" 6 Train [a] a child in the way he should go,
and when he is old he will not turn from it"-Proverbs 22:6
"Gated Community"-from Veggie Tales
"I believe the children are the future", this line alone from Whitney Houston says it all when it comes to what is the purpose of sharing the Good News to the next generation.
The Greatest Love of all (Live) - Whitney Houston
"The greatest love of all. By whitney. Powerful song. Sung at the Grammys 1986. Long time =)
I believe the children are our are future
Teach them well and let them lead the way
Show them all the beauty they possess inside
Give them a sense of pride to make it easier
Let the children's laughter remind us how we used to be
Everybody searching for a hero
People need someone to look up to
I never found anyone to fulfill my needs
A lonely place to be
So I learned to depend on me
I decided long ago, never to walk in anyone's shadows
If I fail, if I succeed
At least I live as I believe
No matter what they take from me
They can't take away my dignity
Because the greatest love of all
Is happening to me
I found the greatest love of all
Inside of me
The greatest love of all
Is easy to achieve
Learning to love yourself
It is the greatest love of all
I believe the children are our future
Teach them well and let them lead the way
Show them all the beauty they possess inside
Give them a sense of pride to make it easier
Let the children's laughter remind us how we used to be
And if by chance, that special place
That you've been dreaming of
Leads you to a lonely place
Find your strength in love"
I (Sal) reflect about my childhood at spontaenous times in life. I'm reminded of certain events when I encounter similar stimulus's (e.g. I was reminded of a neighborhood friend just today-Monday, Sept 27th 2004-when I was working out and a guy that "spotted me"-help lift bench press bar-just look like him) throughout life.
Life is short, so enjoy it as these childhood memories help constantly remind me of this. For more of my childhood stories....
I used to complain that I didn't get this or that because of my selfishness or jealousy. Instead of wishing you could've done this, do something about it by making it happend with a young child nearby. I mentor (get paid too) a child, which I just started this late summer (2004). Three years ago, I started mentoring a teenager, which has been a interesting experience so far.
Baby in the House!
It's been a couple months now since my niece was born, so I decided to do a resource list on baby products:
Baby Name Hints
From Robin Elise Weiss, LCCE,
Your Guide to Pregnancy & Childbirth. (about.com)
Naming your baby is something that you'll have to live with the rest of your life, and so will the baby. So, keep in mind these hints when picking a name for your new bundle of joy.
Beware, fetal names stick! Jellybean and Ladybug are cute names, no doubt. Remember what you name your fetus will come out of your mouth postpartum!
How does the name sound? Does it roll off of your tongue, or get stuck there? Seth Weiss comes out a garbled mess, Adam Weiss flows a bit better.
Don't choose the name of your least favorite person or a name that brings up bad memories for you. My husband and I both love Rachel, but then we know this woman... Trust me, our future daughter's are better off not being named Rachel. The same applies for the names of ex-girlfriends and boyfriends.
Initials! Don't make your child the laughing stock of the neighborhood by naming them Christopher David Player (C.D. "
To perform CPR on a child:
The procedure for giving CPR to a child age 1 through 8 is essentially the same as that for an adult. The differences are as follows:
Perform five cycles of compressions and breaths on the child � this should take about two minutes � before calling 911 or the local emergency number, unless someone else can call while you attend to the child.
Use only one hand to perform heart compressions.
Breathe more gently.
Use the same compression/breath rate as is used for adults: 30 compressions followed by two breaths. This is one cycle. Following the two breaths, immediately begin the next cycle of compressions and breaths. Continue until the victim moves or help arrives.
Bad Stories: Common Mistakes in Professional Rescuer CPR Skills Correcting Medical Mistakes, from Heimlick Maneuver Institute Family of drowned boy sues country club, from topix "And when an emergency situation came about, the one in her chair did NOTHING. And the other three came too late, still not knowing what to do. Doing so much as placing a mask on the child, to breath through a hole, and giving infant CPR with two fingers. That proves they had NO idea what to do.
And I completely agree that EVERYONE should know CPR, it's such a simple thing and it could've saved the child's life. " ,
Do resuscitation attempts in children who die, cause injury? , from Emergency Medical Journal "The findings of this study indicate that resuscitation attempts in children who ultimately die do cause injuries and the number of injuries increases with the duration of the CPR. The majority of these injuries however are of a minor nature and would not by their nature be expected to hamper the resuscitation efforts. Indeed injuries such as bruising or abrasions to the face and chest may be reasonably anticipated by the physical nature of CPR being applied under stressful circumstances.
The absence of injuries that may have interfered with resuscitation attempts, indicates that instituting basic life support in a child with cardiorespiratory arrest is a safe practice even when the resuscitation provider may be inexperienced or untrained. This study does not provide information as to whether CPR is effective when provided by an inexperienced or untrained person merely that they do not cause serious injury when doing so.
" Healthwise Handbook "WARNING: Improper CPR or CPR performed on a person whose heart is still beating can cause serious injury. Never perform CPR unless:"
"5 As you do not know the path of the wind,
or how the body is formed[a] in a mother’s womb,
so you cannot understand the work of God
the Maker of all things. "-Ecclesiastes 11
I here so many stories of women not being able t have children...
-Hannah (1 Samuel 1) " 1 There was a certain man from Ramathaim, a Zuphite [a] from the hill country of Ephraim, whose name was Elkanah son of Jeroham, the son of Elihu, the son of Tohu, the son of Zuph, an Ephraimite. 2 He had two wives; one was called Hannah and the other Peninnah. Peninnah had children, but Hannah had none...
