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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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Lifestyle, Parenting

Chocolate for Kids: Yay or Nay?

Chocolate for Kids: Yay or Nay?

Chocolate for Kids: Yay or Nay?

Chocolate is perhaps the world’s most favorite food. Whether you are happy, sad, excited, tired or plain bored, a bar of chocolate is usually all you need to feel better. We all love it and it’s no surprise that kids love chocolate too!

But how much chocolate is too much chocolate? What is the recommended intake? Is it really healthy for kids?

The health benefits of consuming chocolate are scientifically proven and a very small piece of dark chocolate 3 -4 times a week won’t harm your child’s health. Infact, adding a little cocoa to your child’s cup of milk or sprinkling a little bit on a piece of fruit may encourage your child to eat healthy foods that he/she may not like to consume otherwise.

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Beauty, Lifestyle, Parenting

Bio Oil – My Story

Bio Oil – My Story

Bio Oil - My Story

Bio Oil – My Story

They say that the marks you carry on your body tell your stories. It reflects how you have struggled and survived in your life, despite it being a bruise by stubbing your toe. 😛 Well, I am a mother of three kids and by this, you can easily figure out that my days basically end with scars all over my arms and legs.
A little time after pregnancy, I was the victim of stretch marks, which is quite normal for a mother. However, unfortunately, at that time, I had not known about any treatment which could make them disappear.

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Food, Parenting

Iftar with RoohAfza

 

Iftar with RoohAfza

Ramazan is that time of the month, in which we are tested to our greatest extent. It is the month in which we fast i.e. refrain from eating or drinking. Therefore, ending our long, exhausting days with something refreshing and hydrating is necessary.
From my childhood till present, Rooh Afza has been my faithful companion, especially in Iftar. Whether you drink it in the form of milk, or mix it with lemon juice and chia seeds, or top melon or vermicelli with the red sorbet, it tastes equally delicious and energizing! When I watched the latest advertisement of Rooh Afza, it literally transported me back to my youth, when my grandmother would always keep a chilled glass of Rooh Afza for me on the table to break my fast with.

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Lifestyle, Parenting

Swimming boosts bone power

Swimming boosts bone power

Swimming boosts bone power

Swimming boosts bone power

Swimming has long been plugged as a great exercise, one that’s easy on the body and good for individuals with joint pain. It is also said to strengthen bones. Studies and research indicate that individuals who frequently swim laps have greater leg bone mass than those who don’t swim at all. My son is five mashaAllah and he has started swimming recently. The benefits of swimming are plenty for all age groups and all physical abilities.

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