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  Santa Cruz Parent Santa Cruz, CA

June 15, 2017
What Dads Really Want

Make Your Own Video

How to Talk with Teenagers

An egg a day appears to help young children grow taller

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  What Dads Really Want

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You liked our article about teaching our children to be respectful.  With Father's Day coming up, I asked a few Dads what they want for Father's Day.  It turns out that, deep down, what's most important to Dads is respect, love and good times with family. Not surprising! 

Remember those awful ads, and even entire tv sitcoms, that make Dads look like doofuses!? That may have been an unintended consequence of the more militant wing of the feminist movement. I don't watch tv so am a bit out of the loop about how men/dads are being treated by the entertainment industry nowadays, nevertheless, Father's Day offers many of us an opportunity to treat Dads to extra special, respectful, loving attention!

Remember about 20 years ago when eggs got a bad rap owing to cholesterol content?  In the same time frame I was reading articles in defense of eggs. For example, read what Nutritional Pharmacist Ben Fuchs says about eggs. Now there's a study and report on eggs affecting children's height. Do the research.  Make your own choices. If you're really into eggs, get some chickens!

(2 Buttons) Button_Weekend.jpgPlease share our newsletter with new friends so they won't miss a few tidbits of wisdom from our author contributors, and as always our many fun events!

Have a great weekend with the family,  Parmalee

 
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  Make Your Own Video

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Use your Smart Phone to Record
Your First Video Story!

We'll cover all the basics you need - and avoid common pitfalls - in your first Production. Tips include lighting, audio, background and tripod mounts. Bring your Smart phone and start practicing in this hands-on workshop.

Thursday, June 15 5:30-6:30pm, Downtown Library • 224 Church St.
Wednesday, June 21 5:30-6:30pm, Scotts Valley Library • 251 Kings Village Rd.

About Karen KC Carlson
After multiple careers in environmental protection and non-profit organizations, Karen (KC) Carlson's passion for creating video stories fired up five years ago while she was working to protect seabirds and mammals. It was then that she saw the power of visual story telling.

Since then, she has produced every type of video from a "How To" for her rowing club, recording non-profit community events, interviews with local leaders and PSA's for commercial television as well as speaking and social media visuals for entrepreneurs. But she found her true video passion in helping active seniors turn their stories into family keepsakes.

This event is part of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries Summer Reading Program: Reading by Design. To learn more or to sign up for the program, visit SCPL-SummerReading.

 

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  How to Talk with Teenagers

Have teenagers? These great words of advice are from Dr. Kevin Fleming of Norco College.


"Don't ask where they want to go to college.
Don't ask what they'll select for their major.
Don't ask what they want to be when they grow up.
The answer to these questions (initially) will often be uninformed and uninspired.
Don't advise them to follow their passion.
Most don't have one...yet.

Instead, ask them what lifestyle they want to lead.
Ask them what profession(s) they want to pursue...first.
They will have many.
Ask them what gifts they have to share with others.
Ask them what legacy they want to leave.

Even better: Ask them what problems they want to solve."

 

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  An egg a day appears to help young children grow taller

(0 June 2017) Eggs.jpgAn egg a day appears to help young children grow taller

By Michelle Roberts Health editor, BBC News online

An egg a day might help undernourished young children grow to a healthy height, according to a six-month study in Ecuador.

Whether soft or hard-boiled, fried or whisked into an omelette, eggs appeared to give infants a boost.

It could be a cheap way to prevent stunting, say researchers in the journal Pediatrics.

The first two years of life are critical for growth and development - any stunting is largely irreversible.

Too short for age

(0 June 2017) Eggs_Deviled.jpgPoor nutrition is a major cause of stunting, along with childhood infections and illnesses.

According to the World Health Organization, 155 million children under the age of five are stunted (too short for their age).

Most live in low- and middle-income countries and health experts have been looking at ways to tackle the issue.

Lora Iannotti and her colleagues set up a field experiment in the rural highlands of Ecuador and gave very young children (aged six to nine months) free eggs to eat to see if this might help.

Egg dinners

(0 June 2017) Eggs_Scrambled.jpgOnly half of the 160 youngsters who took part in the randomised trial were fed an egg a day for six months - the others were monitored for comparison.

The researchers visited the children's families every week to make sure they were sticking to the study plan and to check for any problems or side-effects, including egg allergy.

Stunting was far less common among the egg treatment group by the end of the study - the prevalence was 47% less than in the non-egg group, even though relatively more of these egg-fed infants were considered short for their age at the start of the study.

Some of the children in the control group did eat eggs, but nowhere near as many as the treatment group.

Lead researcher Ms Iannotti said: "We were surprised by just how effective this intervention proved to be.

"And what's great is it's very affordable and accessible for populations that are especially vulnerable to hidden hunger or nutritional deficiency."

She said eggs were great food for young children with small stomachs.

"Eggs contain a combination of nutrients, which we think is important."

Balanced diet

Prof Mary Fewtrell, nutrition lead at the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, said: "In a way, it is surprising that more research has not been conducted using egg in this situation - although I know that in some cultures, parents do not necessarily find egg to be an acceptable early food mainly because of concerns about allergy.

