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Is your child addicted to the “screens”? Here’s how you can change that.

As parents, have you observed that your children are hooked on to cell phones most of the times? Has the smart phone become the center of attraction of your house? Does the phone grab all the attention in the house? Have you snatched a smart phone from your child’s hands and had heated arguments? Do you find your children to be restless and obsessed with smart phones and games? This is a major challenge of the new age parents. In the 90’s, gifting a video game to children as a birthday gift or as rewards for achievements was a common

Introducing Emotional Quotient to Children

Good parenting needs more than intellect. We give our children all the knowledge that we have. But at the same time are we making them aware about feelings that we as adults share? A child’s emotions are developing along with his other physical developments. Infants have a very high level of emotions in them. They are highly expressive.                                                                                                                      Source: Zevo Health Emotional Quotient/Intelligence is a common word used in parenting. So how does emotional intelligence look like in our everyday life? As an individual how does it help me or make me a better parent? Let’s find out. When

5 Steps to Enhance Creativity in Children

Creativity! Aren’t children creative? Has anybody witnessed a non-creative child? I am sure not. Children are born creative. Most of the child’s energy goes to fuel his brain. The question is why we need to enhance the creativity of the child? If they are already so creative then why bother about it? Well, that is because creativity is like a muscle. It can be stretched, challenged, or enhanced. It works on “use it or lose it” basis. Life experiences of a child can either enhance or diminish creativity. A child is born with several creative abilities. They need to be

5 ways to create everlasting childhood experiences for your children

“Spend enough quality time with your kid”. How many times have we not heard of this advice from parenting experts? Yet again, how exactly and why such a thing is important is hardly discussed. In a competition-driven world, we already want our child to know and learn way too much. But how much of that is done consciously? How much of that is done merely to “meet some formalities”? The answer to these questions can help us exercise conscious parenting. But first, a quick dip into the biology of the brain. The human brain is made up of  billions of

Prime Minister of India’s clarion call to embrace science

PRIME MINISTER OF INDIA’S CLARION CALL TO EMBRACE SCIENCE                                                                  (Source: On 28th February 2018, India celebrated National Science Day, a day on which the much revered, Sir C V Raman, discovered the Raman Effect in 1928, for which he was awarded the prestigious Nobel Prize in Physics in 1930. Wishing the whole nation on this occasion in his monthly address through ‘Mann ki Baat’, Prime Minister Narendra

Why do we have different blood types?

As a kid when I felt down, my mother used to say “Cheer up kid, after all, you are a B +ve. And I used to think that all the positive people in the world had B+ve blood group and all the pessimists had B –ve. I stuck on to that idea for quite a while before realizing how silly it was. Later in my science classes, I learned the types of the proteins and sugars, inherited from our parents, which determine our blood group. These sugars found (or expressed) on the surface of red blood cells define blood types

Does Jupiter protect Earth?

Jupiter is the biggest planet in the solar system and because of that its gravitational pull is also very high. Because of its high gravitational force, Jupiter has done many favors to our planet. It helps to keep asteroids away from bombarding to Earth, and protects our planet. One French scientist called Pierre-Simon Laplace found that a comet which was heading towards earth’s surface got into Jupiter’s gravitational field and got expelled from earth’s direction. Like this Jupiter act as a protector of our planet and our lives. Jupiter is the fifth planet, if we consider the distance from Sun.

Why do the rainbow colors appear in that order?

Sunlight is consisting of multiple wavelengths of light. It includes wavelengths of light which is not visible to us, such as infrared and ultraviolet light, as well as the visible spectrum. Reflection, refraction and dispersion of sunlight inside water droplets in the atmosphere, causes the formation of rainbow which appears as a spectrum of light in the sky. Rainbow appears as a circular arc with various colors and it always seen in the section of sky which is directly opposite the sun. A rainbow is not a physical object and it cannot be approached. It does not exist at one

Do You Know what it feels like to be a Test-Tube Baby?

In the case of normal pregnancy, a sperm cell from male fertilizes an egg cell from a woman. The fertilized egg then gets attached to the wall of the uterus and starts to develop into a baby. But in some cases sperm cells fail to fertilize the egg and the embryo will not be formed and pregnancy will not be happening. In such situations people make use of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) to help women become pregnant. In vitro fertilization (IVF) is one of the common ART methods. In the IVF procedure, egg cell is fertilized outside the body and

Why are Salt levels around the World’s Oceans different?

Have you been to a beach? For swimming in the sea? What is the taste of sea water? It is salty. Why is it salty? There are many chemical substances in the seawater and presence of those chemicals is the reason sea water is salty. Most of those chemicals are carried by rivers which get chemicals from rocks and soil. The major compound in sea water is sodium chloride, which is commonly known as salt. Generally, seawater has about 35 grams of salt per liter of water. Salinity of sea water is measured in parts per thousand (ppt) which tells us about