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Health/Food Posts Tagged as 'Unruly Child'

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Depression and anxiety during and after pregnancy may harm childhood development, study finds 

 

A mother's depression and anxiety from conception through the first year of the baby's life is associated with negative developmental outcomes through adolescence, according to a study published Monday in the journal JAMA Pediatrics.

That could affect a lot of women: About 15% to 23% of women worldwide experience anxiety during pregnancy, while 15% deal with anxiety after childbirth. Depression through pregnancy is estimated to affect 10% of women, and 15% face postpartum depression. The burden is greater for women who are experiencing poverty or are teen parents, according to Postpartum Support International.

For the baby, the perinatal stage — which is defined as the time from conception through pregnancy (antenatal), birth and the first year of the baby's life (postnatal) — is "a time of unprecedented growth and sensitivity," the study said. That's when exposures and early life experiences may modify development starting from when he or she is in the womb to that critical first year as a growing child and onward.

A mother experiencing depression and anxiety before and after birth was moderately linked with her child's deficits in language and cognitive and motor development in infancy.

Depression and anxiety during and after pregnancy may harm childhood development, study finds

Tags: Children, Choices, Health, Mental Health, Parental Burden, Puberty, Reckless, Responsibility, Sacrifice, Training, Unruly Child, Vulnerable, Warning, Women In Charge, World, Youth

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15-Sep-2020


'I am not a superwoman': Guardian readers on being childfree (or not) 
 

How things are set up makes it an utterly shit gig for women. The last time I even considered marrying was 14 years ago. I’d been dating a guy for a few months (who had three kids I’d been cooking for). One day I found myself in his bathroom cleaning the toilet. It was like being slapped awake. How did I get here? I called him into the bathroom and he laughed, genuinely delighted, and said: I knew if I let it get nasty enough you’d clean it! He was serious. It was in that moment I realized what the marriage/kids gig really was: ceaseless servitude. – Kay, North Carolina

Over the years, I have been amazed at the outright rude comments made about my choice. A nurse once told me directly that my marriage would never be a real family because I had no children. People who have traveled a traditional path often seem to feel so threatened by those who choose a different route. Why would they care about my choice, when I certainly don’t care about theirs? – Marie, Tennessee

I was eight years old when I made the decision that I was never going to have children. As a mixed-ethnicity person in a predominantly white town I had just been racially abused, and right there I made the decision I would never bring a child into this world to face that abuse. – Natalie, England

'I am not a superwoman': Guardian readers on being childfree (or not)

Family gives away 14-year-old’s belongings for taking car on joyride

Tags: Children, Choices, Crime, Environment, Fighting Back, Opinion, Parental Burden, Priorities, Punishment, Responsibility, Sacrifice, Safety, Unruly Child, Woman's Rights, Youth

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04-Aug-2020


Is My Middle Child a Monster? 

 

Dear Therapist,

My husband and I have three terrific kids, ages 6, 4, and 2. Our oldest is cautious, helpful, and precocious. Our youngest is easygoing, affectionate, and goofy. Our middle child is persistent, bold, imaginative, and tenderhearted. Her personality is not as easy as her siblings’, but she’s a great kid. If she makes me want to pull my hair out five times a day, then she makes me laugh, surprises me, or melts my heart 10 times a day.

The problem comes from others. Our elderly next-door neighbor dotes on the oldest and youngest and all but ignores the middle one. More than once, she has asked whether our doctors have diagnosed her with any disorders. I just look at her as if I don’t understand her question. I’ve had others “praise” me for being so patient with our middle child. These kinds of comments make me so angry and sad.

