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Why You Need Your Calcium

May 1, 2018

Why You Need Your Calcium | motherscircle.net
Thank you to Caitlin Hoff of ConsumerSafety.org for today’s post in honor of National Osteoporosis Awareness Month. 

Among the many chores and delights of being a parent, a responsibility that was once your mother’s is now yours: encouraging your child to get their calcium. If you mother was anything like mine, a glass of milk was served nightly in your house along with clear instructions to grow strong bones and stave off the osteoporosis that runs in your family. We may laugh at this and the “got milk?” posters of our past, but osteoporosis is a real problem and it’s time we talked about bone health for the modern family.

While nearly 53 million Americans are at an increased risk for bone fractures, most people don’t know that they have osteoporosis or low bone density until they actually fracture a bone. After a certain age, we all naturally experience a decline in bone mass over time. However, a person with osteoporosis or osteopenia – when bone density is low but not low enough to be considered osteoporosis – cannot feel that their bones are weaker than normal. Only a bone density test or certain imaging scans can show your bone’s true health status. This is why it’s so important to know the risk factors that lead to osteoporosis and understand the actions we can take to prevent bone loss.

The Bling Ring And Internet Safety

June 17, 2013

Guest Post by blogger Brian Jones who shares how The Bling Ring and Internet safety relate and how parents can use this film as a teachable moment.

the Bling Ring and Internet safety, The Bling Ring movie, Bling Ring trailer, keeping kids safe online, celebrity obsession, fame obsessed, The film The Bling Ring offers a teachable moment about internet safety. It premiered in selected New York and LA theaters on June 14th opens nationwide this Friday, June 21st. The film is based on the true story of a club-hopping group of teen burglars who helped themselves to the trappings of the glamorous Hollywood lifestyle. In fact, the group, nicknamed the Bling Ring, stole more than $3 million in jewelry and clothing from the homes of celebrities like Lindsay Lohan and Orlando Bloom, including more than $2 million from Paris Hilton alone.

Interestingly, social media sites not only contributed to the Bling Ring crimes by fostering celebrity envy; the fashionable gang of teens actually orchestrated their intrusions in large part by using publicly accessible posts they found on social media sites.

Children and teens have grown up in the age of social media and feel very comfortable using these sites on a regular basis. However, the potential danger of social networking sites is no new story. Crimes committed with the help of social media range from profile hacking to robbery. Fortunately, there are a few simple tips you can share with your kids and use to teach them how to live safely with social media.

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