education, Lifestyle, Parenting

‘I thought my daughter had ADHD while she was just being a child’

By An Anonymous SWEA

I am a single parent with 2 daughters who are fully my responsibility. Their father doesn’t contribute financially , or emotionally, or with any other means. So in this parenthood journey it’s me by myself. Even family wise I don’t have any support from any family member.

My elder daughter who is now 6 had some issues from school since 4 years of age. Teachers complained that she didn’t want to write, she didn’t want to concentrate in class, she didn’t want to sit in one place… like she wasn’t interested in school.

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health, Lifestyle, Parenting

Raising a child with cerebral palsy

Cerebral Palsy is known as a neurological disorder that usually occurs in early childhood and can permanently affect body movement and muscle coordination.

I too was unaware of this condition, until Zainab Huzefa Hajee, a mother of two, based in Houston, USA messaged me on Facebook to narrate her story of bringing up her 11-year old daughter Umme Salama who suffers from the condition.

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Food, health, Parenting

Trying to sneak some veggies in your child’s diet? Try this fun Veggie Vehicle!

As much as you’d want your kids to eat healthy, it seems like a daunting task, given the number of unhealthy options available so easily. A lot of times parents plead guilty to letting their kids have too much of frizz, junk or sugary foods.

And hence, the million dollar question remains, ‘How to make them finish the veggies?’

Arwa Muffadal Taibali, a young mother of two has it all figured!

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DiY, Parenting

Off the Net: Interesting Printable Activities and Flashcards for Toddlers

By Sakina N

Keeping a toddler busy can be a hopeless task for parents. Being a parent to a two-year old, super active baby girl, juggling my everyday tasks becomes quite a deal everyday.

To be honest, I had been guilty of making my daughter watch too much television in the past, which although did keep her busy for a while and made her sit quietly, as I could complete some pending tasks. However, too much of screen time is never recommended for toddlers her age.

Therefore, I decided to do some online research and came across some brilliant activities that just needed to be printed, and laminated to ensure they could be used over and over again.

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Parenting

Breaking the Mould: A Fitness Expert’s Pregnancy and Postpartum Journey

By Yusra Eshaq

With two vaginal deliveries and an almost painless recovery, I thought the third time around would be just the same. We found out we were pregnant in April 2015 (after 6 months of trying and 2 back to back chemical pregnancies) and we were ecstatic even though I was very nervous as our second was only 13 months at the time. I wasn’t sure how I’d handle 2 under 2.

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