Is video calling not a part of screen time? Find out what an expert says

By Dr Puja Kapoor As recommended by American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), children below 18 months of age should not be exposed to screen time, except for when they are video-chatting with family, friends, etc. It has been well-researched and documented that an infant’s language development is more effective by live presentation than by a …

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5 useful home activities for children during Covid-19 lockdown

We are very patriotically following the instructions given by our government in preventing Covid-19 spread by abiding to the rules of lockdown. But while we are safeguarding our physical health, we must also be able to keep ourselves mentally healthy. For a Good mental health it is important that we keep ourselves meaningfully occupied in …

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Skills that teenagers can develop during their stay at home

With lockdown 4.0 in force, children continue to be home and attend online classes, whereas working parents have gradually started going to their workplace. As educational institutes might take long to start operating normally, it is crucial that we teach our children get used to this way of living, learning and working. Adolescence is the …

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10 life skills and useful activities that teenager can learn during lockdown

Everyday skills and practical knowledge could be instilled in a teenager by using the free ‘excess time’ and turning it into a memorable moment. This difficult time of COVID 19 could be easily turned into family bonding and experiential learning by following the points given below. Money management: Teenage is the time when a child …

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Five ways to help kids develop language skills at home

For children, the current crisis is acting as a catastrophe, especially for those with special needs, who love stereotypies and abhor any instant change in the environment/daily routine. By Puja Kapoor In this unprecedented time of lockdown, due to COVID 19, we are facing unique concerns. Source: https://indianexpress.com/article/parenting/learning/five-ways-to-help-kids-develop-language-skills-at-home-6393095/

A Battle Behind Closed Doors: Helping Kids With Special Needs In Times Of Coronavirus Crisis

Ask any parent and they will tell you how difficult it is to handle children during a lockdown. With cities under complete lockdown, schools indefinitely shut, and all forms of support system severed due to lack of connection with the outside world, schooling young kids at home is a Sisyphean task. And it is especially …

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Tips From Pediatric Neurologist: How To Stay Fit And Healthy In A Lockdown Situation?

A complete lockdown was announced on 24th March, 2020 to fight against the pandemic of COVID-19. According to experts, lockdown is the only method to prevent the human spread of this highly contagious virus. Most of us in their lifetime have not experienced or imagined such a thing. But as we are in this unprecedented …

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Dr Himani Narula Khanna , Developmental Pediatrician: “Autism Awareness Month”

Pointers from her presentation on “Autism In Teens” at  International Autism conference   Autism in Teens What to Expect ? How to help your child through Puberty ? This Year Theme of World Autism Awareness Day “ The Transition to Adulthood”and to reach adulthood children on autism spectrum have to transit the adolescent phase. There is a paucity of description of the …

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