Children: Our most valuable natural resource.
Two-year-old Noah Found Alive In the Wilds 36 Hours After Vanishing From Home
Thursday, June 17, around 7 PM (WET), civilian search volunteers find two-year-old baby Noah alive following a “disappearance that should be considered spontaneous,” José Monteiro, coordinator of the Judicial Police (PJ) of Guarda, told Lusa news agency.
My child is often sick, how to improve immunity?
"My children often get sick after going to kindergarten, sneezing, catching colds, and fevers. They have almost never stopped their illnesses. They are in good health at home, but they have to go home to rest within a few days after being sent to kindergarten. Will it reduce his immunity and make him more likely to get sick?"
Poor Indoor Air Quality: A Danger for Children
Check out more stories shared by talented creators at Vocal. Americans spend more than 90 percent of their time indoors, and poor interior air quality increases the risk of respiratory illnesses. Pair this with the fact that 7.1 million children have asthma and are at a higher risk of respiratory disorders when exposed to the hidden dangers hiding just under their noses, and it can make you quickly realize just how unsafe indoor air quality can be. It’s unnerving to know that something you can’t see is doing harm to your child, but it can be fixed. Keep reading for more information on how the air inside your home can distress your family, and what you can do to ensure everyone breathes easy.
Bonding With The Universe
As parents, we often worry about what our children are getting excited about. We hope we can guide them to "bond" with healthy things like a love of learning, family, and healthy social activities. But we also worry they will bond with the wrong people like internet stalkers or the wrong crowd at school. Wouldn't it be great if we could harness that tremendous energy and desire to latch onto something and bond with it and help our children "bond" with the universe through a love of astronomy?
Educational Tips to Help Keep Your Child Learning at Home
The closure of schools due to the coronavirus pandemic has put many families in a great dilemma. Kids all over the world are learning from home via online learning, submitting assignments via e-mails, or studying the material sent out by schools. This is a whole new experience for literally every kid in the entire world. It can be a little challenging to convert homes into classrooms. But several steps can be taken to prepare yourself. In this blog, you will come across several tips to prepare your child for online learning at home.
5 Great Confidence-Building Activities You Can Start Today
Repeatedly failing to touch the milestones set by you? Are you lagging behind colleagues or friends? The problem is that self-confidence tends to decline when faced with repeated defeats in life. People lose confidence in themselves, and it is very difficult to get out of this situation. Confidence boosts morale. Children are very sensitive. When they are emotionally broken then the parents should give some confidence building activities for kids. Don't break down; it is possible to get out of this mental state if you want. Here are 5 easy ways to build self-confidence, see if they work for you!
Resolving to Blend
"Seeking balance - which feels like we're teetering on the edge, straining to ready ourselves - is not the goal. Instead, let's resolve to blend. Writing, family and work aren't isolated elements but moving parts with constant overlap that can inform, support, and even enhance one another." ~Nicole Gulotta, Wild Words
What does it take to be a parent? Is it money? I had always been keen on the idea that love, patience and understanding took precedence in parenthood. It wasn’t until I told my friends and family that I was leaving my husband that my eyes were opened to what the world thought. Do you have a job lined up for when you move? How are you going to manage with two kids? How is he going to help financially? I wondered if that was what people believed a child needed. I am all for financial stability! I work hard and my finances reflect that, but I was still bothered by these questions. This idea that help can only come in the form of money. I started out in my journey as a single parent during our first pandemic and thank God we never lacked for anything. Everything we needed was provided to us somehow. I needed a daycare to get a job, I needed a job to pay for daycare and our apartment. It seemed like a circle of torture at times, but we made it through. I didn’t think much about all this “help” people thought I needed until last night.
How Are New Mums Adapting to the New Normal?
For new parents, lockdown has been a surreal time. On one hand, many parents have been able to work from home or have been furloughed, allowing them more time than ever to focus on their precious new arrival. On the other hand, however, the pandemic has brought with it many uncertainties and unexpected worries for new parents.
When I was little, I would dream of Faeries and worlds where magick was everywhere. Where hag stones were portals to Faerie realms and voices whispered and sang on the wind. There was music playing and hidden pathways, faerie rings and magick potions. I would read The Magic Faraway tree and long for friends like Silky and Moon face. Hours were spent in the long grass, chatting with lady bugs and laying still so the Fae wouldn’t be scared away. At some point in time, we are all told to put childish things away. We are told that faeries and magick aren’t real, and that its time to grow up. Dolls are put away and stories are left on the shelf. The thing is, I never did that. And over the years I’ve created magick in different forms. Painting, drawing, mini fashions for dolls. But none quite gave me the same joy I experienced when I was a little girl.
Gerald III, The Turkey
If you are wondering what Gerald III, the Turkey's story is, please keep reading. I was asked for help by my teenage daughter, as she was working on schoolwork and had some math that she did not understand. However, after more than one attempt to explain it, I gave in to the art that she was so much more interested in at the moment than the concept of FOIL I was trying to teach her. I guess we could say that math lesson was "foiled" in a manner of speaking, but sometimes I guess we need to let their creativity come out and step away from the school "process" a little bit. Learning the "classic" way (I could say loosely, pencil and paper and sitting for prolonged periods) can take a toll. I ended up helping her color her "hand-print turkey" and the idea of posting a story on vocal media came to my mind. It was actually kind of fun to sit and color on a dry erase board. Unplanned, quality time moments like these are something that I am learning to enjoy. I think it could be a lesson for us all to occasionally just let our minds drift away from pressure and schedules and just spontaneously do something and let ourselves wind down. As a college student working towards an education degree, it is a useful lesson to me to learn to let students just take a breather. This was a casual happening, when she was more interested in drawing a hand-print turkey than listening to me explain the math problems that she did not understand, that I wanted to turn into a story. A little free time can be helpful. I know this from experience. If I have been working on my college work for a while, just getting away from it for a bit and moving around or doing something else can help me regain my focus. I know that there are times when we need student focus and I know to a certain extent learning is important, but so are those connector moments that strengthen relationships, after all, what is she more likely to remember, mom stopped a math lesson and colored with me or how to solve (xy-3)(xy+3)? Something for thought...
5 things I’ve learned about having a son with high functioning autism
Five things I’ve learned so far about having a son with high functioning autism. One. Not everyone will understand. Including people close to you.