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This is the teachers’ favvvvorite topic! Parents this is becoming a big issue nowadays and it’s like the new trend!

Everyday during dismissal half of the parents don’t show up, but who does instead? Either the nanny or the driver…If i were a parent I would do anything just to see my child‘s face at the end of the day and hug him and get into the car together and get ready to go home. Believe me it would mean the world to them!

This is one issue,,,however another issue is the homework. I had a few kids whose homework wasn’t done by them and when I asked them they would tell me my nanny did it or she is helping me with my school work. Say what????

Please note that the nannies or helpers in our community are not very well educated and their English isn’t that good. Many of my kids used to speak incorrect grammar because they used to copy their nanny.

Now that is shocking, first teachers are not sending homework for your nanny to complete it and second parents or siblings are the ones who are supposed to support.

Where is the family bonding? Where is the parent’s involvement? This just saddens me and please note that this will affect the child mentally.

In 100+ degree heat, it’s too hot even for the pool. Long summer days require creative thinking to keep young children having a good time while staying active. The following ideas require a little planning ahead to gather supplies, but most of these materials are readily available in homes with young children.

Set up an art center

Paints. Use a small kids table, or cover a large table with newspaper. Lay out finger paints, water colors, and washable paints and let your little artists show off their stuff. Be sure to provide several different styles of brushes so they can experiment with the kinds of designs they can make with various brush strokes.

Clay and play dough. Great tools to use with both modeling clay and play dough include plastic utensils, mini muffin tins, and cookie cutters.

Don’t forget the art show! Proudly display finished artwork. Attach paintings to a string or twine with clothespins (like a laundry line), or with magnets on cookie sheets. Set clay creatures and play dough creations on a shelf for your family’s own show and tell.

Use the bathtub as a mini aquatic area

Make it fun! Fill the bathtub fuller than you normally would. Add some bubble bath and water-safe toys and let the kiddos have an extra long time in the tub.

Blow bubbles with bubble solution for them to “catch” and pop. (When you’re stuck in the house, the bathtub is the perfect place for this.)

Parents, don’t over sweat the splashing. Use a large towel to wipe up any water, and your bath floor will be clean! Another household job you can cross off your list.

Let your children into the kitchen

– There are some recipes i posted earlier like:

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Nutella Crepes

Homemade cotton candy

Homemade gluten free Oreo cookies

Banana Split Pizza

Carrot Oatmeal Cookies

 

Since we brought up the topic of obesity in my previous post, here is an idea of what you can let your children snack on. Raisins!!

The health benefit of raisins is that they are an antioxidant. These help keep the blood clean and flowing. They get rid of all unclean impurities in the blood.

Raisins are also great for healthy gums and teeth. Though raisins are sticky and very sweet, they do not cause tooth decay ore gum disease.

Raisins are also a preventative measure for macular degeneration, which is the health of your eyesight. Just as carrots are good for your eyesight as are raisins. Overall, raisins help with eyesight, oral hygiene and they act as antioxidants. Raisins are sweet and great tasting and promote good health.

However do not give raisins to babies under 3 they may choke on it because it is very small in size and sticky which can cause them to get stuck in your child’s throat. To prevent that you can cut them into smaller pieces

I saw this link on Dr.Mehmet Oz’s fan page, and got devastated when I read this post. Some British retailer is selling large sized  clothing for kids who are Obese! In my opinion I am totally against it because the fact that these kids reached the stage of obesity is a mistake. Now when kids discover that there is clothing that matches their size it will be more convenient to them and this issue will encourage them to not lose that excess weight. I put up a poll I chose a few answers from what Dr. Mehmet Oz’s fans shared you can choose one or just add your own answer. I would love to hear your thoughts.

The other day I was chatting with my cousins on the balcony while I heard some kids yelling. They were in the building facing us.  3 kids were standing there unsupervised and one of them was actually trying to climb up and half of her body was outside!! My cousins and I were shocked and immediately raised our voices and told her to go down. So where are their parents? ….Parents this post is for you, many dangerous things are happening these days because of kids being unsupervised, make sure you know where your kids are and what they are doing at all times!!

A California couple faces child endangerment charges after police say they tried to sell their 6-month-old baby for $25 outside a Walmart store.

Salinas police spokesman, Officer Lalo Villegas, said Thursday that Patrick Fousek, 38, and Samantha Tomasini, 20, were arrested early Wednesday, hours after Fousek allegedly approached two women outside Walmart and asked if they’d like to purchase his child.

The women initially thought Fousek was joking, but when he became persistent, they became suspicious and reported it to police, Villegas said.

 

“They did an outstanding job and gave our officers good information. I don’t know if they’re mothers but they definitely had that instinct to help,” Villegas said.

Fousek and Tomasini were arrested at 1 a.m. Wednesday at their home. Officers said the couple appeared high on methamphetamine and the house was in disarray. A police report also claimed that Tomasini told Child Protective Services, who took the baby, that she had breast-fed the infant while under the influence, Villegas said.

The couple was also booked on charges of being under the influence of narcotics, and Fousek was also served with an extra charge of violating probation. Villegas did not have details of Fousek’s previous brush with the law.

The couple was expected to be in court for an arraignment Friday, at which time they would be assigned public defenders.

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Yes Daddies can get the baby blues too! Post partum depression or baby blues (less severe)  can affect any parent because of the changes that are happening.

Studies say that depression affects mothers and fathers too!

It can be recognized by the following symptoms:

  • Loss of appetite
  • Insomnia
  • Intense irritability and anger
  • Overwhelming fatigue
  • Loss of interest in sex
  • Lack of joy in life
  • Feelings of shame, guilt or inadequacy
  • Severe mood swings
  • Difficulty bonding with the baby
  • Withdrawal from family and friends
  • Thoughts of harming yourself or the baby
  • Having a baby is hard. And, all other things being equal, women are still more likely to have a solid physical reason for being depressed. So, guys, if at all possible, we really need you not to be.