This is an interesting article. Why would people believe taking kids from their parents and putting them in foster care is better for them? I have mixed feelings on this issue. On one hand, parents who are maliciously over feeding their obese children should be charged and have to undergo some kind of fine and punishment, but don’t take the children from them. On the other hand, children who are obsessed with eating need to be able to go into a state sponsored program to get them on the right track. It’s up to us as a village, not just the parents.
I worry every day whether Brennan will be an overweight toddler. I know he is off the chart based on his weight, but he is also a tall baby. I have asked his pediatricians repeatedly whether or not we should be worried. They said not to worry. Once, he starts walking, he should start burning some of the weight off. Not so. Apparently when I put him on whole milk at 1, he gained a whole new level of calories. Whole milk is so fattening, but he needs it for brain development. So, what do I do?
I’ve limited the number of bottles of milk to 16 ozs a day and increased his dairy, cheese and vitamins. I’ve started running after him in the house to help him burn the calories. He likes to play fetch like our dog Bailey. So, I throw things on the floor and he runs after them and brings them back to me. It is the cutest thing ever! All the while, Bailey is looking at him with a strange look on his face.
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Okay people, haven’t we moved beyond this? What an incredible step towards diversity at HBCU’s. Hampton University crowned its first non-black Miss HU Friday, leading to a division on campus that prompted her to write President Obama. Nikole Churchill, 22, competed against nine black students in the 15th annual Miss HU scholarship pageant. The senior nursing major attends the Virginia Beach campus and is the competition’s first non-black winner, according to executive pageant director Shelia J. Maye.
First, people are divided because she attends an extension location and not the main campus. Secondly, people are upset because she’s not black. She paid her money to attend the school just like everyone else. You can’t limit her because of the color of her skin. Was Dr. King’s March on Washington in vain? We have to be proud at the fact that we are really becoming an integrated and diverse nation. We still have many miles to go, but the fact that we are taking the steps in the right direction is an enormous compliment to our need to see who we are as a country.
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