THINGS TO AVOID
Here are some rules of thumb: Believe what they say about cell phones altering brain development. Research has shown this to be true. If your child must talk on a cell phone or cordless phone, then it would be wise to have them use the speaker phone. Research shows that too much screen time, which includes television, video games, computers, Internet phones, text messaging, etc. can lead to Autism, ADD and other developmental delays. They say that every hour of TV adds to Autism. Try not to use these things as a baby sitter. Once your child is away from these forms of entertainment long enough, he or she will find ways to have fun and may develop better social skills in the process. Additionally, even the video games that teach academics can be harmful if used too much. The problem is that these teaching methods only stimulate the part of the brain that is already developed. Processed food and junk food are adding to brain developmental problems, not to mention behavioral and health issues. Too much sedentary play is not good. Your children need to get up and do things in the house or explore the outdoors. They need to have experiences that will stimulate their senses, which will stimulate their brain. So even in the winter, bundle them up and get them out there. It will be good for their muscles to walk around with heavy gear on anyway. By the way, Agave Nectar is not what it seems. Please look up agave nectar dangers.