Thursday, 6 October, 2022
TopicParenting

Topic: Parenting

‘Screen time’ for kids is outdated. It’s time to focus on quality instead

Measuring quantity, not the quality, of what children watch is outdated. We need to look at what kids are watching and how they are watching it.

China’s new rules allow kids to play video games just 3 hours a week. It won’t help

China has a history of making dramatic moves aimed at cutting down children’s gaming time — from cyber curfews at night to military-style anti-gaming camps.

Using food as incentive or punishment for children must stop now

Rewarding and comforting kids with food can lead to overeating when they are not hungry. This is how to kick the habit.

Kashmir, parenting, sex – Podcasts are finally giving Indians what they want to hear

Years after people had written the obituary for the radio, audio is making a comeback in India. And the medium is the message.

Parenting is not just about attachment and techniques differ around the world

Japanese children, for example, are often allowed to ride the subway alone from age seven. This would be unthinkable for parents in other countries.

Helicopter Eela review: Sorry Kajol, you don’t deserve this script

Pradeep Sarkar’s Helicopter Eela fails to do justice to the characters, plot and single parents.

Indian parents are the most enthusiastic about doing their children’s homework

Indian parents spend an average of 12 hours a week helping with children's homework as compared to 3.6 hours in the UK and 2.6 hours in Japan.

On Camera

YourTurn

Rahul Gandhi addresses a gathering in Mysuru, Karnataka | PTI

Six reasons why Bharat Jodo Yatra isn’t simply a routine political ‘tamasha’

As in football, so in politics: Ball possession matters. So much so that even the troubles in Rajasthan couldn’t derail the positivity of the Bharat Jodo Yatra.
File photo of Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan distributing rice to PMGKAY beneficiaries at a PDS centre | ANI

How Modi govt extending free grains scheme could help BJP in Gujarat, Himachal polls

PMGKAY was extended for three more months last week. An analysis of the scheme's beneficiaries shows that over 50% of the population in Gujarat and 38% in HP will benefit from it.

Defence

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Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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