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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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  • 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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  • Down Syndrome Success Story: Daichi gets off to an Amazing Start

    Wed, Sep 7, 2016 | Reading Time: 5 Minute Read
    Down Syndrome Success Story Daichi gets off to an amazing start even though he has been diagnosed with Down Syndrome. While the pregnancy was uneventful, one day prior to Daichi’s due date, doctors found that the fetal heart rate had dropped. They immediately called for an emergency C-section to be performed. The baby was jaundiced and his oxygen level was low, so he was transferred to the NICU where he remained for 3 weeks.

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  • ADD and Developmental Delay: A Story of Success

    Fri, Aug 26, 2016 | Reading Time: 6 Minute Read
    A Label of ADD & Developmental Delay is Overcome! Andres proves that the brain does grow by use and that a label of ADD doesn’t have to be devastating. Life was tough for baby Andres. **His parents sensed that something was ** very wrong, but doctors told them not to worry. When Andres was born, he was cyanotic and could not breathe. It had been a prolonged and difficult labor for mother, and he had no birth cry; doctors immediately had to revive him.

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  • AUTISM: A STORY OF HOPE

    Fri, Aug 12, 2016 | Reading Time: 5 Minute Read
    ALEX GOES ALL THE WAY Life was difficult for baby Alex. Autism Signs in Alex As a baby, Alex cried constantly as he was too sensitive to sounds, water and foods. He was irritable and not a happy baby. 12 months of age, following an illness and a vaccination, Alex lost the speech he had started to develop, and his ability to eat solid foods. By 18 months of age, he was spending too much time engaged in repetitive actions like clapping and flapping his hands and he was diagnosed as autistic.

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  • Cooking Matters: Whole Grains, Beans, and Lentils

    Sun, Aug 7, 2016 | Reading Time: 4 Minute Read
    Simple tips that can change the quality of your child’s ability to absorb food Our mothers often buy the very best organic food, store it carefully, wash it thoroughly and take great care to cook it for their children but when they put their child on the scale every month they are discouraged to find that they have gained little or no weight. Where is all that nutritious food going?

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  • Trisomy 21: Graduation 101 Yuuki makes it look easy

    Thu, Jul 28, 2016 | Reading Time: 7 Minute Read
    Yuuki with her wonderful older brother Trisomy 21 - Just Another Label for Down Syndrome In the last month of her pregnancy, Yuuki’s mother developed toxemia and was hospitalized. The baby was born prematurely, and a cardiac abnormality was discovered in the first week. At six months of age, the baby was diagnosed with Trisomy 21, and as mother wrote, “_Since then we began searching for the best solution we could find to help her develop fully.

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  • Cerebral Palsy: A Story of Hope and Love in Malaysia

    Mon, Jul 11, 2016 | Reading Time: 5 Minute Read
    Cerebral Palsy Treatment - Options For Parents **One little girl proves that brothers and sisters are a powerful force to help save the lives of brain-injured children and help with cerebral palsy treatment. ** Parents of brain-injured children are often asked whether they have enough time for their well children. There is an almost universal assumption when a family makes the decision to give their hurt child a fighting chance to be well that the well children in the family will automatically suffer neglect.

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  • Microcephaly: A Success Story

    Wed, Jun 29, 2016 | Reading Time: 4 Minute Read
    Brain Injury - Microcephaly Can Be Helped! Tim is No Longer Blind, Deaf and Immobile When Tim was born, he was cyanotic and had trouble breathing. After his birth, he had difficulty feeding and seemed sluggish compared to most newborns. By 9 months of age Tim was delayed compared to other babies. Doctors recommended therapies to speed up his development, which did not yield results. At one year of age, after a vaccination, parents noticed a substantial regression in his abilities.

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