Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Too much Technology not good for children

Hi friends! Today we will talk of an essential topic of how technology over exposure is definitely not too good for children. As we are moving on in jet age, the world has truly become a small place to live in. We have been bombarded with latest smart phones, ipads, laptops and computers. There is a new trend coming in where most of the parents, expose their tiny little babies to the small screen from a very tender age. Please stop getting addicted to passive parenting. I agree that with the wave of technology, the household tends to be more tech savvy, but not your children.

  • Babies, toddlers need to spend more time with the nature and its natural surroundings, then get glued to digital media like smartphones, ipads and laptops.
  • We often find young tiny fingers are capable enough at this tender age to move from one screen to next and satisfy his needs.
  • The habit of getting glued to screens, not only will complicate the eye sight problems, but also creates a negative impact on brain circuitury. Brain starts depending on technology for every question.
  • Parents, we need to push up our sleeves and be more responsible in avoiding such a mishap.
  • Stop giving a free hand to your children with technology. Research studies reveal that on an average today's children are exposed to 6 hours per day on the small screen.
  • I agree, children tend to be more restricted and controlled when they watch laptops, ipads but thats what we dont want. Recollect how your own parents used to bring you up as a child.
  • Nowadays, crayons and paint brush have given way to doodle colouring games. Playground games are replaced by video games.
  • I dont know where we are heading to? Stop being a part of this maddening technology race and become more real.
  • Love your children and please love their health too. So dont get into all this technology shift for your children.

Enjoy parenting and have a great time!!!!

Sunday, 28 June 2015

How to solve Potty Withholding problems in toddlers

Hi friends? How have you been? Hope you are all doing fine. Today we will talk of an essential topic on how to get rid of potty withholding problems in toddlers.

  • Toddlers have razor sharp memory and if they have gone through a terrible painful potty time, its difficult for them to forget it. So they tend to dread the pain again, and avoid to pass stools and withhold it till the time its possible.
  • The toddler age group is also very creative and loves to play around. They tend to ignore nature calls and sometimes hold their poop so that they get more time to play.
  • How to get rid of this problem? You have to work hard with your child to achieve it.
  • Remember its not that easy to get mood swinging sensitive toddlers back to the regular potty routine. Its best to offer small portions of veggies and fruits, high fibre rich food through the day.
  • Encourage your children to have lots of water and fluids.
  • Build up stories of their favourite cartoons like Winnie the Pooh, Panda or Cinderalla using potty pots to relieve themselves. There is also nice youtube videos thats cute and adorable for toddlers to see. Potty song- Panda version is lovely. Here is the link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JoAMgjAmCdw
  • The following link on using the potty chair is also interesting. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9bqMaj2rAs
  • Try different stories and poems to get the toddlers attention back to doing potty.
  • Consult peadetrician if you feel, your child is constipated.
  • Avoid fat rich foods for two weeks atleast. And try giving a lot of clear soups and juices.
  • The moment, your child experiences soft bowel movements, within no time he/she will get back to normal potty sessions.
  • Patience is the key, rest all will fall in place.

So keep working patiently towards your target. Enjoy parenting and have a great time!!!

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Vegetables and fruits indeed beneficial for children.

Hi friends! How are you guys doing? Today I am going to talk on why vegetables and fruits indeed beneficial for children. We all know vegetables and fruits are healthy. But lets try to understand the real benefits.

  • Growing bodies of children require good nutrition and fruits, vegetables contain vitamins, minerals that helps to increase metabolism and stay healthy.
  • Eating a portion of fruits and veggies add colour and texture in the food plate, making eating food interesting. 
  • Fruits and vegetables are high in fiber, but low in fat and calories. So the risk of obesity gets reduced tremendously.
  • Constipation in kids can be resolved quickly with high fiber foods like prunes, pears, plums, brocoli and peas.
  • Academically the children are able to concentrate better and do well, if they regularly have good portion of fruits and vegetables.
  • So stay healthy and let your children get the best nutrition possible
Enjoy parenting and have a great time!!!

