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  • Neha Francis
    replied to a thread in Schoolgoers

    Why do kids hate eating green vegetables? What are the health benefits of spinach? How to include spinach in the diet of children?
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    Hi, the best option I think is to make a smoothie. Children find many reasons to not eat food even if we try to make it something different or innovative. The last option we have it is make a fruit smoothie and add spinach in it. You can also call it a green juice. You can make it by adding ice, spinach leaves, some lemon juice, chopped apples, peach, grapes, bananas, orange or blackberries or even strawberries. Then add some apple juice or honey in it and blend it well till it becomes smooth. All these fruits are optional and you can add one fruit that will be more than enough.
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  • Neha Francis
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    How to ensure healthy brain development of children? What are the ways to prevent negative impact on child’s brain development? Why is it necessary to create positive impact on brain development of children?
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    The growing years of the children are very crucial and needs to be dealt smartly. It is important that children have a positive impact on their mind and it is our responsibility as parents to create this positive impact and also tell the teachers to have the same impact on the child. Remember children learn some natural stimuli on their own and there might be reasons when children cry like when they are hungry or sleepy or uncomfortable. It is important to teach our children various things from the start itself and to take things positively.
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  • Neha Francis
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    What is the right age to introduce computers and internet to children? How can parents supervise the computer usage in children? How to teach internet safety to children?
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    Hi, we always see that children sit on computers and play games, learn from different informational websites, interact socially and even watch videos. All these things are good but they are not always good. There might be pros and cons both for letting your children have access to the computer and internet. At times there might be potential harm and certain risks to you children if you are not supervising what your children do on the computer. It is necessary that you make a safer environment for your children once you start understanding the pros and cons of computer.
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  • Neha Francis
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    It would easier for the kids to pay more attention and enjoy the subject if we correlate the topics with real world or examples. By doing this s/he would not only understand the bookish words but also follow them in future. It's good to indulge them in sports/activities that teach them collaboration, team work, efforts, hard work and brainstorming along with entertainment. Proactively encourage them to do what they want to. Internet is a great place if utilized effectively, help them to explore new things about their subject on it. By doing this they will learn few extra things which will build confidence when they share it with their friends at school and outside. Read More...
    A reality check with the real world will make the child confident and also help him learn several things which are necessary for the child to know when he faces the real world. Studying should not be the same monotonous way but should be made fun by adding some fun element and also be made enjoyable so that the kids enjoy learning. When teaching the child something if he sees it in reality that will make him learn it more easily and the child will be able to remember it more easily. Similarly other things can be done by showing a live demonstration or being present at the situation so that the child understands better.
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  • Neha Francis
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    Why are only children who do well in studies labelled as intelligent? Can intelligence be improved? What activities can help to improve child’s intelligence? Read More...
    The main sign you can find it that the children who are smarter and intelligent tend have to sleep less and also they love exploring new things and finding out different things. They also have good observation skills and tend to inspect every aspect carefully. They try to master the environment and also learn various things easily. When they do things they fully concentrate on it and so it with all interest. Intelligent kids also can focus and concentrate easily and have keen interest in new things. If you find such signs in your kid then it is important that you do the necessary requirements to support your child.
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  • Neha Francis
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    Why is it necessary to encourage kids to do activities that aid brain development? What are the ways to boost memory of kids? Can playing games help to boost memory of children?
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    Hello, I would like to suggest the game of chess to the parents which is considered to be the best possible indoor game. This game ensures that the thinking capability of the child is boosted and the child tends to be smarter. This game is considered to be very challenging and every move in this game has to be thought of and this ensures that there is a boost of memory in the children. This also a very educative game and you can play it along with your friends and also teach them how to play. This game can also help in increasing the concentration and focusing skills which will help him in the future.
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  • Neha Francis
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    How does BMI help in determining child’s health? How can BMI of children be calculated at home? Does a high BMI in kids mean a health problem? Read More...
    Usually the BMI for kids is consider to be healthy weight and a good amount of fat in their body. But there are some cases which have happened in which the BMI has been misleading. Some children who love sports or athletics are usually more muscular and stronger than the other kids, when their BMI is checked it can be seen that they come under the overweight category which is not true as they are more muscular. This can be misleading, try to check if your child’s BMI is overweight or underweight then only try to consult your paediatrician for further process.
