healthy kids

Finding Zen at the dentist’s office – A parent’s guide to zapping your child’s fear of dental visits – Self Improvement Article

Ever heard of white coat syndrome? It is the fear of visiting doctors (and of course, dental visits). Or just about anyone wearing a white coat. Now most adults are terrified of dental visits—so let us not even talk about kids. To prepare them for their first, second or subsequent dental visit, parents can take measures beforehand and vanquish that fear for good. After all, oral care is important and dental visits are unavoidable—so why not make it a happy…

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How to raise a grateful child #AtoZChallenge #Parenting – Self Improvement Article

We live in challenging times—more so when it comes to parenting. Of courses we want the best for our children and in the process, end up overindulging them and this can have long term consequences—and not of the good kind. It’s a fact that childhood overindulgence leads to a sense of psychological entitlement. When parents overnurture children by doing things that their children ought to be doing for themselves, being too lenient, having no rules—in short, giving them too much,…

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Little Travel Bug #BookReview | Vidya Sury, Collecting Smiles

Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before. – Dalai Lama   Travel broadens the mind—there’s no doubt about it. As a child of the ’60s, I was fortunate to enjoy summer holidays that were earmarked for travel. The planning would begin months in advance, itineraries drawn around events we had to attend—marriages invariably took place during these months to facilitate maximum attendance. We’d travel in large groups that included children in various age-groups and this meant getting concession…

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Why breakfast is the most important meal of the day

Let’s talk about why breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and why it is crucial to start your day right with a nourishing breakfast. We’ve grown up learning that breakfast is the one meal that should not be skipped. Why? The reasons are endless. Besides fueling us with the energy to get through our morning and kick-start the day, it boosts our metabolism and helps in maintaining a healthy weight. It helps us focus at work and…

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