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  1. ProducerSanford Kulkin

    Sanford Kulkin

    21/06/2017
    The Bair Foundation Wears Blue in Honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month
    The Bair Foundation Wears Blue in Honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month The Bair Foundation staff wore blue on Wednesday and put blue pinwheels in the yard in recognition of CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH. In 1982, Congress resolved that April 6 – 12 should be designated as the first National Child Abuse...
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  2. ProducerSanford Kulkin

    Sanford Kulkin

    21/06/2017
    Bair Nominated for 2016 Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute’s Angels in Adoption Award
    Bair Nominated for 2016 Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute’s Angels in Adoption AwardThe awards ceremony will take place on September 21, 2016 at the Ronald Regan Building in Washington, D.C. Representing The Bair Foundation Child & Family Ministries at the event will be Jill Schmidt, Director of Adoption & Permanency...
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  3. ProducerSanford Kulkin

    Sanford Kulkin

    21/06/2017
    Bair Partners with over 100 Churches Across the U.S. for Orphan Sunday 2016
    Bair Partners with over 100 Churches Across the U.S. for Orphan Sunday 2016LOCAL CHURCH UNITES WITH THE WORLD ON STAND SUNDAY On Orphan/Stand Sunday, churches in 80 nations invite Christians to welcome children in need With 427,000 children in U.S. foster care and 17.8 million worldwide who’ve lost both...
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  4. ProducerSanford Kulkin

    Sanford Kulkin

    21/06/2017
    Bair welcomes New Mexico State Director Erin Padula, LCSW
    Bair welcomes New Mexico State Director Erin Padula, LCSWALBUQUERQUE. The Bair Foundation, a non-profit child and family ministry serving over 4,000 foster youth and families in crisis nationally, is pleased to announce the appointment of Erin Padula as New Mexico State Director. Erin has a wealth...
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  5. ProducerSanford Kulkin

    Sanford Kulkin

    21/06/2017
    Bair Foundation Advocates for Improved Foster Care
    Bair Foundation Advocates for Improved Foster CareAustin – Foster Care Reform efforts continue in Texas, as the Texas legislature is currently considering Senate Bill 11, a legislative package outlining substantial changes to the way the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS)...
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  6. ProducerSanford Kulkin

    Sanford Kulkin

    30/05/2017
    Bair Foundation Sponsors Church Partnership Luncheon
    Bair Foundation Sponsors Church Partnership LuncheonAsheville – Local pastors will learn how churches can support those involved in foster care at a luncheon on March 31, beginning at 11:30 a.m.  The Asheville office of the Bair Foundation, a Christian child and family ministry, will host the...
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  7. ProducerSanford Kulkin

    Sanford Kulkin

    30/05/2017
    Bair Nominated for 2016 Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute’s Angels in Adoption Award
    Bair Nominated for 2016 Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute’s Angels in Adoption AwardThe awards ceremony will take place on September 21, 2016 at the Ronald Regan Building in Washington, D.C. Representing The Bair Foundation Child & Family Ministries at the event will be Jill Schmidt, Director of Adoption &...
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  8. ProducerSanford Kulkin

    Sanford Kulkin

    30/05/2017
    Bair Partners with over 100 Churches Across the U.S. for Orphan Sunday 2016
    Bair Partners with over 100 Churches Across the U.S. for Orphan Sunday 2016LOCAL CHURCH UNITES WITH THE WORLD ON STAND SUNDAY On Orphan/Stand Sunday, churches in 80 nations invite Christians to welcome children in need With 427,000 children in U.S. foster care and 17.8 million worldwide who’ve lost both...
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  9. ProducerSanford Kulkin

    Sanford Kulkin

    30/05/2017
    Bair welcomes New Mexico State Director Erin Padula, LCSW
    Bair welcomes New Mexico State Director Erin Padula, LCSWALBUQUERQUE. The Bair Foundation, a non-profit child and family ministry serving over 4,000 foster youth and families in crisis nationally, is pleased to announce the appointment of Erin Padula as New Mexico State Director. Erin has a wealth...
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  10. ProducerSanford Kulkin

