Facts about Type 2 Diabetes in Children

TheFacts about Type 2 Diabetes in Children is that Children can develop kidney and heart problems faster and more often than adults develop these conditions.

Type 2 Diabetes in ChildrenDo you have a child, or know of a child, that has been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes? I’m sure that you are hungry for information pertaining to all aspect of caring for that child. Knowledge will help you ask intelligent questions of your pediatrician and other specialists treating this child.

In Medical Daily, a informational online news publication, there is an article that expands upon the subsequent medical realities that can occur in children with Type 2 Diabetes. It is written by Anthony Rivas earlier this year. I have included additional links to assist you in your search for information below.

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Facts about Type 2 Diabetes in Children

Children can develop kidney and heart problems faster and more often than adults develop these conditions.

“Once believed to afflict mainly older adults, type 2 diabetes is being diagnosed in children at such an alarming rate that the disease has shed its alternate name — adult-onset diabetes. It’s now a disease of childhood too.”

“According to the results from the national research study Treatment Options for type 2 Diabetes in Adolescents & Youth (TODAY), children who develop type 2 diabetes risk developing heart, kidney, and eye problems faster and at higher rates than adults who develop type 2 diabetes.”

“”What’s especially challenging for these children is that many also develop fatty liver, which limits our use of the drugs that control hypertension,” Dr. Jane Lynch, a professor of pediatric endocrinology at the School of Medicine and principal investigator, said.”

The original source of this article, ‘Medical Daily’ online news, has very interesting information. You can read more from this article at… http://www.medicaldaily.com/kids-type-2-diabetes-develop-kidney-and-heart-problems-faster-and-more-often-adults-246233

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Facts about Type 2 Diabetes in Children

Children can develop kidney and heart problems faster and more often than adults develop these conditions.

“Youth with Type 2 diabetes at much higher risk for heart, kidney disease”

Go to… http://www.uthscsa.edu/hscnews/singleformat2.asp?newID=4494 to read more about the research.

“UT Medicine San Antonio is the clinical practice of the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio. With more than 700 doctors – all faculty from the School of Medicine – UT Medicine is the largest medical practice in Central and South Texas, practicing in more than 100 different medical specialties and sub-specialties. Primary care doctors and specialists see patients in private practice at UT Medicine’s clinical home, the Medical Arts & Research Center (MARC), located in the South Texas Medical Center at 8300 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio 78229.”

UT Health Science Center San Antonio
http://www.utmedicine.org/

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Skills to Learn Before Kindergarten

What did you learn in kindergarten? Perhaps to tie shoe laces… Or to share toys with your brother… Did you learn to wash your hands before you eat? Well, the Website, National Nannies, has published a piece that takes us dinosaurs back a ways. Have you heard of Mr. Rogers? My kids grew up with him right along side of The Electric Company and Sesame Street on Public TV.

The piece was published by ‘admin,’ but the website did share an address in Katy, Texas. National Nannies has identified themselves as a member of the organization, International Nanny Association (INA).Skills to Learn Before Kindergarten

The excerpt is below. You will find the other 7 Skills to Learn Before Kindergarten by clicking the Link provided back to the original article. Read; Smile a little.

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Skills to Learn Before Kindergarten

“10 Things Kids Learned from Mister Rogers”

Skills to Learn Before Kindergarten“From 1968 to 2008, when PBS permanently pulled Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood from their programming line-up, kids tuned in every day to watch Fred Rogers cheerfully come home and take them on an adventure filled with fantasy characters and life lessons. Though the beloved Mister Rogers died in 2003, the lessons that he passed along to those children, now adults themselves, have carried on. For the sake of nostalgia, here are 10 of the things that a generation of children learned from Mister Rogers and his neighborhood.”

“Always Change Into Play Clothes – Before any of his adventures or learning experiences began, Mister Rogers always took off his jacket, hung it carefully …”

Be a Good Neighbor – The underlying theme in every episode of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhoodwas the importance of accepting those around you and helping them …”

Everybody Has a Job, and Every Job is Important – From doctors to zoo workers, Mister Rogers met them all. He also took his young viewers along for the ride, emphasizing the importance of every job …”

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The writer of this piece includes a bit of nostalgia by comparing the manner in which TV and video ‘market’ to children today with Mr. Rogers Neighborhood. Bright colors and loud sounds get attention. Mr. Rogers had a slower pace, but his message was always based on sound educational principles. I have to admit that while my kids loved to watch these programs, they were a bit slow paced for me. The messages were not for me. How are you teaching your children the Skills to Learn Before Kindergarten?

