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Dr. Naveen D. Kini · 9M ago

Parenting style and child development

Parents in India are at an undesirable crossroad these days. Many are torn between the orthodox approach to parenting that they have been subject to during their formative years (where toget...
Dr. Naveen D. Kini · 9M ago

Healthy eating and your child

Not a day passes in the clinic without a mother complaining "my child just doesn't eat, doc. Please do something!'', and the grandparents standing behind nodding sagely. In fact, feeding rel...
Dr. Naveen D. Kini · 9M ago

Motherhood: how you can get it right the first time

Motherhood, the birthright of every woman, a condition that is cherished and anticipated like none other, can sometimes become a nightmarish, painful experience for some women. It can take t...
Dr. Naveen D. Kini · 9M ago

Hazards of technology use in young children

The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Canadian Society of Pediatrics state infants aged 0-2 years should not have any exposure to technology, 3-5 years be restricted to one hour per day...
Dr. Naveen D. Kini · 9M ago

Parenting lessons that children have taught me!

2013 marks the completion of 20 years in practice as a paediatrician for me, and along the sometimes stressful, but mostly fun filled journey, there have been a few lessons I have learnt. Ma...
Dr. Naveen D. Kini · 9M ago

Dengue, a malady of our own making!

Year after year, we read in the papers about the deadly Dengue virus causing death and despair in our city. Every year we go through the same cycle of panic – fear - knee jerk blood tests - ...
Dr. Naveen D. Kini · 9M ago

Care and First Aid of infants and toddlers - certain things you must know!

This blog entry is prompted by a tragic incident that occurred the other day. A 7 month old child was brought into the outpatient clinic by the frantic grandfather, saying that he found the ...
Dr. Naveen D. Kini · 9M ago

10 questions that most parents are seeking answers for

1. My child is 2 years old, and he does not speak anything. Do I need to worry?While most children generally have a vocabulary of more than 20 words, and are able to join and make sentences ...
Dr. Naveen D. Kini · 9M ago

10 common myths in Paediatrics demystified

In my practice, I have frequently encountered various misconceptions and myths that confuse and trouble most parents. Many of these have been propagated by word of mouth, and are widely beli...
Dr. Naveen D. Kini · 9M ago

The Overburdened Child

Baby Ananya (name changed), 6 years old, was brought to my clinic with the main complaint that she does not want to go to school. More specifically, she does not want to attend her school, b...