Archive for the ‘Parenting’ Category

Parenting a Century from Today, Part 2

Monday, October 15th, 2012

Good listening skills are the most important, and it is no wonder that our creator gave us one mouth and two ears! It is best to turn up our listening sensitivity, especially during our child’s teen years, when it seems most critical. (more…)

Parenting a Century from Today, Part 1

Friday, October 5th, 2012

After most of the parents of today are gone, say in about 100 years, the things (cars, status, houses, etc.) that seem important today will not really mean too much. The world will be a better place because our children are loved. (more…)

Lowering Lead Levels for Children, Part 2

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

Lead water pipes, or lead-soldered connections in pipes, continue to be an important source of lead contamination in our water. When water sits in pipes for several hours, lead in the pipes or solder leaches out into the water. Infants can become lead poisoned when their formula is prepared with lead-contaminated water from the kitchen faucet. (more…)

Lowering Lead Levels for Children, Part 1

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

The contamination of our world with lead has been a problem since the first humans forged the first metal many thousands of years ago. In the last century, industrialized societies have recognized the hazards of lead poisoning — especially for its young children — and in many areas have reduced lead exposure. (more…)

What Is Oppositional Defiant Disorder?

Saturday, August 27th, 2011

ODD, or Oppositional Defiant Disorder, is a psychiatric condition characterized by a number of problems. It has a very strong link to ADHD as many children with ADHD are also diagnosed with ODD as a co-morbid condition. (more…)