"Egg is a good nutritious complementary food that can be introduced as part of a varied diet once the mother decides to start complementary feeding - never before four months."

(0 June 2017) Eggs_HardBoiled.jpgShe said eggs should always be well cooked to avoid any potential infection risk.

The WHO recommends mothers worldwide to exclusively breastfeed infants for the child's first six months to achieve optimal growth, development and health. After the first six months, infants should be given nutritious complementary foods and continue breastfeeding up to the age of two years or beyond.

The British Nutrition Foundation advised: "While eggs are a nutritious food to include, it's very important that young children have a variety of foods in their diets. Not only is this necessary to get all the vitamins and minerals they need, but also to allow them to become familiar with a wide range of tastes and textures.

"A range of protein-rich foods should be provided when feeding young children, which can include eggs but can also feature beans, pulses, fish, especially oily fish, meat and dairy products."

 

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Delish!!! Join us at the park for catered picnics & good company
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Adventure Sports Youth Scuba
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Adventure Sports Unlimited Adventure Travel
Date: Every Fri (Aug 4-Aug 25)
Details: Love the water? Scuba for kids!
City: Santa Cruz Phone: (831) 458-3648 view all details >>
     
Papa Doo Run Run
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  Papa Doo Run Run
Beach Boardwalk
Date: 09/01/2017
Details: Last free Friday night concert of the summer
City: Santa Cruz Phone: (831) 423-5590 view all details >>
     
Wednesday Night Twilight Concerts
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Capitola Village
Date: Every Wed (Jun 7-Aug 30) from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Details: Twilight Concerts serves up live music on the beach on Wednesday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. Bring a blanket or chair and relax.
City: Capitola Village view all details >>
     
Free Movies at the Beach
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Beach Boardwalk
Date: Every Wed (Jun 21-Aug 16) at 9:00pm
Details: Bring the family and your blanket or low back chair and join us for these classic hits!
City: Santa Cruz view all details >>
     
Paws in the Park Series
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  Paws in the Park Series
Coastal Wattershed Council
Date: The 3rd Su of every month (May 21-Sep 24) from 10:00am to 11:30am
Details: Paws in the Park is organized to encourage people and pets to exercise at the Santa Cruz Riverwalk, a city park along the lower
City: Santa Cruz view all details >>
     
New Mommy Musical Meet-UP
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Musical Me, Inc. Offers Music Together
Date: The 3rd Tues of every month from 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Ages: birth - 12months
Details: Join us every 3rd Tuesday for our "New Mommy Musical Meet-Up"!
City: Santa Cruz Phone: (831) 438-3514 view all details >>
     
Monterey Pop Festival
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Monterey Pop Festival
Date: Every day (Jun 16-Jun 18) from 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Details: A musical celebration of the Summer Of Love
City: Monterey view all details >>
     
Happy Father's Day!
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Date:
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Photography Tour
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  Photography Tour
State Park Henry Cowell
Date: 10/01/2017 at 1:00pm
Details: Sunlight filtering through the redwoods, a glistening river, and breathtaking views make this hike ideal for photography
City: Felton Phone: (831) 335-7077 view all details >>
     
Positive Discipline for All Ages of Children
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Positive Discipline Community Resources
Date: Every Wed (Jun 14-Jun 28) from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Ages: adults
Details: Enjoy a respectful and fun summer with your kids
City: Santa Cruz Phone: (831) 476-7284 view all details >>
     
Bug Fair
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San Francisco Zoo
Date: 08/12/2017 from 10:00am to 3:00pm
Details: Come learn about bugs and why they are crucial components of our ecosystems at San Francisco Zoo's Bug Fair
City: San Francisco view all details >>
     
Science Sunday
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Seymour Marine Discovery Center (at Long Marine Lab)
Date: The 3rd Su of every month at 1:30pm
Ages: All
Details: Join us on the third Sunday of every month (except December) for a public lecture from a marine scientist
Special Instructions: We are located at the end of Delaware Avenue.
City: Santa Cruz Phone: (831) 459-3800 view all details >>
     
Great American Backyard Campout
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National Wildlife Federat ion
Date: 06/22/2017 at 6:00pm
Details: You ARE camping out in the backyard, right!
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Pirate Party
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Northern California Pirate Festival
Date: Every day (Jun 17-Jun 18)
Details: Avast Mates! Come join us pirates for non-stop entertainment, hearty food and drink, unique shopping and lively games and activi
City: Vallejo view all details >>
     
Swan Lake
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Agape Dance Academy
Date: 06/16/2017 at 7:00pm
Ages: All
Details: Swan Lake is a story about love conquering all
Special Instructions: Tickets available at all three Agape Dance Studios
City: Aptos Phone: 831-359-0850 view all details >>
     
"A Touch of Africa in Santa Cruz"
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Da African Villaage
Date: Every day (Jun 15-Jun 18)
Details: Workshops, performances, food, arts & crafts, educational lectures and panel discussions.
City: Santa Cruz Phone: (424) 703-0784 view all details >>
     
     
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