Archive | April, 2009

What You Need To Know About The Swine Flu Virus

Posted on 30 April 2009 by

We are in no doubt plagued by another deadly virus that has sparked numerous concerns from all across the globe. With its threat to become a global pandemic, health authorities have been scrambling to find ways aimed at prevention and treatment. Swine flu is actually one of the many type A influenza viruses. This type […]

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Is Your Child Too Busy?

Posted on 29 April 2009 by

Do you find yourself racing from school to another location just to get your child to his after school activity? If you are feeling that your days are hectic, your child may be feeling more stress and pressure. There are indeed plenty of after school or extra-curricular activities that can practically keep kids busy. While […]

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How To Make Playdates Successful For Toddlers

Posted on 28 April 2009 by

Toddlers look forward to playdates because they get to hang out with another child. In general, playdates are fun but many parents may still feel uneasy about the whole thing. Before a scheduled playdate, some parents may already brace themselves for the possibility that a child may not get along well with the other child. […]

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What You Need To Know About The Stages Of Play In Children

Posted on 27 April 2009 by

A child’s behavior during play may vary, and it can greatly depend on his developmental stage. A young child may refuse to play with others, while some kids may easily have conflicts with kids of the same age. Even if you provide plenty of materials to play with, conflict may still be inevitable for some […]

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What You Need To Know About Your Kid’s Allowance

Posted on 24 April 2009 by

As soon as your child begins his school life, the issue of a child’s money spending shortly follows afterward. Your child learns that for a fixed amount of money, he can provide for his needs. He also learns to say the magic word – ALLOWANCE. Upon hearing of this, parents should then promptly teach kids […]

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How To Deal With Food Cravings During Pregnancy

Posted on 23 April 2009 by

You may have already heard about women craving for a particular type of food during pregnancy. These cravings may either be typical everyday foods or an unusual combination of food items. During my pregnancy, I particularly craved tuna sandwiches with lettuce and lots of mustard. As strange as it may sound, I really found it […]

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How To Save Money On Groceries

Posted on 22 April 2009 by

There is no doubt that the global financial crisis has really taken a toll on the lives of many. And with the cost of basic commodities rising, we really have to utilize money saving strategies so we can make ends meet. Although we want the best for our family in terms of nutrition, we really […]

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How To Help Your Child Overcome Shyness

Posted on 16 April 2009 by

When I received my daughter’s evaluation from her teacher, I found out that she didn’t really socialize well. Her teacher feels that she needs to be around other people because her shyness was keeping her from communicating effectively. I learned that there were instances when she didn’t talk to other kids, or when she would […]

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How To Get Your Toddler To Brush His Teeth

Posted on 15 April 2009 by

If your child is a toddler, and you are always engaged in power battles just to get him to brush his teeth, you are not alone. In many homes, there seems to be a continuing battle with toddlers who refuse to brush their teeth. For parents, it can really be frustrating to deal with a […]

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What You Need To Know About Social Phobia

Posted on 14 April 2009 by

All of us feel nervous or anxious in some social situations. Before speaking in front of a group, it is only normal for your heart to pound faster, and you may also feel butterflies in your stomach. And although many of us get similar anxiety-related symptoms, we can still somehow manage to get on with […]

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How To Deal With Your Child’s Spring Allergies

Posted on 13 April 2009 by

Many families look forward to spring with hopes of warmer weather, blooming flowers and trees, and many fun-filled days outdoors. While we may have plenty of reasons to eagerly await the onset of spring, some individuals or even children can’t help but dread this time of year. This is due to the fact that along […]

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