Sunday, July 7, 2013

Mucus Plug Pregnancy - Signs of labor

One of the signs of labor is losing a mucus plug. As part of the pregnancy process, a mucus plug helps keep the baby safe as well as announcing when labor will soon begin. Pregnant woman usually have a lot of questions about a pregnancy plug and learning the basics about them can help relieve some stress about what goes on when they are pregnant.

So what exactly is a pregnancy mucus plug? A mucus plug is a large portion of mucus from the cervix that blocks the entrance to the cervix. A pregnant woman’s cervix is what forms the mucus plug as a result of the baby.  It is thicker than what comes from a person’s nose but is not hard; more of a jello like substance according to most pregnant women. It is the guardian of the precious baby and is a useful defense against anything that might harm it.

Mucus plugs generally look the same for everyone. A pregnancy mucus plug will look clear with a slightly pink color due to blood that might have gotten trapped in it over time. It is possible to have other variations of color, but the normal mucus plug is usually something close to a creamish color.  Usually, it will look a lot like its name says; like mucus. It can also resemble vaginal discharge and be sticky.  Sometimes it is hard to tell the difference between vaginal discharge and a mucus plug because they are so similar. It is possible to see pictures of what a mucus plug looks like just by searching one on the Internet. Doctors will also show pictures of healthy mucus plugs if asked.

The main purpose of a mucus plug is to protect the baby from bacteria. The cervix is an opening in the body and therefore is a possible way for bacteria and other harmful things to get into the female body.  When not pregnant, women do not really have to worry too much about what goes on down there.  However, when pregnant a baby is defenseless against anything that may want to harm it. A pregnancy mucus plug will block the entrance of the cervix which keeps bad things like bacteria away from the uterus and in turn keeps the baby safe during pregnancy.

When a mucus plug is lost, labor can be expected within the next 2 to 3 weeks, but sometimes can mean labor will happened within a few hours. Losing a pregnancy mucus plug means that the cervix is dilating and that one can expect birth soon after. Sometimes, what is known as the bloody show will begin happening after a mucus plug is lost, but not everyone sees blood when they lose their plug.  It is not a painful process of losing a mucus plug and for most women in fact they never even realize it’s gone!  It either falls out in pieces over a period of time, or just goes unnoticed into the toilet since most people don’t really pay too much attention to what goes in there. Also, in the last stages of pregnancy, there is a lot of vaginal discharge so some women may not be able to tell the difference between the two.

The normal time for a mucus plug to come out is after 36 or 37 weeks. If lost before that time, it could mean that something is wrong and a doctor should be consulted with. It should be noted however that with all the pregnancy exams and tests that require a bit of poking around down there, one may notice parts coming out before the 36 week period. This is normal due to all the activity in the area and doesn't indicate any problems. Sometimes a mucus plug doesn't come out before delivery. However, this does happened and does not mean that anything will be wrong with the pregnancy or the baby. 

Losing a mucus plug is just a natural occurrence which happens before delivery. Someone who is pregnant should not worry that their baby will be in any danger after losing it.  They can do all the things they had done before they lost their pregnancy plug and be confident that their baby is safe.

If it happens that a mucus plug comes out and is noticed, it is not something that needs to be taken to a doctor. Pregnancy mucus plugs are just a part of the process and do not need testing or any other attention.  Simply dispose of it properly and prepare for the upcoming excitement of delivery a baby.

As it can be seen, a mucus plug is a very natural part of pregnancy and something that will happen to everyone.  It is a gift that protects a baby from anything that might hurt it. Once lost, it announces the coming a baby and will let a woman know to prepare for the happiest time in her life.

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Saturday, July 6, 2013

Select Appropriate Age Child Toys

For children, play is a "job" very pleasant. Parenting expert, Carrie Lupoli, reveals that the play can help children develop essential skills associated with the development of their brain capacity.

"In addition, the play also can train the ability to interact, negotiate, sharing, self-reliance, to leadership naturally," said Carrie, in a parenting talk show in Jakarta, some time ago.

But as a parent, you have to be smart to choose the toys are age-appropriate. Carrie added, the choice of age-appropriate toys will help children's brain development capabilities to the maximum.

1. Newborn to nine months
At a very young age, the baby should be given the type of game that should involve all senses. For example, toy cars, rattles, soft toys that can be chewed, picture books (board books or cloth books).

In addition, at this age your child can also be given toys that can be trained to recognize the cause and effect of the act of doing. For example, pop up toy, or a busy box.

2. 9-18 months
Children at this age are considered capable enough to be a little heavier game. For example, plastic toys, artificial food, or zoo game. This game will train them to think a little and observe real human life (imitate real life).

They also can be introduced to a variety of toys that can improve their ability to solve problems. For example, a soccer ball, push and pull toy.

3. 18-36 months
Children this age are able given the responsibility and high sense. Thus, they may be given in the form of material toys that help them to use their own hands while making it. Such as candles, crayons, or thumbprint.

Games that use more imagination is also very good for children's development. For example, game-salonan salon, or a game of mix and match clothes. Besides toys such as action or animal figures, dolls, and stuffed animals.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Tricks to Train Your Child to Understand The Feelings of Others

Parents can start the exercise empathy in children ages 1-3 to teach it to understand the feelings of others, this trick through six.

1. Introduce a variety of feelings.
Empathy is sharing. Comfort the sad, to share happiness, help people who are grieving, and so on. The problem is, let alone sharing it with others, to understand and define her feelings she may not be able to. Therefore, the first step we can do is introduce her feelings, both feeling happy, sad, jealous, angry, and others.

