9 Things Your Toddler Wants You to Understand About Having a New Sibling!

You were just starting to feel content and happy about the fact that your first born, who is now a toddler was falling into a routine. Life was becoming more manageable and you were confident that you had put the difficult days of being a new parent behind you. In fact, so confident, that you decided to embark on the journey of becoming new parents again. Although there were still difficult days and nights with your first child, things were manageable for the most part. It was all fine and dandy until your second child was born. May be the first couple of days were still fine as you were probably exhausted and not noticing all the changes that had actually occurred. You have started to settl

Stop looking for the right relationship! You are in the right relationship, right now…

Years ago, after a series of life events, I came to the conclusion that I was done with shallow and unfulfilling relationships; I am ready to find ‘the one’, I told myself. Back then, my relationships felt like a competition. With my partners, I was often engaged in intellectual debates, kept my mask on, and never for the life of me showed any vulnerability. It simply did not feel safe to be vulnerable. My partners at the time could also not handle any other. They could not handle my flaws, weakness, or vulnerabilities and I would certainly not show them anything but ‘perfect’, not if my life depended on it. From ‘my perspective’ the men I chose to be with were ego-centric, were often intimi

9 Do’s and Don’ts to Help Kids Develop Healthy Eating Habits

Do stick to a routine — As much as possible stick to a routine around time and place of meals. So children will know what to expect and this will help regulate their eating patterns and to not over-eat or under-eat. Do not make a big deal about junk food — If your child tries chips or ice cream at a party, don’t worry about it. Instead, take charge of what comes in your own cupboards. If you make too big of a deal about unhealthy food, it may become more interesting to your child. Do let your child decide when they are done eating — Move away from the mentality of “you have to finish what is on your plate”. Children will never learn to listen to their own body to know when they are satiated

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