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Life skills children should know by age 10

A burning debate that has been making the rounds recently is that only a handful of people will ever need the principles of algebra in their lives, but everyone will need to do their taxes at some point. Schools cannot and should not have to teach crucial life skills to children because those are best learned under the loving guidance of guardians. Even if 10 is too early to learn how to do complex calculations, there are a good number of basic life skills every child should know by the end of the first decade of their lives. Here’s what child-development experts, career planners and business leaders recommend:

November 27, 2022
November 27, 2022

Ongkur: Farhana Satu’s photography exhibition opens at the Asiatic Centre, Banani

If you had magical powers, what would you want to be? This question is likely to come up quite often in conversations with children. However, it takes on a new dimension when asked to children diagnosed with cancer. What does a little person struggling with such big problems dream of? This was the question that photographer Farhana Satu posed to her subjects, from which was born her latest exhibition, Ongkur.

November 3, 2022
November 3, 2022

Life skills children should know by age 10

A burning debate that has been making the rounds recently is that only a handful of people will ever need the principles of algebra in their lives, but everyone will need to do their taxes at some point. Schools cannot and should not have to teach crucial life skills to children because those are best learned under the loving guidance of guardians. Even if 10 is too early to learn how to do complex calculations, there are a good number of basic life skills every child should know by the end of the first decade of their lives. Here’s what child-development experts, career planners and business leaders recommend:

October 24, 2022
October 24, 2022

Designing your growing child’s room with the proper furniture

Designing a room for your children needs just as much thought as any other room. It is important that their room reflects their growing age and can be a space for them to concentrate on their studies, practice their hobbies, enjoy their recreational time, and more.

October 15, 2022
October 15, 2022

A guide to healthy food habits for your children

World Food Day is observed to highlight the importance of an inclusive society where everyone, including children, must not be left behind when it comes to food security. In line with this theme, we need to make sure our children are growing up healthy and have access to nutritious foods, whether at home or school.

September 3, 2022
September 3, 2022

Children play more when they have fewer toys

In an age of hyper-consumerism, it is easy to get carried away buying too much of everything. If you are a parent, your child’s sweet requests often also have a part to play in filling the toy basket much more than intended at the monthly supermarket run. However, offering children fewer toys, rather than spoiling them for choice, has definitive benefits in the long run.

September 1, 2022
September 1, 2022

The way we hide our lives from our parents

We’re used to presenting an obedient yet cheerful mask of who we are.

August 18, 2022
August 18, 2022

Tackling the Talk: Parents and their Mental Health

To see your loved one suffering from mental illnesses is a painful experience.

July 28, 2022
July 28, 2022

Self-care to help with mum burnout

Mothers nowadays are trying to do it all — work and parenting — with a schedule that seems to get busier every day. With sleepless nights, an early work routine, pumping schedules, school events, work deadlines, and the need to provide quality time to children, mothers have their hands (and arms and legs) full. Mental and physical exhaustion, also known as mum burnout, can lead to dire consequences not just for them, but for children too

July 28, 2022
July 28, 2022

How physical punishment harms children

Raising your hand or voice, for that matter, on a child simply because they are weak and younger than you in age, is an act of cowardice on the part of the parent. Some fantastic and in-depth research has been done in this field. Psychologists and paediatricians both agree that physical abuse is extremely harmful for a child, having both physiological and mental consequences. Abuse comes in many forms and what is equally surprising is that a lot of parents have no idea that many of their actions can count as abuse.

June 30, 2022
June 30, 2022

Relationship Matters: Discussing psychological problems

Our relationships and how we navigate them keep evolving with the times. Often, we find questions or worries so personal that they can only be shared with a stranger, but any random stranger is no real solace! Nor is the advice safe. With that in mind, Star Lifestyle brings to you a brand-new relationship advice column from certified experts. This hopes to tackle the host of worries, questions and forks in roads of the relationships plane that includes the personal, professional to psychological.