We rely on hearing all day. It warns us of danger, enables us to communicate effectively and easily with others, and it allows us to learn new things based on the stimuli around us. This is even more pronounced in children when they are developing core social and cognitive skills. Hearing loss and other forms of hearing impairment can be a major setback to young children, and it can be very … [Read more...] about Signs Your Child Is Suffering Hearing Loss
When children are growing up they need to be introduced to a lot of things healthwise. They need shots and vaccines, they need to be told how to keep themselves from getting the flu, how to deal with headaches and plenty of other things. They’re growing up and learning more about their own bodies. It's the parents’ job to show them what kind of things they need to do to maintain their health when … [Read more...] about Helping Children Understand Their General Health
When did you last go for a health checkup? Not just visiting a doctor - a dentist, an optician, and an audiologist too. Go ahead and answer, we'll wait. That's what I thought. You are not alone, sadly. I usually don't go until something is wrong either. But if you have not been for one of the following excuses like me - then let's get off our duffs and book an appointment, pronto! #1: I … [Read more...] about The Excuses We Use For Not Getting A Health Checkup
Image Source As a parent, there is probably a lot you are doing already to care for your children's health. However, as parents, there is always more we can do; going that extra mile to ensure our children are fit and healthy for many years to come. Here are just some of the things you could do. Research better health care. Do your kids love going to the dentist? Probably not, … [Read more...] about Going the Extra Mile to Care for Your Children’s Health
It’s difficult when kids need glasses. You may ask yourself where things went wrong. Why does your perfect child not have perfect eyesight? Your child, however, will instantly worry what people will say. Will the other kids laugh at them? If yes, how can they get out of wearing the pesky things? In truth, though, an estimated 11.4% of kids under ten wear eyeglasses. So, you can put your … [Read more...] about Can You See A Way Through Your Child’s Reluctance To Wear Glasses?
OK, so it is entirely possible that you may never have to deal with the family health cares emergencies that are described in the post below. In fact, I sincerely hope that you don't, because seeing someone that you love in physical or emotional trouble is genuinely upsetting! However, while it would be lovely to think such things will never happen to our loved ones or us, it is prudent to know … [Read more...] about It’s Better To Be Prepared For These Family Health Emergencies!
Many adults learn to cope with tragic news and events to a certain extent but when a child becomes exposed to something hitting the headlines like a natural disaster or a mass shooting it can sometimes have a profound effect on their young minds and create strong feelings of emotional distress. It would be a good idea to have a strategy prepared for talking to children and young adults about … [Read more...] about Helping Kids Cope with Hardship
Healthy habits are best developed early in life, including proper oral hygiene. While it may seem challenging to teach a younger child how to take care of their teeth, they're easier to mold at this stage. The key is to make it fun and exciting, so they won't start out seeing it as a chore. Here are some tips for teaching your kids to take better care of their teeth: Establish a … [Read more...] about Healthy Habits for Life: Fun, Effective Tips for Teaching Kids to Take Care of Their Teeth