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Children Learn what they Live
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?

Source: http://www.blinn.edu/socialscience/LDThomas/Feldman/Handouts/0801hand.htm

healthy lifestyles drink tea

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:

  • Relieve restlessness, aid sleeping
  • to calm their crying children
  • relieve earache
  • teething problems, and colic
  • healing of diaper rash (as a oil or wash form)
  • infantile convulsions
  • to treat an upset stomach

German chamomile is more common type and used for;

  • General relaxation and relieve stress
  • Skin conditions such as psoriasiseczemaskin ulcers, wounds, or burns (infusion or bath form)
  • Chamomile’s mildly sedating and muscle-relaxing effects may help those who suffer from insomnia to fall asleep more easily
  • It has immune boosting properties and helps figting against cold
  • To relieve nausea, heartburn, and stress-related bloating
  • Treat eye inflammation and infection. Cooled chamomile tea can be used in a compress to help soothe tired, irritated eyes and it may even help treat conjunctivitis.
  • Drinking chamomile tea regularly has been shown to reduce pain associated with arthritis and other painful inflammations
  • Heal mouth sores, sore throat and prevent gum disease.
  • Reduce menstrual cramps. Its ability to relax the smooth muscles of the uterus helps ease the discomfort of menstrual cramping.
  • Chamomile is used to lighten hair color and get a blonder appearance. Hair products containing chamomile make it moisturized and very manageable.
  • Chamomile has the ability to light a skin tone, and to calm down redness

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 »:Baby Gender Prediction

  1. North or South: When you’re carrying low, it must be a boy. If you are carrying high, then it’s a girl.
  2. The Heart Tells: Legend says the heart rate has a lot to say: if it’s 140+ beats per minute, it is a girl. And if it is the less than 140 beats, then it means you’ve got a boy.
  3. Food cravings: if you find yourself craving sweets, it’s a sign that you are carrying a girl. But if you prefer the salty and sour foods, it indicates that it could be a boy. How about eating ice-cream and pickles?
  4. Zits and Beauty: Got the zits? Do you feel like you are less pretty than your usual self? They say that is an indication that you are having a girl.
  5. Morning Sickness: If you feel sick as dog, specially during that first trimester, there is a more likely chance that you are pregnant with a girl.
  6. Chinese Birth Calendar: The baby’s gender is determined by age at the month of conception. There are mothers who claim to the accuracy of this calendar, at least for their pregnancies. There are others who say that it only applies for those whose menstrual cycle runs in clockwork perfection. Try it here!
  7. Pee and Drano, Really?! : This might sound ridiculous but, it won’t hurt to find out if it works for you. Pee in a small cup, add 1 tablespoon of Drano. If the pee turns green, it’s a girl. If it turns blue, then its a boy.

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