Try to define the feeling, "You sad yes because she wants to be left bekera Mama?" After that try to entertain the children, "I hope you are not sad, before leaving for work, we play for now."

In this way, besides giving a definition of feeling sad, parents try to meet the needs of children. The same thing a parent can do when a child is angry, happy, and others. That way, the child is expected to know the various feelings experienced. When it is mastered, children learn someday understand the feelings of others, as well as how to react appropriately to the feelings.

Without introduced a variety of feelings, the child is difficult to understand or respect for others, let alone empathize. Because, once again, empathy is basically feeling understood.

2. Loving creatures.
The introduction of other concrete is to get children loving creatures. When there are chicks got splashed in for example, tell your child, "Son, sorry got the chicken go, let's please". Let your child see your business and help dry the sodden Atam body with lap and feed him.

If the cats in the house, you can involve the children in their care. Choose activities to do baby, feeding, petting, prohibits hurt, and others. This activity contains the values ​​of empathy. If the sick cat, you can encourage your child to take the cat to the doctor, so he knows that cats also need to be considered healthy.

The same thing can be done while maintaining the plant. Involve children when watering or planting. Explain, "Like us, plants also need to eat and drink so it should be watered and fertilized". You can also teach that children do not damage the crop, "If you unplug it, the plant will die, pity is not it?"

3. Give an example.
Children ages 1-3 learn from the examples seen in everyday life, which is important for parents to be role models for children. When I got home late because of traffic, tell your child, "I'm sorry Mama come home late, you had to wait a long time". When asking for something to get used starting with the word "please" and end with the word "thank you". Through such means of communication, the child will be conditioned to always appreciate positive values.

4. Read a story book.
The story is one effective medium to introduce empathy. The story of the seven dwarves who work together to help Snow White or Garlic kosah are so respectful and loving mother, can stimulate the ability of empathy.

Choose age-appropriate story books, so children easily digest. For example, the book is dominated by images with a little text because children this age are very pleased to see the picture. Provide appropriate intonation when told.

5. Play a role.
You can also train the children empathy through role playing. Make a small-time scenarios, and define their respective roles. Your role as a doctor and as a child pasien.Dokter check and give the drug to the patient. Show the seriousness of the moment play, so that children see parents sincerity. Then try to switch roles, you become a patient and a doctor's child, so the child can feel both roles. You can also play other roles, such as selling food, playing with dolls, adventure in which there is an element of mutual help, so that children can increase empathy.

6. Invite to an orphanage.
Every now and then, take the kids to the place where many children are not as lucky as him. To the orphanage or nursing home for example. Encourage children to contribute, for example by bringing cash or a small object that is easy to carry. Describe your interests come to the venue. "We have to help them, because they are not as fortunate as us. Come give them clothes or toys."

Monday, July 1, 2013

School Lunch Not Taste The Parents

Leave the selection of school lunch menus in children, because that is taking the baby. Useless if the nutrient composition and provision has been filled with good container, but children no appetite, even remained snack.

Pritasari, MKes of Health Polytechnic II Jakarta said provision is given to the child must adjust to the child's wishes or tastes at the time. So, there must be a compromise between parent and child.

Mother of three children, Laili Purnamasari Goddess share her experience, "Whenever possible menu lunch brought to school kids love." Subsequently, he lived modifying nutritional content. For example, when the kids ask for a menu of fried rice, he making or request, but it is inserted into vegetables, eggs, sausage, and more, then comes the fruit.

Meet the demand for children to be patient. "Never in one day, the kids ask for a different menu." Although troublesome, Goddess work at it. So much easier, the Goddess is usually preparing the menu for five school days, then discuss with her three children to determine the menu every day. Once the menu is set, he will buy the raw material and in stock a week.

Endang Titi Amrihati, SKM, M. Kes, from the Department of Health MoH nutrition Polytechnic Jakarta II, also agree, children should be brought stock liked.

This is where the key to successfully bringing lunch to school, eat the food prepared by the children. So, before making a stock, ask in advance to the baby, what food she wanted to take for lunch the next day.

"Parents just need to make sure the child continues to meet expectations menu nutritional needs," said Endang.

When parents discuss the child's lunch menu, according to Endang, could be a good moment to give a briefing to child nutrition. Such as explaining the benefits of bringing lunch, what nutrients are needed to keep the spirit of learning, and a variety of food sources of nutrients that are good for children.

Another thing to note, Endang added, select the type of cuisine / food that is not perishable, so avoid air food coconut milk, vegetables such as kale and spinach leaves. In addition, the appearance of the food must also remain attractive awake so tempting children.

"Procedures such food in an attractive container stock. Example, rice or bread printed with cute prints like children. Fruits cut into interesting shapes, such as round shape, triangle, star, heart, or animal," he advised.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Do not Overdo The Child Responding Error

Making mistakes is part of the journey of life and daily activities of every person, including children ages 3-5. So, it goes without excessive response to child errors, especially involving emotion.

That parents need to do is to guide the child to be able to determine fault or problem, also train children to consider, especially with regard to the behavior of others.

To bring this behavior, early parenting need to consistently introduce the norms and rules that apply in a social environment. Example, when feeding it with nipple biting hard, then she needs to tell him that it hurt. Do not assume the baby does not understand, he could understand by the expression, intonation, also shock you. Gradually she will understand, should not hurt others do.

