Do you still remember those good night stories your grandparents used to tell you when you were a child? Aren’t the memories still fresh? Yes. Right? But when was the last time you narrated a story to your child? It’s been long? Then, today is the day. It’s story time.
The biggest concern parents have these days, is the fuss that their children create at meal times. Kids are choosy, they are finicky and they just do not seem to like any food that we put out on their plates. They like to eat junk food which causes them more harm than good. How can we then get them to eat healthy food?
As kids most of us grew up, watching cartoons like He-man, Spiderman and Jungle book and I recollect how thrilled and excited we got at the idea of watching these cartoons. We wouldn’t want to miss a single episode. Unlike the kids of today who have so many options to choose from, we were contented watching cartoons on Doordarshan. We thoroughly enjoyed what we were exposed to on television and savoured the fun.
Why you should not worry about what your baby is eating and what he is not.
Undoubtedly, feeding is instinctive and even if the new born infant is taught how to suckle for the very first time, it isn’t very long before they learn how to feed and how to demand food. Yet this very basic activity that should come so naturally is fraught with challenges for both mother and child.
We were having a get together at a friend’s place, and while the adults were busy chatting, the kids were busy bringing the roof down with all the noise they were making! All of a sudden one of the kids fell down and the kid’s mom and dad both let out a short scream!
Music, colours and books opens windows where doors are shut. Read more if you want to find out how to foster creativity in children.
We have just finished celebrating Independence Day therefore, it is a good time for teaching patriotism to kids, share the concepts of desh bhakthi and national pride. As parents, our main concern is to give our children clear message of what national pride is. Here are some ideas to weave into your conversations, and to show by example.
A first time mother walked in with her 3 month old daughter; looking haggard, tired and quite frustrated. She uttered most oft repeated words, “Doctor, my M has unique sleeping pattern; she sleeps through the day and stays awake the whole night!”
Whole world listens to babies’ first words. After all another little being has just made his presence heard!
Little P’s first word was “DA”.