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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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There is nothing that can prepare you for having your first child. You can read all the books in the world and talk to a million loved ones who have done it before. But everything changes the day you become a parent and experiencing it is the only way to truly know what that means. Fortunately, there are some things you actually can prepare for. Because knowing what it really means to “become a parent” is different than taking the practical steps to prepare for the big day. This is definitely the case in a few areas related to safety and security. We all know that we need to protect our new baby from day one, and there are a couple of common-sense ways to get this right. Specifically, you should take the following three actions before your new bundle of joy arrives. 1. Baby-Proofing Your Home Safety is job No. 1 for any parent. Love, education, and enrichment are all wonderful — and very necessary — parts of being a caregiver. But going back to the ancestral days of our species, we must first and foremost serve as protector and guardian to our young ones. Fortunately, you don’t have lions and....
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We all struggle to develop healthy, good habits that will help us get through the day with a sense of purpose, accomplishment, and fulfillment. Fortunately, there are some proven ways to improve your life – and your children’s lives by extension. Here are 4 simple life habits that will help you and your family experience a better quality of life. 4 Simple Life Habits That Will Improve Your Day 1). Get Better Sleep One of the most important things you as a parent can do for yourself and for your children is to get better sleep. Now, all parents know that getting better sleep is sooner said than done. However, it may be more doable than you think. If you and/or your children are not getting enough sleep, check your sleep environment, starting with your mattress. There are two key things to look at here: whether your mattress is sufficiently comfortable, and whether or not it is too warm. Believe it or not, too much warmth can make it hard for you to fall asleep, and you may....
Siblings are often the best of friends and the worst of enemies.
What Is Sibling Rivalry?
Ever visualized the most common scene of the older child (irrespective of the age), getting uncomfortable at the thought of the mother getting ready to welcome a new member into the family household? You will hear frantic, derisive cries, notice haughty, uncontrollably rude behavior and more. And lo and behold, sibling rivalry starts right there! Stemming out of discomfort, it grows into added attributes of jealousy, unhealthy competition among siblings and frequent fights. This is usually noticed in families comprising of two or more kids and is often a cause of worry and stress for the parents.
Why Do Siblings Fight With Each Other?
No matter how common or how usual it is to see siblings fight with each other, yet as parents we’d all like our kids to be pally with each other all the time. So why do siblings fight? It is beyond any doubt that lots of these sibling rivalries start when one child gets....
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If you’re used to just being a parent and seeing your kids off to school every morning, the current lockdown situation that’s affecting everyone around the world might have come as a shock. You love the idea of being able to send your kids off to school so that you can focus on the role of being a parent.
Now, though, you’ve been thrust into a new role of having to help them learn from home – and it’s not easy. You’re still adjusting to it, and so are they. However, it can get easier as time goes on....
While I have been far from being the perfect mother or wife, but I have always believed in living a balanced life. As working mothers, I am sure we all have gone through our share of feelings of guilt and stress because of divided attention between work and family. There are plenty of things that we can do to live a happy and successful life beyond our family and career, but it is important that we find the right balance between these two. And this is where most of us struggle. From my own experience I have learned that if the proper balance between our family and career is not achieved, every part of our life is likely to suffer the consequences. The key here is to focus on a plan, get organized, and strike the right balance between work life and motherhood.
8 Tips For Balancing Your Career And Child The Right Way
As mothers we want to be around our kids, cherish all the moments of their growing years and I am no....
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