• March 30, 2017 /  Mother & Babies
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    Being a pregnant mother with asthma or any other respiratory condition can be very difficult. The question that always comes up from these individuals is whether they can still continue to take their asthma medication via a nebulizer even though they are pregnant. A nebulizer is a medical device that is specifically manufactured to take prescription respiratory medication and transform it into vapor form so that it can then be breathed in through the lungs. The benefit of taking the medicine in this manner is to allow it to absorb at a much faster rate through the body than if it were to be ingested the old fashioned way. The most common condition that an individual would use the device would be for asthma along with such medication as albuterol.

    The best practice for a pregnant mother with asthma who is trying to determine whether they should take their asthma medication with the nebulizer is to check with their physician. The physician will be able to assess the mother’s current health condition and will be in a much better place to make recommendations as to what she can or can not do. The main reason why you would want to check with your physician before taken the medicine is the fact that you are pregnant and you need to make sure that it is alright for the child to take the medicine. In the meantime until you get a final word from you doctor as far as what to do if the situation arises where you definitely are experiencing an asthma attack then you should just go straight to the hospital for treatment. Because the ability to use the nebulizer is quite subjective and depends on the different facts and circumstances of each mom while pregnant it is very good idea to definitely check with you doctor first. It is also very important to closely analyze the specific medication that is being administered because that can also have some unwanted side effects. There seems to be quite a bit of statistics that show the rate of respiratory conditions among pregnant mothers to be on the rise. The causes for this is not known but there seems to be a general consensus that it is mainly due to both the environmental factors as well as the genetics factor. Either way the ability to treat this condition has taken up center stage in the medical community and it is especially difficult with quite a bit of grey area for those that are bearing children. .

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  • March 29, 2017 /  Education & Study
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    Who does not want a job as a registered nurse? Compared to many other jobs, registered nurses are well-paid, respected, and in high demand. In order to obtain the right knowledge and skill to qualify for such jobs, many people are now in the search for a good nursing continuing education provider.

    But, have you thought about doing your study online?

    Online education provide students with lots of flexibility, and this might be its biggest advantage. Studying online means a student does not have to rearrange their schedule in order to get to a campus at a certain time to take required classes. Transportation also is not a problem. To get to class, all a student has to do is sit down in front of their home computer.

    Online education provider do not exercise rigid schedule requirements on students. This is a big advantage for those who have to juggle their nursing studies along with taking care of their homes and children and working at a full time job. In fact, many students in online nursing programs are able to complete their education faster than those in traditional programs. Some are able to earn a degree that usually takes four years in only two.

    If you have financial constraint, online continuing education programs have another advantage. Often, studying online is less expensive than enrolling in an on-campus program.

    Another bonus is that there are usually no waiting lists when studying online. As more people discover the advantages of becoming a registered nurse, traditional nursing schools are finding it harder and harder to accommodate all who want to enroll. In fact, they are only able to take a limited number of new students at any given time. Which could mean you might find yourself waiting for a spot to open up before you can even begin earning your degree. That usually is not a problem with online continuing education providers.

    Finding a good online nursing degree program can be tough. But there are programs being offered by many reputable learning institutions. Some include:

    * The University of Phoenix

    * Walden University

    * Kaplan University

    * Vanderbilt University

    You may also check CE4U.com as an alternative resource.

    So, do you have the passion of becoming a registered nurse? Why not start today by checking for yourself the right nursing continuing education provider. We have discussed the advantages of online providers, and there are truly good ones out there if you do your search.

  • March 27, 2017 /  Education & Study
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    Singapores education system has been described as “world-leading” and was among those picked out for commendation by British education minister, Michael Gove, last year. Perhaps, the governments efforts in providing each child with schooling opportunities are indeed laudable, but still, parents complain of the rigid and competitive nature of this very system. So maybe, the most nerve-wrecking, mind-boggling issue on every Singaporean parents mind is how can my child be one of the best? Surely, the recent implementation of Teach Less, Learn More does nothing to ease this tension, and to study independently seems not to be the nature of our law-abiding kids, whom our Western counterparts tend to dismiss as lacking the inquisitive spirit and/or innovation. But it seems our parents have found an alternative to induce this spirit through intensive tuition.

