Monday, November 20, 2017

#SayNotoPolyster - A Complete Product Review of "Mama Earth's First 100 %Organic Bamboo Based wipes"

AS I had stated earlier in the previous post about the “"Mama earth introducing India's first 100% organic Bamboo Based wipes and here the time has come and I am sharing a complete review about this newly launched baby wipes.
From my point of view, here are some unique features of these baby wipes that makes it more trustworthy.

India’s first 100% organic bamboo based wipes

-It is made up of 100% organic Bamboo. It is India’s first Polyester free un-bleached organic wipes. Bamboo fiber is more breathable than cotton fiber that has been used mostly in traditional wipes.

Enriched with natural ingredients

It is enriched with natural ingredients. Along with organic Bamboo, these wipes have a gentle blend of Aloe Vera, Shea butter, almond oil, and Lavender oil. All these ingredients have amazing nourishing properties. They are completely natural and free from side effects.

Perfect for Baby’s sensitive skin

It is perfect for baby’s sensitive skin. The unique combination of natural ingredients and organic Bamboo, make it just perfect for cleaning baby’s sensitive skin and soothes very well. it does not only help in cleaning the bottom areas of the baby but perfect for cleaning messy hands, face and body as well.

Ideal Travel Companion

Travelling with the baby is not an easy task. And these wipes make our job a little easier; especially when we are on go. They are easy to carry around when you are travelling with your baby. They have a protective lid that helps lock the freshness and moisture of wipes for longer.

Free from usual side effects caused by traditional wipes

Usually, the regular use of traditional wipes caused various side effects such as redness of the skin, rashes and dry, cracked skin in so many babies. These wipes have a unique combination of natural and mild ingredients, and free from these usual side effects caused by the use of traditional wipes. They are hypo allergic, clinically tested and gentle enough to use daily.

Certified toxin free

It is “Asia’s first Made Safe Certified Brand”, and free from Petrochemicals, Polyester bleach, Chlorine dyes, Parabens, Sulphates, Mineral oil, Synthetic fragrance etc.
As I was already impressed with these unique features, and I already had an immense respect for Mama Earth for their genuine efforts to providing excellent quality products for their customers. When I had received these baby wipes as first few customers, I was super excited. As my kids are older now, I had sent them to my sister in law, who is a second-time mommy of a cute little boy.

My Honest confession

Before moving ahead with the product review, I had an honest parenting confession. It was a few years ago, when I was blessed with a cute girl child, apart from other routine parenting issues, I had struggled a lot with clean up after diapering especially while travelling. As my both girls have sensitive skin, they often get rashes and other skin issues after using traditional wipes.
I wished I could have these baby wipes (and other toxin-free baby products as well) for babies, that may help a lot in gentle and thorough cleanups. I think today’s new parents are really lucky. They had not only these gentle baby wipes for their babies but other wide range of baby products as well, that ensures a gentle and ideal care for your babies.

By the way, back to my sister in law’s story. When she has received these wipes, as a conscious and caring mom, she has said instantly,

“All right di, these wipes are easy to use and convenient, but I did not like the artificial fragrance and preservatives that have been used in most of the wipes. They often cause skin rashes and other skin issues on baby’s gentle skin. She was a little bit apprehensive about using these wipes”. And I could understand her concern as a caring mommy, who always wants to ensure everything properly, before using any product, especially for her babies.

When I had explained her unique combination of organic bamboo and other natural ingredients, she has become ready to give a try to these baby wipes.

After using these wipes, she has given this feedback to me. According to her,
  • ·         I love all natural ingredients and great texture, and supreme quality of these wipes.
  • ·         It is easy to use and convenient. It is easy to grab with one hand while wrangling a wiggly baby with another hand.
  • ·         The lid locks the freshness and moisture of wipes for a longer period of time.
  • ·         Until now, I had not observed any side effect like rashes or dryness in baby, after using them.
  • ·         The smell is wonderful and refreshing. and last and most importantly, I had an inner peace as a parent, because I am using “Asia’s Made safe certified brand” that is made up of completely natural and toxin-free ingredients”. It is really an awesome experience.

