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  • Baby Development : Month 22

    Your baby’s development You are about to witness the terrible two’s as they call it. Temper tantrums may most likely be one of the defining characteristics at this stage (consider your self lucky if you have been blessed with a calm child). Because your child’s actual skills cannot yet match up to his mind, he may know what he wants to do but may not be able to figure out how exactly to do it Continue Reading

  • Helping Your Child Deal With Peer Pressure

    “Come on let’s bunk class and have an ice cream instead.” “ Why do you wear such “behenji” clothes? In today’s world, children come with their set of opinions about what is “cool” and what is not. In a world where taking individual decisions itself is hard enough, your child is likely to face such challenging situations on a daily basis. Teaching him how to handle such situations will equip him with the necessary life Continue Reading

  • Baby Development : Month 21

    Your baby’s development It can seem to you that your toddler never actually stops moving, but if you notice carefully, you can see that he spends as much time looking around and observing his environment too. This is the age when he is likely to experiment with a lot of weird stuff, like putting things in the strangest of places; like an eraser in a nostril or stuffing a small toy down his throat. Instead Continue Reading

  • Baby Development : Month 20

    Your baby’s development The most prominent feature that you may notice about your 20 month old toddler may be his phobias which seem to have developed over night. So one week it might be strange noises and another week it might be tigers or doctors. You must understand that his imagination is developing at this stage and he cannot distinguish between what can actually happen and what cannot. So while you know that a tiger Continue Reading

  • Baby Development : Month 19

    Your baby’s development At 19 months, it may seem to you like your toddler’s main mission in life is to run all day. With curiosity being on an all term high and with abundant energy to match your toddler will literally keep you on your toes. Make sure that you provide your child with ample opportunities for safe play both indoors and out doors. Some of the toddlers at this age may be mellow, content Continue Reading

  • Baby Development : Month 18

    Your baby’s development Your toddler is now midway between one and two and the most striking thing that you will probably notice is that, your child will begin to show impatience for just about anything. If for instance, he tells you that he wants a toy now, he literally means at that very instant. So be prepared for lots of “I want it right now’s”. Your toddler at 18 months will know his limits, but Continue Reading

  • Baby Development : Month 16

    If he has mastered the art of waking a certain distance without falling or bumping into things, your toddler at 16 months might have bigger ambitions. He might try out a combination of activities; like for instance carrying a stack of blocks and walking. He might drag a stool, hoist himself up on it and try to climb on the table. This is a time when the whole world looks adventurous and exciting and in Continue Reading

  • Baby Development : Month 17

    Your baby’s development Your 17 month old toddler will love experimenting with his newly mastered skills. It will seem like he has just discovered the power of his vocal cords. So don’t be surprised if he starts yelling his head off and loves it. He will most likely start to open and close doors- any doors that he can find including fridge doors. You will also notice that your child enjoys the act of throwing Continue Reading

  • Baby Development : Month 15

    By now your little toddler may well be into the ‘terrible two’s’ He would most likely be running around and boy does he run!! This is the perfect time to help him be more aware of the sights and sounds and textures around him. So you can make him feel his soft cheeks and compare it with the rough scratchy daddy’s stubble. Introduce him to various scents like the scent of flowers in the air, Continue Reading

  • Baby Development : Month 14

    This is the time you can start ‘showing off’ your little one. He will love doing little tricks like waving daddy ‘bye bye’ or responding to verbal instructions like ‘show uncle your favorite toy’. In short, your baby loves being the centre of attention. Your baby’s development Your little one’s  vocabulary will most likely consist of 3 to 4 words. But you may notice that he understands more words than he can speak. If he Continue Reading

  • Baby Development : Month 13

    Your little bundle of joy has completed one year and you just can’t seem to believe how fast he is growing up. Now that he can safely be called a toddler, you may begin to notice subtle changes in his behavior. Your baby’s development For your 13 month old, you are still the center of his universe and he expects your world to revolve around him too. He is most likely to start attempting to Continue Reading

  • How to discipline your child

    Discipline is the process of teaching your child what is acceptable and what is not.  It is not a form of punishment.  Disciplining your child requires both commitment and effective communication.  You can teach your child how to be respectful and to follow rules. Through the use of rewards and consequences, you can show your child how to be respectful and follow rules. The word discipline is usually seen in a negative light as far Continue Reading

  • Help your Child handle Success and Failure

    In a world which labels everybody as a success or failure, it is very easy for your child to fall into the rat race, and be ecstatic about successes and go to any length to achieve it; and be equally disappointed by the smallest of failures and sink into depression or indulge in violent activities. One of the important lessons you can impart to your child, in the art of living is to handle success Continue Reading

  • Holidaying with Kids – 10 Places to Visit in India

    With the pressures of school and exams left behind safely, it is now time to plan (and execute) your much awaited vacation itinerary. In times where even a one-day trip to a mall or an amusement park with kids can leave you lying down with a glucose drip on your arm, planning a full fledged vacation with your kids during the scorching summer holidays seems a daunting task. With a careful choice of kid friendly Continue Reading

  • 6 Sex Tips for the New Parents

    In Indian families, the birth of a baby is a momentous occasion where everyone in the family join together to celebrate and welcome the new baby into their family. A newborn baby is definitely the apple of eye of everyone in the family and most parents put their baby above everything else, especially the mother. She gets so involved with her baby that she forgets the relationship that has existed between her and her husband Continue Reading