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Raising Your Child Vegan: How To Explain Veganism To Children

Aug 2 2017 - 9:54am
Vegan food for children

Few days ago after watching the documentary "What The Health" we decided to become Vegan. Our family is used to eating vegan meals for an extended periods as Lent in our tradition basically means eating vegan. We hope this change is permanent, but how do you explain vegan diet and that we don't eat meat to children?

As I was searching for more information on vegan parenting I noticed that there are other parents asking the same question: how to raise your child vegan.

New Smart Crib Claims it Helps Babies Fall Asleep, But at What Cost?

Jul 30 2017 - 2:19am
New smart crib helps babies fall asleep

There’s a new baby gadget hitting the market soon. This one claims that it can help colicky, cranky, crying babies fall asleep—and go back to sleep on their own—so that new moms and dads can get more rest. But the reaction from the public is mixed.

The Snoo helps babies fall asleep.

Various Sneaky Ways Pedophiles Groom Children - A Must Read for Parents and Grandparents

Jul 25 2017 - 3:15pm
Protect children from pedophiles

It's an unpleasant topic, however, you need to become informed and aware of the various tactics that pedophiles use to sneak their way into the lives of our kids. The pedophile first becomes a 'friend'. The manipulations are varied and well thought out. Learn more now to protect your kids.

The statistics are terrifying. One in five of girls and one in ten of boys will be sexually abused.

Charlie Gard’s Parents End Heartbreaking Legal Battle

Jul 24 2017 - 5:30pm
Charlie Gard End Legal Battle

The parents of 11-month-old Charlie Gard have issued a statement today, saying that they will end all legal proceedings in the battle for their son’s life. “We’re about to do the hardest thing that we’ll ever have to do,” Charlie Gard’s parents said before spending their last moments with their son.

Statement from Charlie Gard’s parents:

Keep Holding Your Baby: Why Babywearing Is Best For Everyone

Jul 21 2017 - 4:08pm
Baby Carrier Sling

"If you hold that baby all the time, you’re going to spoil her!" New moms and dads have all had that annoying friend, relative, or neighbor who insists that they are holding the baby too much, and issues the dire warning that they are on the fast track to spoiling the baby. These comments are definitely upsetting, especially in the first days and weeks of parenting, when stress, sleep deprivation, and hormones make a new mom second guess everything she is doing.

Of course, anyone who has held a newborn can easily recognize that delicious new baby smell.

US Lawmakers Vote to Grant Charlie Gard and Family Permanent Residency “to Fly to America for Treatment”

Jul 20 2017 - 12:00am
Charlie Gard Granted Permanent US Residence

Charlie Gard has had a busy week. In the latest development in his ongoing legal battle, US lawmakers have voted to grant Lawful Permanent Resident status to Charlie and his family to allow him “to fly to America for treatment”.

Granted Lawful Permanent Residency

Appropriate Punishment for Lying Child That Stresses The Loss

Jul 17 2017 - 10:47am
Punishment for lying child

Your child denies the truth, denies it again and you realize that his or her lying has becoming compulsive. Time outs, spanking and other punishments don't work as consequences. What can be an appropriate punishment that effectively work for lying kids?

This story takes the Christian approach on discussing the consequences for a lying child that denies the truth to parents, friends and relatives.

As Vaccination Rates Continue to Fall, Measles Outbreak Claims 35th European Victim This Year

Jul 11 2017 - 9:20pm
childhood vaccination

A six year-old boy in Italy is the latest to die of measles in the European outbreak. His death marks the 35th victim of this highly contagious viral disease on the continent this year. Once nearly eradicated in all developed nations, measles has been making a steady return, despite the availability of a safe and effective vaccine.

This boy had been suffering from leukemia, and reportedly contracted the virus from an older sibling that the parents had decided not to vaccinate, despite their younger son’s compromised immune sy

Children As Young As Five Drinking Alcohol? Be A Parent and Not Your Kid's Friend

Jul 11 2017 - 12:34pm
children drinking

In researching for an article on teen drinking, I came across a study from the UK, wherein parents were surveyed and asked about whether or not they allowed underage drinking in the home. Shockingly, some allowed children as young as five to be consuming alcohol.

In a survey of 1000 parents, half of the parents with children under 14 allowed th

Transgenderism in fish is caused by common human drugs and why should we care

Jul 11 2017 - 5:55am
Transgenderism in fish is caused by common human drugs and why should we care

Transgenderism or gender dysphoria is easily becoming a growing phenomenon is society, but what is causing children as young as two to say that they in the wrong body? The newly discovered transgender phenomenon in fish populations could explain what is could be happening to this generation. Here we discuss why we should care about recent reports that transgenderism in fish is caused by common human drugs.

This might be a delicate topic to talk about, but this is the moment to address transgenderism, since scientific research has

How Has Autism Affected Your Life With Unconditional Love and Patience

Jul 8 2017 - 8:18pm
Autistic child and mother

Autism affects many lives in many different ways. In this story different parents from various discussion boards share their stories on how autism has affected their lives and changed it.

As I was looking for those stories on how autism has affected the lives of parents and families what this single mom did amazed me.

Mom Teaches Herself Creating Mobile Apps and Helps Autistic Son Academically

Jul 8 2017 - 7:56pm
Parent learning app for autism

How has autism affected your life? It's difficult for many parents, but be filled with hope and refuse to give up. See how this mother is successfully coping while caring for his autistic child and learning new things and teaching him news things.

As I was looking for those stories on how autism has affected the lives of parents and families what this single mom did amazed me.