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  • Neha Francis
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    Are movies good for children? What can children learn from movies? Which are the best Bollywood movies for children?
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    Hello I would like to suggest a movie which very few people know about it called as Anjali. It is a very fine movie directed by Mani Ratnam, a very thoughtful and emotional story of a small girl who has mental problems. Her father hides the birth of Anjali from her mother telling her she was born dead. Later on it is showed how the mother and daughter discover each other and accept each other. This story will definitely make all of them emotional but teach a lot of lessons. Kids will definitely fall in love with the main character in the film.
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  • Neha Francis
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    Which are the best board games for kids? How are board games beneficial for kids? Do board games help kids to overcome addiction to television or computer?
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    There are various board games available in India like Snakes and Ladders. This game has been an all time favourite game to the children and love it to the core. This is an extremely simple and entertaining game and families have been playing this game for generations now. This is an easy game where children learn to count by using a dice in the game. All the age group children can play this game and enjoy it. You can also teach the Dotty Dinosaurs Game which is also a very entertaining and fun filled game. This game helps the children to learn about colours and shapes. The friendly and coloured dinosaurs attract the children a lot.
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  • Neha Francis
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    my daughter has a problem of lice. I use medicated shampoos and get rid of the lice but she seems to catch the infection from school. this has been happening for many times. Is there any way to prevent this? Read More...
    Hello, you must have seen the advertisement of medimex which is an oil and shampoo especially available for the treatment of lice. It has been effective and I had used it on my son when he had lice in his head. Before taking a bath apply the oil and then using the comb remove the lice. Then have a bath, wash the hair thoroughly with the shampoo and do not dry the hair, when the hair is wet once again comb the hair with the lice comb. This way you can get rid of the lice in your child’s head.
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  • Neha Francis
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    Does your child throw tantrums in public? Have you ever had an embarrassing moment because of your child’s behaviour? How would you control your child?
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    I have seen parents reacting in two ways when their children start screaming or shouting. They either get annoyed and shout at the child or they just fulfil what they child wants just to shut up the child before he embarrasses them more in the public. I think both of these ways are wrong according to me as if you shout at your child next time they will act up more and make you more irritated. If you give up easily then your child will use the same tricks every time to get what he wants which is not good.
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  • Neha Francis
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    Why do kids misbehave at school? How to control child’s misbehaviour at school? How to punish kids if they misbehave at school?
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    I personally feel the best possible way to understand why your child is misbehaving it to understand the problem first by connecting to your child. Now-a-days parents don’t get time to connect with their children as they as so busy in their work and schedules. But this should be not done if there are complaints from the school about your children it is important to find out why and it is necessary that you have to talk with your child so that he feels safe and secure and feels motivated. Help your child develop and make him realise that you are with him.
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  • Neha Francis
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    What should be done when kids stop listening to their parents? Is it correct to punish the child if he or she does not listen to his or her parents? What are effective ways to get kids to listen to parents? Read More...
    According to me, the children at this age spend majority of their time in the school. In school they have several responsibilities and pressures to deal with and following instruction of the school throughout the day. As they feel school is more demanding, once they come home they need to destress and relax their minds with no one controlling them and when you ask them to do something they completely ignore it. They do not listen to the parents but you can make them listen to you once you listen to them and their problems.
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  • Neha Francis
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    The last ten years has seen tremendous growth in the numbers of international schools in India and in particular, internationals schools in Mumbai. At a casual glance, we can ascertain that the reason behind this was the dissatisfaction with the state and national board schools, many from parents own personal experience of school. While international schools have become a popular choice for parents today, there are still many who are unsure of what are the exact benefits of having your child in one of them.
    To truly understand these schools we should look at the many positive things that they bring to the academic environment rather than make a comparison with the state and national schools (though some unavoidable comparisons will appear). The reason behind this is that many international systems have been in existence for a number of years or are following on from older traditions in modern forms. It is important to understand that none of these systems are reactionary systems and have been developed to provide quality education.


