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Season driven common Sense : Out of Syllabus

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Commonsense

Does your kid’s school teach local language phrases, popular cliches and poems? Do they teach Gujarati calendar? (They don’t. On the other hand, they teach rhymes written for European culture :D. What a cultural tragedy! )

Does you kid learn same from grand parents? (Difficult as grand parents are also brainwashed by same education system)

What do they miss? Essential life event markers. Common sense.

For example:

શ્રાવણ માસે કાકડી,ભાદરવાની છાસ,
તુરિયાનું સેવન કરે,તાવ કરે ઘરવાસ.
(Translation: Those who eat cucumber in Sravan month(July-Aug), butter milk in bhadarva month(Aug-Sep), and turiyu during monsoon (June-July-Aug-Sept), invites fever (Viral/Bacterial))

ઉની ઉની રોટલીને કારેલાનું શાક.
(Translation: During monsoon, eat fresh and hot chapati with
squirting cucumber shabji)

” મૂળા, મોગરી, ગાજર, બોર, રાતે ખાય તે નિશ્ચે ઢોર…!”
(Translation: Those who eat vegetables like carrot,radish pods,jujube etc in dinner, are dumb animals!)

Now since we, and our kids are kept aloof from this common sense, we will eat anything and everything in all seasons! Like animals! Murder of common sense!

Why do you pay so high fees to schools who cannot even impart common sense? 😀 😀 I will rather prefer not to send my kid to such school. If school is failure, why do you wait? Why can’t you cut your time spent behind mindless entertainment and divert it to learn common sense?

Think about it. If we embrace common sense taught by local culture, we can save billions of medical bills every year.

Solution:
1) Keep your child connected to mother tongue. Always speak in your mother tongue at home
2) Do not ignore your grand parents common sense advice
3) Get connected with sources from where you can upgrade your common sense

पुत्रगोष्ठी – Parenting for trees

This is my conversation with 5 years old son. His learning diary. Old posts can be read here : http://prachodayat.in/category/kathan-diary/ or on Facebook tag https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/kathandiary?source=feed_text

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“Pappa, what exactly Anil dada (Granfather’s friend and tree lover) asked you to for trees recently planted on divider?”

“He asked to take care of them.”

“What kind of care? Monsoon is going on. Water is everywhere. ”

“Water is not enough. If it was forest, we really don’t need to take care of trees as such. Mother nature takes care of them but since we (or civic authority) plant trees in urban area, we need to take care of them like how we take care of you. Let’s go to the main road. I will show you.”

“Can you this scar? See, here.”

“Yes.”

“This is what we need to prevent. We don’t want trees to die prematurely by such fatal injuries.”

“Why do they get such scars? Can’t we plant properly.”

“Yes, we can plant them properly but since they are here in open, in public place, they are prone to chaos. Even wind will change their position. We need to take care of them till the roots are strong and stable.”

“How can we avoid it?”

“We will put a support so that they don’t rest on iron protector around them. Support will allow them to grow straight.”

“Let’s take a संकल्प pappa! We will take care of all trees on this road!”

“Sure, beta! We will. Every morning, 3 trees! Deal?”

“Deal!”

“Remember, the way we provide these trees support, in life, never hesitate your support to needy. That is the purpose of our life! It is always govt or official’s duty to take care needy! We must act as mature society and uplift to be more powerful!”

“Really?”

“Yes! Imagine how strong these trees will turn after 10 years.”

“I will take care!”

Morning well spent in यज्ञ.

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Criminal Parents

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A child with criminal and jailed parents (one or both) is unfortunate.

A child with criminal and always engaged with laptop/phone parents (one of both) is doubly unfortunate.

Both children suffer lack of parenting. Both children grow with stress of being ignored.

It’s not just kids who are overdoing screen time. Parents are often just as guilty of spending too much time checking smartphones and e-mail — and the consequences for their children can be troubling.

If you bring children of both criminals in jail and over-zealot techno-crazy parents to the psychiatrist, you will same psychological stress. Try it.

Take care. Stop nonsense device usage as soon as your kid demand attention. ZERO TOLERANCE.


Research


https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2014/04/21/304196338/for-the-childrens-sake-put-down-that-smartphone

For The Children’s Sake, Put Down That Smartphone

It’s not just kids who are overdoing screen time. Parents are often just as guilty of spending too much time checking smartphones and e-mail — and the consequences for their children can be troubling.

