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Q.   What should I do when my child refuses to go to the time-out area?

A..   This is aggressive research in action. Give your child a choice. Tell him he can go to his room on his own or you will take him back there for twice the time. Give him twenty to thirty seconds to think it over. If he doesn’t budge, usher or carry him back there for twice the time. Your child will quickly figure out the advantages of going to his room unassisted

 

Q.   What should I do when my children leave the time-out area before the timer goes off?


When it comes to preparing for the birth of a new child, we are keen to organise the nursery and prepare meals to freeze before the big day. Yet it seems strange that preparation for the actual event, which is more monumental than any other in the life of a woman, is often forgotten....


Adding more fat to diet will increase calories without adding bulk....


Teaching them the difference between appropriate and inappropriate touching will go a long way in protecting them from predators. As early as age 3, children should understand that parts of their body are.........


It is indeed such a big blessing to be a parent. Ask those who are not blessed with children or who lost their child to an illness or accident, and you would realize that being blessed with a child is a blessing and even if we spend all our life thanking the Almighty, we would not be able to thank Him enough!


As a parent, you can help shape your child's attitudes and behaviours toward physical activity, and knowing these guidelines is a great place to start. Throughout their lives, encourage young people to be physically active....


Diarrhoeal disease is the second leading cause of death in children under five years old and is responsible for killing around 760,000 children every year. Diarrhoea can last several days and can leave the body without the water and salts that are necessary for survival.


Exercise 1: Place your index finger about 12 inches away from your child’s eyes, gently ask her to gaze at the tip of your finger for 5-10 seconds. Now gradually and slowly move your finger closer and closer to her eyes. Practice this for 3-4 minutes, a few times a day. Afterwards, ask her to blink or squeeze her eyes shut to relax them.

 

Exercise 2: When you are outside, make your child practice looking at something very close, then gradually move her focus further and further away. Make her practice this for 30 seconds or so at a time whenever she is outside.

 


Tell your child “its dinner time let’s go to the dining table”.

Instruct him to wash his hands before every meal or snacks.

Make your child sit properly on his chair. Instruct him to sit back and not hunch over his plate with wrist and forearm can rest on the table or he can place his hand on his lap.

Make sure the child does not keep his bag or toy on the table.


“Don’t take candy from strangers” is an admonition millions of parents of pre-schoolers dish out to their young ones every time they venture from home without them. The warning is a valid one...


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