Articles in Category: Parenting

Build Your Child’s Emotional Health

on Thursday, 29 March 2012. Posted in Parenting, Kid's Health Written By: Anusuya Suresh

Know ways to enahance your child's emotional health

Build Your Child’s Emotional Health

Building emotional health in children is as important as is the job of making children physically healthy. In fact, an emotionally healthy child is more likely to be physically healthy as well.

It is therefore, important for parents to understand the importance of emotional health and learn ways to raise confident kids who are mentally at ease with themselves. Here some of the most effective tips for good emotional health in children.
 

How to Be a Listening Parent

on Friday, 03 February 2012. Posted in Parenting, Kid's Health Written By: Shruti Gaddam

Develop listening skills and cement a healthy, lifelong bond with your child.

How to Be a Listening Parent

Kids are very perceptive. They know when you are listening to them and when you are not. Being a listening parent plays a very important role in the growth of a child. Also, when you are interested in what your child says, the child feels cared for and more enthusiastic in sharing things with you. On the contrary, if you do not pay attention to what your child has to say, you are sowing seeds of an invisible wall that can grow into a major rift in the family.

Here are some excellent tips to become a listening parent and get your child to talk to you:
 

6 Reasons Why Kids Need To Sleep Well

on Friday, 13 January 2012. Posted in Parenting, Kid's Health Written By: Archana Mahendra

Understanding reasons why kids should rest

 6 Reasons Why Kids Need To Sleep Well

A good sleep not only provides rest to a child’s body but also helps stimulate their growth and development. Here are a few more reasons why kids should rest.

The importance of a good sleep is something that all parents can easily decipher from their child’s behaviour when he wakes up. If the child has slept well during the night, he will wake up fresh, energetic and in a happy mood. On the other hand, when the child hasn’t slept well he tends to wake up tired and cranky.

Children need more sleep as compared to adults. While young babies need an average of 14 to 15 hours of sleep in a 24 hour period, toddlers require an average of 10 to 12 hours good sleep at night and at least an hour’s nap during the day. Children between 5 to 12 years should on an average sleep for 10 to 11 hours at night; while teenagers must sleep for an average of 8-9 hours.

 

Is Your Child Sleeping Enough? Know For Sure

on Friday, 26 August 2011. Posted in Parenting, Kid's Health Written By: superadmin

Sufficient sleep is important; is your little one getting enough?

Is Your Child Sleeping Enough? Know For Sure

Sufficient sleep is vital for the physical and psychological development of all children. It is therefore, only natural to find most mothers concerned over their child’s sleep patterns.

Should a new born be sleeping continuously for hours or should an infant be woken up for feeds? Is your toddler too excited to sleep? Is your teen oversleeping or is she sleep deprived? Are only few of the many sleep related questions we have tried bringing an answer to.

Right from infancy to a child’s teens, sleep patterns keep changing and are perpetual cause of worry for mothers. While lack of sleep shows obvious symptoms in adults like tiredness, lethargy and lack of energy; kids can display a range of behaviors from hyper activity, to being cranky, demanding and even aggressive.