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The Honor of Fatherhood Post 2

I teach the four Ls of parenting and fathering. The first L is Love. It is important that our children feel worthy of our love and feel that we truly love them. The second L is Like. Liking our children allows us to enjoy them as people. The third L is for Limits. Our job is to teach our children what they need to know to survive in this world. To that end, we must set limits for them. Consistent limits and consequences, not punishment, is a proven learning environment. The fourth and most powerful L is for Likeness. Our children will be a lot like us. Identification and imitation is how children learn who they are. read more

American Teens Have Highest Birth, Pregnancy Rate

Compared with adolescents in other wealthy Western nations, US teens have the highest birth rate, lowest contraceptive use, least ease of access to reproductive health services and least social support, according to researchers. read more

In your sixth week of pregnancy, your embryo is four weeks old

In your sixth week of pregnancy, your embryo is four weeks old.

How tall is a shrimp? The growing fetus looks more shrimp than human right now, and it’s impossible to measure a shrimp like you would a baby or adult, from the top of the head to the bottom of the feet. Even after the fetus develops legs and feet, they are usually pulled close to the body, so the developing baby is measured from the crown of the “head” to the “rump.” Right now, the crown-to-rump length is about two to four millimeters.

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Nutrition

If you eat well during pregnancy you are most likely going to look and feel good. Eating well will give you the best odds of giving birth to a healthy infant.Pregnant women with poor nutrition show an increased incidence of low-birth-weight babies, premature , serious infant illness, miscarriage and stillbirth and a reduction of cell size in their baby’s organs. If you are not adequately nourished fewer nutrients will be passed to the baby through the placenta, negatively affecting the baby’s development.

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