It is important to maintain good overall health in children so they grow and develop appropriately. My grandfather used to say, “If you have your health you have everything.” If you and your child are healthy, you will have more energy, lower medical costs, improved moods, and live longer. Here are some ways to promote healthy habits within your child:
Sleep-away camp was just what Ally needed in order to gain independence and confidence, marveled her mom, Sharon. “She found a whole new group of girls and had a ball; she’s had a hard time with girls beginning in grade 4,” Sharon says, “so it was great for her to bond with girls in a different setting.”
Step into a middle school and you likely will see plenty of smiles accented by braces. But parents who put off a trip to the orthodontist until their child is on the cusp of the teen years could be waiting too late. Plenty of problems can start developing long before all of a child’s permanent teeth have arrived.
One day, you pull on your favorite maternity clothes, glance lovingly at your baby sleeping next to you, and realize that it’s been a month since your baby was born! Though you’re no longer pregnant, you still might not fit comfortably into your pre-pregnancy clothes just yet.