Childhood obesity ranged from 23 to 44 percent in 2007, depending on the state of residence. Those rates were 10 percent higher than they were in 2003. So, it is not surprising that public health and pediatricians, among others, are investigating many ways to control what has reached epidemic proportions.
Most inventors have to wait a long time to see their products on the market, if they ever get there. That''s why two of the critical character traits of an inventor must be persistence and patience. Dr. John Davis, a Roanoke, Virginia pediatric dentist, waited 10 years to see his PreVent pacifier on the shelves and online stores of Baby's R Us. That was finally his Super Bowl.
It would be so nice to be able to set up the baby activity center in whatever area of the house you are in and then quickly move it elsewhere if you need a hands-free moment in another room. The Go-Pod gives parents this freedom with a portable version of the traditional baby activity center.
Poor concentration, an inability to stick with a task, frustration at not getting the object of desire, an unwillingness to share or to play cooperatively with other children... Frequent similar behaviors in a 3-year old are not characteristic of those who later succeed in life. The good news, though, is that self-control can be taught.