All Blog Posts Tagged 'child' (230)

Lundy Bancroft The American Family Court Abuse Of Power

Added by Teardrops*for*katelynn on July 21, 2009 at 1:28pm — No Comments

American Mother fighting for custody is jailed

Added by Teardrops*for*katelynn on July 21, 2009 at 1:26pm — No Comments

10 Tips To Help Your Child Stay Healthy While Eating At A Buffet

Eating at a buffet is lots of fun, especially for kids. Children get very excited about the different choices they are offered at a buffet. For some, the idea of “all you can eat” is thrilling. How can you help your child navigate a buffet without going overboard? Read on for ten simple guidelines to help your child eat at a buffet without sabotaging his diet.



1.Don’t sit/stand around the buffet. Make your child’s plate and then move away from the table. Looking at the food will only… Continue

Added by Joanna Dolgoff, MD on July 15, 2009 at 1:17pm — No Comments

Is Caffeine Safe For Children?

Children today drink twice as much soda as they did 20 years ago, averaging as much as 20 ounces a day! A large soda not only provides tons of calories and sugar but it also includes at least 100 mg of caffeine. Many parents wouldn’t dream of giving their kids a cup of coffee yet routinely offer them soda, which contains caffeine as well. We also see many families hitting the local café or Starbucks for a café latte or mocha frappuccino loaded with the burst of ‘energy’ we call… Continue

Added by Joanna Dolgoff, MD on July 7, 2009 at 12:28pm — No Comments

How to Prepare Your Child for Preschool

So today was the big day. When we woke up, I traipsed into the kitchen to look at the clock, and it was 8:58 a.m. Landon is in preschool from 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Holy lateness!! Since we got back from Germany, L has been up at 7 a.m. every day, so I didn’t think we needed an alarm clock! So I panicked for a second and then just pulled myself together. Yes, it was his first day, but I wasn’t going to ruin it by rushing him. So I got him dressed and I gave him his Schultüte, a paper cone… Continue

Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on July 2, 2009 at 8:10pm — No Comments

Healthy School Birthday Ideas

Healthy Birthday Snack Ideas:



A child’s school birthday celebration should be centered around the child; instead, it has become centered around cupcakes. Parents bring in these unhealthy treats and kids rejoice. Yet with the current child obesity crisis, many are rethinking this caloric tradition. In response, I have created this list of healthy birthday school celebrations. Enjoy them! And please, let me know if you have any additional suggestions.



Non-Food… Continue

Added by Joanna Dolgoff, MD on June 30, 2009 at 1:50pm — No Comments

The Cupcake Wars: As Seen in the NY Times (Plus More!)

The Cupcake Wars: As Seen in the NY Times (Plus More!)

Last week, there was an article in the NY Times about Meme Roth and her fight with her children’s school concerning school birthday parties and cupcakes.



What sets her off is the junk food served on special occasions: the cupcakes that come out for every birthday, the doughnuts her children were once given in gym, the sugary “Fun-Dip” packets that some parent provided the whole class on Valentine’s Day.



“I thought… Continue

Added by Joanna Dolgoff, MD on June 25, 2009 at 9:36pm — 1 Comment

Six Ways To Get Your Toddler To Sit At The Dinner Table

Congratulations! Your toddler is now old enough to sit in a “big boy” chair. You no longer need to strap him into a high chair. I bet you think dining out will now be much easier! Unfortunately, the difficulties are just beginning. Your toddler will now be able to explore restaurants without restraints. How can you get your child to sit at the table with you instead of wandering around on his own? Read on for some tips.



1. Be consistent. Teach your child that she must sit with you at… Continue

Added by Joanna Dolgoff, MD on June 22, 2009 at 8:19pm — No Comments

High Fructose Corn Syrup: The Real Truth!

It seems that everybody is talking about the evils of High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS). But what is fact and what is simply hearsay? Here we will give all the facts about HFCS.



What, exactly, is HFCS?