As you age, the child will develop moral skills through observation to the surrounding environment. From there he will be aware of the moral norms of what happened, then he will also understand the cause-effect relationships. From here children will learn about morals.

So, do it quietly and do not involve emotion. Accept if the child is frightened and then menangis.Tenangkan first, then go back the discussion to resolve conflicts or problems that occur. The end goal is the son apologized for the mistakes that have been done and given that the behavior is not acceptable or unpleasant for others.

Stay focused on the behavior and causality. Give children the opportunity to express their opinions on a reason or behavior. Then have children think about the consequences to others and convey what should be done to improve his behavior.

No less important, the attitude and behavior must be shown to admit this mistake parents, caregivers, teachers, or any other person in front of children. Children learn by copying. If you are easy to say sorry, it will be easy and familiar children do.

Certainly not just say "sorry", the child should also be able to understand mistakes and not repeat them. In addition, parents also need to stimulate the rules and discipline applied by the home environment, school, and social child to minimize errors.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Want to eat? Train Children to Cook Instead of Buying

Cook your own meals can be done daily school-age children. Parents can begin teaching cooking to give confidence to the child. Thus, every time a child wants to eat, he can create by cooking at home, not a consumer by asking buy certain foods.

Professional Chef Indonesian cuisine Indonesian cuisine of Love (ACMI), Ade Suherman, coached his eldest son Muhammad Rizki Abadi (10) for cooking since the age of seven. According to him, children need to be trained to cook their own meals when the time comes. However, parents still need to adjust the cooking ability of the child, and still no supervision while cooking.

Although no supervision, he is familiarly called Herman's suggested should supervise children while cooking without showing excessive concern.

"We're cooking, chop onion Rizki never asked for my help. I let it hit his hand and finger knives, bloody but he remained silent. Then I was not reprimanded. In the kitchen there is a risk it will be like that, so do not worry too much," he said when met at the launch of the movement Dayakan Indonesia, in Jakarta.

Can parents do when cooking is to introduce children to train and teach you how to use a variety of cooking equipment. Including how to use a knife for example. Also Arm children with simple knowledge about cooking. For example, when exposed to splashes of oil frying, train children not to panic and not to be afraid exposed to splashes of oil. Once again, this is the risk of cooking. By getting used to, the child will be more confident.

Herman also advised to not judge young people make mistakes especially when comparing it to cook. Including when he made dishes failed. Precisely give good knowledge related to the cooking time so that the child tried to cook again, it will give you better results.

To train the cooking habits in children, you should choose simple dishes like stir.

Although not claim the child seems to be a chef, Herman admitted his eldest son is now able to cook their own meals. Start fried eggs, stir, fry chicken nuggets can. But Herman limit frying food because it is more risky for children.

Friday, June 21, 2013

4 Children Subscriptions Disease

World Health Organization (WHO) states, there are four health disorder that often affects children, the flu, sore throat, diarrhea, and typhoid. All of these health disorders related to the immune system. That is, if a weak immune system, children are particularly susceptible to the health problems. Therefore, be aware of these health problems will help the father-mother to keep her children to avoid. There are no health problems that are:

1. Flu
Often referred to as influenza. The cause is influenza virus. Symptoms begin with a cold, fever / high heat, boy chills, sore throat, muscle aches, and my eyes feel hot and red.

Most influenza will recover by itself (self-limited disease) as long as the child is resting a lot, take vitamin C, and given to drink that much. So, no need to rush to prescribe antibiotics. Fairly treated according to the symptoms. For example, if a fever, give fever. If cough, give cough medicine.

Given the airborne flu virus or sneezes, the child should wear a mask so that the virus is not transmitted through the air and spray saliva.

2. Laryngitis
Sore throat (pharyngitis) is an infection of the throat actually. Most attacking toddler age children and will attack when the immune system is not good, for example due to lack of rest. This disease is caused by a virus and transmitted through saliva grained (droplet) containing germs in the air and inhaled while breathing.

Symptoms, fever, sore throat, cough, muscle ached, a headache, and the tears, but no red eye. However, if exposed to light, the eyes will feel dazzled. Children usually become less activity, more silent, and sometimes cranky.

Incidence of sore throat fair between 6-7 times per year. If more than that, parents must be vigilant. Typically, this occurs in children who are allergic or less durability. In children with allergic or immune systems are less, susceptible to strep throat.

Generally strep throat can heal itself despite not treated, enough with plenty of rest and eat nutritious food. Usually symptomatic drug delivery of drugs to cope with the disturbance. When mild, sore throat need at least 3-5 days to cure. Antibiotics do when encountered sudden fever. There are enlarged lymph nodes around the neck, no detritus (color "white" in the throat), and an increase in white blood cells.

Prevention of sore throat is to keep children of people affected by strep throat. If not possible, the child can use the mask. In addition, provide nutritious food and adequate rest.

3. Diarrhea
Diarrhea when the child is said to defecate (BAB) is more than four times in a span of 24 hours or one CHAPTER diluted and sprayed (diarrhea). Diarrhea is one of the symptoms of the disorder or gastrointestinal infections. Typically, diarrhea associated with low levels of hygiene. The reason could be by rotavirus, bacterial, or material that is not needed by the body. Generally, due to rotavirus in through the mouth. Handling is not necessarily to give anti-diarrhea medication. Let the body remove these things from the body does not need.

