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Peace at Mom’s House

Peace at Mom’s House

Peace at Mom's House

Peace at Mom’s House

I am dreaming, a nostalgic moment, and at the back of my mind, I also know that I have all the time in the world to dream on to my heart’s content! Guess: Where am I? I am at my mom’s place. Being a married woman, with three little cheeky ones, I have quite a lot on my hand to handle, and mostly I feel the time has passed in the wink of an eye. A visit to my mom place is much like wearing a contraption that has paused time and everything goes in slow motion.

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The Baari debacle- who gets to do the shopping?

The Baari debacle- who gets to do the shopping?

The Baari debacle- who gets to do the shopping?

The Baari debacle- who gets to do the shopping?

If you are to meet a bride-to-be, you expect happiness and a glowing face but this bride I came across was rather down and seemed upset. Curious as I am, I asked her what has happened. She remarked that she was not on talking terms with her fiancé and was upset with him. On inquiring why it was so, she declared sulkily that she had demanded that the amount to be spent on buying dresses of baari (the things brought from the side of the boy’s family) should be handed over to her so she can buy things of her choice. This mindset of hers rather perplexed me and made me wonder about my feelings on this topic.

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Summer Activities to Boost Your Child’s Mental Health

Summer Activities to Boost Your Child’s Mental Health

 

Summer Activities to Boost Your Child’s Mental Health

Summer Activities to Boost Your Child’s Mental Health

Summer holidays offer a much-needed break from the previous school year, and provide an excellent opportunity to recharge. At the same time, it can be difficult to find activities that are both physically and mentally stimulating. This is especially true in the UAE, where high temperatures limit the number of outdoor options.

Our daily routine changes in the summer. Many children shift from a structured schedule to a relatively unstructured one.Screen-time tends to increase, while outdoor play tends to decrease during the scorching summer months. These changes promote a sedentary lifestyle and limit mental stimulation.

Dr Sarah Rasmi, family psychologist and parenting expert for social app Play:Date, shares five activities that are stimulating and fun for the whole family.

Get moving indoors

Research shows that people who are physically active have better outcomes than those who are not. Exercise boosts memory, brainpower, coping skills, happy hormones, and self-confidence. At the same time, it reduces anxiety, depression, and stress. Soft play areas are the perfect choice for young children as they allow them to run and play in a controlled, cool, and safe environment.

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