Category: Parenting

Resources to Make Teaching Your Kids at Home a Lot Easier

Homeschooling isn’t as uncommon as it used to be. Today, it’s used in conjunction with regular schooling to help reinforce difficult concepts and also to give your children a better understanding of the subjects they’re learning and why they’re important. However, most parents simply don’t have time to teach their kids at home given their own work responsibilities.

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Planning A Wonderful Graduation Party For Your Son Or Daughter

Graduating from college is a real, impressive achievement. It shows dedication, a willingness to try and achieve, and a real sense of self-belief on the part of your child. This is something to be thoroughly proud of them for. If they are the first person to attend college in your family, perhaps this is even more relevant. To celebrate their hefty achievement, it can be a wonderful idea to throw a graduation party.

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How to Set Healthy Boundaries with your Children

“Boundaries” is a word which is discussed much but what does this word really imply? A boundary means drawing a line around yourself to define where you end and where your child begins.
“Mini-democracy” is enforced in many households where a child’s voice or opinion is equal to those of his parents.
Healthy boundaries help parents separate their private life from their children’s. But in other families, some parents are inclined to sacrifice their own needs to please their children.

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7 games to play with your children in every season

When it comes to enjoying time with your children, playing a variety of different games is going to keep them entertained. If you can throw in a little education without them realizing, that’s an added bonus. Whatever the season, you can never have enough options, whether it’s puzzles, obstacle courses or sporting activities like easy cricket games. So, if you’re looking for fun games to play with your kids throughout the year, here are seven of the best!

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Scooters For Kids

Scooters are one of the most common toys amongst young boys and girls alike. They provide endless hours of fun and their popularity does not seem to be diminishing. This is a testament to the toy, as a lot of kids toys tend to be loved for a few years and then they go out of fashion. However, kids scooters seem to be going nowhere.

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Preparing Your Nearly-Grown Child For Life Success

Many parents have a skewed understanding of what it takes to be a success in life, especially if they came into adulthood in the seventies, eighties, and nineties. Back then, jobs were plentiful and secure, housing was affordable, and there were less “global issues” to think about. There’s a reason why many teenagers are suffering from mental health conditions like anxiety and depression. If you have a child who will soon be in adulthood, then one of the best things you can do for them is to prepare them real-world success. We take a look at a number of ways you can do this below.

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Stop Babying Them

 

In the olden days, children were the employees of their parents. Now, they’re the bosses. However, it’s just a fact of life that out there in the real world, there are no bosses, and if there are, it’s unlikely to be your son or daughter. As such, it’s a good idea to prepare them for life by nudging them towards adulthood in your own way. You can give them more responsibilities, and make sure they’re accountable for their actions. It’s what they’ll have to face when they’re out there trying to make it. There won’t be anyone to clean up after them when they’re living on their own.

 

Put Away Funds

 

As we said at the beginning of the article, it’s not easy for young people out there. There aren’t that many jobs, and for the ones that are, competition can be fierce. People are often forced into taking unpaid internships if they want to have any hope of making it in the most desirable industries. To ensure your child doesn’t need to turn down these opportunities due to money issues, look at putting a little bit of cash away each month. If the time comes when they need to take an internship – or pursue another option that requires startup cash – then you’ll be on hand to help them out. It’s not a gift though; they can pay you back when they finally land that job.

 

Setting Them Up

 

Many young people have to deal with debt, be it because of education or the high cost of living. As such, many young aren’t thriving and being the best version of themselves: they’re just trying to get by. And that means that the basics of life, such as property or a case, can be impossible to come by. Here’s where you come in. Consider buying a piece of real estate, and letting your child live there rent-free (or they can pay a discounted rent). If you have a car that you were thinking of replacing, hand the keys down to your son or daughter when you buy your new vehicle. Both of these will make a dramatic difference to your child’s life and will have a minimal impact on your own. You were going to buy a new car anyway, and the property will still be in your name and part of your financial portfolio.

