Children nowadays are presented to the web, TV and motion pictures. At the point when not in school, they spend their days surfing the web, playing internet amusements or watching You Tube recordings. Or on the other hand, they watch their most loved toons on TV and films. On the off chance that they select to play with toys, it is as a rule with the electronic devices that, as a general rule, repeat the web based recreations. Or on the other hand, they divert themselves with the activity figures of the characters they see on TV.
Relatively gone are the days when youngsters climb trees, offer lemonade, or take care of business. You ponder – is it sound for your children?
You can make a move. You can urge your children to take up a game – b-ball, baseball, soccer, badminton, swimming. Discover one where they can exceed expectations. Convey them to a games center or club where children of their age accumulate. Volunteer your home for gatherings or rehearse, or even mentor them. Once your children see that you are keen on such game, they will get intrigued too.
It is normal for your little kids to get fever, cough, or cold once in a while. However, don’t let the virus and bacteria disrupt their development.
Therefore, boost your kids’ immune system by doing these smart habits:
There’s no doubt that breast milk provides the best and complete nutrition for babies ever since they were born. The yellow colostrums, which come out in the early days after the labor, are proved to have antibodies that can protect babies from many illnesses, such as diarrhea and meningitis.
2. Consuming Fruits and Veggies
Fruits and vegetables are great sources of vitamins and minerals, as well as other nutrients to boost your kids’ health. Having them in daily menu will prevent your loved ones from infection.
3. Making Hygiene as a Way of Life
Washing their hands with soap is a very good start. Always do it before having meals, after using bathroom, after playing, and after handling their pets.
4. Having Enough Sleep
Lack of sleep can lead to the decline of body’s immunity. Taking a nap everyday is a good way to make your children have enough sleep. If they refuse it, put them to bed earlier in the evening.
Teachers are finding it more of a challenge than ever to keep their classrooms healthy and clean for students, according to a recent survey of teachers.
The survey found that 90 percent of teachers think it is “common for students to come to school sick.” Only about 30 percent said their schools’ custodial staff disinfects the classrooms regularly.
“Germs are frequently spread through surface contact yet many teachers do not have the time or the tools to combat these germs,” said Dr. Paul S. Horowitz, medical director of the Legacy Emanuel Children’s Hospital pediatric and adolescent clinics in Portland, Ore. “This discrepancy can directly impact the health and wellness of both students and teachers.”
More than 70 percent of teachers said they have missed school because of an illness they believe they caught from one of their students. The survey was conducted by the children’s publisher Scholastic and released during an American Medical Association and National PTA media briefing on children’s health.
Let’s face it, most people looking for life insurance for children end up buying a Gerber Grow Up Plan and are done with it. After all, Gerber offers a great whole life policy for kids.
However, we hope to bring about a new perspective when deciding on the best policy for children. This perspective posits life insurance as different than death insurance. And it can revolutionize not only how you view life insurance, but also how you view money.
And the good news is kids qualify for no exam life insurance, so your children to not have to undergo a life insurance blood test.
Here is the basic premise of this article: a properly set up cash value life insurance policy can create incredible life giving benefits presently and down the road for your child.
According to obesity researchers, the United States obesity rate has more than doubled for preschoolers and adolescents-and more than tripled for ages 6 to 11-over the past 30 years. Obese children are at greater risk for health problems such as diabetes and heart disease, and often carry these problems into adulthood.
So, how do parents help children, and the entire family, eat healthier, both at home and away-from-home?
“Talk to your pediatrician, family doctor or registered dietitian to determine the healthiest weight goals for the entire family,” said nutrition expert Jenifer Bland-Campbell, “then make a plan to tackle the issue.”
She offers these tips to help parents help their families eat more healthfully:
a. Eat at least one meal together daily, at regular intervals to discourage snacking.
b. Prepare healthy dishes for the whole family, not just special foods for an overweight child.
c. Don’t use food as a reward, comfort or punishment.
d. Watch portions. “Clean your plate” is not always the way to go.
e. Eat slowly. It takes almost 20 minutes for the brain to register that the body is full.
f. Encourage water or skim or 1% milk instead of high-calorie, sugary drinks.
g. Getting kids to eat at least five servings of vegetables and fruits each day will not be easy, but focus on the colors to make it more fun.
h. Use low-fat or fat-free dressings, mayonnaise and dairy items at home as if they are the full-fat versions. Kids will take your cues. Ask for the same items on the side when eating away-from-home.
i. Take the stairs. When you go shopping, park the car farther away from the store and walk.
j. Limit television, video games or computer time.
k. Replace mayonnaise and cheese on burgers or sandwiches with catsup, mustard or barbecue sauce.
l. Stick with items that are baked, broiled, steamed or poached-not fried.
m. Ask for nutritional information when eating out.
n. Look beyond the children’s menu, often limited to fried, high-calorie, high-fat foods. Split one healthier adult entree between two children.
o. Ask for a takeout container and put some of the food in before you eat.
p. Ask that bread, beverages and tortilla chips be served with the meal, not beforehand.
“Parents can help children reach wellness goals by first making healthy changes at home, then teaching kids what to do away from home,” said Bland-Campbell. “Healthy eating does not happen overnight, but children take cues from their parents and will learn behaviors over time.”