June 2009 Blog Posts (16)

Factors That Make ADD/ADHD Worse

Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) &

Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) -

Other Contributing Factors to the development or worsening of symptoms -Part 2





Lack of exercise: Exercise increase the blood flow to the brain. Kids who lack the exercise they need are more likely to develop ADHD like symptoms. Our bodies are built to move, not to sit still everyday.



Psychological Factors: This is one factor that is grossly underestimated as a… Continue

Added by MomsMinuteBlogger on June 29, 2009 at 5:00am — No Comments

Some Causes Of ADD/ADHD

Some Causes of ADD and ADHD



Attention Deficit Disorder is a condition that is shrouded in confusion, old wives tales and misinformation.



1. Genetics - ADD is often inherited from either the parent or grandparent as many other

2. Head injury, especially to the left side of the brain. Keep in mind that this doesn't have to be a serious injury to have an adverse effect.

3. Toxic exposure- Brain infections such as meningitis or encephilitis cause a toxic inflammation… Continue

Added by MomsMinuteBlogger on June 26, 2009 at 5:00am — No Comments

THE TRUTH ABOUT ADD - The Core Symptoms you need to know about to prevent misdiagnosis -

THE TRUTH ABOUT ADD - The Core Symptoms you need to know about to prevent misdiagnosis -



This is the first in a series of posts that will discuss the core symptoms of all types of ADD/ADHD. If you've ever wondered if you or a loved one has ADD/ADHD this is one series of blog posts you have to read.



There are six different types of ADD according to Daniel G. Amen author of Healing ADD. However there are a few core symptoms that are common to all types of ADD:



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Added by MomsMinuteBlogger on June 24, 2009 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

In the Grip Of Soccer Fever

South Africa is currently hosting the Fifa Confederations Cup and I am so excited and proud to be part of it. My kids and I are HUGE soccer fans and our enthusiasm has rubbed off onto my rather reluctant husband (who is and looks like a couch potato)



Tomorrow we are going to watch the semi-finals in Bloemfontein and then from there we head to the Natal Coastal city of Durban for a much deserved winter break. I'm really looking forward to kicking my shoes off and having a few days to… Continue

Added by MomsMinuteBlogger on June 23, 2009 at 12:38am — No Comments

Hello from South Africa

Hello Everyone



My name is Sadiyya and I am Mom to 4 gorgeous kids ranging in age from 4-14 years of age. I have 2 boys and 2 girls. I live in Sunny South Africa.



I'm so glad to be here and I look forward to meeting other moms from all over the world, sharing what I know and networking with others. Isn't the internet great?



The focus of this blog will be my ramblings as a uniquely South African Indian mom and my experiences with my kids, especially my son who has… Continue

Added by MomsMinuteBlogger on June 23, 2009 at 12:28am — No Comments

Father's Graduation Letter to Daughter

Father's Graduation Letter to Daughter

By Nick Raybourne



Father’s Graduation Letter to Daughter



First, congratulations on completing your college degree! I’m impressed with the determination, drive and hard work you have demonstrated during your college days. Good job!



Every day marks the beginning of the next day of your life but there are certain days that represent major milestones. This is… Continue

Added by Familyigloo Editor on June 17, 2009 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Too Late to Be a Daddy Or is It? 5 Ways to Get Close to Your Adult Children

It is Father's Day once again. There are many children who have grown and are growing up without their father. A father is an irreplaceable person in a kid's life. Some kids never get the opportunity to know who their father is, while others do get the opportunity to get to know their father and in some cases wish they didn't. Some fathers want to know their children and in some cases they may enter into their adult lives. This is not necessarily a bad thing. There is nothing wrong with…

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Added by Familyigloo Editor on June 17, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

Father-Child Relationships - The Oldest Child Affects the Younger Children's Relationship

Do you have a daughter or daughters? How does a father's relationship with the oldest child (boy or girl) in the family influence his relationship with a young daughter?