    Sanford Kulkin

    24/05/2017
     The Bair Foundation Wears Blue in Honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month
    The Bair Foundation Wears Blue in Honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month The Bair Foundation staff wore blue on Wednesday and put blue pinwheels in the yard in recognition of CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH. In 1982, Congress resolved that April 6 – 12 should be designated as the first National Child Abuse...
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  11. ProducerSanford Kulkin

    Sanford Kulkin

    24/05/2017
     Bair Foundation Sponsors Church Partnership Luncheon
    Bair Foundation Sponsors Church Partnership Luncheon Asheville – Local pastors will learn how churches can support those involved in foster care at a luncheon on March 31, beginning at 11:30 a.m.  The Asheville office of the Bair Foundation, a Christian child and family ministry, will host the...
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  12. ProducerSanford Kulkin

    Sanford Kulkin

    24/05/2017
     Bair Foundation Advocates for Improved Foster Care
    Bair Foundation Advocates for Improved Foster Care Austin – Foster Care Reform efforts continue in Texas, as the Texas legislature is currently considering Senate Bill 11, a legislative package outlining substantial changes to the way the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS)...
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  13. Sanford Kulkin

    Sanford Kulkin

    24/05/2017
    Sanford Kulkin
    Bair Foundation - Adoption, Christian Foster Care Services
    www.bair.org The Bair Foundation Child & Family ministries is a Christian, nonprofit family services agency specializing in foster care, adoption and family...
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  14. Sanford Kulkin

    Sanford Kulkin

    24/05/2017
    Sanford Kulkin
    Foster care | Adoption | Austin | Lubbock | TX
    www.bair.org Adoption from Foster Care provides children and teens that have been separated from their parents or guardians in Austin, Lubbock ,...
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  15. Sanford Kulkin

    Sanford Kulkin

    24/05/2017
    Sanford Kulkin
    Foster care | Adoption | Harrisburg | PA
    www.bair.org Adoption from Foster Care provides children and teens that have been separated from their parents or guardians in ...
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  16. Sanford Kulkin

    Sanford Kulkin

    24/05/2017
    Sanford Kulkin
    Foster care | Adoption | McAlester | Tulsa | OKC
    www.bair.org Foster care provides children and teens that have been separated from their parents or guardians Adoption from Foster Care , McAlester, Tulsa , ...
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  17. Sanford Kulkin

    Sanford Kulkin

    24/05/2017
    Sanford Kulkin
    Foster care | Adoption | Cincinnati | Ohio
    www.bair.org Foster care provides children and teens that have been separated from their parents or guardians Adoption from Foster Care in Cincinnati ,...
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  18. Sanford Kulkin

    Sanford Kulkin

    24/05/2017
    Sanford Kulkin
    Foster care | Adoption | Asheville | Raleigh | Wilmington | NC
    www.bair.org Adoption from Foster Care provides children and teens that have been separated from their parents or guardians in Asheville, Raleigh, Wilmington, North...
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  19. Sanford Kulkin

    Sanford Kulkin

    24/05/2017
    Sanford Kulkin
    Foster care | Adoption | Lexington | KY
    www.bair.org Foster care provides children and teens that have been separated from their parents or guardians Adoption from Foster Care in Lexington,...
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    Sanford Kulkin
    14/06/2017 #1 Sanford Kulkin
    Foster care Adoption Lexington KY
  20. ProducerJuan Imaz