...19 Early the next morning they arose and worshiped before the LORD and then went back to their home at Ramah. Elkanah lay with Hannah his wife, and the LORD remembered her. 20 So in the course of time Hannah conceived and gave birth to a son. She named him Samuel, [c] saying, "Because I asked the LORD for him."
"I’ve been told dozens of different statistics from various sources, including my doctors, articles, and books. Most doctors are unwilling to get into statistics, as you may have discovered. I researched this issue well and am going out on a limb because I know you want to know something, even if it may not apply to you in the end."
O God of love, source of life,
hear our prayers for _____.
Her baby died before it ever came to birth.
The blessing of your love
was torn from her body,
leaving her empty and devastated.
Comfort her now in her sorrow.
Restore her hope for a child to come.
Give her courage and new delight
in the days ahead.
In good time, grant her a new life
that her soul may rejoice
and her body give birth;
in Christ's name we pray. Amen. "
"...OK, you agree. That's a problem, but what of the effect of the same chemical on the lives of unborn humans? Scientists are now tracing a direct link between infertility and estrogens in pesticides and medicines. A decade ago, one woman in ten was infertile; today the number has increased to one in eight and a half. Yes, it's true that women are having babies later in life, but it is also true that chemicals and residual pesticides from what we eat mimic estrogens or disrupt the "chemical message system" of the body's hormones during fetal development.
Think about this. The environment affects the food and water that you eat and drink, and what you eat and drink affects your health. Some way, adults seem to be more tolerant of some things than are children, and today, it is the future of our children that is on the line."...
"My wife and I prayed for a healing in St. Joseph's and St. Anne's, asking God for children. We prayed to have twin sons to start off with and we asked God that my wife would become pregnant within one year's time.
Nine months later, in June 1962, my wife was pregnant. And in January 1963, we were blessed with twin sons. Our prayers were answered.
Now you can say that this is a coincidence, but I ask you, what are the odds of having twin boys born, and in having them born within the specified time that you prayed for? Especially after three miscarriages?"
"The miscarriage itself was awful. It was painful and very traumatic. Without getting into detail, just let me say that it hurt to hear the doctor refer to the baby as a "specimen". To me, I was in the middle of experiencing the death of my child. To the doctor, it was just another day at work, just an other "procedure". I think many of you could relate to these feelings.
Where does God fit in?
I was able to make it through because of a loving God, who, being a father himself knew of my pain and understood it more than anyone else ever could. My consolation came through my faith in this loving God. I know that God is not the author of evil, therefore, my miscarriage was not a result of "God being mean to me" or "punishing me". When God created man, when he created the world we live in, he created us perfect, in his image and likeness. Man, in choosing to sin, opened the doors for sin and death to enter the world. (Rom 5:12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned) With it came sickness, disease, and many other things which many times are out of our control. He set certain laws into effect and these laws have taken their course.
Yes, God is able to heal, he is able to renew, restore, even raise the dead"
Kids in Church!
" From their youngest years, draw them out, taking their dreams and visions seriously. As the young child Samuel had to be taught, teach them what you know about hearing the voice of God and being obedient to responding to what they hear. You will be amazed at what God will do through your children. "-Kids in Ministries
"Children" writings by Catherine Hilton
"A commentary by Catherine Hilton on children and how they are intuitive, inspiring, and innocent."
"Law enforcement is investigating circumstances in the death of a Morris baby.
Paul Marcus Cohen, who was born Jan. 6, 2006, died on June 9 at Minneapolis Children's Hospital.
An autopsy by the Hennepin County Medical Examiners Office indicated that Cohen had signs of head trauma that were not consistent with a self-inflicted injury, according to Morris Police.
No arrests have been made in connection with the investigation, and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension are involved with Morris Police, said Morris Chief of Police Jim Beauregard.
We're in the middle of the investigation and we want to cover all bases,” Beauregard said. We haven't come to any particular conclusion.
Law enforcement investigators are interviewing people locally and at the hospital, Beauregard said.
There is no time frame involved in the probe, he said.
There were injuries to the baby's? Beauregard said. It's a serious situation and we want to make sure we do whatever is possible to reach the correct conclusion.
"Deaths of the innocents
The deaths of two boys in Morris and 10 other children in Minnesota are tragic reminders the state's services can't protect all kids despite their continuing efforts.
By Pam Louwagie, Star Tribune
Last update: January 07, 2007 ? 1:13 AM
MORRIS, MINN. -- Police Chief Jim Beauregard hung up the phone in his office and sat in silence with his investigators for a moment. The body of a little boy, not yet 3 years old, was lying on an autopsy table, and the medical examiner had just called to say the death didn't look like an accident.
It was the second time in three months Beauregard had been faced with such a case in this prairie college town in west-central Minnesota. To the chief's knowledge, Morris hadn't seen a murder, child or adult, in a half-century. Now, two children younger than 3 were dead, both from suspected abuse, in families previously unknown to child-protection workers.
"How did we fail this child?" he found himself asking. "What could I have done differently? What could someone down the block have done differently? Did anybody know?"
The two victims in Morris were among 12 children believed to have died in 2006 from violence, neglect or other "maltreatment," a review of state death certificates and news accounts shows. The number was consistent with the five-year average in Minnesota, but some cases, including those where social workers tried to protect the children, were especially disturbing to child-protection advocates.
"It's been a tough year, not so much in numbers maybe as the kinds of deaths that have occurred," said Connie Skillingstad, executive director of Prevent Child Abuse Minnesota. "It seemed as though the cases really hit home."
