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 [...]

3 Challenges of Early Onset Puberty

3 Challenges of Early Onset Puberty

Is your preteen an early developer? There may be special challenges early bloomers face when they mature early. During puberty our children’s bodies are going through dramatic changes and growth. Generally these changes begin to take [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Preventing and Treating Children’s Sunburns

Preventing and Treating Children’s Sunburns

The sun may seem like a summertime friend, but without the right protection it can also be our children’s enemy. With our depleted ozone layer, in many ways the sun has become more of a danger [...]

Choosing Healthy Foods For Teenagers

Choosing Healthy Foods For Teenagers

Next time you’re out grocery shopping, you may want to make a point of stocking up with healthy, high calorie foods for your teen on the go. It turns out, teens need a lot of food [...]

Strep/Sore Throats

Strep/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 be [...]

Children’s Fitness Linked to Good Grades

Children’s Fitness Linked to Good Grades

Middle school children who are fit have better grades than unfit children according to research out of Michigan State University. The researchers studied the link between how children  scored on standardized tests and the grades on [...]

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 [...]