Dr. Jenny Radesky is a pediatrician specializing in child development. When she worked at a clinic in a high-tech savvy Seattle neighborhood, Radesky started noticing how often parents ignored their kids in favor of a mobile device. She remembers a mother placing her phone in the stroller between herself and the baby. “The baby was making faces and smiling at the mom,” Radesky says, “and the mom wasn’t picking up any of it; she was just watching a YouTube video.”


https://consumer.healthday.com/kids-health-information-23/child-development-news-124/when-smartphone-is-near-parenting-may-falter-685577.html

When Smartphone Is Near, Parenting May Falter

Study found many caregivers focused on devices instead of children

 

When Smartphone Is Near, Parenting May Falter

Study found many caregivers focused on devices instead of children

Please note: This article was published more than one year ago. The facts and conclusions presented may have since changed and may no longer be accurate. And “More information” links may no longer work. Questions about personal health should always be referred to a physician or other health care professional.

 

MONDAY, March 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Mealtime is supposed to be family time, but a new study suggests that ever-present smartphones are impeding parent-child communication at the table.

Researchers who observed more than 50 family-type groups eating out found a significant number of adults were preoccupied with their smartphones.

“We know from decades of research that face-to-face interactions are important for cognitive, language and emotional development. Before mobile devices existed, mealtime would’ve been a time where we would’ve seen those interactions,” said study author Dr. Jenny Radesky, a fellow in developmental-behavioral pediatrics at Boston Medical Center.

It’s unclear how much of an impact parents’ smartphone use will ultimately have on a child’s development, and whether that effect will have a negative, positive or neutral impact, said the researchers.

One basic thing that may be affected is child vocabulary, said Dr. Rahil Briggs, director of pediatric behavioral health services at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City. “The single most powerful predictor of a child’s vocabulary is conversations with the child. Dinnertime is an important time for those conversations, and if you’re absorbed with your phone, that’s a lost opportunity.”

Briggs added that social, emotional and conversational skills might also be affected if parents spend too much time looking at their phones and other media.

“What really concerned me was those children who appeared to accept this lack of engagement. It seemed like they’d given up,” noted Briggs, who wasn’t involved with the research.

Cartoonized Scriptural characters : Alienate mass further, away from dharma

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Fundamental fact we establish by Bhim or Krishna as cartoon is: they were imaginary character and we cannot emerge like them. Limiting possibilities of children. Restrict imagination of self.

when we read them real Bhim from Mahabharat, their alert minds start imaging Bhim character and you never know…they may transform their strengths into real Bhim or real Arjun…cartoons are waste of time.

What do you expect from a society who is fed their roots (Ramayana, Mahabhrata, Gita) by shallow and trivial representation of Television serials?

Shallow character and mediocre morals. Unfortunate that many kids know Mahabharat by shallow TV cartoons.

Mahabharata was not written for triviality. Purpose can best served if you get chance to listen it from your parents, well wishers and Guru. Rare happening in family now. Cartoons can produce at the best mockery of the character.

 

Playing with kids without self-interest

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How can someone play with kids for self interest? It just happens to be natural thing to any organism?

On surface, it may not look like a selfish act but when you see deeper, this is how it is supported:

Most of us play with kids for own self-interest. Short term self interest is to get relief from career stress. Long term self-interest is the expectation of kid taking care of you in old age.

Selfish acts does not serve the benefits well.

Try selfless play. Play is very critical for child growth.

Societies and tribes whom you consider barbaric, know the child development much better than us! Learn from them! I loved this pic very much! Showing the selfless play!

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Read more:

Child Development is an essential social forestry (सामाजिक वनीकरण)

What if I missed the early childhood parenting bus?

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One friend asked: What if parents did not take care about proper diet & karma while planning for child?

If you observe increasing juvenile crime cases , one thing will be common : Parental neglect in early childhood!

Well, child will have irregular tendency based on tridosha balance/imbalance of both parents, tridosha impact of season and Jiva’s last birth’s karma.

So? No hope thereafter?

Eternal laws are not so rigid. Maa Kali bestows everything you desire, provided you put efforts. From physical birth onward, altering fate of a child, demands focused efforts from parents.

