Jan 23, 2011

The feeding good or bad for children

Image courtesy by Zuna.com: "You are what you eat"
Food should not be a prize or a punishment. To have better physical health, The child need to eat less and the food must be rich in carbohydrates, containing one-third good fat and the rest is covered by protein. Alongside this, children may already have some physical activity daily.

The frequent errors in feeding:
The food is not a reward nor a punishment, and so little should be a relief to the tensions. The food must have its place, its time and its control.

The major responsibility for the overweight child is the parents who determine what is consumed at home or abroad. Normally, by ignorance or ignorance of parents, children consume more amount of food than they need, and their food is very rich in fats, sugars, meats, precooked foods, sweets and cakes. These are children who consume few vegetables, fruit and fish.

Many children leave home without taking breakfast (milk, fruit, bread, etc.).. In the latest research on childhood overweight, it was found that many children go to school without breakfast in the morning. The breakfast is one of the most important meal of the day, and is directly implicated in weight regulation.

Besides the errors mentioned, many parents make errors in:
- Forcing the child to eat more than you can.
- Rewarding good behavior with sweets and other high-calorie foods.
- To punish children without food for presenting some unfavorable behavior.
- Any major event celebrate giving a food "without quality".
- Allow intake sweets, cakes, fizzy drinks and sugary.
- Offering often pre-cooked dishes becouse "lack of time".
Do not forget:
"Good nutrition begins with good habits from parents and are examples for the children"

Jan 3, 2011

Danger! The Small Adult

(Continued from previous post)
Another situation, which is the opposite to childish child is the formation of small adults.

There is a fashion today. Have you ever stopped to notice how the clothes are made for kids today? Seem miniature adult clothes. Girls wear until makeup, high heels, rings, bracelets, imitating adult women of music world, films and others.. The boys grow up to be Superman or any adult hero, wear hat, cap and clothes, similars to rappers, sport stars, pop singers, artists of tvs and films.

The fashion for young people (boys and girls) are the mirror of adults stars, super heroes and heroines, but not always the Stars are admirable examples, when we know details of their personal lives, that besides the talent, lead a life full of cultural contradictions and errors and are definitely not good examples for children.

Moreover, children's programs on tvs are increasingly entering in aspects of the adult world, like dating or relationship between man and woman, however they are still children to understand what is a real marriage or dating and its implications.

Often these children live in an environment that has many adults and few children to relate. It's with adults that they talk, play and live, and it is with their issues and problems they are involved on early life.

One mother, for example, when she loses her husband (by divorce or death), may make your daughter or son a little adult, with whom she will share her pain, and even seek advice if can dating or marry with another man.

A parent may want to teach adult skills and experiences too early for physical and intellectual development appropriate to the child and can cause an early ripening or insecurity.

Those are just examples as an adult may be stealing their childhood when the child begins very early and enter a world which does not belong.

Raising a child and care for her is a big responsibility. It takes wisdom and balance (especially emotional) to fulfill this principle!

The parents may affect the future of a child making the eternal childish or precocious small adult.

The healthy child needs proper care and attention, but the parents should let them grow up respecting the time - Give time to the time, the nature is wise.