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What Do I Do When My Child Has A Tantrum In The Grocery Store
Calm and assertive: Get down on his level and let him know what you need and expect out of him BEFORE you enter the store. Then if behavior isn't as expected follow thru with a pre-determined action, i.e. taking him to the car for a couple minutes. Most important - be prepared to leave if behavior is bad - don't allow bad behavior or reward it just because you have errands or are embarrassed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Before you go, tell: your child what behavior you want, the reward for complying & the consequence for not, at his language level. Make short trips to " catch him being good." If he tantrums, pick him up from behind; don't talk or make eye contact ; put him in time out in the car, if cool. Stay outside the car with your back turned. When he's quiet, set timer for 1 min/yr of age. Go back in, repeat till he quits. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: I agree with dr. Carroll. Infectious forms of bronchitis are transmitted via airborne particles. This would be especially prevalent in situations where the air is recirculated. Airplanes, closed buildings, etc. Would be examples of this situation. I always get concerned when one passenger in an airplane is coughing because 70-80% of the air in a plane is recirculated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No such thing: Claims that some particular item is a "superfood" is entertainment. They're lying to you. You don't see the NIH cafeteria offering "superfoods" and trust me, the research piranhas know the score. Avoid the very greasy, very sugary, and very salty stuff. Choose a good variety, don't overeat, and recognize that physical fitness is far more important in the long run than food choices. ...Read more
Whole foods: Avoid prepackaged foods, try to go for whole foods ( usually in the periphery of the supermarket ). Hope you have a wonderful culinary experience. ...Read more
Is it bad not to wash organic carrots from the grocery store if they have dirt/soil on what are health risks?
Yes!!! All produce: should be thoroughly rinsed & cleaned with a vegetable scrubber. I prefer this to peeling since many nutrients are on the skin. Also remove the outer leaves of cabbage and other leaf veggies & cut the bottoms off. I usually wait until I'm about ready to prepare produce to rinse it; otherwise the moisture makes it soggy. Contaminated produce can cause food-borne illness & exposure to pesticides. ...Read more
Is stevia safer than similar products at the grocery store? Is stevia from different companies very different, or the same?
How to diet on a budget? I dont really know healthy things to buy at the grocery store. I want to loose about 12 pounds and get healthy
Healthy food: The best way to see what foods are good, not so good, and bad can be found on the Internet as "NuVal". This will list 100 items with the dietary value ranging from zero (very bad) to 100 (very good). You will not find these numbers on any item in the food store but print the list of 100 items and take it with you. ...Read more
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