Tag Archive

Tag Archives for " Parenting "

Ultrasound Shows Couple Is Expecting A Chevy?

Reena Roberts and her husband, Mike, went in for an ultrasound. Even the Missouri couple’s sonogram tech didn’t quite understand what the father-to-be was seeing. Mike knew that his eyes were not fooling him:Shewas not pregnant with a baby, but she was clearly expecting a… car! Thecouplecouldn’t help but have a long laugh about it. While many parents believe they see angels or blessings in their ultrasounds, this family seems to have the premonition of a new car!

Mike shared the photo on Reddit, and the image quickly went viral as commenters tried to determine which car it was. Some suggested it was a Nissan 370Z, while less-impressed posters joked that it was merely a PT Cruiser.

We know its a boy car,” Reenatold CNN. Mike likes to think of the car in the oven as a new Bugatti, one of the most expensive cars in the world. One thing is for sure, whether the kid joins NASCAR or not, I am sure he’ll get quite the chuckle out of knowing he was famous before he was even born!

Mom has a pretty good nickname for her unborn son as well, calling him the “all-new Ford Fetus. It definitely has a ring to it, don’t you think? Have you ever encountered any bizarre ultrasound photos? Let us know in the comments.

Click

Read more: http://www.littlethings.com/ultrasound-car/

After 15 Years Of Menopause, Mom Gives Birth!

When Allison Noyce was just 20 years old, she stopped getting her period regularly. Then, doctors gave her a devastating diagnosis she had experienced early menopause. Noyce was told that she would never have children. About 15 years later, shewent for a bike ride. She felt a sharp pain in her stomach. She had been feeling this pain for quite some time now, but after the ride, she knew something was wrong. Noycefelt like there was a lump in her tummy. She just knew it was cancer.

Noycesaw a doctor who believed the lump was a large cyst, but after a scan, the news was even more shocking. Doctors told she and her husband, Richard, that shewas eight months pregnant. Because Noycecouldn’t have children, the couplenever used contraceptives.

“We were overcome with emotion when the woman doing an ultrasound said I was eight months pregnant. Relief that it wasnt cancer and sheer joy that we were having a baby,” NoycetoldDailyMail.

A mere 12 days later, Noycegave birth to Sophie, a healthy baby girl. The couple appeared on the talk show This Morning where little Sophie became a bit fussy. The parents did not care one bit. Clearly, they don’t take it for granted at all that they have the privilege of being parents, even when their baby girl throws a fit on TV!

Image Credit: Facebook / Featured World

Click

Read more: http://www.littlethings.com/menopause-mom/

Little girl receives a doll with a prosthetic leg like hers, cries tears of joy

"It's got a leg like me!"

A 10-year-old girl named Emma from Cypress, Texas, was recently surprised with the doll of her dreams, thanks to her parents and a company calledA Step Ahead Prosthetics.

The American Girl Doll was outfitted with a prosthetic leg, just like the one Emma has. Emma's mother, Courtney Fletcher Bennett, posted a clip of the doll's unboxing to Facebook, which has since received over 7 million views at the time of writing since being uploaded Wednesday.

Emma had no clue the doll was fitted with a prosthetic leg until she read the letter inside the box. But when she did find out she was overcome with joy.

"You gotta be kidding me," Emma said excitedly as she rips the doll out of the package. Emma then burst into tears as she hugs the doll.

"It's got a leg like me," Emma yells as she held the doll. "I love you."

A Step Ahead Prosthetics explains on its website that they do not charge families for customized prosthetic legs for dolls.

"We feel that it is absolutely crucial to boost the self-confidence, self-esteem, and feelings of inclusion for little girls with limb loss, and that something as small as a doll that resembles them can have a profound effect on their mental and physical well-being. In that spirit, anyone with a child who has had or is facing an amputation is welcome to send us an American Girl doll which we will happily modify with a prosthetic limb (or limbs) to match the child."

Bonus: American Girl Dolls reimagined as fully grown, human adults.

[h/t: Today]

Have something to add to this story? Share it in the comments.

Read more: http://mashable.com/2016/06/03/girl-cries-doll-prosthetic-leg/

15+ Hilarious Tweets About Babies

A baby for some is the epitome of joy, the centre of the universe and the very meaning of life itself. For others however, a baby is simply something that makes a lot of noise and frequently poops itself while expecting you to clean it up. Whatever camp you belong to though, one thing we can all agree on: babies always give us something to laugh about.

Take a look at these funny baby tweets to see what we mean. Compiled by Bored Panda, the list is sure to make you smile regardless of whether you're a fan of the little critters or not.

 

#1

 

Read more: http://www.boredpanda.com/funny-baby-tweets-parenting/

Why Asperger’s Syndrome Is Not a Disability

Six Reasons Why Asperger’s Syndrome Is Not a Disability

There has been a buzz to change the terminology that governs the topic of Asperger’s Syndrome (AS). For a long time there has been a movement underfoot to reclassify Asperger’s Syndrome as a condition of being differently able rather than disabled, and although parents and advocates of AS children may beg to differ, those in favor of changing the classification do make some compelling points.

