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Tips from A Child Counselor Vrunda

If you want to make your child independent and confident, follow these steps :

1 Don’t feed your child let him eat by himself. If they starve, they will develop a sense of hunger.

2. Let he decide how much food she wants to eat. That will develop a sense of satiety and will avid over-eating.

3 Let them wear their clothes on their own. You may help by suggesting if needed.

4 Let them decide which color of things they want. This helps them develop decision making power.

5 Let them pack their school bag if they forget anything let them face situation so from very young age they become responsible.

6 In school , if they have not completed their homework, please do not call other parents. Instead tell your child to work it with friends or teachers.

7 Never ever sit with your child when he is doing homework . Ask the child to ask for help if needed. That will develop confidence.

8 Whenever you make monthly budget or taxes, involve your child. Discuss your income and expense and the need to save.

9. Let them make their own decisions in set boundary , it develops freedom.

10. Allow them a chance to voice their opinion on weighty matters. They will develop their sense of reasoning.


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A BEAUTIFUL POEM FOR PARENTS

My Child… Anonymous

My child isn’t my easel to paint,

Nor my diamond to polish!

My child isn’t my trophy to flaunt,

Nor my dummy to taunt!

My child isn’t my badge or my honour,

Nor my respect that he/she must protect!

My child isn’t an idea or a fantasy,

Nor my reflection or legacy!

My child isn’t my puppet or my project,

Nor my pawn or my cadet!

My child is here to fumble & stumble

To get in & out of trouble!

My child is here to try,

To fall & to cry!

My child is here to unravel the mysteries, To educate oneself & rewrite histories!

My child is here to make his/her own choices, To exercise his/her freewill & experience the consequences!

As a Parent,

My task is to make my child able & capable, To keep aside my ego & be by his/her side!

My task is to guide & educate,

To let be & not frustrate!

My task is allow him/her to ponder,

And see my child grow into a Wonder!


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TEEN DRIVING – CAUSE OF ACCIDENTS

Per the AAA study, 963,000 drivers ages 16-19 were involved in police-reported motor vehicle crashes in 2013, which resulted in 383,000 injuries and 2,865 deaths.

Key Findings

The driver was found to have been driving too fast for conditions in 79% of single-vehicle crashes; following too closely in 36% of rear-end crashes, and failed to yield to another vehicle in 43% of angle crashes.

The driver was inattentive or engaged in some other non-driving-related activity in 58% of crashes overall (44% of loss-of-control crashes, 89% of road -departure crashes, 76% of rear-end crashes, and 51% of angle crashes).

The most frequent potentially-distracting behaviors were conversing or otherwise interacting with passengers and cell phone use.

Read more: https://www.aaafoundation.org/sites/default/files/2015TeenCrashCausationFS.pdf


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YELLOW TEETH? – NATURAL REMEDY

Baking soda is one of the best ingredients that you can use to get rid of yellow teeth. It will help remove plaque and make your pearly whites shine.

Mix a quarter teaspoon of baking soda with a little toothpaste. Brush your teeth with this gritty mixture and rinse with warm water. Use it once or twice a week.

Alternatively, you can combine baking soda with lemon juice, white vinegar, or hydrogen peroxide.

You can make a whitening mouthwash by mixing one tablespoon of baking soda and one and a half teaspoons of hydrogen peroxide with one cup of cold water. Rinse with the mouthwash two or three times a day.

You can also scrub your teeth gently for at least two minutes with diluted baking soda. Do this twice in the first week, and then every 15 days. It is essential to note that excess use of baking soda can strip your teeth of its natural enamel.


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COMMENT ON THIS – WHAT WORK DO YOUR KIDS DO AROUND THE HOME?

A recent survey found that 82% of parents did chores growing up but only 28% require their kids to help out around the house.

One reason for the shift? An emphasis on extracurricular activities may have caused making the bed fall by the wayside.

But chores are still one of the most important predictors of future success, teaching self-reliance and responsibility as well as empathy.

Source: ABC News


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CAN SOMEONE SUGGEST A WAY OUT OF THIS?

A 2012 study in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine found that higher patient satisfaction was associated with higher spending on overall health care and prescription drugs.

Case in point? Antibiotics.

Dashing off an antibiotic prescription is a win-win for some docs & patients. It saves time for docs and makes patients happy.

However, while takes two minutes to write a prescription, it takes 10 to 15 minutes to explain why you don’t need an antibiotic or why you should do the wait-and-watch or try-a natural approach.

These approaches take time and don’t necessarily make parents happy immediately.

What’s more, overuse of antibiotics is linked to the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Each year in the U.S., at least two million people become ill because of bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics, and at least 23,000 people die each year as a direct result of these infections, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

So, how does doctor please his patient, keep cost low and yet not resort to quick fixes and more testing?

Thoughts?


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WHY CHEWING GUM IS NOT GOOD FOR YOUR CHILD

Chewing gum is made of synthetic rubber. In addition to the gum base, chewing gum contains sweeteners, flavorings, and softeners.

Neither natural nor synthetic latex are readily degraded by the digestive system.

