Baby Born Deaf Gets Life-Changing Surgery, Moment He Hears Music For First Time Goes Viral

The ability to see and hear is a gift and it opens up so many doors and pleasures in life, that it’s hard to imagine life without being able to use our eyes and ears to get through the days.

Like most things in life, we don’t appreciate these gifts until we lose them or in some cases if we are born without them.

Fifteen-month-old Owen Montoya was born deaf, which was exceptionally difficult for his musically-inclined parents. Naturally, they hoped he would follow in their footsteps and appreciate music in the same way that they did.

Learning a parent’s voice is one of the first things that a baby does when it comes to recognizing their caretakers and it doesn’t take long for most babies to pick up on the inflections and tones of their mom and dad’s voice.

Babies don’t even have to be facing the parent for them to recognize that they are in the room and will show feelings of excitement and happiness when they hear that memorized voice.

But, Owen never had the chance to learn his mom and dad’s voice, until recently, after he underwent surgery to place a cochlear implant in his left ear.

And from that moment on, the boy’s life changed forever.

In the video below, you can witness Owen experiencing sound for the first time and it’s clear that this added sense is bringing him joy, right along with his parents.

He can be seen smiling at simple things that we take for granted every day, like the gurgling sound made from lips. Owen is clearly in awe when he smiles at the noises erupting from his caretaker’s lips.

He even points to the lips, recognizing where the noise is coming from. And then, he is seen sitting at the dinner table while listening to music.

This is where Owen really shows his newfound love for music, and he starts dancing in his seat as if its the most natural thing in the world for him.

He’s bouncing side to side and waving his arms around showing off his love of the tunes. The entire time, he is bobbing his head up and down with a huge grin on his face.

This surgery was certainly a life changer for both Owen and his family.

“We were so excited to see him enjoying music this much, it was the craziest moment ever,” said his mother, Janae Montoya, 26.

“When we found out Owen was deaf, it was very hard for us, because our family is very musical. I’ve always wanted him to experience it.”

It’s like witnessing someone opening up a gift for the first time and luckily his parents will be able to watch these videos forever and show Owen how happy he was when he was blessed with the newfound ability to hear.

All of our senses are given to us as a gift in life and because we are born with them and they are all we know, we sometimes take them for granted.

7 Psychological Problems That Are Linked To Poor Parenting

Being a parent is the most responsible and difficult job ever, as parents need to raise their children properly and help them grow up to be kind, educated, smart, loving human beings with good manners.

Children absorb every word said, every action, and behavior, and these affect the way they feel, act, and think.

Poor parenting causes multiple issues in the lives of children, and these are 7 psychological problems that may occur:

1.Suppression of emotions

Children will imitate their parents, so if you suppress your emotions and feeling, your child will start hiding the way it feels, and it will become an introvert and closed person.

2.Low self-esteem

Parents should never compare their child to someone else, as this leads to low self-esteem and inferior behavior.

3.Anxiety and depression

Children that have been often criticized often become depressed and anxious, as they lack independence, and become fearful in life.

4.Suppression of talents and lack of initiative

Allow your children to dream, and do not suppress their talents. They should grow into initiative adults and never give up on their dreams.

5.Trust issues

Your child will trust no one if you keep telling him/her that nobody can be trusted.

6.Lack of independence

Your child will be immature and irresponsible if you over-control or overprotect it. It should not grow dependent on you or others, as it won’t be able to make his most important decisions in life.

7.Depression and guilt

When you keep repeating that you have sacrificed a lot for your children, they will start feeling depressed and guilty, and will believe that they are unworthy when adults.

17 Magnesium Filled Foods That Can Lower Your Risk of Anxiety, Depression, Heart Attacks And More

Magnesium is the key to optimal health and proper biological function. Not only is the 4th most abundant mineral in our bodies, but there have been found over 3,750 magnesium-binding sites on human proteins in our bodies, too.

In fact, over 300 enzymes rely on this nutrient for optimal function. This tells a lot about its importance for our biochemical processes, most of which are vital for pepper metabolic function. This includes:

– Proper formation of bones and teeth

– Regulation of blood sugar and insulin sensitivity

– Creation of ATP (adenosine triphosphate)

– Relaxation of blood vessels

– Muscle and nerve function

Lack of Magnesium Can Trigger Serious Health Problems

Lack of cellular magnesium leads to deterioration of cellular metabolic function, which eventually causes some serious health issues.