    Juan Imaz

    24/03/2017
    Benefits and dangers for children using social networks
    Benefits and dangers for children using social networksChildren in the digital age is a topic of huge importance and must be discussed. We teach our future generation, so let’s educate ourselves so that we can teach our youth. Today the average age for wanting and having a social profile keeps...
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    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    28/03/2017 #26 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Worth sharing again!
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    28/03/2017 #25 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Very relevant and thought provoking JuanBee! We do not have ALL THE TIME in the world, to explore the WORLD OF INFO and knowledge and distraction now at our fingertips thanks to smartphony and the ubiquitous Internet. So it is of utmost importance that we teach our children to prioritize, be selective, considerate, cautious and focused (in activities and relationships online), and lend greater importance (or at least equal importance) to physical activity, time management and connecting with peers and family, and of course, not ignore newspaper and book reading (the hard-copy versions) ;)
    Juan Imaz
    28/03/2017 #24 Juan Imaz
    #23 many thanks Lisa!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    28/03/2017 #23 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Well laid out post by @Juan Imaz. Very beneficial tips to follow.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    28/03/2017 #22 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Excellent tips @Juan Imaz! I remember when my daughter was a teen and using ICQ back then. I worried about some of the dangers you mentioned above and told her she could only use if KNOWING we have the password for the PC. She was also warned we would check her convo's on occasion. She didn't like it but I did fear she might have been naive and met a stranger online, it's too easy for kids to get duped. I love the positive aspects you wrote about too!!
    Lance  🐝 Scoular
    26/03/2017 #21 Lance 🐝 Scoular
    👌📱📲📺💻📹

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    Michael O'Neil
    26/03/2017 #20 Anonymous
    A wider issue is the extent of exposure to screens at the exclusion of the real world especially in the first 100 days. Some parents are extending "social" to mean using devices as a distraction, baby sitter, or pacifier for very young children. There is some research that warns that this is potentially causing long term damage.
    see: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/behind-online-behavior/201604/what-screen-time-can-really-do-kids-brains
    for example. The tips have to include alerting parents of young children (under 3) of this risk.
    Krishta-Gay Lewis
    26/03/2017 #19 Krishta-Gay Lewis
    Great article with excellent points. My sons are 12 years old and I am very wary of them becoming social. While there are great benefits there are still many dangers and cause for concern. Thus, the need for supervision, which a teenager does not want. The best option is to teach them right from wrong and how to assess situations to make the morally right and ethical decsions.

    An addition to your article though are the parents who create profiles for their children and chronicle their lives on social media. I think this is wrong and is a violation of the child's rights. What if later in life the child is embarrassed by some of these posts? Parents who do this must consider what and how they are posting about their child.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    26/03/2017 #18 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    This is a post every parent should read. The benefits of the internet for children can be amazing in helping them grow, but the dark side can set a young mind back permanently. Also, the internet should not be a child's sole communication with the outside world. Children need face to face contact in order to grow healthy relationships.
    debasish majumder
    26/03/2017 #17 debasish majumder
    lovely and pertinent insight @Juan Imaz! enjoyed read. thank you for the share.
    Sara Jacobovici
    25/03/2017 #16 Sara Jacobovici
    @Juan Imaz has started an important discussion. Please keep it going.
    Sara Jacobovici
    25/03/2017 #15 Sara Jacobovici
    So encouraged to see your post @Juan Imaz, Thank you for doing such a great job writing about the big, and complex, picture. I echo the comments of your readers, this is a very important discussion and one that needs to go on on a regular basis throughout the various mediums. My contribution to the discussion would be to say something I just read in an article about this topic; let the children live as long as they can in the real world before they go on to the virtual one. And I would like to see 16 as the age of starting to form a profile on-line.
    John Rylance
    25/03/2017 #14 John Rylance
    @Susan 🐝 Rooks , @Juan Imaz I suggest you google the following
    I can't walk yet but I know how to work an iPad.
    It's an article from today's Times Magazine.
    It covers many of the issues raised so far and most of the points I wanted to make.
    Particularly around the issues of what constitutes addiction.
    From " Kids have basically been carrying around a portable dopamine pump for 10 years, to an interesting comparison of the effect of screen time to eating time.
    I like the final two sentences.
    "You can only do your best. There's always going to be something."
    As parents don't we know it.
    Susan 🐝 Rooks
    25/03/2017 #13 Susan 🐝 Rooks
    What kind of social media conversations have you had with your kids? An important read from @Juan Imaz.
    Susan 🐝 Rooks
    25/03/2017 #12 Susan 🐝 Rooks
    What conversations have you had with your kids about social media? An important read from @Juan Imaz.
    Susan 🐝 Rooks
    25/03/2017 #11 Susan 🐝 Rooks
    @Juan Imaz, this is obviously an incredibly important issue. I'm part of that 36% in your graphic that thinks the appropriate age is around 15 (depending on the kid, to some extent). I get that younger kids have peers who may be allowed more freedom, and that's where I also think parents need to be watchful. Parents may be careful in their own home, but what happens when their kids sleep over at a friend's house? Just go over to play? Have the parents had conversations with other parents on this? I sure hope so!
    siraj shaik
    24/03/2017 #10 siraj shaik
    @Javier 🐝 beBee some of the bees from Canada active here on @beBee surely might recall the effects affects of cyber bullying and how it had impacted "Amanda Todd".
    siraj shaik
    24/03/2017 #9 siraj shaik
    @Juan Imaz well said. And good suggestion mentioned for "caretakers, guardians and as well as for parents" by @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood. During March 2011, at an event in Scarborough I got an opportunity to interact with Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and spent some time sharing about aspects of merits and demerits of children's online and usage of devices (yeah prior few of us as freelance volunteered during 2005/2006 shared awareness about such in a different global locale). Also at the same time had shared opinion about focusing on LinkedIn as tool for HR. And got to interact for a minute with John Tory (now present mayor of Toronto) was also present at that event. Later thrice got to meet for some reasons. (If by chance some might have seen friendly tweets exchange during 2013/2014).
    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    24/03/2017 #8 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    Thx Julio and Juan for sharing
    Laurent Boscherini
    24/03/2017 #7 Anonymous
    Thank you @Juan Imaz for sharing one of the most important topics, not "trendy" but more as the trend for the next decade, with the increasing number of smartphone users.
    Well done !
    At all steps, children need guidelines, and more so in this digital age very competitive. Lowering the stress level digitally will help them focus on more important tasks in their daily life.
  21. ProducerAlicia Clinton

