Junk food addiction is so common. Is your child addicted to junk food?
As parents we love our children so much! We want the best for them. And we know that the best starts with the best food.
The best food of course does not include junk food. The best food is healthy food. And we make healthy food available all the time - but somewhere along the way - we find that our children have somehow got addicted to junk food.
How does that happen? How does a packaged snack - bought the first time as a special treat - just take over our lives?
The explanation lies in brain and body science.
In this video - I take you through the process that leads to a child becoming a junk food addict. Watch the video to see what your role could be in your child's junk food addiction.
There is good news for you as well. All is not lost if you have a child who is addicted to junk food. It is not a situation that is beyond repair.
In my video I also tell you how you can rescue your child from Junk Food addiction.
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When your angelic child starts going to preschool - you are expecting everyone to praise him and love him the way you do.
But sometimes that doesn't happen
When you meet your child's teachers you are shocked to hear them call your child hyperactive.
If you are a parent whose child is being labelled hyperactive in school - do not despair.
Parenting Expert Dr Debmita Dutta tells you how simple it is to detect and remedy the cause for hyperactivity in children.
Reach out for help if you think there is something you are missing
What you think is a huge problem - may have a simple solution
We hope for a joyous time during Diwali
We hope that everything that we do will bring us happiness and will add to the excitement and cheer of the festival
However, many a times - because we are wearing what we rarely wear, cooking like we usually never cook and doing things like lighting lamps and crackers that we rarely do we find ourselves in the middle of accidents.
Accidents can get even worse if we do not know what to do immediately and are not able to deliver the correct first aid
Here are some guidelines on the first aid that may be required during Diwali
Stay safe - be happy
Diwali is the festival of lights and laughter
It is the festival of eating and celebrating and dressing up and meeting
It is a festival from which we plan to emerge rested and rejuvenated
However, sometimes - the excesses of the festival can cause us and even more so our children to fall sick
And when our children fall sick it can take the joy out of our festivals
So here are some tips to stay healthy through Diwali
The monsoons this year have been unusually generous with the amount of rain
And while all of us our grateful that we will not be short on water in the next year - we are also concerned about the health of our children
How can we keep them healthy - we wonder
The answer is - Health comes from fortification of the body against diseases
And the body must be fortified from within
The right foods must be eaten - in the right way
And foods that are not suitable must be avoided
Staying healthy is easy if some cardinal rules of nutrition are followed
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Your child is a part of you for several months before he is born
He is then your shadow for several years and does everything to make you happy for the next several years
And then suddenly - this inseparable part of your being says - he wants space.
"What space?" you ask
"How am I supposed to give my child space?"
Yes you need answers to those questions
In fact - those are the questions I am most frequently asked in my workshops and consultations
And I have summarized my recommendations in this video.
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Every child is born with a sense of humor
Babies start laughing even if you just start clapping your hands in front of them
But as children become older - busyness and the seriousness of life take over and children stop smiling and laughing
And this is dangerous.
The ability to laugh at the challenges life throws at us, the ability to laugh at your own mistakes, the ability to laugh at problems - is what keeps us afloat when we start to sink in life. And for this we require a good sense of humor.
We must constantly work towards building our children's sense of humor because it is the only weapon we can give them to fight the world with.
Are you building your child's sense of humor?
If you are not - then this video has some tips for you.
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The easiest way to prevent cavities is by brushing the teeth well
And the teeth can be brushed well only if you have a good tothbrush
If the variety of toothbrushes available in the market have you confused and wondering which one you should buy for your child - this is the video that will give the answer
Listen to Dr Krishnaraj from Delta Dental Care as he explains which toothbrush is best for your child and why
If your child is getting bullied - in the park, in the school bus or at school - you are sure to have a why me moment in which you question why your child gets bullied when there are so many others
It can be very disturbing if your child is the target of a bully or a bunch of bullies - and if you are wondering why they are picking on him - you need to understand that bullies pick on children who feel small.
Bullies pick children with low self-esteem.
Are you shocked to hear that your child has low self-esteem?
Children often develop low self-esteem and begin to feel small when we constantly criticize everything they do and we constantly compare them with others.
They begin to then feel small.
Even if they are physically big - in their minds they begin to feel small.
And these are the children who bullies are on the look out for.
These are the children they know they will be able to control - because these are the children who are desperate to fit in. These are the children who think being abused and degraded is a way of life.
If you want to keep your child safe from bullies - accept your child for who he is.
Accept him unconditionally.
Tell him that you love him for who he is and not what he does.
Fortify him with your love and acceptance and he will never be picked on by bullies.
A lot of parents I know - feel compelled to look happy and calm all the time in front of their children.
They feel guilty if they lose their tempers and get angry and upset when their children are around.
But this is a classical example of unnecessary guilt.
Children need to be aware of all kinds of emotions.
A truly emotionally healthy child is one who is familiar with both positive and negative emotions and is able to handle both kinds of emotions when he encounters them in himself and others.
A child who has never seen an adult get angry - may be shattered when his teacher scolds him in school
A child who has never encountered conflict at home may not be able to cope when he has a fight with his friends.
In addition a child who has never been exposed to negative emotions - may experience serious guilt when he himself feels angry or sad or upset because he may feel that he is the only one with these terrible feelings.
As parents we want to give our children the best of everything - but however good positive emotions may look - surrounding children in a non-stop flow of smiles and laughter may be harmful as well
One of the cardinal rules of good parenting is honesty
Be honest with your child. Do not pretend.
Your child needs you - just like you are - with your mix of positive and negative emotions. He does not need the person you are pretending to be.