Dyslexia in Kids

Who could forget Ishaan Awasthi from the movie ‘Tare Jamee Par’, the way he portrayed the character of a child suffering from Dyslexia. Thanks to that movie a lot of people (including me) for the first time became aware about this disorder. Now the question is What is dyslexia ?? A better way to understand is, to find out what it is

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ADHD in Girls

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD is the most commonly diagnosed mental disorder of children. In medical terms it is a brain disorder marked by an ongoing pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity interfering with normal functioning or development. Though it affects children and teens but can continue into adulthood as well. It affects around 1.5% children, affecting boys 5 times more often

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Child Bullying

One of the worse nightmare for a parent is when their child becomes the victim of bullying. It could happen anywhere: school, bus, playground the list is endless. My friend’s 4 years daughter faced severe physical bullying in bus by one of the senior boys. Each day she used to return crying, sometime even with a bruise on her body. That continued irrespective

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The First-Aid Kit at Home

It is very important to have a well-stocked first aid kit in our home especially with small kids, so that we can deal with minor accidents and injuries without getting panicked.The first aid kit should be locked and kept in a cool, dry place out of the reach of children. In fact we can make 2 first-aid kits, smaller one for the car and the bigger

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Thumb Sucking

Thumb sucking is a very common phenomenon especially among the infants. It means placing the thumb into the mouth and rhythmically repeating sucking contact for a prolonged duration. Sometime it is not only limited to thumbs but any piece of skin within reach (such as the big toe) and is considered to be soothing and therapeutic for the babies. Generally babies develop this habit

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Breast Feeding

Breastfeeding is a woman’s privilege and a child’s right. It is a ready-made food for the baby designed by the nature herself and it is beneficial for all the babies including the sick ones. Earlier people had lot of apprehensions about the breast milk but now the latest research shows that it is best food for a newborn baby. Like

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Cradle Cap in Babies

Cradle Cap in babies

Unlike the name suggests Cradle Cap do not have anything to do with Cradle or for that matter with the Cap!! On a serious note it is a thick yellowish or brown crusts and scales on the scalp of the new-born baby. Cradle cap in babies is a form of dandruff or seborrhea (roosi) which happens due to the natural secretion of hair

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Inculcating values in Kids

“Your beliefs become your thoughts, Your thoughts become your words, Your words become your actions, Your actions become your habits, Your habits become your values, Your values become your destiny.”  – Mahatma Gandhi It is every mother’s dream that her children should grow up with the right values. How easy it would have been if they just listen and become what we preach. But

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Febrile Seizure

Febrile Seizure (also known as febrile convulsions or fever fit) is a seizure generally associated with high grade fever but without any serious health issues. It is most common between children age 6 months – 3 years. Most of the seizures happens for less than the 5 minutes and the child is completely back to normal within sixty minutes of the

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The Fussy Eaters

Fussy eating is a very common phenomenon in kids though really tough to handle. Someday they like one particular food which they don’t like the next day, driving their parents crazy. In fact for kids it is more about making independent choices. Here we need to understand the working of their mind as they are neither having loss of appetite

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Baby Night Crying

Before getting into why some babies cry at night, it is important to understand most common reason due to which babies generally cry. These reasons are, Hungry or thirsty Getting bored Needs attention Fatigue Uncomfortable conditions (wet napkin, too hot, too cold, too many clothes, mosquito bites etc.) Medical condition (fever, pain, etc.) Anything else which is hurting or irritating

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