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Kids Health Overview
As a parent, your kids health is chief among your concerns. You want children that are healthy physically, mentally and socially. It can feel like a tight-rope act at times as you attempt to navigate the death-defying, gravity bending, and mind-boggling feats of your children. While there are some health conditions you have little control over as a parent, the ability to raise healthy kids often begins with a few essentials.
Raising Physically Healthy and Fit Kids
The U.S. National Library of Medicine suggests that aside from wellness visits, immunizations, and routine checkups for school-aged children, you contact your physician right away for the symptoms listed below:
Behavioral problems or changes.
Fevers greater than 102.
Recurring sore throats.
Skin infections and/or rashes.
Substantial weight loss or gain.
Unfortunately, parents can’t place children in a bubble to protect them from the dangers of the world. Developing a relationship with your pediatrician can help identify signs of health problems in your child early so you can avoid more serious conditions or complications down the road.
Make sure you strive to focus on your kid’s health by providing nutritious meals and snacks along with plenty of opportunities for activities and exercise each day. This not only helps their bodies grow and function better, but can be instrumental in building better immune systems, improving coordination and providing better social opportunities for your healthy children today and tomorrow.
Raising Emotionally Healthy Kids
The emotional health of your child is equally important to his or her physical health. Psychology Today recommends the following actions for raising children who are emotionally fit:
Avoid reactionary comments and behaviors when dealing with conflicts with your children.
Don’t marginalize or trivialize the way your child feels.
Find someone they can trust to talk to if they aren’t willing to talk to you.
Pay attention to signs your child may be struggling (behavioral changes, shifts in focus, etc.).
Spend time with your children and encourage (or invite) them to spend time with you. It lets them know they are important and that you want to hang out with them.
Resources to Help With Children’s Health
From our “Kids Height Predictor” tool and “Raising Fit Kids” tool to so much more we’ve assembled a collection of healthful resources understand and optimize your child’s health today and as they grow into adults.
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