    H2 Mathematics Tuition and H2 Physics Tuition are two of the most common subjects being sort after by Singapores high school students to be tutored. A Sunday Times poll conducted by the Straits Times found that out of 100 students, 97 students are attending tuition. Singaporean parents are enrolling their children in multiple tuition centers, many willing to pay up to S$3000 a month engaging multiple Top Tutors especially for higher level education, e.g., Junior College and/or higher. With the aim of establishing a robust Science Hub, Singaporean parents see the need for their child to be equipped with the necessary, and hence are willing to pay, regardless the price, for crucial science stream subjects, investing in H2 Mathematics Tuition and H2 Physics Tuition.

    There are parents who prefer to engage Top Tutors for private home tuition, which are especially common for high school students dealing with more complex and difficult subjects. The rates for Top Tutors can range from S$35/hr to S$80/hr depending on the popularity and level of the tutor. Group or class tuition is also increasingly available in Singapore. Not only is it a cheaper alternative, they also feel that their child will benefit and learn more from interacting with others while asking questions during tuition a form of inducing an inquisitive spirit. The class size of a typical H2 Physics Tuition or H2 Mathematics Tuition classes are often small for effective teaching and learning.

    It may be true that many successful people come from well-off family background, and indeed, their parents may have the capital to equip them with the necessary, but how many outlier cases have we heard, where children from working class families still made their way to the top, for instance, 42nd US President Bill Clinton. Perhaps, who makes it out successful and who does not, depends again largely on the individual.

  • March 27, 2017 /  Pregnancy
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    Many couples think that in order to get pregnant, all that has to be done is to merely stop the pill or any other form of contraception. However, most couples promptly realize that in reality it is not so easy. And so, quite a few women end up trying desperately to get pregnant for several years without any success.

    Yes, getting pregnant may be difficult for many women, but there are also solutions. There are natural ways and lifestyle changes that could permit you to get pregnant fairly quickly, even if you have been diagnosed as a completely hopeless case.

    In this short article I would like to present you with some highly helpful advice that will hopefully allow you to get pregnant as quickly and easily as possible.

    So, let’s have a look at them:

    * Relax and let go: Your state of mind plays a very fundamental role in order to get pregnant. You can’t force nature, you can’t just say, it has to happen here and now… Getting pregnant is natural and it happens on its own if you allow it to happen. A tense mind, a mind that is afraid of not getting pregnant certainly prevents pregnancy. There are thousands of women reporting that they got suddenly and unexpectedly pregnant after they stopped worrying, after they accepted and let go.

    * It is a good idea to use an ovulation prediction kit. They are not 100% accurate, but they still permit you to predict the timeframe of your ovulation pretty well and such a kit can substantially improve your odds to get pregnant.

    * Try to have sex at least 3 times a week. As I already mentioned, an ovulation prediction kit is not 100% precise, so your ovulation could happen a bit earlier or later that’s why it is necessary to have frequent sexual intercourse in order to boost your chances of getting pregnant.

    * Have enjoyable sex. Intercourse shouldn’t develop into a routine or job in order to conceive. Keep in mind, one of the secrets to get pregnant is to be in a happy and relaxed state of mind. Ideally: Don’t have sex at all, just make love.

    Take care of your lifestyle and diet. Avoid alcohol and cigarettes, make sure to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables and drink plenty of water. Also, prevent too much tension and make sure to have sufficient rest. If you are very stressed out, it may be a good idea to try yoga, meditation or any other form of relaxation.

    Try to follow the simple steps listed above and I’m pretty sure you shouldn’t have any troubles getting pregnant.

