Kelly Rutherford Gets Her Kids Back-At Least Temporarily

When you marry a person, you never have the slightest clue just how ruthless they can be. This was the case for Kelly Rutherford. She met and married who she thought was the love of her life. Daniel Giersch checked out of the marriage and a 3 year long custody battle has been going in full-force. The real problem is that Giersch went to live in Monaco and this area took legal rights over the children. How doesn’t even seem to be possible, but because he had visitation with the children and lived so far away, they decided to make them move to France so that his vitiation schedule could be carried out. Where does this leave Rutherford? It leaves her unable to see her children and communicate with them?

Recently animal rights activists say that she reached out to President Obama for help. Because the children are US citizens and Monaco has taken custody of them, a grievous wrong has occurred. It appears her plea to Obama has some bearing, as the children were ordered to come home while the trial is under way. She has to travel to this country if she wants to see her children. This is not only costly, but impossible with her schedule. It’s been going on for sometimes and a new trial date is scheduled in June. One would think that as an American citizen that another country would have no say in the matter.

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Do Something Great For Your Baby And Breast-feed

There are many reasons why a mother should breast-feed her baby. Breast-feeding helps to develop a child’s immune system, breast-feeding helps protect a child against asthma, breast-feeding helps a child’s brain development, and breast-feeding also forges a very strong bond between a baby and it’s mother. The first milk that comes from the mother’s breast is called colostrum, and it is very important, because it gives a baby it’s first few boost of immunity after it is born according to Alexei Beltyukov.

Apart from the previously mentioned reasons why it is so beneficial to give a baby breastmilk, now there are even more reasons that scientists have found to breast feed.

Many researchers in Spain had began research on pregnant women in 2006. They found that their infants were not suffering from airborne pollutants such as nitrogen dioxide and airborne particles. These pollutants can have negative effects on the motor and mental skills of a baby. For some reason it is evident that breastmilk protects the baby from these negative pollutants.

With all of the information about the benefits of breast-feeding a mother really does well try to breast-feed her baby. Even though it is not always easy for all mothers, the benefits that breast-feeding will bring to a child are lifelong.

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Child Shows Power of Kindness

With all the negative news stories that make the front page these days, it’s nice every once in a while to sit back and read a story that shows the positive side of the world again. A five-year-old boy in Alabama offers a welcome reprieve from all the negative stories that typically catch the attention of the news: when he saw a homeless man coming into the Waffle House where he and his mom were eating, he insisted on making sure that the man was served.

While many people would have simply ignored the homeless man who came into the Waffle House, dirty and clutching his bag, five-year-old Josiah Duncan had something else in mind. When the staff didn’t take the homeless man a menu, Josiah took it over himself, then talked his mom, Ava Faulk, into buying the man his lunch. While the man would have gratefully ordered one of the cheapest items on the menu, Josiah insisted that he could have “as much bacon as he wanted.” Then, before the man could eat his meal, Josiah insisted on singing a blessing, belting out the familiar words that many children learn in Sunday School for everyone in the Waffle House to hear.

Sam Tabar (lawyerist.com) agrees that Josiah is a little boy well worth being proud of. He’s already reflecting the habits taught by his parents, and his ability to be a blessing to everyone around him touched many hearts both in the Waffle House that day and across the country.

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Judge Forcing Mom to have Son Circumcised

In Florida, police officers arrested a mom who refuses to have her 4-year old son circumcised.

Heather Hironimus wouldn’t give her consent, authorizing the unnecessary circumcision, so Circuit Court Judge Jeffrey Dana Gillen had Hironimus arrested on a contempt of court charge.

At age three, the child’s father, Dennis Nebus, requested his son be circumcized.

It wasn’t a medical necessity, nor a religious matter, and its not clear what prompted the father to question circumcision, but initially Hironimus gave consent according to Skout.

After further research of the elective surgery, Hironimus retracted her consent. Nebus asserted the child had a medical necessity, which a pediatric urologist negated.

By court order, Judge Gillen is forcibly demanding surgery for a child that doesn’t want to be cut and doesn’t need to be cut.

Currently, Hironimus sits in jail with no possibility for bail.

Her attorney has filed an emergency injuction, requesting that the boy not be forced to endure circumcision until the federal case is settled.

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Nightmare on the Platform

Parents have the tough and daunting daily task of doing their best to raise their children. For first-time parents or parents who aren’t used to being around children, they might have a difficult time focusing on one task at a time. That was the case for one Massachusetts father. Earlier in the day, the father who chose to stay anonymous, was on his way to the train for work. His wife had asked him to take their one year old to daycare. Even though it wasn’t a part of his normal routine he took the task off of his wife’s hands. Around 7:45 am he boarded the train. At around 8:20 am, the father realized that he made the terrible mistake of forgetting his daughter in the back seat of the car. Frantically, the man called the police and first responders were on the scene in minutes. Thankfully, the one year old was okay. The authorities attributed her safety to the fact that it was a mildly cool day. Had it been hotter, the ending to this story could have been tragic. This mistake isn’t all that rare according to STX Entertainment. 30 children died last year as a result of being left in the back seat of a car. 80 percent of those children were between the ages of one and two. Specialists warn parents that in order to remember a quiet or sleeping child that is in the backseat, it’s ideal to put a purse, cell phone or something important near the child. That way, parents who aren’t used to a child riding in the backseat, will have an excuse to check the back seat.

