Saturday, March 15, 2014

Joint Family : Benefits

The joint family system has persisted in India through the Vedic age to the present day. Many advantages can be attributed to joint living in the family.

Division of Labour:

Joint family secures the advantages of division of labour. Here the work is distributed among the members on teh basis of age. Every member in the family is given work according to his abilities. Every phase of family's life is managed by all members including women and children.

Social Security:

The joint family provides social security to the weak, aged, sick, infirm, the disabled and such other needy persons. An individual's life from cradle to cremation is looked after by the joint family. In times of accidents, crisis and emergencies, one can rely on one's joint family for the help.

Similarly, for the people such as orphans, widows, the deserted, divorced, separated and teh neglected the joint family proivdes protection. It gives them food and shelter.

Economy in expenditure:

A joint family avoids the unnecessary expenditure of separate house-hold establishment. Savings are possible in the joint family since the household purchases are done jointly. As joint family requires large quantities of commodities for its consumption, they can be purchased at a time at lower prices and thereby money can be saved.

Social virtues:

Joint family fosters great virtues like sacrifice, affection, cooperation, spirit of selfless service among its members and makes the family a cradle of social virtues. Under the care of elders the undesirable and anti-social tendencies of the young are checked and they are prevented from going astray. All family members learn to obey family rules and respect elders.

Bringing up children:

The ideal place for the upbringing of children is the joint family. The joint family not only consists of young couples but also the old and aged persons who live together. The old and aged persons have a rich experience of life. As a result of this, the grandfather and the grand mother always look after the children of their sons and daughters and the older generation is capable of inculcating the best of the family traditions and wisdom in them.

Provides leisure:

It provides opportunity for leisure to the members. Since the work is hared by all the members on the basis of age, sex and experience, they get more leisure time. More people can finish the work with limited time and provide enough leisure to the members to relax.

Opportunity for recreation:

The joint family is an ideal place of recreation for all the members. Social and religious ceremonies in the family bring pleasure for the family members. The joint family plays the role of modern club without any adverse effects.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Toothache : A Solution

Your kid's ever had a toothache? Then you should definitely remember the throbbing pain it gives. It is not just the mouth, but your kid's entire face and sometimes even head feels the pressure. Here are some super home remedies for toothache from Grandmas' Purse.

1. Spinach leaves:

Get some spinach leaves and chew it against the aching tooth. You can also make a spinach paste and apply directly around the affected area for better relief.

2. Guava leaves:

Chew fresh, tender guava leaves till the juice comes out. Hold it against the affected tooth for quick relief. You can also boil guava leaves in a pot of water, allow it to warm, add some salt and use it as a mouth wash.

3. Cloves:

Clove is one of the best herbal remedies for toothache. Grind whole cloves and apply it to the inflamed tooth cavity or around the area that has toothache. You can also use clove oil, by dabbing it on a cotton ball before applying it on the affected area.


4. Garlic:

Garlic is effectively used in herbal medicines against many ailments including toothache. Chew two cloves of garlic and retain it against the affected tooth.

5. Wheat grass juice:

A natural antibiotic, wheat grass is an effective remedy for toothace. Chewing wheat grass or washing your mouth using wheat grass juice will remove toxins from the gums and reduce toothache.

6. Onion:

Chewing raw onion will gradually bring down toothache. If chewing is difficult, just place a piece of onion on the affected area.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Teach unique things to your child

Yes, you need to teach your kid how to read and write. But, apart from academics there are some life lessons you must teach your child before he steps out to the big, bad world on his own.

Children tend to learn a lot when they are young. Being a mom means a never ending process of teaching kids everything from the ABC's to mannerisms. Here are some life lessons you must teach your child.

Stranger danger:

Children of all ages need to be taught to be aware of their surroundigns and understand that strangers need to be avoided. They should be warned about weird people asking for help with directions or findings a lost dog. Children should also know never to accept any gifts or candy from strangers, and to never approach a stranger if they are lured into an interaction.

How to handle bullying:

Bullying, both in-person and online, is becoming a social epidemic that affects children of all ages. As a parent you need to learn to recognise signs that your child is being bullied, and to teach your children how to properly handle the situation through teacher and disciplinarian action.

The value of self-esteem:

One of the biggest defences against bullying, peer pressure and academic stress is a healthy self-esteem. Praise your children's effort and encourage their success, academically and in the home. While every child will become upset from time-to-time, having them know of their abilities and strengths regularly will help them develop self-esteem in long run.

Good manners:

Manners are learned from a young age, with even the simplest expressions of please and thank you taught by the parents. And, from the earliest stage of good manners comes respect for one's elders and social etiquette. Teaching your children how to be polite and courteous in conversations and actions will set them up for a well-disciplined attitude that will only grow with them as they get older.

Chores and responsibilities:

Having to-do lists at home teaches children how to clean their own messes and the consequences of what would happen when they don't. You can give them small rewards for doing what they had to. This will encourage them to do so in the future too. However, teach them from a young age that they need to do certain chores and take responsibility for some house work.

The value of money:

It is important to teach your kids the value of hard-earned money while they are young. You can curb those "I-wants" at the market by showing your children how many chores they have to do to earn the money for a candy bar or a new toy. Encourage your children to save their money and spend it wisely. Give your child a change jar or piggy bank and have them keep count of what they have earned and how long it has taken to earn it.

From a young age teach youf child to not discriminate against anyone based on sex, casts or race. Let them know that everyone is the same. You also need make them understand that everyone is unique and they should be themselves, rather than trying to be someone else.