Original Posting at NewlyParents.com here
We were given this list of questions and answers during our last prenatal class, Breathing & Relaxation. We thought you might find them as humorous as we did.
Q: I'm two months pregnant now. When will the baby movie?
A: With any luck, right after he finishes college.
Q: What… Continue
Added by Newly Parents on December 30, 2009 at 10:00am —
The public perception of bullying is that bullies are acting out to cover their own fears. They may indeed be afraid, but accepting this as a reason makes bullies sound like victims of their fears -- like we're supposed to feel sorry for them and not hold them responsible for their abusive actions.
The issue is not whether bullies are afraid. Bullies bully other people to feel powerful around them and to feel power over them. Bullies start out feeling like zeroes, like nobodies. When… Continue
Added by Sadiyya Patel on December 1, 2009 at 7:00am —
Is your child's inappropriate behavior a phase or are you using that as a way to make your child's behavior more acceptable?
Then you need to read -
Inappropriate Behavior - Why Parents Dismiss it as a Phase
Added by Sadiyya Patel on November 30, 2009 at 2:00am —
Does your ex husband spoil the kids rotten? Do you look like the mean one when you try to discipline them? These scenarios are not all that uncommon.
Vicki is the single mother of Alex (12), Ryan (8) and Jessica (6). To make ends meet, she works two jobs—as a receptionist during the week and part-time catering on weekends. She has been divorced from Mike, a supervisor for a building contractor, for two years. Her relationship with Mike is strained at best, hostile at… Continue
Added by Sadiyya Patel on November 26, 2009 at 7:30am —
The Kid’s Gym provides a preschool program where children have the opportunity for individual growth through developmental activities and “play”. All of our Preschool classes are building blocks to enable your child to fall in love with learning. Your child will gain knowledge of letters, numbers, colors, shapes, and how each of these play a part in creating this amazing world of academics we love to share.
A program dedicated to helping your child reach their full potential through… Continue
Added by The Kids Gym on November 23, 2009 at 1:24pm —
If you and your spouse take opposing roles in dealing with your kids, you’re not alone. Many parents take on the roles of “good cop” and “bad cop” in the family. For instance, Dad is the kid’s best buddy, and mom is the nag. Or dad is strict and mom is a sympathizer.
Which “cop” is right? And should you be a cop at all?…
Added by Sadiyya Patel on November 23, 2009 at 6:30am —
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, you might think it is impossible to stick to a healthy eating plan-right? Wrong! Although high calorie foods and holidays go hand in hand, it is 100% possible to stay on track! Do not let the cornucopia of food options weigh you down; it is time to kick off the holiday season right. Follow these tips to ensure you have a happy AND healthy season!
Top 10 Thanksgiving Survival Tips
1. Eat a well-balanced breakfast and lunch before… Continue
Added by Joanna Dolgoff, MD on November 21, 2009 at 1:06pm —
Are you paying the price for your child's defiant behavior? Is your relationship with your spouse strained because of your child's poor behavior?
If you answered yes, then you must read this article
that examines the effects of acting out behavior… Continue
Added by Sadiyya Patel on November 21, 2009 at 1:44am —
I think a lot of parents feel it’s important to explain their reasoning to their children in an attempt to get them to understand. Realize that along the way, wanting your child to understand can easily shift into wanting their approval, or their acceptance of your reasons.
When this happens, parents can get stuck in a dynamic where they're over-explaining things to their children. I personally think that once you’ve given your child a reasonable amount of input, any further… Continue
Added by Sadiyya Patel on November 19, 2009 at 1:02am —
Many parents view their children’s excess weight as an aesthetic issue. They worry their kids won’t be liked in school, won’t be picked in gym, and won’t be pursued by members of the opposite sex. According to the American Institute of Cancer Research, parents have a lot more than looks to be concerned about. New research shows that about 100,500 new cases of cancer are caused by obesity each year.
Obesity is known to cause many deleterious health effects but this study is one of the… Continue
Added by Joanna Dolgoff, MD on November 15, 2009 at 9:41am —
It is important that parents and caretakers have a first aid box and procedure book on hand, in the home, in the event of accidents, illnesses, and emergencies. Here are some natural remedies to disinfect, soothe, and prevent further swelling of bug bites and stings that should be prepared and kept in the first aid box, along with first aid procedure for removing a bee or wasp stinger.
