Children Are not to Blame for the Adults’ Inability to Live in Peace

The panacea does not exist. The human body fights on its own with any disease and medicine can only help it in this, but it is not omnipotent. When a man dives into great depths, he/she must have an adequate reserve of air to come up back. Otherwise, he/she runs the risk of suffocation. Something similar happens to the human body when it takes up the fight against a disease. It needs resource to cope with it and return to normal life. Availability of the resource in sufficient quantity is determining when the question of a disease curability is being solved. The ability of the immune system to ensure the normal functioning of the human body in the conditions of environment also directly depends on how fast it can compensate for a resource. The resource is nothing but human stamina.When an adult dies — it is a great loss for the family and the people close to him, but it is doubly hard to accept the death of a child.

 

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Why toddlers love to hide

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Huddling behind the bathroom door, trying not to let out a breath, and struggling to stifle his giggles, your toddler delights in being the object of attention as he tries to best his brilliant mom, staying hidden from view for as long as possible. While hiding may seem an exceptionally simple and mindless form of play, it is actually developmentally advantageous. Not only are there natural drives pushing your toddler to hide from view, there are also definite benefits associated with him regularly engaging in this form of recreation.

Baby’s First Privacy

While toddlers certainly don’t demand the same level of privacy as older children may, they still enjoy having some time in which they aren’t subject to adult supervision, reports Tim Fill of the Children’s Play Council. Hiding gives toddlers a chance to escape the seemingly constant gaze of the well-meaning adults in their lives, so it can be very enticing.

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Ways Toddlers Say ‘I Love You’

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Challenging You to Chase and Catch Them

Running away with glee and exuberance is a toddler’s way of celebrating her newfound independence, but only if she has the firm confidence that you will follow. She runs away, strutting her freedom, but then she stops and thinks, «Wait, I need to be sure Mommy is still here.» By playing the run-and-chase game, she is showing that she is her own person and she firmly believes you will be there to catch her. «Toddlers have to trust that you will be there for them before they can venture out in the world. The more they venture out, the more they need to know you are there for them,» says Laura Bennett-Murphy, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology and Director of the Mother-Child Project at Westminster College. Her running away is actually a way of showing just how much she loves you. She has the freedom to run because she has a secure home base (you!), the most important person in the world.

Bringing Loveys Everywhere

Some toddlers have a stuffed animal or blanket that goes where they go. Others take different objects each time they leave the house. These transitional objects (or loveys) represent you and your love, especially in your absence. Your child loves you so much that she wants to keep you close. Shimm also explains that these objects help your toddler feel safe, «A piece of you is with her. That gives her security.» These transitional objects help her be away from you while still keeping you close by. Working at the Barnard College Center for Toddler Development, I knew a child who would bring a toothbrush to the toddler program each morning. It was her way of having her mommy near her while she was at school. Even grown-ups carry photos of loved ones and other reminders, which are not so different from loveys!

Cuddling and Snuggling with You

Just when you can’t deal with one more tantrum or one more «No!» your toddler plops herself down on your lap, snuggles closely, and leans her head onto your shoulder. She looks up at you with a sparkle in her eye and a sweet smile. «As much as toddlers are doing many things to show their independence, they also need to refuel in the comfort of Mommy or Daddy’s arms,» says Bennett-Murphy. When your toddler cuddles with you, she is showing that she knows you are always there to provide her comfort. This is her active way of saying «I love you.» This confident display of love can be the best part of your day!

Screaming ‘Welcome Home!’

Have you ever walked through the door to be greeted by a toddler racing into your arms with a shriek and scream that could be heard blocks away? All that screeching is sheer delight at seeing you return home. «Toddlers build trust every time the parent says they’re leaving and later coming back. It’s why you can never sneak out,» says Shimm. The emotional core of toddlerhood is learning to trust that the adults in their lives will always return. These screams of elevated joy are just another reminder of her love for you.

When can babies drink water?

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In general, your baby shouldn’t drink water until he’s about 6 months old. Until then, he gets all the hydration he needs from breast milk or formula, even in hot weather.

Once your baby is 6 months old, it’s okay to give him sips of water when he’s thirsty. Don’t overdo it, though, or you might give him a tummy ache or make him too full to eat well.

After his first birthday, when your baby’s eating solids and drinking whole milk, you can let him drink as much water as he likes.

