Family & Parenting

Unplugged Parenting – the smart new way to have a family digital detox

End the iParenting wars CREDIT: CHRISTOPHER FURLONG/GETTY Do you feel concerned about the amount of time your children spend online?  Do you find technology causes friction as you wrench their screens off them at the dinner table and bedtime? Rare is the parent who will answer no to either of those questions. But then ask yourself this. Do you also endlessly check your ... Read More »

Star City Parenting: Present parenting takes effort

When you ignore or don’t even hear your child’s repeated requests for attention, that’s distracted parenting. PhotoSpin When you ignore – and especially when you don’t even hear — your child’s repeated requests for attention, that’s distracted parenting. Often, you’re distracted because you’re focused on something else, such as your mobile device, a TV show or someone else. Your child, ... Read More »

Setting the right example

Teach your children well and show them the way… But, it’s always easier said than done. Bringing up a child in the way he or she should is not an easy thing to do. No matter how much you do or what you do for them, there will always be room for complaint. However, one thing for certain is that ... Read More »

How to help your kids overcome fear of exams

Competitions among students to excel in studies or sports and other activities is ever rising. In the race to attain new heights, to be better than the rest or to be the best, students face a big challenge to perform well during exams. Most kids suffer from anxiety and fear of exams. Study time is extended due to the vast ... Read More »

Raising A Vegan Family: Solutions to common vegan parenting social challenges

Raising a family comes with great joys and great challenges, and doing things differently from the majority can both add to these joys and challenges. Vegan parenting is rewarding on so many levels, but it can also bring about social challenges that non-vegan families do not have to face or consider on a regular basis. Also, it brings about certain ... Read More »

Single-parent kids may have lower well-being in adulthood

Single-parent kids may have lower well-being in adulthood (Image: Shutterstock) Children who grew up in a single-parent family are more likely to have lower levels of well-being and life satisfaction in adulthood, according to new research. The study showed that children brought up by a single parentearn 30 per cent less and are more likely to be unemployed. Further, they are ... Read More »

Keep your child safe near water

According to statistics, drowning is one of the major causes of accidental death in children. A little lazing around in a mini bathtub may sound tempting, but not many parents realise that if necessary precaution is not taken, the results could be grievous. Apart from the ultimate life threat, young ones also risk sustaining injuries when diving from a height ... Read More »

Simple tips for first-time parents

Life pretty much changes the minute you realise you’re going to be a parent. Whether it was a planned or unplanned baby, the arrival of a newborn can make your world go topsy turvy. Here are some tips that will help first-time parents It is normal to feel overwhelmed and confused at times. But remember, there are others going through ... Read More »

Parenting: working dads at centre of new family research

Children see spending time with their fathers as ‘special and unique’. There’s no aptitude test for fathers, no mandatory training or licensing system to ensure all dads are good dads. No; for this role, laws and regulations give way to nature and nurture, a miracle of love expected to close the loop on a picture-perfect family. It’s assumed young men ... Read More »

Poway family glad for fostering parenting experience

Sarah and Adam Croxford with sons Zed and Monty. (Courtesy photo) Like many people, Sarah and Adam Croxford had misconceptions about fostering infants and toddlers. They thought they needed to be perfect parents to their young sons Zed and Monty before taking on the challenges of fostering. And they were more than a bit intimidated by the prospect of interacting ... Read More »