  • March 27, 2017 /  Mother & Babies
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    Are you thinking of buying mommy dearest jewelry this year, whether for Mothers Day, a birthday or just because she deserves it? Then you cant go wrong with a necklace. Not only are necklaces beautiful, but they are also convenient to carry around and come in a wide variety of options. Just in case you need help selecting a necklace design, weve created a list of five different mothers necklace options to guide you in your quest.

    1.The Silhouette Cameo Necklace
    This is one of our favorite designs and offers something that looks marvelous in an almost Victorian style of elegance. You can personally add a silhouette of your choice, either a mothers profile or your own, to commemorate the bond between mom and child. These cameo mothers necklace pendants can also be customized in color stain and design style.

    2.The Birthstone Necklace
    The birthstone pendant can be in a circular shape or perhaps a heart shape. What makes it particularly beautiful is that you can add more stones to it, symbolizing a significant number, whether its the number of children, or the total number of immediate family members.

    3.Family Pendants Necklace
    Family pendants are always sentimental, as they often depict parental figures as well as children, through handcrafted shapes. For the mother who enjoys more literal sentiments as opposed to jewel symbolism, this one is sure to have emotional impact.

    4.Baby Feet Necklace
    Baby feet are adorable! What better way to encapsulate a memory than by personalizing a mothers necklace pendant with the actual image of a babys tiny feet? This charm will become all the more precious as the little tyke grows up. That way, mom can always be reminded how much he or she has grown.

    5.A Photo Locket Necklace
    Feet size aside, the facial features of a person is what truly defines. This is why some women decide to go for the photo locket necklace, meaning she can see her pride and joy whenever she wants, and hold him or her close to her heart.

    These are just five ideas on what to look for when you go shopping for a mothers necklace. Just remember to choose something that she will see as usable, as in something to wear it out in public, and that is easy to match, as well as something that is from the heart. Giving mom a gift is all about the message!

  • March 26, 2017 /  Children & Parent
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    Sometimes it’s hard for you to understand your parents for a generation gap. Yes, we all know how it feels, but keep in mind, it’s your parents who picked you up every time you fell down when you were young. Here are five ways to deliver your love to your folks.

    1. Don’t just give them gifts on Mother’s Day or Father’s day. Do you often give your significant other a gift? Does your partner give you gifts from time to time? Well, we find no reasons to exclude your parents from your gifting lists. Tell how you love them with some small gifts from time to time.

    2. Spend more time with your parents. If the CEO of the world’s biggest company can spare time to visit his parents, so you can. Please remember girls, work and minor troubles in life will come and go, but your parents are always there to stay. Take more time out to accompany your them.

    3. Look over the photos of your childhood with your parents, we will know how it feels to spend time with the kids until we have our own children. Why not prepare a photo album and browse it with your parents? They will be glad to recall the happy old days.

    4. Visit your parents with your partner to give them a surprise. We believe that all parents will love it if the partner of their children go to visit them together. This gives them a sense of extended family. And deep inside, they will know you are with a person who worth being entrusted.

    5. Call your parents regularly. ” Hello, I’ll be on business this afternoon. I just make a call to see whether you’re okay.” Is this hard to tell this on phone? You know your calling will make them smile. You can make them feel your love without giving too much. Put our advice into your daily life. Your parents will definitely get love and care that they deserve.

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  • March 26, 2017 /  Education & Study
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    College has so much going on: away from home, no parents, new living arrangements. What makes this so much more complicated is not having good study habits. Poor study habits just makes college life that much more challenging. Going to college opens up a whole slew of new experiences. You got new friends, new town and new challenges. One of these new challenges is knowing how to study properly. This might be the biggest challenge of all.

    It’s a common experience for college students to realize that being able to study well really helps make university life successful and enjoyable. It’s also common that being a good studier is perceived as a natural talent or a ninja-like skill.

    Neither natural talent nor ninja training explains it. It really comes down to habits.

    Freshmen show up at university with what they already have. They bring their grades, experiences and study methods. Because of their abilities, many students developed ways to study that worked fine in high school but are not sufficient for the rigors of university classes.