    1. Universally accepted certification: International schools offer universally accepted certification that ensures that your child does not miss out on any opportunities to study further. The certification boards are prestigious and maintain a high quality level and students that receive these certifications are held in high esteem by universities around the world.


    2. A global syllabus for a global world: Thanks to information technology and liberalised economies the world has gotten more familiar with itself than at any time before. This creates a compulsion to make sure that knowledge of the world goes beyond just a hobby. International school syllabuses are tailor made so that students understand the differences and similarities of the world and are able to understand people from everywhere beyond the realm of language.


    3. Multi-disciplinary syllabus: International schools offer a multi-disciplinary syllabus so students are under pressure to choose their specialised career paths at a young age. It also helps develop students that are proficient in a variety of knowledge bases that are beneficial in an environment where multi-speciality individuals are sought after in the working world.


    4. Low student-to-teacher ratio: International school classrooms are much smaller than classrooms in standard Indian schools. This allows teachers to have more personal time with each student so that they get the most out of their learning years.


    5. All-round education: Besides academics, international schools ensure that students also learn from a variety of non-academic subjects and programmes such as sports, dramatics, music and social service. All of these non-academic activities are important for the development of young, well adjusted and healthy minds. Read More...
    Putting your child in an international school helps him develop his or her talking and communication skills, behaviour and it is seen that student learning from an international school is well prepared to face the outside world and has more knowledge about it other than his peers who are studying in the national board schools. It is considered to be top class education and comes under number one ranking. The children are also taught self-management skills, protection of environment, self-defence and many other things which are beneficial for him. You can make out a difference between the children studying in international school and other schools.
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  • Neha Francis
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    my in-laws take care of my son. I am completely at ease when they are around. I do not have to worry about his food, homework or anything else. they take care of all his needs. Read More...
    I am a working mother of two and we live in a joint family. I am least worried about my children when they are around my in laws. I don’t have to worry about anything when they are with them. My mother in law takes care about their lunch, snacks after they come from school and even put them down for a nap. In the evening my father in law goes down with them so that they can play or they go down for walks and by the time I come home they are also done with their homework and studies.
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  • Neha Francis
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    Could you tell me some competitive exams for school kids? How can I prepare for these exams? Read More...
    There are several other exams like English Marathon which can be given right from std. 1 to std. X. other exams like Unified Council Olympiad's (UCO), National Level Science Talent Search Examination (NSTSE), Unified Cyber Olympiad (UCO), Unified English Olympiad (UIEO) can be given from std. 2 to std. X. The Dr.HomiBhabhaBalvaidnyanik competition exam can be given by the students of std. VI and std. IX. The Hindi Rashtrabhasha Exams are conducted by Maharashtra Rashtrabhasha Sabha Pune and can be given by students from std. V to std. IX. The National Talent Search (NTS) Examination conducted by National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) can be given in the std. X.
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  • Neha Francis
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    What are the causes of frequent urination during pregnancy? How to deal with frequent urination and urine leakage during pregnancy? Which exercises help to prevent urine leakage during pregnancy?
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    During pregnancy if you feel burning sensation or pain while urinating then you should visit your doctor. If you also get the constant feeling of urinating, then there might be sign of urinary tract infection. This infection is caused due to bacterial infection which should be treated as soon as possible.
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    How to take right care of health during pregnancy? How to prevent common health issues during pregnancy? How to avoid complications during pregnancy? Read More...
    It is extremely important to eat good and healthy food during the pregnancy for good nutrition to the mother as well as the baby. Pregnant women should always maintain healthy eating habits for a healthy pregnancy. The intake of milk, milk products, meat, fruits, vegetables and grains should be increased ensuring a healthy diet. A vitamin folic acid is very important for the development of the baby.
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  • Neha Francis
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    Which medications can pregnant women take safely? What are risks associated with taking over-the-counter medicines during pregnancy? What are alternatives to medicines for common problems during pregnancy?
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    Hello all these are some medications recommended by the doctors to take during the pregnancy which are absolutely safe. If you have an allergy you can take Claritin or Benadryl in the first trimester. If you have cold and flu you can take Tylenol, saline nasal drops or a spray or simply gargle with warm water with salt in it.
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  • Neha Francis
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    Hi,

    I am in my 8th month now. I started doing prenatal yoga in my 4th month. I do 40-45 mins on an average daily. How much time is actually preferable to do in a day and how many times in a week. Read More...
    Hello, if you can’t do all this you can tell your partner to accompany you for walks after dinner. Having a company will keep you motivated and you can also enjoy with your favourite.
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