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Any facebook tips for kids safety?

Any facebook tips for kids safety?

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

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What kind of cartoons do you like for teaching kids about health?

What kind of cartoons do you like for teaching kids about health?

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

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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?

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

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Good resources for talking to my child about puberty?

Good resources for talking to my child about puberty?

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 more

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Should parents encourage kids to believe in fantasy characters like easter bunny?

Should parents encourage kids to believe in fantasy characters like easter bunny?

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 more

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What are healthy options for my kids on kids restaurant menus?

What are healthy options for my kids on kids restaurant menus?

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 more

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Are baby vaccinations safe? I read about the dangers but are they facts or myths?

Are baby vaccinations safe? I read about the dangers but are they facts or myths?

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 more

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Should I worry about cloned foods for kids?

Yes: Genetically modified organism (gmo) foods have been altered to make them "better". There are numerous studies now showing how gmo foods can impair our digestion and create health issues. It is best to avoid gmo foods as much as possible. ...Read more

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What are some good-tasting, healthy after school snacks for children?

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

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Should grandparents take over parenting for children whose biological parents cannot care for them? @drpam

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 more

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What's a good way for us to educate people more about good nutrition?

What's a good way for us to educate people more about good nutrition?

TV: Use tv commercial time to educate people instead of junk food commercials. Use video games to educate people about nutrition and healthy choices as well. Have a class in school that teaches a segment on nutrition starting in first grade and thereafter. ...Read more

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Am dating online, and they keep playing mind games. Why do they enjoy this type of childish behavior?

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

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Should parents ask their teens to tell them about kids with dangerous behavior, drugs, weapons? Should they alert authorities or kids' parents? @drpam

Teach: We need to teach our teens that alerting responsible people about dangerous potential is the responsible, safe thing to do.And is not "ratting" on your friends.This is a change to generations of teenage behavior. ...Read more

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How would talk to my spoiled kid about layoffs and tough financial times?

How would   talk to my spoiled kid about layoffs and tough financial times?

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

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Why do people keep talking about children suffering autism spectrum disorders? What about all the other kids?

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 more

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Healthy eating: what are the best online resources to learn about healthy foods and products?

Healthy eating: what are the best online resources to learn about healthy foods and products?

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

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Why do lots of my boomer friends look a lot heavier than their parents did at their age? Food? Exercise? Other?

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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Help a nervous parent with advice about talking to kids about sex?

Help a nervous parent with advice about talking to kids about sex?

Discuss open: I would suggest first thing to ask the childrens what is their understanding of sexual life. All depends on their level of understanding. Dont be afraid to ask for help, a primary care doctor can be really helpfull in helping counseling the childrens in this area. ...Read more