Archive for 'Health'

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 [...]

Halloween Candy

Halloween Candy

 What to do with your child’s pounds of Halloween candy. Halloween Candy So, all year long you work hard at serving nutritious food to your kids and limiting junk food, only to have your efforts sabotaged [...]

Dyslexia

Dyslexia

What to do if your child is struggling with learning to read. Dyslexia Dyslexia is a condition that makes reading difficult.  Letters are often misinterpreted and a child can easily fall behind if their dyslexia is [...]

Sore Throats

Sore Throats

When does your child’s sore throat need to be seen by a doctor. Sore Throats Most sore throats are of little concern and they run their course after a day or so. But strep throat can [...]

Cough & Cold Medicine

Cough & Cold Medicine

Why you should never use over-the-counter cough and cold remedies on young kids. Cough & Cold Medicine The latest studies suggest that a little honey can go a long way in alleviating a cough, which is [...]

Ecoholic Home

Ecoholic Home

We all know the earth is in dire straits because of what we do to it and dump on it every day, but we’re often at a loss about how to change things. How can we [...]

Why Active Children Do Better in School

Why Active Children Do Better in School

There’s a lot of concern about how sedentary our children’s lives are becoming. So how much exercise do they need in order to be healthy? According to some studies, one out of three American children are [...]

The Link Between Childcare and Obesity

The Link Between Childcare and Obesity

According to a recent study, childcare settings can have a big impact on a child’s weight and activity level.  The study found that children in certain childcare settings are about one and a half times more [...]

How Physical Education Affects Children’s Grades

How Physical Education Affects Children’s Grades

How physical education and academics can go hand in hand. Phys. Ed. and Academics It’s recommended that school-aged children and teens get sixty minutes of exercise each day. Considering that a good part of their day [...]

Water Safety

Water Safety

Preventing the tragedy of drowning.  Kids and water play. Water Safety From backyard pools to beaches, summer and water go hand in hand. But because drowning is the second leading cause of death in children, we [...]