A Fun Valentine’S Day Can Show Your Love Too; It Doesn’T Have To Be All About Romance

To you, Valentine’s Day may be a day to spend with your significant other or to spend out on the town.  But, don’t forget about the kids.  You should insure that you think about them on this day and find a way to express your love for them too.  While they may have a party at school even giving each other fun Valentine’s cards, they still need to know that you are thinking about them on this day of love.  

For many parents, there is a fine line between spoiling and showing that they care.  That said, it is still important to demonstrate your love to them and what better way to do this than through Valentine’s Day?  Here are some suggestions for gifts and things that you can do based on the age of your child.

Preschoolers, Up To Age Four

At this age, even this young, they should be able to see the value in giving a gift rather than just receiving one.  Allow them to do something for others.  For example, make a batch of cookies for the day (or purchase them) and allow them to decorate the plate providing a piece of paper for them to decorate.  Make sure to reward them with a plate of cookies for themselves after they have delivered their gifts.  Talk about why it is important to show love like this.

Gifts for this age group that you can give them include:

* Stuffed animals, perhaps personalized with their name.

* Books to read and color, perhaps with a theme of loving in them.

* Take them out to lunch at their favorite restaurant.

* Start a tradition such as a visit to the zoo on this day each year.

Young Children, Ages Five Through Seven

Now, they can do much more.  Perhaps have a cookie making party and invite their friends and mom’s to help out.  Have them make the cookies, decorate them and then help to pass them out.  Perhaps taking them to a children’s hospital or a nursing home to help share the love of Valentine’s Day is a great solution.  Provide them to neighbors, friends or even Grandma.

At this age, kids love to make things.  This is the perfect project for them!  Have them make cards, filled with great art supplies and stickers.  Make sure to provide them with a reward for all of their hard work too.

Gifts here include:

* A stuffed animal, here think about their personal favorites.

* How about a movie?

* If you don’t want to take them to see a movie, instead purchase one that they want.

Older Children:  Ages Eight And Up

The same activities of making cards and cookies together will still work here.  They will likely take more pride in their work and the results will show it.  Also, think about incorporating scrap booking into this activity.  Kids can make a memory book of all their favorite adventures and memories to share with special people.

Another great suggestion is to remember to send pictures and cards to the troops overseas.  Make sure to allow them to send their own messages and perhaps they’ll get a pen pal out of it too.

Afterwards, spend some time as a family with a pizza.

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How To Adjust The Elderly People’s Daily Diet

Along with age increasing, the digestive function of the elderly has been change gradually, such as the ability of gastric dilatation is weakened, absence of hydrochloric acid in the gastric secretions of the stomach or decrease of the activity of digestive enzymes that all will cause the incomplete food hydrolysis and influence digestion and nutrient absorption. So, how to adjust the diet of the elderly to health? Eating High Quality Food Such as soy products, eggs or milk and so on are all the high-quality and nutritious food that should be ate by elderly usually. The elderly should also eat more fish and less meat. As we all know, the main source of sugar is from the staple food, vegetable and fruit, so elderly should minimize the white sugar, brown sugar and refined sugar. Eating Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Fresh fruits and vegetables are rich in plenty vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber. Fruits are also rich in organic acids that could stimulate the appetite and maintain the balance of acid and base in the body. Eating Variety Food There is no one food contain all variety of nutrients for the body needs, therefore, to eat proper fruits, vegetables, beans and other legumes, and whole grains that are rich in fiber every day; the meat and vegetable dish matching should also pay attention. Drinking More Water Every Day Water as one essential needs of body is so important that human could not leave it. Elderly is also. However, elderly don’t like the young people who have a strong feeling when thirsty, therefore, the old should drink water consciously every day. Weak tea or boiled water is better. Remember that don’t drink until feel thirsty. Eat proper temperature food. The elderly have poor resistance on cold, once eat raw, cold and hard foods that will affect their digestion, absorption and even cause intestinal diseases. Elderly people have poor digestion, so they should eat the food that easy to chew and good for digest. Elderly people should eat light food, no eating more heavy taste food. Don’t eat too much every meal, and about 7 or 8 full is ok.

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