We recently visited my husband’s family, and I grew resentful of the way my in-laws talked about and treated our middle child. Conversations seemed to focus on all the bad things she had done that day, or ever in her life. I’m sensitive that these narratives we tell repeatedly can lock a kid into acting a certain way, especially when she is treated differently by the adults around her. My husband’s parents played favorites with him and his siblings, and one sibling has suffered long-lasting trauma from this, and now has several mental-health issues. The final straw was when our oldest picked up on the comments from the adults, and started joining in the criticism of her younger sister. I scolded my oldest with hopes that the adults around the table would take the message to heart, but I didn’t address their behavior directly. My husband and I have discussed these issues since the visit, but we are both at a loss as to how to improve things.

Is My Middle Child a Monster?

Tags: Advice, Children, Discipline, Environment, Etiquette, Family, Hate, Parental Burden, Preference, Profiling, Unruly Child

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03-Aug-2020


How Do We Tell Our Friends to Leave Their Jerky Kid at Home? 

 

Dear Care and Feeding,

My husband and I are friends with a lovely couple. We have many things in common and enjoy hanging out with them. The problem is their kid. They have a son the same age as our younger son and the boys like hanging out with each other. At first that seemed like a great bonus to this friendship. But the longer we’ve been friends, the clearer it has become that their kid is a horrible person—rude, spoiled, insolent, a liar, and frequently downright mean to our kid (although our kid doesn’t seem to care and still wants to hang out with him). The parents do nothing to address his bad behavior. In fact, they coddle him. I know we need to mind our own business and not make comments on their objectively garbage parenting style, but can we distance our kid from theirs? Is it too weird to hang out with the parents and just never bring our own kid along? As a side note, we could leave our son with his older brother; they don’t have any other kids so we don’t really have an “adults only” option.


—Keeping My Mouth Shut Is Hard

How Do We Tell Our Friends to Leave Their Jerky Kid at Home?

Tags: Advice, Breeding, Children, Choices, Etiquette, Lifestyle, Neglect, No more Heroes, Opinion, Options, Parental Burden, Parental Crime, Parental Laziness, Parental Pride, Portrait, Psychology, Relationships, Social Distancing, Treatment, Unruly Child, Women In Charge

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02-Aug-2020


6 Things White Kids Say About Race That Parents Should Call Out Now 

 

White parents often avoid talking openly about race with white children because of the unfounded fear that it will call attention to differences that kids wouldn’t otherwise notice. Some insist their kids are just too young for such conversations.

If parents don’t explain why these inequities exist — that they exist because of longstanding systemic racism in this country — children will assume they must be justified or “natural.”

We asked experts to share some of the problematic things white kids commonly say and how parents can respond in order to further the conversation and create a teachable moment.

Huffpost

Illinois School Board Member Resigns After Calling Black People 'Animals'

Tags: Awareness, Complaint, Education, Employment, Etiquette, Lifestyle, Neglect, New World Order, Parental Burden, Parental Laziness, Responsibility, Termination, Training, Unruly Child, Words

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17-Jul-2020


 

Black and brown people make up two-thirds of US coronavirus deaths below age 65, a new study found

US coronavirus deaths take a long-expected turn for the worse

First child dies due to coronavirus in South Carolina, DHEC says

Florida 'Karen' calls black woman a 'good little slave' for putting on a mask - and claims it's fine for her to say that because she's Mexican

Passenger punches, spits at Lyft driver after he asks her to wear a face mask

Tags: Argument, Etiquette, Hate, Health, Ignorance, Illness, Infected, Inhumanity, Injury, Joy, Judgment, Loneliness, Mental Health, Murder, Neglect, Nobody Cares, Overpopulation, Overreaction, Parental Crime, Parental Laziness, Priorities, Racial Tension, Rampage, Reckless, Safety, Self Interest, Self-defence, Service, Statistics, Threat, Travel, Treatment, Unruly Child, Violence, Women In Charge

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12-Jul-2020


Why I don't have a child: society isn't built for motherhood 

 

I was 31 the last time I got pregnant. And after a lifetime of certainty that I did not want to be a mother, I felt an unexpected thing, cutting through the panic and the nausea: happiness.

