Losing Weight, Developmental Milestones and More

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Summary: We discuss how one mom lost over 100 pounds after giving birth.  We also discuss developmental milestones you baby should meet and what to do if she doesn’t.  Also, we will discuss what happens to you physically when you silence yourself instead of expressing your opinion in an arguement.  And we will be giving away products! Tips from Andrea Crocket for Losing Weight: Take it one step at a time–don’t try to do everything at once and make one change a week instead of making a lot of changes at once. Realize that you are making a life change and in the long run, you will achieve more by taking the long term view. Your body will not give up weight if it doesn’t have the right vitamins and nutirents so make sure you take vitamins and give your body what you want. There might not be one diet out there for you.  You need to learn and listen to your body and let it tell you what it needs. Developmental Milestones: Physical 3  months: Baby push ups–Baby raises head up off the floor. 6 months: Roly Poly– Rolling over from front to back; consecutive rolling. 9 months: Balancing Act– Sitting with trunk support, reaches out with hands free to play 12 months:Baby Steps and cruising– Takes a few steps, side-stepping, cruises/walks along the side of the couch. 15 months:Independent energizer bunny–Can walk independently and squat down to  pick up toys. Warning Signs:  Unable to raise head above the floor, fisted hands around 3 months. Poor head control, arched back, cannot bring arms together at 6 months. Cannot support weight on legs by 9 months. Ways to help: Children need free play multiple times a day. Tummy time: Get them out of their car seat and play pens. Cognitive  milestones: 3 months: Soaking it in–Very receptive and aware. 6  months: Wants to participate–Shows interest in being a part of activity. 9  months: Acts on surroundings–Attempts to control environment. Imitates actions,  sounds, words,  learns that what you do, they can do too. 12  months: Putting the pieces together–Pays more attention to detail. (Pincer grasp). Better understanding of cause and effect. 15  months: Exploring the options–Child is understanding his choices and making decisions. Warning Signs: “Lack of interest” in world surroundings. Social/Emotional  milestones: 3  months: Stealing the show–They have a given nature to be the center of attention. They need to be responded to. 6- 9  months: Star of the show–Smiling and responsive social interaction. 12  months: Separation anxiety. 15+  months: My way or the highway Children at the age of 2 are naturally egocentric. Understanding and practicing the concepts of sharing, giving, etc. are developmental milestones. The social/emotional development of your child takes a lot of time, patience and positive reinforcement. The child is learning how to act with or react to other people. Warning Signs No eye contact with others. Not getting along with others. Lack of emotional expression. A game you can play is Red light/Green light. In this game, children learn to control physical behavior, which is a learned behavior. As a result, they learn their ability to control emotions and social behaviors as well. Language milestones: 3  months: Receptive dominates 6  months: Moving the mouth–Babbling and noise making. 12  months: My first words. 15  months: Speaking my mind. Warning signs: Family history of hearing loss. Can’t express numbers, words, etc. Lack of verbal responsiveness. A child that is spoken to–in dialogue and conversation mode–by the time they are 18 months, they are learning approximately 9 words a day. Children who aren’t talked to–or are only spoken to in “command mode”–are only learning about 3 words at that age. About 1/3 of the children in this nation are spoken to in command mode. Once a child hits 3 they are verbal learner[...]