As a final word, she says,

” Yes! It is true that as a caring and conscious parent, we all always want the gentle and ideal care for our babies. We always want to ensure that we are buying and using the safest products for our babies. And these baby wipes is one of that product that will relieve our parental anxiety and will help a lot in gentle and thorough clean-up of our babies. It is worth to give try to these awesome new baby wipes; I hope you will get the same result and satisfaction that I get after using it.”

Positive parenting is extremely delighted to be one of the first few users of these baby wipes. And I would say this thing confidently that these baby wipes are definitely different from the usual polyester containing baby wipes and free from toxic material. And along with mam earth, I will also say that it is a high time to #SayNotoPolyster.

Did you have ever tried any of Mama Earth products? What was your experience? Please share with us!

Note- this is a sponsored post.

Also a part of #wrtitingwednesday hosted by

Thursday, November 16, 2017

"Mama earth introducing India's First Organic Bamboo Based Wipes"-Celebrate Parenthood with this unique product

Parenthood has the greatest potential influence in human life and parenting journey is a long road.  It is one of the most beautiful, satisfying and incredibly magical experience of one’s life. But sometimes, it is exhausting and frustrating too. It is true that,

“Babies are always more trouble than you thought-and more wonderful- Charles Osgood”

While the birth of new baby is indisputably miraculous, the demands are daunting, exhausting and sometimes frustrating too. On one side, while baby go through different stages of infant development (sitting, walking, and teething) during first year of life, another side as parent we also learnt a lot during this span of time.

Big thanks to latest technology and development that has made our job as a parent much easier than before. Nowadays, we had a wide range of baby essential items that helped a lot to parents to complete their parental responsibilities. From setting up the nursery to gathering the gear for sleeping, eating, diapering, we had tons of baby essentials that will help to create a baby registry that includes all the important stuffs that we need as a new parent. Baby wipes is one of them.

What is baby wipes?

Baby wipes is one of the most common baby essential that has become an important part of daily life for so many families. According to Wikipedia,

“Baby wipes are wet wipes used to cleanse the sensitive skin of infant. These are saturated with solutions anywhere from gentle cleansing ingredients to alcohol based cleansers.”

Uses of Baby wipes

Maintaining a good hygiene and cleaning routine is one of the most integral part of baby care. And for that purpose, just diapering alone will not be sufficient for baby. After every change of diaper it is must to clean bottom area properly and thoroughly to remove faecal enzymes, urine and poop. This step is mandatory to prevent rashes and other skin infections. If the area not gets cleaned properly, it could put your baby at risk for bacterial infection. And sometimes as a new (and also a busy and exhausting) parent, we want something that helped us in quick and hazel free clean-ups.

 Here, the baby wipes play a great role and help us in easy and deep cleaning of baby. These wipes not only helps in cleaning the bottom area, but they serve so many other purpose as well such as cleaning the other areas of body, mopping up the small spills in the car etc.

Harmful effects of Traditional baby wipes

While on one side, these wipes are very easy to use and convenient; especially for changing the diapers on the go.  Another side there are some associated risk factors too. Such as:

 According to FDA, cleansing wipes are made up of materials such as polyesters, polypropylene, cotton, wood pulp or rayon fibres formed into sheets. They may contain other ingredients such as Methysothiazolinan as a preservative; this substance may cause serious allergic reaction.

Wipes may contain harmful chemicals (as a hidden ingredient), these ingredients are not labelled on baby wipes but they are present (like formaldehyde and hydroquinone). These harmful chemicals are so toxic and irritants, they could easily assimilate through baby’s skin and may cause serious side effects on baby’s skin. And may cause:

  • ·         Severe allergic reaction on baby’s skin
  • ·         Dryness and itching
  • ·         Burning sensation with redness and soreness
  • ·         In some cases blisters may form on baby’s skin.

Although baby wipes have certain chemicals and may cause some harmful effects in some babies, we cannot deny the fact that baby wipes are convenient to use, especially when we are constantly on go. And it helps a lot in maintaining a good hygiene and proper cleaning in baby care.

v  So, do we have any alternative way through which we can get all benefits of using baby wipes without suffering from any potential side effects caused by traditional wipes containing polyesters and other harmful chemicals?
v  Do we have any gentle, soothing baby wipes that is perfect for our little one’s sensitive skin?
v  Do we have any option that is clinically tested and made from 100% organic, natural ingredients?
Yes! We have a perfect solution for all these parental anxieties. Now, we have a “completely organic and free from toxic chemicals wipes”, that will give a satisfactory and gentle clean up to our babies without causing any potentially dangerous side effects. And these supreme quality wipes are going to launched by the “Mama earth” with a unique thought that is #SayNoToPolyester.

