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How to encourage children to wash their hands
Being a parent during the COVID-19 pandemic is incredibly difficult. That’s not exactly a secret: everything from school to social engagements to birthdays has been fundamentally changed in 2020. This year it’s all about keeping our kids safe while at the same time allowing them to have as close to a normal childhood as possible. Other than completely locking down at home, there are few options for keeping them virus-free. Masks are playing a critical role in safety for everyone, adults and children alike. That’s why they’re mandatory at most schools and daycare centers, not to mention on playgrounds and other public areas where large numbers of people gather. The other surefire way to keep kids safe is making sure that they wash their hands whenever they enter our homes, and if they frequently use hand sanitizer in public spaces. This all makes sense on paper, but we all know that kids have minds of their own. It is one thing to tell a child that he or she needs to wash their hands, but that doesn’t always mean that they listen. This sort of limit testing is part of a normal childhood, but in 2020,....
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Out of all the things that our kids do to drive us crazy, whining has to be the silent killer. It is not a very extreme or damaging behavior, such as shouting or throwing things. However, whining can be very irritating because the half-cry, half-talk badger can continue for a long time driving parents nuts.Why do kids whine? How to deal with it? Read on.
Why Is My Baby Whiny?
The reason behind your baby’s whining is correlated to his age:
Toddlers most often feel as if they are not in control. They are overwhelmed by everything happening around them – sharing toys with another kid, hunger, lack of appetite, fatigue, too much energy. They are little bundle of contradictions. And when they feel overwhelmed, they whine!
Preschoolers have a tough life. They are....
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Being a single parent is always a challenge especially if you are a single father. Often single parent children grow up seeing emotions that may not be usual unlike those who have both parents staying under one roof. The bonding between two parents’ help children to understand emotions like love and care. On the other hand, it can also be a learning experience for children to see their parents not bonding with each other as it can make them understand what not to do. Any which way it is going to be a learning experience for the kids. Similarly, for single parents, they are left to gauge a lot of things on their own. It’s like taking on a new job with no training; expect the unexpected, every day might seem like a battleground. This experience can be all the more challenging if the parent is a single father. He would have to play a dual role of being a father and mother. Also read: Positive And Negative Effects Of Single Parenting
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Mood swings, also referred to mood fluctuations is defined as an evident change in a person’s attitude or emotional state or expression. It is a state of rapid mood changes. This could be in form of extreme depression which happens daily or at frequent intervals. Actual mood swings happen when a person becomes sad from being happy in no time and often without an explicable reason. A postpartum depression on the other hand includes symptoms as mood fluctuations, crying for no reason, emotional vulnerability, irritation, feeling sad and lonely, feeling of incompetence, but the symptoms are more serious and it is more enduring. These symptoms sometime need medical supervision. Let us first see the causes of mood swings and ways to control it. Then we will discuss the causes of postpartum depression, and managing it, after which we can list the differences between the two.
Causes of Mood Swings
A strong mood swing is noticeable in women who undergo pre-menstrual disorder. Sometimes....
As a parent, you want only the best for your child. However, you may sometimes forget that challenging your child to pursue new hobbies is one of the best ways to help them grow. It’s okay to let them have plenty of downtime in the summer – they deserve it after a long school year. But they will only benefit from taking up new skills and overcoming new obstacles. This is how they develop strength and become the best versions of themselves. You know your little one best, and it is important that you don’t push them too hard. But, encouraging them to try new things and face new challenges is one of the best gifts you can give to them. Here are three suggestions to challenge your kids this summer. 1) Learn to Play an Instrument As a parent, allowing your child to try something new is sometimes scary. It can be difficult to see them struggle or even fail with a new challenge, and you may feel the need to protect them from these failures at all costs. While it may be hard to watch your child struggle at any point, trying new....
If you are a mother and working, you would be struggling day in and day out to find that elusive work-life balance. With too little time on your hands to too much to be done, it can sometimes be a nerve wrecking experience. Whether you work out of choice or out of necessity, there will be some days when you will begin to question your choices. For women juggling with these double roles, there can never be enough hours in a day to finish chores in hand. In this write up, we have tried to put together some lifesaving hacks in one place, hoping that some of them will work for you and save you from going insane.
Cooking Hacks For The Working Mom
Plan the menu in advance Good things tend to come to those who are organised, and that is a fair truth. Chalk out what you are going to cook when well in advance for a week, involve your kids and spouse, go shopping the same day and take a breather. Now you do not have to brainstorm every evening finding something to cook for dinner, and then rush to the supermarket because you forgot that key ingredient on today’s menu is already out