Posts tagged as: kid

Tips for sun safety – part one

Tips for sun safety – part one

We all need some sun exposure; it’s our primary source of vitamin D, which helps us absorb calcium for stronger, healthier bones. But it doesn’t take much time in the sun for most people to get the vitamin D they need, and unprotected exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays can cause skin damage, eye damage, […]

What would I do if my child were raped?

What would I do if my child were raped?

Rape — forced, unwanted sexual intercourse — can happen to males and females of any age. Rape (also called sexual assault) is about power, not sex. A rapist uses actual or threatened force or violence to exert control over another human being. Some rapists use drugs or alcohol to take away a person’s ability to fight back. Rape […]

DTaP and Tdap Vaccines /Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis/

DTaP and Tdap Vaccines /Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis/

DTaP is a vaccine that lets children younger than 7 develop immunity to three deadly diseases caused by bacteria: diphtheria, tetanus, and whooping cough (pertussis). Tdap is a booster immunization that offers continued protection from those diseases for adolescents and adults. Diphtheria is a respiratory disease that can cause breathing problems, paralysis, heart failure, and […]

What Is the Chickenpox Vaccine? /Varicella/

What Is the Chickenpox Vaccine? /Varicella/

The chickenpox vaccine is a shot that can protect nearly everyone who gets it from catching chickenpox. It’s also called the varicella vaccine because chickenpox is caused by the varicella-zoster virus. The vaccine is made from the live but weakened, or attenuated, virus. Viruses that have been attenuated are less virulent than viruses that are […]

How to learn my child goes to the toilet

How to learn my child goes to the toilet

Many parents are unsure about when to start toilet teaching or “potty training.” Not all kids are ready at the same age, so it’s important to watch your child for signs of readiness, such as stopping an activity for a few seconds or clutching his or her diaper. Most children begin to show these signs […]

Learning and playing – how to combine it

Learning and playing – how to combine it

Encourage Activity It might look like just child’s play, but toddlers are hard at work learning important physical skills as they gain muscle control, balance, and coordination. Each new skill lets them progress to the next one, building on a foundation that leads to more complicated physical tasks, such as jumping rope, kicking a ball […]

Your toddler and music

Your toddler and music

Music is a natural part of life for toddlers. They might sing to their stuffed animals, tap their feet to the rhythm of nursery rhymes, and enjoy the sound of their parents singing to them — even if mom and dad can’t quite carry a tune. But this early introduction to music does more than entertain. […]

What about abuse in teen and child ages

What about abuse in teen and child ages

What Is Abuse? Amy’s finger was so swollen that she couldn’t get her ring off. She didn’t think her finger was broken because she could still bend it. It had been a week since her dad shoved her into the wall, but her finger still hurt a lot. Amy hated the way her dad called […]

Your kid allergy – peanut and nut allergy

Your kid allergy – peanut and nut allergy

What Are Peanut and Tree Nut Allergies? First grade has been a difficult parenting year for Anne. Her 6-year-old son, Justin, began eating lunch in the cafeteria with hundreds of other students armed with their peanut butter sandwiches, peanut butter crackers, and all those hidden peanuts in their processed foods. For Justin, who has an […]

Be a healthy, fit kid

Be a healthy, fit kid

There’s a lot of discussion these days about fit kids. People who care (parents, doctors, teachers, and others) want to know how to help kids be more fit. Being fit is a way of saying a person eats well, gets a lot of physical activity (exercise), and has a healthy weight. If you’re fit, your […]

Advertisement

Facebook

Photo Gallery



© Copyright NewsHealth.Net