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Lockdown is stressful, and if you are a mother to a toddler locked inside four walls of your home, then one can only imagine. But there are few ways mothers can handle their toddlers.
Deprived of the outside world, limited access to amenities, errands to shopping malls and parks and playgroups are forbidden. What could be more nightmare for a new mom who believes in ” it takes a village to raise a kid” philosophy?
Ok, let’s face it. The situation is kinda out of control but there are few ways mothers can handle their toddlers, not only like a pro to cope up with the situation but creating a beautiful bond during this situation.
Most mothers are concerned with the unavailability of pedestrians and the giant task to take your kid to hospital amid lockdown. New mothers are particularly taking tremendous stress. What if the kid caught a cold? What if my kid vomits at night? What about vaccination? Never-ending thoughts…however, the mantra is to think less and keep a tab on basic things such as…
I was flabbergasted when my three-year-old received an invitation for online classes from school. It is inevitable that 2020 has thrown some hurdles on us. A year cut off from school is going to be one among them. However, there is no need to push your child particularly toddler into the entire process of online classes. Let them take their own time to relax, adjust, and move on. that makes…
My three-year-old was too clumsy towards online classes, she started panicking looking at teachers and other kids on the laptop screen. I completely stood against the idea.
Without any doubt, mothers are struggling to cope up with the time. Kids, household routines and work from home are making it worse. To maintain a toddler can be a hurricane task. However, toddlers seldom realize your problems. They need undivided attention no matter what. And we can blame them. Whilst all you need to spare some time ensuring undivided attention. Which means…
One of the best ways to develop a mother-child bonding is to indulge in playtime and reading time. Like any other routine, both are important factors that pave the way for developing cognitive and speech development in kids. Avoid cellphones, video games, and other gadgets during playtime. Instead, creatively mould the child into fun and learning.
In fact, in the past few months, there is an increase in negativity and obscurity in every home. Which has drastically increased by 35% after lockdown emerged? Suicide, death rate, mental illness talks are surging as every household talk. But seldom we notice two little ears all over us. Not until my three years old started panicking on stepping out of the house. I realized the blunder. Avoid hammering every now and then ” wash your hands”, “sanitize your toys ” instead of making it a routine habit without even mentioning the word COVID!
We relate metal illness, depression, stress and anxiety with adulthood. But sadly the plight isn’t different for children. One on every 10 children faces depression, anxiety, or other forms of the disorder. There is an utmost need to keep a tab on the mental health of your child.
The child is too low and gloomy, complaining a lot about physical pain like stomach ache, sleeping issues and unnecessary attention-seeking can likely signal.
In such cases, it would be a better option to seek professional help. Professional counsellors and psychologists are available online amid this ongoing situation. Take help.
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Sheeba Vinay is a writer, Compiler by profession. She is criminologist and a writing therapist. Her write-ups have been published in Lokmat Times, TOI and various platforms like Women's Web, Momspresso, Storymirror, India read more...
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I huffed, puffed and panted up the hill, taking many rest breaks along the way. My calf muscles pained, my heart protested, and my breathing became heavy at one stage.
“Let’s turn back,” my husband remarked. We stood at the foot of Shravanbelagola – one of the most revered Jain pilgrimage centres. “We will not climb the hill,” he continued.
My husband and I were vacationing in Karnataka. It was the month of May, and even at the early hour of 8 am in the morning, the sun scorched our backs. After visiting Bangalore and Mysore, we had made a planned stop at this holy site in the Southern part of the state en route to Hosur. Even while planning our vacation, my husband was very excited at the prospect of visiting this place and the 18 m high statue of Lord Gometeshwara, considered one of the world’s tallest free-standing monolithic statues.
What we hadn’t bargained for was there would be 1001 granite steps that needed to be climbed to have a close-up view of this colossal magic three thousand feet above sea level on a hilltop. It would be an understatement to term it as an arduous climb.
Women making compromises for the sake of their families is real; I have seen, heard and read about them. My family has been my biggest cheerleaders!
‘I suppose you will work after marriage?’ My (then) prospective mother-in-law asked a few minutes after we had met.
I was in the penultimate semester of my two-year MBA at IIM Indore. Amid lectures, libraries, badminton, extracurriculars, and placements, I somehow managed to discover my future life partner there. His parents had arrived in Indore from Lucknow to meet his choice and deliberate about blessing the marriage.
‘Yes, of course,’ I replied without blinking, trying to gauge her reaction.
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