Have you watched a baby being born? Is there anything more incredible? For at least one comparison, I think of the long checklist and thousands of procedures that have to go right in order to get a space shuttle flight launched. If we only knew, my guess is that the birth of a baby has just about as many if not ore system that have to work and be switched on and off in a coordinated fashion to make that happen. Think about it. The baby breathes and gulps placental fluid, is provided all life-support intravenously through the umbilical cord, is constantly held tightly, hears every breath and stomach gurgle from mom and lives in a dark warm world. Then, in a relatively short period of time, baby’s head has to go through six very specific maneuvers as it gets properly positioned in the birth canal. It has to engage, descend and flex, rotate internally, then extend, restore the angle, and rotate externally. During the maneuvers, the cervix has to dilate or efface, and the uterus contracts rhythmically, going top to bottom, as if milking the baby down. Hormone and nerve systems are busy. After some tortuous squeezing, we can have a successful birth. Baby is suddenly out into the blinding lights of the real world – it is much colder, noises are much louder, it has to quickly switch over to its own breathing system, and the nutrition systems are now different. The placenta has to be birthed, mother starts producing milk, and baby learns to feed in a new way. A lot of programmed physiology takes place at every birth. I simply can’t imagine the complexity of the checklist it would require. I am not sure even if we know all the steps involved.
Overweight people who squeeze themselves into too-small pants may be aggravating an otherwise silent abdominal hernia.
In a letter published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, Dr. Octavio Bessa, Jr. of Stamford, Connecticut, said that eight out of his ten patients complained of bloating and abdominal discomfort. These patients tended to wear pants at least three inches smaller than their waists. After he advised them to wear larger pants and use suspenders, the symptom disappeared.
The pressure from wearing tight pants can aggravate hiatal hernia. In this case, the stomach is pushed up through the opening of the diaphragm.
After two months vacation and about few days from now, my older brother will be leaving once again for Riyadh to work and support his family financially; to cope up with their daily expenditures, with their lifestyle. He’s making the sacrifices of not being able to be with his family for a long time just to make sure that he’s able to provide them a better future.
Security came out as an essential concern because to the distance between him and his family. When he and his family visited us, my husband was able to discuss to him how he got us all get a term life insurance. He also had discussed to him how important it is to have insurance.
Wholesale insurance has been a great advisor since 1972. My brother got interested with the types of insurances and would like to get some quotes and so we refer him to visit the site. Now he’s thinking of security. Life insurance gives us comfort and can make us courageous in facing the future.
In a world where tomorrow’s discovery makes yesterday’s breakthrough obsolete, parents cannot help wondering as they watch their children careening into the future.
If society maintains its present rate of change, what will their children’s world be like twenty years from now? As traditional values continue to break down, what rules will guide their children as they face challenges yet undreamed of? And as they stand on the threshold of an uncertain future, what should parents do to help them prepare?
Parents should accept as natural their concern about the future of their offspring. It is doubtless prompted by a fervent hope that today’s children develop into tomorrow’s happy and successful adults. But parents can do more than just wonder. They can teach their children a simple goal-setting process that shows them how to achieve success and how to reap the many bonuses that accompany success.
The ability to set and attain realistic goals has far-reaching implications. Because success is the ultimate confidence-builder, the child who establishes goals and works to achieve them reaps the invaluable benefit of greater self-esteem. Each successive achievement generates the momentum to set and attain newer and more challenging goals.
The process is gloriously self-reinforcing. Each success brings a wealth of positive reactions from others, and each compliment or pat on the back contributes to a child’s belief in himself. The end product is a child who grows more confident and secure with each new achievement. And a secure, confident child is far better equipped to deal with the occasional disappointments and losses that are an inevitable part of life.
Goal-setting can be taught to elementary school children and refined to meet their changing needs as they move on to high school. Considering a child’s developmental timetable, 8 years of age is an ideal time for parents to introduce the goal-setting process. The typical 8-year-old is beginning to grasp the concept of cause and effect, and will be capable of understanding that certain desired actions may lead to certain desired ends. In addition to being intellectually ready, the 8-year-old’s differentiation between fantasy and reality has become more firmly established. This enables the child to choose goals that are more realistic and attainable than those a younger child might select.
My aunt really had a tough time with one of her sons. At first she was afraid to confront him though she really felt that something strange is going on. She started noticing her son’s attitude and behavior change unconstructively and was really convinced at that time that her son was experimenting with either alcohol or drugs. Scared that she might hurt her son if she’ll confront him, she failed to address the matter until she receive a call from the school that her son has been missing school and is failing in most of his class.
Her son has been dependent to drugs and worst before she knew it her precious one has turned alcoholic. Without her knowledge her son sneaks out at night for some alcohol. This was the time that they finally took an action of sending their son to the best drug rehabilitation centers to save him from the wrong lifestyle that he is becoming accustomed. He has got a long-term rehabilitation and was sent to an institution away from home and from his friends.
