Image: Shutterstock You love eating pasta, pizzas, and olive oil. You fantasize about going to Rome, riding gondolas, and eating in bistros. You are into binge-watching movies on Italian mafia wars. Chances are, you would be into Italian names and surnames as well. Popularized by the vast expanse of literature, TV shows, and films, Italian
Image: Shutterstock Table of Contents: Being a teenage boy is hard, and if you think your teen is free from stress, we’d really hate to burst your bubble. Consider all those awkward questions he has, like the one about suspicious hair sprouting up in places that were earlier barren. Or, when all his friends are
Image: Shutterstock Thought Of The Day Quotes About: 13-year-old Amy was late to school. At breakfast, she argued with her mom and went to school feeling sullen and angry about everything. She hated starting her day like that. It’s frustrating to start the day on a wrong note, isn’t it? So why not try something
Image: Shutterstock Did the pediatrician tell you that your child is suffering from malnutrition even though he is overweight? That could confuse you but is, unfortunately, true. Malnutrition is not just about underweight but overweight too. And interestingly, obesity also occurs due to starvation. Don’t be alarmed yet. There is a way around this, and
Image: iStock The dictionary meaning of ‘therapeutic’ is the use of remedial methods in the treatment of a disease or disorder. Therapeutic activities help your teenager to recover from any physical or mental stress. According to the US Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, therapeutic activities aim at enhancing a person’s physical, cognitive, and emotional health.
Image: iStock Jump to: General knowledge encompasses knowledge of every aspect of life. It may or may not be related to your kid’s academic studies, but it can inadvertently shape their personality, boost confidence, improve academic grades and make conversations extremely interesting. If you want your kid to start learning about myriad things and become
Image: Shutterstock My two-year-old son’s mealtime is a nightmare for me! It is almost impossible to make him open his mouth to eat. Every time he refuses a morsel with a shake of his head, I get impatient and feel helpless. And why not! Seeing her child practically starve themselves simply kills a mother. Yes,
Shutterstock The Amish people are famous in the US and the world over for their old-world lifestyle, speaking Pennsylvania Dutch, and their keen sense of community. They are devout, and their religion plays a vital role in their way of life and naming of their children. Amish names mostly reflect ideologies dear to them or
Image: iStock Periods or menstruation is a natural biological activity that occurs in every healthy woman. As a mother you will be prepared for it with your prepubescent daughter, but do you need such preparation for boys too? Do boys have periods? MomJunction takes a closer look at this commonly confused phenomenon and examines the
Image: Shutterstock Truth or dare? Let’s begin with the truth, shall we? Every one of us must have played the fun, sometimes bold and silly, game called Truth or Dare at least once in our lives. Even though it was first played way back in the 17th century, the game never got old. It only
Image: iStock Jump to: Minor skin scrapes, sore arm, and fever are common in children. But when swelling, stiffness, and pain happen without any apparent cause, it may be alarming. Juvenile arthritis is a condition that leads to such issues. And it is not easy to address the problem unless you are strong and make
Image: iStock Do you know what keeps diseases and infections away from your child? The immune system, of course! The stronger your child’s immunity, the healthier he or she will be. And for that, you need to give the kid the right kind of foods, those that support and improve immunity levels in the body.
Image: Shutterstock Breastfeeding is the ideal way to provide nourishment to your baby. But there are times when you are unable to breastfeed and have to rely on the bottle. Unlike breastfeeding, which depends on the baby’s sucking reflex, bottle feeding relies on gravity to get the milk flowing through the nipple. Gravity makes bottle