Family & Parenting

Why you should stop pressuring kids over grades

  Why you should stop pressuring kids over grades If you want your kids to become successful later in life, better avoid pressuring them over grades, suggests new research. Parents should not obsess over grades and extracurricular activities for young schoolchildren, especially if such ambitions come at the expense of social skills and kindness, as doing so can work against ... Read More »

Biggest parenting trends to watch out for in 2017​

  When it comes to parenting, there is no one rule that fits all. Every parent is different and there is no incorrect technique to bring up your child. But as this year comes to an end, we feel some parenting trends will be big in the coming year. These new trends that we believe will embrace the New Year, ... Read More »

No one can stop binge-drinking students

  It’s a phenomenon that most Indian parents are familiar with, across generations. It’s what made -and continues to make – Class 11 and 12 the worst years of a middle class teen’s life. In the US, it used to be different. Students had to appear for their SATs, and after that, they would find a college which offered courses ... Read More »

How to make your child socially active

  Studies have shown that babies are born social. They have a natural ability to strike up a friendship. But while your infant may enjoy nibbling on the heads of their peers, interpersonal skills are learnt, say child development experts. Since a child’s first exposure to social interactions is through parents, mum and dad must play the role of emotional ... 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 ... Read More »

5 Ways to make your kids wiser with the ways of the world

  Few ways by which you can prepare your child to be confident and independent Being extra cautious with your kid can be harmful for their growth and development. The world is moving at a fast pace and it is important to not let them remain cocooned in a world in which they believe everything is hunky-dory. The recent instance ... Read More »

Tech no tonic for children, doctors fret over addiction

Archana Srivastava, a teacher at a school in Greater Noida, says that her six year old son Shreyash was hooked to mobile tablet and smart phones since he was three years old. “He saw us using the phone all the time. Initially, we allowed him to play on tablet and smartphones, but gradually it became a habit for him,” said ... Read More »

Why it’s tough to raise an Olympian

  Moms and dads of Olympians give up jobs, get into debt and ignore the jibes of relatives to raise a child who may or may not make a podium finish. Parents of a few Indian sporting champions explain how they tackled the challenge to go from can-do to must-do. Imran Mirza had a plan. He bought a second-hand Maruti ... Read More »

Debate on paternity leave: Making haste slowly?

  The paternity leave debate sparked off by Maneka Gandhi’s statement that for most men it would be a ‘holiday’ raises complex questions. The commentary that Maneka’s statement has attracted has largely been negative, and she herself has subsequently softened her position, underlining the need for a more `sophisticated’ Bill. Maneka’s views on the question of paternity leave have variously ... Read More »

4-year-olds often not physically ready for school

  Almost 90% of children demonstrated some degree of movement difficulty for their age: Study A “concerning” number of today’s four-year olds are not physically ready to start school, new research has revealed, with children’s mobility levels said to be at an all-time low. Early-years specialists monitoring children of school age found a higher number experience problems with their balance ... Read More »