Cognitive Behavioral Therapy f...

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is an effective treatment for depression. Unlike any other psychotherapy CBT is short term (time limited) and treatment focused. Problem behaviors and thinking are identified, prioritized, and are addressed.   People with depression commonly have a strong negative belief about:   Self: People who are experiencing depression generally has an unfavorable […]

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Drug Addiction Rehabilitation ...

Drug addiction is one of the hard life sufferings for the drug addicts and also for the ones around them. No doubt, it is a tough situation to see your loved one abusing drugs badly and at times you may feel helpless too. But it is never impossible to help them get out of it. […]

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Effects of Drug Addiction

A number of reasons spike when you question as to why people get addicted to the Drugs. Some of them simply use it to see what it feels like while others take it to come out of their depression and stress problems. No matter what is the reason, the use of drugs can eventually lead […]

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Bipolar Disorder in Children

Is your child suddenly bursting with energy and active than other kids their age? Does your child suddenly feel depressed and have no interest in anything at all? Do other people say your child is too excited or too moody? Does he or she talk really fast about a lot of different things or talk nothing […]

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My Drug Addiction Stories

Am Mohan (name changed), I have been a cannabis user for the past 10 years. This is my story on how I got my life back to the normal track, what made me become an addict and what helped me recover. Am going to share my experience with all the readers. Want to see my […]

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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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