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Signs of Asthma

Signs of Asthma

The surprising signs that your school aged child may have asthma. Signs of Asthma If your child is complaining of tightness or hurting in the chest, has dark circles under the eyes and feels weak and [...]

The Importance of Recess for Children

The Importance of Recess for Children

Throughout much of North America, there is a growing trend to shorten or even do away with recess entirely, in order to find more time to teach academics. In some classrooms, some teachers use recess as [...]

Exercise Benefits Children Throughout Their Lives

Exercise Benefits Children Throughout Their Lives

Recent studies suggest that by exercising now, children will enjoy  health benefits that last well into their senior years. According to the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s (AOSSM), children who regularly exercise in childhood are [...]

Food Allergies – Signs and Symptoms

Food Allergies – Signs and Symptoms

If your child has trouble breathing or gets hives after eating, then she may have a life threatening food allergy. In children, particularly young ones, intolerance to certain foods is fairly common. But actual food allergies, [...]

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 [...]

Computers & TV in Bedrooms Linked to Children’s Weight and Sleep Problems

Computers & TV in Bedrooms Linked to Children’s Weight and Sleep Problems

A recent study out of the University of Alberta has shown that computers and televisions in children’s bedroom negatively affects their sleep and weight. This research is the first to find a correlation between sleep, diet [...]

Headaches in Children

Headaches in Children

That do when your child complains of headaches and migraines. Headaches in Children Somehow we don’t associate children with headaches. Maybe that’s because we think of headaches as being related to stress, something that we hope [...]

Common Cold

Common Cold

A few ideas on how to prevent the common cold in your child. Common Cold It’s always amazing just how many colds a child comes down with in a year. In fact some winters it may [...]

What To Do If Your Child Has Growing Pains

What To Do If Your Child Has Growing Pains

Those aching legs and sore muscles that our youngsters experience could be growing pains. Are they cause for concern? During the preschool and early school years, many children experience relatively severe pains in their legs, often [...]

Integrating Fitness

Integrating Fitness

Tips on how we can integrate fitness into everyday life.  Integrating Fitness When it comes to fitness in our children’s lives, we often equate it with organized sports and activities. While those have a role to [...]

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