Apr 22 2018

Encouraging Kids To Try New Foods

Encouraging Kids To Try New Foods

Encouraging Kids To Try New Foods

Encouraging Kids To Try New Foods

Eating a variety of healthy foods is the best way for your child to get needed nutrients. But how do you encourage kids-notorious for being picky eaters-to explore the wide world of food? According to the health and parenting experts at Kids Health, the answer is pleasant persistence.

It turns out that once is not enough when it comes to kids and trying new foods. It may take up to 15 tries before children warm up to new tastes, research shows. So if your child turns up his nose at green beans or broccoli, don’t assume he will never like those good-for-you green veggies.

Consider starting a new rule at your family table: Everyone takes at least a bite of what’s being served, even if they tried it before and didn’t like it. This exposes kids to new tastes again and again, increasing the odds that they’ll eventually accept some of them. It also makes trying new foods just part of the normal routine. The Kids Health experts offer these tips for implementing this one-bite strategy: Continue reading


Apr 18 2018

Yoga in Classrooms Help Kids Develop Better Skills

Yoga in Classrooms

Yoga in Classrooms

There’s a new trend in your kids’ classrooms nowadays. Instead of staring at the board in front, the kids are lying on the floor near their desks practicing yoga. According to fourth-grade teacher Elisabeth Beckwith, she wanted her students at Fernbank Elementary School in Decatur, Georgia, to pay attention to a lesson on Greek mythology. Linking the symbols of Greek gods to yoga poses, such as dog position and the stork pose, Beckwith has high hopes that the students will better retain the material and be re-energized in the middle of the day. It’s a fun way for them to think about things,Beckwith said. You know, it’s healthy for them because they’re getting the breathing right and getting the stretching right.
It’s fun, said nine-year old Jack Besser. It gets out the cramps after you’ve been sitting for an hour.
Another pupil, Medha Prakash, said that the yoga drills help her to concentrate. It makes me feel calm, relaxed and it gets all the stress out of me.
Just like adults, even children can be under a lot of stress. The numerous school activities, peer-pressure, and homework can cause kids to feel some stress. Teaching Yoga to children can help them develop better body awareness, self-control, flexibility, and coordination. Such skills can even be carried beyond class and into their daily routines.
Two years ago, Beckwith started offering yoga in the classroom. with the help of other teachers at the suburban Atlanta public school. YogaKids International, an Indiana-based company, gives them instructions and distributes teaching materials to more than 50 schools around the country. These materials are large flash cards with kid-friendly poses that are easy for the students to imitate. Teachers hole them up to show the kids and read aloud the step-by-step instructions written on the back of the flashcards.

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Apr 11 2018

How to Make Impetigo Go Away

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How to Make Impetigo Go Away

Whether at home or in school, most kids are prone to minor accidents while they are busy at play. They usually get minor bruises and scratches on their skin. These small cuts and abrasions, however, could become serious once skin infections set in and no proper treatment administered.
A good example of a bacterial infection is called Impetigo. Impetigo is characterized by the presence of crusty lesions on the skin. This skin infection is caused by the following bacteria: Streptococcus or staphylococcus aureus. These bacteria are usually found on human skin and cause infections when they gain entry via an open wound. Children infected with impetigo develop blisters that usually burst and ooze with fluid. These blisters eventually harden into a honey-colored crust.
Impetigo can affect skin anywhere on the body but often attacks the area around the nose and mouth. It is more likely to show up on skin that is already irritated or raw from eczema, poison ivy, bug bites or a skin allergy to soap or makeup.
Impetigo is contagious. The infection is carried in the fluid that oozes from the blisters. When the patient touches the infected skin and then touches another part of the body, the bacterial infection may be transferred to that spot. It also can be spread from one person to another. This is why school children easily spread the infection from one kid to another. Impetigo can also be found in some adults who do not observe hygienic practices.
Symptoms of impetigo caused by streptococci include the presence of tiny blisters containing fluid. The skin underneath them is moist and red. A tan or yellow-brown crust covers the wet areas, making it look like they’ve been coated with honey or brown sugar.

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Apr 9 2018

Helping Kids Deal With Bullying

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bullying kids

It is not very uncommon to see withdrawn and shy kids in schools. These kids are aloof and somewhat indifferent to other children. Most likely, these kids seem unhappy because they are being bullied at school.

Being bullied can be a total nightmare for any child. Although bullying can also be experienced by adults, this kind of social act frequently happens among kids or adolescents.

Define bullying

Bullying is different from an innocent teasing of a classmate, friend, or a sibling. Mere teasing is not harmful when done in a humorous or in an unintentional way. However, when teasing becomes extreme to the point that it is hurtful and turns into a habit on the part of the teaser, this act is then considered bullying.

