A question that my five-year-old asks me regularly these days is when will the ‘coronavirus’ go away. While he is too small to understand the gravity of the situation that he and the rest of the world are in, for him, the virus symbolises a major curtailment of his otherwise hugely active life.He, like most children, has taken the lockdown with a certain amount of maturity – the tantrums that he would have thrown otherwise after playtime is over or the insistence on going down to play with his friends, are absent. Instead, he is busy making plans of all the things he wants to do once the virus ‘goes away’.If COVID-19 has been bad for us adults, it has been worse for the millions of children cooped up at home who have seen their school and play lives disrupted. This is more so for those of us who live in crowded cities and apartment blocks where the maximum exposure that children have to the world outside is from their balconies/windows.Hence, it is upon us adults to ensure that the lockdown period and all the changes that it has brought with it, is not traumatic for our children. While it is difficult to manage home, work and children, here are some ways in which you can ensure that your child comes out of this lockdown as less scarred as possible.
As children across the nation prepare for another school year, there’s a lot on a parent‘s to-do list from bagging a whole new uniform to helping out with any last-minute summer projects. So who’s even found the time to think about their packed lunches?With nut-free policies in a growing number of schools and a few fussy eaters in every class, it’s proving harder than ever before to ensure your child doesn’t come home with half a soggy sandwich left in their lunch box.But we’ve tracked down the recipes designed to make the nightly prep a little easier.From last-minute wraps to moreish treats you and your family can enjoy baking, look no further for go-to inspiration this September.We can guarantee you’ll be taking your own lunchbox to work after taking a look at some of these easy-to-follow recipes…Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for non-stop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyleUK.Read more from Yahoo Style UK: The science behind taking children on a term-time holidayJohn Lewis releases predictions for top 10 toys this Christmas Should parents buy new school uniform every year?
It’s a dog eat dog world, but some millennials manage to stay out of the rat race and pursue their passions instead. What more can you ask for when your passion not only becomes your career, but also helps you contribute to society by reviving an almost-extinct art of storytelling and puppetry?
People often ask me how I manage my office, home and child, and I tell them I am still learning. But along the way I have learnt quite a few life lessons that are worth sharing with others who find themselves in a similar predicament. Find happiness in small things. Don’t look for happiness in foreign trips or leisure shopping or expensive spas.
Angelina Jolie is currently busy with the promotional activities of her new film First They Killed My Father. It is based on a memoir of human rights activist Long Ung, who is a close friend of the actress. The movie is being made for Netflix and has captured the attention of social media users for all the wrong reasons.
It was an ordinary day at Walmart for Erika Burch, who was picking up some groceries for her kids when she saw something out of the ordinary. “She [was] begging him to stop! She was saying ‘please stop, I promise I won’t do it again please stop!’” wrote Burch in a Facebook post that has since gone viral.
If you thought our Bollywood celebrities have only adults as fans, think again! Considering the wide range of characters our stars play on screen, it is no surprise that they have fan following of all age groups. Besides oldies and youngsters, kids also adore our B-Town celebs and this has also been proved many times, while our stars are spotted in public.
Children have been connected to Bollywood films in many ways. They either become a part of a huge, happy family in a drama film or play the lead role.When kids play the lead role, they do it as perfectly as other B-town stars and there’s enough proof for the same.Be it Taare Zamen Par, Stanley Ka Dabba, I am Kalam or Rockford, Bollywood has always had a soft corner for children-oriented films and has also succeeded in doing so.And the best thing about these films is that apart from entertaining you, they also bring to light some of the best life lessons.So, here’s a list of films in which children played the role of a hero!Image Credit: Movie Talkies
Lauren Knight believes that giving her eldest son a bath every night may have caused him to develop mild eczema on his back and legs. “During the times our children went for three (or more, I admit) days without a bath, I noticed that our oldest boy’s skin seemed healthier and less irritated,” Lauren wrote in the Washington Post. It prompted the mum-of-three, who blogs at Crumbs Bums, to wonder if a daily bath is really necessary for children and whether the pitfalls of a nightly tub scrub actually outweighed the benefits.
Earlier this week we reported on the backlash against a fitness instructor offering pole dancing classes to children. The girls were there, alongside two of their mothers, Lorraine Handbury and Lisa Grosse, and instructor Zoe Hardy, to defend the ‘sport’, which they claim is purely a fun way to keep fit.
Indeed, engaging children with something that is constructive and fun is not the easiest thing to do. OKZYromon’s Treasure Box, is the perfect answer for this. The contents of the Treasure Box encourage creativity, innovation and learning at home. The activities developed based on extensive research to identify ‘what parents want their children to understand’ provide children new experiences and stimulate curiosity.