Organic vs. Non-Organic Formula

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The number of formula choices available to parents can really be overwhelming. There are so many factors to consider when deciding what option is a great fit for your budget and your little one’s preferences. Even if you find an option that seems like a great choice, you may find that your child responds poorly to it and needs a change. The main thing to remember is that no decision is final. Consider the options and try something, but if it isn’t working you can always talk to a trusted friend, your pediatrician or other parents to get advice about other alternatives to try.

One big decision you need to consider up front is whether you want to use organic or non-organic formula.  While all formulas are required to meet the standards set by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), there are differences between the added supplements and sugars found in formulas.  Here, we’ve spelled out some specific differences between organic and non-organic formulas so that you can weigh your options appropriately. 

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Are Gifted Programs Truly the GATEway To Success?

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Gifted programs in schools provide the world with doctors, scientists and future leaders. Give a man a fish, he eats for a day; teach a man to fish, he eats for a lifetime. The same mantra applies to children. Teach a child to stretch the limits of their intellect and there is no limit to the wonders they can achieve. Gifted programs in schools allows students who would otherwise be limited to unlock a more intensive education. Standardized educational programs target the middle of the bell curve. Those who struggle need extra help to reach the standard, while those who easily understand the basics are limited by the standard. The latter students require the opportunity to expand their education to the limits of their capacity to learn, rather than the limits defined by the government to ensure all children move forward each year.

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12 Essential Items for Your Child’s First Year

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Preparing to bring home a new baby is a big task.  You have to sort through all the advertisements and personal advice you get, and decide which items will be especially helpful to you. Once you’ve purchased the basic necessities, you’ll have to decide which other items you’ll need for your baby’s first year.

There are an incredible number of products advertised to parents that really aren’t necessary, but how do you know which ones you actually need, especially if you’re a new parent? In order to eliminate some of the confusion, we’ve given you some specific suggestions about things that are a top priority for your baby’s first year.

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Due Tomorrow: Read War and Peace

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Continuing the work in the classroom is indeed an important aspect of learning.  But in all honesty, when the homework level reaches the point when the parent is the one who is doing it, any benefit is most certainly lost. 

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How to Use Positive Reinforcement for Children

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“How to Use Positive Reinforcement for Children” is a great read for parents who want to have a deeper understanding on how to use praise and positive reinforcement to instill good values to their children. It lists a number of simple tips that are easy to follow.

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20 Surprising Ways to Prevent Colds and Flu

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The article entitled “20 Surprising Ways to Prevent Colds and Flu” is worth reading because it is very simple, straight to the point and surprising (as the title suggests). Readers will be able to learn a lot of ways to prevent sickness.

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