Stop worrying about infant weight, let's talk about Infant Cognitive Development - Motherhood brings various challenges with it, some tricky and few outright trivial. Challenges from basic hunger need to the overall development of the child. The first six months of motherhood is exclusively dedicated to nutrition and breastfeeding. When the child outgrows of our … Continue reading All you need to know about Infant Cognitive development
'An Enthusiastic Heart Finds OPPORTUNITIES Everywhere.' - Paulo Coelho This is my last post in 'Gleeful-Parenting' series! We started with 'A' and today it's over-whelming writing the last alphabet - 'Z'. Over these 26 letters, I have learned many things and introspected through the journey of writing. It is funny how positivity leaves it's marks … Continue reading A Zeal for Gleeful Parenting
What's your X-Factor? We all have that one thing, which makes us proud of yourself and others, isn't it? In marketing, we call it USP - Unique Selling Proposition. We all have this X-factor, however, at times take few attempts to realize it. Like for me I always had a flare towards writing, but never … Continue reading What’s your X -Factor of Parenting?
Words of Wisdom - Positive and inspiring quotes every parent must share with children. Have you ever wondered how few positive quotes and words fill us with energy and good vibes? I always had a thing for good quotes and like using them in my writing and conversation. Quotes which touch our right chord and … Continue reading Words of Wisdom – Gift them the Knowledge
'Change is the Law of Nature' - Embrace Children's Vision for Future. We often find ourselves at crossroads with children when it comes to change. But can we stop the change; no we cannot and should not. Because change is inevitable. We try to contain change as per our convenience, but when it goes beyond … Continue reading A Vision for Future – Embrace Change
Supportive parenting - we all like to be a supportive parent, but at times misjudgments lead to a deadlock between parent and child. Our daughter is going to be six soon, and she is a chatterbox. I have seen our bonding equations changing over a period of time. I see her more relaxed while talking … Continue reading United We Stand – Supportive Parenting
School Safety for our children is a joint effort of Parents and School administration. The recent episodes of violence against children have shooked the entire nation. Everyone is talking about the safety of children and measures to create a safe environment. Two out of three children in India are subjected to some form of abuse, as … Continue reading School Safety – Creating safe environment for Children
During my research work for Gleeful-Parenting series, I stumbled upon 'Respectful Parenting'. For me, this style of parenting is an immediate connection. I am groomed like an individual since childhood, parents have always given me the liberty to say my choice. They discussed and respected my ideas on things related to me. From the decision to choose … Continue reading Respectful Parenting – Child Development
You ask any parent, the first thing 'parenting' taught them; the answer would be - Patience. I am no different, parenthood taught me patience. The virtue I was badly lacking in my life. Being an impulsive and little rebellious my first reaction would always be a 'jerk-reaction'. Family, and friends even partner pointed out several times in past. … Continue reading Parenting and Patience – GleefulParenting
"No, you are not supposed to touch that." "Never say that again." "Do not open that please." "You should never do anything like this." These are most frequent statements we use with children throughout our daily conversation. Many cannot find the reason for highlighted terms/ words. As per behavioral experts and child psychologists, parents who use NO … Continue reading Never say NO – Gleeful Parenting has no space for No
Kind attention parents - Parents of grade 1 children please wait in the reception area. The class coordinator will address you soon.' The announcement was made by school staff and we waited eagerly to be addressed by the primary class coordinator. Excitement is palpable on each parent's face, as kids have just graduated from pre-primary … Continue reading Kind Attention Please – Act of Balancing
Housekeeping – You need to keep it Clean Around a year ago or so, when daughter was playing with her friend at home, I was traumatized seeing all the mess. Toys, games, books, crayons, play doh and piles of puzzle blocks all were scattered in the room. Unable to control the situation and mess, I … Continue reading Housekeeping Time – Clean up is Fun
Child - Education beyond books Sunita worked as house-help all her life; washing dishes, mopping floors, sweeping, laundry she accepts any of these chores with a smile. With fixed changes for each job, she is highly recommended house help of her area. Over chatty if you give her a chance by asking questions about her … Continue reading Education Beyond Books
Kindness, Empathy, Compassionate these are certain qualities we parents wish to have in our kids!!! I recall a funny subject called 'moral science', been taught to us when we were at school some decades back.... which spoke big about being morally correct all the time with classic illustrations from all time greats, But that was … Continue reading Are you a Kind Mommy??
Easy peasy tips of Potty training toddlers. Ask a new mom her biggest challenge with a toddler or growing kid; the answer would be – Potty Training. In the mommy community the biggest stress is when playschool attendant asks this question – ‘Is your child Potty Trained? ’Or when you planning an outing with the kid … Continue reading Easy Tips for Potty Training Toddlers