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Peppa Pig’s Mandy Mouse, in wheelchair, welcomed by parents

“Mandy just wheels in and joins the gang. It has to be that simple in everyday life. I don't think it's necessary to sugarcoat everything for children.” Earlier this month, the hugely popular Peppa Pig cartoon show added a fresh member to its diverse bank of animal characters. After elephants, rabbits, ponies and, of course, pigs, the

How to raise a child in a gender neutral environment

Stripping the space of anything gendered is a poor solution, says Suzanne Tick, who has written about gender identity in design. It would be better to fill the room with materials and toys that encourage engagement and play. By Michael Tortorello Elliot Claire: What kind of baby name is that? A girl’s name? A boy’s

Imagine: The last thing your child needs is disciplining

There is a lot of moaning and groaning, leading to shouting and possibly the child being forcibly made to sit down. In the end, there is an unhappy child who associates homework with punishment and a guilty parent who feels helpless and inadequate. If this is discipline, then every home is better without it. “She

Food hacks for lactating mothers in the festive season

Breastfeeding mothers must continue to follow dietary rules during the festive season, such as staying off aerated drinks and alcohol. By Dr Seema Khanna Food plays an important role in any festival. But, eating right during the festive season is key to staying healthy and celebrating it happily. Nursing mothers, to be specific, have to

Ganesh Chaturthi 2018: Healthy modak recipe for kids

Ganesh Chaturthi 2018: As we usher in Ganesh Chaturthi, it’s time to indulge in the elephant god’s favourite sweet ‘Modak’. With these healthy Modaks, you don’t have to ask your child to stop at one! With no artificial sugar and rounded ingredients like coconut, dried fruit and nuts as well as seeds, these modaks give you

Make History Fun Again: Quaint Math puzzles from ancient India

Work out these problems from the Lilavati, which young schoolchildren tried to solve a thousand years ago! By Archana Garodia Gupta and Shruti Garodia As you probably know, ancient Indian mathematics led the world for hundreds of years. India gave the world the decimal system and the zero, which allowed us to calculate enormous numbers.

How to make school mornings easier

With some amount of planning, you can control the morning madness and get your child out of the door on time…and smiling! By Amita Bhardwaj Each time you see an advert that shows someone lazing with a hot cup of tea and newspaper for company, if you are reminded of your own manic mornings, well,

Early Childhood Intervention: Our early years script adulthood

The early childhood years are just as important for children with disabilities and developmental delays as they are for all children. By Abha Ranjan Khanna The recent report that “India tops list of countries having maximum kids under 5 living with disabilities”, indicates an epidemic has been simmering in India for years. In fact, WHO

The Baby Decision: Are you scared to be a parent?

There are books and consultants to help you figure out if you want a child. Hannah Seligson/New York Times For most of her 30s, Katie Wilson was pretty certain she did not want children. But at 36, there was a looming sense that her fertility window was closing and a wave of anxiety set in

Healthy breakfast recipes for anytime of the day!

Eggs, nachos or seafood? Try these breakfast recipes that combine your family’s favourite ingredients, courtesy Executive Chef, Gopal Jha, Grand Mercure Bangalore. Californian Breakfast Benedict Ingredients 2 thick slices of Brioche loaf | 1 tbsp of avocado paste | 2 eggs | 1 whole tomato, sliced | 50 gm of spinach | Pinch of nutmeg

Quick dessert recipes for your child’s birthday

Is it your child’s birthday party or are the kids just craving some desserts? Here are three quick and easy recipes, with the goodness of Nutella, Oreo and ice-cream…you just can’t go wrong! By Chef Akshay Nayyar NO BAKE NUTELLA CHEESECAKE A tip: This recipe has no added gelatin and that is why it is