BRAT diet: The Benefits and Risks When Treating Diarrhea

Jul 8 2017 - 2:03am
Sick child BRAT diet

"Mom, my tummy is sick." Every mom knows how those words can strike fear into the heart of even the most veteran parents. If your child has diarrhea or a stomach virus, your physician may recommend the BRAT diet until symptoms pass. Keep reading to learn more about this diet, why it works, what risks can be associated with its use, and other food alternatives that may also be beneficial in helping get your child's health back on track.

What is the BRAT diet?

Mom Posts Photo of Baby with a "Pierced" Cheek and Causes Outrage

Jul 7 2017 - 5:42pm
baby with piercing

Enedina Vance knows how to make a point. The mother of a baby girl had been an outspoken critic of ear piercings on babies, but didn't hear from many who were in agreement with her.

Other mothers weren't understanding or listening to her viewpoint until she decided to really hammer home it home.

What's something you judge other moms for when you probably shouldn't?

Jul 7 2017 - 4:54pm
mom and judging

Judging other moms for the things that you yourself do the wrong way is not a good way of thinking. First take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye. That's still the rule.

Today I was reading a mommy discussion board on Facebook and saw this discussion where moms were acknowledging judging others for the things they shouldn't. Here are some of those topics.

The Case of Charlie Gard, and Why We Must Always Err on the Side of Compassion

Jul 6 2017 - 4:45pm
Charlie Gard Compassion

Charlie Gard, an 11-month old infant, has captured the attention of the world. He was born with an extremely rare degenerative genetic disease, and is currently unable to see, breathe, or move on his own. Doctors at Great Ormond Street Hospital—arguably one of the best pediatric centers in the world—have treated Charlie since his diagnosis with Mitochondrial DNA Depletion Syndrome when he was just one month old. But now, his doctors say that his disease has progressed to the point that there is no hope for future survival with any quality of life. The medical team brought in doctors from Barcelona, Spain, who came to the same conclusion.

However, Charlie’s parents, Chris Gard and Constance Yates, disagree with the doctor’s assessment. In December, desperate to help their child, they found a pediatric neurologist and hospital in the United States who were willing to allow Charlie to undergo an experimental treatment, called nucleoside bypass therapy, which they believe could slow the progression of the disease. His parents created a GoFundMe page to raise the money needed for transportation and medical costs, and as of this writing, have raised £1,322,320 ($1,715,000) for his care. All appeared to be going as planned, until the court denied Charlie’s parents the right to remove him from the hospital and transport him to the U.S. for care.

The timeline.

It's Not Progressive To Mark "No Gender" on a Baby's Birth Certificate As Was Just Done in Canada

Jul 5 2017 - 12:25pm
New Born Child

Transgender issues and stories are continuing to bombard us in the media, but some of us, self included, are not convinced that marking "no gender" on a birth certificate is progressive.

Personal friends of mine who are gay, aren't convinced either, and have stated that the Gay and Lesbian movement attached itself to the transgender movement all too quickly.

Watching TV Is Not Bad When Families Watch Parent-approved Educational Programming Together

Jul 5 2017 - 11:16am
Parent watching tv with a child

An interesting study came out from the University of Michigan, discussing when is watching TV good and when it's not good for children.

ANN ARBOR—Watching television sometimes gets a bad rap––especially where children and screen time are concerned––but not all of it's deserved.

Celebrating Graduation and the Benefits of Attending Public Schools

Jul 3 2017 - 8:15pm
benefits of attending public schools

As parents around the country celebrate graduation, everyone relives the good, bad, and funny moments of high school. But what are the benefits of attending public schools? There are more than you might think.

My son recently graduated from public school. The graduation ceremony brought tears to our eyes. We were proud of his accomplishments.

Top 5 Fitness Trackers for Kids

Jul 1 2017 - 2:48am
Fitness trackers for kids

As parents, we all know that getting our kids off of the couch and away from their screens can be a difficult task. It’s easy for our kids to get caught up in video games and television, but we know that it’s important for kids to be active in order to stay healthy and fit, and to build habits that will last a lifetime. As wearable technology becomes more affordable, many parents are turning to wearable fitness trackers for their kids. We have gathered the best of the best for you, here in one post, so keep reading to find our recommendations for the top fitness trackers for kids.

Top 5 Fitness Trackers for Kids

1. Garmin Vivofit JR.

Tips on how to effectively discipline your child and I agree with them

Jun 29 2017 - 10:44am
Disciplining children

Discipline is a form of teaching your child. Our children depend on us to teach them right from wrong. When discipline is positive its goals are to protect child from danger, help child to learn self control, help child to learn a sense of responsibility and help instill values.

What makes discipline work?

5 Natural Parenting Methods That Should Be Resurrected

Jun 27 2017 - 9:40pm
natural parenting health children

The practices of natural health for children have gone by the wayside in favor of more conventional methods, but it is questionable if these methods are serving children well. Are our children healthier today than generations ago, or should parents resurrect some of the natural methods used by their grandparents and great grandparents?

Top 10 Ways to Use Vinegar for Cleaning Purposes

Jun 26 2017 - 2:33pm
Vinegar for cleaning

When it comes to natural, green cleaning, it’s hard to beat plain old white vinegar. Because it is technically a FOOD and not a CLEANER, vinegar is safe for use around kids, pets, and food prep areas. It’s also extremely affordable, costing only about 5¢ per ounce. Due to a pH of 2.0 and the acetic acid content, vinegar is an inhospitable environment for many microorganisms, so it is the perfect cleaner for your home! Vinegar is proven to be an effective disinfectant against E. coli, staphylococcus aureus, salmonella, and influenza, and also a very effective natural deodorizer.

The most commonly used vinegar in green cleaning is distilled white vinegar, which is readily available in gallon size containers at your grocery store.

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