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Fun Facts For Kids About Food
See below: The same as any internet use by kids. Monitor the site. You need to know what they are posting and who they friend. Also, they should never give out any personal information, such as address, phone number, etc. ...Read more
Cartoons and health: I am not aware of any but try talking to ur pedaitrican to see if they have some books they can laon you. Berenstein bears series had good teahign concepts, that i used for my kids. ...Read more
Any good healthy recipes for a overweight child besides exercise, i'm talking about food (don't like veggies) any way to make it fun?
Fun food: Depending on the age of the child, you can get them interested in cooking and food preparation. Show them how to mix ingredients in a bowl. Older children can cut up vegetables and other ingredients. Gradually, involve them in the actual cooking, with close supervision. Also, you can sneak vegetable puree into various foods- ie. Pureed squash goes well in macaroni and cheese. They'll never know! ...Read more
Books for Teens: Many of my parents have found great help in a series of books by lynda madaras. There is a "what's happening to my body" for boys & a separate one for girls. They cover the issues from different perspectives but cover it all. It should be available thru your bookstore or at e-mail sales@newmarketpress.Com. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Imagination in children is a very important part of childhood. Santa claus and the easter bunny are "lovable" characters and as the child grows and discovers the truth, he finds it amusing usually. It is all part of the fun of a family growing togetherf in a loving lifestyle. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Non-fried foods: Restaurant foods are often not made to be healthy but are made to taste good so customers will return. That means restaurant foods will have more oil, more salt, or more sugar than home-made foods. Grilled chicken breast is good, but usually the menu item is fried chicken strips. Spaghetti with red sauce is ok, unless the sauce is too oily. A hamburger without mayo; with steamed veggies is ok. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
A hoax: Vaccine haters in the 80's told us they caused cp, in the 90's crib death & now autism. Court testimony revealed a money making hoax behind the MMR scare and the dr lost his license to practice. The vaccines have been the single best lifesaver for kids in a hundred years. They are safe and effective as offered. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fruits, granola: You can make a variety of fruit snacks, or veggie snacks with a bit of dressing, or have your kids pick out items to make their own granola mixes. Plain air popped pop corn is always fun as you can add different accent spices on them to keep it healthy. ...Read more
Should grandparents take over parenting for children whose biological parents cannot care for them? @drpam
It depends: There are so many factors that may affect the decision. It depends on the health of the grandparents. If it happens, looking to get support from others in the family is very important. The age of the children may also be a factor. This is a long-term commitment. Many times the grandparents can be stressed. Making sure there is adequate financial support is also important. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Am dating online, and they keep playing mind games. Why do they enjoy this type of childish behavior?
Bad idea: Never put your trust in someone until you know them well including their background .You are playing with your life. ...Read more
Should parents ask their teens to tell them about kids with dangerous behavior, drugs, weapons? Should they alert authorities or kids' parents? @drpam
Be honest: It is amazing what kids understand these days. Be honest. Your kids will get a better understanding of you and learn to cope with the difficulties of real life. If you lie or hide it, they will probably pick up in it. As you go through this time your relationship with your children will likely grow as well. ...Read more
What are some good resources for Aspergers! 17 year old cousin recently diagnosed and want to learn more about it!
Inet: Try usautism.com or nationalautismassociation.org.Get a more detailed answer ›
Why do people keep talking about children suffering autism spectrum disorders? What about all the other kids?
Good point: Kids with autism have "spikes" in development, leading us to feel that if we could "unlock" the child's brain, he might function independently as an adult, whereas kids with other genetic & medical neurodevelopmental disorders tend to have less dramatic splits in their cognitive abilities. Also, many genetic & epigenetic causes are known, but no single known "trigger" that precipitates symptoms. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Alkaline foods: Learn about epigenomes you can turn them on by eating foods that supply methyl groups - here is to learn more - http://learn.Genetics.Utah.Edu/content/epigenetics/. ...Read more
Why do lots of my boomer friends look a lot heavier than their parents did at their age? Food? Exercise? Other?
Many reasons.: Thanks to vaccines & antibiotics, baby boomers are living longer & perhaps healthier with less infectious disease/illnesses. Chronic disease are developing later in age. Quality of life is much improved-less disability. Perhaps we should indeed thank medical technology and improve nutrition/public health initiatives (less tobacco use). Unfortunately, statistics reveal more obesity/sedentary ways. ...Read more
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