  “Mama Earth introducing first organic bamboo based wipes”

Mama earth is a well-known and well-trusted brand, which had made a great success with their wide range of products (especially baby products) in a very shorter span of time.  They always followed the unique principle of offering toxin free and safe products for their customers. They are “Asia’s first Made safe certified brand”.  At mama earth, nothing is more important than your baby’s safety. They invest a lot of time and resources to improve the gentle and thorough cleaning for your baby. And this time they are introducing “India’s first organic bamboo based organic wipes”.

These wipes are made from 100% Organic bamboo, enriched with Vitamin E, Shea butter and Almond oil and aloe Vera to gently nourish your baby’s skin. These are earth friendly biodegradable alternative to traditional polyester based wet wipes.

While launching these wipes Mama Earth is saying #SayNoToPolyester

I believe these wipes are here to end our all parental worries and anxieties caused by traditional wipes containing polyesters and other harmful chemicals.

My Heartiest congratulations to Mam earth for introducing “India’s first organic bamboo based baby wipes”

What are other unique features of this baby wipes? How they are different from traditional wipes? I Will share a detail review of these baby wipes, in upcoming post. So stay tuned!

Did you have ever tried any of Mama Earth products? What was your experience? Please share with us!

Sunday, November 12, 2017

#Supermomcontest- "4 Effective Tips to Improve Your Mental Health"

 Mental health is as important as physical health in the workplace and in social settings. Flexing your emotional muscles is crucial to remain resilient and healthy in everyday life. Taking good care of your mental health can boost your mood, self-confidence and can add a positive effect on your overall enjoyment of life.

Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood to adolescence. Unfortunately, mental health is an ignored aspect of our everyday life. And mental health problems are actually very common, even young children show early warning signs of mental health concerns.

 So here are the 4 effective tips to improve your mental health.

Adopt a healthy life style

Taking care of yourself physically can improve your mental health. Be sure to adopt a healthy life style that includes:
  • ·         Eat healthy, nutritious and balanced meal with plenty of fruits, vegetable and whole grains- a healthy diet will help to keep your immune system and you will be better able to cope up with routine stress
  • ·         Regular exercise has numerous benefits for our physical as well as mental health. It increases level of serotonin and endorphin (feel good hormones) and helps in decrease the depression, anxiety and stress. It also helps in improving mood.
  • ·         Get enough sleep, lots of mental illnesses often associated with sleep deprivation. Maintain an ideal temperature of room, practice a calming sleep routine such as read a good book, and take a bath, mediation for few minutes.
  • ·         Always keep a check on your mental stress level.

Value yourself

  Value yourself and having a sense of self-compassion is the second important thing that improves mental health. It is one of the most critical aspects of life. It is must to give same kindness and care to ourselves that we did give to a good friend. If you don’t love, cherish and value yourself than it is unlikely that you will dedicate time and energy to living to living a healthy, happy and productive life.
So, for improving the mental health, it is must to:
  • ·         Value yourself; treat yourself with kindness and respect
  • ·         Avoid self-criticism
  • ·         Plan realistic goals in your life
  • ·         Always try to take out some quality time to your self
  • ·         Focus or develop a hobby, do whatever you want to do

Gratitude should be attitude

 It is all right to have plans, desires and ambitions in life but having a self-contentment is equally important. Life is much better when we acknowledging the brighter side. Expressing and practicing gratitude always help in improve mental well-being. Most of us often forget to be grateful for various blessings that God has given us.

 Track gratitude and achievements with a journal is a good idea to get started. Include 3 things you were grateful for and 3 things you were able to accomplish each day will help you to develop a sense of gratitude for your blessings. And also improve your overall mental health too.