 

Handling Finances

 

The most common grievance people have about school is that they learned a lot about useless topics, and not enough about the things that really matter, such as how to handle finances. But schools can’t be responsible for everything. As such, look at filling in the blanks, and educating your child about the best approach to money. It’s much easier to avoid debt altogether rather than try to get out of later on down the line. Learning good practices as early as possible will set them up for a financially healthy life.

 

Set Expectations

 

There’s no such thing as a self-driven person. Those entrepreneurs who pushed through their dreams weren’t self-driven; they were simply responding to the expectations that were set for them. Humans have a phenomenal capacity, every single one of us, but sometimes we need to be nudged in the right direction to reach our full potential. If you maintain high standards in your personal life and let your child know what you expect of them, then you’ll be setting a bar for them to reach. The people who are a success often look back at the discipline and atmosphere of hard work in their family as the reason why they were successful.

 

…But No Pressure

 

It’s worth remembering, however, that there’s a fine line between expectations and pressure. Expectations reflect a standard of output (as in “if you’re going to do something, do it well”). Pressure pushes people into doing something that they don’t really want to do. Your son or daughter will be more likely to be successful (also happier) if they feel the freedom to go in any direction they want (within reason, of course). We’re all different, including your child, so let them find their own path.

 

Helping with the Career

 

Because competition is so fierce for jobs, it usually takes more than just a cover letter and resumes to land a position. Indeed, somewhere in the region of 80% of jobs aren’t even advertised. When your child is just reaching adulthood, they won’t have any of the contacts that can help grease the wheels when it comes to finding employment. But you might. Talk to your friends, colleagues, and so on to see if anybody knows of a job that’s available. You’d be surprised just how many jobs are filled this way.

 

Dealing with Setbacks

 

Life isn’t easy, no matter what circumstances we’re in. Even if everything seems like it’s going swimmingly, it can all become undone pretty quickly! It’s not what happens to us that matters, however, but how we respond. Teach your children the art of resilience and overcoming setbacks. It’ll be one of the best tools in their arsenal as they navigate their way through life.

 

Be Open

 

Finally, remember to be open. If they feel like they can talk with you about what’s going on in their life, you’ll be providing a mightily useful service in their life. Just because they’re an adult, you’re still their parent!

 

 

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The Remedy For Baby Rash Lies In Changing The Wipes, Not The Diaper

As a mother, you constantly worry about the well being of your child, which is but natural. Sometimes the most common issues bother us a lot and even after trying so many remedies, we aren’t able to combat the issue. Temporary solutions may provide some relief to the child, but unless we identify the root cause, it’s all in vain. Diaper rash is one such pain point both for the child and the mother. Some people may see it as a small issue, but it plays havoc on a child’s skin and is usually responsible for making the child cranky and irritable.

But have you ever wondered, what actually causes the rash?

Well, after a lot of research myself I learned that contrary to the belief that diapers cause rashes, it’s actually the wipes that cause them. With half knowledge, mothers end up changing the diapers frequently or switch to cotton nappies, but they aren’t the actual reason. The chemicals present in baby wipes are actually harmful and end up leading to rashes on the child’s skin.

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My suggestion to all mothers would be to learn about the products that they use on their children. The products that have parabens are extremely harmful to children’s skin and we often end up ignoring them because we don’t know about them. But as a mother, it’s our responsibility to update ourselves about these things and then make the right choices.

I recommend Mother Sparsh Wet Wipes, because they are not just chemical free, but also completely safe for the child’s skin in all ways. This small video here will just help you understand more about the same.

Eco-friendly Wipes Vs Cloth Wipes

Do not let your little one suffer from painful #DiaperRashes. Watch this Video and find a clinically proven solution to prevent your baby from Diaper Rashes. #MotherSparsh

Posted by Mother Sparsh on Thursday, 4 October 2018

 

The mildness of the product has been testified by a lot of mothers and I have personally seen it with the help of a flame test. You can read more about it here.