During the last diarrhea, children should always receive nutrition and fluids. If it was a baby, give breast milk intake. Supply should be more than that released by the body. Also aids with administration of sugar-salt solution or ORS, or ORS special child. Give each child after diarrhea. Administration in children under 2 years 50-100 ml rehydration fluid or liquid household. Children under 10 years old give as much as 100-200 ml of fluid. At age 10 years and over, give as much fluid as desired.

During diarrhea, should avoid fruits, except bananas. Pectin substances in bananas believed to harden stools. How that is done is to prevent children from dehydration and improve endurance. Child's body is expected to be able to destroy its own illness.

If the diarrhea of ​​the day it makes the child look weak, not passionate, BAB is always liquid and sprayed, immediately bolt to the nearest hospital, especially if the mucus or bloody stools (even if only in the form of patches or spots).

Prevention of diarrhea to always maintain personal hygiene and the environment is to get children to wash hands before and after meals. Wash your hands at least 20 seconds using soap and running water. Keep your child's eating and drinking utensils. Note also the child's hygiene and food safety.

4. Typhus
In medical terms, this is called the health ganggguan typhoid fever. The cause is the bacterium Salmonella typhi. These bugs live in dirty water, contaminated food, and other dirty environments. The incubation period of typhoid average of 7-14 days. Common symptoms are fever with a temperature of 38-39 degrees Celsius, headache, nausea, vomiting, decreased appetite, abdominal pain, diarrhea or even constipation (difficult bowel movements) for several days. Children seem weak and lethargic.

Temperature increases steadily growing every day, for example always before the night or during the day and night always subside. After a week of fever did not go away despite having given a fever, Widal test done to determine whether or not the certainty of typhoid. Usually in the second week of symptoms more pronounced with higher fever, dirty tongue, dry lips, and bloating.

Treatment is done by administering drugs by doctors, get plenty of rest in bed, do not move a lot, and a lot of drinking. Healing time can take two weeks to one month. Patients also dipantang eating high fiber foods, foods also cause a contraction in the gastrointestinal risk, such as spicy or acidic foods. Patients are encouraged to consume high protein foods such as meat, eggs, milk, tofu, tempeh, and others. This can help the immune system so the time was more rapid healing.

Prevention is by typhoid vaccination every three years. Children are taught healthy living such as washing hands before eating and do not snack at random for the children who were older.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

3 Key Rules When Parenting

Have a child is indeed a very wonderful experience. However, child care is not an easy job. One of parenting, he will not grow into a well.

"Parenting is not merely educate a person who's smart and fabulous. Parenting In the process, there are three important things to consider to help more optimal child growth," said Carrie Lupoli child development experts, the workshop on "The Joy of Learning" at Jakarta, some time ago.

1. The first rule of parenting is you have to know that in fact the child's brain has not fully developed at birth 100 percent. Therefore, each parent is responsible to the obligation to "fill" the brain of children with a variety of valuable and enjoyable experience, and gave him an important lesson in life, especially in the first five years of a child's life.

2. It's good to document each stage of child development, especially in the first five years of their age. This will help parents to understand and facilitate the progress and development of the child in accordance with his age.

"From this you can observe the documentation of the child's development step by step. This will also help you to identify potential problems that occur during growth," he explained.

3. Lastly, do not forbid children to play. Interactive activities such as playing together can help children to learn, socialize, and hone their initiative. Play will also help them hone important skills as a basis to run their lives later on.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Many Parents Rely on Gadgets for The "Parenting" Children

Nowadays, all the activities must be related to gadgets (sophisticated electronic devices). No exception, your children's toys. In fact, at the age of relatively still toddlers, kids today are familiar with the gadget. Why do parents today are so lightly give gadgets for their children?

More than half of parents in the United States to admit, they use gadgets such as tablet computers and laptops to "take care of" the child when they are busy working.

Based on studies of discount sites involving 2,403 respondents CouponCodes4u parents in America, 27 percent of parents say that their children play gadgets such as tablets and smartphones every day 22 percent said they use gadgets only child at the end of the week, and only 19 percent said their child rarely using gadgets.

Only 18 percent of parents who said they rarely allow their children to play with gadgets, and 15 percent admitted to never allow children to touch gadget.

On average, parents give children the opportunity to play with the gadgets at least twice a week. The majority of parents (45 percent) use the gadget as their nanny, and 23 percent allow children to play gadget because they want to have "me time", while 13 percent of parents accidentally give their children gadgets that kids calm and no fuss.

"Especially when you're doing sports together, parents give their child gadgets, such as tablets or smartphones to entertain the child's heart," said Mark Pearson, head

Seventeen percent of parents admitted often giving gadgets to children if the kids are bored, and nine percent said they take advantage of the gadget to communicate within the family. Parents who say that they never use the gadget for child care, preferring to spend time with their children as much as possible without involving technology as a means of entertainment together.

"I think it's common for most parents to let their kids play with their technological devices. I was quite surprised at how many parents use the iPhone and iPad as a tool of their nanny, "says Mark.

According to Mark, although introducing technology in children is a great idea, but nothing can replace the interaction among individuals, especially the interaction with the children.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

4 Stress Free Tips for Parents

Guilt haunt mothers work, because that reduces the workload of your time with family and children. Guilt arises naturally, because they are not able to properly take care of family affairs and more concerned with jobs. If you have this, the stress arises.

