Saturday, August 30, 2008
Friday, August 29, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
I know that it is very difficult to talk and warn your child for he or she can’t still distinguish who are dangerous people and who are not. Whenever my child and I will go to public places I see to it that my attention is more focus in him. My child is so friendly to people that he can see and would even smiled and say Hello! or Hi!. One incident that had happened is when a teen-ager boy has approached us in our sit while eating in the mall. The boy sits with us and was showing me a paper to read. I read the paper and he was just informing that he’s a student and has no money to pay for his school. Although I did not believe him I still gave just a small amount of money so that he will just leave us. I stand up for awhile and get water to drink. When I got back to our sit the teen-ager boy is still around and was talking already to my kid and they were both laughing out loud and was so very friendly to my kid and so I immediately called my kid’s attention and explained to him that being friendly to other people is not bad but you should know that not all people are the so-called “friends”.
Here are some ways to protect your child
1.Teach your child to say “NO” if a stranger will approach and will invite to go with him. Immediately Go and Tell to a trusted adults.
2. When in school emphasize to your child never to get into someone’s car and wait until you arrive. It is better stay and wait inside the classroom.
3. Don’t leave your child unattended especially on public places e.g.. malls, parks, etc. Always accompany your child even in public toilets.
4. Have always a plan in case she or he gets lost. (e.g) when you’re in the mall or in any public places stay where you last saw your child. Have also a secret word that only the two of you know.
5. If your child is big enough, teach to ring the emergency number to ask help.
6. Put in your child’s wallet your card with your name, address and phone # on it. If he or she is still small sew it into his or her jacket.
One unfortunate day my child had diarrhea. Diarrhea among children is a condition that should be taken seriously. This is because it can lead to dehydration or the loss of water and electrolytes from the child's body. And when the dehydration is not controlled, it may lead to more serious complications of the heart and kidneys.
It has been my practice and in fact to many mothers also- to give children plain water or rice water ("am") when they have diarrhea. But what many parents do not know is these cannot replenish the lost of electrolytes and therefore are not enough to fight dehydration.
I have discovered that the first aid for Diarrhea is Hydrite (Oral Rehydration Salts). It has been the right combination of water and electrolytes. It is also recommended by the World Health Organization go help prevent dehydration especially for Children.
Lets save our children from the dangers of dehydration. We Moms should have a stock of Hydrite in our medicine cabinet.
Sunday, August 24, 2008
I am just old enough to remember the days when children were respectful out of fear. When Mom gave that look you'd better shape up or else... I remember when it was unthinkable to be sassy or a smart alec.
Unfortunately, times have changed and discipline styles have been relaxed in order to allow our children freedom to express themselves. Those who have adopted these more relaxed parenting styles should not be surprised that their children do not naturally display respect. In fact, some parents actually think it's cute for their toddler to answer back and behave in a saucy manner. Should those parents be surprised when their middle schoolers behave appallingly? A sassy three-year old is an embarrassing seven-year-old. Left to their own devices, our children will be as selfish and disrespectful as we will allow.
Going back to basics is still the best.
Experts said that attitudes don't happen automatically. They take root when parents teach their children fundamental politeness - and we parents practice it ourselves! The bottom line is to create an atmosphere of mutual respect. If we can establish this to our kids' earliest years, they'll be less likely to rebel when they're older -and we will be much better prepared to handle the uprisings that inevitably come along.
One way to foster respectfulness in your child is to teach her to be sensitive to other people's feelings. Teasing is not allowed in our home. We try to be careful that our words won't hurt another's feelings. The old mantra sticks and stones will break my bones but names will never hurt me is nonsense. Words are powerful. Words can inspire and encourage or shame and destroy.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
I remember my First Date was at the Disco. It was unforgettable, most embarrassing but humorous one.
I was so nervous then but so excited on what to wear. Dancing to the 80’s tune made me really crazy. Disco dancing were my friends favorite past time. My friends advised me to just be on my casual chic that time. I wore jeans, a tank top, flat shoes and spear myself a mild perfume. My date then wore jeans also, white t-shirt with collar match with a pair of black shoes. How can I forget?!
When me and my date were on the dance floor I saw many friends, I simply can’t control myself to socialize and gone wild dancing with my friends, that I almost forgot that I have a date dancing with me. We occupied too much room on the dance floor and just having the time of our life dancing. The crowd’s favorite disc jockey plays most of our favorite Dance tunes. I was sweating and catching my breath when my date asked me for a break. I still felt dizzy, from dancing and from the lights also, as we were heading back to our table. I didn’t notice that there was still one step down on our way--- I fell! Yes I fell! I was on my knees and my face was practically on the floor! Really, what a shame! It was really embarrasing that I wanted to run home already or hoping the floor will open and eat me alive!