As Charak Bhagwan says:

त्रिविधं बलमिति- सहजं, कालजं, युक्तिकृतं च|

Strength is of three types – congenital, time-effected and acquired. Congential is that which is natural to the body and mind; time-effected is due to seasonal variations and age factor. Acquired one is produced by proper application of diet and exercise.

So it is possible to acquire desired बल by will and efforts except overcoming congenital defects (due to parents carelessness or past life karma) which we cannot alter at will. Such weaknesses, we should accept with whole heart and train child to live best life with those weaknesses. Sometimes, with right supports, kids can do wonder. And I am sure, mother nature is kind enough to instill at least one strength in us to live life best 

There is still scope till the age 20 (when brain’s major neuron formation activity is completed).

Hint is in altering environment: From right food to right friends to right Guru/Guide!

Keep reading. Will share details on this site.

Preparation for Upanayan (उपनयन संस्कार) : Introduction to Rishi24 (ऋषि-२४)

Rishi

Gayatri

Last year when I visited local Ayyappa Temple with my son, we had vivid experience about how still some people still holding the dharma bastion in this chaotic times.

What an enchanting experience! I must say, down south, we have preserved the ritual sacredness much better than rest of Bharat in general. I could show little Kerala outside Kerala to my son

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My son, listening to Ganesh Gayatri and Durga Gayatri, asked pertinent question. To answer him, I had to do home work.

His question: “Why are they chanting different version of ‘Prachodayat mantra(s) i.e. Gayatri mantras? Why do we chant Gayatri for different God? (આ જુદા જુદા પ્રચોદયાત મંત્ર કેમ બોલે છે? એવું કેમ? પ્રચોદયાત મંત્ર કેમ બોલવાનો?)”

🙂

So entire year, so far, I spent time researching on Maa Gayatri. My friends doing research on same also helped. Exactly after a year, we unveiled another layer of detail about Gayatri mantra and Gayatri chanda.

We visited Gayatri Shakti Peetha in our city. Little unknown and unexplored Sadhana Sthala in city. A place where 24 Rishis who had vision of individual syllable are established.

What I realized is that, this is how Maa Gayatri needs to be introduced to kids and prepare them for Upanayan. Unless and until they realize various tenets of life principles, they won’t realize the value of Gayatri mantra दीक्षा.

And we fail in this introduction, we compromise with kid’s potential. Don’t wait till Upanayan. Build enough stage and foundation for Upanayana.


From the book गायत्री का हर अक्षर शक्ति स्रोत

More here : http://literature.awgp.org/book/gayatri_ka_har_akhshar_shakti_strot/v1.1


गायत्री मंत्र में 24 अक्षर हैं। इन्हें मिलाकर पढ़ने से ही इनका शब्दार्थ और भावार्थ समझ में आता है। पर शक्ति-साधना के सन्दर्भ में इनमें से प्रत्येक अक्षर का अपना स्वतंत्र अस्तित्व और महत्व है। इन अक्षरों को परस्पर मिला देने से परम तेजस्वी सविता देवता से सद्बुद्धि को प्रेरित करने के लिए प्रार्थना की गई है और साधक को प्रेरणा दी गई है कि वह जीवन की सर्वोपरि सम्पदा ‘सद्बुद्धि’ का—ऋतम्भरा प्रज्ञा का महत्व समझें और अपने अन्तराल में दूर दर्शिता का अधिकाधिक समावेश करें। यह प्रसंग अति महत्वपूर्ण होते हुए भी रहस्यमय तथ्य यह है कि इस महामन्त्र का प्रत्येक अक्षर शिक्षकों और सिद्धियों से भरा पूरा है।

शिक्षा की दृष्टि से गायत्री मन्त्र के प्रत्येक अक्षर में प्रमुख सद्गुणों का उल्लेख किया गया है और बताया गया है कि उनको आत्मसात करने पर मनुष्य देवोपम विशेषताओं से भर जाता है। अपना कल्याण करता है और अन्य असंख्यों को अपनी नाव पर बिठाकर पार लगाता है। हाड़-मांस से बनी और मल-मूत्र से बनी काया में जो कुछ विशिष्टता दिखाई पड़ती है वह उससे समाहित सत्प्रवृत्तियों के ही हैं। जिसके गुण-कर्म स्वभाव में जितनी उत्कृष्टता है वह उसी अनुपात से महत्वपूर्ण बनता है और महत्वपूर्ण उपलब्धियां प्राप्त करके जीवन सौभाग्य को हर दृष्टि से सार्थक बनाता है।

