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    How to Deal with Toddler Tantrums

    Sooner or later tantrums come to every healthy toddler. Parents need help in knowing how to deal with them effectively, but not all ‘effective’ solutions are really healthy in the long run. Toddlers are not merely ‘behaving’ but also learning. When tackling tantrums we need to think about what the toddler is learning about emotional management, rather than merely trying to make our own lives more convenient. Why Toddlers Have Tantrums. It is a common myth that toddlers have tantrums in order to manipulate adults. While there may be the occasional older child ‘taught’ to a tantrum by parents who reward tantrums with sweets or toys, for younger children just…

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    How to Childproof the Home for Toddlers

    Toddlers are mobile and inquisitive in nature, resulting in the need for parents to childproof and secure all rooms in the house. While most baby proofing products would work for crawling infants, toddlers who can walk around and reach for objects need to be kept safe by childproofing the home using some basic items like child safety gates, childproof locks, and latches and by making a few lifestyle changes. Child Proofing the Kitchen and Bath Since the kitchen and bath hold the most potential for accidents, it is vital that both the rooms be childproofed and made safe for curious toddlers. Parents can begin by rearranging cabinets so that heavier…

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    How to Boost Metabolism to Lose Weight

    Metabolism is the process the body uses to burn calories from food and transform it into energy so that one can function. Metabolism (or BMR) can fall as a person puts on weight, gets older, or simply skips a meal. Learn how to boost metabolism by following these five simple tips which will increase BMR to help burn calories and achieve those weight loss goals. What are Metabolism and BMR? The body’s metabolism involves a large range of biochemical processes, which consists not only of the breaking down of substances (catabolism), but also of the building up of substances (anabolism). Nonetheless, the term metabolism is commonly used to refer specifically…

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    How to Burn More Calories

    Losing weight can be extremely frustrating as it’s usually a slow process, especially as you age. After losing a considerable amount of weight, it can be even more difficult to lose those last few pounds because your body struggles to maintain fewer calories while burning fewer calories. Fat Burning Foods Although the body uses energy to digest all foods, some foods are better for burning fat than others. Foods with more thermogenic or calorie-burning effects include lean protein as those found from solid foods. Examples include turkey and egg whites, chicken breast, exceptionally lean red meats, most fish varieties and game meats such as elk and venison. Lean protein foods…