However, you need to take steps to relieve this pressure, and change guilt with something positive. Here's how:

1. Sharing the load
Nowadays, fathers are encouraged to take the burden in terms of parenting. A recent study conducted by the Families and Work Institute, found that fathers can spend one hour per day with their children, the role of fathers different from 25 years ago.

Participation father could come especially when the kids are sick, or when one parent is expected to attend a meeting of parents and teachers in the school. When it comes to parenting, do not hesitate to share the burden of responsibility with a partner.

2. Create a flexible schedule
If you are feeling very stressed, try to ask your boss so rearrange your work schedule. If possible, have the policy of the office so that you can work four days at the office, and one day at home.

However, if that is not possible, try to choose a day on the weekend to be able to spend time with family. At that time, you must turn off your laptop and cell phone. Focus yourself on family togetherness.

3. Search perspectives
If you are at work right now, you might expect to be at home. But you may not be immediately satisfied if it can stay at home all day. According to Dr. Leon Hoffman, director of the Pacella Parent Child Center, many working mothers wish they were more often to be home with the kids, but when it finally managed to achieve this goal, they hope to get back to work. The bottom line? Being a mom is a tough job, no matter how you try to solve it. But if you get perspective on your situation, and believe the reason you are working (or stay home), you can take the positives and wisdom from him.

4. Little stress for children
Research shows that children who are placed in daycare, it will have no impact on their unruly behavior. A study measuring the development of more than 6,000 children, found that children who are entrusted in daycare while their mothers work do not experience permanent delinquency because their mother's absence.

According to Ellen Galinsky, president of Families and Work Institur, the children would prefer that their parents are not too stressed and tired to think of them, rather than having to actually with them for 24 hours during the week.

"Does this finding mean that children do not care about the time with parents? No. The children are even more concerned with the condition of their parents in order to spend time together," says Galinsky, who recently wrote his findings in The American Psychoanalyst.

So, rather than worrying about how long to be with the family at home, it's better to focus on the situation of having fun with your family when you're with them.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Baby Babble Respond Tricks

In theory, carried baby babble babble or babling called, usually begins when a baby enters the age of 5-6 months. Although impressed simple, baby talk is a separate development from the beginning could only cry baby.

Keep in mind, babbling stage is considered as one of the important developmental milestone for baby talk. At this time, the baby can combine speech (babbling) with body language. He was not only able to recognize the voice of the people around him, but also felt the feelings of the speaker's tone of voice, whether being happy, sad, or angry.

When babies babble gave her response. Appropriate response will develop the ability to speak baby. In particular the development of receptive language (the ability to understand what is heard) and expressive language (the ability to speak their own words).

How do I respond when the baby right when he ramble? Here's the tricks:

Let the baby babbling. It was only when he pause / finish you respond. Bottom line, do not cut the baby talk.

Speak slowly, clearly, and simply making more babies understand words spoken by hearing.

Try to repeat the spoken baby babble. This method can make the baby happy because he gets attention. This is capital for the baby to develop more self-confidence.

For infants 9-12 months, given sentences simple commands, such as "kiss mama" or "hold the toy". Infants may be unable to fulfill your request at first, but if you show what is meant by the patient, he would be able to do so. Definitely happy and surprised when the child was able to do what you ask.

Friday, February 1, 2013

7 Tips Success Raising Daughters

Raising a daughter is likely to have its own challenges, which may be much more severe than boys. Not just teaching children to maintain self-esteem, but also how to set it up as an independent woman who is able to compete with men.

Raising girls often stumble issue male perspective. Role model for girls like barbie was herding the understanding that women dwell only on physical beauty alone. Not to mention the TV show that portray adult women as gossips.

According to Amy Sluss, founder of Fabulous to Be Female, a women's empowerment organization, which should be done first in the enlarged picture of the child is not letting her and her appearance attached to his mind.

Dressed important but not everything. Instead, do the following 7 steps to raise this child.

1. Praise all his skills, not just appearance.

"We all always want to know if we are looking attractive these days, so do not hesitate to say she looks beautiful," he said. However, this is also true compliment to his ability else, whether it's drawing, speaking, reading, or when he helped his older brother.

2. Encourage your child to exercise and do other activities.

Offer your child try everything from dance, to swim, to play. "Girls who discover what they like from the beginning tend to have a long-lasting friendship and confidence," says psychologist Nancy Mramor.

Knowing early exercise is also beneficial for him to grow into a healthy woman and confident.

3. Teach them about early puberty

Certainly not required serious conversation, but the more often you offend how a woman's body changes, she will be more prepared and not keget when puberty comes, talk about sex and dating will be easier to do.

When it comes time to talk about sex, try to throw away the discomfort yourself. If you are really uncomfortable, just tell your child. Books about girls growing bodies can assist you in clarifying the matter and could be an interesting discussion for you and your daughter.

4. Explain the difference between fantasy and reality.

It is normal if the girls are very fond of fairy tales and dressed like a princess. But, always accompany your child by saying that the tale was just a fantasy and a woman can remain standing without having to rely on a man. This does not mean you should ban had fantasies, but always give him the images of reality.

5. Focus on health rather than being thin.

According to research by the University of Western Oregon, a parent who is unhappy with her figure more likely to have children who do not like the shape of her body. Make sure you always been a role model for him to stay healthy and proud of what he has.

The trick, always set the proper calorie healthy diet, exercising him always, and have always said that a healthy body is always to make the appearance look attractive.

6. Do not forget the influence of men

Raising a daughter is not entirely the responsibility of you. When your child has a good relationship with his father, he will likely have a good relationship with him as an adult.

