October 10th, 2015

Control Childhood Obesity

You don’t need a survey to track the rise in obesity among children. Only a visit to your kid’s school will be more than enough to get a clear picture. Children are becoming extra large these days! And the experts blame the marketing muscle exercised by fast food chains and quick serve restaurants for this. There is also a greater likelihood for plump kids to grow in overweight teens and finally as obese adults. Hence, it becomes imperative to curb childhood obesity. Dr Atul Peters, Director, Institute of Bariatric, Metabolic & Minimal Access Surgery, Fortis Hospital, Shalimar Bagh, New Delhi tells you all about this dreadful disease that is complicating the young lives today.

August 21st, 2013

How to Raise Happy Kids

Think of the smile that appears on your child’s face when he’s enjoying an ice cream cone. Those are the moments and feelings we all want to preserve. But once the last drip is licked, what happens to that happy feeling? Does it just go away? Or is it something deeper inside? Can happiness be learned? Or must we be “born” happy? What is happiness anyway? Happiness is the one thing that parents want their children to have. A happy kid goes on to becoming a positive, self confident individual who believes in all the good things in life. But raising happy and well behaved kids is a challenging task for the parents. There is no magic wand that will spread all the love

October 1st, 2012

Eat, Drink & Grow,…give your kids enough nutrients

What disturbs a mother most about her child? Eight out of ten mothers will answer eating habits. Mothers love to fuss around their child with food. Growing kids need extra nutrition, we all know this. But the question remains, what is the right proportion. To resolve your problem, Guardian Health Chronicle consulted two eminent specialists Dr Rajeev Chabbra, Consultant Pediatric at Artemis, Gurgaon and Geetu Amarnani, Mumbai based nutritionist and dietician. Read to know what the experts recommend to enhance the nutrient quotient for your child. Also discover tips to solve the meal time woes. Build up a healthy habit Follow these guidelines to grow your child healthy: • Offer five

October 1st, 2012

From Piggy Banks to Real Banks

MAYBE THE LITTLE REWARDS FOR GOOD GRADES EARNED BY YOUR DAUGHTER during her early years would help her reach the top of her class. Also, her all round personality will keep her at the top in her college. She will be accepted to a University that would pave the way for lucrative career opportunities and would get her a chance to be among an elite group of well-paid professionals. But, surprisingly, with all these traits, still she may fail to manage her hard earned money! Yes, by no means, any professional or academic achievement guarantees your child will become financially secure and will be smart with money management. For that you, as a parent, need to come in first action and teach

July 31st, 2012

Make Your Kids Eat, Drink, Grow

What disturbs a mother most about her child? Eight out of ten mothers will answer eating habits. Mothers love to fuss around their child with food. Growing kids need extra nutrition, we all know this. But the question remains, what is the right proportion. To resolve your problem, Guardian Health Chronicle consulted two eminent specialists Dr Rajeev Chabbra, Consultant Pediatric at Artemis, Gurgaon and Geetu Amarnani, Mumbai based nutritionist and dietician. Read to know what the experts recommend to enhance the nutrient quotient for your child. Also discover tips to solve the meal time woes. Build up a healthy habit Follow these guidelines to grow your child healthy: • Offer five

September 14th, 2011

Learn to Foster Parents Teacher Relationship

How do you foster terrific relationship with the teachers of your children? “Easier said than done,” you must be thinking! After all, there are teachers your child will love and teachers he may not. There are teachers you’ll like and dislike as well. In fact, there should be a self help book stating Teachers are from Saturn, Parents are from Jupiter to help navigate the difficult path of parent-teacher relationship. Priya Singh makes an attempt to provide some useful strategies on the subject. What Parents Should Do Keep in touch with the school. Stay aware of what your children are learning, what their assignments are, and how they are doing. Make a point of visiting the

July 20th, 2011

Common Mistakes Parents Commit!

Almost all parents meticulously follow their child’s growth plan and vaccination chart. Still, parents tend to gloss over certain facts which can prove detrimental to the health of the child. Keep reading to learn about most commonly committed health mistakes by parents. And yes, even educated parents tend to make such mistakes. Did you de-worm your child? “When was the last time you de-wormed her?” asked Dr. Rajiv Chabbara, Consultant Paediatrician and Neonatal Intensivist to Mehak Aggarwal. She had brought Suhani, her three-year-old daughter for a health check, as she wasn’t feeling too well and would complain of a stomach pain after having food. Mentally, Mehak calculated and

June 28th, 2011

Are You Giving Your Kid Enough Nutrients?

Have you ever thought that diet coke, fantas, fruti, maggi, burger and pizzas have actually been replacing the real nutrient factor from the diet chart of your kid?? If not, then think over it now! And start working on it! My Health Guardian shares expert suggestions to enhance your nutrient quotient for your child! Read to know the best tips shared by Dr Shubhda Bhanot, Nutritionist and Dietician, Medanta- The Medicity, Gurgaon. Serve foods rich in iron – Iron is present in foods basically in two forms, haem iron, found in flesh foods such as red meat, chicken and fish, and non-haem iron which is found in plant foods such as wholegrain breads and cereals, dried fruits (though,

June 15th, 2011

Tackle Underage Drinking

To anyone who never have tried it, it may seem little weird, but I don’t think you can really grow up, without a sip of that awesome pungent taste of beer and whisky, says 17 year old Aahan, who has just passed his 12th exams. Is he right?? Ask any teen and the answer would come YES!!…. As the trend is in…so it’s really difficult to prevent teenagers from experimenting with alcohol, but parents can encourage sensible drinking habits. Read to know the right way to handle this early stage hang over. What gets teens to splurge in alcohol? The 3Ps, ‘peers, parents and present trend to be a ‘wannabe’, are the major causes behind teens being inclined towards boozing these day.

September 28th, 2010

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy!

Ten-year-old Shilpa comes home from school at 3.00 pm in the afternoon. She eats in a hurry almost every day, because she has extra-curricular classes to attend. Twice a week she goes for painting classes, once a week for piano lessons and spends a good part of the weekends on taek-won-do, horse riding and ABACUS sessions. She is not alone; her tribe is growing with every passing day with the joining of children, who have to hone several skills so that they become multi-faceted personalities. No denying the fact, that extra-curricular activities provide a welcome reprieve from the monotony of studies. So much so that it is no longer extra-curricular, rather co-exists with curriculum and

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