    As these freshman get into the college experience, they realize university classes are at a different level than what high school was. In addition, they find that the study habits they brought from their high school classes won’t work anymore and that improvement is vital in order to perform well academically in college.

    A complicating factor to developing better study habits is that there is little breathing room for college students to reboot how they study. The pace and volume of classroom work and preparation is such that changing to better ways of studying is very difficult to squeeze in.

    Perhaps putting this situation another will help clarify what I mean. A high school student competitively in high school and does very well in her meets because her of natural ability compared to her opponents.

    This superior runner practices, yes, but no more than the girls who finish behind her. Her first place finishes are due to what she was given not from what she does to prepare.

    The top notch runner now goes to college to compete and sees that things are different. Now the competition has her talent, too, and her standings begin to fall off from what she is used to knowing.

    Our high school runner understands her training needs to improve. She just doesn’t know when she’ll be able to do the improving. She competes weekly which restricts her available time. So she needs to continue her high school level training to keep her results from getting any worse.

    A better choice for her would be to get some help to make the change sooner rather than later.

    It is a similar situation with getting good study habits. Some outside help can really help. Getting assistance with college level study skills is very similar to our track scenario. It can happen sooner rather than later.

  • March 26, 2017 /  Education & Study
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    Zoology is the aspect of science that deals with the study of the animals’ evolution, habitat and behavior. Many students wonder why they need to study zoology. It is a branch of science that does not have anything to do with people so they are left wondering why they have to learn it.

    1. The first answer to the question, why is zoology important to us is for humans to have an appreciation for nature. Our nature is not just composed of the humans but of plants and animals as well. Everything in our environment is connected in a complex cycle. If you have a better understanding of how animals would behave and interact with us then you would appreciate nature better. You would feel nature should not be taken for granted.

    2. The second answer to the question, why is zoology important to us is for people to have a better understanding of the animals. Some animals are usually misunderstood by people like sharks and snakes. These creatures are thought of as human killers, and this is mainly because we don’t understand why they behave that way. In this branch of science you would be able to learn their natural behavior as well as their habitats so you would completely understand why they would behave in a defensive manner when they seem threatened. Studying zoology would help people achieve clarity over the common myths we have on different wild animals

    3. The third answer to the question, why is zoology important to us is to understand the urgency of preserving the animals. Studying this subject would help people know the real facts about animals. One of the negative facts is the dwindling numbers of some species of animals. It makes people realize that there is a need for nature to be always balanced. We need animals to maintain the balance in our environment and for humans to survive as well. This branch of science would help us learn the needs that animals lack and we can respond by thinking of solutions we can give to the endangered species of animals.

    4. The fourth answer to the question, why is zoology important to us is for people to learn the importance of the role of humans as caretakers of animals. Modern progress is needed for a country to grow in terms of its economy however it should not force us to compromise our rainforests and oceans. It reminds us that modernization should not just be equated with tall buildings and skyscrapers. People should realize that our modern lives should include the lives of the animals that live with us. They should not be contained in zoos but in their natural habitats as well. We will learn that every living creature on earth has the right to own a habitat and as their caretaker, we need to fight for them to have permanent habitats.

  • March 25, 2017 /  Pregnancy
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    Pregnancy has a funny way of showing up right when its least expected. Unplanned pregnancies can cause a lot of stress, worry, fear, and uncertainty for both mother and father. It doesnt necessarily mean that the pregnancy is not welcomed, but rather that the parents are unprepared and not ready to take on the responsibility of caring for a child.

    If you are suffering from worry and stress due to an unplanned pregnancy, here are some tips that may help to put you at ease.

    First of all, find someone who you can communicate with honestly, without fear of judgement. Speak with a family member or friend who you trust to be supportive. If there is no one you feel you can turn to, perhaps you could find a counselor to speak with.