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Teach Kids Problem Solving Skills

If you are interested in learning How to Teach Kids Problem Solving Skills, then you will get a solid foundation for that process in this article that was brought to my attention by Maureen Denard. This article can be found on the Find a Nanny website. An excerpt is directly below for your convenience in which I have listed the sub-headings. Go the original article to discover the explanation for each subtitle. As always, a Link to the original source material is included.How to Teach Kids Problem Solving Skills

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How to Teach Kids Problem Solving Skills

“Teaching Children Problem Solving Skills”
How to Teach Kids Problem Solving Skills“One of the best set of skills you can teach a child is effective problem solving skills. These skills will be used and built on throughout a child’s life. They will help her ask for what she wants and needs, set healthy boundaries, and find creative solutions to big and small challenges. Here are some key things you can do to put your child on the problem solving path.”
“Give her the vocabulary to describe the problem and talk about her feelings.”
“Give her choices from an early age.”
“Practice problem solving in calm situations.”
“Talk in positive language.”
“Model problem solving skills in your own life.”

“Kids that have good problem solving skills are well equipped to deal with the problems that regularly come up in everyday life. Armed with a positive attitude and a solid understanding of the process, they can successfully tackle the challenges that they may face.”

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Discovering How to Teach Kids Problem Solving Skills will benefit you and your children in the long run. Not only are you teaching specific skills, you will be training young minds in the art of thinking. Ah, this will be very helpful when your child is faced with a poor choice. These skills also expand the confidence of children to solve problems, and this confidence spreads out to self-confidence, thus helping to avoid choices that follow a ‘bad’ crowd.

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Intensive Parenting

Mother the Good Parent Characteristic is Intensive Parenting. I think not! Alice G. Walton, a contributor to Forbes online, specializes in covering health, medicine, psychology, and neuroscience has something wise to say about it. She received her Ph.D. in Biopsychology at CUNY’s Graduate Center in New York City. She reports from a study entitled, ‘Insight into the Parenthood Paradox: Mental Health Outcomes of Intensive Mothering.’ The coauthors are Kathryn M. Rizzo, Holly H. Schiffrin and Miriam Liss. This study was published in the Journal of Child and Family Studies, Online First™ on June 29, 2012. It can be purchased online as an individual article in electronic format only. The charge is $34.95 USD. Here is a Link to that website… http://www.springerlink.com/content/q4g020t496534311/?MUD=MP

This study may be available elsewhere; I did not do any further research. As always, do your due diligence. The excerpt and the Link to Dr. Walton’s piece are below.

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 Mother the Good Parent Characteristic is Intensive Parenting“The ‘Better’ Mother? How Intense Parenting Leads To Depression”

“A smart new study looks at how mothers’ attitudes about parenting affect their mental well being …”

“… the authors used five factors to encapsulate it well:

• Essentialism is the feeling that mothers, over fathers, are the more “necessary and capable” parent.

• Fulfillment in parenting is defined by beliefs like “a parent’s happiness is derived primarily from their children.”

• Stimulation is the idea that you, the mother, should always provide the best, most intellectually stimulating activities to aid in your child’s development.

• Challenging is, as you might guess, the idea that parenting is just about the most difficult job there is (participants ranked statements like, “It is harder to be a good mother than to be a corporate executive”).

• And Child-Centered refers to the idea that kids’ needs and wants should always come before your own.”

“It’s so easy to feel that every little thing we do will have a make-or-break effect on our kids’ development or success in life. But it’s important to remember that this just isn’t true. Putting our own mental health right up there with our kids’ – perhaps even first – is probably the best way to go. Since kids are so highly intuitive, working on own happiness and mental health is the best thing we can do – though it’s easier said than done, it’s probably the best legacy we can leave.”

