As parents we’re always on the lookout for our kids’ health. In many populated areas, it’s not uncommon to have daycares and schools with lots of students huddled together for hours. Some parents think this can be a health problem waiting to happen. But in reality, how easily do children get sick? Younger children get sick more often Kids five years or younger typically get sick the most. That improves with age. Immune systems are fully developed when children hit 12 to 14. The type of … [Read more...]
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As adults, many of us use coffee to give us that extra jolt of energy to get our jobs done. So it’s fair to wonder whether a little java can help make our children more productive in school and at home. Another thing to consider is that coffee is becoming more and more accessible to children. It’s not hard to find kids ordering Iced Caps from Tim Horton’s and Frappucinos from Starbucks. However, many people have raised concerns about whether it is safe for kids to drink coffee. And it’s a valid … [Read more...]
We all know that it is important to stay hydrated, and to drink our 8-10 glasses of water a day. But is this any different for kids? Read on to learn about the importance of kids staying hydrated, and how it affects their academic performance and physical activity. The importance of kids staying hydrated in school Since kids’ bodies are made up of approximately 70% water, it is a given that water affects nearly every part of their bodies. Water enhances circulation and is essential for optimal … [Read more...]
Depression is an epidemic sweeping the nation, and has been on the rise particularly among teens. According to allaboutdepression.com, the average age of onset of depression is constantly dropping, and someone who has a sibling or parent dealing with depression is up to three times as likely to develop it themselves. Keep reading to find out how depression affects teens’ learning, and how to help them deal with it. Realize how depression affects teens’ learning It is important not to overlook … [Read more...]
In this age of technology, kids younger and younger are spending a lot of time on computers, iPads, and phones. They even use technology in school and for studying at home. There are a lot of educational websites and apps that are great tools for enhancing your child’s learning. However, spending a lot of time in front of a screen, especially when it gets dark, can have a harmful effect on your child’s health. Kids staring at a screen won’t lead to glasses A common myth is that if a child spends … [Read more...]
We know that kids need sleep, and that those who go to sleep earlier tend to get better grades. We also know that kids who sleep later have trouble concentrating in early morning classes. But what actually happens in your child’s body when they get enough sleep versus when they don’t? Why kids need sleep The following points come from a SciShow video on sleep, and a TED Talk by Russell Foster: Leftover adenosine, which is produced when your body burns energy, makes you sleepy. When you sleep, … [Read more...]