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My daughter ran away from home when she was fourteen
WHAT IF MY CHILD GETS IN TROUBLE WITH THE LAW?
What to expect from court, probation, etc....click here
BOWING TO THE VIDEO GODS:I am not really a video game virgin. I am, however, not the most experienced gamer on the block. *** TO READ MORE, CLICK HERE
MOTIVATING KIDS TO SUCCEED
Micah strolled into the
house, tossed his backpack onto the floor and headed for the computer.
“Whoa,” I said.
I was on the parent website this morning and saw your grades. You have two ‘D’s’ and an ‘F.’
I think you need to study. ” CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ***
HELP! MY KID IS ODD!
Daniel asks to play with
his toy cars in his bedroom. Ardith tells him he can. At least it will get him out of her hair for a while. “But do
not take them apart,” she cautions.
Within five minutes,
the first set of tiny wheels hits the stair banister. A moment later, a metal car body bounces into the picture hung on the
stair wall and sends it crashing to the floor. TO READ MORE, CLICK HERE ***
THE VIEW FROM SIZE 2 SHOES
by Caryl Harvey
A CHILD'S VIEW OF FOSTER
(With apologies to Dr. Seuss)
I do not like this place I see
This place where they have taken me. (To read the whole article, click here * )
HELPING TIMMY SLEEP
There he goes again. Squeak,
I’m either going to
have to figure out how to get that kid to sleep, or get him a quieter bed. (to read more...click here*)
BEYONDERS AND TRADITION
Traditions are important.
After our son, Chad,
was murdered, we started a tradition of lighting a candle on holidays. We lit it as soon as we woke and blowing it out was
the last chore of the evening. (Click here to read more *)
REACTIVE ATTACHMENT DISORDER
My friend Aggie called me a few months ago to confess she’d done
something unthinkable: she’d slapped her son. Not hard, really, but it
got his attention. (click here to read The rest of the article *** )
SCOUTING AND FOSTER CARE
Ryan* layers his shirts on Tuesdays. The outer shirt can be nearly anything; the inner shirt is his Scout
It’s a sacrifice, wearing two shirts. Sweat runs down his face
when it’s hot, and his jacket fits too snugly to zip over two shirts when it’s cold. But he never loses his toothy
grin. Tuesdays, pack 32 meets right after school. Ryan is the only Cub Scout in the fifth grade. click here to read more**
I got a call from my daughter the other
day. It seems my granddaughter is in to Emo. Now, being a Beyonder, I immediately conjured up the image of that tweaky little
comedian from the 60s and 70s—Emo Phillips, the one with the black pageboy haircut and the Salvation Army suit complete
with bow tie? Not even close. (to read more, click here***)
TO DO WITH THE KIDS WHEN YOU DON’T HAVE ENERGY ENOUGH TO DO ANYTHING WITH THE KIDS AND YOU TRULY WISH THAT THEY ALL
WOULD JUST LEAVE YOU ALONE To read more, click here***
INTERNET SAFETY FOR KIDS
Internet sites like MySpace.com make it easy for kids to connect with other kids. They also make it easier for predators
to connect with them.
But for tired Beyonders, the Internet provides a time of
respite (to read more, click here**)
Well, that isn't quite what I mean. of course, I mean cell phones used by teen agers.
I'm ag'in it. to read more, click here ***
|Common childhood diseases|
|Some diseases, such as chickenpox, give immunity for the rest of your life, which is why often only
children get these diseases.|
Red, quite itchy, spots
or blisters are scattered over the entire body and the child has a moderate fever.
to 20 days from being exposed to the infection and showing symptoms.
Chickenpox is contagious before the disease breaks out and may
be so until the last spots have disappeared and the scabs or crusts have fallen off. The child should stay home until the
crusts have fallen off and the blisters are no longer weeping.
Whooping cough is characterised by long fits of coughing followed by wheezy breathing and possibly vomiting.
Symptoms are typically worse at night.