इन सद्गुणों की उपलब्धि को लोक शिक्षण सम्पर्क एवं वातावरण के प्रभाव में से भी बहुत कुछ प्रगति हो सकती है। किन्तु अध्यात्म-विज्ञान के अनुसार साधना उपक्रम द्वारा भी इन विभूतियों में से जिसकी कमी दिखती है, जिसके सम्वर्धन की आवश्यकता अनुभव होती है उसके लिए उपासनात्मक उपचार किये जा सकते हैं।

जिस प्रकार शरीर में कोई रासायनिक पदार्थ कम पड़ जाने से स्वास्थ्य लड़खड़ाने लगता है, उसी प्रकार उपरोक्त 24 सद्गुणों में से किसी में न्यूनता रहने पर उसी अनुपात से व्यक्तित्व त्रुटिपूर्ण रह जाता है। उस अभाव के कारण प्रगति-पथ पर बढ़ने में अवरोध खड़ा होता है। फलतः पिछड़ापन लदा रहने से उन उपलब्धियों का लाभ नहीं मिल पाता जिनके लिए मनुष्य-जीवन सुरदुर्लभ अवसर हस्तगत हुआ है। आहार के द्वारा एवं औषधि, उपचार से शरीर की रासायनिक आवश्यकता पूरी हो जाती है तो फिर स्वस्थता का आनन्द मिलने लगता है। इसी प्रकार गायत्री उपासना के विशिष्ट उपचारों से सत्प्रवृत्तियों की कमी पूरी की जा सकती है। उस अभाव को पूरा करने पर स्वभावतः प्रखरता एवं प्रतिभा बढ़ती है। उसके सहारे मनुष्य अधिक पुरुषार्थ करता है—अधिक दूर दर्शिता का परिचय देता है, शारीरिक तत्परता और मानसिक तन्मयता बढ़ने से अभीष्ट प्रयोजन पूरा करने में सरलता रहने और सफलता मिलने लगती है। सत्प्रवृत्तियों की इसी परिणित को सिद्धियां कहते हैं।

गायत्री के 24 अक्षर :—

1-तत, 2-स, 3-वि, 4-तु, 5-र्व, 6-रे, 7-णि, 8-यं, 9-भ, 10-र्गो, 11-दे, 12-व, 13-स्य, 14-धी, 15-म, 16-हि, 17-धि, 18-यो, 19-यो, 20-नः, 21-प्र, 22-चो, 23-द, 24-यात् 24 अक्षरों से सम्बन्धित 24 कलाएं :—

(1) तापिनी (2) सफला (3) विश्वा (4) तुष्टा (5) वरदा (6) रेवती (7) शूक्ष्मा (8) ज्ञाना (9) भर्गा (10) गोमती (11) दर्विका (12) थरा (13) सिंहिका (14) ध्येया (15) मर्यादा (16) स्फुरा (17) बुद्धि (18) योगमाया (19) योगात्तरा (20) धरित्री (21) प्रभवा (22) कुला (23) दृष्या (24) ब्राह्मी 24 अक्षरों से सम्बन्धित 24 मातृकाएं :— (1) चन्द्रकेश्चवरी (2)अजतवला (3) दुरितारि (4) कालिका (5) महाकाली (6) श्यामा (7) शान्ता (8) ज्वाला (9) तारिका (10) अशोका (11) श्रीवत्सा (12) चण्डी (13) विजया (14) अंकुशा (15) पन्नगा (16) निर्वाक्षी (17) वेला (18) धारिणी (19) प्रिया (20) नरदता (21) गन्धारी (22) अम्बिका (23) पद्मावती (24) सिद्धायिका सामान्य दृष्टि से कलाएं और मातृकाएं अलग अलग प्रतीत होती हैं। किन्तु तात्विक दृष्ट से देखने पर उन दोनों का अन्तर समाप्त हो जाता है। उन्हें श्रेष्ठता की सामर्थ्य कह सकते हैं, और उनके नामों के अनुरूप उनके द्वारा उत्पन्न होने वाले सत्परिणामों का अनुमान लगा सकते हैं।

