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Image: iStockphoto IN THIS ARTICLE Thanksgiving Day, celebrated since 1961, originated from the autumn harvest feast shared by the Native Americans. It’s a national holiday in the US, and everyone enjoys traditional meals on this great day. Families and friends gather together, and roasted and stuffed turkey, vegetables, potatoes, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, and gravy
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Toddlerhood is a phase when the child experiences several changes. They develop newfound independence and autonomy, which they love testing at any moment possible. The need to exercise more control combined with cognitive and emotional changes could spark some defiance in the toddler. Defiance in toddlers is often momentary and
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE A child’s baby teeth or primary teeth are important even though they eventually fall off. They help the child chew, enable speech development, and guide permanent teeth into appropriate positions (1). You must brush a toddler’s teeth twice a day as soon as their first tooth erupts (2). Early oral
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Asperger syndrome or Asperger’s syndrome (AS) is a neurodevelopmental disorder. Before 2013 it used to be diagnosed as a separate condition. But the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-5) now classifies it as a part of autism spectrum disorders (ASD), affecting an individual’s social and communication skills (1). Asperger’s syndrome in
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE As children grow, they get ample opportunities to learn about the world around them. And in the process, they encounter problems. Children of all ages face challenges on a daily basis – it can be peer pressure, a tricky math equation, or a toy-related conflict. Often, you will not be
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Swollen veins in the anal canal are called hemorrhoids (piles). Although hemorrhoids are common in adults, children may get hemorrhoids at any age. Constipation is usually the main cause of hemorrhoids, which are not life-threatening but can be extremely painful. Read this post to know about the causes, symptoms, complications,
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Children love playing and indulging in various outdoor activities with their peers. As a parent, you should encourage them to go out and play since outdoor games help improve their motor, behavioral, and social skills. Playing outdoors involves sun exposure, which is crucial for children since it helps their body
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Toddlers throwing things is normal till it becomes a behavioral pattern. Throwing things needs developed motor skills and good hand-eye coordination. Hence, the act of throwing is usually a developmental achievement. However, if your child has the habit of throwing things, either to gain attention or due to some underlying
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE There are often moments where the toddler refuses to comply and has a severe meltdown. It usually occurs when the toddler is in an uncomfortable situation, such as when around strangers. This reaction is called anxiety. Anxiety is common among children of all ages, including toddlers. It is normal for
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Some toddlers scream when they feel that their parents are not giving them attention, while others scream due to frustration. There are other reasons, too, for toddler’s screaming tantrums. While tantrum-related screaming is common among toddlers, it is always best to determine the underlying cause and tackle it. This post
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Camping is the perfect weekend getaway from the hustle of daily life for some fresh air and uninterrupted family time. However, you could be wondering about the games and camping activities suitable for your toddler. You can come across innumerable activities that are easy to attempt and fun-filled for tiny
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Tantrums, screaming, aggression, defiance, mood swings, etc., — you will have to deal with all these if you have a toddler. Dealing with these can be challenging and can give you a hard time, but know that they are all signs of healthy development in your toddler. As your dependant
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Children love to play and are curious to explore new things. They also start developing cognitively from a young age (1). Exposing them to different activities will help them play and learn at the same time. Several childhood activities enhance various skills in children. All you need to do is
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Image: Shutterstock Once upon a time, there lived a young fox in a dense forest. The fox wouldn’t listen to its mother’s warnings that there are dangerous animals in the forest. It often went deep into the forest on its own to play with other animals. One day, the fox went out to play with
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Image: Shutterstock There once lived a mother bear. She was known for bragging about her deeds and actions. The other animals in the kingdom were fed up with the bear’s habit of saying something and doing something else. One fine afternoon, they held a secret meeting to decide on a plan to expose the bear.
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Image: iStock IN THIS ARTICLE Teachers’ day is celebrated in India on September 5. The day commemorates the birth anniversary of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, a renowned teacher and philosopher, and the second president of India. The much-awaited day is marked by special programs or activities in schools and colleges. On this day, students often write
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Image: Shutterstock Almost after 200 years of British rule, India finally attained freedom on the 15th of August, 1947. Independence day is celebrated to honor the birth of a democratic nation. Several patriotic songs have been composed to express love and respect for the country. They are influential and could motivate the children in being
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Image: iStock Tenali Rama was a courtier to Emperor Sri Krishnadevaraya, who ruled the mighty kingdom of Vijayanagara. Here is a story where Tenali Rama used his wit and humor to hint the emperor about his hasty decision subtly. Once, the royal mother fell sick and was bedridden. Sri Krishnadevaraya summoned doctors from all over
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Image: Shutterstock Fox is an intelligent animal, and it even has many other interesting traits. Did you know that fox can use more than 28 different calls for communicating with each other? These fascinating beings hide their food at secret places to binge on it later. Foxes are omnivores and can eat almost everything –
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