There was 10-year-old Jordan Gonsioroski, of Blaine, who authorities say was scalded to death in July under the care of her father and his girlfriend. That came after the girl was removed from her mother's custody. Court documents say that her mother admitted to a history of drug abuse and that there were suspicions the girl had been sexually abused by others.
Jordan was placed in her father's care, and 13 months after Isanti County determined she no longer needed child-protection services, she was found in her father's Blaine home, her skin blistered.
There was 4-month old Michael Coleman, of Minneapolis, whose father is accused of suffocating him with a quilt to stop his cries in July. Child-protection workers knew about Michael, too.
But in Morris, the police and the Stevens County Human Services said they had no clue that Paul Cohen and David Rutherford may have been in peril. They can only figure the two deaths in their small town were a terrible anomaly.
Paul, a 5-month-old whom neighbors described as a quiet baby with soft, curly hair, suffered traumatic brain injury in June. Authorities say it was at the hands of his father, Jurez L. Slaughter.
David, a polite 2-year-old who was a fan of Spider-Man and Thomas the Tank Engine, bled to death from a torn liver in September. His stepfather, Juan Carlos Herrera-Serrano, is charged with second-degree murder.
While each case has its own set of circumstances, most of the children who died in 2006 were age 3 or younger. That's consistent with U.S. Department of Justice studies, which have shown that children are more likely to become homicide victims in their first year of life than at any other time until they reach about age 15.
When infants are murdered, 61 percent of the time it is at the hands of their mothers or fathers, and 23 percent of the time it is by a male friend, the Bureau of Justice Statistics once reported. In 2006, fathers or other male caregivers were most often accused in the Minnesota deaths.
Looking for patterns
When a child dies in Minnesota, the state takes special notice. In addition to local and county investigations and reviews, a state child-mortality review panel looks for patterns among child deaths including those suspected to result from maltreatment, homicide, suicide, accident, SIDS or unexplained circumstances, and in which the social services system has been notified.
Esther Wattenberg, a review panel member and a faculty member of the school of social work at the University of Minnesota, said she thinks the system has gotten better at identifying children at risk, but it hasn't figured out how to predict when people will snap.
"Every time there's a terrible tragedy, we all feel we've failed in some way," Wattenberg said. "We're not sure we know how to create better surveillance on high-risk families. I think we know more about them now than we used to. Whether our prediction capacity has improved is open to question."
Not just risk assessment
In recent years, the state has tried to take a less confrontational approach when social workers investigate certain types of reports of possible abuse or neglect. Traditional investigations are still required for serious cases, such as suspected child endangerment, sexual abuse or shaken babies, state leaders said. But in less urgent cases, a social worker arriving at a family's door may see what kind of help a family needs in addition to assessing the risk to children.
That help could include getting food stamps, finding stable housing or giving parenting tips about children of various ages. Called Family Assessment Response, the approach became a standard practice in Minnesota in 2004. According to a study published last month, the approach has resulted in families having fewer new child abuse and neglect reports.
Counties are also conducting public education, using public service announcements to warn against shaking babies and to publicize hot lines for parents or caregivers on the edge.
But even those efforts do not prevent every death. State officials keep analyzing what has happened in each case to try to prevent it from happening again, leaders said.
"Unfortunately there are people who do very bad things to children, including killing them," said Erin Sullivan Sutton, who oversees child safety for the state Department of Human Services. "A number of cases will not come to light until a death or serious injury occurs."
Two little boys
Stevens County Attorney Charlie Glasrud has photos of Paul C and David R in his files.
"Look at him," he said, pulling out a funeral program with Paul's photo. "He's a little kid you didn't meet. He's cute. He never did anything to anybody.
"This is David," he continued, pulling out an obituary with a photo of the wide-smiling toddler. "You don't just get those guys out of your mind."
Paul lived with his parents in a modern two-story apartment building on the east side of town, the kind of place where young parents would gather in a grassy yard in which their children could play.
Paul's father, Jurez Slaughter, would often bring the 5-month-old out during the day while the boy's mother worked, neighbors said.
"He was a gorgeous little guy," said neighbor Geri B.
Then came June 2. According to a criminal complaint, Slaughter gave police different accounts of what might have happened to the baby, saying at one point that he dropped him.
Slaughter took him to the emergency room in Morris just after 7 p.m. and said, "My baby is dead," the complaint said. The medical staff revived Paul, however, and he lingered long enough that a group of friends and neighbors came to visit him at Children's Hospital in Minneapolis, where he had been transferred.
Authorities charged Slaughter in September with second-degree murder.
A lot of questions remain
Some of the neighbors have since moved away, Geri B. said, and they're all left to wonder about what they didn't see.
Some neighbors would later tell police that Paul's parents left him and a half-sister "home alone for inappropriate periods of time," but authorities said they received no reports.
"There were people here that they could have reached out to," said Sherry C, Bjornebo's mother, who also lives in the building. Young parents "need to find somebody that can help," she said.
About three months after Paul died, David Rutherford's stepfather brought David outside and yelled for help. Neighbors called 911.
The boy had fallen down a flight of stairs, the stepfather, Juan Carlos Herrera-Serrano, would tell police, giving varied details in several accounts. David was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the hospital.
His maternal grandmother, Pam Allison, said she saw nothing to concern her when the family lived with her right before they moved to Morris last summer.
"If I would have seen any signs, I would have questioned it in a heartbeat," she said.