Every morning since an intuitive nudge sent me to fetch a pregnancy test from the drugstore, my breasts oddly sore and my stomach in a low-level but constant state of turbulence, I would wake up with the thought: “I can do this. I want to do this.”

By the time I fell asleep at night, I was sure there was no possible way I could do this, this being raising a child on my own.

There has been a lot of hand-wringing about declining birth rates, the lowest in more than 30 years, across all race and class divides. We’re told millennial women “choosing” not to have children will be bad for the economy, it will be bad for the ageing baby boomer population, it will be bad for the real estate market. According to Forbes, it’s bad for older women desperate for grandchildren. But are people actually deciding to delay families, or are they finding themselves in unstable situations where the addition of a child seems unworkable? The reasons given when op-ed writers bother to ask millennials – too much debt, not enough financial security, a romantic market that is as rocky as the job market – point more to the latter.

If everyone makes it into the world safely, things that used to be taken for granted are now scarce resources one might fight and compete for. Vitally important systems like decent childcare, education and healthcare has disappeared, leaving parents to choose between inadequate choices or sacrificing untold amounts of money, time and energy to compete the limited amount of something better.

The Guardian

Mom’s Super Honest Post About Being a Stay-at-Home Parent Goes Viral

'Vile-Mouthed' Son Forced to Apologize After Harassing Supermarket Employees

My Neighbors Keep Sending Their Grandkid Over to Use Our Pool Uninvited

French man accused of molesting 305 Indonesian children

The New Film Exposing Hollywood’s Child-Abuse Epidemic

Drama queen! Hilarious moment girl cries and claims father's hair-brushing hurts - before he has even started

Tags: $, Advice, Arrest, Celebrity, Children, Environment, Film, Health, Hollywood, Humanity, Mental Health, Opportunity, Parental Burden, Politics, Population Control, Punishment, Rape, Representation, Responsibility, Safety, Sex, Social Media, Unruly Child, Video, Violence, Woman's Rights, World

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11-Jul-2020


The data is in: men are too fragile to wear Covid-19 masks. Grow up, guys 

 

Last week, our social media feeds were flooded by the image of Dr Anthony Fauci, the top US infectious disease expert, telling US senators that the country was “going in the wrong direction”. The image had a vivid, layered power. Not only did it feel like a national death knell, but Fauci’s appearance – in an imperial-red face mask emblazoned with the insignia of baseball’s Washington Nationals – seemed to signal another culture war. Fauci was making a comment about how to maintain one’s masculinity while wearing a face mask.

Fauci apparently isn’t the only one anxious about face masks impeding his masculinity. The shock jock Joe Rogan, known for his massive following of male listeners, recently suggested that only “bitches” wear masks. Donald Trump Jr was photographed at a packed party in the Hamptons, like a baddie from a John Hughes film, conspicuously sans mask.

The Guardian

Horror Fans Are Coping With Pandemic Better Than Average Person, New Study Suggests

Tags: Coronavirus, Environment, Health, Horror, Masks, Maturity, Men In Charge, Outbreak, Politics, Psychology, Survival, Unruly Child, Vulnerable

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03-Jul-2020


Young Americans Are Partying Hard and Spreading Covid-19 Quickly 

 

Covid-19 is increasingly a disease of the young, with the message to stay home for the sake of older loved ones wearing off as the pandemic wears on.

The dropping age of the infected is becoming one of the most pressing problems for local officials, who continued Wednesday to set curfews and close places where the young gather. U.S. health experts say that they are more likely to be active and asymptomatic, providing a vast redoubt for the coronavirus that has killed almost 130,000 Americans.

In Arizona, half of all positive cases are people from the ages of 20 to 44, according to state data. The median age in Florida is 37, down from 65 in March. In Texas’s Hays County, people in their 20s make up 50% of the victims.