The top six reasons why Asperger’s Syndrome is not a disability gives an inside glimpse at the workings of the condition and also the struggles individuals facing it have to endure on a daily basis.

1. The mere fact that children are seen paying attention to those things for which they have a general interest, as opposed to those that teachers and behaviorists believe they should notice, does not make Asperger’s Syndrome a disability. Instead, it may be viewed as a tacit nod to absolute honesty in one’s desires and therefore is simply an ability to overcome social conditioning.
2. What has been referred to as latent anti social behavior so often exhibited in young children diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome – characterized by their inability or unwillingness to interact with parents or caregivers extensively – is found to be an expression of their desires to pay more attention to the world of objects as opposed to subjects. This may be attributed to a simply matter of preference, not a disability.
3. What earned children the description of little professors during the experiments that convinced Dr. Asperger of his theories, may not be a disability but could be much more aptly described as a strong interest in a given field of study. This causes the individual to notice nuances others do not and thus renders her or him differently able and perhaps even superior in perception.
4. The systematic organization of things and items may be of unique interest in a child diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome. It does not really matter if this is the means of taking a picture with a camera by holding down a button, turning on and off a light, or delving into the intricacies of a physics equation. The problem arises when the system in which the child shows interest is simple, and soon has some clamoring at needing to be outgrown.
5. Routines are another symptom of Asperger’s Syndrome and it has been documented that children have the hardest time functioning in a classroom setting where such order is frequently interrupted or even missing. This may be seen as a disability to some, but others simply believe it to be a sign that the child has a very serious affection for that which it can control versus the unknown.
6. Perhaps the most convincing fact used by those suggesting that Asperger’s Syndrome is not a disability rests in the fact that the mere decision to value one trait or situation more than another is one of personal preference, not one born from a lack of ability. Therefore, a person who does not interact well with others but instead finds it far more important to invest time in physics and other subjects she deems important, may be considered eccentric, but it does not render her disabled.

Facts about Parenting

The Rewards of a Responsible Parenting

Setting Parameters

Parenting is a process by which parents establish a certain kind of relationship with their children. It encompasses all the responsibilities concerned from childbearing to child raising.

The responsibilities of a parent never end as long as their child lives.

In the American society, parenting has become a very important issue.

The kind of upbringing American parents give to their children is mainly focused on independence.

During teenage years, youngsters already learn how to live by themselves.

At the age of eighteen, they already acquire their parents’ blessing of moving out of their homes.

At this age, they start to provide for themselves by working.

They buy their own food, they rent their own house, and they even sustain their own education.

Despite this situation, it does not mean that parents already resign from being parents to their children.

parentsTheir responsibility as parents will be a lifetime duty.

The family is a very essential aspect of society. It is a major factor by which people build individual personalities and characters.

As one saying goes --Parenting runs in the family! --

It is also the main indicator whether a person would be a good parent or not.

However, studies have shown that majority of the American youth today have been struggling from different kinds of addictions, while some develop a bad attitude, some may have become very shy, timid and insecure.

Why is this?

The reason would be improper parenting.

Most of the time, children are left in day cares because parents don’t have the time to look for them because of work. By this, parents miss having a personal touch in training and educating their own child.

This scenario has touched the hearts and minds of some of the modern parents today.

The schools, government, and especially some religious institutions have been the major factor why parents were enlightened. They have formulated several parenting programs that suit each and every American family.

In reality, parenting is an intrinsic ability of each and every human being in the world.

Every individual has his own way of nurturing and training his child to the best person he can be.

The only question is –how can one create a child with good character?

How to Create a Child of Good Character?

Why do children become rude and disobedient? Several studies have proven that disrespectful parents raise disrespectful kids. I’m pretty sure you don’t want to be tagged as a disrespectful parent.

All you have to do is to discipline your child and make him realize bad things from good ones. Set your parameters and be consistent! But sometimes, kids still become naughty despite all the values taught to them.

If this is the case, you may want to follow some of these parenting tips:

Setting parameters is not that easy especially when it comes to entertainment.

Psychologists advise that babies are not supposed to be exposed to television until the age of two. This is to prevent the child from being exposed to harmful elements such as crimes, pornography etc.

Besides, any type of entertainment when introduced at an early age would probably cause you difficulty in getting his attention. Train your child by yourself because if you do, you’ll reap the lifelong benefits of being a parent.

Learn how to communicate in a nice way. Being a parent would be the most difficult task in a person’s life especially when it comes to communication. Discuss with your kid about what’s right and wrong. Share your experiences with him.


Action speaks louder than words.

  1. Communication does not always imply words, but even more, you need to show affection.
  2. Prevent yourself from nagging your child.
  3. Talk things out as peacefully as possible and as seriously as possible with a backrub to show him that he is loved in spite of his mistakes.

Set your own rules and relay them to your child with authority but with gentleness.

Be firm in everything you say.

If you restrict your child from watching TV until 7pm, be firm enough to shut it off. Joining him from not viewing TV will even strengthen your bonding moments.

child playApply the reward system.

If you see that your child is excelling in school, treat him in some way that you know he will enjoy.

Make him feel that his deeds are appreciated.

This way, your child will strive harder.