    Alicia Clinton

    16/11/2016
    Do Kids Really Need Preschool?
    Do Kids Really Need Preschool?Mike and Helen are trying to decide whether to enroll their youngest daughter Tracy in the local preschool. Because Helen works only a few hours a week, Mike feels that she should look after Tracy, at least until her formal schooling begins. Helen,...
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  22. ProducerMargaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Backpack and Back Pain 2016
    Backpack and Back Pain 2016/ by Dr Margaret Aranda /                 This article was previously published for wide distribution on Dr Aranda's Perseverance blog.   Is it just me?Or do you see?Children with backpacks to their knees.This is worse that just "not a breeze."It's...
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    Jared 🐝 Wiese ➡ I sell YOU. Fast!
    16/09/2016 #21 Jared 🐝 Wiese ➡ I sell YOU. Fast!
    Great article for awareness and prevention, @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD! I agree, it is horrendous what the kids have to carry nowadays!

    On the topic of prevention and treatment, have you heard of Egoscue? A simple Google search:

    "Egoscue is a postural therapy designed to eliminate chronic pain without drugs or surgery. Founded by Pete Egoscue in 1978, the Egoscue Method focuses on a series of gentle stretches and exercises to correct misalignments in the musculoskeletal system of the body."
    I would add that it is not chiropractic, nor PT. It is more like gentle yoga poses.

    For backpack pain, see Backpacks Are Affecting Children’s Posture,
    https://palmbeachegoscue.wordpress.com/2009/09/30/backpacks-are-affecting-childrens-posture/
    It has six exercises to help correct posture.

    Also see:
    http://www.oregonexercisetherapy.com/blog/10-things-that-lead-to-posture-imbalances-and-pain

