Your kids are hearing about coronavirus (COVID-19). You want to make sure they get reliable information — and you want them to hear it from you. Here’s how to talk about it. Find Out What Your Child Already Knows Ask questions geared to your child’s age level. For older kids, you might ask, “Are people in school […]
The holidays are full of joy and excitement, especially for children. But each year, children may end up in the emergency department (ED) for injuries caused by holiday decorations, toys, or burns from a fire. This winter, follow these tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics to help keep your kids out of the ED. Holiday […]
Heat-Related Illnesses What are heat-related illnesses? Exposure to abnormal or prolonged amounts of heat and humidity without relief or adequate fluid intake can cause various types of heat-related illness. Children and teens adjust more slowly than adults do to changes in environmental heat. They also produce more heat with activity than adults, and sweat less. […]
Few viruses are more dreaded than norovirus—an uber-contagious illness that causes vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, stomach pain, fever, and body aches. Now, imagine that you could stop the spread of the nasty bug with one of life’s simplest tasks: washing your hands. Well, according to new research, that’s exactly what it takes. In the study, published […]
As a child, you may have been scolded for not eating your veggies. As an adult, you may have never truly outgrown that finicky eating. If you’re like most Americans, you don’t eat enough vegetables on a daily basis. Your diet may also be lacking valuable veggie variety. A healthy taste From the bitter bite […]
Don’t feel guilty about the amount of “quality time” you spend with your family. Some experts are beginning to reject the quality time movement for something much more basic. Here are some suggestions: Children want your undivided attention. When they talk, look at them and engage them in more conversation. Show your interest. Listen to […]
Don’t feel guilty about the amount of “quality time” you spend with your family. Some experts are beginning to reject the quality time movement for something much more basic.
Following a healthy diet plan The food guide, called Choose My Plate, offers recommendations to help you eat a healthy diet. My Plate can help you eat a variety of foods while encouraging the right amount of calories and fat. The United States Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services have a […]
These days, dinner and a movie may feel more like a major expense than a cheap evening’s entertainment. And if you have children or older adults living with you, taking everyone out for a good time can be costly. It’s time to start looking for low-cost family fun. Here are ideas on how to have […]
A family’s outlook on eating and exercise can play a significant role in determining a child’s weight and overall health.