Parenting

  • 5 must-know tips for parents on what not to post on social networks Yesterday

    New York: Privacy-wary parents are increasingly pausing before they post photos, names and other information about their wee ones on social media. Some are choosing a complete blackout, while others opt for nicknames and a few carefully selected snapshots. Here are some social media tips for parents, relatives and friends. Limit audiences Facebook's...
  • Baby blackout: Why parents are opting to keep babies off Facebook Yesterday

    New York: Behold the cascade of baby photos, the flood of funny kid anecdotes and the steady stream of school milestones on Facebook. It all makes Sonia Rao, a stay-at-home mother of a 1-year-old in Mountain View, California, "a little uncomfortable." "I just have a vague discomfort having her photograph out there...
  • 'Who will marry you if your rotis aren't round?' 11 typical argument every Indian parent uses to manipulate you into marrying a person of their choice August 11, 2014

    You're 25? Or did you just turn 26? What are your plans about marriage? This is probably something you get to hear a lot these days from your anxious parents. For a typical Indian parent the first signs of nervousness about their child's future start appearing right from nursery admissions...
  • Only you know the horror of scoring low in a test. 13 things only children with strict parents will understand August 5, 2014

    Did you ever feel you were the only one who had strict parents in school? Phone calls were supposed to be about home work and projects and TV time was restricted to 2 hours of watching educational shows in Discovery Channel. You weren't allowed to talk to anyone of the...
  • Bangalore student rape: School continues to be shut, police yet to make arrests July 19, 2014

    Bangalore: Even as parents continued to hold protests for the second consecutive day against the rape of a six-year-old girl inside her school allegedly by two staff members, Bangalore Police is yet to make any arrests in the case. The incident rocked the Karnataka Assembly too on Friday where the...
  • News 360: 6-year-old raped in Bangalore school, protests follow July 17, 2014

    In a horrific crime that shocked the nation, a 6-year-old girl was raped inside an international school's premises, allegedly by two staff members. The incident took place on July 2 and a complaint was filed by the child's parents on Tuesday. The school authorities have refused to take any responsibility...
  • LG KizON: A wristband for kids that helps parents keep a track of their kids; includes a one-press contact feature July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Adding a new device to its wearables portfolio, LG announced the launch of a wristband for kids. Named the LG KizOn, the wristband is designed exclusively for pre-school and primary school children that offers parents a convenient way to keep track of their young children's whereabouts. Utilising GPS and...
  • In a new ad Apple presents the iPhone 5S as the ultimate parenting gadget June 30, 2014

    Becoming a parent is one of the most exhilarating and overwhelming experiences in a person's life and modern day gadgets aim to further enhance the experience. In its latest television advertisement, Apple presents the iPhone 5S as a credible parenting tool. The video showcases the different ways in which parents...
  • Apps that help parents control children's usage of smartphones, tablets June 16, 2014

    Toronto: Parents struggling to get their children away from smartphones and tablets for meals, homework, exercise and other activities can arm themselves with new apps to remotely block access to the devices. Usage of smartphones and tablets among children has tripled since 2011, according to Common Sense Media, a San Francisco...
  • Fatherhood changes a man's brain June 16, 2014

    New York: Fatherhood can change a man's brain, equipping dads with the very same "baby sense" that is often attributed to moms, research suggests. Researchers have found evidence that mothers' and fathers' brains use a similar neural circuitry when taking care of their children. Taking care of a child reshapes a dad's...
  • West Bengal: Five injured in clashes over lowering of school fees June 10, 2014

    Kolkata: Five people including a police officer were injured when clashes broke out between police and aggrieved parents at a school in West Bengal over lowering of fees. The incident happened on Tuesday at Akondaberia High School Kaliachowk, Malda. The parents wanted to submit a deputation demanding lowering of fees...
  • Being a single father is not tough: Ricky Martin June 5, 2014

    London: Singer Ricky Martin, father of five-year-old twins, does not find single parenting tough. The 42-year-old star, who split from boyfriend Carlos Gonzalez Abella in January this year, enjoys being a single father to sons Matteo and Valentino, reported Contactmusic. "I don't know anything else, so this is the journey that...
  • Photos: Why parents shouldn't be allowed to have phones May 24, 2014

    Parents are the worst trolls when it comes to teasing their children. They never get abbreviations right either. This is why they shouldn't be allowed to have phones. ...
  • A smartphone app that can help cops find missing children May 24, 2014

    Sydney: The Australian Federal Police have launched a smartphone app that may help parents find their missing children faster. Named 'Police Child ID app', the free app will allow Australian parents to store photos and vital information about their children. "The disappearance of children greatly affected families and investigators alike. Parents should...
  • Teenager kidnapped twice in a month in Noida May 24, 2014

    A 14-year-old girl, who was kidnapped last month and rescued by police later, has been abducted again to put pressure over her parent to withdraw the earlier case, from Salarpur village in Noida, police said on Friday. Salarpur resident Rahmat, in his complaint lodged at Sector 39 police station, alleged that...
  • Parents stage protest against fee hike by private schools May 3, 2014

