Health

What Are Learning Disabilities?

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How Do I Know My Child Has a Learning Disability? Kids with a learning problem might answer "yes" to many of these questions: Do you struggle in school? Do you think you should be doing better than you are in school? Is reading harder for you than it should be? Does your head think one...

Intimate health – Unwanted pregnancy Puberty Part9

The development during adolescence gives rise to new feelings in teenagers. Problems: Adolescence is the time when teens experience their first kiss, the intimate dance with their ‘boyfriend’ or ‘girlfriend’ and secret make out sessions. Without proper guidance, teenagers may become sexually active before they are ready. This could result in unwanted pregnancies. Unwanted pregnancy...

Eating My Kids To Much Sweets?

Not The Best Eating
Should to much sweets be tightly controlled? Should kids have free reign and eat as much as they want? Here are a few pieces of advice when it comes to handling sweets. For young toddlers, sweets shouldn’t be part of the regular diet at all. In fact, if you can hold off on introducing them until...

How should kids use cellphones?

Cell phones
What age are they emotionally ready to have their own cellphones? Parents have to think twice before handing smartphones to their 10-year-old so that they can fit in with their friends? Ages four to six    Kids in this age group shouldn’t be using smartphones (or other mobile devices), period. When it comes to screen time...

The Corona Virus

I am sitting in New Zealand in Alert Level 2 after coming out of lockdown from the previous level restrictions and life has gone pretty much back to normal. The shops are all open and there are strict measures in place to stop the spread of this flu virus any further. The...

What To Do If Your Child Eats Too Fast Or Too Much

Favorite Foods
Some kids just love food and need more than others.  Here are five things to do if your child tends to eat fast or too much. 1. First and foremost, it’s important that both parents and kids are clear about their mealtime roles. All too often, these roles get reversed, which can cause or exacerbate feeding issues,...

Why is Your Health at Risk? Puberty Part6

Without proper nutrition and healthcare, they are susceptible to illnesses. Problem: Teenagers have a hectic schedule as they hop from one activity to another with little time to eat or rest properly. Unhealthy eating habits prevent them from getting the nutrition they need. Consciousness about their body can lead to eating disorders, especially in girls....

Teenagers Staying Fit And Active For

Fitness
Staying fit and active is something that is important, irrespective of age. Teenagers these days are spending more and more time indoors, which can be quite a cause for concern. Add to that habits like unhealthy eating and sitting for long hours, and you may have some serious issues at hand. 6 Fitness Tips For Teenagers ...

When is my Child Ready for a Cell Phone?

Child With a Tablet
According to the latest cell phone research, on average, a child gets his or her first smartphone at 10.3 years old. That same study shows that by age 12, a full 50 percent of children have social media accounts (primarily Facebook and Instagram).May 10, 2018 Benefits You can't beat the convenience. If your child has a cell...

Mental health disorders Puberty Part7

Is your child overly moody and is not eating or sleeping at all? Problems: Teenagers may have self-esteem or confidence issues. The feelings of inferiority or superiority often arise from their appearance, and acceptance of their body – skin color, beauty, and figure. Poor performance in academics and low IQ can also demotivate them. They...

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