Click! Click! How to encourage your child’s photography skills?

Click! Click! How to encourage your child’s photography skills?

  Pointing at any random object around him and shooting it with my mobile phone’s camera is my son’s favourite pastime these days. Though he’s just 2.7 year old, he manages to click just-about-okay pictures, can open them from the phone’s gallery and also knows how to delete the pictures just like any other pre-schooler of his age would. He amuses most of the guests that visit us and people find it fun to pose…

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Want to Raise Mentally Strong Children? Do This!

Want to Raise Mentally Strong Children? Do This!

Most mornings these days begin with a depressing news of a child succumbing to the pressure – of peers, of teachers, of parents and of academics. Talking to your own co-workers and friends makes you realise that the fresh graduates aren’t really geared up to face life and its realities, and they can’t cope with responsibilities. It makes you wonder then – how do you actually make your child mentally strong? A little bit of reflection, and talking to some experts, including my own parents, helped me put together this list of tips

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Does Yelling Make You a Bad Parent?

Does Yelling Make You a Bad Parent?

But does yelling really make you a bad parent? There are times when you end up doing it unconsciously, and there are times when you realise you could have done without it. But is it fair to weigh yourself down with the guilt of damaging their psyche on a permanent basis? After all, there are enough and more articles and opinions that talk about how detrimental it is to yell at our kids, and that there is no bigger villain than a parent who shouts! While I am in no way encouraging or justifying yelling, I
want us to take a more realistic look at it, and the implications of yelling for the parent and for the child. And here are my few bits.

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Olympiads – not for my child! Here’s Why!

Olympiads – not for my child! Here’s Why!

Over the last few days, a few well-meaning parents have asked me about the preparation of Olympiads for my son. I have smiled and told them we are not participating – only to be met with incredulous stares. I have overheard concerned conversations about the books and topics for the upcoming Olympiads between parents on my school run. There is a spate of congratulatory messages on the school WhatsApp group for the last year’s medal winners. It…

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Seasonal Safety: 5 Tips to Keep Kids Safe!

Seasonal Safety: 5 Tips to Keep Kids Safe!

It is a widely accepted fact that we live in perilous times. Kids often feel as if the whole world of the great outdoors is a kingdom created just for them. Unfortunately, there are a myriad of dangers lurking on a small, sometimes microscopic level. It is up to you to educate yourselves and your children on potential health hazards. Take the necessary precautions to keep them as safe as possible without confining them to a safety bubble. Here are five general tips that you can use to keep your kids safe.

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Old Stories, New age

Old Stories, New age

It also happens that as adults you get bored with sharing the same story to a toddler who would like to listen to the same story a million times in a row, all they are looking is to memorize and learn – hence that is a very important teachable moment in the history of your child’s life. You don’t have to be very creative about it, you just need to be an aware parent, not authoritative.

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Let’s get cooking this monsoon – Yummy snacks kids will love to devour!

Let’s get cooking this monsoon – Yummy snacks kids will love to devour!

Monsoon has arrived and so has the reason to munch on our favourite snacks. Little ones love to hog onto street food but it is unhealthy. Make their favorite bites at home and let them relish the taste indoors. Here are few delicious snacks ideas, classic and modern, to tickle your taste buds on a rainy day. 1. Dal Wada – A classic treat to be enjoyed with hot tea or coffee every time it rains outside….

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8 Funny Mommy Moments – Happy Mother’s Day!

8 Funny Mommy Moments – Happy Mother’s Day!

While most of the time a mother’s heart is swelling with love and pride for her offspring, there are enough instances of frustration and exasperation. And then there are some hilarious moments to relieve you of the stress at just the right moment! Can’t recall one of your own? Read on our list of funny mommyhood quotes collected from moms all over the world, and have a good laugh.

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Mother’s Day Special – Baking with Kids

Mother’s Day Special – Baking with Kids

Well, if you want to perfect your baking skills and surprise your mom on her special day – then roll up your sleeves, get into the little aprons and get ready to make her proud with your cooked treats. Looking for workshops in Hyderabad to bake something special for your mother? Here are a few from our side.

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Summer Snack – The all time favorite, Sandwich!

Summer Snack – The all time favorite, Sandwich!

Mommies always battle to please their little one’s taste buds. What better than a yummy sandwich to satisfy the hunger pangs? They are easy to make, get ready in no time and the best thing is that they are healthy and loved by people of all ages. Looking for some creative twist to the regular sandwiches? Here are few tasty ideas to make lunch boxes or kids’ party more fun! What’s more – these are just the…

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