Every time I think of what my cousin went through when he was dealing with his drug and alcohol dependence I get sick to my stomach; he looked horrible and all sunken in and skinny. Good thing he has gotten into a Native American rehab and realized that his life before drug and alcohol dependence was a happy one and that drugs and alcohol has changed him differently. So far things turned out right for my cousin. He has been rehabilitated and has turned away from drugs and alcohol even before it took a toll on him. Drug and alcohol abuse is not an uncomplicated fix, but it isn’t a terminal disease that you have to live with perpetually. If you find the right drug and alcohol treatment center, a person’s life, choices and actions can be turned around. After all, drug dependence and alcoholism is just a choice.
Monitoring babies’ weight is important in determining babies’ health. That is why it is widely implemented that this clinical practice of weighing babies should be administered adequately to monitor babies’ physical well being. My friend who’s a pediatrician once told me that if measurements of weight are accurate and the counts of weight gain are plotted appropriately, the resulting profile can be sensibly interpreted and becomes a valuable method of monitoring health. Possibly the greatest benefit is that the mothers have the opportunity to discuss any anxieties about the baby’s health.
As a mother I concerned myself about my baby’s health. Every month I bring my baby to his pediatrician for regular check up. I get to monitor his weight as he grows since we have him weighed in scales every time we come for check up. I especially like the digital baby scale that the pediatrician use most of the time. I just find it so accurate. Now that my baby has grown into a toddler, we don’t visit the doctor as often as before. I thought of checking the store for scales so that I would be able to weigh my son even at home. I thought of asking my brother in law a copy of weigh chart to monitor my precious one’s health.
My in-laws were very much into music. My husband once relates that his mom had bought them 4 guitars and hang it at the living room for them to learn to play the guitar at there own will anytime they want. But none of them found the interest in playing the instrument maybe because mom and dad did not hire a private tutor to teach them how to play it. The case was that, should they desire to play it, they have to look for a friend to teach them how to play guitar. Nevertheless, though none of them became instrumentalist, all of them turned out to be musicians. They all can sing. They developed good voices and they are into choir and a cappella groups.
As parents one of our duties is to train and to expose our children to activities that would develop their personality. We should be looking for one that would help our children boost self-confidence such as getting them to music class and get them to develop some talents. Parent should be guiding their children to a successful life. Some of our kids may have not discovered yet their talents and so parent may have to make the first move of getting them to learn things such as bringing them to music schools and get them to play instruments such as the guitar.
The guitar might be one of the most challenging instruments that our children may learn to play. Parent may look for guitar lessons for kids that are simply good and affordable. As our kids develops their talents in music they also develops their intellects as it has been proven by numerous studies that children who are into music have good reasoning ability and are most likely to excel in academics. Since music is the language of the soul as they say, then kids who plays good music plays a melodious souls. So get kids to music now and start it with a guitar.
Posted in Child's Interest, Child's Training, Discipline, Nurture, Parent responsibility, Recreation, development
Tagged Guitar, Guitar lesson, learning music, music, music lesson
I want to share this story because of the wonderful lesson it brings to our daily life.
One day the father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to the country; he wanted to show his son how poor some people can be. They spent a couple days and nights on the farm of what would be considered a very poor family. As they were returning home, the father asked the boy, “How was the trip?”
“It was great, Dad.”
“Did you see how poor people can be?”
“So what did you learn from the trip?”
The boy said, “I saw that we have one dog, and they have four. We have a pool that reaches to the middle of our yard, and they have a creek that ahs no end. At night we imported lanterns, and they have the stars.
“Our patio reaches to the front yard, and they have the whole horizon. We have a small piece of land to live on, and they have fields that go beyond our sight. We have servants who serve us, but they serve others.
“We buy our foods, but they grow theirs. We have walls around our property to protect us. They have friends to protect them. “
Then the boy added, Thanks, Dad, for showing me how poor we are!”
Too many times we forget what we have and concentrate on what we don’t have. One person’s worthless object is another’s prized possession. It’s all based on one’s perspective. Makes you wonder what would happen if we all gave thanks to God for all the bounty He has provided instead of worrying about wanting more.
Posted in Family Bonding, Family Life, Guidance, Love, Nurture, Parent responsibility, Recreation
Tagged Family Bonding, nice story, perspective, Recreation, trip, wonderful lesson
On the tenth month infants or babies starts to understand some simple word and phrases, so it is very important that we, mothers should keep on talking to our babies. Mother should have patterns in teaching babies to imitate words like repeating words constantly. While baby talk is so cute to listen to, we should also keep in mind that this is the point where our babies learn the right way to talk. So if possible talk and pronounce words correctly so for our babies to learn things the right way. The pronunciation should be correct and conversation can be encouraging your baby to develop his language skills. At this age baby can stand without a support by holding the hard object, possibility letting go and stand without the support. Baby can take step when held in a walking position.
My little baby boy is now on his tenth month. Day by day he slows his improvements especially with his communication skills. He can stand alone, every now and then he masters his balance. Every time he get near to a stable support, he holds, stand and let go, then stand for a minute or two. He also focuses on watching his favorite educational video. We let him watch Barney. He loves to crab on books and things that attract him. He also imitates actions. My baby surprises me every now and then with his development and I can’t wait what he has for me when he gets 11 months.
Posted in Baby Care, Child's Training, Family Life, Family Life and motherhood, Monthly activity, Mother and Child Relationship, Nurture, Parent responsibility, development
Tagged development, language development, sign language, Ten Months old baby