Little David followed her everywhere, she said, saying please and thank you with his polite little voice. He taught her words in Spanish and helped his mom set and clear the table, she said.
"He was the world," Allison said. "He taught me how to be a grandma."
The family had lived in Morris only a few weeks, but neighbors started to bring over food right after the boy died. Some went to his funeral, too.
"I think it's a matter of showing support for the families," said neighbor Jean Ekern.
Feeling heartsick and helpless
The two deaths left the community of Morris looking inward, paying more attention to the people they see around them and hoping it doesn't happen again. Joanie Murphy, director of Stevens County Human Services, said her entire department felt heartsick. She couldn't sleep some nights and felt "helpless."
Systems can intervene only when trouble is known, officials said.
The families "were unknown to us," Murphy said. "I don't have a crystal ball."
Maggie Fletcher, who with Ekern helped organize a pancake breakfast benefit that seven churches put on for David Rutherford's mother, said the community has been soul-searching, asking questions such as "Why didn't we stand up for this child? What did we not see? Is there an ignorance among ourselves?"
Fletcher and others say residents are more aware now, trying to pay closer attention to the children around them as they go about their busy lives.
And, she said, they're hoping it's something the community won't soon face again: "There was a sadness in each person's heart."
Staff Writer Glenn Howatt contributed to this report.
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-Classes Labor Class by Stevens/Traverse Public Health
Contact them for exact schedule.
Director: Betty Windom-Kirsch
621 Pacific Ave.
Morris, MN 56267
"I would like to dedicate this to my niece, who is in that learning stage. My older sister has been teaching her too and I wanted to do my part. I decided to make it as interactive and fun for her with a Biblical foundation.
*see English for details: "
Joshua 1:8 This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth, but thou shalt meditate thereon day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success. "
PATH looking for people to give care to children
PATH is a foster care licensing agency that serves children in need of treatment, medical, or respite foster care. They also serve families interested in adopting Minnesota's waiting children. Qualified families receive prof training and suport in addition to financial compensation. If you feel your family might be called to this, more information is
available at 218-739-3074.
*this was a forward announcement sent through my local church on Friday, February 13th of 2004
What? "Faith Weaver Friends": Kids Get-Together
Where? Morris Evangelical Free Church
What? 1 1/2 hour break for parents by dropping their kids (K-6th grade) of for various activities after school
When? Sept-May (every Wednesdays @3:30p-5p)
Contact: Youth Pastor: Chris Schaffer
"Join Bob and Larry backstage after a filming of their show to see what happens when the cameras stop rolling and the kitchen counter is cleared. Chaos is bound to ensue when the Veggies gather to sort through the mailbag and choose their favorites for upcoming shows. The production meeting is interrupted when Larry unveils his new invention, the weird-o-meter! But watch out! Larry?s invention backfires, sending him and all his Veggie pals on a very weird adventure! Through this crazy journey, can the Veggies learn the value of each other?s differences and find that God made each of them special?
Find out when Big Idea Inc. presents God Made You Special, Live!
2pm and 7pm, October 18, 2008
Tickets available online or at all area Northwestern Bookstores. "
'God Made You Special' Trailer 207352
"A great collection of long-time favorites and new animation too! This is the trailer for the Big Idea title, 'God Made You Special' -- Available in stores and online now!"
*see GoodnewsEverybody: Issues-Self Image
Missing Grace, "On the Journey" and it deals with famlies who've lost children due to stillbirth, miscarriage or have dealt with infertility
*Heart of the City did a conference regarding this on Friday, March 26th 2004
"..is a subspecialty of pediatrics that consists of the medical care of newborn infants, especially the ill or premature newborn infant. It is a hospital-based specialty, and is usually practiced in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs). The principal patients of neonatologists are newborn infants who are ill or requiring special medical care due to prematurity, low birth weight, intrauterine growth retardation, congenital malformations (birth defects), sepsis, or birth asphyxias..."
"...To put it bluntly, we don’t want any more stuff. In lieu of gifts, we are asking you to honor our union by donating to a cause that is near and dear to our hearts. In 2005, our friends Brian and Kate Hanson lost their infant son, Benjamin, to a rare lymphatic disorder. To celebrate his short life and to provide hope for other families facing pre-natal challenges, Ben’s Buddies was created to raise money for the Benjamin Walker Hanson Neonatology Fund. This endowment fund supports research and education at the University of Minnesota Division of Neonatology. .."
*met Ben W. first through local (Morris, MN) community functions (e.g. Blandin 04'). He forwarded this on Saturday, December 20th of 2008 as a Wedding Announcement.
"located at 8595 Central Park Place, opened in March 2003.
In a secure, stimulating environment, custom built to a child's scale, "Lookout Ridge" is a state-of-the-art indoor playground located on the lower level of Central Park. The playground complements the high quality and unique design of the Central Park building and is an exciting attraction for children age 12 and under.
A themed, life-like design and sound effects accompany slides, forests, a tree house, and even a cave. Kids are able to climb inside cliffs imitating the St. Croix River Valley, then zoom down a mountain spiral slide emerging from a cave. Children also can venture to the top of the tree house, cross over to the gigantic fallen tree, and race down a 30-foot superslide! For a more challenging adventure, kids can explore the tree foam forest and cross through the tube jam.
To reach Lookout Ridge staff during business hours call (651) 414-3434.
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"The Promises of God bring us life, direction and hope. www.hearingGod.tv presents an audible, spoken word, of bible promises by topic on YouTube. Feel free to create playlists in your areas of need and play them over and over--sinking the word of God into your spirit, while you surf the web or multi-task.
