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Ep. #24. Tackling sibling feuds
Teaching life skills is an important task and what if I told you its no rocket science. And you can teach things like assertiveness, problem-solving through everyday situations you encounter at home. Confused?
Children learn these life skills better when are not asked to share their toys and handling Sibling fights better will help your child learn these skills subconsciously. Let me show you how.
Have you seen a child who doesn’t act his age? He/she might act childish, have weird mannerisms like flapping hands or he might be drooling, constantly pulling his mum’s dress, keeping his head in a particular position. If you still haven’t made up an image in your mind then here is a clue. Rohit from the famous Bollywood movie “Koi mil gaya”.
In medical terms, this disorder is called “intellectual disability” previously known as “mental retardation”
Ep. #22 Modern Parenting Trends In The Post-Pandemic Era And How To Handle Them With Behavioural Expert Dr. Marcie Beigel.
Today’s episode is for all those parents who are struggling with challenging behaviours in children due to the pandemic. We will discuss some realistic, actionable behaviour Changes and learn how to evolve in parenting.Our Guest today is Behavioural Expert- Dr. Marcie Beigel. She is the author of two best-selling books.She has been a guest behavioural expert on national media, including FOX, ABC, NBC and many more.
Today’s episode is for all those parents who are worried about their child’s growth and development. Height is determined by genetics, hormones, environment and diet. Here we will discuss all the factors that might lead to stunted growth or your child not reaching his full genetic potential in height.
Every mom has a constant worry in the back of her mind, whether her child is eating well, and growing right or not. We try to map our kid’s growth by the portions of food they finish. What we eat doesn’t always translate into growth.
What does raising kids imply? Providing a roof over the kids, food on the table and an education that can empower them to become independent in the future.
This definition of raising kids was fine and even perfect until the late 2000s. All 90s kids would agree that this is the way we were raised and we turned out great, I’d say kickass.
But after having turned into parents, this same methodology doesn’t seem to work. Was the plan at fault? No, but the times have changed now. The level of care and love, the extent of affection and intrusion into the space of a child that was enough and acceptable in the past now seems overwhelming to our kids.
Today’s episode is for all those parents who are struggling with disciplining their child and the common behavioural problems that come with it. We have discussed things like poor behaviour, validating feelings, over parenting, setting boundaries, positive reinforcements and much more.
For giving us a deeper insight into child discipline techniques we have with us a special guest all the way from new jersy USA- katie rose Gately.
She is the founder of the behaved brain wellness centre, a licensed professional counsellor, A board-certified behaviour analyst and an integrative health coach. She has been in practice, working with parents, families and children for 15 years.
Ep. #18 Money Matters- Teach your child how to handle and spend money consciously.
We will be talking on how to introduce the concept of handling money to kids. Kids nowadays feel they are entitled to receive the things they want. Teaching about handling money can be divided into three things- Spending, Saving and Sharing.
Ep. #17 How To Connect With Your Tweens And Teenagers. With Developmental Psychologist Dr. Mary Ruth Hackett
Today’s episode is for all those parents who are struggling with their tweens or teenagers. I dread that time when my toddlers will turn into teenagers. Because just like toddlers teens too have a mind of their own.
There are so many hormonal changes taking place in a teens body along with peer pressure clubbed with the need to prove themselves to the world or their parents. They almost get crushed under all that pressure And some fall into bad habits as well like Lying, drugs, or worse getting pregnant. Disciplining a child without yelling or spanking constitutes a major part of gentle parenting. It is an approach that most modern parenting trends support.
Ep. #16 How to Identify infantile spasms and take action. With President of Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance- Kari Rosbeck
If you are a new mom then this episode is for you. we have spoken about a medical emergency called Infantile spasms. For giving us a deeper insight into the topic we have with us the President and CEO of Tuberous sclerosis Alliance- Kari Rosbeck. She will shed some light on how we can increase the awareness about these spasms among parents, caregivers and practitioners.
If you are struggling with a kid who is lying then today’s episode is for you. We will be discussing Why do kids lie? And what you can do about it without making a big deal out of it.
As much as we might like to think that our children will always tell the truth, the reality is that lying is something most children will resort to at one point or another. It’s worth noting that telling lies is a natural part of child development and that in most cases, children outgrow this behaviour.
Studies show that lying is common from age 4 to 17, and by age 7, kids can tell a lie so well that often their parents can’t even tell they’re being untruthful.
Today’s episode is for all those parents who have to step out of the house for running errands but are troubled by constant calls from kids or their spouse. Yup as simple as that.
I am going to help you run your errands, as smoothly as possible. Confused? What I am referring to is “Are your kids independent enough?”
Ep. #13 Infertility And IVF With Dr. Riddhi Doshi. (Gynecologist, Obstetrician And Fertility Specialist)
Today’s episode is for all those couples who are struggling to enjoy the fruits of parenthood. I am talking about difficulty in conceiving.
It can be especially confusing to understand what advice to follow if you’re trying to conceive when there are so many people and resources out there, ready to advise you.
So in today’s episode, we will take a closer look into what infertility looks like and if diagnosed with it then it’s not the end of the world.
To give us some valuable insights on the topic we have with us today a special guest who is a gynaecologist, obstetrician and a fertility specialist from Bombay, Dr. Riddhi Doshi.
Today’s episode is for all those parents who are struggling with a highly sensitive child. Identifying their traits and then handling them in a gentle way is the key to providing them with a happy childhood.
Let’s begin with decoding our kid’s behaviours like shouting, slamming doors and throwing things. I am sure we all have had our fair share of these and to provide us with some valuable insights into child behaviour we have with us, Jen Harrison. She is the author of the famous children’s book- Just as you are.
