Daily Archives April 26, 2015

Common Household Products That Can Poison Your Chi

Common Household Products That Can Poison Your Children

by: Reverend Brenda Hoffman

In the United States alone, someone is poisoned every few seconds. 40% of these cases involve children under the age of 3. 50% of these cases involve children under the age of 6. For this reason, it is important to lock up household chemicals in a high cabinet that is out of the reach of children. In 75% of these cases, the poison was a common household product (ie prescription drugs, non-prescription pain killers, vitamins, cosmetics, personal care and cleaning products, house plants, tobacco products and alcohol). Here is a simple check list to use within your home.
Bathroom: medicines, toilet cleaners, antibacterial cleaners, air fresheners, drain cleaners, mold and mildew remover, and some cosmetics.
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The Offspring of Aeolus – On the Incest Taboo

The Offspring of Aeolus – On the Incest Taboo

by: Sam Vaknin, Ph.D.

Incest is not such a clear-cut matter as it has been made out to be over millennia of taboos. Many participants claim to have enjoyed the act and its physical and emotional consequences. It is often the result of seduction. In some cases, two consenting and fully informed adults are involved. Many types of relationships, which are defined as incestuous, are between genetically unrelated parties (a stepfather and a daughter), or between fictive kin or between classificatory kin (that belong to the same matriline or patriline). In certain societies (the American Indians or the Chinese) it is sufficient to carry the same family name (=to belong to the same clan) and marriage is forbidden...

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Spelling Games

Spelling Games

by: Benetta Strydom

The following spelling games can be used by parents to reinforce spelling in children:
SPELLING GAME 1: USE BOARD GAMES, SUCH AS MONOPOLY
Play any game that is normally played with dice with the child — Monopoly, for example. The parent can continue to move her token forward in the normal way by throwing the dice, but the child must orally spell a word to move forward.
To select words that can be used, the parent can use words from the child’s schoolwork that he often misspells. She must make word cards of these words. It is best to use not fewer than 20 words and not more than 30. When playing a board game, the same 20-30 words can be used, or if the child already knows how to spell them, other words can be selected...

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Back-to-School success: Support your Child with Fe

Back-to-School success: Support your Child with Feng Shui

by: Vicky White

Fall is almost here in the Northern Hemisphere, and back-to-school energy is everywhere. The malls are full of harried parents and children in tow, in search of the perfect new outfit for the school year.
By using Feng Shui to give them a bedroom makeover you’ll have more impact on your child’s energy, learning and creativity than any new outfit could.
Just as for adults, harmonious energy in a child’s bedroom encourages good study habits, promotes greater success in school and creates well-adjusted children.
Top 10 Feng Shui tips for your child’s success and well-being
Set an intention to co-create a simple and cozy room. Fill it full of symbols representing possibility and imagination...

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Care For Your Bedwetting Child’s Skin

Care For Your Bedwetting Child’s Skin

by: Jan Nicholas

Bedwetting has few serious side effects, but one of the physical discomforts it may cause is skin problems. Urine is a mix of fluid and waste chemicals from the body. When left on skin for a few hours in the night, it can irritate. Skin may appear red initially, and may turn sore and flaky if the skin is not treated. The skin will also thicken if the irritation is not treated, eventually turning wrinkled and pale. Although not dangerous, this type of skin irritation can be very painful for a child.
Skin problems can affect any child who wets the bed, but the problem is more aggravated in those who wet the bed often and in those who wear absorbent products to collect the urine. Genitals and buttocks can be affected...

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Integrate Fun and Learning with PC Games

Integrate Fun and Learning with PC Games

by: Steve Hall

Children are always up for a good game. Well, who isn’t? Pretend that you are back in school. For the rest of the class period you have two choices as to how you can spend your time. Option #1 is to struggle through endless arithmetic and English worksheets without any feedback except for a stamp that says “Great Job!” Option #2 is to work on the same arithmetic and English content, but on a computer. Yes, you can play a computer game to learn your numbers and verbs. Which option would you choose? Which option would children most likely choose? Option #2 of course!
Using computer software in education is not a new concept...

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Teething Symptoms and How to Treat Them

Teething Symptoms and How to Treat Them

by: Leroy Chan

Teething is what your baby experiences when her first set of teeth begins to appear.
Some babies will go through this event without a problem. However, other babies will experience discomfort.
To tell when your baby is about to enter this phase of growth, this article describes the teething symptoms to be aware of. Then if you think your baby is experiencing these symptoms, some pain relieving remedies and guidelines will be presented to help you soothe your baby.
What Are The Teething Symptoms?
To determine if your baby is teething, ask yourself a few questions. Does she appear to be fussier? Is she crying at night? Does she cling to you? Is she dribbling or drooling in excessive amounts? Is she chewing on her fingers or objects?

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The Rejection is a Masked Deprivation

The Rejection is a Masked Deprivation

by: Nilesh Gore

Parents rejection of the child, though unintentional, is also shown in various ways, like physical neglect, denial of love and affection, lack of interest in the child’s activities, interests and achievement, harsh or inconsistent punishment, failure to spend time with the child, or any kind of a activity of apparent which keeps child away.
Parent’s rejection can be partial or complete, passive or active and subtly or overtly heartless. To keep the child in a crèche (pre-school, etc.) is also a form of rejection.
Rejection manifests in the child in the form of excessive fear, shyness, aggressiveness, thumb sucking, bed-wetting, depression, temper tantrums, lying, stealing, slow, conscience development, low self-esteem, feeling of ...

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Can Your Child Ride Or Skate Safely?

Can Your Child Ride Or Skate Safely?

by: News Canada

(NC)-Riding a bike, scooter, skateboard or using in-line skates is great for kids. These activities help build physical fitness, motor skills and self-esteem. But the number one cause of injuries is loss of control of the equipment. Safe Kids Canada recommends that children wear helmets and other safety gear, and that parents check children’s abilities to make sure they are able to:
Keep their balance.
Control their speed.
Ride or skate in a straight line.
Turn without losing control or falling.
Stop without losing control or falling.
Notice other people or objects, and avoid running into them.
Check over the shoulder without losing control or swerving.
For more information about safety on wheels, call Safe Kids Canada at 1 888 SAFE TIPS...

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Parents – Who’s Looking Out For You?

Parents – Who’s Looking Out For You?

by: Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

I couldn’t stop thinking about Marcy after my phone session with her. I was really worried about her.
“Marcy, “ I had said in our session, “Your voice sounds drained of energy and your life force feels really low. What’s going on?”
“I just have no time for myself at all. It seems like between work and driving my kids to all their activities, there’s nothing left. I’m feeling really discouraged – like I’m never going to get to do anything with my life for me. It all seems to be for everyone else. Sometimes I feel like I’m dying – and sometimes I even want to die.”
This was not good. Something had to change – and soon.
As we explored the problem, it became apparent that Marcy was doing way more for her ki...

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