    Realize that you cant keep your pregnancy a secret forever. The sooner things are out in the open, the better. You may find that you get a variety of reactions, some good and some bad. Some people sour at the thought of unplanned pregnancy, particularly if you are young and unmarried. There is nothing you can do to change their views. Simply be honest and open with them, and if they insult or degrade you, cut them out. You dont have time to deal with unsupportive people at this trying period in your life.

    Dont let yourself get depressed or lethargic. If you are feeling intense negative emotions, seek out the help of a medical professional immediately. Your health, as well as your babys, could be at risk.

    Make sure that the father is informed immediately this involves him just as much as it involves you. The two of you need to mutually discuss your options and decide what course your relationship will take. Unfortunately, some men are unwilling to be held responsible for a baby and will bail out at the first sign of trouble. This happens to millions of women every year.

    Remember that even though this is a difficult time in your life, you are not alone. Millions of people deal with unplanned pregnancies and single parenthood, and most get through the experience without too many scars.

  • March 23, 2017 /  Children & Parent
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    Remember that you were a kid once and that its never easy trying to adjust to new things like a different school, a new home, etc, so its always important that youre supportive if your child seems hesitant to adjust. Good parents are supportive parents willing to communicate. Parents who ignore and/or force the adjustment are in danger of losing their childs respect.

    Although it can be difficult, try not to discipline your child when you are angry. When you are emotionally charged, you might not be able to discipline your child fairly, and you might risk saying hurtful things to him that you might regret later. Give yourself a few moments to cool off before talking to your child.

    Get your kids in the kitchen. Asking them to help, even in small ways, with meal time will get them more interested in the meal youre preparing. Theyre likely to eat better if they are more interested. In addition, it keeps your children from becoming bored while youre trying to cook.

    When training your child to use the potty, buy them underwear with their favorite cartoon character on it. Children always do better with encouragement. By letting them wear these kind of underwear, they will feel better about using the potty because they do not want to have an accident in their “special” underwear.

    It is important to make sure that your child is not watching too much violence on television. Children learn by what they see and if they see too much violence it could make them think that it is acceptable or lose a sense of what is real violence and what is not.

    To instill the value of social graces in your toddler, start early. Encourage him to wave hello and goodbye and to actually say hello and goodbye once he is able to speak. Also lead by example and greet your spouse, family, and friends with a cheerful greeting upon seeing them.

    We all know that parenting can be a stressful job, especially in todays hectic world. Its hard to know what is the right (or wrong) way to do things. Try out the suggestions in this article to benefit from the experience of other parents who are raising successful, happy children.

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  • March 21, 2017 /  Children & Parent
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    Tutors are available now in your local community to help your child do better in the classes that they are currently struggling with. However there are many parents out there that do no know how to get in contact with the tutors in their area or they do not know which tutor would be the very best to help their child and their own unique learning situation. Now there is a way for concerned parents to find out more about the available local tutors in their area and help them to find a tutor that has an abundance of knowledge in the field of study that their child needs the most help with.

    By going online and searching for local tutor listings you will come up with a few websites that offer just the help that you and your child needs. These sites feature listings from tutors all over the world, and they are all listed by area so you can find the math tutors or English tutors that work closest to you. The listings also provide contact information, details about the tutors education level and degrees or certificates that they have obtained, how long they have been tutoring and also access to reference information so that you can find out even more details about the tutors that you have in mind directly from their former clients themselves.

    It is always important for parents to do an interview with a tutor before they hire them on to work with their child. They need to ask plenty of questions concerning their former work with children and how long they have been tutoring in the area. Hiring a tutor with plenty of years of experience in education is a smart move and a much wiser decision than hiring one who is just starting out. This will help you ensure that your child receives an adequate amount of high quality help.

    During the interview you should ask the tutor what subjects they are more skilled in and how long they have been tutoring children. You should also discuss scheduling and find out what arrangements will work best for both the tutor and your child. Always ask for a few references phone numbers if you do not have them already so that you may be able to contact several of their former clients and find out from them what type of job they did. You always want to work with a reliable and trustworthy person when it comes to finding the right type of tutor for your child, so take every precaution necessary to ensure that they get the best help that you can provide them with.