Bless you as your mind is conforming to Christ, your faith is fed, and the Word of God is being made manifest within you. It shall not return void!"
"From Booples.com, the song portion of the Booples episode "David Rocked Goliath." The song contains 1 Corinthians 1:25 which the lesson in the full episode is based on. The Booples learn that God can use anybody no matter how small. Just like He used David, a little shepard boy, to defeat Goliath. More videos, DVDs, songs, Sunday school lessons and color sheets at Booples.com!"
"Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease is common amongst babies and toddlers. Characteristics of the condition include a rash of blisters on the hands, feet and mouth (hence, the clever name). In addition to the rash, the child may experience a sore throat, fever, and malaise. However uncomfortable the condition may be, it isn?t serious.
Like most parents, you will most undoubtedly want to rush your child to the doctor when hand, foot and mouth disease first appears. This won?t do much for the tyke, unfortunately. Like a stomach bug, it simply has to run its course. In the meantime, try to help your child be as comfortable as possible-they will need a lot of love and attention. Acetaminophen (Tylenol) will help to ease the fever and pain until the condition subsides.
The only time a serious complication could arise is if the symptoms get in the way of basic needs, such as eating. Your baby or toddler may reject their feedings because their mouth or throat is so sore. In that case, be careful that he/she doesn?t become dehydrated. Watch how often they are wetting their diapers. If a fever rises above 103 F, take your child to the doctor, as there may be another condition developing.
Children in daycare or preschool are especially susceptible to catching this illness. It is a highly contagious, viral condition that is spread through coughing and sneezing. Unfortunately, a child is most contagious before they begin to exhibit any symptoms. As a result, a child could spread it unknowingly amongst his peers or siblings. Adults do not suffer from hand, foot, and mouth disease like children, although they may feel a bit under the weather if exposed. Pregnant women should avoid all contact with the disease.
Symptoms of hand, foot, and mouth disease last for about 7-10 days. During this time, a child should remain out of school or daycare so that they do not expose any more children. Although most common in summer and fall, it could occur at anytime of year. Once a child is exposed to the virus, incubation takes about 3-6 days. From there, it is just a waiting game, but keep in mind that your child is in no serious danger.
" Hand-Foot-Mouth Disease,from Dr.Greene "Who gets it?
This disease is most common among young children but is seen with some frequency up until puberty. Adults can get it, but this is much less common. Once people have had coxsackievirus A16 they are generally immune, but they could get another case of hand-foot-mouth disease from one of the other, less common viruses. Most infections occur in the summer or early fall, with the peak between August and October in the northern hemisphere.
How is it treated?
Antibiotics do not help with hand-foot-mouth disease. The important issues are pain relief and plenty of fluids. Cold liquids and popsicles can be soothing for a child?s sore throat.
How can it be prevented?
The viruses that cause hand-foot-mouth disease are present both in the stool and in the respiratory secretions. It can spread by fecal?oral transmission, droplet transmission, contact transmission, and by means of fomites. Hand cleansing?especially after diapering/toileting and before eating?can help reduce its spread. Children are often kept out of school or daycare for the first several days of the illness, but it is not clear this prevents others from becoming infected. Other children in the class are probably contagious even though they will never develop symptoms.
"..More simple songs for young learners, CDs, downloads, videos, activity ideas, and free worksheets available at www.supersimplesongs.com! .."
Related Sites: ABC Phoncards, pdf format (color) ABC song www.tiptaptop.com, from youtube.com "clip from the children's DVD Tip Tap Top in Playsongs. Educational - learn the ABCs via activities. all original for kids and families "
"..The flu will make your child feel very sick, notes Dr. Macknin, but he should occasionally perk up for 15 to 20 minutes, perhaps after being given some acetaminophen (Children's Tylenol; check the package directions for the correct dose for your child's age and weight, or consult a physician). ''If he stops having good times mixed with the bad, call your physician,'' Dr. Macknin says.
Raise the humidity. A cool-mist vaporizer placed near your child's bed can help make nasal secretions more free-flowing so your child breathes more comfortably, says Jack H. Hutto, Jr., M.D., chief of pediatric infectious disease at All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida. '' Your child will benefit from the extra humidity, but be sure to clean the vaporizer often, following the manufacturer's instructions. These machines tend to collect mold and bacteria, which can get sprayed into the air,'' Dr. Hutto says.
Quiet those coughs in the night. If your child's cough is harsh and bothersome, give a nonprescription cough syrup containing dextromethorphan, a cough suppressant, says Michael Macknin, M.D., head of the Section of General Pediatrics at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Ohio, clinical pro-fessor at Pennsylvania State University Medical School in Hershey and associate professor of pediatrics at Ohio State University Medical School in Columbus. ''Don't try to suppress the cough around the clock, though,'' he says.''A cough provides a useful function by helping to clear the lungs of bacteria and debris. So treat it only when it is preventing your child from getting some sleep.'' Dextromethorphan is contained in many brands of children's cough medicine, including Delsym, Robitussin-DM and Triaminic-DM.
.. Replenish lost fluids. Kids tend to lose a lot of fluid with a fever, and even more if there is vomiting. So you should push fluids by offering your child a choice of things to drink. '' We adults tend to offer things that make us feel better. But what seems good to you may not appeal to your child,'' says Dr. Hutto. ''Children's taste buds are more sensitive than ours. So when they are ill, they tend to want really bland things without a lot of flavor or odor.''