Bloomberg

Some Restaurants Are Closing Again After Customers Throw Fits Over Wearing Masks

PSA uses mask-wearing 'Friday the 13th' slasher villain to get New Yorkers to ... wear masks

He posted his regrets over attending a party in California. The next day, he died of coronavirus

Some States To Out-Of-Towners: If You Come Visit, Plan To Quarantine For 2 Weeks

Family of Man Who Died of Coronavirus Hit With $1 Million Hospital Bill

They were arrested for breaking lockdown rules. Then they died in police custody

Tags: $, Action, Advertising, Anxiety, Business, Closed, Coronavirus, Death, Environment, Etiquette, Family, Funny, Health, Ignorance, Illness, Infected, Lockdown, Masks, Parental Burden, Parties, Police, Restaurant, Safety, Science, Self Interest, Threat, Travel, Unruly Child, World

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02-Jul-2020


Glennon Doyle thinks our kids suck. And it’s all our fault. 

 

New York Times bestselling author Glennon Doyle is unequivocal in her opinion on modern parenting.

In her new book Untamed, she describes how parents receive a ‘terrible memo’ from society as soon as our kids are born.

This memo says that our kids are our saviours and parenting them is akin to a religion. We must give them every opportunity possible and most importantly, we must never allow anything difficult to happen to them.

According to Glennon, not only does this disastrous memo make us parents feel exhausted, neurotic and guilty; but it is also the reason why our kids suck.

Ouch.

The reason our kids suck, she says, is because we no longer allow our children to learn how to lose, or to struggle, or to be rejected.

MamaMia

Tags: Advice, Awareness, Books, Family, Parental Crime, Parental Laziness, Psychology, Responsibility, Social Media, Training, Treatment, Unruly Child

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20-May-2020


'Not a mask in sight': thousands flock to Yellowstone as park reopens 

 

Yellowstone, America’s oldest national park, and the nearby Grand Teton national park are the most recent to have partially reopened with the support of the Trump administration.

“I hope everybody is listening,” Donald Trump announced earlier in May. “The parks are opening, and rapidly, actually.”

While many have celebrated the reopening of the revered landscapes, others have raised health concerns about large, possibly maskless, groups of out-of-state visitors arriving and potentially skirting social distancing guidelines.

“We checked the webcam at Old Faithful at about 3.30pm yesterday,” said Kristin Brengel, the senior vice-president of government affairs at the National Parks Conservation Association. “Not much physical distancing happening and not a single mask in sight.”

The Guardian

Massive block party in Florida ended in multiple arrests and accusations of racial profiling

Tags: Arrest, Contagion, Coronavirus, Enforce, Environment, Hostility, Parties, Police, Policy, Race, Responsibility, Sacrifice, Safety, Self Interest, Unruly Child

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20-May-2020


Parents 'Cannot Cope with This Insanity' While Homeschooling Kids During Pandemic 

 

It’s been nearly two months since schools in the United States closed their doors and sent students home to carry on their lessons through a screen.

Due to the coronavirus, American pupils from kindergarten to senior year were forced to swap blackboards for Zoom — much to the dismay of the parents now forced to step in as surrogate teachers.

A viral tweet from archeologist and University of Alabama at Birmingham professor Sarah Parcak summed up many frustrated parents’ emotions after she said homeschooling after completing other household chores was a “fucking joke” that made her “want to barf.”

“We just wrote a hard email. I told our son’s (lovely, kind, caring) teacher that, no, we will not be participating in her 'virtual classroom,' and that he was done with the 1st grade,” she wrote on April 8. “We cannot cope with this insanity. Survival and protecting his well being come first.”

People

Tags: Backlash, Environment, Family, Hate, Ignorance, Lifestyle, No more Heroes, Overpopulation, Overreaction, Parental Burden, Parental Laziness, Priorities, Psychology, Sacrifice, Social Distancing, Struggling, Study, Training, Unruly Child

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02-May-2020


My Husband Wants to Bone Through the Pandemic. I Keep Thinking About My Parents Dying. 