समग्र गायत्री को सर्व विघ्न विनासिनी—सर्व सिद्धि प्रदायनी कहा गया है। संकटों का सम्वरण और सौभाग्य संवर्धन के लिए उसका आश्रय लेना सदा सुखद परिणाम ही उत्पन्न करता है। तो भी विशेष प्रयोजनों के लिए उसके 24 अक्षरों में प्रथक प्रथक प्रकार की विशेषताएं भरी हैं। किसी विशेष प्रयोजन की सामयिक आवश्यकता पूरी करने के लिए उसकी विशेष शक्ति धारा का भी आश्रय लिया जा सकता है। चौबीस अक्षरों की अपने विशेषताएं और प्रतिक्रियाएं हैं—जिन्हें सिद्धियां भी कहा जा सकता है—इस प्रकार बताई गई हैं—

(1) आरोग्य (2) आयुष्य (3) तुष्टि (4) पुष्टि (5) शान्ति (6) वैभव (7) ऐश्वर्य (8) कीर्ति (9) अनुग्रह (10) श्रेय (11) सौभाग्य (12) ओजस् (13) तेजस् (14) गृहलक्ष्मी (15) सुसंतति। (16) विजय (17) विद्या (18) बुद्धि (19) प्रतिभा (20) ऋद्धि (21) सिद्धि (22) संगति (23) स्वर्ग (24) मुक्ति।

गायत्री के समग्र विनियोग में सविता देवता, विश्वामित्र ऋषि एवं गायत्री छन्द का उल्लेख किया गया है, परन्तु उसके वर्गीकरण में प्रत्येक अक्षर एक स्वतंत्र शक्ति बन जाता है ।। हर अक्षर अपने आप में एक मंत्र है ।। ऐसी दशा में २४ देवता, २४ ऋषि एवं २४ छन्दों का उल्लेख होना भी आवश्यक है ।। तत्त्वदर्शियों ने वैसा किया भी है ।। गायत्री विज्ञान की गहराई में उतरने पर इन विभेदों का स्पष्टीकरण होता है ।। नारंगी ऊपर से एक दीखती है, पर छिलका उतारने पर उसके खण्ड घटक स्वतंत्र इकाइयों के रूप में भी दृष्टिगोचर होते हैं ।। गायत्री को नारंगी की उपमा दी जाय तो उसके अन्तराल में चौबीस अक्षरों के रूप में २४ खण्ड घटकों के दर्शन होते हैं ।। जो विनियोग एक समय गायत्री मंत्र का होता है, वैसा ही प्रत्येक अक्षर का भी आवश्यक होता है ।। चौबीस अक्षरों के लिए चौबीस विनियोग बनने पर उनके २४ देवता २४ ऋषि एवं २४ छन्द भी बन जाते हैं ।।

ऋषियों और देवताओं का परस्पर समन्वय है ।। ऋषियों की साधना से विष्णु की तरह सुप्तावस्था में पड़ी रहने वाली देवसत्ता को जाग्रत होने का अवसर मिलता है ।। देवताओं के अनुग्रह से ऋषियों को उच्चस्तरीय वरदान मिलते हैं ।। वे सामर्थ्यवान बनते हैं और स्व पर कल्याण की महत्त्वपूर्ण भूमिका प्रस्तुत करते हैं ।।

ऋषि सद्गुण हैं और देवता उनके प्रतिफल ।। ऋषि को जड़ और देवता को वृक्ष कहा जा सकता है ।। ऋषित्व और देवत्व के संयुक्त का परिणाम फल- सम्पदा के रूप में सामने आता है ।। ऋषि लाखों हुए हैं और देवता तो करोड़ों तक बताये जाते हैं ।। ऋषि पृथ्वी पर और देवता स्वर्ग में रहने वाले माने जाते हैं ।। स्थूल दृष्टि से दोनों के बीच ऐसा कोई तारतम्य नहीं है, जिससे उनकी संख्या समान ही रहे ।। उस असमंजस का निराकरण गायत्री के २४ अक्षरों से सम्बद्ध ऋषि एवं देवताओं से होता है ।। हर सद्गुण का विशिष्ट परिणाम होना समझ में आने योग्य बात है ।। यों प्रत्येक सद्गुण परिस्थिति के अनुसार अनेकानेक सत्परिणाम प्रस्तुत कर सकता है, फिर भी यह मान कर ही चलना होगा कि प्रत्येक सत्प्रवृत्ति की अपनी विशिष्ट स्थिति होती है और उसी के अनुरूप अतिरिक्त प्रतिक्रिया भी होती है ।। ऋषि रूपी पुरुषार्थ से देवता रूपी वरदान संयुक्त रूप से जुड़े रहने की बात हर दृष्टि से समझी जाने योग्य है ।।
मूर्धन्य ऋषियों की गणना २४ है ।। इसका उल्लेख गायत्री तंत्र में इस प्रकार मिलता है-

