Better Approach towards Parenting

Every parent wants their child to live a happy and healthy life and for that, they take every possible measure to ensure their safety and wellness. But sometimes, good parenting with too many restrictions can become distressful for your child. Children cannot grow until they come out of their comfort zone and hence, it is required that they are given their space to develop and nurture into a strong individual mentally. Thus, it has become important to give your child some privacy and space that motivates them to experience life on their own.

Here are some of the approaches which you might follow to respect your child’s privacy-

1. Allow solo time for your child: As children start to reach adolescent age, they start to separate from their parents as it is a natural part of growing up. Parents do feel uncomfortable to leave their child alone, but solo time provides your child with a variety of learning opportunities as he/she can explore his/her surroundings at his own pace, become self-reliant, and learn from his mistakes. This will boost a sense of confidence in your child.

2. Encourage your child to be socially active: It is difficult to let your child slide away from your vision for a long time but restricting your child to not make friends just to ensure his safety would affect his communication skills. He would find really hard to interact once he grows up with age as a child left alone in his childhood have a drastic impact on his mental health.

3. Do not ask too many questions: Being cautious and aware of your children’s activities is fine but asking them too many questions would create more distance between you and your child. The naturalness of the conversation ends with a bombard of questions towards your child.

4. Give them their personal space: When your child starts to develop form adolescent to teens, provide him/her a separate space. Do not overlook your child’s journal or dig into their friendly conversation if they invite over their friends.

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Why Vaccinations are important for your Baby?

All parents are very protective towards their children and vaccination is one such way to safeguard your little ones from health dangers. Giving a baby all the recommended vaccines by the age of two ensures protection from many serious childhood diseases. Immunisation is a proven safe and effective way to ensure your child’s health.
Here are some of the reasons why you can’t afford to miss your child’s vaccination on time-

1. Act as a shield from serious diseases
Vaccination is the main reason for the ‘extinction’ of some serious diseases. Vaccines have made this health achievement possible and guarded parents, children and the community from the devastating effects of some serious illnesses. Once the child is properly vaccinated against a disease, their bodies are conditioned to withstand it off in a better way.

2. Child growth and well-being
Injections and syringes might prick the child for few seconds but save them from serious health concerns. Getting timely vaccines means ensuring his/her overall health, and boosting the growth. Getting vaccinated against diseases can be considered as a profitable investment as it saves a lot of time, money and denies proneness to health-damaging effects.

3. Vaccinations are safe and effective
Another benefit of vaccinations is that it also saves future generations. Vaccines have been reported to reduce and even eliminate many health-threatening diseases that have caused death or critically disabled people a few generations ago.

Raising a child means you will do all that it takes to help them grow into a healthy being physically, mentally and even spiritually. Vaccinations are a step towards a better immunity and resistance to fight off anything that attacks them. It is important to get them vaccinated today and have a safer tomorrow.

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Teenage Counselling: Channelising the volcanoes within

Children, adolescents, and teens, develop various social skills to ensure their survival and gain emotional intelligence as they grow older.
A stable development leads to a healthy and happy life. Any kind of imbalance in the development process might lead to disequilibrium and result in distorted behaviour pattern in kids. In order to connect with the teens, one must understand their mindset and learn more about their mental health to find out how to help and talk to them. One must interact carefully with the child and deal with their problems delicately. If needed, parents should not hesitate in consulting a therapist as he/she is trained to help you deal with critical issues in a well-constructed manner.

Why Counselling?
Therapy is a safe and constructive space for kids to process their thoughts and emotions which they have inhibited. Teenagers are irresistibly fascinated to explore the unknown, are over energetic and want total control over their life. Teen years are the foundation of a child’s future self (adulthood). The teens are usually aggressive in their approach and are quite impulsive in nature. This might derail them from a righteous path. Counselling and therapy sessions under the supervision of the experts might help restore equilibrium in their lives.

Parents of teenagers are usually worried about the constant mood swings and changes in the behavioural pattern of their child. Unusual and unjustified emotional turmoil and confusion are common in teen years. Peer pressure, academic stress, hormonal changes, and other situations might leave them overwhelmed. This results in confusion, thus, stress and then it becomes a pattern if left unattended.

The Right Approach
Teenage counselling can take many forms. All teenagers with issues desire to be heard without any kind of pressure and judgment. They want others to relate to them but not over-match. Parents and guardians must relate to their experiences but never should over-identify. Some issues might be the result of deeply embedded emotions that are not visible on the surface level. Counselling for them can happen in a very structured form and can involve the use of verified tests in order to find the root cause of the problem.

Teenagers are high in spirit, have their creative juices flowing and are energetic enough to move mountains. Teen years are very critical years of one’s life and must be staged in a productive manner. Counselling is one act to ensure a child’s capability and build a better foundation. Nonetheless, parents must master the art of flipping roles between being a guide and being a friend to their children. You don’t always have to be harsh to them. They must confide in you and that can only happen when you as parents cultivate a friendly relationship with your children.

Along with teenage counselling, Dr. Promilla Butani also provides counselling to the parents who are facing difficulties with their children. If you wish to get a counselling session or know more about it, please feel free to write to us at info@drpromillabutani.com.

Role of Pediatricians in the Physical and Mental Development of Children

Developing a child with good habits and new learnings every day is one of the toughest jobs for the parents. Child development entails the physical, mental, emotional and other development changes that begin at birth & end at the age of adolescence. Parents often seek help from a child specialist doctor to learn about the tips and tricks for the right upbringing. Physical & mental development of children is important for their growth in the society and among their peers. Although every child is unique, development occurs in a predictable sequence. Continue reading “Role of Pediatricians in the Physical and Mental Development of Children”

Last Month of Pregnancy – Tips for Moms to be

From the very first day when you get to know that you are pregnant to the time of delivering of the baby can be both tough and exciting. Motherhood is the most beautiful moment for every woman and it comes with a bag full of responsibilities. The new mothers may feel overwhelmed and holding the baby becomes nearly irresistible. You believe it or not pregnancy is a special experience which grills you in a good manner and helps you to prepare yourself for the new phase of your life. Continue reading “Last Month of Pregnancy – Tips for Moms to be”

Ensure a Healthy & Playful Monsoon for your Kids

Monsoon season has arrived!
Though the rain is finally ending the scorching heat along with it the risk of getting sick arises for the kids as well as the adults. Especially in the case of kids, special attention is required. a lot needs to be taken care of while ensuring that your child does not fall sick. Humidity, flooded roads, mosquitoes, diseases, dirty and unhygienic environments can be the reasons for bad health. Continue reading “Ensure a Healthy & Playful Monsoon for your Kids”

Fun learning activities every parent must do with their kids

Kids and their energies are too agile to handle. Parents are the pillars of strength and motivation for kids. If they cry, they look up to parents, if they laugh, they look up to parents. The quality time which you spend with your kids is going to shape their future. But, the way you invest and spend your time with them is going to make a mark in your kids’ life. Research also supports the fact that engaging time spent with your kid is very important for an overall development of the child. Continue reading “Fun learning activities every parent must do with their kids”

Safety is as simple as ABC – Always Be Careful!

As a parent you would want to be available for your child at all times, however, this can not always be possible. There might be a few places where your child is alone such as parks, schools, playgrounds and sometimes even at home. It is ideal to let your child take care of a few things on his/her own at an early age in order to help them grow into a more responsible adult. All you need to do is to teach them some basic rules of safety to ensure their well being when you are not around. Continue reading “Safety is as simple as ABC – Always Be Careful!”