Thursday, July 29, 2010

Needing & Wanting Attention

I remember when Steven was first diagnosed ADHD and I chose a natural route instead of narcotics, the pediatrician told me our natural options might seem to be working because it was giving  him additional attention.  This mom thought if my son needed extra attention, shouldn't that be the course we choose ----  not controlled narcotics.  I do believe the additional parenting skills we aquired  along with the nutrition & removal of junky foods & toxic chemicals, all contributed to our success in raising him without the controlled substances.  I think this article from Lou has some great insight for both children & adults.  Let me know what you think?

To Your Health,

Winner's Circle Network with Lou Tice - 7/29/10 - "Needing & Wanting Attention"

When your younger children crave attention, do they throw a tantrum, misbehave or act out inappropriately? If so, maybe you can show them a better way.

You know, children want many things that they don't usually ask for directly. In that way, they're no different from adults. Two things in particular that we all seem to need, but seldom come right out and ask for, are recognition and affection.

Now, kids who get plenty of each from the start usually grow up to be happy, well adjusted, confident, and well behaved. Kids who don't get much of either, though, will get very creative. They may try throwing tantrums, and if this succeeds in creating the attention they need, they may grow up believing that when you don't get what you want, becoming very angry will do the trick. You have probably seen examples of this while driving.

Many children misbehave to get attention - not consciously, as a rule, but they do it nevertheless, because even negative attention is better than no attention. If neither tantrums nor acting out works, they may eventually stop trying at all, becoming withdrawn, listless and apathetic.

The thing to do, then, if you want to eliminate these problems or avoid them in the first place, is to give your kids plenty of attention and affection when they are behaving well.

Let them know that it's OK to ask for what you want. It's OK to ask for a hug or to say, "Please pay attention to me for a few minutes." When they do ask, take time to give it to them. You'll be avoiding many future problems - not only for your kids, but also for you.

Lou Tice
The Pacific Institute

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Mango Pops | Weelicious ™ - Fast, Easy & Fresh Homemade Home Made Baby Food Babyfood Recipes, Toddler Food and recipes for the entire family!

Just found this blog.  I thougth you might like this recipe.

To Your Health,

Mango Pops Weelicious ™ - Fast, Easy & Fresh Homemade Home Made Baby Food Babyfood Recipes, Toddler Food and recipes for the entire family!

Another Report Linking Cancer to Household Chemical Use

Many thanks to Donna Jewett for passing along this information on a peer-reviewd study showing twice the rate of breast cancer among women who reported the highest use of cleaning products. A very good reason to share Shaklee's safe, effective, and non-toxic Get Clean products.  Check out the links in this report.

It is one of the reasons I am so passionate about what I do.  This is me on our local TV  show, BETTER CT.  If you are on facebook , add Lets Be Toxin Free to your Likes. 

To Your Health,

Dear Friends,

I thought you might be interested in new results of our research published today in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Health. We found higher breast cancer risk among women who reported the highest cleaning product use; however, we caution that these results may be influenced by differences among women in what they recall about past product use as well as their actual product use. The journal's press release is pasted below along with a link to the journal abstract and full article.

Because of our concern that some cleaning products contain mammary gland carcinogens or endocrine disruptors, we have long recommended alternatives that may reduce exposure to suspect chemicals:

Here are a few of the news stories reporting our results around the world:

We would love to hear your comments. And if you want to share them with others, you can find us on Facebook

Best wishes,

Julia G. Brody, PhD
Executive Director
Silent Spring Institute
29 Crafts Street
Newton, MA 02458


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Sunday, July 11, 2010

Are they Blackberries or Black Raspberries?

I have asked this question and I have been told they are Black Raspberries growing all over my yard. We had a lot of rain this spring and now are having some hot days - so it is a banner year for these berries. Every night I go out to brave the poison ivy and and reach through the thorns to pick these sweet, ripe berries. Now twice I gotten stung also!

I got over the bee sting and am sitting with a bowl of them to snack on. I have found a high anti-oxidant substitute for the bowl of popcorn. YUM!!

To Your Health,