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

How to tackle fussy eaters

Hi friends! How are you? Today we are going to talk about how to tackle fussy eaters. Remember, as parents there is no point of becoming hyper or over panicky about seeing your child not having his course of meal. Stop screaming and yelling at him. That really creates a wrong impression and makes children further stubborn to eating.

  • Always make a home rule, to have dinners together as a family, not individually at all. That makes children accustomed to eating as well.
  • Offer healthy nutritious foods to your children and if they refuse, try presenting them in a nice creative manner. You can even weave a nice story about how carrots are so important to your teddy bunny, so why dont you also try some. 
  • Always serve your child's favourite food at last. After he or she finishes the healthy course of meal.
  • Dont give junk food if your child refuses to have his meal. Junk food is not healthy and good in the long term. It will in a way make your child leave healthy food forever. 
  • You always can make inviting smoothies, yogurts, fruit salads mixed with jelly and somehow make them enticing for your children to consume.
  • Taste buds of children keep changing, so try and find out what he or see likes. Never give up.
  • Sometimes, whatever you may try, your child will refuse to have food. So stop nagging him and leave it. Whenever he will feel hungry, he will have something. He wont starve. 
  • If solids are a strict no- no, then offer yummy liquids and squashes or smoothies.
  • Its all a phase that often a toddler goes through. Sometimes, there is no point in trying millions of dishes in the kitchen, just so that your child eats something.
  • Try and innovate in a small way. No need to take too much pains. If my daughter refuses to eat, I normally serve her something sweet , like milkshakes, or kheers thats filling and yummy.
  • You can include your child in assisting you while making food, if he is a bit older. Then he might get inquisitive about food and end up eating pretty well.
  • Interactive knowledge games about food will educate your child further.
  • All the best and good luck. There is always a silver lining behind the dark clouds. 

Enjoy parenting and have a great time!!!!

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Bored of rains, try innovative indoor games to make children happy

Hi friends, how is it going? Today I will talk of an interesting topic of how to combat boredom during rainy season. Children are forced to stay indoors due to rains, so why not think of few games that are really innovative and pleasant.

  • Make a tent. Gather bedsheets, blankets and cover chairs and tables with them. Your tent is ready. You can even arrange 2-3 umbrellas together and create a house for your children. Now, ask your children to carry their favourite pet toys, snacks and cushions inside the tent. Its really fun and entertaining for both children as well as you, isnt it
  • Ask your kid to get all the story books and arrange it together like a library. Then you can narrate stories to your child as per his demand over a nice cup of hot tea or soup.
  • Allow your kids to go a bit messy. Let them turn as small master chefs. Give them flour and other essentials to bake or create interesting stuff. I give my daughter wheat flour dough to play. She then uses dough cutters to create lovely shapes or make unique items.
  • Play doh is also a nice method for the kids to enjoy and create, both at the same time.
  • Drawing books and crayons are relaxing for young toddlers to play with.
  • You can make your children explore the art of tracing by using butterpaper, tracing paper and teach them how to trace any object on paper.
  • Guide the children to make their own instruments. 
  • Treasure hunt. Make chits and hide them in unique places at home. Now ask your kid to search them. 
  • Touch and feel box. Pick up any shoe box and create a hole so that your child can place his hand inside the box. Now hide different things inside the box one by one and make the kids use their sensory power to guess the object.
  • Create paintings with use of toothbrush, threads and various other household items.
  • Enjoy the rains and make your children go ballistic with ideas and creativity. Let them flow with great energy and enthusiasm.

Enjoy parenting and have a great time

Monday, 22 June 2015

Crispy Toast for Kids

Hi friends. Today lets learn to create crispy toasts for kids. Its simple, and very appetising and best to eat during rainy season.