Try flat soda or diluted rather than full-strength apple juice, he suggests. ''A hot drink such as hot lemonade with honey may be soothing to the throat, but most kids tend to prefer cool drinks,'' he says. If your child is vomiting, keep in mind that the worst is usually over within 6 hours, and kids usually stop throwing up after 24 hours, says Dr. Grobstein. '' Your child will feel awful for a while, but it is not likely that he'll get dehydrated in such a short time,'' she says.
As long as your child's stomach is upset, a teaspoon or so of liquid at a time may be all you can expect him to swallow, Dr. Grobstein says. If your child vomits that small amount of liquid, wait 20 minutes and try again.
Opt for a pop. ''Along with water, offer sugary drinks such as juice or a Popsicle, which is basically sugar-water that's been frozen. A small amount of warm chicken soup is a good addition because it provides sodium--an important electrolyte--and is soothing to the throat besides,'' suggests Dr. Grobstein. Electrolytes are key minerals that help keep the body's electrical charge in balance. And, she notes, ''unless your child is very young, or has other health considerations, you can keep the electrolyte balance normal just by offering this variety of liquids.''
It's usually not necessary to give a child Pedialyte, an over-the-counter fluid often recommended when a child is vomiting a lot, says Dr. Grobstein. While this beverage is formulated to maintain electrolytes, most kids hate the taste, she adds.
Serve some light bites. Your child won't have much of an appetite, but it is important to keep his blood sugar level up so that he'll have less tired-ness, vomiting, headache and fussiness, Dr. Hutto says. ''Think in terms of small carbohydrate snacks: miniature marshmallows, crackers, dry toast, plain bread. The snacks should be fat-free so that they're easily digested,'' he says.
Soothe the sore throat. Dr. Macknin recommends easing throat pain with nonprescription Chloraseptic spray. Or have your child gargle with salt- water. Dissolve ½ teaspoon of salt in a cup of warm water. '' You can also offer throat lozenges, which kids seem to enjoy because it's like eating candy,'' Dr. Macknin says.
"...What should you do if your child comes home with a miserable, but common, cold?
Your best bet may be age-old home remedies. After all, antibiotics won't work against these viruses. And there are no data that say over-the-counter cough and cold medicines work well for kids either, says Kathi J. Kemper, MD, professor of
Home Remedies for Colds
A lot of dealing with winter illnesses involves removing discomfort and instilling comfort, rather than "curing" the ailment. Kemper recommends extra attention for the child. "What did your mother do for you?" she asks. Social support is good, as are being tucked into a special bed or couch with sheets, fresh jammies, and favorite foods and juices.
Chicken soup is still a mainstay. Some data even show it has healing powers. At very least, it's light, nutritious, and tastes good to little appetites.
".. everyone should know contains mercury that damages your nervous system. Mercury, of course, is one of the most toxic substances you can put in a human body. It is a heavy metal known to contribute to neurological disorders, including autism, dementia, and even Alzheimer's disease. Mercury also tends to build up in tissues in the human body and is not easily removed, so even small exposures to mercury can accumulate over time and end up compromising the health of the person involved. Baxter, the makers of the flu vaccines was caught putting live bird flu in the vaccines and making people get more sick and ill with the help of the World Health Organization (WHO). DO NOT TAKE THE VACCINE!.."
*see GoodnewsEverybody.com Science: Biology, Animals, Biological Warfare, etc... for Flu-Vaccination
"..Initially, the death rate looked worse because those sick enough to be hospitalized were naturally the ones being tested for H1N1 flu. When the number who died is compared primarily to the number hospitalized, the death rate looks worse. But those who became infected and never needed that level of medical treatment aren’t included. Lipsitch’s figures make a more realistic comparison of those who died to those who became infected, whether or not they required hospitalization.
Does this mean that concern over the H1N1 flu is exaggerated? “Yes, there’s been hype, but I don’t think it’s been an outrageous amount of hype,” Lipsitch said. Panic is definitely not justified, but normal precautions like careful hand washing and avoiding unnecessary exposure certainly have their place.
Lipsitch noted an important difference between seasonal flu and the H1N1 swine flu: the elderly are hardest hit by seasonal flu while swine flu is targeting younger adults and children. The elderly, with their multiple health conditions, are more likely to die from seasonal flu. Children and younger adults, perhaps by virtue of their general health being better than seniors, are not succumbing to H1N1 flu at the same rate as the elderly fall to seasonal flu.
The picture is not as gloomy as it has been painted. This should be taken into account when considering whether or not to be immunized against the H1N1 swine flu...
..A new study has shown that flu killed more U.S. children than chicken pox, whooping cough, and measles combined in the 2003-2004 flu season.
...But another factor may be that the strain of flu common that year, known as H3N2, carries a higher rate of death in general.
...Until October 2004 doctors were not required to report a childhood death caused by influenza.
..A year ago, many people had trouble getting flu shots because one manufacturer lost its license and half the doses destined for the United States had to be destroyed.
The study appears in The New England Journal of Medicine.
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*referred by about.com
"Parenting is important to you because your children matter more than anyone in the world. As a caring adult, you want to give your kids the best. So you strive to understand child development and child discipline and become a better parent. You work hard for your family and give them more than you had as a child. You read magazines and books. But have you ever asked yourself what you want from this relationship? And have you asked yourself what your children really NEED aside from physical comfort and security?
