Archive for November, 2010
In the world’s poorest countries, thousands of children die every day from poverty-related causes. It is estimated that a death occurs every four seconds. It is a horrifying thought, when most of us in the West have so much.
Some people suggest that a good way of helping is by adopting a child in need. When people adopt a child, a boy or girl can be brought from Africa, Asia or South America to a new life in the United States.
There is a very effective way to help children in need that does not involve such profound and lifelong cultural changes. More >
Newborns are supposed to wake up at least two to three hours a night due to their bodily needs. Many parents are warned of this nocturnal aspect of parenting and they have learned to accept that maybe up to two years old, their child may wake up in the middle of the night for a bottle or to go to the toilet. There are products a newborn baby needs to ensure that they sleep well or well enough so that their parents will not have to stay up the whole night.
The products a newborn baby needs to sleep well enough More >
Autism can be defined as an abnormal absorption with the self, which is marked by communication disorders and short attention span and inability to treat others as people. It drastically affects a person’s behavior with others as well as with self. The person suffering from autism is unable to relate to the world or comprehend it. An autistic often suffers from learning disabilities.
Most reputable scientists now believe that autism has existed throughout the history of humankind. Some have speculated that ancient legends about “changelings” are actually stories of children with autism. Celtic mythology is redolent with stories of elves More >
Despite the nobility of the law, it cannot be disputed that in any disagreement, there is a side that receives the lesser justice. The law will always try to treat all parties fairly, but it is the context in which some of the laws are crafted that may produce the seeming inequality of a decision against one of the parties. This is sometimes observed in divorce proceedings in which many decisions are often given in favor of the female spouse.
The bias seems to stem from the assumptions used as a basis of the decision. There was a time when taking More >
Possibly one of the most heart breaking moments in one’s life is when you lose someone you love. The pain and the difficult situations and circumstances it brings can give you hell. And as basic as funeral thank you note can give you a reason to cry your eyes out. More than the physical loss of your loved one, you also have to go through the emotional stage of denial and then acceptance. Even if the death is already foreseen or inevitable, to actually loss the person is still magnanimous monumental in pain.
The emotional aspect of losing the person can drive More >
A rush of emotions. A little stick. Will it be pink! Or blue? Who should you tell first? What do you do now?
Pregnancy can be a wonderful experience that is full of excitement and love and anxiety and tension. There are a lot of decisions to be made and you must face the realization (whether it’s your first or your 12th) that life will never be the same.
Once you have the details of the actual delivery, the who (midwife or doctor), what (your baby), where (home birth, birthing clinic or hospital) and when (determining your due date) down, you can More >
About 7% of U.S. children have ADD/ADHD. In some counties, 10% of children are on ADD/ADHD medication. Let’s take a closer look at the definition, symptoms and treatment of ADD/ADHD.
ADD (Attention-Deficient Disorder)
Defined as an individual who is markedly inattentive, disorganized, distracted and forgetful. Low self-esteem and underachiever are common.
ADD Symptoms includes:
* Difficulties listening, even when his/her name being called * Difficulties in paying attention to details * Difficulties in paying continuous attention * Difficulties in organizing a task * Difficulties in doing tasks which requires mental efforts * Easily distracted * Difficulties remembering * Difficulties in maintaining ownership over materials
In More >
How to Have a Successful Marriage: Characteristics to get rid of marriage problems, Part 3: Identifying & Fulfilling Your Needs.
The next essential characteristic necessary to help you resolve your marriage problems involves learning to identify and meet your own needs in HEALTHY, APPROPRIATE, & EFFECTIVE avenues, instead of avoiding.
What this means to you as you try to get rid of the problems in your marriage is this, everyone is unhappy and dissatisfied in their marriage for one primary reason, whether they admit it or not, or if they’re even aware of it or not – their needs have been frutstrated More >
Two days ago I was dining at a restaurant. Some drama occurred across the table caught my attention. I observed a mother with a 7 year old boy. When the mother says “Stop jumping around’, the boy didn’t listen. Next, the mother says “Don’t litter’, the boy ignored and threw the tissue on the floor. The mother picked it up. Next, the mother said “Don’t walk away, we’re eating here’. The boy continued to ignore and ran beyond sight. The mother grabbed their food and her handbag chased after him.
Does this situation sounds familiar? Ever wonder why kids don’t listen? More >
Good marriages are the backbone of happy and healthy families. Keeping marriages strong and working through challenges successfully can help a family thrive.
Marriages are constantly faced with challenges today. Whether it is communication problems, infidelity, parenting, substance abuse, or loss of a family member, marriage counseling has many benefits.
Not only does marriage counseling help in working through problems, it enhances relationships and opens up lines of communication. One of the most common complaints of couples is that they do not feel heard or understood by their partners.
A marriage therapist can help couples communicate in such a way More >