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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Ways to Encourage Children to Try New Foods

Children are not born with an inherent desire to eat all the food on the table .Parents will try everything  to win over a picky eater children. Begging, bribing,tricking  or even  sneaking foods into their diet  in hopes that the kids will eat the prepared meal.

There are simple ways to  raise them as an adventurous rather than a picky eater.

1. Start Young

Let your child see you ans others trying new food.Give your child a small portion of vegetables  on the plate .It doesn't have to be much .Just let them have a bite just to taste it .

2.Try new recipe

 Improve your child's taste buds by cooking new recipe's that are not familiar to their tongue. Your child will learn that it is normal and fun to try new foods. They like to eat mom's cooking and and ones they have tasted something mom has cooked for them this is what they usually eat in the restaurant or in any gatherings.

3. Introduced them to foreign foods

Ask your children  to taste a new food but never force them to eat it. We don't have to settle for the staple food or same Filipino meal in the table. Explore other cuisine. A twist from a comfortable kid-favorite to an exotic flavors. By familiarizing the kids tastes buds to different flavors you slowly  teach them  to open up for new food.

4.Have a "one bite" rule in your home.

Kids don't need to eat the whole thing on his plate. To get a child try a new food, promise him he can have the last bite of your dessert if he tries a first bite of a new food. He may not like the food on his plate but who knows? not until he tries.

5. Avoid excessive  spices

Kids have sensitive palates and it's important not to put too much  spices on your way to introducing them to new flavors. But that doesn't mean food should be boring. A splash of soy sauce, a little bit of  vinegar,salt and pepper could be the difference between instant rejection and love at first bite.

6. Serve finger foods

Foods cut into smaller pieces such as fruit chunks ,cheese cubes and vegetable sticks are easier to handle and encourages children to eat more.

Parents should have a positive attitude toward foods that may influence kids to try the new meal. Remember to make a comfortable mealtime by allowing kids to talk with others. Most important of all is not to bribe or reward the kids for eating foods. This only reinforces that certain foods are not worthy to eat. Respect refusals because there are really certain foods that are not desirable to your kids palate.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Duggar Family Extortion Plot?

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Teresa Sullivan Hunt, an Iowa photographer has been charged by TLC  with extortion for allegedly threatening to sell photos of  Amy Duggar, a cousin of Jim Bob Duggar and also one of the cast member of the show " 19 Kids an Counting".
 The photographer sent a letter to the cable network demanding $10,000 and the shut down  of 19 Kids and Counting in exchange for photos showing Amy Duggar in  an “intimate situations” with a 56-year-old male acquaintance and fellow musician.
Referring to 19 Kids and Counting parents Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, Hunt’s alleged letter said they “claim to be so Christian so they keep popping out more babies to keep their ratings up. Meanwhile (two names redacted by the FBI)are doing the nasty behind closed doors.”
Amy Duggar, denies allegations that she is involved with the musician and that there are no compromising photos of her with the musician, “It’s totally untrue. He is a longtime family friend who has always been supportive of my music career. He’s a good Christian and it’s upsetting that his generosity has been exploited like this.”

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

15.5 Pound Baby Chun Chun

 Bonny baby: Chun Chun was born health weighing 15l.52lbs in Xinxiang city, Henan province on Saturday

Chun Chun, a 15.5-pound newborn baby in the city of Xinxiang, Henan Province has set the record for the heaviest baby born in China.The baby was delivered via caesarean section on Saturday  which the  hospital officials said was lasted for about 20 minutes .Both the mother and the baby boy are doing fine in the hospital  according to doctors who spoke with the Chinese newspaper the Dahe Daily.

Mother Wang Yujuan, 29, reportedly told local media that her pregnancy with her second child felt different than her first pregnancy with Chun Chun's big sister, who weighed 8.8 pounds at birth.
"I clearly felt that my body was more clumsy than when I had been pregnant with my daughter. My belly was bigger than it was then," Wang said.
She continued, "I guessed the baby would be between 10 and 11 pounds. I never expected to hear that he weighs 15.5 pounds."
Han Jingang, Chun Chun's father, told the Sun that his wife did not do anything different while she was pregnant with their son. He was thrilled when she gave birth to "such a big, fat son."
"Today is the first day of spring in the Chinese calendar and he's a 'dragon baby,'" Han told reporters. "I feel very happy."

The heaviest birth that  on record wieghed 10.8kgs(34 lbs) was a baby boy  born in Ohio in 1879 but unfortunately died 11 hours after birth.