Spring is an exciting time of year, full of sweet anticipation. The days are getting longer, brighter and warmer as nature shakes off her winter sleep and comes back to life. For many, it is a time to feel energized and tackle new goals with the family. However, if a long winter has left you drained, you may feel too bogged down by stress and fatigue to enjoy this season. Parenting is demanding work, and we can hit the wall at any time of year.
It’s an exciting time to welcome the beginning of summer and get outside and play! The warmer weather offers even more ways to be active. Outdoor play helps build healthy bodies and minds, and can be enjoyed by everyone. Children are naturally drawn to play outside. It’s a great way to connect with nature, enjoy fresh air, be active and have fun together.
“Wear your hat! Put on sunscreen!” These are regular warnings from parents as their teens head out the door to enjoy the hot, sunny and lazy days of summer. Along with protecting their skin, Alberta optometrists want to make sure teens are also remembering to protect their eyes.
"Your son has pneumonia,” the doctor said. And I heaved a sigh of relief. When my two-year-old was recently ill, it was all arms to battle stations as we fought temperatures peaking 41.5oCelsius, (106.7oF), dehydration and sleeplessness. At the hospital, I was informed it could be either pneumonia or meningitis. So when it was confirmed that we’d escaped the latter, I was so relieved I nearly didn’t register what the doctor said next. “He’ll have to stay in the hospital for the next five nights so we can begin the antibiotics treatment and monitor him closely.” Oh.
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