    Google "backpack egoscue" for more!
    Let me know if you'd like more information. I am stirring up more honey about Egoscue! See the Chronic Pain section of my first honey on the topic:
    https://www.bebee.com/producer/@jaredwiese/how-could-health-be-impacting-your-life
    Savvy Raj
    13/09/2016 #20 Savvy Raj
    Valuable insights dear Dr @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD Timely intervention matters so much. . Thank you for the informative post and have just shared on the hive 'Life and Living' .
    Ben Pinto
    13/09/2016 #19 Ben Pinto
    Pollinating this over to the Hot Tubs hive: back pain = hot tub soak
    Ben Pinto
    11/09/2016 #18 Ben Pinto
    I got a great backpack solution online. A larger backpack piggybacked onto a smaller one by way of a zipper. The larger one had a telescoping handle and wheels built in. Great travel idea for a couple. I think I got it from Bags.com.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    10/09/2016 #17 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Oops meant to add great tips here @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD! Well worth the read.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    10/09/2016 #16 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    By the way, I am beBee_stories on twitter, follow me on there if you haven't already, thanks! Sharing @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD :))
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    09/09/2016 #15 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #12 Lovin' your Share Tweeted so Fine! I also Tagged you on my tweet of the Image of the latest graph! COngrats for making it to significant media presence for Stanford! I'm hoping we can all listen to the talk! ;-)
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    09/09/2016 #14 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Made new Hive: Dr Margaret Aranda: Health Social Media Drives.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    09/09/2016 #10 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    To see the effect beBee is having, please look at the statistical social media Twitter chart & graph depicted please @Juan Imaz and @Javier 🐝 beBee.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    09/09/2016 #9 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #2 Sorry, here's the link to Stanford Current Research Programs for Back Pain: http://med.stanford.edu/pain/snapl/backpainstudy.html / and QoL is something we all should know about. Quality of Life.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    09/09/2016 #8 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #4 Waltzed right into my Reply 2 lines below! Current Studies that Dr Sean Mackey is doing at Stanford: (1) Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; (2) Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and (3) Acupuncture. Stanford Pain Management is well-entrenched in Acupuncture. I 'grew up' with it and it is definitely a first-line avenue for many. (Has to be done in the right hands, literally!) RE: Chiropractors, I could write a Production on that. In short, I think that depending on your situation, you are literally putting your life in a person's hands. You've got to know your body infinitely well, speak up, advocate for yourself and enter with both eyes wide opened. #1 is that not all patients can do that. If you've been going to a chiropractor for a time and you've gotten QoL (Quality of Life) back, then hey...many times a chiropractors are a last resort. On that note, many people don't know that Medical Licenses are divided into 2 Types: Allopathic Medicine = MD; Osteopathic Medicine = DO. The Doctors of Osteopathy are trained to do chiropractic manipulations of the neck, for example. Huge Topic begging for a Production. Boy, are you guys keeping me busy! Tagging @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador, @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian, @Ray Looker, @Renée 🐝 Cormier, @Donald 🐝 Grandy, @Randy Smith, @Manish Nair | Research Postgrad, @bebee stories, for advancing social media presence in this unofficial "Drive" that is simply thriving! Tagging @Lance 🐝 Scoular, @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood, @David B. Grinberg, @Stacy Hall, @Victoria Lewin, @Gordon Pye, @John White, MBA.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    09/09/2016 #7 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #3 AHAHAhaha! BWaauuHHH! @Alvaro 🐝 INFANTE SANCHEZ! Maybe you should listen to the LIVE Stream on that! :-)
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    09/09/2016 #6 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #2 Absolutely, and that's why I focused on children in an article on back pain. As adults, it's all too easy to look backwards and have regrets for not being as fastidious as we should be...but when this affects our children ~just think, as you said...a SuperParent would see that (s)he carries the full responsibility. And if it's too later for you and chronic back pain is an affliction, not only is Stanford holding the 9/11 #BackPain2016 Stream, but here's the link to look at their research programs. COMPLETED Studies: (1) genetic variation of opioid effect; (2) beta blockers and effect of increasing pain sensitivity with opioids; and (3) brain changes with opioids vs. placebo. CURRENT Studies (Enrollment Closed): (1) 5HT3 Antagonists to halt opioid withdrawal; (2) opioids and whether/how they effect body inflammation; (3) opioid withdrawal and ondansetron vs placebo effect on the brain. FUTURE studies: (1) effect of mHEALTH app for pain management and (2) QoL and validation of pain patients when using digital health tools. OPEN Studies: (1) Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; (2) Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and (3) Acupuncture.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    09/09/2016 #5 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #1 I saw the image of the backpacks and thought, "Now, that's one for the books!" Increasing awareness is key ~ and yes, what would a SuperParent do, too? Right? We all strive so much!
    David B. Grinberg
    09/09/2016 #4 David B. Grinberg
    @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD: Thanks for the good info. I'm curious about your thoughts on the effectiveness of chiropractic treatments to alleviate back pain, as well as acupuncture?
    Alvaro 🐝 INFANTE SANCHEZ
    08/09/2016 #3 Alvaro 🐝 INFANTE SANCHEZ
    I want that red pack 😂😂😂😂😂😂
    Jim 🐝 Cody
    08/09/2016 #2 Jim 🐝 Cody
    @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD Excellent buzz and very appropriate to today's society. As you stated most children never complain; however teachers and parents should take the responsibility.
    Donald 🐝 Grandy
    08/09/2016 #1 Donald 🐝 Grandy
    Excellent article @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD. Parents should be choosing fit and function over fashion. What would a super hero do?
  23. Luis Cortés Tamez
    Luis Cortés Tamez
    How to Foster Sympathy in Your Children at a Young Age
    lifehacker.com Parents and teachers might often wonder how to teach children caring toward others–more so when the world feels full of disagreement, conflict, and...
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  24. Libby Li

