Unhappy childhood linked to heart risk in later life - BBC News
Unhappy children will lead to unhealthy adults when they reach their 40s, particularly women. So, make sure you keep your kids less distressed. But as always, more research needs to be done before they can confirm the correlation.
Birth is best time to start kids on the path of learning - AdelaideNow
The early years of a child’s life (0-6 years old) is the most important time for learning rather than in the latter years.
We Found Our Son in the Subway
A powerful story about parenting in a non-conventional family nucleus.
From Huffington Post | Parents “[The Helping Foundation]” by Kathryn Tucker:
» Why don’t we decide to look at the choices we make in our lives not as sources of anxiety, but as enormous opportunities for inspiration, both to and from our children? That connection, that authentic reflection of one another, the flow between the mother and the child, each inspiring the other to lead a beautiful, full life — that’s where our focus should be. It’s a gift like none other.
Hmmm … Matthew has just started school (Early Learning Centre) about a week ago and he seems to be enjoying himself quite a bit. At least he doesn’t cry himself to sleep like when he was in childcare. Or kicks up a big fuss in the morning. He also didn’t cry when we sent him to school on the first day which was quite a big surprise for us and for his teachers. This was because he made quite a big fuss when he went in a couple of times for orientation in the previous term.
So, that’s a little update from our family.
Well, besides parents sending their children to formal school like we have done for Matthew, there seems to be an increasing number of parents in South Australia who have decided to homeschool their children. An AdelaideNow news report states that “more than 830 children stayed at home” for their studies. As for us, we haven’t ever thought of homeschooling Matthew as we prefer him to go to school and mix with other children. But I’m aware that homeschooled kids have combined activities (social and sports) as well through homeschooling support groups. So what do you think about homeschooling?
Do note that homeschooling might not be legal in where you live. So, do check with your respective education departments for more information.
In health news, children who take plenty of dairy foods are expected to live longer, a study highlighted in BBC News | Health. Although the report didn’t say by how much longer, but it does say that taking milk and cheese (with its high dairy and calcium) helps to protect against stroke and other causes of death. So, ensure your children take lots of dairy products. Matthew has at least a bottle of milk in the morning and 2-3 slices of cheese. Hopefully, that is enough dairy and calcium intake for him so that he can live a longer life.
And now for a good cause! Sara Wilson from The Fresh Air Fund has been sending me emails with regards to putting up information about the Fresh Air Fund, which I haven’t done. So, if you are in the United States and Canada, do click on the link and see if you are able to assist by hosting “The Fresh Air Fund” children in August or by donating. Help to change some children’s life.