In this article I'll share with you some ideas that may help you understand how your relationship with the oldest child in the family is influencing your relationships with the younger children in your family.…



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Added by Familyigloo Editor on June 17, 2009 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Being a Dad

For me I knew I always wanted to be a father. Unfortunately my parents split when I was about 8 years old and my Mum took my brother and I to another state where we have made our home for the last 25 or so years which has meant that I have not seen or heard from my dad since that time. It made me realize how very important a father's role becomes in the life of a child.



I recently became a dad for the first time and there was a lot of apprehension on my part as to whether or not…

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Added by Familyigloo Editor on June 10, 2009 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Fatherhood is a Journey - A New Paradigm

Whether you're expecting your first child or your kids are grown and on their own, being a dad is a new experience. When my wife was pregnant, we decided to have a homebirth. We hired a doula and two midwives. I won't tell you how much it cost. According to them and other experts, labor was going to last 10-12 hours. My son had other plans. My wife's labor was so short that the only other person in the room when he was born was - guess who? - me. After nine months of preparing to support my…

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Added by Familyigloo Editor on June 10, 2009 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Digging for gems at the Himalay Mine

The world famous Himalaya Tourmaline Mine is located in Mesa Grande on quiet, Gem Hill across the valley from Mt. Polomar in San Diego County, California.



We visited the mine on our way back to Los Angeles (from Julian). It was fun. You can dig your owns gems !!

The entrance fee is 75$ per day per family member older than 11 years. So in order to make it worth, it is better to plan ahead to spend the whole day in the area. Get well equipped with food (lunch), hats and… Continue

Added by Assistant Editor on June 8, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Facebook - Social Networks and Teens

Facebook - Social Networks and Teens

By Sudipta Bhawmik





Recently I listened to an excellent talk by Dr. Jeffrey Cole (Director, Center for the Digital Future, of the USC Annenberg School) about Social Networks, the digital media and our teens. His research and insights into this digital revolution that we are growing through threw some interesting light on our teen generation. The teens today use technology…

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Added by Familyigloo Editor on June 3, 2009 at 10:01am — 1 Comment

What is the Meaning of Your Life?

What is the Meaning of Your Life?

By Shaya Kass, PhD





The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change." ~ Carl Rogers I just finished reading Man's Search for Meaning by Victor Frankl. I had read about the book many times and finally got around to reading it. Victor Frankl was a psychotherapist living in Vienna before World War II. He created what was called "The Third…

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Added by Familyigloo Editor on June 2, 2009 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Figure Out What You Want In Life

Figure Out What You Want In Life

By Greg Vanden Berge



Figuring out what you really want out of life is going to be one of the most difficult tasks you'll have to do in order to start the process of creating a more successful life.



I suggest you take all the time you need to figure out what it is you truly desire from life. This is the foundation to your success and if done… Continue

Added by Familyigloo Editor on June 2, 2009 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Father's Day Or Father's Day Off - Which is More Required?

Father or Dad is the guy you always see going to work every morning and then fixing up things around the house on weekends and cleaning out the garage. This great guy has a lot of responsibilities in and out of the house to maintain their kids and sometimes listens to her wife's nagging about how busy and hectic her entire day was and nothing got done because of that. She had been waiting for him to come home to help with a whole pile of house chores which she should have done but couldn't…

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Added by Familyigloo Editor on June 1, 2009 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Mowing the Grass With My Daughter Amber

To walk at her pace and help daddy cut the grass. Moments are a fleeting thing guys. When the moment is there you need to take advantage of it. When you stop or in this case My youngest little girl, Amber has decided, she will cut the grass with daddy. So I start the mower and begin walking and cutting almost in a slight run. I do want to get this done! Well Amber is literally running beside me talking up a storm about every interesting thing in her life. She latches on my coat or tries to…

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Added by Familyigloo Editor on June 1, 2009 at 6:30pm — No Comments

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