Sep 24th 2009 11:52PM I can see already what this child's life will be like if he is exposed to the kind of reporters that have written this article. Come on "gigantor child" with luck he will survive a normal life. Mom will be hard put to feed him what he already needs so hopefully there is an organization in Indonesia that will help with formula-or a wet nurse. Can you imagine (anyone who has given birth) what the whole experience was like and is like now that he has been born. I really feel for Mom and hope all goes well for both of them
Sep 24th 2009 11:43PM It is really sad that this has to come out. There are so many people who have been abused by a parent or are actually the abusers-it is a never ending chain-it happened to one-they will do it to another and so on. It doesn't matter if they are a celebrity, republican or democrat, black or white. It happens! Unfortunately, some people have to air their dirty laundry-this is a private tragedy that needs to be dealt with privately.
Aug 24th 2008 1:33AM Everyone is talking as though this price is totally normal. It's astronomical and actually disgusting to think that a home can cost so much money. No wonder there are people living in poverty, going hungry, whatever-it's because there are actually people who can afford to pay that much money for a home
Jun 2nd 2008 5:18AM My 6 month old grandson is in the 7th percentile in weight and the 37 percentile in height. His pediatrician is concerned about his weight but is not calling it "failure to thrive"-yet. The baby is just small built like his father and like his mother. His development is completly on track-even advanced in some areas. He's happy, has only been sick once, eats and drinks when he needs and wants to.He grows 2-3 inches between check ups but only gains 1/2 to 1 pound in the same time frame. I see nothing wrong with him.
Jun 2nd 2008 5:10AM In this day and age for a teacher to put a 5 year old through this voting business is just plain wrong. Normal children have problems with self esteem, what does a child with Asperger's feel? My grandson has Asperger's. He has the high IQ with poor social skills. He is in a self contained classroom where he doesn't feel strange at all or cut off from the others. He has one best friend and a couple of regular friends-this fact alone is surprising. I truely feel for that little boy.Shame on that teacher-there's no excuse..
May 17th 2008 4:14AM Birth year 1956. My children have never had a problem going to sleep. My belief is that all kids are more secure with routine. At each stage of their lives there was a little routine prior to bed. When they were really little they slept with us so that if they woke up, no one else in the house would too. After the last bottle, i would clean them up, wipe their gums, and rock with them in a dark room as they got older, the routine became that of washing, brushing teeth, bedtime prayers and a story. Then getting tucked in and a kiss, sometimes there would be a silly game but most times I would shut of the light and they would be out in no time.
Apr 20th 2008 1:19AM I remember the days when we played all sorts of games at recess-dodge ball, red rover, tag-no one deliberatly hurt anyone else, accidents happened and were treated as such. We never got overly violent or too rambunctious. Kids today aren't getting the chances to learn the old outside games because they spend too much time in front of the tv, playing video games, surfing the net, etc. I don't remeber having to be taught how to play the outside games-I guess they came natural ? The people who go off on the "Let's sue" tangents should be told straight out that this is life, kids get hurt, kids heal and learn. I have seen kids who have ADD or ADHD, take their meds and not have the ability to really play outside. It really stinks!!!! My kids are country kids. They do all the country things-build roads with toy trucks, climb trees, dig to China, play tag, play dodge ball, play red rover-with supervision from a distance. I have never had trouble with anyone getting seriously hurt or deliberately being mean. The games have rules that need to be followed and if the kids break the rules-the rule breakers need to be removed. What do we want our kids to be-couch potatoes? If the schools ban the rambunctious games, the kids are never going to burn off the steam that builds from sitting at a desk. They ARE going to have to be medicated to "calm" them down and will turn in to little robots. I can't stand this stuff anymore-let kids be kids!!!