  • March 21, 2017 /  Mother & Babies
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    Mothers Day can be a very difficult time for someone whose mother has passed away. On that day in particular, people feel the loss and absence of their mothers more than usual. Every year, people take the time to buy gifts and flowers for mothers, and they take their mother out to special lunches and dinners, but what about those who have lost their mothers? Fortunately, there are ways to help make Mothers Day more enjoyable for those whose mothers are no longer physically with us.

    That is the key word: physically. Just because the mother has left the physical world, does not mean that she in not still here in some ways with her children. It is still possible to celebrate Mothers Day with these mothers. We celebrate past mothers in the same ways that we celebrate the present. We set this day aside to honor and celebrate their lives and all that they did to raise their children.

    There are sympathy gifts that make perfect keepsakes for people who have lost a mother. Just as you would purchase a gift for a living mother, you can purchase a gift to remember the life of a mother. By giving a friend a Mothers Day sympathy gift, you can help ease your friends sorrow by participating in their healing and coping process.

    A Mothers Day sympathy gift can be anything from a piece of jewelry to a keepsake sculpture with a beautiful engraving of comforting scripture. The purpose of the gift is to help the person remember and honor their mother on this day. The keepsake can then serve as a reminder that the mother is never truly absent.

    The very first mothers day after losing a mother is always very hard. This is the most appropriate time to give a sympathy gift. Many people choose to send somewhat of a Mothers Day care package that will help the person cope. This care package can include a book that will help the person understand and cope with the emotions that they are experiencing. The package can include a journal where the person can record their feelings and their many beautiful memories of their mother. It can also include various thoughtful keepsakes such as custom candles, jewelry, tear bottles, or figurines. The purpose of these gifts is to help your loved one feel included in Mothers Day celebrations and to also see that they have support available from friends like you.

  • March 20, 2017 /  Pregnancy
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    Menopause is a period in woman’s life time when her ovaries stop to produce eggs and when her menstrual cycle stops. Early menopause occurs to most of the women in their 30s or even in 20s. If your period cycle stops before the age of 45, then it will be known as early menopause. If your ovary stops producing eggs before this age or if you are experiencing hormonal changes or if your ovaries have been damaged or removed by surgery for any other reason, then you will have early menopause.

    If you do not have periods for more than a year, then you will be considered as a woman undergoing menopause. The premature ovary failure surely results in early menopause. Premature ovary failure does not mean that your ovary stops producing eggs but it generally means that your ovary is not responding to hormone changes. So even if you experience early menopause, there is chance of getting pregnant. It is proved in research that 20 % women who had early menopause had become pregnant.

    Early menopause may produce physical as well as emotional symptoms in the woman. Irregular periods, night sweats, vaginal dryness, sudden weight gain in hip, skin irritation and itching, hair loss, hair growth in face, severe head ache, body pain, joint pain, dryness in mouth and change in the smell of the body are the physical symptoms of menopause.

    The woman experiencing menopause may have memory loss, irritability, anxiety, confusion, lack of concentration and some other emotional symptoms. She may feel deserted and get angry soon. Most of the American women who experience early menopause are suffering from hot flashes. Hot flash means a hot prickly feeling in the back. Vitamin supplements can reduce the hot flash.

    Another important thing in early menopause is that many women are facing infertility problems. Even if you do not have any other symptoms, you will not be able to get pregnant due to early menopause.

    Some women are experiencing the trouble of vaginal dryness in early menopause. This is very uncomfortable. Vaginal dryness occurs because of the decreasing level of estrogen. The estrogen decreasing may also cause abnormal hair growth in face. This will upset most women.

    Most of the women experience bladder control problems. That means most women experiencing early menopause may want to pass urine frequently and most urgently. If you face any serious problem in bladder control, you should consult the doctor. Frequent urine passing may be a symptom of Diabetes also. Some women face sleeping problems in their early menopause period. Some others feel nervousness and heart beating faster. Sudden weight gain in the waist and tenderness in the breast may also be the symptoms of early menopause.