Bug bites are often painful, terribly itchy, and… Continue
Added by Michel Jayne Bigardi on November 12, 2009 at 11:00am —
The following post was posted on my blog http://melner.blogspot.com
. I thought I would share it here:
I had a “nightmare” the other night that I was pregnant (more precisely, in the dream I was told by a nurse that I was pregnant). Now, I use the term ‘nightmare’ loosely, as pregnancy is a wonderful, miraculous thing… and if you want to be pregnant, the news that you are “with child” is met with with joy, happiness, and… Continue
Added by Melissa Werner on November 9, 2009 at 6:01pm —
NOVEMBER UPCOMING EVENTS
November 7th – Our 3rd Annual Fall Festival from 11:00am – 2:00pm
Free open play for all kids, we will have food, a cake walk and lots of holiday specials! This event will be at our facility.
November 14th – South Shores 9th Annual Holiday Boutiques
We will have a booth set up to offer specials on our programs, as well as a tumbling zone for the kids to play in. We will also have an arts and craft center set up for the children to make… Continue
Added by The Kids Gym on November 4, 2009 at 1:02pm —
Personality traits, genetics, and athletic ability combine to influence kids’ attitudes toward participation in sports and other physical activities. Help your kids figure out their fitness personality based on their overall personality to ensure a lifelong love of exercise!
If your child is very social, encourage team sports, dance classes, biking, or skateboarding with a friend. These activities will keep your child active and entertained for hours.
For the introspective… Continue
Added by Joanna Dolgoff, MD on November 2, 2009 at 3:17pm —
Last month, a colleague approached me about exploring the role of acupuncture in weight loss. As a traditional Western medicine physician, I was skeptical about its merits. While many of my patients have used herbs and other holistic treatments, I have never been a believer. But, since I am willing to do anything to help my patients, I decided to use myself as a guinea pig to see if acupuncture was something I should be recommending.
First, I did some research. I wanted to know the… Continue
Added by Joanna Dolgoff, MD on October 19, 2009 at 3:39pm —
I've been asked to re-post this; while it's true that it's easy to scroll down and find it, my friend pointed out that new visitors to the blog might not do so, and another friend said they hadn't seen this one at all. So, since it's a favorite I'm going to repost it.
I also want to add one thought about why kids don't like their parents to dance in front of them. I touched on this in the comments section, but I want to elaborate. Dancing sexualizes a person (I mean, unless you're… Continue
Added by Sarah Reinhardt on October 18, 2009 at 5:03pm —
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 members 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 drug-free birth experience. I say thankfully… Continue
Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on October 15, 2009 at 11:46pm —
I was miraculously alone in my car the other day tuned into CBC, hoping to catch the dreamy voice of long- time crush, Jian Ghomeshi.
Being interviewed was Shane Earle, Mount Cashel Orphanage survivor. Something he said really resonated with me: the way we live each day as an adult is a constant reaction to how we were treated as a child.
That really spoke to me – although the majority of our years are spent as an adult, those childhood years are with us always. We carry… Continue
Added by Julie Cole on October 13, 2009 at 2:43pm —
Our worst fears have finally come true. Overweight teens are dying from heart disease. Pediatricians have long feared that the rising number of severely obese children and teens would soon start to suffer from adult complications of obesity, like heart attacks, strokes, and death. And now it is happening.
According to the St. Louis County medical examiner, a 13-year old football player who collapsed during football practice died as a direct result of “hypertensive cardiovascular… Continue
Added by Joanna Dolgoff, MD on October 12, 2009 at 2:47pm —
I have a story to share with you from a mom who I coached nearly 9 months ago. She sent me a message on Facebook the other day and told me her dilemma..... her son left that morning for school and ended up forgetting his soccer cleats for the big game after school. Now for some moms, this means dropping whatever you have going and running to bring your child the forgotten item in… Continue
Added by Susan Heid on October 1, 2009 at 11:18pm —