When Should You Stop Bathing With Your Kids?At what age is it inappropriate to bathe with your kids? Recently I put this question to a group of parents. One dad answered, "When it's not certain whose pube has floated to the top." A mom chimed in, "When everyone in the tub is reading a copy of The New Yorker." We laughed.
But a conversation about boundaries and private parts didn't end there. One dad wondered what one should do when your two year-old son says, "Daddy, I love your penis so much, I want to kiss it!" It seemed we'd all been there: Parents in bathrooms, showers, tubs with our babies and toddlers answering questions and setting boundaries while trying not to impose shame and anxiety onto the situation.
When I posed the question to Facebook there were a range of responses, most of them began or ended with the caveat, "It's a personal choice."
There were a number of body-positive stories about moms, grandmothers and daughters showering together.
" I showered w/ my grandmother even as an older child. Probably until
When Should You Stop Bathing With Your Kids?At what age is it inappropriate to bathe with your kids? Recently I put this question to a group of parents. One dad answered, "When it's not certain whose pube has floated to the top." A mom chimed in, "When everyone in the tub is reading a copy of The New Yorker." We laughed.Read More »from When Should You Stop Bathing with Your Kids?
Oh boy. Aren't the cynics laughing now? This week, USA Today reported on a new study, noting that organic produce may not be more nutritious than conventionally grown vegetables. As I've often mentioned on Foodlets, my blog about cooking for kids (including the recipes, the strategies, the food on the floor...), I do believe in buying organic. But this four year study led by a primary care doctor at Stanford University revealed two serious findings:Read More »from Why I'm Still Buying Organic Food for My Family
There were no significant differences in the vitamin content of organic and conventional fruits and vegetables. The studies looked specifically at vitamins A, C and E.
Detectable pesticide residue was found in 7% of organic produce and 38% of conventional produce. However, only three studies found pesticide residue that exceeded maximum allowed limits in the European Union on organic or conventional produce. That means organic produce is more expensive, often harder to find, yet not notably better for you. So, what's the point?
Faith is the matter of heart. That's what told to me by one of my friend and I am totally agreed with him..Read More »from Matter of Heart
Nobody have the right to force us to believe in something we couldn't believe and nobody don't have the right to judge and determine our place in afterlife no matter how holy or high their place in society because they are not God.
To me, no matter what religion you are or no matter how high you think your religion righteousness, we don't have the right to simply say that someone is going to hell just because she/he is outcast because we are not GOD.. To me, not even a holy religion reference such as Bible or Quran have the power to determine our place in afterlife except God. Yeah, people said those book are holy and it's basically God command but to me, those book are a reference, to differ between bad and good, not a ultimate or definite word by God because all of this book were re-write from generation to generation, so the possibility that bias might happened.
I am not
Your child shouldn't have a smartphone until they're in high school, recommends author and Common Sense Media founder James P. Steyer. Learn the risks-from compulsive texting to cheating on tests-and Steyer's tips about when kids are truly ready for a smartphone. From Talking Back to Facebook: The Common Sense Guide to Raising Kids in the Digital Age.
Teens are under huge pressure to have smartphones with unlimited texting and data plans. Most of their friends probably do, and texting is the only way many of them seem to communicate. Actually talking on the phone is so old school. Thirteen-to seventeen-year-olds text more than any other age group. And kids text everywhere-at school, in the mall, on the bus, at home, and in bed when they're supposed to be sleeping. According to a 2010 study, nearly half of all teens who take their phones to school send a text while they're in class at least once a day.
Texting can be both impulsive and compulsive. It's easy for kids to loseRead More »from Should You Get Your Child a Smartphone?
- Barbara kasey Smith | Author Blog Posts – Thu, Sep 6, 2012 6:23 PM EDT
Reading the Bible can open our eyes to many wise things and it can also teach us that it takes wisdom to know good judgment, to learn, and to obtain knowledge to live by the laws of the land.
