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  • Cerebral Palsy, Developmental Delay and Epilepsy: Dennis defies all those Labels

    Wed, Mar 29, 2017 | Reading Time: 4 Minute Read
    Dennis’s parents realized he first had a problem when he was 6 months old. He was not able to hold up his head on his own, and was not gaining weight. At 11 months of age he started having grand mal seizures. Then multiple anticonvulsant medications were prescribed for him. Looking for ways to help him, his parents consulted various doctors and therapists. He was diagnosed as having cerebral palsy, severe developmental delay and epilepsy.

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  • Down Syndrome: Suri and Dad Get The Job Done

    Thu, Mar 16, 2017 | Reading Time: 5 Minute Read
    Proving that Fathers, like Mothers, are the best teachers Suri in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit soon after birth with her sister Lila. No tears, no hiding, no fear - the decision to accept this child and our new path had been made. Suri arrived by water birth at the Mullumbimby Hospital. As the midwife pulled Suri out of the water and handed her to me, the first thing I saw were these beautiful eyes.

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  • Down Syndrome Success Story: Mila 3/7/2017

    Tue, Mar 7, 2017 | Reading Time: 6 Minute Read
    Mila’s Story Mila at 3 months of age; this picture was before open heart surgery. We posted this image on top of her hospital bed to remind us of how perfect she is and full of love despite her medical challenges. Mila is a blessing to our family; she is our first daughter and the first granddaughter in the family. We are lucky to have such a wonderful little girl who is strong, determined and above all, very lovable.

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  • Is Cerebral Palsy Incurable?

    Thu, Feb 16, 2017 | Reading Time: 8 Minute Read
    Ivan says “Anything you can’t do is really only something you can’t do yet” Ivan was born after an induced labor, in which forceps were used to speed his delivery. His umbilical cord was wrapped around his neck. He was jaundiced, and doctors found cephalohematomas on both sides of his head. At first, Ivan seemed to be fine, and he was sent home. He was a very quiet baby – he almost never cried and spent most of the day sleeping.

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  • Developmental Delay: Victoria and Mother Write Their Own Success Story

    Wed, Jan 18, 2017 | Reading Time: 7 Minute Read
    Victoria with her mother, father, and baby brother. Mother experienced a challenging pregnancy with early hemorrhaging, followed by numerous ultrasounds performed monthly. The air quality of their home in Mexico City was poor and parents worried about the ill effect on the baby. When it is was learned that the baby had the umbilical cord around her neck, a Caesarean delivery was scheduled. The baby’s birth cry was delayed and she was placed in an incubator at once.

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  • Genetic Abnormality: It is not a Life Sentence

    Wed, Dec 14, 2016 | Reading Time: 4 Minute Read
    Reader’s Digest feature: Alex, a Brain-Injured Kid, proved the experts were wrong Photograph by Noah Farris When Alex was born, he was hypotonic and weak. Parents and doctors noticed he had abnormal facial features. The baby did not respond to people as much as other babies did. He was weak and did not smile. After genetic testing, he was diagnosed with Kleefstra Syndrome. He was one of only 100 children diagnosed with this genetic disorder at that time.

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  • What Mothers Know

    Thu, Dec 8, 2016 | Reading Time: 8 Minute Read
    What Mothers Know - First Six Months Are Critical To Development From the moment a baby is born, a struggle begins. Mother does her best to keep her baby close to her, and the world does its best to separate mother from baby. This is a mistake because mothers are the best teachers in the world for their babies. It starts with the well-meaning hospital staff who often whisk the baby away to a nursery far from mother.

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  • Birth Trauma: The Astonishing Story of Pierre Updated – 11/30/2016

    Thu, Dec 1, 2016 | Reading Time: 6 Minute Read
    Learning Disabilities Can Be Overcome More than a year ago we reported on the wonderful story of Pierre. We recently had an update from his family. His extraordinary story just keeps getting better. One of our mothers in South Africa wrote to us about her son—a young man whom we never met but whose life was greatly influenced by The Institutes. At birth the umbilical cord was wrapped around Pierre’s neck and he was almost delivered by caesarean section.

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  • Thanksgiving: Some tips for this Holiday or any celebration

    Tue, Nov 22, 2016 | Reading Time: 5 Minute Read
    This week we will celebrate Thanksgiving in the United States of America. It is a beloved holiday that is celebrated by all. In a nation blessed with so much natural beauty and abundant resources, we remember on this day all the reasons we have to be thankful. We celebrate our harvest time with a beautiful meal and we invite our friends, our family, and often those who are in need to join us and rejoice.