Learn stress relieving techniques

Stress is an integral part of our everyday life. and constant stress put a negative impact on our mental health. stress relieving techniques like yoga, meditation not only relieves mental stress, also helps in improving overall mental health as well.
  • ·         Again regular exercise, even a simple 30 minutes walking per day can help you to reduce stress and boost mood
  • ·         Explore stress relieving programs such as tai-chi, meditation, yoga, gentle breathing exercise.  Relaxation techniques often combine breathing and focused attention on pleasing thoughts and images to calm the mind and the body. A schedule regular time for these and other relaxing activities always helps in improving the mental health.
  • ·         Take a nature walk, nature has amazing healing power. Being close to nature is the easiest way to get de-stressed
  • ·         Talk to your family, friends and stay connected with the people who understand your sentiments and helps you in recovering from low days.
  • ·         Practice mindfulness, the true treasure of life lies in sweet, tiny moments. So try to stay in moments, forget unnecessary worries and anxieties and enjoy the true essence of life.

 Additional Tips

  • ·         Surround yourself with positive people
  • ·         Volunteer your time and energy to help someone else
  • ·         Break the monotonous routine by doing simple changes such as go to a different park or try another cuisine for dinner.
  • ·         Work on your strength to build self-confidence and courage
  • ·         Keep an optimistic approach towards life
  • ·         Take the help of creativity (colouring, drawing, and writing) to get de-stressed
  • ·         Take time to laugh, laughter is the best medicine. It reduces routine aches, pain and anxiety level.
  • ·         Use social media wisely, get disconnected time to time to avoid constant mental pressure
  • ·         Spend some time in sunshine to get enough vitamin D (It believes it is a mood elevator)
  • ·         Practice forgiveness
  • ·         Enjoy a relaxing bath or spa to relieve stress
  • ·         Avoid alcohol, smoking or other drugs

So these are some incredibly effective ways to improve your mental health. Which one you liked most? How do you take care of your mental health? Please share!

Also a part of #wrtitingwednesday hosted by

Monday, November 6, 2017

#Supermom Contest- "5 Great Qualities to Nurture in Your Child"

Of course, being a parent is a precious gift of God. It is a unique feeling when we love somebody else wholeheartedly and unconditionally for eternity. Nothing else can produce the true joy and satisfaction that motherhood allows. It is the greatest thing that I have ever felt.

It can be the most rewarding and satisfying job in the world, but sometimes, it can be the most exhausting and daunting too. Especially the first few years of childhood are very crucial for their development. The relationship and environment they occupied during these years shape the way they learn and grow. And as a parent also, it is not easy. We always had multiple parental responsibilities and duties. We always concerned about their well-being and overall development.

It is an always a matter of concern that how to build good emotional and social skills in our kids? How to support language and intellectual development? And apart from that develop a proper sequence of routine chores is an additional (but vital) responsibility for us. Routine helps them get through the things that need to be done each day. From brushing teeth, healthy food habits get up in the morning and going to bed at the time, potty training and list is going on. And parents can nurture those key traits in their children, even when they are very young. Here I am sharing top 5 qualities that can help your little one on the path to acquiring each of these important assets.

 Self- reliance

Kids are the innocent learner, they are impulsive by nature. I think “Self-discipline” has tremendous positive effect in any person’s life. It is all about being able to regulate yourself. A person armed with good self-discipline definitely has a better perspective on his life and can solve his life challenges more easily. Obviously, kids have the shorter attention span and lack of self-control. But a little effort can make them more efficient. Self-regulation skills play a vital role in academic achievement. They need to follow directions, pay attention to studies and behaviour during their academic year. Studies suggested that kids those who have better self-discipline at an early age develop better academic skills over the time.

Passion for learning

We lived in a high-tech world and kids had a strong influence of this latest technology on their personality development. Sometimes, this overexposure may affect their learning capability and courage to try new things. They may get stuck on electronic gadgets and had a negative effect on their physical and mental status. So, I want to break this latest trend. Build a constant desire to learn new things are a great personality trait that is must for an overall personality development. They should have the courage to try any new thing; it may be guitar, soccer or creative writing. This habit will help them not only in academic studies but also make them an independent and strong individual in the future as well.

Having a sense of self-contentment

Definitely, it is great to be ambitious in your life. You should have a strong desire to achieve your goal. Hard work with passion and ambition always help in success in all field of life. And for being excel in academics it is equally important. I want to make my kids ambitious with a strong desire to achieve their goals…but at the same time learn to be content and happy with their achievement is also necessary for happiness.  We lived in a highly competitive world. Everyone wants to achieve everything and sometimes this over ambition may cause unhappiness and frustration. So, develop a sense of self- satisfaction and contentment is very important from the childhood.

