Parenthood is a great responsibility, as well as a very fulfilling one. It is through our way of life that we shape a child’s view of himself and his regard for the world around him. By understanding the role we play as parents, it brings us a certain consciousness to become better individuals. We strive to be better because we know that our children look up to us. They best way to teach them is to SHOW them. This is your legacy.
Allow me to share this beautiful poem that every parent should read and know by heart.
CHILDREN LEARN WHAT THEY LIVE
Dorothy Law Nolte
If a child lives with criticism,
he learns to condemn.
If a child lives with hostility,
he learns to fight.
If a child lives with fear,
he learns to be apprehensive.
If a child lives with pity,
he learns to feel sorry for himself.
If a child lives with ridicule,
he learns to be shy.
If a child lives with jealousy,
he learns what envy is.
If a child lives with shame,
he learns to feel guilty.
If a child lives with encouragement,
he learns to be confident.
If a child lives with tolerance,
he learns to be patient.
If a child lives with praise,
he learns to be appreciative.
If a child lives with acceptance,
he learns to love.
If a child lives with approval,
he learns to like himself.
If a child lives with recognition,
he learns that it is good to have a goal.
If a child lives with sharing,
he learns about generosity.
If a child lives with honesty and fairness,
he learns what truth and justice are.
If a child lives with security,
he learns to have faith in himself and in those about him.
If a child lives with friendliness,
he learns that the world is a nice place in which to live.
If you live with serenity,
your child will live with peace of mind.
With what is your child living?
Motherhood is a time when women become more conscious of adopting a healthier lifestyle. They practice an increased openness and awareness to the benefits of more natural alternative health remedies like teas from plants and flowers.
Chamomile is a daisy-like plant comes from Asteraceae family, the most popular types being German (wild) chamomile and Roman (garden) chamomile. They have been eaten since Ancient times for their calming and anti-inflammatory properties and additional health benefits.
The chamomile leaves and flowers are edible and they differ in taste. Chamomile leaves or whole flowers are steeped in hot water, and the liquid is drunk as a hot herbal tea, it can also be enjoyed as a cold beverage. Infusion of Chamomile can be combined by honey, a slice of lemon or other herbs. Hot, warm, moist flowers can be used externally as medicinal compress. Chamomile may ease the itching of eczema and other rashes and reduces skin inflammation when used as a lotion or added in oil form to a bath.
Roman Chamomile has sedative effects and used for centuries by mothers for followings:
German chamomile is more common type and used for;
Note: Due to its sedation effect, use chamomile with caution if you are driving or operating machinery. The findings about the use of chamomile in pregnancy is conflicting. Please consult your health professional before using chamomile during pregnancy.
By: Tina I. Ureten MD, RDMS, RDCS
Despite the reluctance of some couples to find out the gender, the comments from friends, co-workers, and relatives about the « possible gender » could not really be avoided. Older and more experienced relatives would usually offer their « guesses » on baby gender prediction based on what their « great granny said ». Here are some of those « signs »:
Do you know of any other « Great Granny Guesses »?
Did any of these 7 « signs » work for any of your pregnancies?
by: Donna Costa, UC Baby