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Impact Of Parental Alienation On Children

When parents are separating or are engrossed in their careers and leave their children with relatives, it’s hard to understand what the kids go through. Sometimes the child doesn’t get the love and care they want from their mom and dad. This type of distancing can become emotional alienation.

What is Parent Alienation Syndrome?

Parent Alienation syndrome isn’t a medically proven syndrome, but that doesn’t mean the effect of it cannot happen. The effect of this syndrome can last longer than you can imagine.

Here are some signs of the effect of parent alienation –

  • Child refuses to talk to parents
  • Child requests one parent to not attend school with them
  • Disrespects parents
  • Mistreats favours

Psychological effect of parent alienation –

  • Has negative feelings for parents
  • Psychological trauma like stress, and anxiety
  • Low academic performance
  • Disturbance in sleep

Though none is saying, not to separate if you have a troubled marriage or focus on your career to have a better life, don’t let your child feel abandoned.

How To Introduce Your Love Interest To Your Parents

Are you planning to introduce your parents to your partner? First and the most important step is to tell them in advance. Let them soak in the fact that you have a partner. Give them time to get to know your partner through you and then decide when to set up a meeting in person.

Don’t want things to mess up? Here are things you can do while introducing your partner to your parents –

 

 

1. Talk About Strengths

Before they meet each other, tell them your partner’s strengths. Tell your partner about your parents. This way all of them will know something about each other, and most importantly they will have something to talk about.

 

2. Don’t Leave Them Alone

Leaving them alone for a long time can make things awkward between them. For starters, they don’t know each other. They might feel at ease when you are around.

 

3. Make Them Comfortable

You are the only common factor between them. Keeping them comfortable is a tick in your box. Crack a joke or share a similarity (that’s positive) between you and your partner. Let the conversation be light and fun instead of a serious one.

 

4. Choose a Suitable Venue

Venues matter a lot during this situation. Ask your parents if they want to go out or call your partner home. If you are going out, make sure you choose a place where you can sit and talk. Loud music can be a problem when your folks meet your partner for the first time.

All the best!

Why Keeping Your Kids Busy All Day Can Affect Them

Online classes, dance, art, sports, music, sounds a lot for one day. It’s not a good idea to keep your child’s schedule overbooked.

Sometimes kids who are doing many things don’t know how to pass their time when they are bored. They constantly need to indulge in activities to keep themselves occupied.

Some children can even get into depression because of stress. They are too young to handle the pressure we do as adults. Giving them some time to think, daydream, and also roam around doing nothing is essential.

 

Children who have an overbooked schedule seem to be –

  • Tired all the time
  • Irritable. They would act weirdly, not eat, not talk, not sit with you, and cry. It’s a sign that they are not able to handle their schedule.
  • Nervous. They would feel nervous about missing their classes, not finish the work, and how they perform.
  • Easily distracted. Their mind will get into the habit of doing several things, and hence their focus can be shifted easily.
  • Headaches. This should not happen to your kids, especially at a young age. Your child will experience headaches only when their minds get over-worked.

 

Parents should balance the schedule, and it is okay if your child is sitting idle. As parents, consider activities that can be done on a personal level. Make sure your child’s health is getting compromised at any given point. The schedule should have enough time for them to spend time with you, their friends, and eat properly.

Summer Activities That You Can Do With Your Children

Are your kids hooked on to tabs and mobiles? Do you not know how to keep them entertained? During COVID, everyone has been staying at home and working. Some of you may have understood the lifestyle we have set of our kids is wrong, and if you are continuing to do so well, what do we say.

The introduction of electronics at an early age hampers the natural growth of the child’s brain and, yes, it’s an addiction that’s hard to succumb. Even if you are enrolling your child in some activity online, make sure they don’t have to spend more than 1-hour on the screen.

Introduce some fun activities that the entire household can do. These activities will help you bond with your kids and forget about your workload for some time.

Here are some activities that you, as a family, can do –

1. Art & Craft

Many tutorials are available on Youtube that you can see and teach your kids. Whether it’s painting, craft, music, dance, or any activity that your child shows interest in try that out with them. They would feel happy if they think they are not the only ones who find these things hard.

2. Cooking

There are many kid-friendly recipes that you can make with your kids. Introducing cooking to children will help them understand many things like motor movement, strength, and rolling. Teach them how to make hummus, salsa, sandwiches, vegetable cutting (with butterknife), baking, and even how to knead a dough.

3. Sports

Yes, with the lockdown and scare of coronavirus, the outdoor activities have stopped. But who says you can’t play a sport in your porch or even a gully? Of course, you can play badminton, cricket, stappu, or even running. These exercises will not only be good for kids but also for you.

4. Book Club

Many tutorials are available on Youtube that you can see and teach your kids. Whether it’s painting, craft, music, dance, or any activity that your child shows interest in try that out with them. They would feel happy if they think they are not the only ones who find these things hard.

Add some more activities that you feel your kids are interested in doing. If they don’t like arts don’t force them to like it, instead teach them something they like.

Build A Bond With Your Sister

Do you and your sister fight a lot? Do you become best friends after 5 minutes? Well, that’s how a sister’s relationship works. Sisters fight and sort things out. But as much as they argue with each other, they can fight FOR each other.
Getting along with your sister(s) is crucial to maintain a lifelong and strong relationship. It’s okay to fight once a while but, in the end, forgive each other and sleep happily. Never go to bed angry or upset.

Here are a few ways you can strengthen your bond with your sister –

1. Encourage Her

This is the key to any relationship. If you encourage your sister to score well, congratulate her when she does. It’s important to keep someone motivated.

2. Respect Her Boundaries

If she doesn’t like a thing, respect that. Do not force it on her. Imagine if she did the same with you. You wouldn’t like it either, so why should she? If she isn’t feeling great, let her know you are with her always but, don’t force her to tell you things.

3. Talk Things Out With Parents

If you feel handling her is a bit of a problem, talk to your parents. Talk in such a manner that you don’t diss her. Don’t expect your parents to scold her or talk to her. Ask for a solution and handle it from there.

4. Avoid Topics That End With Conflict

If you know there are things that she feels strongly about, don’t discuss it with her. You have your own political, religious, and love opinions, and so does she.

While, building a bond with your sister remember, to always remind each other about your availability for them.

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