Healthy body and healthy mind

It is true that “Health is wealth”, and for parents who care for their kids, their complete health (mental, physical and social) is always a matter of concern for them. Kids always had a tight schedule for everything from studies to art, music and sports will keep them busy all the time. But a healthy body is must for their better performance in each field. So as a parent it is our duty to serve them the healthy meal and keep them physically active. We can limit their screen time and plan family physical activities for their good health. Having a Good mental and physical health would be beneficial for them to get success in every field.

Able to cope with adversity (and have fun)

Life is a beautiful journey, but at the same time, it is challenging too. We had lots of expectation from our kids. Too much academic pressure may cause anxiety, depression and psychological disorders in kids. It may affect their happiness. So, it is best to develop a sense of humour in them. Laughter is a wonderful way to relieve stress and anxiety. Having some fun family time is the easiest way to connect together.

The sense of humour is a quality that can be developed in kids. And make them healthier and smarter. If they are being able to find fun in the difficult situation, they would be able to cope with challenges in future.

So these are 5 qualities that I wish to nurture in my kids. what are your plans to make your kids succeed in life, please share!

The post is a part of #supemomcontest hosted by and

Saturday, October 28, 2017

#CleanUpCashOut - This is how "Cashify" has helped me to complete my "minimalistic Journey"

Though it has been said the “resolutions are made to be broken...”, but I believed making the resolution and trying to complete them is the easiest way to achieve your life goals. Birthday resolution or New Year resolution, they always help us to live a more productive life with positivity and optimism.

This year, I had made a resolution about “living a simple and minimalistic lifestyle”. And I had tried to adopt this way of living not only for materialistic things but in other areas of life as well. According to Wikipedia, “simple living is characterised by individuals being satisfied with what they have rather than what they want. It is often associated with increased self-sufficiency. Simple living is distinct from those living in forced poverty, as it is a voluntary lifestyle.

The people who adopts this way of living may have different personal reasons. Such as health, spirituality, want to increase more quality time with family and friend, maintain a balance between work-family life balance and of course at the end for reducing all sorts of tension and anxiety.

For me, it was an effort to live a more balanced and peaceful life style. I had noticed that when we have clear and clutter free surrounding, we all would be able to focus better. And decluttering your house and keep only required things not only help in clearing your surroundings but it improves all other areas of life (such as relationship, mental wellbeing) as well.
So to working towards my goal of “being minimalistic” and “living a simpler life style”, I had started:

  • Focus on one room or one zone at a time, with proper planning. I believed getting organised, decluttering and creating more minimalist home and life can and should be done slowly with a series of small section.
  • I had sorted the all things into categories like recycle, donate, or give to a friend. And the same principle I had applied to categorise the stuffs like cloths, toys etc. though it was hard to throw away some old things, but I had done this to keep only those things in house, which are necessary.
  • The process starts from bathroom, bedroom, living room, and then ends with kitchen, balcony area. I had sorted all kinds of useless stuff from each room. And according to their type (recycling, donating or putting into trash), I had tried to make my home decluttered and organised. The process was hard in the kitchen, as like all other families I too had lots of stuff in kitchen that was difficult to categorise. But, with full patience and commitment, I had done the declutching and re-organising task.

I was feeling relaxed and chilled that I am on the way to complete my journey of being minimalistic. But I did not know, that “picture abhi baaki Hai mere dost...” as soon as I was in the mood to get entered into the mode of celebrating the “decluttering and organising house”, my husband has come with an old box in his hand and with a naughty smile on the face.

“Look, what I had gotten in this old box?”

“I had asked suspiciously “what is this..?”

He has said “old, not in used collection of mobile...”

“Oh! Just forget about this box, while doing cleaning and decluttering”...I had said in low tone. My enthusiasm of complete decluttering the house, come to a lower level.

“Oh! I am feeling so disappointed. My decluttering journey will not be complete. What will we do to these old mobiles? I had started a series of questions to my husband.

And he was just looking towards me, with a silent face.

“Why are you not responding to my questions?” this time I was in an upset mood.

“Do not get upset, I had a solution of this problem, I know about a great website called “cashify”, the website is used to sell, your old electronics gadgets such as old phone, laptop TV, and other electronic equipment’s at a better bargain price and with less time. They are on the mission to simplifying the way people sell their old gadgets. Just select your device and they will provide you best price in the least amount of time and effort, depends on your gadget’s condition.