This includes anxiety and depression, migraine headaches, cardiovascular disease, sudden cardiac death, fibromyalgia, and death from all causes.

Magnesium is important to body`s detoxification processes as well, including the synthesis of glutathione.

Ultimately, magnesium is needed for optimization of mitochondria,  which is of utmost importance for cancer prevention and general athletic and energy performance.

The Importance of Magnesium for Mitochondrial Health

Mitochondria are organelles found within the cells. All organs need energy to function normally, and that energy, known as ATP, is mostly produced in the mitochondria.

Growing evidence suggests that most health problems stem from mitochondrial dysfunction, so getting the precursors and nutrients that the mitochondria needs is extremely important for the overall health, exercise performance, and disease prevention.

According to mitochondrial researcher Rhonda Patrick, Ph.D., magnesium plays an important role for mitochondrial health, primarily because the oxidative capacity depends on mitochondria`s ability to produce energy within the cells.

How Much Magnesium Do You Need?

About a century ago, people received nearly 500 mg of magnesium from daily diet, due to the nutrient-dense soil in which their food was grown.

These days, people only get about 150-300 mg daily from dietary sources.

The RDA is around 310-420 mg daily, depending on age and sex, while some researchers suggest taking as much as 600-900 mg for optimal health.

According to Dr. Carolyn Dean, the intestinal reaction can be used as a marker for the right dose. Start by taking 200 mg of magnesium citrate daily and gradually increase the dose until you experience loose stools.

As for magnesium supplements, magnesium threonate is one of the best options. It is extremely effective in penetrating cell membranes, including the mitochondria and blood-brain barrier.

Risk Factors, Signs and Symptoms of Magnesium Deficiency

Eating a heavily processed diet is the major risk for magnesium deficiency as magnesium resides in chlorophyll molecule.

Eating leafy greens and other magnesium-dense foods once in a while means that you are not getting enough of it from your diet.

Magnesium is also lost through lack of sleep, prescription drug use (fluoride, statins, antibiotics), stress, and alcohol consumption.

All of these factors affect a large percentage of Americans, so the fact that 50-80% of Americans are deficient in magnesium doesn’t come as surprise.

Some of the earliest signs of magnesium deficiency include muscle spasms, migraines, headaches, fatigue, weakness, nausea, vomiting, and loss of appetite.

Chronic magnesium deficiency can lead to problems like seizures, numbness, tingling, abnormal heart rhythms, coronary spasms, and personality changes.

What Are the Foods High in Magnesium?

Eating dark-green leafy veggies is one of the best ways to boost your magnesium levels as well as to maintain healthy levels. Juicing these greens is a good way to get the most of them! The leafy greens with the highest amount of magnesium include

– Kale

– Bok Choy

– Turnip Greens

– Collard Greens

– Beet Greens

– Swiss Chard

– Romaine Lettuce

– Brussel Sprouts

– Broccoli

– Spinach

Other foods that are particularly rich in magnesium include:

– Raw cacao nibs and/or unsweetened cocoa powder

– Avocados

– Fruits and berries

– Squash

– Seeds and nuts

– Herbs and spices (cumin, parsley, mustard seeds, fennel)

– Fatty fish

When Supplementing, Balance Your Magnesium with Calcium, Vitamin K2, and D

When one relies on supplements, it is important to understand how nutrients affect and interact with each other.

For instance, it is of utmost importance to balance between magnesium, calcium, vitamin K2, and vitamin D. These nutrients work in synergy and any imbalance increases the risk of stroke, heart attacks, and vitamin D toxicity.

– The best ratio between magnesium and calcium is 1:1. Note that the need for supplemental magnesium might be two times greater than calcium given that you are likely to get more calcium from your diet

– According to Dr. Kate Rheaume-Bleue, for every 1,000 IU’s of vitamin D you take, you may need from about 100 micrograms (mcg) of K2

– As for the vitamin D intake, get your vitamin D level tested twice annually to determine your personal dosage

WIFE WRITES ANGRY LETTER TO THE ‘OTHER’ WOMAN

This wife found evidence from the “other woman” her husband was cheating with and she writes her a vicious online letter. You might think it’s crazy, but she probably knows that her intended reader will find it for sure.

What do you think? Is she justified in her response or should she take the high road and just move on?

