Taking the Bite out of a Biting Child
August 30, 2013 – 1:12 am | No Comment
Child care is a continuous learning process and problems are usually a stepping stone in learning more about children. Biting is one such problem that has to be handled with tender loving care. A biting child is a negative child and has to be tackled with immediately. Whether it is a home care or a day care or whether the child is just with siblings, a child who bites has to be taught the rules. The  [...]

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Making Infant Hospital Convalescence Easy
July 9, 2009 – 5:46 am | No Comment
Though many dread the very thought of their child being admitted to a hospital due to some unforeseen mishaps, one has to learn to take it in one’s stride believing that such situations are many a times inevitable and doing the best one can to tide over such times. * If hospital stay is needed, a host of hospitals offer parents the facility to stay alongside their children to reduce the trauma both face. One should avoid portraying a false picture to the child about what will happen during the stay in the hospital and explain why he must go in and reassuring him of your continued presence there. * One must go with the child to the hospital. Efficiently run wards allow the parents to undress the child and even provide extra bedding facility for the time of the stay. * Be sure to pack the child’s comforter , favoured toys and games to help keep him happy and occupied as the change from normal routine and known, trusted people is bound to fray his nerves. * There is bound to be changes  [...]

Grey Hair - Notable Pointers Regarding Infant Greying
July 4, 2009 – 1:00 am | No Comment
Early hair greying is many times a genetic predisposition with many cases of occasional grey strands noticed in children of eight years also. There are several cases when there is a discreet link between hair discoloration and a systemic disease which needs to be probed in detail. What causes grey hair? Many exposed to second hand smoke, low haemoglobin, thyroid disorders-hyperthyroid or hypothyroid or other genetic disorder diseases develop early hair greying. Greying of hair is nothing but pigment or melanin production inhibition in the root of the hair. A big farce is that fad-diets or protein-vitamin mineral nutritional supplements can affect the rate of greying. Greying of hair, be it due to the normal ageing process or untimely greying has been known to have a genetic basis. Once the melanin pigment dies out at the particular hair root, the new hairs that grow are inevitably greyish or white in colour. Children suffering from blood cancer, HIV, undergoing chemotherapy, protein  [...]

Stress Free Toddler Transition To Unfamiliar Grounds
June 22, 2009 – 5:36 am | No Comment
Stress Free Toddler Transition To Unfamiliar Grounds
All children go through several changes through the span of their life. Changes like unknown settings, adults, peers and corporal structure cause children to feel significant amounts of strain, nervousness, panic and insecurity. Among the foremost changes that occur are when the child goes to preschool, nursery or school. If the child joins a pre-school setup, he is expected to do a series of activities on their own, adhere to particular routine and inculcate the concept of sharing amongst his fellow mates. With new-fangled areas like toilets, tots can many times develop certain phobias. These irrational fears make themselves evident with recurrent instances of sleeplessness, sleep talking, bed-wetting, slurred speech, decreased appetite, temper paroxysms, loss of concentration to site a few. This change is significantly traumatic for the parents and the child alike. A key solution lies is overall support from both the school authorities and the kin to bring about friction-free transition. The  [...]

Innovative Home Based Fun Ideas For Tots
June 20, 2009 – 8:46 pm | One Comment
Innovative Home Based Fun Ideas For Tots
Research has shown a vital role of play in the child’s overall development. Most children love splashing out in the water and by the time they are in their second year most of them forget any fear they may have had. One can help one’s child have fun by trying these innovative methods. One can let the child play in the bath. Many children love empty plastic bottles in the bath which they many times use as water pistols. Beakers and strainers can be given to the child so he can create a variety of effects. A number of household items can be adapted to make bath times fun. Children love watching water pour out of objects and plastic fruit boxes with perforations are quite amusing for them. Other good toys include measuring spoons, miniature watering cans, ice cube trays and sieves with different types of holes. Paddling pools are great for the summer to play around with. Cost-effective versions are available in stores. The smaller, circular variety which one can blow up serve equal  [...]

Effective Curbing Adverse Infant Behaviourism
June 18, 2009 – 3:18 pm | No Comment
Many children are used to picking up things belonging to others like their mother’s accessories, a sibling’s toy or their father’s keys with the sole intention of playing with them. These occurrences at home are usually considered normal behaviour many a times overlooked. Small children are incapable in understanding property right or ownership of others and a few undesirable instances might occur when you realize that the child has taken something while you were out shopping or visiting a friend’s place. If this occurs one needs to politely explain to the child that it amounts to stealing which will not be entertained in any way which the child will eventually get the idea and desist from. It is not necessary to have the child go along with you when returning the object unless except the behaviour has become repetitive and one feels the needs for effective reinforcement. Many already feel repentant when they are caught in the act. It is only human to express aggressive behaviour  [...]

Tips To Making Baby Toddler Clothes Last
June 17, 2009 – 8:43 pm | One Comment
Children can be messy mittens and one needs to be adequately geared to handle any clothes disasters. One can make sure that all the clothing one buys is color fast so that it can go into the family wash. It seems quite obvious that the more frequent the change of clothes will be, the less often one has to do the washing. One can reduce the wash load by putting some kind of protective apron or overall on the child whenever the child may be playing messy games. One could also use one’s cut-down shirt that the child can wear to protect against stains. However, more often than not, stains do become a part-and-parcel of life. If there is an egg stain on the cloth, one can soak the cloth in cold water for about an hour before the usual laundering procedure. Grass stains react well to alcohol when the normal laundering procedure seems futile. Chocolate or fruit stains are the most stubborn of all and one needs to give a good rub down with soda water till the stain discolours and then  [...]

Yoga for Children - The Cat-Dog-Cobra Utility For Pre-Schoolers
June 17, 2009 – 8:43 am | One Comment
Yoga for Children – The Cat-Dog-Cobra Utility For Pre-Schoolers
Yoga for children Many are still unaware of the untapped potential that the primeval practice of yoga has on the toddler generation. Yoga helps boost physical and mental ability by strengthening the spine and increasing concentration, developing a sense of well-being and self-worth. It is never too early to get your toddler started on the simplistic exercises making it as enjoyable for the child, starting with 20 second duration yoga poses and eventually increasing the time as the child grows older. Children afflicted with spine and brain related ailments like Scoliosis, Autism and Cerebral Palsy are known to show significant improvement with better muscle tone, improved hand-eye coordination and limber bodies. Before embarking the child on any stretch a great warm up is essential. Make the child stand erect in straight posture, feet firmly to the floor, make them move their arms up and down slowly with deep breathing for a few times. The cat and dog poses are excellent for your  [...]

Overcoming Dyslexia Distress
June 15, 2009 – 12:50 am | One Comment
What is Dyslexia? Dyslexia, a neurological development disorder for which there is no known medical cure, the only respite being early intervention and other strategies that can bring about dramatic improvements in the skill sets of those who bear the brunt of this problem, thus helping them lead quality lives. Many of these sufferers are forced to endure the cruellest and unusual treatments. The positive aspect to this problem is that dyslexic persons were shown to possess extraordinary ocular, spatial and agile thinking skills which help catapult them to superlative levels in a wide array of career, with examples of George Bush, Mozzart, Agatha Christie, Walt Disney, Tom Cruise dyslexia to name a few are all shining examples of dyslexia-stricken people who have made a mark for themselves. Dyslexia symptoms, treatment Early detection of dyslexia with good quality time intervention that involve educational and applied behavioral analysis can benefit immensely, with the key being  [...]