 As long as you share correct information about your gadget, you will get the instant quote and sell in 60 sec. and you can get the instant cash on your doorstep, without any extra tension.” They say “when we say selling simplifying, we mean it. It is a completely hassle-free and safe process”. You can use CLEANCASH code to get extra 250 rs on the sale of your gadget. You can schedule free pick up according to your choice. And there is a supporting customer care ( and a phone (91 9555-657) is available to answer your all quarries. My husband has explained everything about cashify in detail.

I became super excited to learn about this latest way to sell your old gadgets. I had planned immediately to sell my old mobiles with the help of cashify. And I had an inner peace not only to sell my old mobiles but the completing my “being minimalistic” as well.

So, if you are planning or struggling to sell your old electronic device, you can trust and sell your device with minimum effort, less tension and least amount of time. It is #CleanUpCashout

And You will get an additional 250 Rs. discount on the sale of your gadget, just use code CLEANCASH

Did you have heard about this website? What was your experience? Please share with us!

Friday, October 27, 2017

Day 9- #Writebravely #writeproblogger-"This is how I had taught my kids about "Child sexual abuse prevention""

We lived in the 21st century. We consider ourselves as a highly developed, highly intellectual people, who are busy in exploring the latest technology every day. Nowadays, we have more options than ever before in creating new ways to live and fulfil our personal and professional desires. But in spite of this development, we had something in our so-called Morden society that is so unfortunate. Have a look at these examples:

  • ·         April 2016: Five Teachers (and 60 since 2005) were arrested across the district in the Connecticut State for being accused of engaging in sexual misconduct with students.
  • ·         October 2016:  A 10 Month Old girl was died after allegedly being sexually abused by a 32-year-old man, recorded as the most severe case especially with the age of the victim.
  • ·         November 2016: An 83 year old convicted sex offender with aggravated sexual abuse of a child. He admitted to molesting several young girls in his neighbourhood.

Definitely, whenever we heard this kind of news…A sense of frustration and anger overwhelmed us. We felt an indistinct sadness and pain. We suddenly had a fear, insecurity and deep anxiety regarding the safety and well-being of our kids. Even the child sexual statistics are shocking.

  • 1.       1 in 5 girls and 1 in 20 boys is a victim of child sexual abuse.
  • 2.       During a one year period in the USA 16% of youth ages, 14 to 17 had been sexually victimized.
  • 3.       Over the course of their lifetime, 28% of USA youth ages 14 to 17 had been sexually victimized.
We lived in an unpredictable world. We always had a situation that warns us of danger at every turn. And as a parent, we get preoccupied with the “Safety first” thought for our kids. And we always take all mandatory steps for safety and well-being of our kids.  But in spite of this, these traumatic incidences are happening in our society, these statistics are really scary for us. We feel worried, shocked and scared after each case that surfaces in media.

Of course, as a parent “Kids” are our first priority. And being a responsible parent we always try to teach everything to our kids that are related to their growth, development and safety with clear precision. We always tell them what is safe? And what is not safe? What is appropriate and what is not appropriate?

 We teach them how to brush your teeth properly? How to cross the road with safety? Eating healthy food, regular reading…the list is endless. But I think “Body safety” is one of the most neglected (but one of the most important) subjects that did not get enough attention from us.

 Being a mom of two young girls, I also get afraid by these traumatic incidences. I was also in the same dilemma that how to talk them about it? Will they understand it properly? Of course, as a parent teaching the skills that help in prevent the “Child sexual abuse” is a daunting and complicated task. And we often make mistakes while doing it. Sometimes we forget. Sometimes we either avoid the subject or keep the finger crossed. Sometimes we did not have proper guidelines about how to teach kids about this important issue? But I think we have to get past that discomfort.  I believe armed your kids with a proper knowledge and education is the only strongest weapon that can save them from being victimized.

Definitely, making a clear communication is the cornerstone of effective prevention. Children need accurate and precise information about child sexual abuse and confidence that parents will support them. Here I am sharing some common parenting mistakes that we all are committing unconsciously and also sharing some easy to adopt the solution for educating them.

