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Many parents say they spend time with their children, but still, their bonding is very weak!
Why is it so? Firstly, please “Don’t Spend Time, Give Time To Your Children.”

Now-a-days parents are approaching Child Psychiatrists for behavioral changes in children. A basic self-question to be made by every parent –

1. How much of attention are you giving to your children?

2. Think whether you are giving enough freedom for your child to express him/her self.

Attention – Children learn by paying attention. Parents also must play the same role. Parents need to pay attention while children are playing, eating, talking, what not everything. Children learn from parents, friends, teachers & neighbours. Pay attention and understand how they are receiving and understanding things. Check their expressions & reactions. And it’s the parent’s job and responsibility to make them understand about good things & bad things. By this way, children will start developing to see the positive angle in every aspect.

Lack of freedom to express is the main cause – If kids are hesitant in sharing their views with parents, bonding will not develop with them. Once kids start expressing themselves, then the role of the parent starts. First, let children speak in their own language or slang. If the kid’s views are right, encourage and motivate them. If the kid’s views are wrong, then try to convince, explain and change their thought process so that they will get a clarity where they were wrong. Instead, if you shout & say they are wrong, kids will never realize why they were wrong. And they will develop negative impression against parents. It is very important for a parent to understand that children need to be guided in every aspect of their life. For which both parent & child bonding plays an important role.

It’s never too late, parents need to start talking, interact, play & get more involved with children in order to tune into their mindset. In this way, children will learn many things easily & understand things brightly. Children learn from what they see, as parent’s it’s your responsibility to make them look in the right way.


Diwali Safety Tips

1. Burn crackers under Parents or Elders supervision

2. Wear Cotton clothes

3. Do not touch the crackers directly by hand.

4. Always light crackers by sparklers / candle only

5. Maintain distance while lighting the crackers

6. Do not touch or relight the half burnt crackers

7. Dispose the used crackers in Water, to avoid injuries

8. In case of an accident while burning crackers immediately put the hand or the burnt part in water. Later seek medical help

9. Remember to wash your hands and change your clothes after burning the crackers

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Children are least considered for their health, as it’s not their age to think of such aspects. For them its all about to play, have fun & learn new things in a different way.

Its the job of the parents to closely monitor their child’s health. As children grow, health issues also start to show up. Which can either be the symptoms of a coming up disease or allergy, etc.

Parents need to keep a watch on the behavioral changes, eating habits, hygiene habits of the children. Inculcating good habits from the childhood helps children not only grow character wise but also health wise.

In order to beat the periodic health problems, along with vaccines regular health checks are mandatory for children. Health Checks not only help us to rest assured but also keeps us informed about the upcoming health issues their causes, etc.

Health Checks such as dental check & overall health checks are a must for once in every 6 months for every child. Dental check keeps the cavities away from children & overall health checks provide a good note of ideal health & weight. With the help of health checks, unidentified problems also can be identified & treated effectively.

Regularly follow a single pediatrician, as they are used to the kid & know their habits & regular medications, which help them to treat the kids easily.


When your child begins to attend preschool regularly, he or she is away from you for quite a number of
hours daily. This alteration from the routine of spending all of his/her time at home, with you or your family
members, is a big change for the child to process. Sometimes, parents also suffer from separation anxiety
when their kids start attending preschool full-time.

Therefore, it is very important for parents to take out time from their busy schedules and spend some quality
time with their children. This not only strengthens the parent-child bond but also gives the child a sense of
comfort and security, knowing that at the end of the day, their parents are with them.
Following are some activities you can do with your child so that the time you spend with them is enjoyable
for both you and your child:

1. Ask about your child’s day
2. Listen attentively to everything your child shares with you
3. Try and give solutions to any problems that your child shares with you
4. Play some of your child’s favourite games, such as board games, etc.
5. Please put your mobile phone on silent so that you are not disturbed or distracted
6. Avoid televisions, laptops, tablets, etc. so that you and your child can focus on each other
7. Help your child with his/her homework
8. Take your child out to amusement parks, game centres, parks, etc.
9. Buy activity books, such as colouring books, etc. which you and your child can enjoy together
10. Don’t talk negatively in front of the child; always try to be motivational and positive in your manner of


Monsoon is here!! And it’s time to be prepared to stay fit. Children are the first & the most infected during this season. Monsoon not only brings in beautiful weather and fun but also infections.