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  • You are Not Alone

    Thu, Nov 17, 2016 | Reading Time: 4 Minute Read
    Yes, I know it feels like you are sometimes. But you are not. There are actually thousands of mothers and fathers who believe that their child has tremendous potential that is waiting to be used. They give up the bigger house and the second car and the fancier vacation to stay home with their child. They think being a mother or a father is a reward not a punishment even though right now, in this economy, being a full-time mother or a full-time father is really difficult.

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  • Halloween: It does not have to be all about ghosts and goblins

    Fri, Nov 4, 2016 | Reading Time: 3 Minute Read
    Halloween has traveled around the world. In the United States it is celebrated by more Americans than almost any other cultural event except the 4th of July. It used to be kids only but now baby boomers have decided they do not want to grow up and Halloween has become a good excuse for a party with costumes and a lot of beloved junk food for adults of all ages.

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  • Five Simple Nutritional Changes

    Fri, Oct 28, 2016 | Reading Time: 7 Minute Read
    Hyperactivity in Children Is Often Linked to Diet 1. Do not feed your child the same foods every day From the moment food is introduced a child starts to train mother: Feed me more of this and less of this. Some mothers start with the philosophy that a wide variety of tastes and textures is best. Often mothers cater heavily to the dictates of the child especially if mealtimes are hurried and time is short.

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  • Holoprosencephaly and Profound Deafness

    Thu, Oct 27, 2016 | Reading Time: 5 Minute Read
    Brain Injured Kids Still Have a Fighting Chance Solution: Implants or Hearing Aids? No - Stimulation and Opportunity After a challenging pregnancy, Koshiro’s mother was told her baby was in a face position, and he would have a difficult delivery. The doctors used vacuum extraction during the birth process, and the baby was screened early on for the problems that his doctors thought were inevitable. Brain injured kids from a difficult birth or other issues can be helped.

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  • Social Growth: Love, Respect, and The Law

    Thu, Oct 13, 2016 | Reading Time: 5 Minute Read
    It is a great compliment to a tiny child when his parents decide that he is ready for the earliest social program, “The Law.” The Law Program concerns the rules of behavior that will most benefit a child in relation to himself, his family and, eventually, to society as a whole. Children understand a black-and-white world, shades of gray are difficult for them to comprehend The purpose of creating a set of simple laws is to establish clear edges so that the child understands what is okay and what is not okay.

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  • Developmental Delay : John is Leading the Pack Now, Not Struggling in the Back

    Wed, Oct 12, 2016 | Reading Time: 6 Minute Read
    Developmental Delay aka Mentally Retarded Children Can Recover Fully John’s life began in the African Congo. His mother had a difficult pregnancy because she suffered from asthma and bronchitis which was complicated by a bacterial infection and high blood pressure. After a prolonged labor, an emergency c-section was performed. Within a few hours of birth the baby began having tremors and was rushed to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit with sepsis, and given antibiotics.

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  • Triathlon 2016: The Iron Kids Do It Again

    Sat, Oct 8, 2016 | Reading Time: 4 Minute Read
    Kids Achieve Physical Excellence Athletes will travel from around the world this weekend to Hawaii, where they will dive into the ocean and swim three miles, jump on to a bike and pedal 100 miles, and finally polish off this incredible feat, by running a full marathon. Whoever finishes first will be crowned “Iron Man ” ─ or one presumes, “Iron Woman.” It is amazing to watch these kids achieve physical excellence at such a young age.

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  • Six Questions: Why the How to Multiply Your Baby’s Intelligence Course is the Answer

    Fri, Sep 30, 2016 | Reading Time: 4 Minute Read
    Why the How To Multiply Your Baby’s Intelligence Course is the Answer. Can’t I learn what I need to know to start teaching my child from the books or the DVDs? Can You Increase Your Child’s Intelligence? Well, of course you can! Almost every mother or father who attends the course has read How To Teach Your Baby to Read or How Smart Is Your Baby? or all of the books.

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  • Ten Useful Parenting Tips for New Parents

    Thu, Sep 22, 2016 | Reading Time: 2 Minute Read
    Parenting Tips for New Parents Can Be Helpful Be professional. Mothering and fathering are the most important professions in the world. Don’t apologize, don’t compromise, and don’t be bullied into doing anything you do not understand or with which you do not agree. You know your own child better than anyone else. Parenting tips for new parents are great guidelines but you have to use your own judgment. Be organized.

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