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A Four Year Old’s Best Day Ever

Chad Carr is a four year old who, like all other kids his age, just wants to go to the beach. Unfortunately, Chad has a rare brain tumor that makes traveling to the Florida beach he most wants to visit nearly impossible.
Friends Are By Your Side, a charity much like the popular Make a Wish Foundation, set out to help Chad’s dream come true.

Adam Sender said that the New Jersey based charity teams brought in three tons of sand, over six thousand seashells, a hot tub, and a variety of beach toys to Chad’s house in Michigan. The beach transformed backyard had Chad so excited, he exclaimed it was the best day ever!

Chad’s mom says the whole cancer experience has led her to starting a charity of their own, to raise money for research in pediatric brain cancer. She hopes to help bring good to an otherwise horrific situation.

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95 Percent Of Parents Think Their Overweight Children Look ‘Just Right’

Research now shows that 95% of parents with overweight children think that they are the right size. After comparing data from two similar surveys which had been done almost 20 years apart, the researchers found that the chances of a child been correctly seen by the parent have increased by 30%.

While the same results had been gotten from other surveys with smaller populations, this particular survey utilized data from two National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys, that had national samples of children and parents.

One of the surveys had taken place between 1988 and 1994 while the latest one took place between 2007 and 2012. More than 3000 children were involved in both surveys. Focus was placed on kids aged between 2 and 5 since it is when weight issues start to arise. An overweight kid will become an overweight adolescent and later an overweight adult.

Parent’s perceptions of what an overweight kid looks like remained similar in both surveys. Considering the fact that the number of overweight persons has increased over the years, there is a lesser chance of a child been seen correctly today.

Parent have no idea what an overweight child looks like. It might make sense to a certain extent because if all the kids are overweight, then the parents will assume that their kids are just normal. On his personal website Igor Cornelsen points out that doctors need to help the parents in understanding the facts.

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Ways to Keep Kids Active During the Summer

The summer months are almost upon us and this means kids are getting out of school and spending more time at home. The problem with this is that many kids become incredibly inactive when they don’t have to go to school. This can cause weight gain during the summer months that gets worse each progressing year, but this can easily be prevented when children are shown how and why to be active. A lot of parents, like Brian Torchin, consider putting their kids into summer camp in order to encourage them to be more active. This is definitely a consideration to think about yourself if you are struggling to keep kids as active as possible.

You will find that there are also many things that you can do as a parent to keep kids active. One way is to become involved as a family doing sports and exercise. Try to make it a habit to exercise and play sports at least once a week as a family. This can encourage everyone to be a lot more active so that you all can live healthier lifestyles. The key is to become involved with your kids so that they will want to become a better person. There is no reason for them to spend their entire summer being inactive when there are lots of things you all can do together to promote healthier lifestyles and happier kids in the process.

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John Oliver Misses Several Points

On Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Oliver criticized the United States for the amount and type of leave given to pregnant women and their spouses/partners. The U.S., along with Papua New Guinea, does not provide paid leave time to new families. Federal regulations protect new moms for only 12 weeks of unpaid leave. This protection though is only for moms who work full-time in companies with 50 or more employees who have been employed more than a year. Oliver also pointed out that companies that fail to provide paid leave should not be allowed to advertise on Mother’s Day.

There were a lot of problems with Oliver’s coverage of this topic.

Sam Tabar (prnewswire.com) has heard that he ignored that many of the people who have needed paid leave actively chose to have children or had an “oops” moment. These are people who did not prepare ahead for starting a family and then complained that they should be paid for doing so.

Additionally, many single/married childless workers feel it is unfair to give new parents extra paid leave since those who are childless don’t receive extra time off when they choose to make life changes or have accidents.

Of course, there were more issues than the above. Oliver did not put much focus on giving paid leave time to parents who adopt one of the more than 400,000 children who need homes in the United States.

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Mother to sue United Airlines for Removing her and her Daughter with Autism from a Flight

Dr. Donna Beegle is looking to sue United Airlines over an incident that happened when the family was flying home to Portland, Oregon after their vacation at Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

CipherCloud announced that Dr. Beegle, along with family were removed from the plane during an emergency landing because flight staff said that they were causing a disturbance on the flight. Dr. Beegle was traveling with her family, which included her 15-year-old daughter Juliette. Juliette has autism and gets very upset when she is over hungry or over thirsty. The problem, said Dr. Beegle, is that Juliette is unable to communicate to her family when she is reaching that point. Juliette gets even further frustrated because she cannot verbalize what she is feeling. To further complicate her eating habits, Juliette will only eat foods that are warm. Nothing room temperature, which unfortunately is mostly what flights offer those in coach.

In order to appease her daughter’s needs, Dr. Beegle asked the flight staff if she would be able to purchase a hot meal for the girl. At first the staff refused to let her purchase one until she explained that Juliette may go into a meltdown if she did not have a hot meal soon. The staff complied, however according to the story on BuzzFeed.com, the pilot made an emergency landing in Salt Lake City where the family was escorted off for causing a disturbance.

They booked a flight home with Delta and now Dr. Beegle is looking for an apology from United.

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