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  • March 19, 2017 /  Education & Study
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    Too many young people think that Bible study is boring and that they have plenty of time to learn and follow the word of God once they are an adult. This is not true, and a lie that Satan uses to stop young people from knowing and loving God. Bible study is exciting because learning and following the word of God. A person is never too young to understand the word of the Lord and apply its message to their life.

    Young people can find many rewards from the Bible. God has promised many rewards to those who find him through His words and prayer. He has promised Strength (Isaiah 40:29-31), Peace (Psalm 119:165), Joy (Psalm 16:11), Success (Joshua 1:8), Stability (Psalm 16:8-9), Answered prayer (John 15:7), Personal testimony (Acts 4:13).

    Youth Bible study does not have to be complicated. There are three important steps that a youth Bible study group should follow to understand the Lords word. They should observe Gods word and see the message in the passage. Then they should then interpret the meaning of the text as it applies to their life and finally apply the message to themselves by asking what the passage wants them to do.

    When you observe the passage ask who is in the story, who is writing and who is being written to. Look for what is being communicated, the cause, affects and meaning in the words. Put yourself in the passage and think about your reactions to what is being said and what the words mean to you.

    In order to interpret the Bibles message ask why the writer said the words, why they are significant, and what is important about the words. Finding the importance of the words as they are written will help you to find the importance of the words in your own life.

    To figure out how a passage can be applied a student Bible study group should focus on taking the message and working it in to their actions at home, at school, and everywhere else. They should think about the changes they should make or actions they should take to embrace the message.

    The goal of teen and youth group Bible study should be to develop a love and understanding of Gods word. He messages of His word will help young people to navigate the confusing world of today with lessons that will teach them how to love and revere God. Young people can show their love of God by following John 5:3 and joyfully obeying his commands.

  • March 18, 2017 /  Children & Parent
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    Taking an elderly parent to the doctor can be a stressful experience. Your elderly parent may not be communicative and you may not know what questions to ask. You can help alleviate some of this stress by being prepared beforehand. It’s a good idea to keep a notebook with your questions about, and observations of, your elderly parent’s physical or mental changes since the last visit. Also, make sure you keep a list of the medications and past treatments for your elderly parent.

    If you don’t feel comfortable or are too busy to take your elderly parent to the doctor yourself, you can hire a professional elderly caregiver to attend the doctor’s appointments with your loved one. Since they are highly trained in caring for the elderly in numerous situations, homecare agencies are ideal advocates.

    If you plan on taking your elderly parent to the doctor yourself, here are some questions to ask the doctor about your elderly parent: Why is this new medication being prescribed, and what results can we expect? What physical, mental, or behavioral changes should I be documenting on a day-to-day basis? What blood work needs to be done and when (it’s important to regularly check levels of cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar, thyroid, iron, etc.)? If a new medication is prescribed, what side effects can we expect? Will the new medication interfere with any of the medications my elderly parent is currently taking? Are there any types of food that should be avoided with the new medication? Can I have a copy of the medical tests and results to stay informed of any changes to my elderly parent’s medical care?

    Those are a few of the important questions to ask your elderly parent’s doctor during each visit. You will, of course, have additional questions based on the specific condition of your elderly parent. Whatever you do, don’t be afraid to ask questions if you are unsure of anything. Any good doctor will take the time to answer all of your questions thoroughly and make your elderly parent feel comfortable about the medical care they are receiving.

    Remember that it is also appropriate for you to schedule a separate doctor’s appointment (whether over the phone or in person) to discuss sensitive issues without your elderly parent present. No question is too embarrassing for a doctor, but it’s understandable if you feel uncomfortable discussing certain issues during a regular doctor’s visit with your elderly parent.

    As previously discussed, you can also have a homecare agency accompany your elderly parent to his doctor’s visit. This takes the stress off of you and ensures that your loved one has an advocate asking all of the right questions.

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