Low Immunity in Kids and how to overcome it to become a #YesMom

Low Immunity in Kids is a very real problem today. Infants and toddlers are constantly sick because they are being exposed to the various viruses for the first time. As they grow older, their immunity becomes stronger and the frequency of them falling ill reduces. About a year ago, my daughter for falling ill constantly. Last December alone, she missed school for about ten days. We were worried. Her paediatrician said that her immunity was low and she was susceptible to infections during weather changes. What followed was a nightmare of keeping her protected. No sweets, no cold stuff, no

5 Tips to Choose Daycare Centers and Creche #WorkingMomsGuide

Finding a daycare near me was one of the biggest tasks I had to do while relocating to Mumbai. I was very sure I wanted professional childcare while my daughter is still young. I was not comfortable in having a nanny at home while she is still in preschool. So finding a good Creche was the only option for me. It was a long and tedious process and I learnt a few things along the way. Here are my considerations for choosing the right daycare option. Considerations for Choosing Daycare and Creche 1. Compare Staff Child Ratio at the Creche I was

Why Do We Need Exams in School? #MicroblogMondays

“No exams? What!!! How will we know the progress of the kid?” “Exams must be there to know what the kids have learnt” “I wouldn’t know how my kid is doing unless there are regular exams. Weekly tests, unit tests, midterms must all be held!” When such opinions were put forth in my daughter’s school group, I realised that I am a minority. There are just a few of us who say that scheduled exams are not a good idea and that the teachers must do a continuous evaluation and surprise tests. Most parents wanted regular exams. In fact, some

Are We A Generation of Anxious Parents?

My daughter was sick last week. She missed school almost the whole week. Missing school means missing out on lessons and falling behind your studies, a whole lot of homework and catch-up when you get back to school and a whole lot of worry for the parents and children. This seems like a pretty common scenario. Right? In fact, as the weather changes up, kids and falling sick by the dozen and class attendance levels are falling. I noticed a very curious trend in her school WhatsApp group. You know the one meant to discuss projects, lost and found, test

Is My Child Growing Right? The Parental Anxiety Story!

I am sure Paediatricians all over the world will agree that the most common query they get from parents of perfectly healthy children is “Doctor, is my child growing right?” In today’s world of fierce competition, we start off as soon as the child is born. Looking at percentile growth for the weight, the height and even the circumference of the child’s head. While I understand that these parameters need careful monitoring for early detection and prevention of problems, obsessing over them incessantly is what I have a problem with. When my daughter was a few weeks old, I remember