Generally, bullying is the purposeful or intentional act of an individual to verbally, physically, or psychologically torment another person. This act may be in the form of threatening, mocking, hitting, name-calling, and even soliciting money from the poor victim.

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Apr 5 2018

Your Kids Might Be Dyslexics, Read On!

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Dyslexics kids

It was a well-known fact that decades ago, before there were televisions, radios, or computers, men only had one form of leisure, reading. Our ancestors just read to keep themselves abreast with what is going on with their surroundings. They read so they can travel and experience the world. But with the influx of modern technology such as the Internet, cell phones and electronic games, the younger generations have somehow placed the skill and virtue of reading at a back seat. Many young people have lost the passion and skill to read and, instead, they waste their time and resources by playing video games or hanging out in the mall.

It has been observed that children and teenagers who love reading have comparatively higher IQs. They are more creative and do better in school and college. The children who start reading from an early age are observed to have good language skills, and they grasp the variances in phonics much better.

But while other kids developed the love for reading and learned it easily, there are others who seem to have difficulties in engaging in this type of normally stimulating activity. These children are often diagnosed as suffering from a form of disability called dyslexia. Dyslexia is an impairment in the brain’s ability to translate written images received from the eyes into meaningful language. Also called specific reading disability, dyslexia is the most common learning disability in children. It is affecting 5 percent or more of all elementary-age children.

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Apr 4 2018

Obesity In Kids Linked To Sleep Deprivation

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obesity

Mothers nagging kids to bed early is a common scenario. There are more significant reasons to it than to merely get rid of them and be relieved from baby-sitting. While the most popular benefit of sleep is to help kids grow taller and healthier, researchers have discovered that every additional hour per night a third-grader spends sleeping reduces the child’s chances of being overweight in sixth grade by 40 percent.
According to Dr. Julie Lumeng of the University of Michigan, kids need at least 9 hours and 45 minutes of sleep everyday. The lesser they sleep, the higher the risk of obesity in sixth grade, regardless of the child’s weight during third grade, said Lumeng who led the research.
This report will surely give a lot of parents additional reason to enforce early bedtime rules, restrict caffeine consumption as well as limit, if not totally prohibit, TV viewing in the bedroom.
Eve Van Cauter, endocrinologist of the University of Chicago, may not be involved in the new study but according to her, lack of sleep plays havoc on two hormones, the ghrelin, which is responsible for promoting hunger, and the peptin, the one that signals fullness.
These two hormones are the “yin and yang of appetite regulation.” Based on Cauter’s experiments, sleep-deprived adults produced more ghrelin, which makes you hunger for more food, and less leptin, which keeps you from feeling full. It also explains why they are less likely to exercise and would prefer to sit on the couch and munch on cookies, especially when they get tired.
According to Dr. Stephen Sheldon, director of sleep medicine at Chicago’s Children’s Memorial Hospital, children’s sleep may be disturbed by breathing problems, some due to being overweight which has been associated with cases of sleep apnea. Others do not get enough sleep due to enlarged tonsils and adenoids.

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Apr 2 2018

Kids’ Health – Take Care of It

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kids health

When we utilize the term kids’ wellbeing, it incorporates the investigation of conceivable ecological causes that outcome ailment and turmoil in kids alongside the avoidance and treatment of naturally intervened ailments in kids and newborn children. Be that as it may, it likewise demonstrates physical, mental and social prosperity of the youngsters. Each parent put every one of their endeavors to give a decent wellbeing to their youngsters. With a specific end goal to help individuals to give a sound life to their youngsters from all the point of view, for example, physical, mental and social condition, a great deal of medicinal associations give critical wellbeing measures to them. Wellbeing is the principle worry that can choose the personal satisfaction.

Nowadays, a considerable measure of kids are experiencing different sorts of wellbeing sicknesses from mellow to endless ones. From whatever illness or confusion a tyke is experiencing, going for quick treatment is exceptionally basic, as numbness of those ailments may prompt genuine medical problems sooner rather than later. In any case, if your youngsters are not having any sort of illnesses in that capacity, at that point additionally going for normal yearly checkups is critical to guarantee the great strength of your kids. At ordinarily, youngsters experience the ill effects of inside ailments that may not come into vision, while going for checkups, they will come into vision and accordingly, cure of those infections will be practical for you.

A portion of the exceptionally regular wellbeing issue that can be seen among kids include: Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Proteinuria, Stool Soiling, Tics and Tourette’s syndrome, Urinary Reflux, Urinary Tract Infection and Weight Gain and so forth.

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