    Libby Li

    05/08/2016
    Welcome come and visit my booth, Let's meet there ! Libby Li
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  25. ProducerLisa 🐝 Gallagher
    The Very Raw Truth About Pregnancy and Giving Birth (Graphic- especially for men)
    The Very Raw Truth About Pregnancy and Giving Birth (Graphic- especially for men)The recent birth of my daughter's baby and some of what she experienced before, during and after labor reminded me of a time not so long ago when I gave birth. *WARNING*- THIS WILL BE GRAPHIC AT TIMES, MEN IN PARTICULAR, READ AT YOUR OWN...
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    Mohammad Azam Khan
    28/08/2016 #55 Mohammad Azam Khan
    Vibrantly vivid and wonderful. I think this should be part of medical textbooks. Thoroughly appreciated @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher a most appreciable narrative.

    Thank-you @Milos for considering it relevant as I'd lost it :) a few days ago and was thinking of how to retrieve the article. This is happening.

    Substantially and significantly in the article are many places where the writer identifies being not informed of what to expect from her condition in a care setting. This is quite common all over. I think it could be easily overcome, easily said than done.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    19/08/2016 #54 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #53 Hi @David Lisle, amazing what may come out of a woman's mouth after immense pain! My daughter told the Dr. during the delivery, I'm praying to the Angels, and in the next breath began to use the "F" word too which isn't like her. The Dr. asked her where the angels went when she slipped with the F bomb. She laughs about it now. Thanks for reading and sharing!
    David Lisle
    19/08/2016 #53 David Lisle
    Thanks for the insight. When my son was born I was there saying all the stock phrases learned in pre-natal classes. The one thing I was not prepared for was the reaction of my spouse after the baby came out. She was not a person prone to uttering expletives, but on this occasion she shouted, "If you think your getting another F****** one of those you are mistaken."
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    08/08/2016 #52 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #51 Hi @brian brandt, thanks for reading this! I think more men replied than women. ;-) Wow, big baby! Scary that your mom almost died giving birth to your brother. Have to wonder if there is a birthing /personality connection? Thanks for your comment!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    13/07/2016 #49 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #48 @Gerald Hecht, I'm laughing so hard I can barely type! I have a visual of a kidney stone with a cap on it now and someone rocking it. Yes, you are right- a room with only a mattress on the floor probably would have had your name on it. The other difference, once a person passes the stone, they are instantly healed. Not true with giving birth. I have seen others in extreme pain with kidney stones.
    Gerald Hecht
    13/07/2016 #48 Gerald Hecht
    #47 @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher I don't think it compares (the medical staff were sayin similar things, but...they're supposed to)...and let's face it ...even if (and Im thinkin it's an if) the physical pain is as bad...at the end...you don't put a little cap on your kidney stone, and bring it home to lovingly raise it...and if I did, something tells me the Sequelae of having done so,would by now...have led to suspension of contact with the outside world from my cell on "Shutter Island"
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    13/07/2016 #47 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #46 I hear people do compare the pain of a kidney stone to labor pains @Gerald Hecht and how sad to be alone while going through that, I can only imagine how scared you must have been!
    Gerald Hecht
    13/07/2016 #46 Gerald Hecht
    @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher best I could do was a kidney stone...(although I was 14, single...alone and scared).
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    13/07/2016 #45 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #43 #39 Thanks again for having bigger cojones than I, @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher - I found that I was too scared to see what @Alan Geller would suggest to watch in response to the facts of childbirth....