 

Dear How to Do It,

I live in a small apartment in New York City, and I’m currently “sheltering in place”/self-isolating with my family (husband, two small kids). I was sent home from my job that I love, with no idea if or when they will ever reopen. My parents fall in the coronavirus “at risk” category of 60+ with underlying conditions. I, myself, have a rare lung condition, and I don’t know if that puts me in a higher risk group, too. So, having said all that, I’m struggling with thoughts of existential anxiety 24/7 and have zero libido. My husband, while largely in the same boat, does not have this problem and his sex drive is as high as ever. He thinks I should try to take my mind off things, and the best way to do that is with an orgasm. I think the odds of me orgasming right now are … zero. I can’t turn my brain off. Even during foreplay, I find myself worrying about my parents dying, worrying about the upcoming bills we have with only one income, worrying about going grocery shopping and contracting COVID-19, even if we take precautions. I feel guilty for denying my high-sex-drive husband sex, but I just don’t know how to relax enough to enjoy myself while we’re staying inside for the next weeks during this pandemic.

—COVID Coitus

Slate

Tags: Addiction, Advice, Choices, Family, Horniness, Mental Health, Psychology, Relationships, Sex, Struggling, Support, Treatment, Unruly Child, Vulnerable

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26-Apr-2020


Our Son’s Next-Door Friend Is an Aggressive, Manipulative Trickster 

 

Dear Care and Feeding,

Our neighbors moved in next door a couple of years ago. We were thrilled when we discovered they had kids. Their son is one year older than our son, and, while we initially thought he would be a convenient playmate for our son, we couldn’t have been more wrong. On the day his family arrived, we invited their son to play in our backyard so that his parents could focus on moving in. The new neighbor boy immediately reached out from the top deck of our play set and started dismantling the swings from the beam, to the great amusement of our son. He also proved to be a rough and aggressive kid with no regard for others’ belongings. To his credit, when we intervene, he changes his behavior, but only momentarily.

Besides being excessively aggressive, he’s manipulative as well. He instructs our son to do things that he knows will get my son in trouble (even from his side of the fence during this time of quarantine). Even though we have discussions with our son about how, “The neighbor boy knew you would get in trouble for holding up your middle finger. Do you think he’s your friend?,” our son can’t help but think of him as a friend or even as an older boy to look up to.

We simply don’t have the time to be constantly supervising them. We’ve gone from being thankful for having a neighbor boy for our son to play with to being fearful of letting our son play outside at all. I have spoken with his parents about his behavior a few times, but honestly, I could tell them unpleasant things about their son every day. We feel stuck. What can we do?

—Blustered by This Bully

Slate

Tags: Advice, Anxiety, Children, Choices, Mental Health, Opinion, Parental Burden, Safety, Unruly Child

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25-Apr-2020


Sweden grapples with high death toll after controversially refusing to lock down 

 

Sweden’s controversial decision to refuse coronavirus lockdown measures is taking its toll — with the number of deaths up to 17 times higher than its Nordic neighbors, according to reports.

Fatalities in the Scandinavian nation topped 1,300 on Thursday — far worse than Denmark, Norway and Finland, which all implemented containment measures, according to the latest figures from Johns Hopkins University.

By comparison, Denmark has reported 321 COVID-19 deaths, Norway has reported 150 deaths and Finland has reported just 75, the data shows.

NY Post

These Pictures Show Huge Crowds Protesting Against Coronavirus Lockdowns At State Capitols

Thousands of Michiganders took to the streets to protest the governor’s stay-at-home order

Three Colorado men arrested for violating state’s stay-at-home order

After Anonymous Tip, 17 Bodies Found at Nursing Home Hit by Virus

Tags: Activism, Americans, Backlash, Choices, Coronavirus, Death, Defiance, Environment, Guns, Health, Home, Ignorance, Illness, Lifestyle, Neglect, Quarantine, Responsibility, Seniors, Social Distancing, Statistics, Threat, Unruly Child, World

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16-Apr-2020




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