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Unless you are anticipating doing further research in this area, it isn’t necessary to purchase a copy of this study. Dr. Walton has done a superb job in summarization, explanation, and descriptions. She also gives her opinion, which seems to be done to earth and practical. So… Mother the Good Parent Characteristic is Intensive Parenting, not! Finding balance in all areas of life tends to build a strong foundation for success.

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Introduce Your Nanny to Extended Family Network

An article listing 10 reasons to Introduce Your Nanny to Extended Family Network  appeared on the website, ‘Live In Nanny.’

This piece was posted by an administrator yesterday. Molly Cunningham sent me an email to let me know about this article. She thought that the reader and parents might want to see this information.

I’ve listed 3 of the 10 reasons in the excerpt below. Click the Link for the source and go to the webpage to read the rest.

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“10 Reasons to Introduce Your Nanny to Extended Family”

“Whether your nanny lives in or outside of your home, there are several factors to consider when establishing boundaries. Boundaries are important to creating and maintaining a healthy nanny and family relationship. For some families, boundaries may include keeping their nanny separate from family functions and outings. This boundary, however, may not be the healthiest of options.”

“Here are 10 reasons why:”

  1. “Because She’s Almost Part of the Family – Nanny/employer relationships tend to work best when the nanny is …”
  2. “Because She Spends the Bulk of Her Time Separated From Her Own Family – By living and working in your home, which can potentially be …”
  3. “To Assist with Childcare at Family Functions – More often than not, a professional nanny will be more than happy to …”
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 I agree with the premise to Introduce Your Nanny to Extended Family Network. The nanny and the nuclear family will benefit from a nanny being part of the whole extended family. I strongly believe that it takes a village to raise a child. If you trust the nanny to be in your home with your children when you are not there, I can’t imagine any benefits from separating her from the remainder of your friends and family. As always, you have to make this decision based on your family and parenting plan.

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Developmentally Disabled Children Bullied

Developmentally Disabled Children Bullied Out of many activities. Teach children to avoid this behavior by having community involvement in learning through the arts as in this post about a play in Arizona.

There is a theatre production entitled, “The Boy with No Name,” with is written by Ev Miller. In the excerpt below, there is an explanation of the drama that unfolds. Corianna Lee and Doug Harding are co-directing the production at the BlackBox Theatre. I have a quote from Corianna Lee in the excerpt below.

The discussion of this production appears in the Casa Grande Dispatch from TriVallyCentral.com online webpage. Logan Salmons, a staff writer for the Casa Grande Dispatch Is the author of and commenter tin this piece. TriValey Central has publications in several cities in Arizona, Casa Grande, Arizona City, Coolidge, Eloy, Florence, Maricopa.

Maybe we can’t be like the dolls below, holding hands and smiling all the time, but we can sure set that as a goal.

Developmentally Disabled Children Bullied Out

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Developmentally Disabled Children Bullied Out

 “’Boy With No Name’ deals with issues facing special-needs children, families”

“The theater again proves to be a powerful tool to enrich and touch the lives of others.”

“Eddie,” the protagonist of this drama is…

“… a challenged young man. Blessed with a healthy 18-year-old body and a winning disposition, he is also developmentally disabled, having the intellectual capacity of an 8-year-old. His mother, wrestling with guilt over Eddy’s condition, retreats into the anguished world of abusive behavior and tranquilizers. A visit by Eddy’s aunt and cousin almost ignites this volatile situation into a family tragedy.”

“Lee began searching for scripts in the spring and came across the drama, which she said instantly touched her, having taught special education for a total of nine years and done case management.”

““It was something I related to so personally and knew the community would be very affected by it, so I knew right away this was something I wanted to get involved in,” Lee said.”

““The hardest part is getting these guys to commit to their characters and understand them,” Lee said. “And it’s pushing and challenging me as a director, which is good. I need this to be as realistic as possible because if there are any inconsistencies, the power of the story won’t come through.””

“““I’m hoping that people understand that this is a real situation and that it happens,” Cody Kile said.“ [Cody Kile is the actor who plays (the protagonist, Eddie) Eddie’s father.] I want more than anything for people to understand that people who look or act different have emotions and feelings too and that they actually understand what’s happening to and around them.”””

