Have I got a Story to tell!!!

Note, the writer is NOT asking a question! This very interestingly written article, reminds us, as parents, uncles, aunts and grandparents that children need to be read stories.

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Home-schooling tips during COVID-19

Home-schooling tips during COVID-19

Parenting could be hard during a pandemic, especially when your child's physical classes are on hold. If you are helping your child learn from home or home-schooling them, a few tips can make it a positive experience.

Pet dogs may improve social-emotional skills in young kids

Pet dogs may improve social-emotional skills in young kids

Young children from dog-owning households have better social and emotional wellbeing compared to those who do not own a dog, say researchers.

Lockdown: 65% children became device addictive, reveals study

Lockdown: 65% children became device addictive, reveals study

Around 65% children have become device addictive in recent months and are unable to stay away from the device even for half an hour. Children are expressing anger, crying, not listening to parents, showing irritable behaviour when asked to leave the device.

Online workout sessions for children gains traction

Online workout sessions for children gains traction

The fear of an infection coupled with a countrywide closure of most institutions for kids, has children sheltering at home with little outdoor play or activity.

Now, Milton & friends explain COVID-19 intricacies to 5-8-year-olds in new book

Now, Milton & friends explain COVID-19 intricacies to 5-8-year-olds in new book

Recognising the complexities that come with understanding the coronavirus disease to the younger generation, a Danish publisher and the Indian arm of an MNC have come together to develop an illustrated childrens book to help shed light on what the pandemic is all about, and how we can play our part in fighting it.

Lockdown affects mental health of kids for longer periods: Study

Lockdown affects mental health of kids for longer periods: Study

Children and adolescents are likely to experience depression and anxiety for longer periods of time after the current lockdown and social isolation ends, say researchers, adding that clinical services need to be prepared for a future spike in demand.

iPad-generation kids good at reading facial emotions too

iPad-generation kids good at reading facial emotions too

In some good news for parents who are worried at their kids spending too much time with screens, researchers report that today's children are not bad at reading emotions and picking up cues from people's faces than children who didn't grow up with tablets and smartphones.

Cognitive therapy may treat anxiety in children with autism

Cognitive therapy may treat anxiety in children with autism

Researchers have found that cognitive behavioural therapy and other psychosocial interventions are effective for treating anxiety in school-aged children with an autism spectrum disorder.

Chronic illness in childhood linked to high mental problems

Chronic illness in childhood linked to high mental problems

Children with long-term health conditions may be more likely to experience mental illness in early adolescence than healthy kids, warn researchers.

Make physical activity part of kids' routine during lockdown

Make physical activity part of kids' routine during lockdown

Parents must ensure that physical activity is part of the routine for children and families during the COVID-19 lockdown and all kinds of screens are kept out of the kids rooms during the sleep time.

Family abuse in childhood tied to heart attacks, strokes as adult

Family abuse in childhood tied to heart attacks, strokes as adult

Parents, read this carefully. Children who experience trauma, abuse, neglect and family dysfunction are at increased risk of having heart disease in their 50s and 60s, warn researchers.

How home environment can put kids at depression risk later

How home environment can put kids at depression risk later

Researchers have found that children's rearing environment has a major impact on their risk for major depression later in life.