Bread slices (cut in triangular shapes or rectangle)
Boiled potatoes
Coriander leaves
Chaat masala (or Dry mango powder)
Chilli powder
Salt to taste
Tomato ketchup
Green chutney
Chickpea flour

Smash boiled potatoes really well when they are still warm. Then add salt, sprinkle some chaat masala or dry mango powder, cut coriander leaves and add it to give extra flavour and some chilli powder. Your filling is ready.

Now since kids love butter. Take one slice of bread, coat it with butter and green chutney and place the potato mixture on it. You can even add cheese into potato mixture, if your kids really love it. Now place another bread slice on top of it. Press it well.

Now take chickpea flour, add salt, asefotida, carom seeds, chilli powder, coriander powder and add water. Make the batter a bit thick not very watery. Now dip the bread sandwich on this batter and deep fry it. Allow it to fry really well. Remember dont keep the bread dipped in the batter for too long.You have to immediately put them in hot oil, else there are chances of the bread pieces to crack. So keep everything ready at your side and then immediately dip and fry it. 

Your crispy toasts are ready, crispy from outside, soft from inside. 

Celebrate and spread love every day: Be it Father' day, Mother's day or Children's day

Hi friends!!! How are you all doing. Today commercialisation has got its way into everything. Yesterday was father's day, few months back we celebrated mother's day and in coming months we will celebrate children's day. Although its a nice reminder to love our people, but why wait for these days to come by. Go ahead and show your love  to your loved ones.

Children love to get cuddled up by their dad or mom. They treasure time spent with their parents each day and yearn to be loved. 

Instill a feeling of oneness, equality and love in your children since childhood. Make them realise the importance of festivals to celebrate socially with their family and friends.

Dont make children an introvert. Try to make them mingle with friends, relatives, foster cousins and so on and so forth. 

Inculcate  the habit of creativity in your children. Rather than gifting mugs, clothes or other perishable items, teach your children to make their own greeting card, scribble letters. Teach them the value for money, that will help them throughout their life. Dont make them a scape goat of commercialisation.

Enjoy parenting and have a great time!!!!

Saturday, 20 June 2015

Recipe- Bread Pizza for Kids

Hi friends. Bored with daily routine, try something different for your kids. Why not try making bread pizza for them.

Wheat Bread slices
Tomato ketchup
Cheese cube

Cut onions long and tomatoes as well. Then take a pan, put oil, saute onions and tomatoes and allow them to cook well. Then add little bit of turmeric powder, coriander powder, salt, chillies (according to taste) and oregano.

Apply butter on two slices of bread. Then put them on tava, then on one side, put tomato ketchup, tomato onion mixture and grate cheese. Allow it to melt well. Then you can serve as open pizza sandwich.


Friday, 19 June 2015

Learn and grow with your child

Hi friends. A very good morning to all of you. A warm welcome. Today I will talk of an important topic to learn and grow with your child. Remember there is no age limit for studying. I am not stating that get back to books, calculations and so on and so forth right from the word Go.

  • Remember the more you show your interest in taking up children's studies, the more connected you become with your child.
  • Children feel more secured and protected in that environment and try to learn quickly as compared to any tuition class.
  • The other most important aspect is, as you make your child study, you also learn once again. I am not saying that you aren’t aware of the topics and subjects, but basically you again brush up with the basics.
  • Together, as you try to solve a problem, parents as well as children are able to nurture a new method of problem solving.
  • Children tend to get hassled fast these days, due to continuous peer pressure, stress of studies and nags. You can definitely put all these things to rest, by simply spending time with your kids in their homework and day to day study routine.
  • If you cannot afford to give so much time, then at least spend some time with them during weekends. 
  • Try talking with your child and enquire about their school activities. Remember, the more you are cognizant about their routine, the more responsive they will become to share details with you.
  • Many children end up their life by committing suicides,  as they couldnt deal with stress.
  • As parents, its moral duty for us to give a very secure environment for our children. The feeling of oneness, sharing and caring must prevail in our children. The more attached they are with parents; they will be more frank to mention about their schooling or study problems.
Enjoy parenting and have a great time!!!

