Eating Protein Without the Meat
Getting enough protein can be a struggle for women who don't eat meat. What are some of the alternatives to include in your own healthy diet? Coach Joe tells us what we should know!
"My 3.5 yr old loves books, and we have preparing her for kindergarden this upcoming fall. Her progress is really good with small simple words.
But I wish I could say the same for my eldest daughter, she will be 10 and can hardly read at all. She always loved books, but she does not have the confidence in herself to even try to read. Nothing has worked at all, and she is a book lover(if you read it to her)
My newest one LO I am hoping will appreciate books as well." -- BZZYBEEMOM3 - 2/15/2012 10:37:44 AM
"I have read to my daughter since we brought her home from the hospital at 4 days old. I'm a librarian and not having books was just not an option in our house. Now, her favorite thing to do is go to a low shelf on our bookshelf that I have stocked with baby-friendly board and cloth books. She unloads the shelf and then sits there opening and closing the book and turning the pages. Often I sit with her and read or talk about the pictures with her. It really is as simple as reading one book a day and making them available for her!" -- NEW_MOMMY0729 - 6/3/2011 11:11:35 AM
"I start reading to my son when he is 2 1/2 month. Now he is almost 7 month. I can see when I pick any book and read to him, he is smiling and stay quiet... seems like he is paying attention what I am reading. Since he cannot sit properly, every time he is on his tummy, I put book in front of him and he can keep looking at the book for longer period of times." -- JFKLYNN - 11/12/2010 12:58:44 AM
"I want to raise a reader and I like your tips about reading something I have on hand when they are young. That way I can read a magazine or book I actually want to read in the very beginning :)
I also agree it doesn't have to just be bedtime stories. In fact, I've decided to try and avoid bedtime stories at all costs and instead do the reading time some other point during the evening. My nephew is so hooked on bedtime stories that he needs 3-4 now before he'll go to bed. That routine sounds tiring to me! Maybe I'll make it an after dinner thing to read something with my kids.
And yes you can start early - I had someone comment to me the other day that kids probably won't know the alphabet until they are 5. I completely disagree and have proof from kids in my family who learned it much much earlier. It's all about taking the time to teach them and make it fun :) Make reading fun, make letters and numbers fun, and you may be surprised just how quickly your kids learn!" -- SUZI4HEALTH - 11/11/2010 1:36:04 PM
"I really liked this article and it's tips. I'm definitely an avid reader and glad that it's being highlighted in an article for raising children. I'll definitely keep this information in mind. Thanks!" -- JAZHANDS - 5/15/2010 12:13:48 PM
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