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The arts have taken an economic hit, as has everything else. This type of production through community theatre is avenue to explore to bring involvement, education, and entertainment to your community. Put a stop to, or at least, a blockade to discrimination and cruel behaviors of community members, including teens and children. Teach a message – Your community will not tolerate Developmentally Disabled Children Bullied Out of anything.

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Good Parent Good Father Figure

For Movies & Geeks

A couple of days ago, Tuesday to be exact, I found this piece. I believe it to be the essence of why children need fantasy and fantasy in literature in particular. This appears to be a CNN sponsored blog, Geek Out! Anika Chin posted this piece referring to Good Parent – Good Father Figure in literature and in personal life. This is in reference to the movie (Harry Potter), “Deathly Hallows, Part 2,” and to the Harry Potter books read in youth. This is a great read with some brilliant ideas and muses.

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Good Parent Good Father Figure

 For Movies & Geeks

“The best dad of fantasy fiction”

“Arthur Weasley (Mark Williams) holds Ginny back after Voldemort claims Harry Potter is dead in the “Deathly Hallows, Part 2” film.”

“I couldn’t help but reminisce during my chat with Dad. One particularly strong memory from when I was 11 came to mind. To trick my parents into thinking I was fast asleep instead of reading “Harry Potter” well past my bedtime, I would frequently use a blanket to keep lamp light from escaping under my bedroom door.”

“There were plenty of reasons to disobey Dad when I was 11: Death Eaters, magic wands, Polyjuice Potions and Norwegian Ridgebacks. There was also Arthur Weasley, who reminded me so much of my father. Slightly bumbling and a kid at heart, he always put his family first.”

“While there are many strong father figures in fantasy literature, actual fathers like Arthur Weasley seem to be few and far between. Or absent altogether.”

“The “Harry Potter” series explores fatherhood from varying angles. Lucius Malfoy and Vernon Dursley most likely wouldn’t get No. 1 Dad mugs from any of us. Sirius Black and Dumbledore aren’t fathers themselves, but they are certainly crafted with immense heart as father figures. James Potter symbolically guides his son beyond the grave, and it’s easy to imagine that Remus Lupin would’ve been a brilliant father to Teddy.”

“In fact, you could make a very good case for Arthur Weasley being the only good father in the whole series.” So my hats off to a man who’s always willing to do …”

There’s more to this piece, Go to the original source, Just Click the Link…

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We can take our muse from anywhere we can get it. Use what is there and be ever so grateful for the Good Parent – Good Father Figure that is in your life, blood or no.

I have to say that I am a fan of the Harry Potter books. I even saw most of the films. I am not against the fantastical, as in the case of the Harry Potter stories, though some parents are. In my career, I came across a 14-year-old youth that came to receive treatment in a long-term facility for young men who had legal entanglements, behavior difficulties, and/or drug and alcohol abuse issues. Though this youth had been in school, he was out of school more than in it for one reason or another. The first books that he ever read from cover to cover were the Harry Potter series. He was proud of that fact; I was enlightened and gratified.

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Overstressed Fathers Parenting Children

Sue McAllister of the San Jose Mercury News online writes about Overstressed Fathers Parenting Children. There is more to this topic than first meets the eye. Now you overstressed Moms out there try to keep an open mind. There is a stereo type that continues today, which compels men, fathers, to believe that they are responsible even for those occurrences out of their immediate control. There is also the alpha man out there that has to succeed at everything. Become enlightened. This piece is a great read. It takes the reader through the thoughts of three fathers.

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Overstressed Fathers Parenting Children

Overstressed Fathers Parenting Children

“Fathers struggle with work-life balance”

“Clint Schmidt, a father of two, finds it tough to juggle family life, a startup job and two hours of commuting every day. New dad Chris Schwarz is managing well so far, partly thanks to a short commute and bosses who also have young children at home. And single parent Garrett Gonzales has mastered the balancing act for now, but he worries about the next stage in his life.”

