In the second of a two part column, we will review the effects of sugar on your child's body and make suggestions to reduce daily sugar intake.
It can be difficult to think straight when your crying child shakes you awake in the middle of the night frightened and tearful by a nightmare or the monster she knows for sure has taken up residence in her closet or under her bed.
Are you a committed parent? Do you place family first? Is your success at home as important as the success you achieve in other areas of your life?
by Michele Borba, Ed.D
My 19-month-old son is normally a very happy child -- very playful, always laughing or singing or just babbling. In my opinion he is very smart for his age. He can count to 20, knows his abc's and lots of songs to his favorite cartoon shows and nursery rhymes.
Recently, a friend mentioned that schools are encouraging children to sneeze on their arm sleeve instead of their hand. The old adage "cover your mouth when you sneeze" takes on a new perspective. Now to demonstrate, instead of using a cupped hand, one would need to sweep your entire arm across your face. The 21st century sneeze.
In an effort to influence Caitlin's behavior in the grocery store, her father told her, "If you don't stop that. I'm going to leave you here." Following Mack's confession that he had helped himself to recently baked cookies, his mother scolded him, "You ought to be ashamed of yourself."
I didn't know for sure that she had swallowed something, but from the way she was struggling I knew there was something massively wrong. Her eyes started going back in her head and she was going limp. I immediately said, "Let's go! We're going to the hospital now!"
What should a 14-month-old baby be eating?
Hi. My 14-month-old son, who has a dairy allergy, is a very picky eater. I know fats are good for babies so I've been trying to get him to eat veggies cooked in olive oil, peanut butter, etc. But he hates veggies, squishes his PBJs and loathes avocado. He thrives on crackers and other dry foods (has some texture issues as well). How can I get fats into him?
As parents, time is our most valuable resource, our most precious commodity. Most important, when it comes to your children, finding the time for them will not only benefit their development but, particularly for us fathers, can make all the difference about how we feel about what is of real value and meaning in life.