It’s a perfect breeding season for germs and bacteria which in turn lead to water borne diseases that affect a lot of people. As the immunity levels become low during monsoon, there is a huge possibility of skin infections and other diseases like high Fever’s, Cough & Cold, Diarrhea, Malaria, Typhoid, etc.

8 Tips for Winter Monsoon Child care

1. Maintain Hand Hygiene – wash your hands before & after meals
2. Wear warm clothes
3. Avoid junk and outside foods
4. Eat warm and freshly cooked foods
5. Avoid preserved foods
6. Stay hydrated
7. Avoid going to rain
8. Wash your feet and keep them dry

If you are suffering from cold, cough, fever or any other infections, stay back home & stop spreading the infections to others.

For kids avoid self-medications, it’s mandatory to consult the doctor. Timely prescribed medication is a must.
Let’s fight back all the infections and flu this season.

Get yourself & kids vaccinated without fail.

  • Do not compare your child with other children
  • Visit the school so that you can have a firsthand experience of how your child spends his time daily
  • Ensure that the preschool is compliant with infrastructure and safety standards
  • Ensure that you clarify all doubts that pop into your mind
  • Ensure that your child is not overburdened and that he/she enjoys learning and playing in school
  • Set a good example for your children to follow when it comes to mannerisms, habits and behaviours
  • Ensure that you don’t raise your voice in front of your children because they are very impressionable
  • Spend quality time with your children
  • Ensure that you praise and appreciate your children when they achieve something
  • Try not to over compliment other children in front of your children because this may incite insecurities or jealousy in your children

Pre-school plays a very important role in a child’s life because it forms the foundation upon which the child’s future life is based. Pre-school forms the roots from which grow the sweet fruits of a child’s future. As parents, it is our responsibility to invest our time and energy in choosing the right pre-school for our children so that his/her days can be spent in a nurturing and enjoyable environment conducive to learning. Following aspects should be considered when choosing a pre-school

Curriculum and Structure – One should find out what curriculum the school is following; Montessori or Waldorf or if is it integrated. Curriculum & structure determines the school’s teaching philosophy and what a typical day in the school would look like.

SPICE Development of Child – One should ascertain whether the school is equipped to ensure the child’s social, physical, intellectual, cognitive and emotional development through different activities and studies.

Location – The school being located close to one’s home or place of work makes it easier for the parents to manage the logistics of dropping off and picking up, accessibility in case of any emergency. Thus, it should be one of the important factors to be considered while selecting a pre-school.

Staff to Child Ratio – It is important for the child to get individual attention from the teachers and that can happen only if the staff to student ratio is acceptable. This is a very essential aspect to consider because if the class size is too large, the child’s progress or limitations would be harder to keep track of.

Infrastructure –Does the school have adequate play area? Do the school have a library, a designated area for music, arts, and other extracurricular activities? Does the school ensure that the washrooms are kept clean and hygienic? Does the school have adequate classrooms proportionate to the number of children on its rolls? All these factors should be kept in mind while selecting a pre-school.

Food –Nutrition is an essential part of a growing child’s daily routine. As parents, we must ensure that the school is setting and following a menu which is consistent with the child’s health and nutritional demands and that the food is cooked and served in a hygienic and safe manner.

Fee Structure – Whether or not the services provided by the pre-school are worth the price being charged for them, is the parents’ prerogative.

Reference – This also plays an important role if somebody refers to me as word of mouth is priceless, and opinions from current / previous parent definitely helps. Word-of-mouth is the most reliable reference one can get, especially when it comes to something as sensitive as a pre-school where parents have to leave their young children in the care of strangers. So, feedback and reviews from parents of current/previous students is always a big help in making the right decision when it comes to pre-schools.

Gut Reaction –Human beings also rely on their ‘gut’ feelings. So, if one senses that something is not quite right, or if one doesn’t get positive vibes from a place, then they should feel free to take that place off their list. Humans function on instinct and we, as parents, would do well to follow our instincts in some cases as well.

Teachers and Staff –Because a teacher is the gardener who nurtures the saplings of a young child’s mind, it is essential to determine the capacity of the teaching staff in the school. Not only should they be technically strong so as to lead the classes in a capable manner, but they should also be compassionate, patient and caring while dealing with young children. Also, the non-teaching staff who assist the teachers in taking care of the children should be especially sensitive in dealing with the children and placing their needs above everything else.

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