THANKS Jennifer…

For leaving bite marks all over my husbands chest last night.

No, really, Thank You! You have no idea what a nightmare you have just saved me and my kids from.

To reward you for your services I am offering you my husband for keeps.

Should you accept your prize please note the following rules.

1. You are going to have to financially support him. I say this because we have 2 children together (but you knew that) which means that he will have to give up a sizeable chunk of his pay to support them in the manner they deserve.

Please keep in mind that since he has kept me a stay at home Mom for the better part of the last 11 years he will also be paying me alimony. So forget about his money honey cause it’s mine!

2. You will have to provide him with new attire. You see after he stepped from our (now mine) shower this morning dripping wet and naked is when I discovered your little “love bites”.

It just so happened that at that EXACT moment a giant black hole appeared in my home and devoured almost all of his clothing. Therefore he will come to you almost naked (lucky you).

The bright side is that you can dress him any way you want. Go nuts and buy him a leash and some vinyl attire or a cute little dress while your at it.

3. You will have to give him up every other weekend. This time will be set aside for his visits with his children. Since he openly admitted (in front of several people) that you are just “some dumb drunk b***h” that he met at a “tweakers” house you will be banned from these visits for fear of my children’s safety.

Just so you know, that is also going to be the reason to have his visits limited (if not supervised). After all WTF was HE doing at a “tweakers” house in the first place?

4. You will not be having a proper s3x life. Yes, I know that you didn’t scr3w him last night. Since his back injury 4 years ago his “equipment” hasn’t worked right.

Too bad for you because before that it was THE BEST S3X EVER and we scr3wed all the time! However, now he’ll most likely disappoint you with his half hard member that only works with a little blue pill. Please don’t let that fool you.

The little blue pill means that he comes within 2 minutes…. hardly enough time for you and 98% of the time he will just be too embarrassed to even try.  Stock up on your batteries and/or multiple s3x partners!

By the way, No it CANNOT be fixed. It’s nerve damage sweetie, deal with it!

5. You will NOT return him to me. I will NOT have him. He messed up when he touched you! I was a good wife to him and he had a good thing going on here.

Don’t be surprised if you don’t live up to me because you won’t and he will make you miserable for it!

6. He will blame you for ALL of this. He told me, with tears in his eyes, that you giggled to him “I hope your wife sees that”. I don’t know if you said it or not. I don’t really care. However, just in case you did, your wish came true.

I did see it, and he’s pissed. He’s so mad that you made that comment that when I punched him in the eye after he apologized to me! Yes, I know violence is wrong and to be honest I’ve never hit anyone before.

However, I am not sorry that I did and if I could have that moment back I would have simply aimed lower!

7. This one isn’t really a rule, more like a friendly warning. I will make sure to take up as much of his time with the most petty crap I can find to spite you.

I will make it my hobby to hurt him and you the same amount my kids are hurting right now. Please be aware that he will take it, he will deal with it for years with a smile. I was with him for 12 years, I know him better.

Yes, I do feel completely justified in my actions. Just in case you were wondering.

So Thank you, Jennifer the dumb drunk b***h from the tweakers house who left bite marks on my husband chest last night, for showing me that 11 years and 2 children were no match for you! I applaud you on a man well won. HE’S ALL YOURS!

Lose Back, Thighs, Arms And Belly Fat With These 5 Baking Soda Recipes

The baking soda is great for alleviating the indigestion. It might serve as perfect supplement for improving energy, endurance and stamina.

It helps the digestion, the weight loss process and it neutralizes the stomach acids.

It cannot be used to prevent weight gain.  If you want better results from baking soda consumption, you should consume low calorie diet.

You have to avoid refined grains, saturated fats, sweets and soda.

By cutting the calorie intake you can improve the losing weight chances. You also need to be more active and strengthen the metabolism and muscles so you can be able to safely consume baking soda.

Here are few recipes that can help you in the weight loss process:

*Green tea and baking soda*

The green tea can help you lose some weight, lower the risk of developing type2 diabetes and improve the dental health and the brain health.

If you mix it with baking soda, you will accelerate the process of weight loss.

Needed ingredients:

-Green tea;

-Quarter tbs. of baking soda;

-One glass of water;

You should add the tea to the water and combine with the baking soda. Leave it so the fizz ends and then, you can consume it.