Naturally, a father figure a different attention to her daughter as physical activity together. So, never forbid your husband if he took your daughter biking, fishing, or fix a car engine. "He often talked to her during the activity," said Mramor.

Remember, too, girls are usually noticed his father treats his mother treats women like. "This is how your child begin to understand how men and women
relate to one another, "says Sluss.

7. Show me a successful female role models

Show your child that the woman's circumstances can be anything they want. Mention heroic women, or those with success. Alternatively, you can also be a role model for your child proud.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Being Motivator Families with Greatness Heart

With a remarkable role as a mother, what hopes and dreams you next year as part of a New Year's resolution? If you currently are drafting a resolution for the family, Motivator and Leadership Coach, Ainy Fauziyah, CPC (Certified Professional Coach) shares his inspiration for you.

Ainy said, if you are currently undergoing heavy assume the role of mother, mother's a sign you have not become a happy and loving. Find happiness and try to be a mother, and then run the role with great love. This is the first step. Furthermore, you will discover how you as a mom has incredible strength, of course, with each of the permanent weaknesses you have.

Mother, said Ainy, has great power as a motivator in the family. To be able to discover this power, be a happy mother.

People who are happy do not see this as a burden, but as something that must be faced and resolved. Dream a mom far outweigh the problems. In this way the mother can motivate yourself and be a motivator for the kids and spouses.

Ainy continued, every soul has a strength and a weakness. It's your job to know where the strengths and weaknesses of it. Once you find the spot, the next task is to balance and not feel so helpless.Only we let others consider ourselves weak, we often do not appreciate our strength, underestimate our power. The better we do when we feel helpless as it is put ourselves level with good people.

Mother motivator

Ainy Fauziyah
Well, as you've discovered the power of self, appreciate yourself, be happy being a mother does not feel burdened with responsibility, you're ready to be a mother motivator for families with magnanimity.Ainy explained that magnanimity is knowing when to motivate yourself, motivate a troubled child, when to respect and listen to children, husbands. Heartened means we know when to appreciate the other person not simply just be patient herself.

Every mother is a motivator in the family. Superwomen but not because of the position, education, material but know when to motivate, listen, assist, in joy and sorrow. But the mother who always accompany the family.

If the mother with this power that you desire, it's time to clean themselves. Pushing yourself to not complacent, lacking in self-seeking but not stuck on feeling powerless over your weaknesses encountered.Every mother should have a dream, not materials, but the dream for yourself, son, husband. Mom had to help the child achieve his dream. If children happy, your child has a sense of belonging to his parents and family.

Being a motivator in the family, is this one of your new year's resolution as a mother?
Congratulations to make it happen!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Increase bonding at the dinner table with Ice Cream

Eating ice cream as a dessert at dinner with friends is not the custom in Indonesia. But there's no harm in applying these habits in your family, because this method can extend meal times to help parents to improve bonding with the kids.

The habit of eating ice cream minimal in Indonesia. Overseas, ice cream dessert to be one option. With an ice cream to cover the meal with the family, it may extend the time to eat, eat with family activities can be a means of communicating.

Eating with friends should be the moment to build solidarity and establish communication, not merely functional activity just needs to eat.

Many ways that parents can choose to build unity at the dinner table. One is creating new habits become part of "the family ice cream". That makes ice cream as one of the favorite foods that can attach family relationships.

Ice cream as well as gadgets, kids love and attraction for them.

With ice cream as its appeal, it will be easier for parents to maximize the moment of togetherness is to build viscosity. What about your family, have a more typical way to build bonding at the dinner table?

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Skin Care Tips for Babies 0-12 Months

Newborns need the right skin care products that are safe. Baby Skin Care is needed because the baby's skin is thinner, tend to be sensitive, because the skin glands are not perfect.

Dermatologist, Dr. Srie Prihianti, GDSS, PhD says the baby is born with basic skin care needs that cleans, moisturizes, and memproteksi.Dengan right skin care for newborns, thinner skin can be better protected.

"Materials have baby skin care products are soft, such as soap, shampoo all have soft, hypo-allergenic or materials do not cause allergies," he said at the press launch of the book "Baby Zwitsal Spa", in collaboration with Tabloid Nakita issued by PT Publishing means Bobo, in Jakarta.

According to Dr. Prihianti, infants 0-12 months of age is safe to use products such as shampoo 2 in 1 which also serves as a soap. This kind of product has been formulated to address the sensitive skin.

"Make sure the product 2 in 1 soft, able to clean the hair and skin of the body but does not cause irritation to the eyes,"

Meanwhile, skin care products can be separated for the hair and body, when babies begin to more physical activity. The level of physical activity is what makes baby skin care needs with a differentiated product, no longer 2 in 1.

"Starting from the age of 1-2 years old baby need a different product, shampoo and soap as distinguished from lots of physical activity,"

Monday, January 28, 2013

Mom took Stimulants to Improve Bonding

Among urban young mothers understand the importance of bonding with the child. They also understand that parents need to actively build unity, create warmth, two-way communication. Young mothers also know, storytelling for children can be one to improve bonding. However, many young mothers do not know how to do it all more effectively.

Through social media, the Internet-literate urban parents and familiar with the gadgets, get inspired to be more creative to create bonding with the child. Wall's Dreamy Creamy facilitate urban young mothers by presenting information and stimulation using Facebook.

