1/26/14

Parenting a buzz word

We cannot go back to the time when we grew up even though traditions are passed on from one generation to the other. The values and attitudes of both the parent and the child have changed.  We can still find great values in our parenting experience.
  

Recently parenting has become a challenge. The definition of parenting has changed. Beyond love and care the guidance of parents and utilizing it to play a very important role is an honor.  The matured personality perfects and contributes to the parent- child relationships.

Supportive environment is vital for the performance of both parents and the child.  Child willingly approaches the easily accessible parents.  The emotional bond developed between the child and parents ensures the safety and peace. Instead of being lenient and spoil the children try to communicate effectively.  Teach the child to stay calm and realize some things can wait.
Parents should understand the developmental changes happening within a child.


Growing child will slowly minimize the interaction time.  As a child grows older he is influenced by the society. The inherent curiosity and the parenting style of others will impact the child’s behavior. Each child will have its own way of reacting to events.  Parents will have to be more patience and the child should assess the situation.   Being more protective will not allow the child to learn on its own. 

It’s all just learning from experiences.
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11/6/08

How do I know if I’m getting enough vitamin D?

In reality, there is no sufficient dietary source. Sun exposure was sufficient to our ancestors. Human beings spent a great deal of time outdoors. So naturally they got enough sun exposure to generate vitamin D.

Increasingly industrialized society spend less time in the sun. Many of us work inside the sealed buildings with glazed windows, and we wear sunblock and drive everywhere in cars instead of walking outdoors.

Any glass windows or sunblock with an SPF above 15 will block the UVB rays necessary for vitamin D conversion. Vitamin D deficiency may lead to muscle pain, weak bones/fractures, low energy and fatigue, lowered immunity, symptoms of depression and mood swings, and sleep irregularities. Women with renal problems or intestinal concerns can neither absorb nor convert the nutrient. As we age, our bodies slowly lose the ability to mobilize vitamin D, a process that lowers our calcium absorption rates.

Vitamin D seems to be very important in regulating our weight. People who have a reduced capacity to mobilize vitamin D often weigh more and have more body fat than those with full capacity. Studies have shown higher blood levels of vitamin D in leaner body mass. Situational mood disorder is also brought on by decreasing daylight.

Vitamin D deficiency Groups includes people with limited sunlight exposure, those with dark skin pigmentation, maternal vitamin D deficiency, iron deficiency, and low dietary intake of vitamin D. Vitamin D deficiency is recognized as an important cause of muscle pain and weakness.

Vitamin D is a part of a far greater whole-health picture. It’s impossible to get vitamin D, vitamin D supplements, vitamin D-fortified foods. With vitamin D deficiency the body fails to mineralize the bones. They are most fully present in wholesome food, nutrient-dense fatty fish , Egg yolks, fortified organic milk and other dairy products. Most of us can sense the positive influence of sunlight in our own lives by the immediate lift we get from taking a walk outdoors on a beautiful sunny day. Soaking in the warmth of the sun is one of the most relaxing activities we share with all living creatures.


It is never a healthy practice to burn your skin. Vitamin D supplements may benefit muscle strength and balance, helping older adults stay steadier on their feet. So how do I know if I’m getting enough vitamin D? As little as 15 minutes in the sun without sunblock in the early morning and late afternoon is enough for most light-skinned individuals to create an ample supply of vitamin D. Read more!