Read In Detail About The Flame Test Here

Some of the product highlights are

98% Water Wipes- mostly wipes have more lotion content, which has preservatives and chemicals and can leave the baby’s skin prone to rashes or other allergies. These contain 98% water and hence are completely safe.

Alcohol-Free

Parabens Free

pH Balanced

Hypoallergenic

Extra Moisture

Non-Woven Spunlace Fabric and Biodegradable- Made up of 100% plant fabric which makes it totally nature-friendly

Proven for Mildness

Suitable to be used right from birth.

Natural Care with Aloe Vera

Enriched with Vitamin E

Why Should You Choose Mother Sparsh Water Wipes, Read Here

I am sure these facts will help you choose the best for your child and you would only trust brands like Mother Sparsh for your little one.

Buy Mother Sparsh Wet Wipes Here

To Know More About The Brand, Click Here

 

 

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Luvlap Stroller- Made Evening Walks With My Nephew So Much Fun

I still remember when I took my child out for his first visit to a park in his stroller. A stroller is much more than just convenience – it’s about my baby’s comfort, and being able to spend quality time together. I am sure every parent would be able to relate to what I am saying.

We all have so many stories and memories, and we tend to remember these moments the most – the moments when our baby is happy while walking in the park, or when they fall asleep in their stroller. I remember each and everything that I experienced with my son and just recently, I was blessed with an adorable nephew, and I knew that the best gift for him would be a stroller.

After looking for some strollers, I got my nephew a Luvlap Cruze Folding stroller, and I’ll never forget the day I first took him outside in his brand new stroller. He had a sparkle in his eyes as he looked around. Must say that I was impressed too. It’s lightweight, easy to handle, and kept my nephew comfy and safe. I cannot express in words, the happiness I experienced while bonding with my nephew. He was so comfortable and happy as we walked around, and he gave me the cutest smile ever.


The stroller has become more and more useful for us. I regularly take him out for evening strolls now, and it’s a ritual that we absolutely enjoy, all thanks to the ease and safety of the Luvlap stroller.

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Mother Sparsh Water Based Wipes; Proving The Mildness With Flame Test

Baby Skin Care

When it comes to Baby’s Skin Care, no mother wants to take chance with her choice of products she uses on the baby. Nothing but only the best and the most gentle products are used for the children. Their skin is so sensitive that taking a chance could sometimes lead to a big skin problem. Rashes and allergies are especially common when it comes to using skin care products. One has to be very particular and also try and use only trusted brands.

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Trusting a Brand

How to gain trust in a brand is also a challenge these days, a lot of brands may claim their gentleness but in the true sense, they are not. They end up hiding the list of chemicals they use and do not disclose the details of the elements used in making those products. But then there are some brands that go out of the way to not just claim but also challenge you enough to see the proof with your own eyes.

 

Mother Sparsh Wet Wipes

Mother Sparsh Wet Wipes is one such brand/product that is 100% true to its claims. They claim 98% water in the water wipes, unlike the other competing brands that have more lotion content that is made of chemicals and preservatives.

But this kind of claim is not easy to believe, 98% water obviously means that the product is extremely safe for baby use, but to prove such mildness is another thing. Also claiming that the wipes are made from 100% biodegradable material and are not synthetic is a very important claim.

I have been using these wipes for quite some time and I am extremely satisfied with the same, but recently a friend of mine almost challenged me on the quality of the product and I really took it personally to prove her with a simple ‘flame test’

Also Read- Mother Sparsh Wipes- The Next Best Thing To A Mother’s Touch

Flame Test

In this extremely simple flame test that you can conduct at the comfort of your home, if you burn a wipe and it burns like paper, turning into ashes and the whole wipe getting disposed of with fumes, it proves that it is made of biodegradable material.

