Parents, Teach Thought-Stopping! Fix Crooked Thinking CapsWritten by Jean Tracy
Does your child pout, blame and brood? Does he gripe, groan, and grumble? Do you worry about your childís attitude? If so, maybe your childís thinking cap is crooked. If it is, you can help. First, understand whatís going haywire under that cap. Second, learn how too many crooked thoughts create crummy thinking habits. Third, teach your child how to straighten his thinking cap and grow into a person of character. Does your child look, talk, and, feel sad? Perhaps you said ďNoĒ to watching TV, or didnít buy a toy she wanted, or you had to cancel a fun event. Itís perfectly OK for your child to feel sad. Itís not OK when your child broods and feels deeply depressed over every hurt and disappointment. Itís time to help her adjust her thinking cap.
Perhaps your child looks, talks, and feels angry. Maybe you restricted him because of fighting, or told him to quit sassing, or caught him bullying his little brother. Itís natural for a child to feel frustrated when things donít go his way but it is not all right for him to fuel his frustrations with grudges and hateful thoughts. Itís time to help him adjust his thinking cap.
Letís say your child looks, talks, and feels worthless for making mistakes. Maybe your child tries to be too perfect and feels regretful when she is not. Maybe she thinks youíll be disappointed if her report card isnít excellent, or if she breaks a dish or spills her milk. Itís OK if she feels regret but expanding her regrets into crushing guilt is not. Itís time to help her adjust her thinking cap.
Does your child look, talk, and feel worried? Does he play it safe and avoid challenges? Is he unwilling to try new things? Does he care too much how others think of him? Itís OK for him to feel concern about taking tests, speaking before his class, or when trying to make new friends but inflating his concerns into a habit of worry and fear is not. Itís time to help him adjust his thinking cap.
Occasionally your child may slip into depression, anger, guilt or fear. To stay depressed, angry, guilty or fearful, your child will have to think a lot of negative thoughts. Lots of negative thoughts create a crooked thinking cap.
Perhaps you know adults with ďbadĒ attitudes. Maybe they pity themselves and blame others. Perhaps they look for insults and exaggerate hurts. Maybe they belittle themselves and apologize for every tiny mistake. These adults definitely have crooked thinking caps. To avoid this kind of future for your child and all pain such thinking causes, letís find out two ways to adjust your childís thinking cap.
Picky Eater Kid Nutritional GuidelinesWritten by Jason Katzenback
Picky Eater Kid Nutritional Guidelines By Jason Katzenback
Although many children are picky eaters at some stage in their lives, experts say not to worry. Unless you are feeding him or her chips and cookies three times each day, these children will most likely meet their weekly nutritional quotas.
However, if you are concerned about their developmental progress, make an appointment with their pediatrician for confirmation. In meantime, you may want to include a multivitamin in your child's daily diet to balance his intake of nutrients.
Instead of looking at what types of food your child is eating meal-by-meal or even day-by-day, round out picture by looking at your child's diet week-by-week.
Most children do not eat a balanced diet every day, but over course of a week or so, their diet will usually fall within healthy eating guidelines. This perspective can help provide you with total nutrient intake and you will probably feel much better after discovering that they really are eating more nutritional foods overall.
Here are some nutritional guidelines that can help you when looking at your child's dietary needs:
ē Children need between 24-28 grams of protein a day, which can be found in just two servings of cheese, beef, chicken, fish, eggs, yogurt, dried beans, milk, or peanut butter
ē Approximately 800 mg of calcium (3-4 servings) are needed daily, which can be found in macaroni and cheese, yogurt, orange juice, or a glass of milk
ē Children need at least 5 mcg of Vitamin D, which is available in a glass of milk or by playing outside in sunshine for a few minutes every day
ē The requisite 5 mg of iron can be found in lean meats, poultry, fish, legumes, or whole grains