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Children’s fear of the dark

Suddenly, one fine day my son refused to sleep in the dark. He wanted the dim light on at all times. Most kids go through a phase when they are afraid of the dark. But, I was wondering how it...

Adults bullying children

I’m passing by a school. A woman is ranting to a child. One arm on her hip, one arm held aloft, finger waggling vigorously; voice raised. I’m witnessing an adult bullying a child. There are other...

A Summer Guide for Parents

Summer vacation is here for many families; a time for parents to bond with their kids or go on summer trips. For some parents, the couple of months in the year that make up the summer vacation are...

Feeding your child during an attack of diarrhoea

Most children who are unwell will not want to eat much and they appear terribly weak. Although we know that scanty eating for a few days will not do them any harm it is good to know what is likely to...

Simple exercises to boost creative thinking skills

People often ask me about improving creative thinking skills. I suggest some simple stuff like the exercises that follow. The newspaper test Step 1 Write down as many different uses for a Newspaper....

How to become an effective parent

  Have you noticed that we as parents are less patient with and more scared of our children? And have you, at any point in time, thought that our parents were able to handle us better, compared...

Teaching Kids Healthy Eating Habits

  Ajita Seethepalli, is the Founder of KidsCenter.in (www.kidscenter.in) and practices as a professional Child Sleep Consultant and Child Food Habits Consultant. She can be reached at...

Relaxation Exercises for Children

We are in an age when everybody is humming the relaxation mantra and frequently discussing the benefits of meditation. However, much of the discussion on most forums is focused on relaxation for...

Make the World Future-Ready for Our Children

A Brand New Year is here. There are resolutions galore. Is there someone trying to have a “parenting” resolution? Most probably no. When it comes to new year resolutions, perhaps parenting is a...

Fun games to enhance memory and focus

Memory, focus, concentration – these are much valued skills for students. Today I want to share simple ways to enhance these, while also ensuring the process is fun. GAME 1: OBJECT MEMORY You need:...