This time of year also should remind you to get a flu shot. It’s the time to protect not only yourself but your family and your community. There seem to be more questions this year. Navigating flu season: what you should know.
Over the years many of us as adults had to deal with aggressive and short-tempered employers. You probably remember how that made you feel, and how you reacted to being treated that way. Even as an adult, it was difficult to handle. Can you imagine how that will affect a child? Let’s consider bullying and its impact on children’s mental health.
If you have a tween or teen in high school suddenly overwhelmed with more homework than they’ve ever had before, maybe it’s time to intervene. You could try to help without seeming bossy by giving them some study tips you used, or you could also let them figure it out themselves. Whichever way you decide, suggest they read this article. Setting up a homework routine: strategies for productive study time.
Many young couples today have made the decision not to have any children. If you ask them their reasons, they will tell you they don’t want to bring children into a world with turmoil, hate, and uncertainty about their future. After years of living through COVID, now there is war and economic stress which certainly filters down to the kids. Unless you cut your children off from all social media and news, it is going to affect them. Now is the right time for promoting pediatric mental health and learning how to identify signs of stress and anxiety.
Children have no idea they have vision problems. They think the way they see is perfectly normal. How would they know the difference? Parents are usually the first to notice their child is having vision issues and understand the relationship between vision issues and learning difficulties.
A parent with a child who has asthma understands how much communication there must be between you, your child, and their school. If your child is old enough, they should know how to use his or her inhaler, when to use it, and when to ask for help. Younger children need a bit more intervention, and your task becomes more complicated. Let’s discuss how your child can handle asthma flare-ups at school.
When you have a child with severe allergies, every new day brings the risk of an allergic reaction. This risk multiplies when a child leaves the comfort of their home for adventures at a sleepaway summer camp.
Do not panic. Your child can certainly make it through the summer without an allergic reaction, but it is always best to be prepared.
Just ask any parent if raising children today is challenging. Most of us know the answer, but that challenge can be exacerbated if you are raising a child with ADHD.
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