Lessons learned on that incident was to watch our manners when in public places. If you can't handle it- avoid marathon dancing or dancing too much to the point of losing oneself. Keep your steps simple and if you’re a dance expert, don’t be too eager to show-off. If you have a Date with you, spend more time with him. You should also know when to have a break and have a “Kit-Kat” (chocolate) he-he-he.
Monday, August 18, 2008
- Do you have dramatic mood swings?
- Do you feel constantly guilty?
- Do you find yourself unable to concentrate?
- Do you suffer from obsessive thoughts or actions, such as repeated hand-washing or constantly checking whether you have left the gas on?
- Do you get aches in your back and shoulders?
- Do you often feel apprehensive or frightened?
- Do you suffer from diminished libido?
- Do you feel angry or irritable much of the time?
- Do you experience feelings of paranoia?
- Do you have feelings of self-loathing or lack of self-worth?
- Do you have suicidal thoughts?
- Do you suffer from insomnia, nightmares or simply wake up still feeling tired?
- Do you suffer from breathlessness?
- Do you suffer from frequent indigestion, constipation, or diarrhea?
- Do you experience muscle twitches?
- Do you feel constantly tired?
- Do you suffer from palpitations or a "lump" in the throat or stomach?
5-8 - Your stress level is relatively low but there might be a danger in the future if you do not recognize the stressors in your life. Identify the person or problem making you fell anxious and think of ways to react differently -whether to avoid them, confront them, or negotiate.
9-13 - Your stress level is quite high and could be affecting your mental and physical health. Try to relax. You may need a holiday. Re-evaluate your career and personal life. Make a list of your priorities so you're not trying to do everything at once.
14-17 - Watch out! Your stress level is reaching overload. It's high time you step back and detoxify. Get a new hobby and set aside more time for yourself. It may also be time to seek professional help. You need to change your life - fast - and therapy or counseling may help. Psychological burnout is a real danger.
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Friday, August 15, 2008
Davao City has a great abundance of flowers and fruits. Month of August is it's “Kadayawan Festival” and this festivity has so much to offer not only to Dabawenyos but as well to foreigners and tourists who are now here and touring the city.
The King of all Fruits “ Durian” is in every fruit stand and you can see people in all walks of life buying and eating this very unique and delicious fruit.
As I walk down the city everyday, the odoriferous riot is everywhere. The smell? Yes, it smells like hell as they say..but wait… the fruit taste like heaven. Yes my dear it’s heaven’s taste hahaha..…don’t ask me why, -know what I mean. The first time I got to smell the fruit It made me dizzy, So Yucky! can’t stand it! However, as I am used to the smell, and tried eating it, -have found the most ever yummy fruit I have eaten so far.
FYI....“Durian is widely known in Southeast Asia as the “King of Fruits” because of its distinctive size, odor and husk. Some said it's an aphrodisiac. Durian was named to mean “ thorny fruit”. It's thorny and devilish outside but sweet, heavenly white meaty in the inside.
For promotion purposes, Durian planters and sellers will surely love and appreciate this (ha-ha-ha)… To foreigners and tourists down in the city, please don’t leave Davao without having to taste Durian. It will surely be a great food trip experience of having to eat an exotic fruit like Durian.
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Here are some key vaccinations that grown-ups should take action.
1. Chicken Pox – If you didn’t have chicken pox as a child, you should be vaccinated. The virus causes more severe symptoms in adults than in kids. For pregnant woman, If you catch this during pregnancy, there is a great possibility that your baby could have birth defects.
2. Tetanus and Diphtheria- These bacterial infections can damage your nervous system and even kill you. But most people don’t think about getting a shot until they step on a rusty nail. Truth is, you should have tetanus and diphtheria booster (the vaccines are usually combined) every 10 years.
3. Flu- don’t miss this shot if you are over 50, are in your second or third trimester of pregnancy, or have a chronic disease or weak immune system. The shot attacks a different strain of influenza each year, so revaccinate every 12 months.
4. Pneumonia- If you’re 65 or older or have chronic disease or weak immune system, you should line up for a dose of pneumococcal vaccine. Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs and cause death.
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
I remember her as being so calm and brave after knowing that her Breast Cancer is Malignant and is on Stage 3-B. Despite of it, she managed to take care of her family and would go to her radiation therapy every day. She never faltered in her determination to keep going and survive this battle.
It was after a year when her fight for this battle has ended. God’s time has come and Elma had to leave her husband and two adorable kids and is being with our Father in Heaven.
