Growing up & reaching those dreaded teenage years can be very distressing on our daughters, they not only have to adjust to all the changes happening with their bodies but also with all the social pressures coming from school, her peer groups and the media.
As many as one-third of high school girls believe they are overweight, when they’re actually not. The fact is that these girls are so inspired by models and skinny actresses that the media portray as perfect women that they don’t want to follow the height-weight charts that doctors advise for them. Instead, they want to be lean and fit like movie stars so they can carry off similar clothes. But the truth is that teenage girls undergo hormonal changes and have a developing body which only means that their bodies will be fuller than that of a fashion model, as well as the fact that a fashion model virtually starves themselves to look the way they do.
Sadly, an unhealthy body image can make impressionable teenagers resort to crash dieting and even result in eating disorders. Both anorexia and bulimia have severe health-damaging consequences.
If you want your daughter to see beauty in her body, you need to take a close look at how you speak of your own. Most young girls find their mums beautiful, so imagine how they feel when you as a mother do nothing but put yourself down, the way you feel about your own [...]
I was horrified to discover that the Australian Curriculum Studies Association has produced a glossy book of over 116 pages filled with the most staggering Islamic dawa and propaganda which is to be introduced into our schools in the coming year. Having scanned through the text, I was shocked at the contents and false pro-Islamic claims that will be pushed into schools and onto our children without of course, any opportunity to put counter views, not to mention the massive amount of evidence from Islam itself that clearly show Islam to be anything but the sweet, victimised religion portrayed in this book!
This entire brainwashing of our children has clearly been planned over a long period of time. Who is behind it and who paid for this propaganda exercise, which will no doubt sell well to Muslim teachers and others who hate our society and are happy to facilitate Islam? Information sessions for teachers are already being given and this has been done as a ‘fait accompli’ with no time for others to object to this Islamic abuse of our secular schools.
This book is called ‘Learning from one another – bringing Muslim perspectives into schools’. In it our children are told not only how to be Muslims but are given activities like finding Mecca and given Islamic prayers. Why do our children need such information? Why does Islam need to be pushed into the classroom? I thought our secular schools were NOT to [...]
Once your baby is enjoying their first solid foods three times a day, start to increase the amount and introduce variety. The consistency should still be mashed / pureed.
For breakfast my whole family has always started off with Baby rice cereal, Ready Brek or Weetabix.
For lunch / dinner vegetables are the perfect food to introduce as your babies first solid food for baby, veggies are both nutritious and easy to digest. Some parents prefer to introduce vegetables before fruits, if your baby gets used to the natural sweetness of fruits first, they might not be so willing to accept vegetables later.
Once your baby is enjoying these vegetables and fruits, how about veggies and fruits together for some unique and surprisingly delicious flavours, apples and carrots are wonderful together, taste for yourself and see! We also recommend apples or bananas with sweet potato, they taste great together.
All families have days when life is so hectic that they open a jar of baby food for convenience, don’t worry, it will do your baby no harm and can save you the stress of quickly trying to prepare food for a hungry, crying baby. However, commercial baby foods are not ideal to give your baby on a regular basis, reports have shown that added water and thickeners are used to bulk out the contents of jars and cans. Some meat based baby foods may contain as little as 20 percent [...]
Everyday I run across articles on home schooling. It seems to be a growing trend, especially among middle class white families. Can you really blame any parent for wanting to home school their child? The educational system in this country has gone down hill. On the news at night are stories talking about how are schools are failing, a google search on school violence will yield a large and scary amount of results. When an educator actually tries to do something positive to encourage learning, it seems that they are met with resistance and fired. We actually had that here where I live. Our previous school superintendent required a uniform dress code, divided up classrooms into all boy or all girl, took away cell phones and music players, and he didn’t mind expelling students who were extremely problematic or very prone to violence. He turned the system around, doing a remarkable job. For his troubles, the school board decided that his services were no longer needed, hired some idiot, and in less than a years time the schools are again in trouble. The superintendent was black. Yes, I just said the superintendent was a black man who did a good job. What do you think we are here, racists? Please remember white nationalism does not automatically equate to racism, now back to what we were discussing.
I know several people who home school. There children for the most part do better than their peers, are still allowed to [...]