Treatment for Obsessive compul...

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) affects an individual’s thoughts and behaviour. Here the individual has intrusive repetitive distressing thoughts and compulsions or ritualistic mental acts or behaviour that temporarily reduces the distress. Living with OCD can be devastating as the individual is aware that something is wrong with them but are unable to control their thoughts. […]

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Is alcoholism hereditary?

Number of studies has been conducted to find if our gene is the cause of alcoholism, yet there has not been a study that confirms it. Experts have conducted twin and adoption studies to reach this goal. However what was found was; genes or heredity is not the sole reason for alcoholism, along with it […]

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Impact of alcoholism on family

Alcoholism is a well known health hazard. It impacts the individual’s health, their social status, finance and mental health too. But along with these it also affects the abuser’s family. Man is a social being and is always connected to others; the closet among all is family. Hence the family is bound to get an […]

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Alcohol withdrawal Syndrome

Alcohol withdrawal Syndrome are a group of symptoms that are life threatening and occur when an individual completely stops consuming alcohol or greatly reduces their intake after a long period of alcohol intake. These symptoms may start from 8 hours to days after the individual stops and may last for day or even weeks. When […]

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Obsessive compulsive disorder-...

“An individual looking as normal as person can be, has an ordinary simple job and lives an ordinary life. But when it comes to having meals this individual has rules; the fork has to be on the right and spoon on the left straight, salt always on the right side of the plate, food has […]

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Seize the summer: Tips to keep your kids active for constant learning

summer tips1We all know that kids have a different attitude as soon as the final bell of the school year. While children deserve a long break from restless homework and tests, there will be no reason why they can’t stay engaged during the summer months. As parents, we expect our kids to be active, keep learning and exploring during holidays. So, planning the summer vacation in a way that yields the best to your kids is absolutely important. The following activities can keep your kids engaged.

Nature walk: A nature walk is a great way to help your children experience the beauty of the nature. You can plan a nature walk in areas near your home. Please be realistic about the distance they can walk without any trouble. The objective is to expose your children being close to the nature instead not doing a forced march with unhappy kids.

Your kitchen companion: Spending time with kids in the kitchen is a joyful experience for every family. You could prepare one or two dishes with them to keep them active or exposed to cooking. Kids will enjoy this, and at the same time, you can have the great companions too.

Plan play dates: The summer vacation shouldn’t make your kids home-bound with  limited family interactions. However, you can invite their friends to your house, schedule a game, and offer them a movie treat and good food. This makes them feel relaxed and happy and you can also have good time.

Craft together: Sit with your kids; gather random stuff from home and do some craft. Allow your kids to think creatively. You can find organizations that supply craft boxes on a monthly basis, and enroll your children for the same.

Create own games: Kids enjoy the most from a game, which they themselves can create. So, give them a platform. They might have unconventional rules and ideas, but they will learn and enjoy from the experience if you give them a chance.

Hobby classes/ summer camps: Enroll your budding kids to a summer camp that would keep their minds ignited and entertained. The goal may be educational or cultural development, but it helps children take healthy risks in a safe and nurturing environment.

Plan a trip: Busy parents, take heart! If you’ve kids, we know you’ve got better things to do with your time than spend hours planning a family vacation. Try spending quality time with the family by touring to favorite destinations.

“Let your children be happy and unstressed to take up new challenges of the next school year”.

 

Neha S Cadabam
Psychologist & Executive Director
Cadabam’s Group

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