As parents, many of us simply lie to our children and perpetuate the myth that a god-like being watches them all of the time and rewards them with presents, if they are good, and punishes them with coal in their stockings if they are bad. But is this really healthy for us to cause our children to believe in something that we wholeheartedly know is a myth?
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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?
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 American Academy of Pediatrics recently updated their guidelines on car seat safety and usage. These new guidelines attempt to provide concise, clear-cut information about the best practices for car seat usage.
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 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.
"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.
US Lawmakers Vote to Grant Charlie Gard and Family Permanent Residency “to Fly to America for Treatment”
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”.
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?
Single moms who are moms-by-choice do a heck of a job raising well adjusted children. Recent research has shown that children raised by single-moms-by-choice do just as well as "together families" with a much wider social network to get the job done.
New developments in the Charlie Gard case. A US doctor has agreed to travel to London to examine the baby, deemed too sick to live by his doctors in the UK.
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.
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.
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.
By now, most of us have heard about the case of Charlie Gard, the 11month-old baby boy in London, who courts ruled should be removed from life support against his parents’ wishes.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
While the transgender issue continues to focus on children, this outspoken and highly qualified pediatrician calls it 'child abuse.'
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.
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.
An interesting study came out from the University of Michigan, discussing when is watching TV good and when it's not good for children.
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.
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.
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 are Triple P Parenting strategies and how can moms harness the power of positive thinking to raise happier and more successful 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?