child is not your friend
There is a purely emotional part of the parent/child
relationship that is built on affection and esteem. Parents and children
are genetically geared to love each other, and its a beautiful
thing to behold. But theres a stage where parenting becomes a
functional role, not just an emotional role. With infants, the emotional
role shows when a mother demonstrates her love by holding, talking and
singing to the child. The functional role involves feeding, changing
diapers and bathing the baby. One without the other is damaging for
"I just want to show people I love that I care,
but I end up feeling resentful when they don't do the same for me in
return. If only people were as considerate toward me as I am toward
them, I'd be a lot happier, and feel more secure. Something just isn't
Is Going To Save Our Children?
Take a look at the children and young teenagers around
your area. Anything look different? Take a closer look at a large group
of children playing in a local school yard or in a nearby playground.
More and more children and young adults are getting heavier. In fact,
obesity among children has tripled over the past three decades.
your children about your breast cancer diagnosis
One of the things you are going to have to do when
you get diagnosed with cancer is to tell your children about it. It's
going to be a very difficult and distressing time for you all, but it's
vital for you and your family to talk about it in order for you to move
forward with your treatment. Some experts believe that telling people
about your cancer can be a constructive step in the treatment process.