Because I Said So!: The Truth Behind the Myths, Tales, and by Ken Jennings

By Ken Jennings

Don’t go your eyes or they’ll remain like that!

Feed a chilly, starve a fever!

Don’t contact your Halloween sweet till we get it looked at!

Never run with scissors

Don’t glance within the microwave whereas it’s working!

This will pass down in your everlasting checklist

Is any of it precise? if that is so, how real? Ken Jennings desires to discover if parents continuously recognize most sensible. sure, all these years you have been informed to not sit down too with regards to the tv (you’ll damage your eyes!) or swallow your gum (it remains on your belly for seven years!) or crack your knuckles (arthritis!) are referred to as into query through our country’s major minutiae guru. Jennings separates fable from truth to debunk a wide selection of parental edicts: no swimming after nutrition, sit up, don’t check with strangers, etc.

Armed with scientific case histories, clinical findings, or even the occasional scan on himself (or his kids), Jennings exposes numerous examples of parental knowledge run amok. even if you’re a guardian who desires to recognize what you could cease being concerned approximately or a child (of any age) trying to say, “I instructed you so,” this can be the anti–helicopter parenting e-book you’ve been expecting.

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So this is a good time to give extra food so that lost weight is quickly regained. Advise families to: • continue to breastfeed frequently • give complementary foods more frequently • encourage the child to eat as much as possible at every meal • continue to give extra food until the child has regained lost weight and is growing well again. Regular weighing helps to check if a child is progessing well. Discuss a child's progress and child feeding whenever you can. Helping working mothers It is an advantage to the child to stay with the mother for as long as possible so that she can breastfeed often.

Evening meal (rice + fish + green leaves) First look at the top section of Figure 5. This is the same as in the midday meal and shows how the gaps are filled by 3 tablespoons of rice and a teaspoon of fat. The middle section of Figure 5 shows what happens to the gaps when fish is eaten with the rice. Adding fish (1 rounded tablespoon) • has a small effect on the energy gap • fills the protein gap • has a small effect on the iron gap • has no effect on the vitamin A gap If we had chosen small fish that are eaten whole with their livers, these would have filled some of the vitamin A gap.

A child needs time to learn to use a spoon. A young child often eats slowly and is messy and easily distracted. It is important that the child has sufficient time to eat enough. So advise families: • to put the child's food in a separate bowl to make sure the child gets a fair share and eats the correct amount • to sit with the child at mealtimes, watch what the child is eating, and actively give help and encouragement when needed • not to hurry the child. A child may eat a bit, play a bit, and then eat again; encouraging a child to eat needs patience and a good sense of humour!

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