In comparison to adults, children are prone to getting traumatized by troubling events easily, and this makes it important for parents to help their children when the times are tough. It could be a brutal accident, an unprecedented pandemic, a violent crime, or other disasters but with the right parental support, children have a higher chance of coming out stronger from an awful situation.
few tips wherein you can assist your child when tough times comes calling:
Every child responds differently to disturbing events: What children feel about a current disaster in their life and how they react to it can come and go in waves. Children can act moody and withdrawn at times, struck with sorrow and fear at other times. There's no absolute "right" or "wrong" way to feel after a traumatic event so make sure not to dictate what your child or how your child should feel and react to the event.
Encourage your child to be transparent: Just make sure you let your child know that whatever feelings they're experiencing is normal. The unpleasantness will pass if your child opens up about it and that the phase is temporary. While many teens may be reluctant to talk about their feelings with a parent, encourage them to confide in another trusted adult such as a family friend, relative, or a counsellor and teacher. It's important to talk even if it's not with you.
Deter your child from reliving the disturbing event: Dwelling over, watching the footage, or imagining the event can be overwhelmingly stressful for children and this stress can even block their nervous system. However, to negate such things from happening encourage activities that keep your child's mind occupied so they're not obsessive about the event. You could encourage your children to read, play games together, or simply watch an uplifting movie.
Cocoon your child with warmth: In order to reassure your child that they are safe with you and feel secure, that the worst is over your physical affection is important in making them feel safe again. Teens may try to be tough through it and avoid being held, but they still need proximity.
Maintain routines: Establishing a predictable structure and schedule for your child's life can help to make the world seem more stable again. Try to maintain regular times for meals, homework, and family activities. Make sure your child accommodates time and space for rest, play, and fun. Keeping up with a schedule can help countercheck the obnoxious feeling of stress and worry in children about the future being dark, hopeless, and unpredictable.
Acknowledge and validate your child's concerns: The disastrous events in life may give place to unrelated fright and concerns in your child. However, understanding and accepting your child's present state is a comfort for the child. If at any point the child blames himself for the event make sure to make it clear and crisp the event was not their fault, you love them, and it's okay for them to feel upset, angry, or scared but not guilty.
Irrespective of the age of your child: it is vital for parents to offer that extra support and assistance following an unsettling event. The traumatic event may bring up unrelated fears and issues in your child. However, by accepting their thoughts and replacing their fear with your love and direction, the ominous feelings will start to fade away. Eventually, the child will be able to return to a normal and healthy life.
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Bhubaneswar, Sep 6 (IANS) The Odisha government is taking all necessary steps to start functioning of the proposed medical college and hospital at Sundargarh from next academic session 2022-23, State Health Minister Naba Das told the Odisha Assembly on Monday.Making a statement in the House, Das said the medical college being set up with the support of National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) will function with 100 MBBS seats while the hospital will have 500 beds.The State government had signed a memorandum of understanding with the NTPC in December, 2013 to set up this medical college with a preliminary estimation of Rs 350 crore. For this, the State had provided 21 acres of land free of cost, he said.Following the demand of politicians, intellectuals, lawyers and the general public of western Odisha, the State chief secretary in November last year wrote a letter to the Union health secretary requesting for establishment of a second AIIMS at the infrastructure developed by NTPC for the proposed medical college, the minister informed the House. At present, the State has one AIIMS at Bhubaneswar."Later on March 15, 2021, I requested the Union health minister to set up the second AIIMS of Odisha at Sundergarh," he said.In April this year, the Union health ministry had sent a Central team to make field verification of the proposed medical college and they have expressed satisfaction. The team had raised the requirement of 200 acres of land to set up the AIIMS, he further said.The minister said the State government can provide required land and financial assistance from district mineral fund (DMF) for establishing an AIIMS.The State director of medical education and training had also submitted a proposal to the members of the Central team in April last. However, the Union government has not given any reply to this proposal, even after five months, he pointed out."If the Centre decides to set up the AIIMS at Sundergarh, the State government will provide all necessary support for it," Das assured.--IANSbbm/dpb