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    13/07/2016 #44 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #40 @Rebel Brown, so sorry you weren't able to have kids. I can assure you, you will never regret the dreaded watermelon part haha!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    12/07/2016 #43 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #39 OMfreakingG @Alan Geller, they ACTUALLY paid him to sing? Ok, I think Baywatch Gallagher could do better LMAO!! I almost fell on the floor from laughing so hard. Good one!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    12/07/2016 #42 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #37 Good old Tim Conway @Don 🐝 Kerr, now that's humor at it's best! Thanks for the laugh!!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    12/07/2016 #41 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #38 @Aaron 🐝 Skogen LOL at the 'watermelon' comment. Good points about Midwives and early 1900's. I think of women in other countries who give birth out in the fields, in huts and other types of living areas without help at all! Ok, you sure CAN relate to impaction, it's so painful on top of being in pain elsewhere. The codone drugs will sure do that! My daughter was on tylenol with Codiene after delivery and I'm sure that did not help. She's no longer taking that. Thanks for reading and comment Aaron!
    Rebel Brown
    12/07/2016 #40 Rebel Brown
    Well @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher All I can say is that you captured both the wonder and the Well, non-wonder in this discussion. I couldnt have kids thanks to my childhood experiences... my only regret. But I'm pretty sure I didn't regret the watermelon part:) He he. BLESSINGS
    Aaron 🐝 Skogen
    12/07/2016 #38 Aaron 🐝 Skogen
    Great post @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher. An no, as a guy, I cannot imagine what it's like to push a watermelon out of a canal the size of a lime. . . Yet, I was present and accounted for at each of our three kids births, and its simply miraculous. I wonder though, much of what you write was information (what to expect, no not the book. . .) that so often mid-wives passed on to expectant mothers for generations. However, somewhere it seems around the early 1900's we (as a society) began treating pregnancy and birth like and illness, versus the natural thing that it is. Perhaps this is driving the higher level of anxiety before and after birth, and just maybe its why we, at least in my area, are seeing significant growth in the number of home births, mid-wives and doulas. . .

    Now as far as getting impacted, and as you say, "Who would have thought women could get so excited over pooping? I'm going to assume this would not cross a man's mind [ sorry guys ]." I can relate to that, but in a very different context! Following my motorcycle accident and being in ICU, busted and broken, loaded with pain meds, nothing worked. It got to the point, I would rather throw up than try to use the restroom. . . Not fun! SO this I CAN relate to, kind of :-).

    Again, great information and I happy to hear your daughter is recovering well!
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    12/07/2016 #37 Don 🐝 Kerr
    #36 OK. I know this is a bit off script but if you need a gut buster (in the good sense, not in the context of @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher's post!) enjoy this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfTyEtVIe84
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    12/07/2016 #36 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #35 It was Carol Brunett! I just loved that show!!! Escpecially when they went off script.
    Kevin Pashuk
    12/07/2016 #35 Kevin Pashuk
    "I had a sliver once, so I know what pain is..." said the man trying to be empathetic, but also has condemned himself to a life in hell. I heard a comedian say "Men, if you want to know what it's like to have a baby, grab your bottom lip... ....then PULL IT OVER THE BACK OF YOUR HEAD!!!!!"
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    12/07/2016 #34 Don 🐝 Kerr
    #33 And many of us are grateful;)
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    12/07/2016 #33 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #25 I resisted the temptation.
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