Proverbs 30 & 31 (Versus 25 through 31) - In the Holy Bible, King James Version, Old Testament, explains to us there are four things which are little upon this earth, but they are diligent, wise, and workers with an ability to know they must work, learn, and make sound judgments to care for themselves:
(1) Consider the ant in the eyes of people it is only a tiny insect and generally without any wings, it's not strong nor can it defend itself against a predator but it is wise enough to prepare its meat in the summer.Read More »from Wisdom Leads a Person to Make Sound Judgments of What is Right or Wrong
(2) Conies are rock badgers or hyraxes and they're sort of feeble, but they're wise enough to make their houses among the rocks to protect them and to house them for survivor and against predators.
(3) The locusts have "no" kings but they'll gather and go in bands
- Barbara kasey Smith | Author Blog Posts – Thu, Sep 6, 2012 5:54 PM EDT
Oft times in people's lives they request prayers from God but they're disappointed when their prayers are not answered according to their wishes. They'll pray for one thing but God responds differently from what they requested by answering them with something different. Do you think this causes people to question God's reply to their prayers; thus, causing them to doubt and question God's faithfulness to them? I've heard people make a comment that God did not answer their prayers as they had requested; and saying, "God must not be listening to me anymore?" (Ephesians 6:14 thru 18)Read More »from Faith when We Pray Builds a Foundation for Replies
People when we pray, it's essential to take the 'shield of faith' and believe God has heard the prayers and he will answer them to best gratify the requirements for his planned future for his people. People we need to pray like God's word tells us by praying with supplication and having faith God will supply their prayer needs to best fit the life he's chosen for them. (Ephesians 6:16)
Commentary: I've wondered many times about people who are tattooing their bodies, tongues, nose, lips, and etc., and I've asked myself, "How do these people know they're not being tattooed with tainted ink or clean needles?"Read More »from Tattoos Can Be a Hazard to Your Health
I could not believe it when I read this article in http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/22/tattoo-infection-tainted-ink-mycobacterium-ch... that there is an outbreak of infected tattoos and it possibly came from an unlikely source, the ink. It was reported by researchers this past Wednesday that there was the largest outbreak, 19 people in Rochester, N.Y., who have bubbly rashes on their new tattoos. As the popularity of tattoos continue to grow, health officials indicated they're seeing more cases of a nasty skin infection which is caused by a common bacterial that has been traced to the ink.
I'm glad my question finally received an answer from health officials. I've had this concern for some time now. I've also thought about the spread of the HIV
- BettyConfidential.com | Author Blog Posts – Thu, Sep 6, 2012 1:32 PM EDT
From The Mindy Project to Beauty and the Beast, here are 12 brand new shows to watch out for on television this fall!
-Lucia Peters, BettyConfidential.com
Fall may bring the dreaded (if still somewhat exciting) back-to-school time-but it also brings with it something awesome: Brand new television shows! We've rounded up 12 of fall's newest offerings to give you a sneak peek of what you've got to look forward to starting as early as next week. Love mysteries? Want to laugh out loud? Get your thrills from dramas? From The Mindy Project to Beauty and the Beast and from Elementary to The Neighbors, we've got it all right here!
1. 666 Park Avenue (ABC, Sundays at 10pm EST starting September 30)
Based on the novel of the same name by Gabriella Pierce, 666 Park Avenue follows a young couple who have recently moved into a chi-chi Manhattan apartment complex-only to find that its upscale tenants might be possessed by a mysterious demonic force. All of you Lost fans will be happyRead More »from Fall 2012 TV Preview: 12 New Shows to Watch Out For
I think boys dream is to become aviators .. NO! Please! Do not tell your son wants to be a cop .. :) So, repeating the idea, besides that I was dreaming to become a professional pilot as those of JAG, I still feel passion for airplanes and I do not miss opportunities to climb on a plane whenever I am able to do it.Read More »from Online Flying Simulators Getting Popular
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