केंद्रीय महिला एवं बाल विकास मंत्री स्मृति जुबिन इरानी ने महीने भर चलने वाले पोषण माह 2021 के तहत कार्यक्रमों की श्रृंखला की शुरुआत करते हुए कहा कि राष्ट्र की पोषण की आवश्यकता को पूरा करने के लिए आयुर्वेद के उपयोग के प्राचीन ज्ञान का प्रभावी ढंग से प्रयोग कैसे किया जा सकता है, इस बारे में ज्ञान प्रदान करना समय की आवश्यकता है। महिला एवं बाल विकास मंत्री ने आज अखिल भारतीय आयुर्वेद संस्थान (एआईआईए) में पोषण माह - 2021 की शुरुआत के अवसर पर पोषण वाटिका का उद्घाटन किया। इस अवसर पर आयुष और महिला एवं बाल विकास राज्य मंत्री डॉ. मुंजपारा महेंद्रभाई भी उपस्थित थे। दोनों मंत्रियों ने शिगरू (सहिजन) और आंवला के पौधों का पौधारोपण भी किया। आयुष मंत्रालय के निर्देशन में अखिल भारतीय आयुर्वेद संस्थान, नई दिल्ली (एआईआईए) ने पोषण माह - 2021 के उत्सव की शुरुआत की।
कार्यक्रम को संबोधित करने के दौरान महिला एवं बाल विकास मंत्री ने आईसीएमआर के साथ सहयोगात्मक उद्यम के माध्यम से एनीमिया की घटनाओं को कम करने के लिए आयुष मंत्रालय द्वारा किए गए प्रयासों की सराहना की। उन्होंने वैज्ञानिक आंकड़ों के प्रकाशन की आवश्यकता पर जोर दिया ताकि दुनिया आयुर्वेद के योगदान को स्वीकार कर सके। पोषण के दो मुख्य घटक हैं, अर्थात् वहन करने योग्य और समग्र कल्याण के लिए आसानी से उपलब्धता। यहीं पर आयुर्वेद काफी फायदेमंद साबित हो सकता है। उन्होंने डब्ल्यूसीडी मंत्रालय के माध्यम से स्वस्थ संतान और सरल तथा उत्कृष्ट व्यंजनों के लिए आयुष कैलेंडर को लोकप्रिय बनाने पर भी विचार किया।
डॉ. मुंजपारा महेंद्रभाई ने कुछ आयुर्वेदिक जड़ी-बूटियों जैसे शिगरू, शतावरी, अश्वगंधा, आमला, तुलसी और हल्दी के पोषण तथा औषधीय महत्व पर प्रकाश डाला। उन्होंने मां और बच्चे की समग्र भलाई के लिए साक्ष्य-आधारित आयुर्वेद पोषण प्रथाओं को बढ़ावा देने के महत्व पर भी प्रकाश डाला। उन्होंने स्वस्थ संतान को जन्म देने के लिए गर्भावस्था के दौरान मां के जीवन में पोषण के महत्व को भी रेखांकित किया और आयुर्वेद के उपयोग से कैसे मदद की जा सकती है।
महिला एवं बाल विकास मंत्रालय के सचिव इंदेवर पांडेय और आयुष मंत्रालय के सचिव वैद्य राजेश कोटेचा भी इस अवसर पर उपस्थित थे। महीने भर चलने वाले इस उत्सव के दौरान एआईआईए द्वारा रोगी जागरूकता व्याख्यान, प्रश्नोत्तरी प्रतियोगिता, निबंध प्रतियोगिता, अतिथि व्याख्यान और कार्यशालाओं जैसी विभिन्न गतिविधियों का आयोजन किया जा रहा है।
इस अवसर पर शतावरी, अश्वगंधा, मूसली और यष्टिमधु जैसे पौधों का रोपण अभियान आयोजित किया गया तथा रोगियों और स्वास्थ्य देखभाल कर्मचारियों के बीच स्वास्थ्य और पोषण का लाभ वाले इन पौधों का वितरण भी किया गया। आम जनता को पोषक मूल्य वाले चयनित पौधों की सूचना पुस्तिका भी प्रदान की गई। सत्तू पेय, तिल के लड्डू, झंगौर की खीर, नाइजर के बीज के लड्डू, आमलकी पनाका आदि जैसे विभिन्न राज्यों का प्रतिनिधित्व करने वाले आयुर्वेदिक पौष्टिक व्यंजनों को भी कार्यक्रम के दौरान प्रदर्शित किया गया।
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Initiating series of programs under month long Poshan Maah 2021, the Union Minister for Women and Child Development Smriti Zubin Irani said that the need of hour is to provide the knowledge about how the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda intervention can be effectively utilized to address the nutrition requirement of the nation. WCD Minister inaugurated NUTRI GARDEN to mark the beginning of Poshan Maah 2021 today at All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA).
Dr. Munjpara Mahendrabhai, Minister of State for Ayush and WCD was also present on this occasion. Plantation of Shigru (Sahijan) and Amla, saplings were also carried out by the both Ministers. All India Institute of Ayurveda, New Delhi (AIIA) under the direction of the Ministry of Ayush initiated the celebration of Poshan Maah - 2021.
In her address the WCD Minister lauded the efforts undertaken by the Ministry of Ayush in reducing the incidence of anemia through a collaborative venture with ICMR. She stressed on the need to come out with publications of scientific data so that the world can acknowledge the contribution of Ayurveda. Nutrition has two main components, i.e. affordable and readily available for holistic wellbeing. This is where Ayurveda can prove to be very beneficial. She also considered popularization of Ayush calendar for healthy progeny and simple classical recipes through Ministry of WCD.
Dr. Munjpara Mahendrabhai highlighted the nutritional and medicinal importance of few Ayurvedic herbs like Shigru, Shatavari, Ashwagandha, Amala, Tulasi, Haldi and importance of promoting evidence-based Ayurveda nutrition practices for holistic wellbeing of mother and child. He also underlined the importance of nutrition in the life of a mother for bearing healthy progeny and how Ayurveda interventions can help.