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http://www.gty.org/Blog/B100928 ... Flip through any trendy parenting magazine today and you'll find an endless list of tips and techniques on how to rear your children "responsibly." Schedules, healthy meals, baby aerobics, and Baby Einstein-the world has plenty to say about "successful" parenting. Frustrated dads and desperate moms can find quick, easy solutions to meet their immediate need. Some say, if Johnny refuses to eat his green beans, just give him what he wants. Don't force him to eat something he doesn't like, and certainly don't punish him for expressing himself. The important thing is to "build his self-esteem."
Tips like that may provide immediate comfort to a frantic parent, but what's the long-term effect? As you'll hear today from John, the world's pragmatic, short-term solutions come with a huge price-tag. Here's John MacArthur to explain . . .
Listen to John's sermon excerpt, then take these questions to the comment thread:
(1) How have you seen churches cater to the self-esteem parenting movement (e.g., parenting classes, youth programs)? Be specific.
(2) God has provided every social institution with a means to promote order and discipline-to the government, the sword; to the church, excommunication; and to parents, the rod of correction. What happens in society, in the church, and in the home, when God-ordained authority refuses to implement discipline? What are the parallels?
(3) Parents, what advice would you give to a mom or dad headed down the road of self-esteem parenting? Is it too late for them to turn around? If it's not too late, what practical changes can they make?"
"presents exciting entertainment that brings moral and biblical principles to life. Set in the small town of Odyssey, the stories range from comedy to suspense, from romance to mystery. The show’s memorable, fun characters and situations are designed to ignite the imaginations of tweens (ages 8 to 12) — while captivating the attention of the entire family."
16 The Imagination Station
When kids are small, they learn the ABCs. They're happy to sing them in the bathtub, in the car and while they're eating their Cheerios. But according to Dr. Leman, the ABCs are for parents, too — ABCs that build a healthy self-esteem in your child.
According to Leman, author of Have a New Kid by Friday, a healthy self-esteem is cultivated in children through Acceptance, Belonging and Competence. ..
"There is a form of self-esteem that comes from an understanding of who God is and one's relationship with God. Here is how to develop self-esteem through God. This approach is centred on Jesus Christ the Messiah; others may promote other paths, but this path has proven to be very effective; so effective that you or your friends can know how to prove God is real and find yourself in Him and bless the whole world in God's Love...
"Today I begin a series aimed at helping you to build self esteem or what I like to call God confidence in your children.
Step One: Speak positively into your child's life.
There is a story in the Bible which involves a fathers words or lack thereof.
Esau and Jacob were both sons of Isaac. According to the covenant God made with Abraham, who was Isaac's father, it was required that they pass on the blessing of God to their eldest son. ...
Tips For Building Self Esteem In Your Child
" "If you carefully obey all the commands I am giving you today, and if you love the Lord your God with all your heart and soul, and if you worship him, 14 then he will send the rains in their proper seasons so you can harvest crops of grain, grapes for wine, and olives for oil. 15 He will give you lush pastureland for your cattle to graze in, and you yourselves will have plenty to eat.
16 "But do not let your heart turn away from the Lord to worship other gods. 17 If you do, the Lord's anger will burn against you. He will shut up the sky and hold back the rain, and your harvests will fail. Then you will quickly die in that good land the Lord is now giving you. 18 So commit yourselves completely to these words of mine. Tie them to your hands as a reminder, and wear them on your forehead. 19 Teach them to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are away on a journey, when you are lying down and when you are getting up again. 20 Write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates, 21 so that as long as the sky remains above the earth, you and your children may flourish in the land the Lord swore to give your ancestors.-Deuteronomy 11
NASHVILLE, TN (ANS) -- NFL Hall of Fame Quarterback Jim Kelly shares fatherhood advice in his new book The Playbook for Dads – with Ted Kluck -- (FaithWords/Hachette Book Group, September 2012).
Relaying insider information on his toughest job, Kelly tackles 10 important lessons that fathers should be sharing with their children.
“Being a father is hard work,” writes Kelly. “It’s hard work just like being a quarterback was hard, relentless work . . . But I can honestly say that it's the greatest, most important job in the world.”
According to a news release, relating personal experiences on and off the Buffalo Bills field to fatherhood, Kelly walks fathers through his game plan, challenging them to coach their children through 10 important lessons: thankfulness, confidence, respect, preparation, passion, perseverance, character, responsibility, teamwork and spiritual life.
“It seems like many of these principles are fading away in our society, and I think it’s our job as fathers to preserve them and pass them along to our children,” writes Kelly.
Each parenting lesson begins with a letter to his son Hunter, who passed away at age eight from Krabbe disease, and ends with a letter to his two daughters, Cam and Erin. Kelly shares details of his and his wife Jill's journey to Christianity after the passing of their son, and how that experience has changed their lives for the better - forever.
About the Author:
Jim Kelly is an NFL Hall of Fame quarterback, who in eleven seasons led the Buffalo Bills to the playoffs eight times, including four Super Bowls. In September 1997, three months after their infant son, Hunter, was diagnosed with a fatal disease, Jim and his wife Jill founded the Hunter's Hope Foundation. The Kellys have shared Hunter’s story all over the world and in Jill's book, Without a Word.
FaithWords publishes books for the growing inspirational market. Based near Nashville, Tenn., FaithWords has grown dramatically by acquiring a solid list of faith-building fiction and high-profile authors with edifying messages, including best-selling authors Joyce Meyer, Joel Osteen, John Eldredge and David Jeremiah. Several FaithWords titles have appeared on national best-seller lists, most recently Every Day a Friday by Joel Osteen, Living Beyond Your Feelings by Joyce Meyer and I Never Thought I'd See the Day! by David Jeremiah.
