Lifestyle Children’s

by Patricia Hughes Starting preschool or daycare can special time for kids. It is a time to meet new friends and share new and exciting experiences. It is also a time when kids are in close proximity and germs are spread. The recent swine flu scare is latest fear of parents, but there are always bugs going around where little children congregate. Fortunately, there are a few things care providers and parents can do to reduce [...]
Sun, Aug 23, 2015 11:13:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
digital drugs - young teen i-dosing
If you’re a parent, you probably grew up in the days when marijuana was a popular drug of choice among teens. More than likely you are familiar with all the other drugs that were around when you were a kid, like cocaine, meth, and others. You may be using your own knowledge to talk to your kids about drugs to keep them from the dangers that illegal drugs can represent. However, what you may not [...]
Sat, Jul 17, 2010 2:47:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Everyone seems so focused on weight these days.  Our society is obsessed with the “perfect” body for both men and women.  The media promotes unrealistic body models and we are bombarded with it on a daily basis via television, magazines and the silver screen. The worst part is that your teen is caught right smack in the middle of it all. So how do you combat these wrong and potentially harmful messages?  First, realize that all this [...]
Sun, Jan 31, 2010 10:45:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
by Jennifer Shakeel When I was younger one of the things you looked forward to when you went to high school was being able to buy your lunch through the “snack line” instead of the hot lunch line. Yes you could get fries, chips, ice cream cookie sandwiches and such. That was high school a number of years ago but to us back then it was a sign of … well maturity, we weren’t little kids [...]
Wed, Oct 28, 2009 11:50:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
by Stefanie Zucker and Dr Kim Part I: On Tuesday October 6th, the very first doses of swine flu vaccine started to arrive in doctor’s offices around the United States. These doses however will arrive in extremely limited quantities and initially are targeted for those considered to be “in high risk”. Soon however, as supply becomes more readily available, there will be some very important decisions to be made by every individual – and more [...]
Fri, Oct 09, 2009 11:03:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
by Jennifer Shakeel Each and every new parent’s worst nightmare is not being able to tell when they should call the doctor. You don’t want to be the hypochondriac parent who calls the doctor or rushes to the ER for every sneeze, but you also don’t want to be the parent that should’ve called the doctor when your child wouldn’t stop crying. Unfortunately children do not come with instruction manuals. Raising kids is really a trial and [...]
Sat, Sep 26, 2009 3:06:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
by Jennifer Shakeel The best way to do that is by setting a good example. There is the old adage, “Do as I say, not as I do…” but our children like to emulate us. Whether we want to admit it or not, they are more likely to do what they see us doing then they are to do what we tell them to do. With school starting and the current debate going on about health [...]
Sat, Aug 15, 2009 5:08:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
by Jennifer Shakeel The first thing I want to address here is that no one will test your child when they are a toddler for ADHD. The reasoning… whether I agree with it or not, is that the testing that is done to diagnosis children with ADHD would not be accurate if done on children at that age. This doesn’t mean that you, the parent, can’t figure it out on your own. The first thing I [...]
Tue, Jul 14, 2009 2:26:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
gardasil vaccine - is it right for your daughter?
by Jennifer Shakeel As nurse I my first reaction is yes, this is a vaccine that I believe all young females should get. As a mother, I can understand the hesitation that many mothers have over getting their daughter vaccinated. I will say for the record that my oldest daughter did get the vaccination, and it was a decision that she and I made together. I am going to address this issue as a both a nurse [...]
Sun, May 31, 2009 3:19:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
ants on a log - celery, peanut butter and raisins
How do our kids know that food is good for them? It seems that they can uncannily pick out the most nutritious item on their plates to turn up their noses at. That is especially true at our house! Whatever it is that gives them the inside scoop, as parents we need to find ways to counteract it. While their may be kids who love their veggies, they seem to be few and far between… [...]
Sat, Apr 25, 2009 6:31:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
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