January 28, 2008

Many Parents Fail to See Obesity in Children

Do we love our kids so much that we can’t even imagine that they’ve become obese?

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January 23, 2008

OTC Cough And Cold Medicines Not Recommended For Infants Says FDA

Over the counter (OTC) cough and cold medicines could have possible life-threatening side effects on infants.

Here are some links to this important news:

FDA Confirms Infant-Meds Recall

Warning on kids’ OTC cold products

Stores stop selling cough, cold medicines for infants

January 15, 2008

How To Motivate Your Kids

There are many ways in which parents work toward getting their children and teens to be self-motivated.

Young children receive encouragement and little rewards for appropriate behavior and for doing a job well.

As children grow into teens, the hope is that the adolescent himself will function more independently. This should happen without great deals of direct intervention from mom and dad. That doesn’t mean that Joe Teen now has total freedom. Parents should still take away the car keys for a while if grades drop or curfews are ignored.

Responsible parents supervise and do those things that moms and dads need to motivate kids.

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December 30, 2007

In 2007: A Year In Retrospect – From JibJab.com

One helluva video that pretty much sums it all up – from Global Warming to Britney’s horrifying VMA show to Marty Scorsese finally winning an Oscar.

“Don’t” take it easy!

God bless and have an amazing 2008!

– Ravi Jayagopal

How To Create a Calmer Household

Kids running everywhere? TV blaring at its loudest and the ping, ping of video games driving you insane? Meanwhile, neighbors and friends keep dropping by and your spouse is hiding in the downstairs bathroom waiting for peace to descend… Does this sound awfully familiar? If so, then it might be time to start instituting some peace across the household and to try and lead a slightly calmer life together.

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