*Baking soda and sports drink*

Studies have shown that baking soda can boost the energy levels and the exercising performance. If you want to lose some weight, you should add it to the diet.

Needed ingredients:

-Quarter cup of honey;

-1/2 cup of lemon juice;

-Quarter tbs. of baking soda;

-Five cups of coconut water;

-1/2 tbs. of sea salt (unprocessed);

You should put the water on a low heat and heat it. Add the baking soda slowly and mix until it dissolves.

Add the other ingredients and the drink can be consumed.

*ACV and baking soda*

This combination is great boost for the health and the body.

They are low in calories and their combination can improve the metabolism, stimulate the appetite and help you avoid weight gain.

Needed ingredients:

-One glass of water;

-1/2 tbs. of baking soda;

-Two tbs. of ACV;

Mix all of the ingredients and consume the mixture half an hour before the breakfast in the morning.

*Lemon juice and baking soda*

According to the studies, the lemon juice is great for the metabolism. If it is mixed with baking soda is can help you lose some weight.

Needed ingredients:

-One glass of water;

-Lemon;

-1/2 tbs. of baking soda;

Add the lemon juice in the water and then, add the baking soda. Mix it and consume it every morning.

*Strawberry smoothie and baking soda*

This drink can help you lose weight, boost the metabolism and suppress the appetite. Here is what you need to make this amazing drink:

Needed ingredients:

-Two cups of water;

-One lemon (large);

-One cup of strawberries;

-1/2 tbs. of baking soda;

-Mint leaves (few);

You should add all of the ingredients into a blender and blend them. Consume this beverage on a daily basis.

You do not need to drink more than one beverage a day, even its taste is very refreshing.

– You should not use the baking soda as only and quick way to lose weight.

Instead, you should maintain a healthy lifestyle and include physical activities which can help your body to accept the baking soda as supplement that is very helpful.

– You should also consider not using baking soda if you suffer from some kind of chronic illness.

– You should always consult your doctor before you add it into your daily diet.

Drinking A Beer Per Day Will Be Beneficial For These 10 Reasons. Number # 9 Is Very Important.

Many people especially women, choose to drink a couple of cocktails instead of beer when going out.

Considering that cocktails can be more expensive and can contain much more sugar and types of alcohol, switching to a beer can be a great idea.

Even if the beer doesn’t have that yummy taste, it can be very beneficial for your health.

But this doesn’t mean that you should consume beer without control. The consumption of one beer per day can be really advantageous for your health.

Beer is higher in vitamin B and protein than wine and has the equal amount of antioxidants with wine.

Beer is high in flavonoids, which are powerful antioxidants, as well as minerals that are crucial for various metabolic processes. If consumed moderately, beer can boost health in various ways.

These are 10 Good Reasons Why You Should Drink “ONE” Beer a day:

1. Beer can lower bad cholesterol, as it contains fiber that effectively reduces LDL cholesterol levels.

2. Beer has been shown to effectively prevent the formation of blood clots.

3. Beer supports the health of your kidneys, and a bottle of this drink daily lowers the risk of developing kidney stones by 40%.

4. Beer strengthens your bones, as the high silicon content leads to higher bone density.

5. Beer boosts the vitamin B levels, as it is a rich source of several B vitamins (B1, B2, B6, and B12). Experts also claim that people who drink beer have 30 percent higher levels of vitamin B6 than their non-drinking counterparts, and double the levels of wine drinkers. Beer is also high in vitamin B12.

6. Beer greatly lowers the risk of a heart attack, and scientists have shown that beer drinkers have a 40 to 60 percent lowered risk of suffering a heart attack in comparison to non-beer drinkers.

7. Beer contains lactoflavin and nicotinic acid, which helps you fall asleep easily.

8. Beer supports the proper function of the brain, and beer drinkers have a lowered risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

9. Beer will make your skin healthy, youthful and smooth, as its vitamins have a beneficial effect on pigmentation and regenerate the skin.

10. Beer helps you fight stress. The findings of a study conducted at the University of Montreal showed that the consumption of two glasses of beer daily reduces work-related stress or anxiety.

Psychologists Warn: NEVER Use These 5 Phrases When Talking To Your Child…

When we are born, our parents are EVERYTHING we have in this world.

They are someone we turn to for support, guidance, and safety. They are someone we look up to tell us the rules of this mystery we are born into.

The truth is we are all human and we all make mistakes. However, to a child’s mind its parents are something A LOT more than just a human.

