Parents, do you ever wonder if you may be taking the whole over-scheduling taboo too seriously? Personally, I find most parents are intelligent, conscientious and trying to find a healthy middle ground for everyone in the family. Most parents want their kids to have just the right amount of after-school activities. The vast majority seem committed to helping their kids become happier, healthier, well-rounded citizens without pushing them into activity overload.
The average child will have nine well visits in their first two years of life and at least one checkup every year after. For kids who tend to worry and even fear going to the doctor, this can be overwhelming. But there is good news! There are a few things you can do to calm the fears of your child who has an upcoming check-up.
The Red Cross estimates that over 90 per cent of families spend at least some time in the water during the summer months, so it makes sense that summer is the prime season for children’s swim lessons. But don’t be so quick to pull your kids out of the water just because the temperature has fallen outside.
I’m sure we all remember a parent telling us to “sit up straight” when we were kids. Nowadays, I’m not sure if parents are still telling their kids to sit up straight, but I do know that in our current age of technology, good posture is more important than ever.
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