What is Mental Health?
People are triangles. Some of us are taller, some of us are shorter, some are wider and some are narrower, but every single one of us, is a triangle. The characteristics that make up a person can be largely broken down into three categories- physical, psychological and spiritual. This trio forms the strongest load-bearing shape that ever existed but in order to take the most amount of pressure, all the arms need to be equally strong. When one part isn't looked after, it gets weaker and until 10 years ago, the psychological arm was the most neglected and overlooked. With ...
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Autism & Cerebral Palsy: Tax deductions available
Parents of children with diagnosed Autism or Cerebral Palsy may be able to claim tax deductions upto Rs. 1.25 Lakh under section 80DD. Follow this article to know more. https://www.hrblock.in/guides/section-80dd-tax-deduction/ ...
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Come on let’s PLAY!
It is challenging to comprehend children, especially who have developmental limitations. Children with special needs have a world of their own. Research shows play therapy to be an effective approach to break through those layers. Let’s understand the therapy in a gist. Play therapy or therapeutic play is a psychological therapeutic process that involves play activities in a comforting and safe environment. It is often used to discover various themes related to the child’s life. When at play, the child enters a confidential zone where he/she has the freedom to make own decisions, explore the world of imagination and dwell into ...
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Blue whale – How to talk to your children about ‘death’
The stories surrounding the infamous Blue Whale application has shocked most of us. It got even worse with the creator of the app chillingly stating that he was cleansing the world of such people who he referred to as "biological waste". The term "biological waste" has been directed to teenagers who feel that they are worthless and their existence makes little or no difference to anyone. The app has claimed 130 lives, however the creator states that only 17 lives were directly influenced by the game. One reason as to why this has been shocking is that most people find ...
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Breathe, it’s just a bad day, not a bad life.
Let’s not confuse a bad day as a sign of weakness. In fact, on a bad day, the child is fighting the hardest. Let’s give them a break from all our comments and critics. It is quite natural as parents to become overprotective about your kids when they are not having the best moment of their life. But handling your child’s bad day for them will only make them more cocooned from the worst. Having a bad day is not a complete no-no. Consider the bad day as a learning experience, for you and your child. Becoming a support rather ...
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