They are its creators, its caretakers, its guardians, and they’ve lived here before it was even born. Our mother and father are our goddess and god when we are young. They are the only thing we are familiar with in the midst of this vast unknown.

That’s the reason why what parents do and how they behave becomes a crucial part of their children’s psyche.

They are an example mold for our early consciousness, something to look from when it develops our character.

The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice!

Our brain has a lot more neural connections when we are young. It absorbs almost everything that happens around us with a purpose to better adapt in its surroundings.

As we grow up it holds on only to the most used neural connections and it gets rid of everything that we don’t commonly use.

Our mother’s and father’s voice is something that gets integrated deeply into our psyche, it becomes our inner voice.

The way they speak to us becomes the way our inner voice speaks to us, the way we speak to ourselves.

If they are angry most of the time they speak to us, if they are harsh and cold, if they shout and yell whenever we do something wrong, that’s how we’ll deal with ourselves whenever we make a mistake.

But as we said, we are all human, we make mistakes and that’s ok. The way you approach the mistakes is how you learn and overcome them.

How to speak to your child?

An insulting inner voice can prevent us from trying new things by making us feel worthless whenever we make a mistake.

While a friendly inner voice can be our greatest support, guide and motivator in life.

That’s why it is crucial to speak to your child with kindness, love and honesty even if they make a mistake, or do something wrong.

You will develop a voice inside their head that will support them in life whenever they need support, even when you are not there.

Or at least you can try to avoid saying these phrases:

They are extremely damaging to a child’s developing character!

“Stop crying right now!”

Usually when a kid does something it knows will be punished for they start crying. But even though there is no reason for them to cry, that’s their emotion.

They have all the right in the world to express how they feel. By saying this you are slowly programming your child to suppress its emotions.

Instead you should kindly say: “It’s ok to cry sweety, it’s ok to show how you feel. But that doesn’t make what you did a right thing to do.” Hug, and explain why it is wrong what they did.

“You are worthless!”

This is possibly the worst thing you can say to a child. Especially when you are the person and the mental figure they expect most of to be given approval of.

By saying this, you are putting your child on a never ending journey to seek approval from the outside world. Instead of helping them find their own worth inside, you are letting them believe they have nothing inside to find.

There are so many things you can say instead of this, like: “You can do better!”, “Nobody is perfect.”, “It’s not your day, you’ll do better next time.”

“Big boys/girls don’t get scared!”

First of all, why are you lying to your kid. You are probably more frightened than they are throughout your day. Second, you are forcing them to reject what they are honestly feeling.

Fear is not a bad thing, it reminds us when to be careful. You should not run away from it but face it, be aware, learn from it. And real courage is not being fearless, but facing your fear even if you are terrified.

Instead of this, tell your kid: “It’s ok to be scared buddy. All of us are scared sometimes. But I know there is courage inside you that will help you do the right thing even if you are scared. You are my little hero!”

“I am disappointed in you!”

Parents usually tell this to their children when they already feel bad. Trying to make them responsible for your disappointment is pretty selfish. You can be disappointed in a friend, you can be disappointed in a movie, or even your country’s politics, but you can’t be disappointed in your child.

You are there to let them on a right path. So when they do something wrong, guide them back. Your disappointment is in your guidance, not your child. Teach your child what that they did is wrong and why.

Instead of this, tell your kid: “What you did is wrong, in my opinion. And I believe you made an honest mistake. Even if you chose to do what you did, I can assure you’ll realize it’s wrong after I explain. I know you can do better!”

“You are not [something] enough!”

By saying this to your children you are showing them a pretty restricted image of themselves. You are implying that there is something they are lacking in order for them to do what they love or be who they want to be.

Even though you are not saying that they are not enough, you are programming their mindset that way. They are enough to be themselves.

They always are. A tree is enough to be a tree even when it is only a seed. But it needs to grow in order to become what it is.

Instead of this, tell your kid: “You are enough to be or do what you love. But sometimes we all need to train or practice something before, in order to grow that way.”

This is How Headaches Reveal What is Wrong With Your Health (And How To Cure It Naturally)

Headaches are ones of the most common health issues, and they can be of various types. Therefore, you need to find out the trigger of the pain in order to treat it.

Sometimes, headaches are a result of dehydration and fatigue, but they also might be a symptom of some more serious health issues.