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Give home made food to toddlers, avoid processed foods.

Hi friends. How are you guys doing. Today I will like to talk about an important topic on importance of homemade food for growing toddlers.

  • If you see, nowadays even branded processed foods are facing complaints about their poor quality control. Recently, Nestle's popular Maggi noodles has been banned by the FSSAI due to presence of lead beyond permissible limits in India.Popular brand Mother Diary milk had some detergents found in one of the packet. Nestle brand Cerelac the no 1 baby food giant had some live beetles inside the pack. 

  • Please avoid using processed foods as far as possible. Homemade foods are best in nutrition and hygiene. Fresh juices have more taste and are rich in vitamins and minerals as compared to canned juices. So buy fresh fruits, vegetables from the market and give the best quality food for your children.
  • Health is truely the real wealth. We are getting too much hampered by environmental pollution, so its better to be safe for our kids than ever.
  • I know, working women face a lot of hassles in preparing everything at home. But believe me, the efforts is worth it. I am also a working woman, but I ensure that I give healthy home food to my daughter.
  • Healthy food is the key towards safe growth in children.
  • Children also get less habituated to outside food and their tantrums are also controllable. One more thing thats helps further, is they themselves get educated of the importance of good food. They start eating vegetables, dal, fruits, salads and various other delicacies that only a mother can prepare for her child.
  • Junk food and instant food are a strict no-no. Nowadays we hear in the news of obesity problem seeping inside children.
  • Why wait, all you mommies lets hold each other's hands and stand against all the processed foods across the globe. Our children require th best so lets serve the best

Enjoy parenting and have a great time!!!

Friday, 12 June 2015

New Video - Magic Block

hi friends please watch new video on magnetic magic block that helps the kids to create a house in easy manner.

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Why children love to grow up

Hi friends. How are you'll doing? Today we will talk about why childrenc love to grow up.

Kids try to ape elders whenever possible. Be it trying daddy dear's footwear, holding mom's purse all times or just imitating the way they talk on phone. Young toddlers simply adore to behave like grown ups.

Many times they see that elders scolding them to not perform some actions as they are too small. So naturally they get attracted to growing big sooner than later. 

They see a lot of privileges enjoyed by grown ups that are restricted to small kiddos. So yes surely children want to become big quickly.

Its always funny to hear them talk about how big and tall they and their other stories.

Always remember that you are their idols. So set a good example in front of them. No bad addiction or habits please.

Enjoy this time. Once kids actually grow up, you will miss these moments a lot. Enjoy parenting and have a great time.

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Only studying makes jack a dull boy, make him smarter

Hi friends
Today we are going to talk why only concentrating on studies makes kids dull and introvert. Its important to encourage overall development of your child. How let's jott it down

  • Give impetus to extra curricular activities. Gone are days when only studies were important.
  • Today's generation is a socially well connected worldwide. So its important to make your child socially connected to people.
  • Allow your child to create things whatever he wants.
  • If you see, even toppers of today are either a football champion or karate black belt.
  • The traditional streams have widened and have made way for vocational subjects.
  • Encourage your child to enhance his/her extraordinary skills, that will help him to relax and refresh. Whether it be drawing, swimming, karate, football, boxing, singing or dancing. 
  • The more you give space for your own flower to blossom, it will grow in a more natural way. 
  • Kids today, are so stressed with overload of studies, they have no time to breathe. Destress them. Give them a chance to be a bit free and allow them to open up about their wants tooo.
  • I am not saying studies arent important. But along with studies overall child development is important. Dont make them a bookworm, but enthusiastic sensitive and intelligent individuals.
  • In a week you can manage 2-3 days of training for your kid's favourite hobby. That way children will be able to get the benefit of both study as well as creativity.
  • Its time now, to stop being rigid and move on with the world.
Enjoy parenting and have a great time!!!!

