Kids Health

Know When to Take the Child to a Psychologist

From the time a baby is born to the time he is growing and developing, the parents should take account of their overall development that is not only related to health or physical development but is also associated with the mental development. Anything that looks unusual or strange should immediately be brought to the notice of the specialist. The child …

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Tips on Keeping Your Baby Safe in the Sun

Sun safety is important for people of all ages, but it’s even more critical to protect babies’ skin, which is far more sensitive than that of older children and adults. “Prioritize a healthy and safe summer sun care routine for babies,” encourages Dr. Richard C. Kirkpatrick of the Brevard Skin and Cancer Center. “Burns are painful and dangerous, but they …

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Three Tips for Surviving Cold and Flu Season

It’s that time of year again. From minor colds to severe flus and fevers, seasonal sicknesses are unpredictable and can sneak up on your family at any time. Unfortunately, even the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cannot predict the timing, severity and length of a seasonal virus. Luckily, there are steps you can take to ward off illness and …

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Dry Lips in Children: The Ultimate Guide

Do your children’s lips always seem to be a little chapped and a bit dry? You’re not alone! Chapped lips amongst little-ones is actually very common and while it’s usually harmless, it can cause pain and discomfort. As parents, seeing our little ones in pain can be quite upsetting, but the good news is that we’re not helpless in these …

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Tips for ‘Kids Eat Right Month’ this August

You want the best for your kids. As role models, parents and caregivers play a vital role in children’s health — teaching kids about healthful foods and making sure they get enough daily physical activity. More than one third of children and adolescents are overweight or obese, according to recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention statistics. But childhood obesity, …

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Tips to Support Healthy Hydration

Parents often wonder how to maintain their kids’ health. One important step that may be overlooked is to ensure that young children are properly hydrated. It can also be a challenge for parents to create a menu kids will enjoy that meets the recommended Daily Value (DV) of vitamins and nutrients. “By including U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)-certified organic fruits …

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How to Talk to Your Child about Healthy Eating without Pressure

It’s tough as a parent to instill healthy eating values in your child. At school and around their friends they’re surrounded by mixed messages. Additionally, children tend to rebel if a message is pushed too heavily. Here’s how to talk to your child about healthy eating. #1 Look for teachable moments – If you’re constantly drilling your child with why …

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Halloween Candy Buy Back!

  The Halloween Candy Buy Back (HCBB) program  was established in 2007 with the goal of getting some of the candy “off the streets.” Kids can get $1 for every one pound of candy they turn in and the goodies are sent to the troops overseas. The program website includes a zip code locator to find your nearest participating dentist. Southwest …

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Healthy Bedtime Routines for a Happy Child

Bedtime routines and rituals are very important for most children in establishing positive sleep patterns and in developing a sense of security and stability. Your child will benefit from a set bedtime. Pick a time for bed that is reasonable for your child and which you can consistently provide. Establish a bedtime routine that can provide predictability and a comforting, …

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