Children and Nutrition Being a mother of three children with three different personality traits, choices and taste was not easy. It is still not easy though even they have grown up to adults. Howev…
Children and Nutrition
Being a mother of three children with three different personality traits, choices and taste was not easy. It is still not easy though even they have grown up to adults. However, as a mother I felt responsible and very concerned with their upbringing and nutrition at the initial age when they were kids and on the growth path.
My biggest concern was their food. As food plays the primal most role in adding nutrition which aides in a child’s well-being and proper growth. Husband and I were very attached to kids and like any parents, we wanted nothing but the best and the unique for kids. Whether it was toys, cloths, chocolates, we bought the best thing from around the world for them. Our children were growing and growing very organically, thanks to our due diligence with regard to their food, exercises and all. However, there comes a period when feeding a child becomes a strenuous task no thanks to their new found habits or non tolerance to a large coupe of food from the balanced diet. My sons would abhor green leafy vegetable and would want only potatoes in their vegetable.
As kids it worked for them as they were high on energy and on proper growth path. I was more concerned about their future or teenage as I wanted to prepare my kids with good nutrition that will help them combat the ever increasing pressure of education, physical requirements of daily life including sports etc and unavoidable competition.
Educating your child beyond ABC
Our children thankfully were good at their academics and were loved by their teachers and friends. However, their lack of dietary inclination worried me a lot. They would refuse to eat regular meals including the milk. This new found taste bud left me deeply concerned and I would not like to nag them either. Our insistence for food often fall deaf on their ear until one day when my little one came from his Kindergarten little sad and shocked.
Apparently, one of his friend who was chubby and cute as hell, fell down during the race and was mocked by other children as “baby elephant rolls like football”. The boy was in tears and seeing him crying, my little one was very sad. He refused to have his post school meal as he feared if too would eat a lot and become fatty like his friend. I was amused at his observation and felt it was the time to educate him beyond ABC, educate him deeply about nutrition.
Activity of the Day- Importance of Growth in Children
We have built a small activity room for our kids in the house wherein there was a whiteboard and charts included for some home based training. The room also had this growth chart-
I called my son and his friend and asked them to stand one by one and check if they are growing to right length with the age they are in. I also explained them how they can still catch up on their lost growth by eating/ drinking power food that can power pack their growth. And if they do not catch up on lost growth then they may have to face-
- Energy loss
- Inadequate height and body weight
- Difficulties in studies and sports
- Poor Personality
- Peer Mockery
My teaching did the trick and both the boys vowed to start eating proper food and work upon their growth. Hmph! and you think teaching children on nutrition is so tough? Hmph!
You can also check more on this #CatchOnGrowth subject by an initiative led by Horlicks Growth+
Ouch that hair, it hurts,
lack of moisture, the tresses
needs to curb their thirst.
Bring some feathers,
bring some beads
plait them together
make a close knot weave
make it look ah so adorable!
Make your hair,
your crowning glory,
shiny, styled and wearable!
I asked myself a question- what is important in life? The journey or the destination. Answer came- both! Oh that wasn’t surprising at all. I tried to interrogate myself a little more. I asked- what takes longer? The heart said “it should be destination” but the mind had given me a mild jolt of practicality and I quipped- It is the Journey, My lord!
I did not got myself further dueled in the quest of journey v/s destination. I could not stop asking my mind that what makes a good journey.
“It is Fun, Freedom and confidence” quipped an echo. An echo? well, yes the mind and the heart unanimously answered this one.
My entangle with thoughts on journey v/.s destination were broken by my little grand daughter who was pulling my dupatta as if bringing out of my internal debate and reminding me of the good old trip to the doll market. She was holding the car keys in her hand and looking furtively at me. I almost forgot the much promised trip and immediately took her hands in mine and we both walked to our car. She loved sitting in the front seat and insisted that I drive. I happily obliged her and we set on the road to the doll market
While we were on the way, she opened the dashboard to find this Datsun India printed book there and asked me why I have kept there. When I told her that I intend to buy a new car, she was elated and asked what do I look when buying a car and why I want to buy Datson redi-GO.
I told her about the top 3 features that appealed to me. they are-
- Opti view– it gives a wider view of the road and the surroundings. It promises to have best in class visibility with higher eye points. A must have for people like me as it inculcates a better vision and more confidence in the high streets of city like Kolkata
- Superior suspension system: This Japanese design claims to have technologically superior H shaped torsion beam with double pivot arms that gives high stability and cornering performance. In simple words, while driving, the body is supported at more points, hence better handling and more comfort. That also means- freedom from road jerks and fear of straining.
- Fuel Economy: Off course, the fuel is such a scarce resource and we shall all use it cautiously and with conscience. While, we practice austerity, we need to be inclusive of our children and family’s needs especially the grandchildren who love exploring the world with their little eyes and curious minds. The new Datsun redi-GO offers an impressive fuel economy of 25.17 km/litre. That means more often visits to Doll markets, Zoos and other places of my munchkin’s interests 🙂 Thank you 700cc engine to bring more smiles per mile and FUN in to our trips.
“Oh granny, you are so adorable” said my little one and hugged me. She seemed to have liked the color and the honeycomb design of the new redi-GO. She promised to get early in the morning for her school if we get this car. Now I wonder, if that is a Perk or bribe? Haha never mind.
Fun. Freedom. Confidence. The ultimate Urban Cross – Datsun redi-GO – the capability of a crossover with the convenience of a hatchback.
Wondering what to wear this Valentine’s day? Well if you are bold and love Red, we have something for you in store. So if you love-
- wearing Red?
- Traditional Over Western Outfit
- Looking to shop for V day
- Wanna try new designers
Then you must check out “Malasa”. Malasa, a designer label by Jyoti and Nimrit Gill that has created some stunning Indian outfits with contemporary designs exclusively for this Valentin’e Day.
Red is the color of love, passion and femininity. If you want give a nice desi touch to your date outfit this VDay, check this Out-
The Red Collection: Women loves Red whether it is a Red Lipstick, Red Clutch, Rd shoes and more. For Dresses, get magnificent red anarkalis, kurtis, lehengas, churidar from Malasa to add some more glamour to your collection. The distinct golden works on the silhouettes are a masterpiece that you should not miss on.
“Red is a bright colour and it is the colour of a new beginning. Let this Valentine’s Day add some more brightness to your love life and you look the best with a classy yet modern Indian outfit. Surprise your partner by wearing something ethnic from Malasa for your date”. Jyoti and Nimrit Gill
Malasa is available at various stores across India including Oggan, New Delhi
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She is a woman
who traveled miles,
nurtured the path she tread in.
And as she attains her greys
she continues to walk.
and explore the beautiful nature trails.
The sea awaits her
the sea awaits to touch her feet.
and get her blessings.
She is the mother, the woman,
the one who reared and nurture.
She is the nature, Mother Nature
Thank you MagpieTales for this beautiful picture prompt!
War and Peace
two faces of the same coin
or lack of it.
War and peace
took many lives,
in the name of timocracy
Picture Prompt by Magpie tales
two faces of same coin
and lack of it.