New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS): The level of happiness among Indian children growing in cities has reduced due to weakening bonds with parents, experts said Saturday.
"These days the bond between child and parents are not very strong and the level of interaction is reduced which is causing this trend," child psychologist Ann Simi John.
Addressing a workshop on raising happy children, the experts advised parents to have a structured family time and exclusive mean time between each child.
"As there are lesser child-parents interaction, the children look for seekouts in terms of friendship, drugs and other indulgences," said John.
Nitin Pandey, a child education expert at parentune.com - a support platform for the urban parents, said: "During our time, we used to have grandparents who were always there but it is not so these days and hence the child is devoid of affection."
However, some experts feel that it is not the fault of the parents, because there is greater economic pressure in this time.
Pandey also advised parents not to allow children below 2 years to be exposed to 3D shows as it causes neuronal dysfunction.