According to Dr. Sakib Qureshi MD, a famous neurologist, headaches can often be manifested by “red light warning signals”, so in order to spot the real danger, you need to learn these symptoms and distinguish between common headaches and the signs of a health problem.

Painkillers offer temporary effects only, and they can bring about a long list of side-effects.

On the other hand, we will reveal the 4 most common headache types, and the natural ways to relieve them:

Tension Headache

This is the most common headache type, believed to be a result of stress that contracts the muscles of the scalp and neck.

It manifested by a constant pressure or pain at the temples, or in the back of the head and the neck. You might also experience a radiating pain above or below the eyes which leads to vomiting and nausea.

Treatment: Mix peppermint oil and ginger tea to relieve tension headaches.

Add some peppermint oil to the hairline to soothe the head and neck muscles, while the ginger tea will relieve the inflammation.

Cluster Headache

Women are more prone to cluster headaches, which are felt over one eye, and occur in a cycle or in a group. The pain they cause is sudden and intense, often accompanied by a nasal congestion, a watery eye or a rainy nose.

The cause is still not specified, but a cluster headache is an activated nerve pathway in the base of the brain.

Treatment: Apply a bit of capsaicin cream to the nostril to create a barrier of the nerve pain signals.

Sinus Headache

These headaches are caused by an infection and lead to intense pain and pressure on the cheeks, eyes and forehead, and a fever.

Treatment: Drink lots of liquids, as well as warm water, which relieves the inflammation and opens the sinuses.

You should consume oranges, and foods high in vitamin C, as it is rich in antioxidants and fights infections, fresh ginger, due to its powerful anti-inflammatory properties, and soups. The application of cold and hot compresses will be of great help as well.

Migraine

Migraines affect people of all ages, but the most prone include the ones between the age of 25 and 55.

A migraine is a complicated headache type, manifested by intense, severe, throbbing pain on only one side of the head, as well as nausea, numbness and tingling in the face, dizziness, vomiting, visual disturbances, extreme sensitivity to light, smell, touch, and sound.

These symptoms radiate from the top of the head descending.

Treatment: You should optimize your levels of magnesium, omega-3 fatty acids, and vitamin B12 (riboflavin), and try aerobic exercise, as scientists have found that it can provide better effects in preventing migraine attacks than the preventative migraine medication topiramate.

What A Kid Who Has Never Eaten A Gram Of Sugar In Her Life Looks Like Today

Modern diets are full of processed ingredients and sugar, so it is quite difficult to avoid them completely. Yet, it is not impossible.

A two- and- a- half-year-old baby girl, Grace Cooper, has never tried processed sugar yet, and her parents managed to keep her away from all products that contain hidden sugar.

Apparently, many products on the market contain hidden sugar, and a study by reuters.com found that leading baby formula products are rich in harmful chemicals.

Namely, baby formulas were discovered to contain melamine, which is a chemical used in the production of plastics. Moreover, many babies in China died as a result of the chemically polluted baby formulas.

Even though all baby food products are said to be completely organic, safe, and natural, they are often high in processed sugar and preservatives.

Therefore, it might take some time to research and gain the knowledge needed to find the best organic products for your baby, it is worth it in the long run.

Grace’s mom, Shan, says that as soon as her daughter grows old enough to understand her preferences in terms of their diet, she will give her the opportunity to choose whether she will continue with the healthy diet or not.

When Grace was only 13 months, her mom told the Daily Mail:

“If she eats a piece of bread I’m not going to have a conniption. She’s going to go to kids’ parties and eat what’s there. I’m never going to go to Grace, ‘You can’t eat anything at this party, but I packed you some kale, here you go.’

Shan has fought with food allergies all of her life, so she needed to make her own diet in order to prevent such issues and function normally. She stopped eating gluten, dairy, and processed foods.

She believes that their diet rich in nutrients is the main reason for the strong immune system of her baby. Grace is not prone to coughs and colds as other children, and she has had a cold only once in her life.

 “She’ll be old enough to know she can choose whatever she wants to eat. She’ll probably come home jacked up on sugar and cake and say, ‘mum I don’t feel very well’

And next time instead of eating 12 cupcakes she might only eat three. Females particularly have enough problems with eating disorders… I want Grace to eat what makes her feel good.”

We all want out children to eat what makes them happy, and more and more people are becoming aware that this is definitely not sugar. Yet, not everyone is so determined to make the switch. Are you?