Why it’s unsafe to give water to babies 6 months and younger

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10 Tips for Traveling with Kids on Airplanes

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1.Pack a Stash of Surprises

When it comes to flying with kids, the best-laid plan is no guarantee for a smooth and easy trip. Even kids who are well-fed and equipped with every imaginable source of entertainment can start to melt down after spending too long in the sky. Beat the airplane blues with a stash of small surprises to help distract your child. Before your flight, fill a bag with small, affordable presents that you can surprise your child with on the plane. Promise kids one present per hour on a long flight, or simply reach into your bag of tricks as needed to avert a crisis. You don’t have to spend a fortune on these gifts either — anything your child hasn’t seen before can serve as a powerful distraction for a cranky young flyer. Wrap toy cars, dolls, rolls of stickers, colorful lollipops, coloring books or even miniature stuffed animals. You’ll not only keep your kids busy, but also give them something to look forward to as you head toward your destination.

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The Benefits of Dance for Kids

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If you have kids, you may be wondering what is the best way to channel their seemingly boundless energy. While traditional team sports are a good way to get your kids physically active, they may not be right for younger children. Dance classes are a great alternative to team sports, and most studios offer lessons for children as young as two or three. Participating in dance classes can be beneficial for kids of all ages.

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Babies should always sleep on their backs

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Why does it matter whether a baby sleeps on their stomach or back?

Recent research has shown that there is a connection between the sleeping positions of babies and cot death.

The risk of cot death is greatly reduced if the baby sleeps on their back.

The first research into this subject was done in New Zealand, and since then similar studies have been carried out in other countries with the same results.

Can your baby sleep on its side?

To let your baby sleep on its side is safer than letting it sleep on its stomach. But the most recent studies show that the position is not as safe for your baby as sleeping on its back.

Babies sleeping on their side often end up on their tummy, which increases the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) significantly.

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Baby’s First Teeth

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Babies cut their teeth in a fairly predictable order but at widely varying ages. Your baby’s first tooth will almost certainly be one of the bottom front pair but will only probably be cut shortly before his half birthday. Getting teeth earlier or later than average doesn’t mean that a baby is «forward» or «backward» — in fact, it means nothing of significance except that once a tooth appears that toothless grin is gone forever.

For most babies «teething» starts later than you may expect and is less dramatic. Since your baby won’t cut a tooth until five or six months, it’s unlikely that the process will trouble him before, say, four months. And it probably won’t cause much trouble then. The first four teeth are so flat and sharp that they usually come through with nothing more notable than an inflamed gum, a bit of dribbling, and a lot of chewing. If you can see a red patch of gum, and your baby seems frantic to bite down on it, try rubbing it with your finger.

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Learning to Walk

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A baby’s first few years are marked by many milestones. But the one you’ll probably always remember is when he took his first wobbly steps. Walking is a major developmental leap for babies, and parents are often anxious about when it’ll happen. Every baby learns to walk at his own pace, however, so just because your friend’s child is already toddling doesn’t mean yours should be, too! Read on to find out what signals indicate your child is ready to walk, how you can help, and more.

When will my baby walk?

Most babies take their first steps around their first birthday, but the age range varies from 9 to 18 months. Don’t worry if your baby takes a few detours along the way. Some kids never crawl—they go straight from standing to walking—and that’s perfectly normal. What’s important at this stage is that your child is using arms and legs together to become mobile. If your child is doing any of the following, walking is not far behind:

  • Rolling around
  • Crab walking
  • Scooting
  • Climbing stairs using his hands

Look at your child’s progress. Is he doing more this month than last month? Is he getting a little bit more of his body off the ground? If so, you’ve got nothing to worry about. If by the end of his first year he doesn’t make any effort to get around somehow, talk to your doctor.

How to encourage walking

It takes most babies about 1,000 hours of practice from the time they pull themselves upright to the time they can walk alone. To help prepare your child for taking those first few steps:

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10 Things to Know About Newborns

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Baby may be, well, a little funny-looking.

His head may be smooshed from his journey through the birth canal, and he might be sporting a «bodysuit» of fine hair called lanugo. He could also be puffy-faced and have eyes that are often shut (and a little gooey). After all, he just spent nine months in the womb. But pretty soon, he’ll resemble that beautiful baby you imagined.

Don’t expect rewards — smiles or coos — until about the 6-week mark.

Up until then, you’re working for a boss who only complains! To get through the exhaustion and emotional upheaval, keep this in mind: your efforts aren’t lost on baby in those early days. «He feels comforted by his father or mother, he feels attachment, he likes to be held,» says Los Angeles-based pediatrician Christopher Tolcher, MD.

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10 Top Parenting Tricks and Hacks That Will Make Life Easier And More Fun

1. Add a lint roller to your craft room.

A lint roller picks up glitter (and just about anything else) like a charm!

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2. Try vinegar for minor burns.

Just soak a small face cloth or paper towel and apply vinegar to the burn till the skin feels cool. Apply it immediately after the burn and it will ease the pain and prevent a blister.

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3.Keep the kids from locking themselves in the bathroom.

Keep a door unlocked by using a rubber band.

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