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Signs of being an emotionally safe parent

Parenting can be tricky – while we ensure to provide the children with the best of everything, we should also keep in mind to instill values, ethics and skills required to navigate through life. In the process, often we end up becoming strict and chaotic for the children. "Your child doesn't need perfection; they simply need a parent who keeps showing up, imperfectly and often," wrote Child Therapist Jess as she explained the signs of being an emotionally safe parent.
Published on Aug 11, 2023 04:54 PM IST

Parenting tips: Things to do when your kid refuses to listen

While parenting, we often come across situations when our child refuses to listen to us. They may be throwing tantrums or trying to get it their way. However, there are situations where we as parents may lose our temper. However, as Psychologist Jazmine McCoy pointed out, we should try to understand them and try to set healthy boundaries so that they understand and not repeat the same behavior. Here are a few things that we can do.
Published on Jul 05, 2023 03:11 PM IST

Global Day of Parents: Meaningful ways to celebrate this day with your parents

The Global Day of Parents is a special occasion dedicated to acknowledging and appreciating the role of parents in our lives. It's an opportunity to express gratitude and celebrate the unconditional love and support they provide. On this day, why not go the extra mile to make your parents feel cherished and valued? Check out some thoughtful and meaningful ways to celebrate and honour your parents on this special day. 
Published on Jun 01, 2023 12:12 PM IST

Signs of an emotionally mature parent

Parents shape our childhood and our later years as well. When the care and the parenting we receive is healthy and emotionally mature, we grow up to be individuals who have more clarity on their emotions. Emotionally mature parents give us a healthy childhood which in turn makes our adult relationships easier and better. Here are a few signs of an emotionally mature parent, as shared by Therapist Allyson Kellum-Aguirre.
Updated on May 25, 2023 05:05 PM IST

Subtle ways having a toxic parent affects you

Having a toxic parent can have profound and long-lasting effects on an individual's emotional, psychological, and social well-being. Here are some ways in which having a toxic parent can impact a person: 
Updated on May 16, 2023 12:35 PM IST

How to validate your child's emotions?

As parents, it's natural to want to protect our children from negative emotions and experiences. However, it's essential to remember that emotions are a natural part of life and a healthy way for children to express themselves. By validating our children's emotions, we can help them develop a positive self-image and learn how to handle difficult situations in a healthy way. Christel Estrada, Parenting Expert, shared ways to validate your child's emotions, on her recent Instagram post. 
Updated on Apr 09, 2023 02:42 PM IST

Teaching your child to be grateful: 7 simple practices for cultivating gratitude

As parents, we all want our children to be happy, healthy, and successful. However, one crucial aspect of a fulfilling life that is often overlooked is gratitude. Teaching your child to be grateful can help them appreciate what they have, develop a positive outlook on life, and build strong relationships with others. Here are seven simple practices for cultivating gratitude in your child:
Updated on Mar 26, 2023 07:02 PM IST

10 common parenting mistakes to avoid for better relationship with your child

As parents, we all strive to do our best for our children, but sometimes we may make mistakes that can negatively impact our relationship with them. Here are 10 common parenting mistakes to avoid for a better relationship with your child. 
Updated on Mar 14, 2023 12:38 PM IST

5 screen safety rules every parent should teach their kids

Screen time is a part of everyday life for most kids today, from online homework to chatting with friends or playing games. However, while the digital world can offer many benefits, it also presents risks. As a parent, it's essential to teach your child how to navigate the online world safely. Jess VanderWier, registered psychotherapist and parenting expert, suggested five screen safety rules for kids in her recent Instagram post. 
Updated on Feb 17, 2023 05:48 PM IST

Role of arts, language and literature in child development

"Arts or facets of arts like drawing, craft, Bandhini etc. not only provides an avenue to express the curious, ingenious and communicative facet of children (which may have been lost to the vagaries of education), but also helps in building skills critical for the journey of life and learning as well," says, Suseela Santhosh, Director, Vishwa Vidyapeeth Group of Schools. She further suggested the role of arts, language and literature in child development and education. 
Updated on Jan 17, 2023 04:44 PM IST

6 ways to stay calm when your child's behaviour is triggering you

Parenting is challenging and an extremely emotional affair. Helplessness, frustration, uncertainty, hurt, disappointment, and fury are just a few of the emotions that our kids and interactions with them can make us feel. We may become easily agitated or feel overburdened by these emotions. Certified Psychotherapist and Parenting Expert Jessica VanderWier addressed this in her latest Instagram post and shared tips to stay calm when your child's behaviour is triggering you.
Published on Nov 11, 2022 06:28 PM IST
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