SIDE EFFECTS OF CHEWING GUM:

a) Sugared gums can with heavy use cause tooth decay, gum disease and cavities. This happens because sugar coats the teeth, and can slowly cause damaging of tooth enamel if they are not immediately brushed.

b) Almost all popular sugar brands use artificial sweeteners to make their products longer lasing, sweeter or to achieve special kind of taste. Some of those artificial sweeteners can cause allergic reaction, especially Aspartame and Sorbitol. Others can cause irritation or headaches.

c) If you swallow your gum it will be excreted. However, frequent gum swallowing may contribute to the formation of an intestinal stone.

d) Even though many gum manufacturers claim that their products can be used all the time and on any occasion, detailed studies show that habitual use of chewing gums may cause continuous stress on your jaws. If not regulated, this stress can lead to the condition called d Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TJD)

e) Continuous chewing of gum can lead to the increased levels of stress to your stomach and intestines. After meals your stomach mush receive period of resting time for him to digest food, but chewing and continuous swallowing of saliva interferes with that rest. Stomach issues that can appear in those situations are irritation, aches, and aggravated gastritis. In some cases, you can even develop gastric ulcer!

f) Frequent chewing of gum can lead to masseter problems that are result of your constant grinding of teeth at night.

g) If the cavities in your teeth are filled with mercury fillings, frequent chewing of gun may cause their dislodging and releasing of this dangerous material in your metabolism. The most common target of mercury is blood, urinary tract, nerves and brain.

h) Extensive chewing of gum in puberty may lead to the stimulation of jawbone and facial muscles and creation of larger face.

Source: Chewinggumfacts.com


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LETTER FROM A FATHER

The current US measles outbreak is the country’s worst for 20 years. As of January 30, there were 102 cases of measles reported across 14 states.

Attached below is a letter from Ronald Dahl. A poignant letter about his daughter. Read the full letter here: http://roalddahl.com/roald-dahl/timeline/1960s/november-1962


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MEASLES OUTBREAK RAGING IN ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA AND ILLINOIS

If there was one message I would shout till I am hoarse, it would be “The measles vaccine doesn’t cause autism.”

There are an an enormous number of studies have found that the measles vaccine is overwhelmingly safe. But people who are paranoid or believe that “everyone lies” are

bringing about a resurgence of this deadly disease back in America. If you argue that a whistleblower is trying to blow open the measles cover-up at CDC, read this.

Most of the 100+ measles cases in the United States right now stem from an outbreak centered at Disneyland. You don’t believe we have a measles outbreak? Look at the stats below.

And what makes it dangerous: It has the highest transmission rate of any known killer virus to mankind. In fact, if someone who has not yet shown symptoms of measles

leaves a room and you arrive after 2 hours, you could still catch the disease.

My heartfelt recommendation: Vaccinate you child, save your baby and your community.


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FAST FOODS AND YOUR HEALTH

A 2013 study published in JAMA Pediatrics showed that children and adolescents take in more calories in fast food and other restaurants than at home.

When fast food frequently replaces nutritious foods in your diet, this is what it does

Read More: http://www.healthline.com/health/fast-food-effects-on-body

Take Action: https://www.stopcorporateabuse.org/countering-fast-foods-health-effects


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LATEST RESEARCH: BABY GROWTH

Canadian researchers have found in animal studies that low-level exposure to either Bisphenol A (BPA) or Bisphenol S (BPS) during pregnancy altered the timetable and rate at which neurons inside the brain’s hypothalamus developed. The study calls into serious question the safety of the product most widely used in products labeled "BPA-free," and therefore marketed as a safer alternative to BPA.

TAKEAWAY:

AVOID/MINIMIZE:

· Plastics: hard plastic sports bottles, plastic food storage containers, food wrap, hard and flexible packaging, deli containers, plastic bags, baby bottle components, plastic dinnerware and plates, non-stick cookware, plastic cleaning products, thermal receipt paper, canned food and drink.

ALTERNATIVES TO CHOOSE:

· stainless steel water bottles, ceramic plates and dishes, unbleached wax paper, anything made from wool, cotton, hemp or plastic-free, biodegradable fibers, plastic-free cleaning products, such as baking soda, vinegar and essential oils, stainless steel or cast iron cookware, glass blender, wire salad spinner, stainless steel ice-cube tray, natural rubber gloves, recycled, individually-wrapped toilet paper, bar soap, handkerchief

READ FURTHER

· BPA Free Plastic bottles are safer right. No!

· TRENDS IN PUBERTY

· LATEST RESEARCH ON AUTISM, ITS CAUSES AND ALTERNATIVES

· PREGNANCY SERIES: TOXINS AND ITS EFFECT


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DEATH FROM ANTI MICROBIAL RESISTANT (AMR) BACTERIA

Here’s what that could look like in the future, when antibiotic-resistant bacteria will kill more people than cancer every year

Source: Healthcare Infection Society UK

In the US, as many as half of antibiotic prescriptions are unnecessary.

American farmers continue to overuse antibiotics in pigs, cattle, and chickens, creating stronger, more resistant bacterial strains.

The problem is worsening quickly.