Parents guide for kids safety on a vacation

Travel Safety Considerations Before You Leave: Do your research on the destination. Research your family travel destination thoroughly before you book a plane ticket or guided tour. Consider both health risks such as drinking water and infectious diseases, safety concerns from petty theft to terrorism, beach warning systems, local weather, etc. Find out what other…

10 things parents should never say around kids

Things parents say around their children can have a big impact — and not necessarily a positive one. What you consider to be fairly innocent phrases may actually be harmful to your kids’ health, both physical and emotional. Part of parenting and raising healthy kids involves understanding how they take subtle cues from mom and…

Digitisation- how it affect your child’s health

Heard of the term ‘phubbing’? It means ignoring someone in a social setting by looking at your phone instead of paying attention. Sounds familiar? We have all been either phubbed, or have done that to somebody else at some time. But this increasing digital intoxication in children and adolescents can have grave implications on their…

Top 10 tips to beat the board exam monster

It’s that torturous time of year again; when we come to the sad realization that all year long fun will be finally accessed and might actually require some work. No matter how many times you’ve sat in that exam hall staring hopelessly at the clock, exams just don’t get easier. We were always told these…

Parents guide on dealing with exam stress

Tests and exams can be a challenging part of school life for both children and parents. But there are ways to ease the stress. Watch out for exam stress Children who experience stress may be irritable, not sleep well, lose interest in food, worry a lot, and appear depressed or negative. Headaches and stomach pains can…

The Benefits of Breastfeeding for both mother & child

There is no man made replacement for mother’s milk. Breast milk is the best food for every newborn baby. It is perfectly balanced to provide all the nutrition necessary for an infant to survive and prosper. Also there are many medical benefits associated with breastfeeding your baby such as: • protection against gastrointestinal trouble •…

Parents guide for dealing with ADHD in children

ADHD stands for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and it is a chronic condition that can have a great impact on a child if a child does not get help, or if the right ADHD treatment is not prescribed. The symptoms in the adult and the child version are both very different and certain traits that…

Childhood Obesity-What Parents can do

Child Obesity is a medical disorder that is found in young children. Children who suffer from this disorder will typically have a weight that is out of proportion with their age and height. Statistics show that one out of every three are considered to be overweight. There are a number of elements that are responsible for…

3 Steps for Helping Your Asthmatic Child

The first and most important step to take is to decide to take charge of your child’s asthma. Parents of asthmatic children suffer a range of contradictory feelings. Strongest is the natural concern for their child. Are you giving them the best treatment, or is there something you have not thought of or are unaware…