Tag Archives: Kids

Body image issues are affecting young kids as well, here’s why

Having issues with body image is a problem that a lot of people deal with. It mostly stems from unrealistic body ideals. The issue not only affects adolescents and adults, but kids as well. A recent study found a connection between hormones and body satisfaction in young pre-pubescent children. The study examined data from more than 1,100 girls and boys ... Read More »

Parenthood Is A Rollercoaster Ride, Prepare Yourself For It With Your Kids

Parenthood comes with countless surprises. Most involve bodily fluids. Like, for instance, the sudden lack of opportunities for Mom and Dad to sweat. “We both used to get up in the morning and just go exercise,” explains Amanda Holliday, a dance fitness teacher whose son was born in 2016. “That’s not happening anymore.” Even if it’s possible to tote the ... Read More »

10 parenting secrets to changing kids’ bad behavior

During her time as a Girl Scout leader, an Odyssey of the Mind coach and a playground volunteer, Katherine Reynolds Lewis began noticing something amiss. “The kids seemed more chaotic, less respectful and to have more trouble focusing than I remembered,” Lewis says. She began digging a little deeper and found such statistics as these: A National Institute of Health ... 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 »

Exclusive: Pre-owned fashion marketplace Elanic buys P2P kids wear portal

Peer-to-peer fashion portal Elanic has acquired an online marketplace for pre-owned toys and apparel for children, a top company executive told VCCircle. According to Anjali Goyal, co-founder, Secondcry, following the acquisition, the platform will soon migrate to Elanic and she will be joining the company as head of categories. Secondcry, run by Priceless Parenting Pvt. Ltd., had started as a ... Read More »

How much advertising are our kids exposed to?

New Zealand school children see a surprising amount of advertising at school, including fast food advertisements, and there should be national guidelines to limit what they’re exposed to, researchers say. Photo: Supplied / University of Otago University of Otago public health researchers fitted body cameras to Year 8 Wellington children at 16 schools for four days, and the footage captured ... 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 »

8 tricky questions that your kids ask and how to answer them

“You know my parents call you ‘this’ in your absence.” “Atharv in my class doesn’t pee like me. He has something different down there.” “Why do you and daddy fight? You don’t love each other?” These are some of the common questions you hear when you are mothering a young and curious child. Awkwardly, these questions can spring up sometimes ... Read More »

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 »

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 »