Kids

Temper tantrums are a common characteristic in toddlers, as it is how they express their frustration or inability to communicate their needs. However, older kids may also have occasional temper tantrums. It isn’t uncommon for a 5 or 6-year-old child to throw a tantrum when they don’t get what they want, they feel ill, or
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From the time they are babies, children prefer to sleep with their parents. They feel secure when they sleep near their parents, and it is natural for them to want to continue this past infancy. In many families, children continue to share the family bed well into childhood. However, co-sleeping can cause poor sleep for
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When your child was a baby, they needed you to do everything for them. As they grow older, their ability to tend to their needs improves. By the time they are a toddler, they have the capability to do a lot more things on their own. Parents can begin training their child to be independent
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No standard method of learning is effective for all children. Different ways of processing information are effective for different children. Educators have broadly classified learning styles into three types—visual, auditory, and kinesthetic. If you identify which of these best describes your child’s learning style, you can help him tailor their study habits for better academic
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Household pets are often responsible for many childhood allergies. Common pets like cats, dogs, hamsters, and birds shed dander, fur, saliva, and droppings which contain proteins that act as allergens and trigger reactions in allergy-prone children. Furry pets are usually the most allergenic. Non-shedding animals like reptiles, fish, and amphibians rarely cause allergies. How They
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Your child’s shoes should not only be the right size and fit, but it should also protect your his feet and function efficiently. Hence, shoe shopping shouldn’t be done in a hurry. The following tips will help you pick a pair of shoes that satisfy these essential criteria. 1. Determine the Right Size Using the
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School buses are a safe and popular means of transportation for school-going children. However, accidents are possible, as with any other mode of transport. The good thing is that many likely accidents can be avoided when proper safety measures are followed. Here are the safety aspects that you should be aware of when your children
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Your child(ren) transitioning from kindergarten to the first grade is a significant milestone in their life. Although every child is unique in their capabilities at different ages, there are certain physical, social, cognitive, and emotional milestones that every child should achieve before they begin first grade. While some may be better in some things than
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Outdoor activities are essential for the overall health and development of young children. These activities provide exercise and sensory stimulation, and also improve their problem-solving skills and imagination. Outdoor activities are essential for the overall health and development of children. Here are some exciting outdoor activities for children under the age of six. 1.Gardening Introduce
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Kindergarten marks a child’s official entry into the formal education system, and this is where they will be introduced formally to letters, numbers, sounds, words, and many more fundamental concepts. We should remember that school is a new environment that your child isn’t familiar with, and it will take time for them to get accustomed
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Every family needs rules and discipline, but how it is enforced will vary according to each family’s parenting style. Parenting style not only refers to the limits and consequences that parents use to influence a child’s behavior, but it also includes the manner in which the parents display affection. There are three main styles of
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Picture books heavily rely on illustrations to convey the story. The image-driven style of storytelling makes these books ideal for young readers. Whether you want your child to start reading books on their own or you want to read with them, picture books are a perfect choice. So, what picture books should you buy for
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE The koala is a furry, tree-clinging marsupial that thrives on a herbivorous diet. A native of Australia, the koala is not a bear although it’s often referred to as the ‘koala bear’. Cuddly, with claws as sharp as a cat’s, the koalas are cute and fascinating. Find out more about
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Truth or dare? Let’s begin with the truth, shall we? Every one of us must have played the fun, sometimes bold and silly, game called Truth or Dare at least once in our lives. Even though it was first played way back in the 17th century, the game never got
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Image: iStock IN THIS ARTICLE Periods or menstruation is a natural biological activity that occurs in every healthy woman. As a mother you will be prepared for it with your prepubescent daughter, but do you need such preparation for boys too? Do boys have periods? MomJunction takes a closer look at this commonly confused phenomenon
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There are so many things that a teenager might want to do to be cool or fit in. This could lead to distractions and acquiring habits that are probably not good for them. If your teen gets bored quickly, spends too much time playing video games or watching Netflix, you should try and give them
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Respiratory problems can be troublesome for a baby. Some are mild and can be treated with oral medications and vapor rubs. But some could need the medicine to be directly delivered to the lungs, for quicker and more effective results. A nebulizer serves this precise purpose. Nebulizers are used for
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Teenage and high school is hard, yet enamored with a lot of optimism and excitement about what’s going to come. Adolescence brings you once-in-a-lifetime experiences, almost all of which are documented in books and several entertaining movies for teens. From romance, thrill to adventure and crazy action, we find everything in a teenage movie. In
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The variety of children’s books you have today is overwhelming. Fantasy, mythology, suspense, comedy, and satire are just a few genres in children’s fiction. Whether your children are avid readers or are just starting to get used to reading, there are plenty of good books to choose from. If your child has just begun reading,
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iStock The New York colony was among the oldest inhabited places in pre-independent America. Although it was under the control of the Britishers for a significant time, it did not always have a British occupation. So how did the New York colony come into existence and who were its original inhabitants? Here is a MomJunction
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Image: iStock Your usually calm boy gets inquisitive; your little princess no longer likes her pet name. The once mama’s boys and daddy’s princess are now teenagers, who have several questions and are eager to know the answers. It is that phase in your kid’s life where your parenting needs to shift gears as your
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Gushing hormones, boyfriends, girlfriends, school, peer pressure and so much more. Ah, teen life is not easy! Teenagers have to deal with multiple emotions as it is, and a stressful skin condition is the last thing they want to worry about. That said, skin care for teens is the first
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By the time your child is in the third grade, they would know how to read and write. It is also the time when children develop a keen interest in books. You can encourage that interest in reading by giving them the right kind of books to read. What kind of books would a third
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iStock Nicknamed ‘the land of the rising sun’, Japan is a small country in Asia with a crimson sun at the center of its flag. The civilizations and culture of the country have been among the oldest in the world. Japan has influenced the world and continues to do so even today, thanks to its
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Image: iStock IN THIS ARTICLE When you are taking a baby/ toddler in a car, you need to secure them in a rear-facing car seat in the back. But if you are driving alone with your baby, keeping an eye on them at all times, without turning back, is difficult. Not knowing how they are
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