Dan Wooding, 71, who was born in Nigeria of British missionary parents, is an award winning British journalist now living in Southern California with his wife Norma, to whom he has been married for 49 years. They have two sons, Andrew and Peter, and six grandchildren who all live in the UK. He is the founder and international director of ASSIST (Aid to Special Saints in Strategic Times) and the ASSIST News Service (ANS) and he hosts the weekly “Front Page Radio” show on the KWVE Radio Network in Southern California and which is also carried throughout the United States and around the world. Besides this, Wooding is a host for His Channel Live, which is carried via the Internet to some 192 countries. Dan recently received two top media awards -- the “Passion for the Persecuted” award from Open Doors US, and as one of the top “Newsmakers of 2011” from Plain Truth magazine. He is the author of some 45 books, the latest of which is “Caped Crusader: Rick Wakeman in the 1970s.” To order a copy, go to: http://www.amazon.com/CAPED-CRUSADER-Rick-Wakeman-1970s/dp/1908728302/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1335474883&sr=1-1 .
DAVID C. COOK, a leading nonprofit discipleship resource provider based in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
*resource we use for MCC Sunday School (starting Sept. 09')
*decided to find these links below this evening (Saturday, July 28th of 2007) in preparation for a "last minute" activity for tomorrow when I do Children's Church (Sunday School lesson) at my local church
"This was done with a puppet and green screen, actually two green screens. one in front and down low the other behind and high. Lighting is the key for green screening, to make sure you have even light with NO shadows. Let me know what you think, and feel free to rate this. Thank you. "
Miracle baby whose kidneys were healed inside womb - Mellor Australian Healing Evangelist - Today's Christian Videos
"Three years ago, this mother was told to abort her baby because its kidneys had not developed and the baby would not live. The mother refused the abortion and believed God for a miracle. She received prayer from John and the next scan amazed the doctors.
The baby was born with normal kidneys and she is now 3 years old. All glory to Jesus! www.johnmellor.org"
*see GoodnewsEverybody.com Ministry: Healing
"The Hobbit" is considered to be one of the best books written by J.R.R. Tolkien. Created in the tradition of a fairy tale, with author's effort to integrate two interests, stories for his three sons and a mythology of England, the book has had a corner in hearts of many readers since it was first published in September, 1937. Being Tolkien's first published work, "The Hobbit" is often marketed as a prelude to his masterpiece "The Lord of the Rings", published 17 years later... The Hobbit (1977) - Part 1, from youtube.com
*my niece is a huge fan (3 1/2 years old)
Naruto AMV-My world
"Here's a video of Naruto that I found on Animemusicvideos.org. It's my favorite AMV! Song:My world
Related Sites: Naruto Episode 141 Dub (1), from youtube.com " Disclaimer:
Naruto English Episodes is a Production
of Cartoon network,But I do not Own Naruto,It is Orignal Production is from Japan I would like to thank the Naruto Cast,Yuri Lowental, Maile Flanagan,Dave Wittenburg,Kate Higgins,Yoshumi Shourna,For Voices and English translation from Cartoon network Cast.I Have No Intention of Copyright Infrigment " Love Hina - Naru Narusegawa Estrella del Pop, from youtube.com "Love Hina - Naru Narusegawa Estrella del Pop"
11화 소풍가고 싶어요.avi
"Keep his decrees and commands, which I am giving you today, so that it may go well with you and your children after you and that you may live long in the land the LORD your God gives you for all time...-Deuteronomy 4
"JMG Studios is John-Marc Grob's vision come to life, born out of a sincere desire to combat the often "hidden" and sometimes blatant family UN-friendly agendas of other kid-targeted companies. Dedicated to producing projects and merchandise that reflect decent family values and Christian principles, JMG Studios offers an alternative.
Formed 12 years ago, JMG Studios has established a reputation as a reliable supplier of children's properties and..."
*met at Godtube.com
Orphans of God
"This is a video I made from Avalon's Orphans of God" ORPHANS OF GOD Song Lyrics
STAND (2006) from lyricsandsongs.com "Who here among us has not been broken
Who here among us is without guilt or pain
So oft’ abandoned by our transgressions
If such a thing as grace exists
Then grace was made for lives like this
There are no strangers
There are no outcasts
There are no orphans of God
So many fallen, but hallelujah
There are no orphans of God
Come ye unwanted and find affection
Come all ye weary, come and lay down your head
Come ye unworthy, you are my brother
If such a thing as grace exists
Then grace was made for lives like this
O blessed Father, look down upon us
We are Your children, we need Your love
We run before Your throne of mercy
And seek Your face to rise above
41 Every year Jesus’ parents went to Jerusalem for the Festival of the Passover. 42 When he was twelve years old, they went up to the festival, according to the custom. 43 After the festival was over, while his parents were returning home, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem, but they were unaware of it. 44 Thinking he was in their company, they traveled on for a day. Then they began looking for him among their relatives and friends. 45 When they did not find him, they went back to Jerusalem to look for him. 46 After three days they found him in the temple courts, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions. 47 Everyone who heard him was amazed at his understanding and his answers. 48 When his parents saw him, they were astonished. His mother said to him, "Son, why have you treated us like this? Your father and I have been anxiously searching for you."
49 "Why were you searching for me?" he asked. "Didn’t you know I had to be in my Father's house?"[f] 50 But they did not understand what he was saying to them.
51 Then he went down to Nazareth with them and was obedient to them. But his mother treasured all these things in her heart. 52 And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man. "