Archive for 'Early School'

The Use and Misuse of Antibiotics in Children

The Use and Misuse of Antibiotics in Children

With the emergence of super bugs, there’s good argument for being judicious in our use of antibiotics. It’s hard to believe that around a half a century ago, before antibiotics became widely used, just the thought [...]

How a Good Night’s Sleep Improves Grades

How a Good Night’s Sleep Improves Grades

How’s your child doing in school? An improvement in his grades may be no further away than a good night’s sleep. Sleep is a complex process with many stages including drowsiness, moderate sleep, deep restorative sleep, [...]

When Should Children Get an Allowance?

When Should Children Get an Allowance?

Are you wishing your children were a little more fiscally responsible? Then consider giving them a few of their own pennies to rub together. At some point children need to learn about money; how to spend [...]

Nursing Bottle Decay

Nursing Bottle Decay

How to keep your baby’s pearly whites strong and healthy. Nursing Bottle Decay Once children start getting their teeth, parents need to think about their baby’s dental health. One thing that can cause damage to a [...]

Making Your Child’s Lunch Food Safe

Making Your Child’s Lunch Food Safe

How to pack a school lunch for your child that’s food safe. Safe Lunches Lunchtime is a crucial meal for kids, carrying them through the rest of their busy day. So it’s important to not only [...]

Sleep & Immune System

Sleep & Immune System

A look at how sleep can keep our children’s immune system strong. Sleep & Immune System More and more research is pointing to the fact that that sleep is a vital component in keeping disease at [...]

Girls and Fitness

Girls and Fitness

Keeping our daughters tuned into keeping fit Girls and Fitness Funny thing happens to girls on their way to becoming young women…they become more sedentary. Stasticis tell us, time and time again, that once girls hit [...]

Need for Extended Family

Need for Extended Family

A look at the changing role of the extended family. Need for Extended Family Who do you turn to for advice or a little help for raising your kids?  If you’re like most of us, it’s [...]

Role of Peers

Role of Peers

Hanging with the crowd.  What our kids gain from their peer group, next on The Parent Report. Role of Peers Often when we think about peer groups , negative things like peer pressure come to mind.  [...]

Pets and Children

Pets and Children

How a family pet can improve your relationship with your child. Pets and Children There’s something about children and pets.  Perhaps it’s that pets give such unconditional love. From gerbils to horses,  pets can teach children [...]