Shri Indevar Pandey, Secretary, Ministry of WCD and Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha, Secretary, Ministry of Ayush also grace the occasion. During this month-long celebration, various activities like patient awareness lectures, quiz competition, essay competition, guest lectures and workshops on the theme are being organized by AIIA.
Plantation drive and distribution of plants having health and nutritional benefits was carried out for patients and health care workers like Shatavari, Ashwagandha, Musli and Yashtimadhu. Information brochure of selected plants having nutritive value was also provided to the common public. Ayurvedic classical nutritious recipes representing various states like Sattu drink, Sesame Laddoo, Jhangore Ki Kheer, Niger seeds Laddoo, Amalaki Panaka etc. were also displayed during the event.
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Do your children wake up late every day? Then, you should be happy as it is a good sign that your child is sleeping well. But you have to worry when the child fails to wake up even after several alarms and you literally have to drag your child out of the bed. There are many children who fail to get sound sleep at night and feel lethargic and are unable to focus on studies during day time.
Is your child cranky? Is your kid unable to concentrate on studies or do their daily chores with ease? Then, he/she must encounter sleep problems. Yes, you have heard right! Many children become night owls, and that takes a toll on their overall well-being. Sleep is vital for young children. Early in life, one experiences tremendous development that impacts the brain, body, emotions, and behaviour and sets the stage for their growth through childhood and adolescence.
Having a sound sleep at night can help children lead healthy lives. Thus, from babies to school-aged kids and teenagers, parents might be keen to know many hours of sleep is essential for their child.
New-borns' need to get around 14 hours of sleep, infants need around 15 hours of sleep, toddlers need approximately 14 hours of sleep, pre-school children need around 10-13 hours of sleep while school-going children of 6-13 age need around 9 hours of sleep.
Here are a few foolproof tricks to help your child get sound sleep at night:
* Allow your child to get at least 10 to 11 hours of sleep every day without fail. If your child has a habit of sleeping late then make bedtime earlier half-an-hour as doing so will help your child wake up on time, and he/she will not have to miss online classes.
* Try to maintain the same schedule and your child will be able to sleep peacefully and complete his/her sleep properly. Create a consistent bedtime routine to calm down the child and make him/her sleep on an immediate basis.
* You will have to limit your child's exposure to electronic gadgets at least 1 hour before sleeping. Do not allow your child to play games on the mobile or watch television before hitting the sack as doing so can snatch away the child's sleep.
* Avoid caffeine and sugary drinks, particularly in the second half of the day as it hampers good sleep. Don't let your child drink a lot of water before sleeping as he/she will have to make continuous trips to the loo and the sleep will be disturbed.
* Maintain good lighting and temperature in the kid's room. Don't fill up the child's bed with toys and heavy blankets that will suffocate the child and make him/her uncomfortable. Use a good pillow and mattress that will support your child's back and neck. Improper mattress and pillow can lead to back and neck pain.
If your child has any sleep problems such as loud or heavy breathing, snoring, and even waking up after regular intervals then you need to consult the doctor. Make sure your child gets enough sleep on a regular basis so that he/she can stay healthy and hearty.
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New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Delhi government on Friday notified the Medical Oxygen Production Promotion Policy 2021 with an aim to increase the production of oxygen in the national capital through either new manufacturing enterprises or by expanding the production capacity of the existing units.Under this policy, the Delhi government has set a target to establish liquid oxygen manufacturing facilities of minimum 50 MT capacity. The government has also planned to set up non-captive oxygen generation plants (PSA/air separation unit technology) of minimum 10 MT and and maximum 100 MT capacity, a notification issued by the Delhi government said.Apart from these, the policy also includes captive oxygen generation plants of maximum 500 LPM capacity at hospitals and nursing homes to cater to their peak demand for medical oxygen. The policy provides several incentives to the private sector to set up oxygen production units, storage facilities and oxygen tankers.For installing liquid medical oxygen (LMO) storage tanks in the hospitals, the Delhi government will provide Rs one lakh per MT. The subsidy will be granted only if the storage tanks are procured and commissioned by December 31 this year."100 per cent capital subsidy under this policy shall be provided to the approved units within one month of commissioning. In case an unit wishes to avail 50 per cent upfront payment as advance at the stage of proposal sanctioning, the same shall be provided against a bank guarantee for an equivalent amount, extending up to the date of commissioning. The 50 per cent subsidy for liquid oxygen manufacturing plants and non-captive oxygen generation plants shall be provided only after proof of land is submitted," the notification read.Along with capital subsidy, the Delhi government will also provide power subsidy to the liquid oxygen generation plants and non-captive oxygen generation plants at Rs 4 per unit consumed in the manufacturing process for the first five years from the date of commencement of commercial production, said a statement released by the Delhi government.The policy was approved by the Delhi cabinet on August 3.--IANSpd/arm