Fresh air is important.
Because of the risk of vomiting, the child should be given small meals more often, instead of a few large ones.
to 14 days from being exposed to the infection and showing symptoms.
Infectious period'Fifth' disease (erythema infectiosum)
is especially contagious during the first week, while the child still has a trace of a cold. The infectiousness does, however,
wear off in the following five to seven weeks. It is important to keep the child away from other children under the age of
The child has red specks
on the cheeks, nose, arms, thighs and buttocks. These are often blurred which makes it look like the child has been slapped.
For this reason, fifth disease is often known as 'slapped cheek' syndrome. It can last up to 14 days and rarely causes a fever.
It is mostly seen in children between the ages of 4 and 12.
It cannot be treated,
but disappears by itself. It is usually quite a mild illness.
between being exposed to the infection and showing symptoms.
Once the rash
appears, the disease is no longer infectious.
ComplicationsThree-day-fever (roseola infantum)
should avoid being in contact with children with fifth disease as it may cause a miscarriage. Pregnant women with a child
who contracts fifth disease should contact their doctor. The incubation period is a couple of weeks.
A child with three-day-fever has a high fever for three days and a pink rash covers their body. It is mostly seen in children under the age of three years.
Undress the child to ensure they aren't too warm. Give the child fever reducing medication (such as paracetamol (eg Calpol)) to control their temperature and plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration.
to 15 days from being exposed to the infection and showing symptoms.
InfectiousnessHand, foot and mouth
It is contagious
during the whole period of the disease and up to two to three days after. Avoid contact with other children under three years
of age during the whole period.
The child has a large
number of small spots and blisters, particularly in the mouth and on the feet and hands. The disease can cause a slight fever
for a few days.
As with most diseases
causing a fever, it is important to make sure the child gets plenty to drink. If the ulcers in their mouth are severe it may
help to mash up the child's food.
Two to three
days between being exposed to the infection and showing symptoms.
is contagious as long as blisters or spots are still present.
The child has a slight
to moderate fever, a sore throat and a rash which is often located in their armpits or groin. The child's skin peels and they
get a coarse, pink tongue - a condition known as strawberry tongue.
Antibiotics are usually given for this disease. It is important to keep the child at home and avoid contact with
Three to eight
days between being exposed to the infection and showing symptoms.
Scarlet fever is contagious for the first few days, but after three days of antibiotics the risk is almost gone.
|Based on a text by Dr Carl J Brandt|
Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony believed that women deserve the same rights as men—the right to go to
college, the right to own land, and the right to vote. Throughout their lives, they worked together to gather support through
public speeches, parades, and newspaper articles. Many years later, their work and the work of hundreds of others led to the
Nineteenth Amendment, granting American women the right to vote.
We collected ideas from kids all across the country, with their suggestions for the Kids Bill of Rights. We've posted some
of the most popular answers below. Do you agree with this list? Try making your own list for the kids in your neighborhood,
your school, or your town.
Kyle, Age 10
All children should be able to play any sports without worry about cost.
Caitlin, Age 11
Kids should have the right to protest if they are feeling unjustly treated by adults or other
Sally, Age 11
I think all children should be able to go to college when they are at a proper age.
Kira, Age 11
I think kids should be able to vote in something they believe in.
Susanne, Age 8
Kids should have the right to go to bed whenever they want.
Sara, Age 10
Kids should have the right to wear what they want to wear to school but if they wear something
that is see-through then they should wear something else.
Madison, Age 4
Kids have the right to tell grown-ups when something is upsetting them.
Elisha, Age 9
When your parents are getting a divorce you have the right to speak in court.
Katie, Age 9 and a half
Kids should have the right to vote on subjects taught in public schools.
Jessie, Age 8
I want a right to help the kids with no family. I want to find more homes for them.
Irina, Age 11
All special days or national holidays we have are celebrating grown-ups like Christopher Columbus.
I think us kids should have our own day celebrating us. We could be in charge for once.