Your Child (A Guide To Ideal Upbringing And Development of a child)(1 to 12 years)

Item Code: NAD885
Author: Sadguru Vasant B Athavale, Kamlesh Vasant Athavale
Publisher: Sanatah Sanstha
Edition: 2011
ISBN: 979381342121
Pages: 70
Cover: Paperback
Other Details 8.5 inch X 5.5 inch
Weight 90 gm
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About the Book

We are increasingly convinced about the need to impart moral and spiritual education to the present generation, when we see them wasting time in watching TV for hours together or idolizing film stars instead of Saints. Moral and spiritual education makes children virtuous and courteous. In the way Jijamata moulded Shivaji, let us mould our children too ! To do that-

Imprint sanskars of Dharma and moral values on children: Giving names such as ‘Chaitanya’, ‘Bhakti’ (which are spiritual in nature) to children; cultivating in them the habit of paying obeisance to elders in the house every day; celebrating a birthday by performing Aukshan and not by cutting a cake etc.

Cultivate sanskars of patriotism in children ! : Provide the children with biographies of national leaders and valiant deeds of revolutionaries to read; provide them with patriotic songs to listen to etc.

Cultivate sanskars of Dharmacharan and chanting God’s Name I : Cultivate habits of regular worship) and recitation of stotras (Hymns); wearing sattvik attire such as kurta-pyjama, teach them Achardharma of applying gandha etc.; ask them to chant the Name of the Kuladevata (Family Deity) for at least 15 minutes every day etc.

In this regard, you will find the following most useful:

About the Author

Dr. Vasant Balaji Athavale is a renowned child- specialist (Paediatrician) and an accomplished author. He is the founder of the Paediatrics Department of Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Hospital, Sion (Mumbai). He established this Department in 1959.

He was the Head of the Department and Professor in Pediatrics there uninterruptedly for 30 years, from 1959 to 1990.

Dr. Athavale has also obtained the highest degree of ‘Vaidyacharya’ in Ayurved. He has written many texts on Ayurved in Marathi and English that are useful for doctors, parents and others. In 1996, he received an international award - ‘Best author of Ayurvedic texts’. In an International symposium on Ayurved held in 2001, he was conferred ‘Jeevan Gourav’ (Lifetime achievement) award by the National Education Council.

Dr. Kamlesh Vasant Athavale, co-author of this text, is Dr. Vasant Balaji Athavale’s son.

He has dedicated his life to the field of Pediatrics and has completed fellowship of American Univecsityori Pediatrics and Neonatology.


1 Growth and development .
1A. Phases of development between 1 to 12 years10
1 B. Characteristics of growth and development during the second year10
1 C. Problems seen during the second year11
1 D. Characteristics and problems of pre-school child11
1 E. Habits to be ingrained in a pre-school child13
1 F. Peculiarities of early school years13
2 Diet
2A. Diet for normal children16
3 Immunization
3A. Recommended immunization schedule18
4 Recreation
4A. Role of toys in child’s development21
4B. Selection of toys for children22
4C. Selection of toys for children of different ages23
4D. Role of play and recreation in child’s life24
4E. Effects of T.V. on children25
4F. Hobbies in children26
4G. Selection of books for children26
5 Companions and neighbours
5A. Effect of companions on children27
5B. Influence of neighbours on child’s personality28
6 Discipline
6A. Definition28
6B. Inculcating discipline in child29
6C Methods of disciplining the child30
6D Role of physical punishment in disciplining children31
6E. Common mistakes in disciplining32
7 Education and School
7A. Aim of education32
7B. Age for teaching the child to read and write33
7C. Role of nursery school or kindergarten33
7D. Poor school performance34
7D 1. Causes of poor school performance34
7D 2 Tackling such a child36
7E. Forcing education on a disinterested and rebelling child40
7F. Causes of school phobia40
7G. Fear of examination41
7H Running away from school42
8 Gifted children
8A. Characteristics of gifted children42
8B. Handling gifted children42
9 Teacher
9A Qualities of an ideal teacher43
9B Best method of training children44
9c Role of school in the development of children44
10 Child Adoption
10A. Ideal age for adoption45
10B. Selecting a baby for adoption45
10C. Problems of families having adopted children46
10D. Telling the child about his adoption46
11 Sick child
11A Medical emergencies in children46
11 B. Managing an acutely ill child47
11 C. Need for hospitalization47
11D Expectations of doctor from parents of the sick child48
12 Parents and Family
12A. Duties of Parents48
12B. Encouraging children to study49
12C. Role of parents as teachers51
12D. Imparting Sex education to children52
12E. Attitude of children towards parents54
12F. Influence of home on the child’s life54
12G. Problems of children of working parents55
12H. Role of grandparents in bringing up their grandchildren56
12 I Impact of joint family on a child56
12J. Ideal family57
12K. Impact of home and family on the development of child’s personality58
12L. Importance of love in child’s development58
12M. Praising one’s children58
12N. Criticizing or scolding one’s children59
12O. Quarrel amongst children59
12P. Child beating neighbor’s child60
12Q. Bullying by children60
13 Faulty Parental attitudes
13A. Pampering and overprotection of children60
13B. Partiality amongst one’s own children61
13G. Defects in personalities of parents61
13D. Common mistakes of parents62
14 Ideal parents
1 4A Developing better rapport with children66
14B. Characteristics of Ideal parents67
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