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Are Indian Kids So Small Because Their Moms Are Vegetarian
No: Size is a matter of perspective. Many would say that american kids are so large because many american children are fed in an unhealthy manner, and because they don't get enough exercise. Overall, across all countries, as sanitation and child nutrition has improved, so has the average adult height increased. A balanced vegetarian diet can produce normal growth in children from any country. ...Read more
Very bad lower back pain when i walk for more than 15 minutes. Not even carrying or pushing anything. Mom of 3 small kids so used to normal excersises?
Mom needs to lose wt: 43 F from CT says my Mom is owverwith and needs to lose wt.Vegetarian. What should she eat? She need so use the app Loseit and set calories to 500 less than what she needs to maintain weight. Should lose about 1 lb a week. Very simple in concept. difficult in execution. Keep us posted. Keep us posted. ...Read more
Is a vegan diet healthy for kids? I became a vegetarian when i was a young teenager. More recently i turned vegan because i was having health problems caused by dairy. Because i became a vegetarian when i was so young, i never learned how to cook meat. I
Whether : Whether to eat meat or dairy is a personal choice. With that said - to have a balanced diet, a vegan needs to have a significant knowledge base. Vegan diets are often low on vitamin b 12, calcium, vitamin d, iron and other nutrients. If these are not obtained through the diet, there needs to be appropriate forms of supplementation. If you plan to raise your children as vegans, i really suggest you thoroughly educate yourself on the matter. It takes much more careful planning for your kids to fill their nutritional requirements if they are vegans. I would also suggest you work with a good nutritionist, to ensure that children's nutritional requirements are met. A possible option could be a primarily vegan diet with some dairy and /or meat supplementation. Raising children on a vegan diet is not child abuse. It can however, be trickier than a vegetarian diet or eating that includes fish and meat. If you are not vegan based on moral issues and your main concern is about cooking separate meals- how about making the same basic meals for the whole family and augmenting the children's meals to ensure that their intake is balanced? ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See below: Spoiling has consequences that go beyond the immediate trouble of managing an unruly, spoiled child. It sets up patterns that can last a lifetime. Spoiled kids have not learned to work for something that they really want. There is no work ethic- no lesson to really strive for something. They get what they want through manipulation, they develop a dysfunctional way of relating to people-parents. ...Read more
Hard to say: Single moms have a harder time trying to do the work of two parents. Does it matter who is more devoted? Your kids are the ones that matter...It is not a contest, and if you are giving all you can as a single mom or not, then that is all that is important to your child. Do your best everyday and everything else will fall in to place. ...Read more
So many kids have single moms by choice (professional older moms). What should I tell my kids about that?
Respect: The answer for these types of questions is that there are many different styles of behavior practiced by different people.They can be different in religion, dietary preferences, dress, culture, race, and lifestyle.We respect this, but practice and believe what we think is important. ...Read more
See below: Depending on the age of our kids, worries could be different. It's ok to worry about kids. We as parents always worry. The question is -- does your worry interfere with their functioning? Are you letting your kids experience the world? Establish an open communication with them, be empathetic, but remember you need to parent as well. Consider taking some parenting classes and counseling. Good luck! ...Read more