THERE'S little more disheartening than your child refusing to eat a meal you've spent ages preparing.And when the meal refusals happen repeatedly, many desperate parents fall into the trap of only serving food they know their child will eat – which is most likely to feature unhealthy kiddie-favourites like pizza and burgers.But it doesn't have to be that way, says Emily Leary, a mother-of-two who runs the popular parenting and food blog A Mummy Too."Most of us have witnessed the list of things our child will eat getting shorter and shorter and felt powerless to do anything about it," she says."The trap we busy parents tend to fall into is serving the things we're sure our kids will eat time and time again. That can be very practical – no-one likes to see their carefully cooked meals rejected by the kids – but it can lead to a very narrow view of what children think of as normal. And then anything unfamiliar is viewed with suspicion."In a bid to help parents overcome … [Read more...] about Mummy blogger Emily Leary’s tips on how to get your picky kid to eat anything
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Style Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Style | How to Discuss Your Mental Health With Family Members Who Don’t Get It Advertisement Supported by El Espace It’s about planting seeds that will grow into understanding “whenever they’re ready.” ByConcepción de León March 7, 2019 El Espace is a column dedicated to news and culture relevant to Latinx communities. Expect politics, arts, analysis, personal essays and more. ¿Lo mejor? It’ll be in Spanish and English, so you can forward it to your tía, your primo Lalo or anyone else (read: everyone). Let me know if any of these sound familiar: Boys don’t cry. We don’t air family business. You have to be strong. Turn to God. These unequal access to mental health services and quality health insurance, and it’s no wonder that Latinos, who … [Read more...] about How to Discuss Your Mental Health With Family Members Who Don’t Get It
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Smarter Living Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Smarter Living | How to Make Time with Family and Loved Ones Count Supported by We get it, we’re all busy. But real, meaningful relationships thrive when they’re face-to-face. Here’s how to make time for them. ByElizabeth Grace Saunders Feb. 13, 2019 In a time not so long ago or far away, eating family dinner, connecting with your spouse after tucking the children into bed or talking with your children in the in-between times like the ride to school was well, just routine. But times have changed. Our growing cultural mind-set is that we’re too busy to connect with those closest to us, even though we collectively want to. Parents and children alike increasingly invest their downtime in phones and on social media and there’s a general sense that there’s always more. More … [Read more...] about How to Make Time with Family and Loved Ones Count
A management buyout might be the right exit strategy for your business - and a way to reward hard-working staff. Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto Archant One of the key questions on business owners’ minds is: “What does the end-game look like for me?” There are several options, of course, which can include selling it or passing it to the next generation of the family.Another option is to give the opportunity to those who have helped them build it – and it is this that I want to cover.Management buyouts (MBOs) allow the management team of a company to acquire the business that they work in from the existing owner, usually with external financing support. The management team then employs its own expertise to grow the business, improve its operations and generate a return on its investment. Here are four stages to consider before embarking on that journey.Identify talent within the businessIn any management buyout, the quality of the management team is often the … [Read more...] about Matthew Peek of Barclays: Is a management buyout right for your business?
Jonathan Oosting The Detroit News Published 4:09 PM EDT Oct 9, 2018 Lansing — Michigan Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer’s ability to “fix the damn roads” would depend on the Legislature’s appetite to raise taxes or voters’ willingness to let the state take on billions of dollars in debt to be repaid with interest. Republican Bill Schuette opposes her plan, arguing Whitmer is “describing the road back to the lost decade” by threatening to impose tax hikes that would slow economic growth. But experts say his own promise to rebuild roads by re-prioritizing state spending is unrealistic given his separate proposal for a $1 billion income tax cut that could significantly strain state resources. “I think it’s a stroll down the alley of optimism, and he’s going to get mugged by cold hard facts,” said Mitch Bean, former director of the Michigan House Fiscal Agency. “The resources … [Read more...] about Whitmer, Schuette conflict on how to ‘fix the damn roads’