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If at all the wipe is synthetic and made of polyester, it won’t burn fully and its corners will remain hard. It won’t completely turn to ashes and this test is a proof enough to confidentially say that Mother Sparsh Wipes are extremely safe for the baby’s skin.

Mother Sparsh Wet Wipe Burns with Ashes
Other Brand Wet Wipe- Burns Like Plastic with Hard Corners
Flame Test Comparison

Conclusion

I conducted this test in front of my friend using Mother Sparsh Wet Wipe and other well know baby care brand that my friend was using. While the Mother Sparsh Wipes burnt completely to ashes, the other one left a lot of residues behind. Hence my trust in the brand was multiplied and also the brand found a new customer in my friend.

They are easily available online, you can buy it on Amazon

 

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#CHOOSEgentle With The New Johnson’s !

Yes, our favorite brand, who was always gentle, got gentler. Keeping up with the changing times and changing needs of both the children and mothers, Johnson’s revamped their products and made them even better and safer to be used on kids. They understand that, with atmospheric changes like pollution, dirt and the otherwise stressful life, it’s important to bring about some changes in the products too. With this thought as the main motto, on the 8th of August, Johnson’s launched its new range of products and emphasized on #CHOOSEgentle.

Being a mommy blogger I was privileged enough to be called for this launch, and to our surprise, the best part was that we mommy bloggers were the first ones to not just see but also experience the products. Leaving the traditional way of ATL launch before anything else, in Deepali Agarwal’s (Head Baby Care, J&J) own words, she literally had to fight the senior management to leave that conventional route and chose a soft launch between the influencers community of mothers, who also happen to be the primary TG of the brand, because only a mother knows whats best for her child.

A few selected mommy bloggers from across the country gathered at the ITC Maratha in Mumbai for this grand launch. The brand had quite a few revelations to be made about the new products, primary being that the products would have the following

  • No Dyes
  • No Parabens
  • No Sulfates
  • No Phthalates
  • Highest IFRA Fragrance Standard
  • Each Product Tested For 12 Months

Along with these chemical changes that are brought in the products to make them even gentler for the kids, the brand has kept a special focus on ease of using the products.

  • Tear Drop Shape for Easy Holding
  • Safety Locks on the Bottles
  • One Hand Press for Opening the Bottles

 

The products have no been made so safe that they can easily be used on the baby from day 1. Have been tested with 5.5 lakh people globally and recommended by doctors.

 

As a mother, I have personally been very loyal to the brand, my mum used Johnson’s on me and then I blindly followed it for my son. Even now, some of the products are in regular use, not just by my kid but the entire family. The mildness which has been proven for years and that special Johnson’s fragrance is something I find difficult to get over myself.

Well, Johnson’s once again proved that there could be no brand better than them, who understands baby skin care as well. Not just going by the theory, but we also did some practical demos, which instilled the faith even more. The baby shampoo having the perfect pH balance is something I myself tested practically. We were given an apparatus which included litmus strips, and 3 different kinds of shampoos, one Johnson’s, one regular family shampoo and one herbal shampoo. We had to take one spoon of each shampoo in different beakers, add 60ml water and mix them. We dipped the litmus strips in each solution and the results were astonishing. The litmus strip which was dipped in family shampoo turned literally black, which denoted its pH balance was on the higher side, making it extremely harsh even for adults, forget children. The herbal shampoo was less in comparison to the family shampoo, but when it came to Johnson’s shampoo, the litmus did not change color at all, hence proving that its pH was less than 4.5 which was perfectly balanced and very mild, gentle and safe to be used on children.

It was a day filled with a lot of fun activities and of course knowledge shared by the experts about the brand. Loved meeting all fellow mommy bloggers and enjoyed each moment spent at the event. I have already used the products and simply love them, they are really gentle.

So a big shout out to all you mothers who want nothing but the best for your children, trust Johnson’s and #CHOOSEgentle!

 

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