though there are several reasons which can bring out liver damage and cause hepatitis, a viral infection is the most common cause of hepatitis. With respect to the adults, children have a weaker immune system, making them vulnerable to the virus.
Types Hepatitis In Children
There are five types of hepatitis virus: A, B, C, D and E. While hepatitis D and E are not that common, grownups and children are often infected with hepatitis A, B or C. Hepatitis A is the less severe....
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The quality of a father can be seen in the goals, dreams and aspirations he sets not only for himself, but for his family. A wonderful and healthy parenting is one which involves both mothers and fathers taking active participation in a child’s life. Scientifically, it has been proven that children whose father’s have active involvement in their growing up years have fewer behavioral problems and turn out better individuals socially and academically. A father’s role is not just limited to being a “breadwinner” for the family. His involvement influences the child’s overall development, including the intellectual development, gender-role development, and psychological development. He can be just as loving and nurturing as the mother. Most kids who share an intimate and warm relationship with their fathers tend to grow up to become more confident adults. As children grow up, fathers assume the role of a friend, guide and mentor. The presence of an actively involved father at home goes on to make a lot of difference in the lives of children. Here is a look at the roles fathers play at different stages of their child’s life.....
“Nothing can replace playing, Just like breathing can’t be replaced; Nothing can be as entertaining as playing Just like fatigue cannot be entertained.” Playing has a vital role in various aspects of life. Just like other regular processes are necessary, so is playing, whether it is outdoors or indoors. It not only helps in building a healthy physical and mental being but also nurtures different skills possessed by different kids. This writing piece will include popular board games for kids which meet the criteria of ‘fun’, ‘fast’, ‘simple’ and ‘engaging’. Bring back those good old days when the complete family would sit together to play a board game and spend quality time with the little ones. It is important to make kids learn the right attributes, and it is best done by playing games. It also positively influences the cognitive skills of the kids.
List of Popular Board Games for Kids of All Times
While selecting a board game for your little one, first of all, you have to consider if it is an age-appropriate one. Nearly all board games come with....
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The 1-3 year olds are energy powerhouses, curious explorers and amazing copy cats. They also tend to get bored easily. If you have to attend a toddler’s birthday party, picking up a gift can be confusing owing their short spans of interest and the fact that they outgrow toys very soon. However, the fact remains that toddlers can understand most of the things. They love to pretend and imagine things while playing. They have a longer span of attention and can focus on things that require attention and determination. They like creating new things and experimenting with the old ones. Here is a list of some perfect gifts for 1-3 years old.
1.Playing Sets – As children this age love to pretend, a good gift for them are playing sets which make them pretend and imagine new scenarios. Girls have a lot of fun playing with dollhouses, kitchen sets, laundry sets, jewellery making sets, etc. Girls like to pretend that they are their doll’s mothers and....
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