Imagine you’re in a showroom and a child is pulling his mums dress, coaxing her to buy him a toy. Another one at the restaurant is creating a ruckus, throwing food around and spilling drinks.
Or the commonest one, I am sure you all must have witnessed this, temper tantrum on the floor of the supermarket. Disciplining a child is no rocket science. You should also know why it’s important to discipline your child. You don’t have to reinvent the wheel. And there is definitely no need to find revolutionary ways of doing it. Especially in these times when you have tons of research and new strategies coming up every day, all aimed at helping you discipline your child without yelling or spanking.
Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects 1 in 59 children. Today’s episode is for all those parents who are worried about the development of their child.
Have you noticed your little boy is not doing many things that other kids of his age are? This is a very normal phenomenon because every child is different and so is their pace of catching up on things. But it can also be an indicator of a developmental disorder.
As parents, we only wish to raise well-disciplined kids. No one likes an ill-mannered child with unruly behaviour. In an attempt to achieve that, we mix and match different types of discipline techniques that do not involve yelling or spanking. they are usually the ones, we have either been bought up with or have learnt from personal experience.
Many new discipline techniques keep arising, but the basic principle behind them remains more or less inspired by 5 basic techniques. Let me list them down for you.
- Positive Discipline
- Gentle Discipline
- Emotion Coaching
- Behaviour Modification
- Boundary-Based Discipline
If you have a teenager, the first thing I would like to say is “God bless you with all the help you need” Getting a teenager to listen to you or make them do something you want seems impossible.
There is a lot going on the mind of a teenager, from hormonal changes to peer pressures, puberty and parental pressures. All of these might crush their little mind.
I like to look at teens as independent humans who are capable of doing anything in the world. They possess immense potential for creativity; they only need to be guided in the right direction.
Did you know that your gut is referred to as the second brain because it is physically connected to it? Trying to reduce stress, anxiety and overwhelming feelings begin by working on your gut-brain connection.
In today’s episode, we are going to discover how our gut controls our feeling emotions and our health and how we can tame this little monster.
- The happy bugs and the fat bugs that reside in our tummy.
- The connection between our moods and our gut.
- Is mom brain a myth or a reality?
- What is IBS irritable bowel syndrome? Why is so common in mums?
- Understanding cravings and their true reason.
- The invisible load of motherhood and how not to get overwhelmed with it?
Raising happy children is not just a philosophical concept read in parenting books, it is something that is to be learnt and lived practised daily. I have always given importance to mindful parenting in min talks and that is because kids do grow up on their own without your intervention, but their tiny little brain doesn’t know how to handle this test called life.
Talking on the same lines we will be discussing some basics of parenting like
- Raising the self-esteem of a child
- Raising happy children
- Maintaining boundaries
This episode is for parents who want to be sure that technology doesn’t harm their child and family.
- Here i am going to discuss the American academy of pediatrics -recommended screen time for kids of all age groups.
- Tangible tips on how to handle toddlers and their addiction to screens?
- ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE DEVICES like alexa or ok google have paved a way into our homes. They make life so much easier for us adults but what about our younger ones who are exposed to it from such a young age?
- How to stop devices from replacing you in their memories? Yes it’s happening and we aren’t even aware of it.
- EMOTIONAL HAZARDS of social media use among teenagers. Teens have the ability to alter any and every detail about themselves using various social media apps and they get to see the results first hand. Validation in the form of likes and comments only leads to increased dissatisfaction with one’s true self.
- How can we deal with this in a positive way so our teenagers are able to handle themselves better on social media and not get affected by the opinion of their peers or the world?
- Have you heard of the term called – TECH NECK SYNDROME
- DIGITAL DEMENTIA – It is non Alzheimer’s type dementia that occurs in younger individuals.
#1 We will be starting with dieting.
It is like the new trend. People on any kind of diet are first advised to cut down on sugars. And they resort to artificial sweeteners.
Artificial sweeteners are a healthy alternative to sugars – myth/fact?
#2 Next we speak about Intermittent fasting (IF) which is a diet regimen that cycles between brief periods of fasting, with either no food or significant calorie reduction, and periods of unrestricted eating.
We have covered all that you need to know before you jump on the bandwagon called dieting.
It is very easy to brush off behavioural issues in children as tantrums or misbehaviour. Anxiety is one of the common behavioural problems that is often mislabeled and thus remains undiagnosed. Most of the time anxiety stems from something. the usual culprits are transitions of any kind, or changes in their routine.
For eg. you may notice a difference in your child behaviour from joining a new school or changing homes. It is fairly easy for adults to cope with these things but for kids, its isn’t.
Did you know that your gut is responsible for 70% of your immunity? So whatever you eat directly affects your defence against diseases. Here I talk about who are these good bacteria and why are they important? What are pre biotics? probiotics? and how these help in losing weight? Remember how on every visit for a regular check-up with your doctor you would be advised to increase your fibre intake and drink lots of water. as it turns out, humans can’t digest fibre. then why consume them anyway. It is because fibres serve as food for the gut bacteria who keep you healthy.
With everyone at home, no schools, no maids, and lockdown in effect, handling kids is becoming difficult by the minute. And it’s not just the kids. Strained interpersonal relations, increased workload and financial problems due to lockdown are making things worse. Thinking and worrying about what will happen in the future, with increasing COVID 19 cases and death toll, everything seems dark n gloomy. Tune in for making parenting a little easier in this pandemic.
The first thing I want you to acknowledge is that parenting is some serious business. Positive parenting and gentle parenting aren’t just bookish terms. the solution to most child behaviour problems lies in them and I am going to show you how. Now a days parents are well aware of things like helicopter parenting, and elephant parenting but they are dumb founded when their child is throwing a tantrum. Or when you get calls from his school, complaining of his bad behavior.