Urban young mothers aged 35-40 years about the importance of actually caring mother child bonding. First, the mother-child bonding may be easy, to accompany children with homework, streets, however, especially young mothers who work challenges the less time and they understand the importance of quality because the moment of togetherness that the little boy's mother. Therefore be one way of storytelling bonding, because the mother embraced storytelling as children but can build creativity.

Unfortunately, about a total of 300 parents, especially mothers, who met in the Wall's Dreamy Creamy Creamy Dreamy World roadshow program at some schools admit that they read fairy tales often unattractive. However, after getting the stimulation of a variety of activities Creamy Dreamy World, urban young mothers become more inspired creatively invent tales that appeal to children. They were able to build bonding in a simple way.

By maximizing social media, and the mother also has a gadget, this stimulation helps mothers are more creative.

Not only inspiring fable, creative activities with ice cream is also another option to build bonding. To encourage mothers and children as well as foster creativity can build unity and mother-child attachment, targeting netted 500 Wall's ice cream recipe creations via Facebook.

Mother creative when challenged. Given the opportunity and the stimulation of this kind, many ideas have emerged and are increasingly active mothers active in social media.

Storytelling is an option to increase the bonding mothers as more communicative. Because it can improve communication, Wall's even prefer this way than any other way to build togetherness passive like watching television or eating together at the mall, for example.

Online activities to stimulate the mother and child through storytelling will continue into next year. How to maximize social media because of the growing number of urban mothers have access to the internet and are familiar with the gadget.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Benefits of Naps for Toddlers


At the age of five, children spend time exploring everything around them so often miss nap time. In fact, take a nap broad impact on growth and mental health of children.

Conclusions recent research has called, a toddler who did not nap or sleep less during the day are more likely to experience stress and feel happy. These children also tend to be at risk of mental health problems during their lives in adulthood.

The team from the University of Colorado Boulder, USA found that children who do not nap or sleep deprivation during the day more anxious and tend to not be interested in their surroundings. They are also less than happy with the happy event and more difficult to cope with stress.

The reason, lost time nap makes toddlers express their feelings in different ways. During the study, they measured the sleep patterns of toddlers aged two to three years. These kids wear special equipment to measure how long they nap with parental supervision.

The study's author, Professor Monique LeBourgeois documenting facial expressions in two different time toddler toddlers acquire nap time, and when they lose sleep.

The results, published in the Journal of Sleep Research, showed that toddlers who are tired from lack of sleep only successfully completed one-third (34 percent) the first puzzle with less positive emotional responses than when they get enough rest.

And, on the second puzzle that deliberately 'not resolved', a tired toddler more depressed than those who received usual nap. More than a third of children who lack sleep are also more ignorant than those who earn a nap on the puzzle they can not solve.

Prof LeBourgeois warned, that 'confusion' is not a bad thing, because it helps children learn from their mistakes. Lack of sleep makes children unable to engage and interact with others. "Just like good nutrition, adequate sleep is a basic need," she explained.

Shouting at your kids, useless actions

The ideal mother is a mother who patiently and always bring joy to the children. But sometimes, your child acting up when your mood is not good. Finally, release me, you shout. Then you wonder, why the child can grow up to be rebellious when entering school age. It was hard to ask him to do something like study, shower, eat and even sleep.

Quite often your child angry and even more frustrating when you are trying to discipline him. Do not think the kids would be scared hostile, it could be more extreme behavior: throwing things, screaming, to hitting.Dealing with a difficult child to be directed, parents are often lured to issue high notes and even snapped. But if this is done, according to Vera Itabiliana Hadiwidjojo, Child and Adolescent Psychologist from the Institute of Applied Psychology, University of Indonesia will make children more rebellious, especially when the child is not quiet with high emotion.

"Children are emotionally unstable, and has not been able to communicate with a good feeling. Emotions So it takes learning to verbalize emotions. Example, angry children, parents can say, 'oh, you're angry, yes' or so is when a child is sad . But of course the words had not been uttered when the child is experiencing a flood of emotions. Wait until she calms down, "said Vera when found in the" Media Coaching Clinic Lifebuoy & Kidzania Jakarta ".

In addition to using a high pitch, the parents are also not allowed to lie in disciplining children. Lying like to scare kids into bed that night only difficulty will make it a coward. "Parents think lying to children with good intentions or white lies will not give a bad influence. Instead, the child will tolerate him when lying," said Vera. The key to children obey the house rules is communication.

Do not let children who have good communication, even a conflict as two-way communication with parents is also not good. Vera suggests, "Try to make the award on the opinions of our children. Trick by giving freedom of choice. Instance when she had a shower, but he was still fun to play, make it a toy that want to be taken while taking a bath. With the opportunity to choose, children feel valued his opinion that he is slowly going to follow the rules that have been made. "

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Hypnobreastfeeding Helping Successful Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding a challenging activity. Not infrequently encountered failure in nursing mothers, but not a few who successfully breast-feed, which provides milk, exclusively for six months and continued breastfeeding up to two years.

Hypnobreastfeeding be one technique that can be used by women to achieve success in breastfeeding. "This technique is actually put sentences positive affirmations to the mind when we are relaxed. Sentences entered our subconscious mind is to be expected would be able to assist our success in breastfeeding," said hypnotherapy practitioner of Yogyakarta, Arsyita Rokhma in Talks -shows and workshops held Hypnobreastfeeding Nursing Mothers Association of Indonesia.

Arsyita said, nursing mothers can practice alone hypnobreastfeeding. How, mothers looking for a comfortable and began to relax yourself while turning a blind eye.