High-fructose corn syrup is a common sweetener and preservative. HFCS is made by changing the sugar (glucose) in cornstarch to fructose – another form of sugar. The end product is a combination of fructose and glucose. Because it extends the shelf life of processed foods and… Continue

Added by Joanna Dolgoff, MD on June 19, 2009 at 12:55pm — No Comments

Why Adult Diets Are Not Appropriate For Children

Why should a child’s diet be different from an adult’s diet?



A child’s diet can not be the same as an adult’s diet for many reasons. A child’s body goes through many stages of development and his nutritional needs vary depending on which stage he is in. For example, a child in puberty requires more calories than a school-age child. Therefore, providing the correct nutritional plan at all stages of growth is crucial to ensure proper development. Let’s review several diets and why they… Continue

Added by Joanna Dolgoff, MD on June 15, 2009 at 12:33pm — No Comments

You Can’t Judge A Food By Its Package Cover! Sunmaid Yogurt Raisins vs. Raisinets

Advertisers work hard to earn their money. They can take any food and make it sound nutritious. Very few laws protect the consumer from advertisers’ half-truths. It is up to us to learn how to tell what it a valid claim and what is just hype. How can you wade through the misleading information to find the truth? Easy… just look at the nutrition label and the ingredient list! The nutrition label and the ingredient list have all the information that you need to determine whether a food is… Continue

Added by Joanna Dolgoff, MD on June 10, 2009 at 12:17pm — No Comments

The Fate of Child Reality Show Stars and Their Misguided Parents

I know I may be alone on this but is anyone else fed up with and disgusted by reality shows?? I feel like if I watch a show of a family exposing themselves to the world, I am contributing to the downfall of the children. Are all of those kids destined to the scary child star fate that has destroyed the lives of so many young and famous?
What do you think? http://tinyurl.com/realityshowsyuck

Added by Gina L. Carroll on June 3, 2009 at 7:58pm — 3 Comments

My First True Love: A Letter to my Teenage Son

Dedicated to my oldest son, Brandon



We met face-to-face for the first time what seems like yesterday, but years have passed, and I have known you for a lifetime. You have led me on a remarkable journey through this forest of existence, and have taught me to cherish every detail. You have guided my feet toward a less traveled pathway, and on it, you have opened my eyes to a world full of treasures all others have taken for granted, cast aside or completely ignored.



I knew… Continue

Added by Angela McCoy on May 29, 2009 at 10:25am — No Comments

This is why I only have one child :)

Today, I found myself pondering again what I have thought about a few times since Landon was born: do I want another child? Landon was only months old when family and friends started to ask about the second child, and a lot of my mom friends seem to be having the second child now or are pregnant or working towards it. Not us. Thankfully, I don’t have a huge urge to have another one, although I loved being pregnant and had such a wonderful… Continue

Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on May 3, 2009 at 4:44pm — No Comments

Inside the Preschool Mind

Perhaps the alternate title for this post should be something like: why your preschooler doesn’t take a coat when it’s cold outside. Although I don’t have children yet, I’ve been around enough of them to know that they often do not follow the directions or precautions you give them, no matter how many times you repeat yourself. So why is that? Are they just choosing to ignore you? Or is there something different about the functioning of their brain that makes it difficult for them to plan… Continue

Added by Amy Webb on April 29, 2009 at 11:16am — No Comments

Moms Need Forgiveness Too ~ by Holly Schurter

It's more than just being testy after a bad day. As moms, we've all experienced days that go something like this: The morning starts off with spilled milk and sticky crumbs on the kitchen floor, progresses to tomato juice dumped on the carpet, includes a stopped-up sink and a visit to the emergency room, and finishes up with the dog meeting a skunk. Throw in a call from your husband telling you he's bringing company home for dinner--"just something casual, hon."



That's a bad day, and… Continue

Added by Denise Edmondson on April 17, 2009 at 1:32pm — No Comments

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