वामदेवोऽत्रिर्वसिष्ठः शुक्रः कण्वः पराशरः ।।
विश्वामित्रो महातेजाः कपिलः शौनको महान्॥ १३॥
याज्ञवल्क्या भरद्वाजो जमदग्निस्तपोनिधिः ।।
गौतमो मुद्गलश्चैव वेदव्यासश्च लोमशः॥ १४॥
अगस्त्यः कौशिको वत्सः पुलस्त्यो मांडुकस्तथा ।।
दुर्वासास्तपसां श्रेष्ठो नारदः कश्यपस्तथा॥ १५॥
इत्येते ऋषयः प्रोक्ता वर्णानां क्रमशोमुने ।।

अर्थात्- गायत्री के २४ अक्षरों के द्रष्टा २४ ऋषि यह है-
(१) वामदेव
(२) अत्रि
(३) वशिष्ठ
(४) शुक्र
(५) कण्व
(६) पाराशर
(७) विश्वामित्र
(८) कपिल
(९) शौनक
(१०) याज्ञवल्क्य
(११) भारद्वाज
(१२) जमदग्नि
(१३) गौतम
(१४) मुद्गल
(१५) वेदव्यास
(१६) लोमश
(१७) अगस्त्य
(१८) कौशिक
(१९) वत्स
(२०) पुलस्त्य
(२१) माण्डूक
(२२) दुर्वासा
(२३) नारद
(२४) कश्यप ।।
— गायत्री तंत्र प्रथम पटल

इन २४ ऋषियों को सामान्य जन- जीवन में जिन सत्प्रवृत्तियों के रूप में जाना जा सकता है, वे यह हैं- (१) प्रज्ञा (२) सृजन (३) व्यवस्था (४) नियंत्रण (५) सद्ज्ञान (६) उदारता (७) आत्मीयता (८) आस्तिकता (९) श्रद्धा (१०) शुचिता (११) संतोष (१२) सहृदयता (१३) सत्य (१४) पराक्रम (१५) सरसता (१६) स्वावलम्बन (१७) साहस (१८) ऐक्य (१९) संयम (२०) सहकारिता (२१) श्रमशीलता (२२) सादगी (२३) शील (२४) समन्वय ।। प्रत्यक्ष ऋषि यही २४ हैं ।।

Most Dangerous Ads : By children, for children

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Any Ad that exploit children is sick and eunuch effort to sell products. TATA Sky’s new Ad series is such example. It is instigating children against parents (मम्मी कहतीहै टीवी मत देखो…see how fool my mom is)

What TV can teach, you can easily demonstrate. Benefit of you replacing TV is: You interact with child for more time. More time your spend with your kid, better brain growth happens. This is biological truth. If you do not agree with this, all the best 🙂.

In some homes, Kids love TV more than spending time with parents. I can sense the reason behind it: Parents are disinterested spending time with kids and are more interested in their own entertainment. Before this repeat with your family, take care. If you see loss of affection for you from kids, you have difficult old age 🙂 😉. And you deserve difficult old age! 😛

 

Parenting Ignorance : Fruits and Fruit Juice

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Nothing worse than buying food labelled as ‘Healthy food’ by continuous bombardment of advertisements  during prime TV time. It is parental laziness who present processed fruit juice to kids as healthy food.

You are not helping your child bus killing his/her future! Read what American Association of pediatrics suggest about fruit juice intake in kids.

We have warned readers 5 years back about this habit:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152818388784762&set=a.476649199761.254188.501739761&type=3&permPage=1

Our habits reflects our collective intelligences as a society, as a family and as an individual.

Since cancer-colas are continuously losing their popularity in last decade, new trend is emerging in our society and that is to drink juice. In juice, more artificial juice than a natural one.

Good that youth is ignoring colas but it is not yet best choice as alternative.

What do we lose when you drink juice and not eat fruits?

