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5 Lessons from a Viral Time

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 Winter to summer transition in Bangalore and it is viral time – gastritis for some and cold/cough/wheezing for others. My kids, as per their genetic make-up fall in the latter category and we have spent the past 10 days bonding with our “nebulizer” at home. While nursing a sick child ( 2 in my case ) does take its toll, there are 5 lessons I learnt :

1. It’s not a big deal, it’s just a teeny-weeny virus – tell your child that it will pass.

2. Board games and card games which have gathered dust in the toy shelves – are a big saviour.

3. Television is not a baby sitter – a book is a better nurse.

4. Change bed covers into colourful bright ones and fill the bed with cushions to make your child feel happy and comfortable.

5. It’s not a big deal, it’s just a teeny-weeny virus – tell yourself that it will pass.

What did you do when your child was down with fever that helped ?


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Like most mothers she knows, Ramya juggles between finding something that satisfies her inner self and doing something that satisfies her family! Mother of two children, a boy and a girl, her parenting philosophy is not so much to be a popular, cool parent as to bring them up with values that she holds dear. When not donning her 'amma' hat, she switches between being 'manager of Digital Learning at IIMB', 'payer of bills', 'cook', 'cleaner' and 'reader of PG Wodehouse and Georgette Heyer.'

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