Mistake 1- We teach them about all body parts….but forget to mention about “Private body parts
I remember very well, I began to tell my girls about the different body parts, their functioning and importance…repeatedly since they were just 18 months old.  And as a curious learner, they also answered me properly whenever I asked them. But I did not remember any incidence when I had talked about “private body parts” with them. I think it is the first most common mistake that we parents are doing “forget to mention about the private body parts with proper names”.

Solution- Yes! It may sound a little strange. But do not forget to teach your kids about “private body parts” with a proper name. This is the first step that will really help them to have that knowledge in case if they ever need to talk to us about anything related to it.

Mistake 2- We forget to mention why and in which manner the private body parts are really private?
This is the second common parenting mistake made by most of the parents. We often forget to tell them that their “private body parts” …..Sorry vagina, bottom, and breast in females and penis and bottom in males are private body parts. And nobody can touch or see or click a picture of their private body parts.

Solution- Since the age when they are too young, let children know that other people did not allow to touching or looking at their private parts unless they (only mom, dad, doctor and caretaker, if permitted by parents) allowed  to touch them for cleaning it or to provide any sort of medical care.  Other than that if someone tries to touch or see their private parts they should tell a trusted adult as soon as possible.

Mistakes 3- As a parent, we often get hesitate to talk about this sensitive issue with our kids
Yes! It is quite unusual. As a responsible parent we teach them all good and important things regarding their safety and well-being but “Body part safety” is a subject that makes us a little hesitant and nervous.

Solution- do not get hesitate. I think when we teach our own kids being straightforward is usually the best approach. Speak from a calm, casual and loving frame of mind when making these conversations with your child.  Books, education videos are the most invaluable sources when it comes to answering the tricky questions. Use appropriate words, keep the conversation light and easy. And repeat them often, until you feel confident that your child has learnt all those things which you want to teach them.

Mistake 4- Using the phrase “Good touch, bad touch”

For many years “Good touch, bad touch” has been preached for quite often as a mean of teaching and protecting the children from the “Child sexual abuse”. But it is quite confusing for kids.

Solution- Please do not forget that bad touch may feel “good” in a certain way. It may tickle or may create a feel-good sensation. Children may experience a good physical feeling by touching sexually as an involuntary physiological reaction. Certified domestic violence specialist Natalie A. Cherri suggested rather than focusing on “good touch, bad touch” or any other catchy phrases, it is better to categorise it as “Safe and unsafe touch”. It is also important to point out the fact clearly to children that even “unsafe touch” can feel good. And it does not mean that they are to blame and should not tell anything to their parents.

Mistake 5- We forget to teach “Body safety lesson” in proper manner
This is the last common parenting mistake that most of the parents do unconsciously. “Knowing the prevention tools” is the best step that can help them a lot. It is the most common occurrence that has been observed in the cases of “child sexual abuse”, kids did not what is wrong happening with them? Or in case if they know, they did not know how to prevent it? Or what are the actions that need to be taken at that time? So as a preventive measure tell them,

  • ·         Their body is their own. No one else has the right to touch it.
  • ·         You should also not touch someone else’s private body parts.
  • ·         Shout, stop or say no if someone touched on your private body parts in an inappropriate manner.
  • ·         No one allowed taking the pictures of their private body parts.
  • ·         Do not trust any stranger.
  • ·         Do not take any candy or other eatable things from the stranger.
  • ·         Do not go alone with anybody in alone places (like in park) even if they insist.
  • ·         Never keep secrets that make you feel uncomfortable or bad. Only keep happy surprises.
  • Apart from these “preventive measures” also teach them the “required action” such as:
  • ·         Do not get afraid if something wrong had happened with them.
  • ·         Always narrate their situation to teacher, parents or any trusted adult.
  • ·         Ask for help, without any hesitation.
  • ·         Keep a deep trust on your family. They will always help you and will save you from any difficult situation.
 So these were the strategies that have helped me in my teaching path. These were the steps that had removed my sense of fear and impurity up to a certain extent. What are your thoughts? Did you have tried any other steps to make kids educate? Please share with us.

