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Lohri and Pongal for the kids

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  It’s the start of festivities in India with Pongal, Sakranti, Lohri, Bihu, Bhogi upon us this week. These are festivals that hold a great...

Using the holidays to teach your child critical thinking

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  It is very important for parents to use the time during the holidays wisely. The extended break is an opportunity to provide time, structure...

How to recognise and respond to anxiety and depression in kids

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*Trigger warning: anxiety, depression, suicide* My anxiety is silent. You wouldn't even notice a change on the outside, but I'm honestly so stressed. I can't even manage...

Getting the kids involved in the lead-up to Diwali

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  Diwali is just around the corner, and it is a festival that has a great significance to all Indians. Living in a land far...
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On the hardships of migrant grandparents in Australia

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  In Australia, grandparents are the most popular form of childcare. Yet with almost 30% of Australians born overseas, for many families, grandparents are not close by. COVID-19 border closures have...
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How to raise a reader

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  The love for reading was instilled in me at a young age. Even now, a book has the power to truly envelop me in...
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Play-based experiences to teach your kids about your cultural festival

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  When you think about celebrating festivals, what is the fondest memory that comes to your mind immediately? For me, it’s definitely the fun, frolic and...
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A play-based approach to home language learning

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  As Indian Australian parents, we strive to educate our children about their bicultural backgrounds so that they can appreciate the diversity that they grow...
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How to explain lockdowns to your kids

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  As we step into our seventh week of lockdown in Sydney (and a snap lockdown recently announced in Melbourne) there is no doubt the...
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5 tips to manage lockdown with kids at home

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  It’s shaping up to be a long winter, especially for those of us with children to entertain at home during lockdown. Many families find...
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Believing in your child’s academic ability can actually improve grades

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  We have all met the parent who thinks their kid is the next Picasso or Einstein regardless of the evidence. But it’s hard to...

Developing critical thinking skills in your kids

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  It is extremely important in the current world to help our children to think critically. Towards this end, there is a lot that parents...
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Road tripping with kids: Five things to keep in mind

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  After a year of lockdowns, border closures, a newborn, sleepless nights, sibling squabbles and a full-on routine, we were all in need of a...

WATCH: Tom & Jerry video explains vaccination

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  How adorably innovative and informative is this Tom & Jerry vaccination video? Kareena Kapoor used it to explain the effects of the COVID vaccine on...
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A new mum’s thank-you note to her body

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  Dear body, Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. I am writing this in case I forget with the passage of time. In case I begin to...
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7 ways to make Easter safe and inclusive for children with food allergies

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  Easter can be a challenging and anxious time for children with food allergies and their families. First, there are the foods we commonly associate with...

Needles are nothing to fear: 5 steps to make vaccinations easier on your kids

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  The COVID vaccine rollout has placed the issue of vaccination firmly in the spotlight. A successful rollout will depend on a variety of factors,...

Encouraging good sleep habits in children

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  Sleep is a big part of your child’s good health. Children who regularly get an adequate amount of sleep have improved attention, behaviour, learning,...
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Children may need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 too. Here’s what we need to...

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An ideal COVID-19 vaccine would not only protect people from becoming ill, it would also stop the virus spreading through the population. The best...

What kind of parent are you?

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There’s no doubt parents are the best advocates for their own children. But when does advocacy stop both parents and children from growing? BY MOHAN DHALL

Facets of fatherhood – Happy Father’s day

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Countless gallons of tears, be they the Nirupa Roy variety on 70 MM or the Sita- Kaushalya variety on the idiot screen, have been...
How to help your child transition through school and adolescence without being brought down by bullies

A plan to deal with bullies

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How to help your child transition through school and adolescence without being brought down by bullies
Yummy snacks for kids

Yummy snacks for kids

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Yummy snacks for kids
Early-life screen time reduces physical activity in later childhood

Early-life screen time reduces physical activity in later childhood

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Early-life screen time reduces physical activity in later childhood
A new start at school

A new start at school

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The new year has begun. The roads that have been quiet will fill again. Christmas and the holidays will be forgotten in the routine...
5 years of Sawan multicultural Spring festival

Sawan Multicultural Spring Festival marks five years

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‘I am because We are’ is a strong message for all generations, and the Sangam Kala Group Australia (SKGA Inc.) celebrates this theme through...

Diwali books for kids: Illustrations, characters and activity based reads

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Listicle of a variety of books based around Diwali. Sometimes it is a straightforward retelling of tales or the activities on and before Diwali day

A joyous, festive mandala

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Ten-year-old Akhash Karthikeyan of Pennant Hills NSW has won this year’s Indian Link Diwali Art Contest in the 8-12 years category. Maanvi Dayal, 7,...
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Kids competition alert: Design Indian Link's Diwali card and win prizes!

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Kids’ DIWALI ART competition It’s back again this year: Indian Link has just announced its annual Diwali arts competition for kids. Like every year, we are...
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Dean Coelho is an accomplished jazz musician and he's only 12 years old

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Not many children are passionate about jazz or violins when they are 12 years old, but Dean Coelho, a Year 7 student of Eltham...

Podcasts

Let’s Talk Boosters: Indian Link podcast

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  In LET'S TALK BOOSTERS, a new podcast series by Indian Link, host Ekta Sharma quizzes Dr Kritman Dhamoon of Blacktown Hospital Sydney about booster...
Frontline worker Parita Patel (inset). Image supplied

‘Serving the community’: COVID testing in remote NSW

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  The past two years have been a rollercoaster of COVID-19 related turmoil; from isolating lockdowns, closed borders, to trying to help Indians in the...

Ep 9: What do young Indians want from love?

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  Growing up in Indian culture, most of us know that love has never been as popular as marriage. Even in the movies, the main...
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