Life is full of disappointments whether it’s a trip to the beach that is ruined by rain or a trip to the ice cream store that yields no more chocolate chunk ice cream. Our first instinct as parents is to shield our children from life’s letdowns. However, in doing so, we are keeping our children from developing some important skills and coping mechanisms.…Continue
When you first find out you're pregnant, so many thoughts go through your head. I worried about the baby "sticking" (had a previous miscarriage), finances, and of course the usual "I hope s/he has ten fingers and ten toes."
The kiddo was born and for nine months we had a blissful time. At ten months old, things changed. He started to have tiny seizures and was spitting up…
I had one of those rare mom-affirming moments the other day. I gave my kids smoothies made from an instant smoothie mix that you find in the freezer department. I never buy that stuff, but we were on week two of
"soft" diet for my daughter after tonsil surgery and I was out of ideas. So, I used a free item coupon and made the kids fake smoothies. Guess what? They hated them. Even my youngest, who would eat straight sugar for every meal if allowed, hated them. They all…
Added by Cristie Ritz King on October 11, 2010 at 8:00pm — No Comments
Teaching our children healthy habits at a young age are not only the proper thing to do as a responsible parent, it is critical in raising healthy children. My 2 boys have been attending stroller classes, and mommy and me fitness classes since they were born. They now beg my husband to “workout” with them on the weekends! Now, this obviously does not entail lifting weights or running on a…Continue
Added by Michael P. Carson, MD on October 4, 2010 at 1:02pm — No Comments