Does your baby's stranger anxiety upset you?
Don't get upset.
Stranger anxiety is a developmental milestone.
Learn about it and manage this stage well.
Read what to do in my article on Morisons Baby Dreams (@morisonsbabydreams)
Link : https://www.smartmums.in/how-to-manage-stranger-anxiety-in-babies
Speaking yesterday at a panel discussion on
"Diabetic friendly baking"
Which was part of India's only healthy baking conference #OMBCDiscover2021 (@ovenderfulmombakers)
Who needs to eat diabetic friendly bakes?
All of us.
Because diabetic friendly baking is healthy for all of us.
All of us need to understand how to bake keeping the GI and the GL low.
All of us need to ensure that our bakes are not just a mass of refined sugar, refined flour and poor quality fat.
All of us need to ensure that our bakes deliver the good carbs, high biological value proteins, good fats, vitamins, minerals and fiber that our bodies need.
Are there ways to do that without our bakes tasting bland and unappetizing?
Yes there are.
And that is what we talked about in our panel discussion.
A huge thanks to Dr. Kishan Delampady(@drkishanendo) Dr. Sweekritha Bhat and Dr. Smruti Nalawadi(@smrutinalawadi) for generously sharing lots and lots of extremely valuable articles that helped me to prepare for this talk.
And thank you Simran(@sim_ovenderful) for giving me the opportunity to be part of this esteemed panel.
I learned so much through my research and through the discussion.
December 3rd was the International Day of Persons with Disabilities
And it was my proud privilege to be part of this video on White Print created by Beautiful News.
White print(@whiteprintmag) is a lifestyle magazine in Braille created by Upasana Sharat(@upasanamakati)
I have been blessed to be a part of its efforts at creating a more equal world and prioritizing #inclusionanddiversity.
Being included in mainstream life is not an act of kindness that the disabled need from us.
It is their right to be included.
Unfortunately being inclusive continues to be about kindness and charity - which is frequently withdrawn when it is inconvenient for the able.
The COVID 19 pandemic has been a shameful example.
Being inclusive is one of our greatest needs today.
And not because the disabled need our kindness - but because we stand to gain so much when we live in a diverse world and learn to be inclusive.
Empathy is the currency of the future.
Empathy is what we will need to thrive in the new world.
If we don't cultivate empathy by learning to be inclusive - we will be reduced to just surviving instead of thriving.
Thank you Geeta C Yadav(@geetayadavgcy) for introducing me to this beautiful attempt at inclusion.
More power to you team White Print (@whiteprintmag)
May you continue to create the unmatched joy of leafing through a magazine for many many more.
Sleepless during pregnancy?
Here are some tips to avoid the tossing and turning in bed
3 Last minute EXAM tips for STUDENTS.
In this interview with Sipping Thoughts I share 3 tips that will help children who are taking the board exams perform better.
#published by Juggernaut Books
My 7th book.
This one is called
"Building Immunity in Kids"
Do we want to keep our children safe from diseases?
Yes we do!!
And yet several times....while doing what we think will keep our children healthy.....we actually increase their chances of falling sick.
We have to stop doing that.
We have to understand which parenting mistakes are impacting our children's immunity.
And we have to change our parenting to ensure that our children are healthier.
In this book I share the changes you can make.
Read it on the Juggernaut app(@juggernaut.in)
At my workshop on Sunday for Kreopl(@kreopl) - I spoke about -
1. Why teenagers are distracted and what we can do to help them focus
2. Why they procrastinate and what we can do to motivate them to do their work on time
3. Why they are unable to understand the consequences of not putting in hardwork. And how we can make them want to work hard.
The workshop was very well received by the extremely enthusiastic participants.
And I loved conducting it.
Then when we began the Q and A session - one parent asked me -
"What if one parent completely refuses to work on these aspects of the teenagers life with empathy and compassion like you have explained?
What if they continue shouting and punishing which you have said are completely counter productive?
What can be done?"
My answer -
Every child needs at least ONE person to be their safe space.
Every child needs at least ONE person who understands their challenges and is willing to work with them to find a way to overcome them.
Of course if they had two people (both parents) it would be amazing.
But one parent is enough too.
Begin with the right way of motivating your child to study.... And see your child's performance improve.
As your child's performance improves you will find the other parent changing automatically.
Because there will be nothing left to shout about and punish for.. ..They will stop shouting and threatening.
One person - one parent - is what every teen (child) needs to change
Be that one person.
Begin the transformation.
Don't allow the other parent's reluctance to change - stop you from helping your teen study and get good marks.
Thank you amazing parents and teachers of Vidyasagar Preschool(@vidyasagar.preschool) for your enthusiastic participation in my #parentingworkshop today.
It fills me with joy when I can help parents understand how their children's brains work... So that they can help their children be the best version of themselves.
Habits are a mystery of the brain that have only in recent times been deciphered by scientists.
What do habits do?
They make our actions effortless and automatic.
What if we know what the brain requires to 'learn' and create habits that facilitate learning?
That can make learning EFFORTLESS
And when learning is effortless - children are sure to fall in love with learning.
This is sure to make things really easy for parents who then don't have to keep using the carrot and stick to ensure school learning.
But what are these habits?
In my workshop I spoke about the 16 habits that -
1. Help the brain to grow
2. Help the brain to learn
3. Help the brain to apply knowledge
4. Help the child to become an independent learner
And I loved how parents received the workshop.
Very grateful for this opportunity.
"I am exhausted"
Is something you will say often when you are pregnant.
Of course pregnancy tires you out.
But eating these foods can help you feel better
I am conducting this very important #parentingworkshop for Vidyasagar Preschool this Saturday.
The workshop is called -
"How to Build Healthy Habits that Help in Early Learning."
Our habits make us who we are.
They determine what we do.
Especially when we are in challenging situations.
And early learning is challenging.
What does a child do when a page in a book has completely unfamiliar lines and squiggles on it?
Does the child try to make sense of it?
Or does the child panic and shut the book?
The child's response depends on a bunch of habits.
What are these habits?
How can we get a child to build these habits?
I am sure you want to know that because it could make your parenting journey so much easier.
And I am eager to share this knowledge with you.
Click on the link below and sign up for my workshop on Saturday.
See you there