Adolescence is a very crucial period for physical, emotional, mental and social well-being and development. As children grow and reach the adolescence phase, or ‘teenage’, the brain goes through significant developmental changes, that create behavioural patterns and neural pathways that will last until later in life. However, since the brains are still developing, not only are the adolescents more open to positive influences of youth development strategies, behaviour modelling, emotional and social learning; but due to the hormonal changes, they are also more susceptible to depression, and sometimes likely to take reckless decisions which might have repercussions. Continue reading “Benefits of Adolescence Counselling”
Seasons change like clockwork, and the dip in temperatures, the increase in pollutants provides ideal conditions for infective organisms like viruses and bacteria to thrive. Allergens and fungi also add to it all.
Respiratory infections, viral and bacterial, allergic bronchitis and asthma, skin allergies and fungal infections,and viral diarrheas etc. dominate the scene. These have an impact on children’s health. Continue reading “Changing Weather and Child Health”
Monsoon gives relief from intense summer heat with welcome rain but with rain come the monsoon blues and maladies.
1. MOSQUITOES AND VECTOR BORNE DISEASES
D. Japanese encephalitis
F. Scrub typhus Continue reading “Monsoon Maladies: Preventive Tips by a Paediatrician”
Motherhood is one of the most exalted positions.
Breast feeding is an emotionally fulfilling experience both for the mother and the baby.
It takes motherhood to another plane because to nurture your baby, have the breast milk (called ‘AMRIT’ by me), flowing into the baby’s mouth and system can be a truly exhilarating and overwhelming experience for the first time mother or a mother again and again.
‘Hepa’ – means liver & ‘itis’ means inflammation/infection.
Hepatitis is infection / inflammation of the liver. Hepatitis can be caused by various viruses and the liver may also be affected in various bacterial infections as well.
Viral Hepatitis is commonly caused by:
4.Hepatits D and E Continue reading “HEPATITIS A, B, C, D & E: Preventions and Treatments”
Bathing the baby
1. Bathing should be a happy experience for the baby.
2. Bathe once a day or may be twice a day depending on the weather.
– When it’s really hot with temperatures in the 40℃, a dunk in the water twice a day is a good idea.
– Do warm up the room/ bathroom half an hour before bathing in cold weather. Continue reading “TIPS FOR BABY CARE”
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. Continue reading “Better Approach Towards Parenting”
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. Continue reading “Why Vaccinations Are Important For Your Baby?”
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. Continue reading “Teenage Counselling: Channelising The Volcanoes within”
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”