Category — kids health
Shelley Price doesn’t love her own daughter, and fears she never will. This tearful mother of two is telling her story because she believes that she isn’t the only mother to ever tackle such a taboo subject, and hopes she may help others come to terms with this unspeakable truth. How can this be? (Update: The story that originally ran on dailymail.co.uk on January 22, 2009 was pulled off the site the following day. Read on and you’ll see why.) Price was just 22 when she had her eldest daughter, Catherine, now 11. Shortly after Catherine’s birth, a five-year relationship with the father fizzled. That didn’t help matters. [Read more →]
January 26, 2009 1 Comment
Because it’s tropical storm season I figured parents need to know as much as possible about how to handle things and keep kids calm during a storm. Here’s a great story I found online…….
Q.My family moved to South Florida recently and Fay will be our first tropical ”event.” My husband and I are a little worried about how our two kids might handle it and, with the prospect of being without electricity, it will be harder than usual to keep them distracted. Does Action Line have any ideas to share?
A.First of all, try to keep a level head. With all the rushing around to stock up on hurricane supplies, the calamitous TV newscasts and worsening weather, it’s easy to get worked up about an impending storm. But, if your children see you keeping your cool, they will, too.
Here are some tips for keeping the young ones occupied and calm before the storm:
• Don’t leave the TV on constantly: Check periodically for updates, but you don’t need to follow continuous coverage; it only heightens stress. [Read more →]
August 17, 2008 No Comments
When Keri McCartney was 6-months pregnant, doctors discovered a large tumor growing from her unborn baby’s tailbone. Though the growth was non-cancerous, it was full of blood vessels and as big as the fetus itself, presenting a deadly threat.
In February, doctors at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston removed the fetus from McCartney’s uterus, took out the tumor and then returned the fetus. Ten weeks later, on May 3, Macie Hope McCartney was born again. Read The Full Story
June 7, 2008 4 Comments
Just when it seems you’re getting the knack of parenting, your child enters the “No” stage. Learn how to handle the power struggle between you and your toddler.
Two-year-old Joshua’s “No!” is accompanied by a sly look at Mom. He is testing his mother’s limits, but he is also trying to navigate his own limits. He is asking, “Are my parents a part of me, or do we think independently?”
You’ve just started to finally make some parenting progress on the basics of sleeping, eating, and successful toilet training . . . and then the “No” stage takes over.
Weary parents, don’t despair! Here are some tips to help you manage these trying times.
Your Child and No!
A few months ago Joshua learned his hand was part of him, and his mommy’s finger between his first teeth was not. This leads to two conclusions: Biting mommy’s fingers doesn’t hurt him but the consequences vary, and biting his own fingers hurts every time.
Not long after this discovery of independence, the milestones of eating, sleeping, and toilet training become the early battlegrounds for the “No” stage. Here, a child has an advantage because he has his own inside information: “Aren’t you hungry?” “No.” [Read more →]
April 23, 2008 No Comments
I came across this really useful great idea post here is the link so you know what i mean . http://homemakerbarbi.blogspot.com/2008/04/works-for-me-wednesday-potty-chair.html
Its great if your showing your tot how to potty train.
April 14, 2008 1 Comment
Do you ever find yourself playing a verbal tug–of–war with your child? You’re not alone. A study released in the
March/April 2008 issue of Child Development reports:
Mothers and their toddlers argue 20-25 times per hour on average.
The study examined children between 30 and 36–months–old in two separate sessions where the kids faced a challenging environment. In an hour long period, some children only quarreled with their mamas four times while others duked it out 55 times!
How often do you fret with your lil one in an hour?
March 27, 2008 1 Comment
Here is something all parents should know that Huggies is the best diaper ever made. Ive had lots of experience with them a been taking care of babies for ten years and I’m a mother. You get less leaks with them,and their very stretchy and strong. I have tried other diapers but they only gave him rashes and it always leaked. They might be more pricey but their worth the money and less hassle.
March 10, 2008 4 Comments
In many bilingual families, parents make a conscience effort to teach their babes both languages. If one parent is proficient in one language and the other in another, it is normal for each one to talk to their tot solely in that tongue.
I try to chat in Spanish with my babe, but I’m not as diligent as I’d like to be. Luckily, her nanny is teaching it to her every day. And, at this age, she is soaking words up like a sponge.
Just the other day we were on a walk and she looked up at me and said, “Mano!” A little puzzled, I thought to myself, “Mano?” Then it hit me, “Hand! That means hand in Spanish!” So I reached down and her tiny palm met mine and off we went.
February 28, 2008 No Comments
In Sunday’s New York Times Magazine, I came across an interesting piece on baby talk.Most parents are curious about how their child measures up to the developmental milestones and physical growth charts.
While some parents brag about their tot’s precocious behavior, others secretly worry about their lagging babe, especially if the lil one isn’t talking much.
To learn what these parents can do about it, [Read more →]
February 26, 2008 No Comments
By Heather Moors Johnson
Infant-development experts believe that the first years of a child’s life are a prime time for learning. And you don’t need classical music, language tapes, or fancy flash cards to stimulate your baby or toddler’s brain. Her best learning tool is you. Talk, sing, read, and laugh together — it’s this kind of everyday interaction that matters most. But sometimes it may be hard to think of new ways to stimulate your little one (especially after you’ve been up all night soothing her cries). Our 50 fun — and scientific — activities will inspire you.
February 24, 2008 No Comments