Fiber. The high fiber content of a whole orange helps the body properly process the high fructose content of the juice. The fiber actually blocks some of the sugar from being absorbed, which makes the orange more nutritious for the amount of calories it contains. The fiber also makes a whole orange much more filling than the juice (it’s far easier to consume several glasses of high sugar orange juice than several whole oranges). If you eat a whole orange you’ll also be more satisfied and less hungry for calorie-dense, nutritionally-deficient food later on.

In addition to the benefits of the extra fiber in the pulp, a whole orange contains numerous health promoting micro-nutrients that aren’t found in the juice alone. One of the most researched is a flavanoid called hesperidin, which is concentrated in the pulp and inside of the peel. Hesperidin shows promise as an anti-inflammatory, in lowering blood pressure, and in promoting healthy cholesterol. One animal study also found that a diet rich in orange pulp increased bone density!

Another mindless habit?

Fruits are already having less nutrients due to chemical farming, chemical processing. Why do you want to make them more deprived of benefits by drinking juice?

Artificial juice – NEVER EVER. Natural Juice – only to avoid dehydration during summers.

Always prefer fruits over juice.

We also wrote extra sugar havoc :

Fruit juices and ice creams during all illnesses – this is not always desired.

This may increase chances of infections.

Hint: High intake sugar vs weak digestive fire

No genuine ayurvedic doctor prescribes it. Superficial allopathy doctors do. And self-proclaimed doctor relatives of patient do it always as for them, fruits mean vitamin C 😉 And ice-cream is medicine for acidity

Processed Food, Sugar & SuperBug Bacterial Infection


Fruit Juice in Infants, Children, and Adolescents: Current Recommendations

Historically, fruit juice was recommended by pediatricians as a source of vitamin C and as an extra source of water for healthy infants and young children as their diets expanded to include solid foods with higher renal solute load. It was also sometimes recommended for children with constipation. Fruit juice is marketed as a healthy, natural source of vitamins and, in some instances, calcium. Because juice tastes good, children readily accept it. Although juice consumption has some benefits, it also has potential detrimental effects. High sugar content in juice contributes to increased calorie consumption and the risk of dental caries. In addition, the lack of protein and fiber in juice can predispose to inappropriate weight gain (too much or too little). Pediatricians need to be knowledgeable about juice to inform parents and patients on its appropriate uses.

Conclusions

  1. Fruit juice offers no nutritional benefits for infants younger than 1 year.

  2. Fruit juice offers no nutritional benefits over whole fruit for infants and children and has no essential role in healthy, balanced diets of children.

  3. One hundred percent fresh or reconstituted fruit juice can be a healthy part of the diet of children older than 1 year when consumed as part of a well-balanced diet. Fruit drinks, however, are not nutritionally equivalent to fruit juice.

  4. Juice is not appropriate in the treatment of dehydration or the management of diarrhea.

  5. Excessive juice consumption may be associated with malnutrition (overnutrition and undernutrition).

  6. Excessive juice consumption is associated with diarrhea, flatulence, abdominal distention, and tooth decay.

  7. Unpasteurized juice products may contain pathogens that can cause serious illnesses and should be given to children cautiously, if at all.

  8. A variety of fruit juices, provided in appropriate amounts for a child’s age, are not likely to cause any significant clinical symptoms.

  9. Calcium-fortified juices provide a bioavailable source of calcium and often vitamin D but lack other nutrients present in human milk, infant formula, or cow milk.

http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2017/05/18/peds.2017-0967

Parenting Alert : Bollywood Memes and Kids

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First of all, let us understand, what is meme?

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Bollywood is business. They want to not only earn by movie profit but also derail the societal setup as per their investors vested interests.

We must get rid of them from our lives. There are many active entertainment ways possible where our involvement is 100%. Unlike passive movies.

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Our life is now so stressful (We only made it stressful!) that we consume anything and everything as entertainment!

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We don’t even care if our kids are watching them too or not!

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What is trivial adult comedy for you, may not be true for kids. For them, it is new learning that is morally ok as parents enjoy in their company and give tacit approval of such social events/setups.

So in context of Bollywood’s present songs and stories or TV soaps, dancing car of PK, Vodka song of honey singh and mistake song of Jagga Jasoos – all ok for kids as parents give indirect approval by enjoying it! 🙂

Don’t complain 10 years later. Forewarned as your well-wisher. Take care. Think 100 times before you watch movies or TV soaps with kids.

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