“”Dads feel tremendous responsibility and anxiety around the protecting and providing for their families,” says Jerrold Lee Shapiro, professor of counseling psychology at Santa Clara University and author of three books on fatherhood, as well as the new baby-boomer-centric “Finding Meaning, Facing Fears in the Autumn of Your Years.” “And so what do you do with the anxiety about feeling left out of your kid’s life, or feeling you’re as distant or more distant than your own father was? They fight against that.””

To counteract that fear, he says, he tries hard to focus on “spending time with the baby and blocking out all the negative stuff. … It’s better than thinking about everything unraveling because you’ve got so much to juggle.”

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I continue to be mystified by our American society’s perpetual state of emotional family chaos. Overstressed Fathers Parenting Children is a reality. This phenomenon bares future contemplation. There are two other father’s stories on this website. Use the website’s search function to discover more information.

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Children Sleeping with Parents

John Rosemond writes a rebuttal piece that is in response to a rebuttal piece of someone else. The bottom line is that this piece contains some answers to the question… What Are the Benefits Parenting Young Children Sleeping with Parents Knowing? He includes the study on which he based his first opinion. He also includes references to other studies, some touting the benefits and others stating the problems associated with young children sleeping with their parents. This piece in the Kansas City Star online (Kansas City, MO) is strikingly full of information. Read the excerpt; go to the original piece.
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What Are the Benefits Parenting Young Children Sleeping with Parents Knowing?

What Are the Benefits Parenting Young Children Sleeping with Parents Knowing?

“Living with Children”

“Several weeks ago, in a column on attachment parenting, I wrote “James J. McKenna, director of the Mother-Baby Sleep Laboratory at the University of Notre Dame, says that he has yet to find any benefit to parents and children sleeping together.”

“When one looks at the total body of research into infant and child sleep, the contention that co-sleeping or bed-sharing is superior to solo sleep seems impossible to objectively defend.”

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After all this reading and research, your mind may be a bit boggled. No fear! The outcomes of parenting styles and techniques are so complicated that the professionals, spiritualists, and families have been researching the phenomenon for 100+ years. So… Un-complicate the matter by setting goals based on your personal values and societal norms in which your child will grow, taking actions to support and teach your values (parenting by example), and address problems as they arise. Be aware; use honor and integrity. So, What Are the Benefits Parenting Young Children Sleeping with Parents Knowing? I cannot speak for you or anyone else. My personal experience is limited in this arena and my professional experience of families receiving help says… Be Careful!

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Discipline Issues with Gifted Children

Dr. Jacqueline B. Sallade, a community blogger on the WITF online blogging page has written a short piece about one the Discipline Issues with Gifted Children, that is, avoiding it.

Dr. Sallade has an impressive resume that you can read about at Dr. Jacqueline B. Sallade, Community blogger… Just Click the Link… Here is the URL http://www.witf.org/witf-staff-login/author/dr-jacqueline-b-sallade-community-blogger

“Dr. Sallade is the only child of holocaust survivors from Eastern and Central Europe. She grew up in Philadelphia, Central PA, and New York City (her second home). She has been Discipline Issues with Gifted Childrena psychologist since 1970, working with children and adults in wide variety of settings, including schools, hospitals, courts, private office, and prisons. She is also a columnist for “The Pennsylvania Psychologist” and a blogger on http://open.salon.com.”

WITF supplies programs and services for the central Pennsylvania communities. They cover 17 counties and broadcast from three radio stations. They have a news network, a regional magazine, a website, educational services (but I don’t know specifics), and media solutions. Whew! That’s a lot.

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Discipline Issues with Gifted Children

“Gifted Children Need Help, Too”

“The child often creates, leads, or displays talent. However, there is no guarantee that the child adjusts to school, makes friends or shows emotional maturity. These children may wow people intellectually but need as much guidance, discipline and care …”

“… they need a chance to do things in which they are average or struggling, as well.”

“… everyone is unique and respected for his/her humanity.”

“… there is no guarantee that the child adjusts to school, makes friends or shows emotional maturity. These children may wow people intellectually but need as much guidance …”

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I have discovered that gifted children can be easily bored or discouraged without adequate and appropriate stimulation. Add that issue to Discipline Issues with Gifted Children.

This article is light on the meat of this topic. Read it and let me know your opinions.

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