Then imagine the faces and smiles of our children and say that the mother will give the best for the child. Other affirmations, such as her milk enough for the child, the mother can breastfeed exclusively for six months or be able to continue breastfeeding up to two years.

After that, the mother can imagine the mother's breast as empty barrel which is then filled by the flow from the tap is opened. If hypnobreastfeeding is done successfully, the mother will immediately feel the taut breasts due to increased milk production.

Friday, January 25, 2013

False Myths Regarding Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding mothers face enormous challenges to achieve success in exclusive breastfeeding for six months and continue up to two years. There is a variety of the myth about breastfeeding is not uncommon to hinder the success of breast-feeding mothers.

This was disclosed by a pediatrician from Surakarta Islamic Hospital "Yarsis" Dr. Lucy Savitri, Sp.A in Talks and Workshops organized Hypnobreastfeeding Nursing Mothers Association of Indonesia, Solo, Central Java.

Lucy recorded at least 18 false myths about breastfeeding that developed in the community. This he notes based on input from various stakeholders, such as the mother or grandmother of the baby to be his patients.

Some myths, according to Lucy, including breast milk has not come out on the first day so it needs plus other fluids. In fact, according to Lucy, the baby still has enough liquid reserves in the body during the first 48-72 hours of life, so that the baby does not need to be given other liquids.

The second myth,
breast milk can not satisfy the baby because the baby is "greedy" and baby boy drinking stronger than girls. In fact, the baby needs all the same, ie, for the first week as much as 80-100 milliliters per kilogram of body weight per day.

The age of 3-6 months, the requirement increased to 140-160 ml / kg body weight / day. "
breast milk can meet all the needs of infants up to the age of six months. If milk can not produce an optimal, because lactation management is not good," said Lucy.

The third myth, once stopped breastfeeding, not breastfeeding anymore. In fact, there are techniques to restore relactation baby suckling on her mother. Mothers stop breastfeeding due to illness, the use of infant formula or baby nipple confusion. However, the technique should be right relactation plus high spirits of the elderly and the strong support of the environment.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Helping Children Overcome Fear

Fear of preschoolers is reasonable. In those various kinds of fears come and go throughout the range of child development.

Lara Fridani, early childhood education professor and psychologist at the Bureau of Psychology Multipro, Bogor said the cause of the fear of the preschool is also diverse. Not only because it has not been different to distinguish what is real and not, but also can come from traumatic experiences or fear to see the reaction of other children.

When your child afraid of a general nature, such as fear of the dark, fear of certain animals, done three ways to help overcome fear:

1. Understand the child's fears.

Avoid ridicule or belittle the child's feelings. For example, when a child is afraid of cockroaches, let's just say that it was dirty and disgusting cockroaches so it should not be held. Say also that cockroaches do no harm so do not be afraid. This method is more precise than to say, "Ah equally afraid of cockroaches wrote, trouble here." By react appropriately, the child knows how to deal with disgusting animals, so that gradually the fear children will be reduced.

2. Reduce fear of children with a variety of fun ways.

Children who are afraid of the dark as can be addressed by invited to sing along with the song about the fear of the dark. Or invite to watch movies on the theme of children afraid of the dark. At least from this study your child can understand that all children had the same fear him, and they can overcome the fear.

3. Give the award.

When the child was able to overcome his fears, give praise. Tell them that you are proud of him because it was no longer afraid of the particular case. This award will enhance a child's self confidence and increase his courage.

The First Purchased When Shopping Baby Supplies

Baby shopping list has been created. Time to pregnant women spending the need to welcome your baby. First what items you buy when shopping baby?

Each family would have different priorities when shopping needs of the baby. For some parents, perhaps not all baby equipment purchased because there is an option to rent it. But not a bit too young parents waiting for their first child choose to buy all the equipment, hoping to pass along to the next child.

Stroller and a crib for most items parents consider when making your shopping list. But what is the first item purchased and is considered the most important?

Two pregnant women who were enjoying the final trimester share experiences. Arninta Puspitasari (called Ninta), 26, chose to buy toiletries for the baby as the first item purchased while shopping needs of the baby. While Ferawati Gondokusumo (called Fera), 33, bought up all the core equipment in the two day shopping needs of the baby. Core goods for them Fera table for toiletries, diapers, octopus.

Other essential items are also often spent at the beginning of which baby carrier and stroller.

For Ninta, two things are important. Especially stroller needed for her first child. He chose to buy the stroller rather than renting or getting a used baby of the family.

"This is the first child, and my eldest son, so I think I can afford to meet their own needs can also be lowered to my siblings later," he said.

In a talk show about baby care with Tabloid Nakita at UB Women & Children Hospital some time ago, the stroller is also a concern young parents.

Stroller in the baby gear shopping list. Still not a few parents who are having trouble choosing a variety of types of stroller available. Including whether to choose the stroller with a certain angle so as not to pose a risk, especially for the newborn?

When talk show, Dr. Attila Dewanti, SpA (K), explained there is no specific criteria in choosing a stroller that is safe for the baby.

"There is no impact from the use of stroller, both flat 180 degrees or not," he explained.

But Dr. Attila suggests, in choosing a stroller should look for that could be used for a long time and multifunctional.

"Buy a durable that can be used until the baby is big, the baby can use when he began to learn to sit," he advised.

How about you, what baby gear to buy when you first begin to prepare all their needs?