When I’ve heard about this sad news that she passed away, I was in the office then and checking my emails. To my surprised, I’ve got an email from her with a subject “ Good day” and when I opened the mail it has actually no message and found out it is only a spammed message. It was my first time to receive a spammed message coming from her. I told myself then maybe she’s around and requesting me not about sales matters but a simple prayer for her soul. And so I did. I was in silence for about 5 minutes and bowed my head and prayed for her soul to rest in peace. We truly missed this lady who have once touches our hearts.
Breast cancer is a malignant tumor that starts from cells of the breast. A malignant tumor is a group of cancer cells that may invade surrounding tissues or spread (metastasize) to distant areas of the body. The disease occurs almost entirely in women, but men can get it, too. For more information about Cancer and Support please visit American Cancer Society site.
Sunday, August 10, 2008
- Pay yourself first. The only way to start growing your money is to save some 20% of your salary immediately. To make it easier, think of yourself as a company and compensate yourself first before doing anything else.
- Keep it liquid. Instead of real estate of other hard-to-unload properties consider investing initially in safer money instruments such as government treasury bills and bonds. Here your money stays liquid and earns more than if locked away in a savings account.
- Consider the risks. But if you want to invest big time, know that the bigger the returns, the higher the risk. Playing with stocks is a very dicey move, and franchising and small businesses have a high failure rate. Best option is to spread the risks and find a mentor to guide you.
- Steer clear of dubious pyramid, networking and other get-rich schemes that will only fleece you dry.
- Do not equate wealth wealth with tons of money. The goal is to become wealthy, but in the sense that present financial resources can support your lifestyle over a long period of time, even if you no longer work.
Friday, August 8, 2008
During the nursery years of my kid I found out that it's so easy of him to recognize all the letters in the alphabet and so with the numbers one to ten.
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Many parents should be vigilant and have their kids be vaccinated and not wait that something will happen and will regret the delayed actions of not preventing these deadly diseases.
Immunization for children should be given as early as possible to give them protection during the vulnerable early months of their lives.
Remember our former Senator in the Philippines- Ernesto Herrera. Polio crippled him in 1946 when he was only four-year old. Since then, Herrera has faced a daily struggle, not only with the crutches he uses to help him walk but also with a society that stigmatizes people with disabilities.
Here are the six diseases that every parent should take action and bring your child to your local health center or to his/her pediatrician for Immunization.
DIPHTERIA -a respiratory disease caused by bacteria.
Symptoms : Gradual onset of sore throat and low grade fever.
Transmission : Coughing and Sneezing.
Complications: Heart and Kidney failure, Death.
Vaccine - DPT
MEASLES – An acute bacterial respiratory infection.
Symptoms : Fever, runny nose, cough, a rash and red, watery eyes.
POLIO - a virus that invades the nervous system.
Symptoms : Fever, Headache, nausea and vomiting.
Transmission : Direct contact with infected children
Complications : One in 200 infections leads to irreversible paralysis, usually in Legs.
Vaccine -Oral Polio Vaccine
Symptoms : Chronic cough, mild fever in the afternoon and sweating at night.Chest and Back pain, and gradual weight loss
Transmission : Inhaling, ingesting or direct inoculation of TB bacteria.
Complications : Meningitis, Death
Symptoms : Muscular stiffness in the jaw, followed by stiffness of the neck,difficulty swallowing, rigidity of abdominal muscles , spasms.
Transmission : Through a wound, which becomes contaminated with the organism.
Complications : Death
Symptoms : Initially runny nose, sneezing, dry cough, fever and loss of appetite.
Transmission : Coughing and Sneezing
To all parents, I strongly advise you to have your children be vaccinated because these vaccinations can save lives.
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Monday, August 4, 2008
Sunday, August 3, 2008
Natural medicine believes that our body not only has the power to heal itself but is also unable to work against itself. The key is to provide our body with the right tools to achieve this. These tools can be found in an unchallenged diet, fresh fruits and vegetables, water and techniques that support the body's own healing capacity. The process of healing is also one of learning and of growth.
Sadly, many of the treats fed today are full of junk and contribute very little to our over all well-being except obesity and long term health problems.
Saturday, August 2, 2008
Friday, August 1, 2008
Most TV Programs including cartoons which are supposedly suitable for children, carry sexual, aggressive and violent content. TV is packed also with advertisements that promote consumerism and unhealthy habits such as smoking, drinking and eating junk foods. If its learning we Moms after, why don't we let our toddler play instead. These has been proven to be the best way young children learn. Play stimulates all five senses, whereas watching TV stimulates only two- and not in an entirely good way at that. The fast cutting of images can be visually jarring, and the noise desensitizes children to the different sounds around them.