These kinds of conversations are never easy.Likely, neither you nor your child wants to talk about drugs, so it can be hard to know when and how to bring it up. However uncomfortable, it is important you think about the conversation and how you want it to progress before your child is faced with a tough situation. Here are a few tips to help you prepare.
Modern families can’t avoid bad news. Both parents and kids are bombarded with powerful pictures of extreme weather and social violence, and these events can cause overwhelming anxieties. Still, parents need to be ready to talk with kids about scary situations in a sensitive, helpful way. Here’s expert advice on how to do it.
During the winter months, seasonal illnesses such as coughs and colds become more frequent, especially in kids whose immune systems are still developing. Maintaining good health can help fight germs. Understanding what illness your child may have and properly treating the symptoms are key to faster recovery and preventing health complications.
Cold and flu season can hit your family hard. As the season wears on, immunity systems become more compromised and illnesses can sneak their way into your home. But what happens when an illness more serious than a cold or the flu presents itself? According to pediatrician Dr. Adam Aronson, still maturing immune systems cause children to be more susceptible to pneumonia. Additionally, he notes that “their behavior patterns, such as reduced occurrences of hand-washing and lessened ability to efficiently blow their noses, make children more prone to contract bacteria and viruses that can eventually lead to pneumonia.” By learning how to identify the different causes of pneumonia, how to treat it and how to prevent it, your family will breathe more easily this winter.
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