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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Day 8#writebravely #writeproblogger- 8 Effective ways to Reduce Risk of Breast Cancer

Being a mom life is not easy. Motherhood has twenty-four hours a day, seven days in a week responsibilities. These constant responsibilities put a pressure on our mental and physical health. As mothers, we tend to neglect our health unconsciously. Sometimes we feel discouraged with daily responsibilities of a job that seems never-ending. Sometimes, we have pain, aches and headache but we did not put enough attention to them. Very often we know all the essential steps to taking care of ourselves but we wouldn't be able to follow them. It is something that so hard to do at times and yet so vital.

 This time, there should be "no excuse". This month (October) we are celebrating as a “Breast cancer awareness month”.  And this is the perfect time to being aware; make a promise to you to take care of yourself.

As we all know, "Prevention is always better than cure". There are many factors over the course of a lifetime that can influence the breast cancer risk. Of course, some factors cannot be changed (such as family history) but there are many ways that can lower the risk of developing breast cancer.

 Here I am Sharing 8 simple steps that can play a vital role in the prevention of breast cancer.

Understand the disease and being aware of known risk and protective factors
Unfortunately, breast cancer is the second most common cause of death for women across the globe. and there is no sure way to prevent breast cancer. but there are things which we can do that helps in lowering the risk of breast cancer. 

there are certain risk factors (such as being overweight, smoking and alcohol consumption) and there are some protective factors ( such as eat healthy food, regular exercise, regular screening), these factors can be changed by choice.  increase the number of protective factors and lower the number of risk factors is under our control. by doing this, you can empower yourself and make sure the breast cancer risk is as low as possible.

Adopt a healthy lifestyle
Eat a healthy and balanced diet and exercise regularly is the basic key for a healthy body. A healthy diet can lower the risk of breast cancer. Fruits, vegetables, whole grains not only keep our immune system healthy but they also play a vital role in the prevention of breast cancer as well. Along with healthy diet regular exercise and be physically active is the must for a healthy body. Scientific studies suggested women who are physically active at least 30 minutes a day have lower chances of developing breast cancer.

Maintain an ideal weight
Of course, maintaining an ideal body weight is not always easy. But it should be an important goal for everyone. Being overweight increases the risk of different diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, hypertension…and breast cancer. So, do not forget to keep a watch on your body weight.

Limit alcohol and quit smoking
Alcohol consumption increases the risk of developing breast cancer. CDC (Centers for Disease control and prevention) strongly recommended do not drink alcohol or limit alcohol drink, not more than one per day for reducing the risk of breast cancer. Not only alcohol consumption but there is a link between smoking and breast cancer. Quit smoking is the best thing which we can do to improve our overall health.

Definitely, breastfeeding is the most amazing and empowering experience for women when they start their motherhood journey. And the best part is that it might play a vital role in the prevention of breast cancer. It also has great health benefits for the child.

Limit the exposure of radiation
Some scientific studies suggest that harmful radiation can cause DNA mutation in cells. We live in a high-tech world. So we can not entirely avoid the radiation. But we can reduce the exposure by having high radiation tests only when they are absolutely necessary. We should also set strict time out for kids when they are using the electronic gadgets to limit the exposure of radiation.

 Limit the dose and duration of hormonal therapy
Combination hormonal therapy is recommended by the doctors to relieve the common symptoms of menopause. But unfortunately the prolonged use of this therapy associated with the increased risk of breast cancer. It is best to talk with your doctors about the risk and find out if it is right for you.

Do not forget regular screening
Even though screening does not help prevent breast cancer directly but it can help in early detection of the disease and early detection is the must for better treatment. It increases the chances of survival and may increase the life expectancy. So moms, talk to your doctor about which breast screening is right for you and when you should have them?

Apart from these basic preventive measures the last but not the least important thing; find out your family history. If there is a previous family history of breast cancer or any kind of cancer in your family (including both mom and dad) then be extra careful. Genetic testing can be used for women who are at high risk, and it may play a great role in the prevention of disease.

This month (October) to celebrate the spirit of “Breast Awareness Month” we are seeing the signature colour “Pink” everywhere. People are working to raise awareness of the disease in many creative and elaborative ways. And to contribute this great cause I had shared these simplest preventive measures to reduce the risk of breast cancer. Do you any other ways to contribute this great cause? Or do you have a story about how breast cancer has impacted your life as a parent? Please share with us.

So these were the simplest things that we can do to keep away this dreading disease from our future. Did you have tried any other strategies to keep you and your family healthy, please share with us?

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