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

When going gets tough tough gets going for kids in school

Hi friends. How are you guys doing. Now today I am going to talk on tough times for kids in school with the phrase When going gets tough, tough gets going"

Kids often feel unhappy to go to school when its their first day in school. They tend to cry and create a lot of fuss especially when they are just small little tots. Then children sometimes get scared to go to school as they have had a bad experience or had a fight, scolding too.

Remember parents can only soothe the kids in the best possible way. So, its your moral responsibility to comfort your child. Try to speak to your kid and find out the real reason for not going to school. There are times when they have just normal anxiety in facing the school. That will subside once kids get used to the habit of going to school. But if there is something serious, then you need to put your foot down and check it out. Meet the teachers, principal and get to know the actual reason. 

Dont always scold your children for acting lazy or showing disinterest in going to school. There always could be a hidden reason that justifies their behaviour. Even difficulty in coping up with studies can be one of the valid reasons for their reluctance to go to school. If thats the case, parents need to work more harder and help their children to become stress free and pass through that phase.

Its not easy for kids to cope with growing years. They also have their own issues and problems. So find it out. It could be a language barrier, communication problem or certain nervousness that makes the children uncomfortable.

Encourage your children to be brave and face any situation. Try to be with your child when he needs the most. If there is something really serious then you be beside him/her so that he is rest assured that the problem will subside.

Schooling is an important lesson of life. So the more children enjoy, its better for them. Be sensitive and caring. Your child needs it the most. 

Enjoy parenting and have a great time.


Sunday, 7 June 2015

New video- Capseller and the monkeys story for kids

Hi friends. Please watch new video on Capseller and the Monkeys, the famous story thats been told in a cardboard cut out manner. Enjoy the video and give your valuable feedback.

Enjoy parenting and have a great time!!!

Stuffed brinjal recipe for kids

Hi friends. Hope you are doing fine. Today I want to share a nice yummy recipe of stuffed brinjal. We all know brinjal is nutritious but kids don't really loolike the taste. 

Chickpea flour
Coriander powder
Turmeric powder
Chilli powder as per taste tolerance
Dry mango powder

Wash brinjals and dry it properly. Then slit brinjals into four from one side and keep it ready.

Now take chickpea flour and roast it till aroma comes. Then put all ingredients and mix well along with salt. Now stuff brinjals well and keep. Heat pan put oil, and asetafida, cumin seeds. Then place stuffed brinjals n cook it well till they turn golden brown. I am sure your kids will love the flavour and taste and ask for more. Enjoy parenting and have a great time

New video- My Home Flashcard Puzzle for Kids

Hi friends! I have created a new video on my home flashcard puzzle that has a set of 4 puzzles in it. Its a lovely presentation that helps the kid to understand the concept of kitchen, bedroom, hall and bathroom and the various things that are found in each of the rooms. Enjoy the video!

Happy parenting and have a good time!!!!


Wednesday, 3 June 2015

New video- Action words Flashcard

Hello friends. Watch out my new video on action words. Its a lovey presentation that will help you to teach your toddlers essential action words in a fun way. Enjoy the video and do send in your valuable feedback.

Enjoy parenting and have a great time!!!!

Monday, 1 June 2015

Appreciation is key to kids success

Hi friends hope all is fine with you guys. Everyone likes to get pampered and recognized. So let's today discuss topic on appreciation a key to kid's success.

Avoid being a nagging mother or father. Too much negativity and pessimism is injurious to health. Keep the environment competitive, healthy and positive.

Children learn and adapt better when their parents keep encouraging them.

Whenever your child achieves something, however small it may be, recognize his efforts and praise him. That really will energize his body system and make him prepared to strive for more. More the efforts, better will be his output.

Now, the other thing parents do often is comparison of kids together. Remember no two children are same. Each and every child is unique and has unique abilities. 

Too much pressure and expectations are one of the reasons kids committee suicide.

Parents are the guiding star for young guns of the world.

Give respect, earn respect. You are the live example for your children. Kids keep noticing our behavior and implement them. 

Appreciate your kids and enjoy parenting . have a gr8 time