HERE ARE 10 SIGNS THAT YOU WILL BE DIVORCED SOON

Most of the fairy tales, cartoons, and movies we grew up with, teach us that at some point you’ll meet the right person, fall in love, overcome some obstacles and then you’ll marry and live happily after.

However, in reality, more than one-third of marriages are expected to end in divorce within 30 years.

So, there’s no doubt that living ‘happily ever after’ requires hard work. And, as it turns out, there are some surprising things that can make it even harder.

According to relationship experts, there are certain ‘risk factors’ which can allude to a troublesome marriage.

By no means do these cause divorce or guarantee that the marriage is turning sour. But, they do increase a couple’s probability of going separate ways.

Many of these factors can’t be controlled. Nevertheless, you can always try to make some little tweaks in order to strengthen your relationship.

These could be anything from exercising together to learning to communicate better or adjusting your financial expectations.

Read on below to see if you and your partner fit into any of the divorce scenarios.

1. You’re A Child Of Divorced Parents

Seeing your parents go through a divorce can contribute to the probability of you experiencing divorce yourself. However, according to a new study in Psychological Science, this may actually have more to do with nature than nurture.

Researchers found that the patterns of marriage and divorce of adults who had been adopted as kids were more similar to those of their biological parents, not their adoptive ones.

2. You Have Different Drinking Habits Than Your Spouse

There are always couples who have all of the same friends and have fun together at the same bars and restaurants. But, what happens when one person is fond of drinking and partying, while the other isn’t?

In a 2014 University of Buffalo study, researchers discovered that 45 to 55 percent of couples where one person was a heavy drinker and the other wasn’t, divorced before their 10th anniversary.

On the other hand, when both partners indulged in drinking or neither did, only around 35 percent of couples split up.

3. You Got Married Waiting Too Long

As it turns out, those parents who told their children to wait for marriage and make sure he/she is the right one, were completely right.

Recent statistics indicate that those who get married in their teens or early 20s are at a much higher risk of divorce than those who get married in their late 20s and early 30s. Yet, you don’t want to wait too long, since waiting after age 32 may once again increase your divorce risk.

4. You’re Very Good Looking

This can explain most of the shocking celebrity divorces. It seems partners who score high on the scale of attractiveness, have a harder time staying together.

A recent paper published in the journal Personal Relationships showed that physical attractiveness was truly associated with a higher likelihood of getting divorced. Good-looking married people were also more vulnerable to temptation than average-looking married people.

5. You Paid Lots Of Money For Your Wedding

Did your wedding cost a fortune? Emory University researchers found that those who spent more than $20,000 on their wedding are at a higher risk of divorce than those whose weddings cost between $5,000 and $10,000.

In general, couples who spent around $1,000 for their weddings were least likely to split up.

6. You Didn’t Waste Time Getting Pregnant

Apparently, how quickly you have a child may affect your marriage. According to data from the CDC, women who waited at least 8 months after their holy matrimony were more likely to make it to at least 15 years of marriage.

On the contrary, women who had a baby before the wedding day or within the first seven months were at a high risk of divorce.

7. Your First Child Is A Daughter

There is another data which suggests that couples whose first baby is a girl have a higher rate of divorce than couples with a firstborn son.

A provocative 2014 study argues that those marriages who are already on the rocks might actually produce baby girls thanks to a concept known as the female survival advantage. Allegedly, girls are more likely than boys to be born into already strained marriages.

8. You Don’t Have A College Degree

Research shows that those who have only a high school diploma or GED are more likely to end their marriage than couples who have finished college or higher education.

Therefore, earning at least a bachelor’s degree is not only good for yourself, but for your marriage too.

9. You Grew Up Without A Religious Father

Yet another study states that women who grew up in religious households are more likely to stay beside their husbands than women without a religious upbringing.

Those who were not part of any religion had only a 43% success rate of their marriage lasting 20 years. If you think about it, this could be due to the fact that many religions teach people to fight for their marriage to succeed and consider divorce only as a final option.

10. You’ve Already Been Divorced Before

Just because you’ve got one or two marriages behind you, doesn’t mean that all your relationships from that point onward are doomed.

Nevertheless, because you know what it’s like to go through a divorce, you may be more willing to do it again. According to CDC data, about 40 % of second marriages end within 10 years.