    Continuing their protest against fee hike by private schools in the city, hundreds of parents on Saturday staged a demonstration against the district administration for failing to resolve the issue. Led by district panchayat member Babli Gurjar, the parents staged a march to the office of Sub-Divisional Magistrate (Modinagar) K K...
  • Nursery admissions: Parents distressed as HC stays draw of lots March 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Anxiety and tension deepens for parents as nursery admissions in Delhi continue to be in limbo. The process of drawing lots has now been stayed by the High Court, an order which has distressed parents. "I had taken offs, filled forms and now I am not sure if...
  • Norwegian 10-year-old who claimed he was a dwarf drives off with second car in two weeks February 26, 2014

    A 10-year-old Norwegian boy who took his parents' car for a joyride last week, claiming he was a dwarf who forgot his driver's license, has hit the road again. This time he took off in the car of a relative the family was visiting and managed to drive about 30 km...
  • 26 ways Indian parents can embarrass you in front of your friends, strangers and family and basically make you wish you weren't born February 26, 2014

    It's a fact. All of us have been embarrassed by our parents at some point or the other just as they have been embarrassed by us many many times. Whether it's their out-of-touch habits or their trying to be 'cool' in front of your friends, our desi parents can basically...
  • US President Barack Obama says if his daughters get tattoos, 'we will too' February 11, 2014

    Need parenting advice? US President Barack Obama seems to know it all. When asked if his daughters immediately term everything he likes 'un-cool', he says he has told them that if they ever decide to go get a tattoo, he and Michelle Obama will follow suit. See his full response...
  • A new app that helps parents communicate better with kids February 2, 2014

    London: A new smartphone app that can help parents communicate better with their tots by offering them cues in real time has been developed. The smartphone-based system listens to and analyses the conversation between parents and their child. It then gives parents clinically relevant nudges to guide the interaction and...
  • 40 per cent parents learn how to use technology from kids January 26, 2014

    Washington: Scientists have found that between 30 to 40 per cent of parents learn how to use the computer and Internet from their children. Researchers from University Diego Portales in Santiago, Chile, conducted in-depth interviews with 14 parent/child sets and surveyed 242 parent/child sets. They found that youth influence their parents in...
  • Mom shames cyber bully daughter by posting her photo holding an apology card on Facebook January 15, 2014

    Are you having trouble explaining good and bad to your teenage children? Cara Schneider of North Carolina might have a few tips for you. Schneider, who has a cyber bullying teenage daughter Hailey, forced her to sell her iPad and pose with a poster confessing her crime as punishment. The image...
  • Parents of a 10-year-old boy believe that exposure to WiFi killed their son December 29, 2013

    Melbourne: Parents of a ten-year-old boy in New Zealand, who died of brain cancer earlier this year, believe that exposure to WiFi may have killed their son. Parents of Ethan Wyman, who died 11 months after being diagnosed with two brain tumours, want WiFi removed from classrooms at Te Horo...
  • China to triple compensation for parents losing only child December 26, 2013

    China is to more than triple the amount of compensation that some parents get if their only child dies, the health and family planning agency said on Thursday, in the latest sign of a more lenient stand on an uncompromising population policy. China's childless parents are emblematic of the problems of...
  • Delhi: Parents welcome new nursery guidelines, school authorities unhappy December 19, 2013

    New nursery admission guidelines announced in the city have been welcomed by parents but have left school authorities miffed over abolishment of management quota. Schools are also unhappy over fixed points system and the preference being given to children living within a distance of six km from the school. According to...
  • S**t Indian parents say December 16, 2013

    'We know what's best for you', 'You all have it too easy, we had nothing in our time', 'Whatever happens, happens for the best'...and it can go on and on. Most things Indian parents say are devoid of any logic and reasoning. And, you can't blame everything on a generation...
  • CJ Show: A conversation with Braveheart’s parents December 15, 2013

    A year after the grisly Delhi rape incident, Nirbhaya's parents talk to CNN-IBN's senior editor Anubha Bhonsle on what it's like to loose a daughter. They also remember her final days in hospital and appeal for justice to Nirbhaya. ...
  • December 16 gangrape: Victim's parents in SC for juvenile's trial in court November 30, 2013

    Parents of the December 16 gangrape victim have moved the Supreme Court seeking directions to put one of the accused who was then a minor on trial by a criminal court by quashing a law which bans such prosecution of juveniles. The juvenile, who was six months short of 18 years...
  • No telecast of Sachin match on DD, Prasar Bharati asks amendments in rules November 15, 2013

    With Doordarshan missing out the telecast of cricket great Sachin Tendulkar's last two tests due to present rules of coverage, Prasar Bharati has written to the Information and Broadcasting Ministry seeking immediate amendment of these for the benefit of fans. In a communication to the ministry, Prasar Bharati has sought amendment...