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Food Wars – 10 Tactics to Win Over Your Fussy Eater

Food Wars – 10 Tactics to Win Over Your Fussy Eater

Does your child’s meal-time always feel like war-time? Is your dinner table a battle ground strewn with headless boiled cauliflower amid the red run-off from steamed beets? Does your young one always emerge victorious? Do you suffer from PTSD?

Kids are notorious for becoming fussy eaters around the time of their …

Step Up: The Daddy Revolution

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Step Up: The Daddy Revolution

Historically the work-life juggling act has focused on women and mothers; articles abound that focus on whether women can make a successful career while still being able to bake cookies with the kids. Another flavor of this is the recent focus on whether extended maternity leave impacts a woman’s progress …

Bringing Birth Choices to the GCC: An Arab Midwife’s Perspective

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Pregnancy and birth are two of the most life changing experiences in a woman’s life.
Being trained as an Arab nurse midwife in the United States, and coming to practice in the Arab Gulf States, has given me the rare opportunity to experience both the traditional Eastern and modern Western perspectives. …

Of Early Childhood Education

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An insightful interview with Asma Maladwala, co-owner and director of Inspire Children’s Nursery in Dubai, about the importance of early childhood education. Asma, a teacher at heart and by profession and has spent most of her career in the classroom. Asma has extensive experience working with children – from early childhood through adolescence, …

Early Learning Activity: Plucking Alphabet Carrots

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This exciting, yet simple early learning activity is geared towards making toddlers and preschoolers learn alphabets and numbers, improve their motor skills (particularly hand-eye coordination) as well as enhance their sensory development (as they get to  see, feel, touch and smell the contents of this activity).
This activity is appropriate …

Bright Beginnings: The Benefits Of Early Reading

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Bright Beginnings: The Benefits Of Early Reading

“The more that you read, the more  things you will know. The  more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
~ Dr Suess
You must have heard that reading to children is pivotal for their cognitive development. You may, however, wonder what the benefits of reading to infants and toddlers are, …

Ready Set Talk: Speech and Language Milestones

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For many parents, few moments are as eagerly anticipated and memorable as seeing their babies return that long awaited smile or hearing  them utter their first word.
The development of speech and language skills is a truly remarkable feat. Babies are learning how to communicate from the moment they are …

Breastfeeding Myth Busters

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Expecting a baby?Congratulations!Planning to breastfeed? 
I am are sure you’ve heard a lot about breastfeeding – what a breeze it is, how difficult it is, how to time feeds, how not to time feeds, how painful it is, how downright good it feels, how convenient it is, how time-consuming it …

Buckle Up In The Back: An Interview with Lesley Cully

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In the UAE, car accidents are the leading cause of death amongst children younger than 14 years of age (63 percent). The fatality rate of children in car accidents in the UAE is almost three times higher than global average. 90 percent of children, in the UAE, are driven around …

A Survival Guide For The First Day Of School

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Starting nursery or preschool is a new chapter in your child’s life (and yours). It is a big step towards independence, especially if up until this point your child has mainly stayed at home. The days leading up to the first day of school are probably going to be an …

11 Year Old Organic Food Activist on Ted Talks

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11 Year Old Organic Food Activist on Ted TalksPlay

An informative talk about organic foods, by an impressive 11 year old organic food activist. Watch and learn about the ills of some conventionally reared/grown foods and the benefits of switching to organic foods.
 
 

Bad Bites: A Case For Organic Foods

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Have you ever been amazed by the fact that the apples your bought from the supermarket 3 weeks ago still look fresh? Have you wondered why all the strawberries in the pack are so red, succulently perfect, and almost identical to their siblings? Thought about why a chicken drumstick is …

The Endless Possibilities of Stories

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The Endless Possibilities of Stories

My mother knew how to spin a yarn and long ones at that. She could stretch a story for days, weaving magical beings, mystical happenings, comical interludes, drama, scenes, dialogues, in short, everything that makes for good fiction. And she did it at the top of her head, eyes twinkling …

Parentology Founders : Gonan & Johan Speak at TED in Santa Cruz

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Parentology Founders : Gonan & Johan Speak at TED in Santa CruzPlay

A TED Talks video by UAE’s very own Gonan and Johan. The Bright Babyhood Team are big fans of this duo who are founders of Parentology, a relationship philosophy and series of workshops, currently delivered in four continents. 
 
 
 
 
 

Saima’s Blog – Fire Emergency Preparedness

Saima’s Blog – Fire Emergency Preparedness

The recent horrific tragedy in Doha, where thirteen little children lost their lives in a fire in a nursery in Qatar Mall, was a staggering reminder about the fragility of our children’s lives and how we all sometimes overlook the attention  disaster preparedness requires, not only in childcare and school facilities but also in our …

Bright Babyhood’s Parent of the Month, July 2012

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Ujitha is an operations manager who lives in Sharjah with his wife and two precious sons – four and a half years old Iliya Lionel, and one year and three month old Armin Marcellus.
Ujitha is a doting and devoted father who  is extremely involved in all facets of his children’s lives …

Adventures in Breastfeeding

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Adventures in Breastfeeding

 
Before my son was born, breastfeeding always seemed like an alien activity that would come naturally to me. I realize the paradox now.
I always felt that, in essence, breastfeeding was the ejection of a bodily fluid. So how hard could it really be? Plus it was all part of nature’s health care plan …

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